More Tips to Keep Shipment Costs Down Aug 14, 2014 Nadine Hogan Last week’s blog post was so popular we thought we’d do more digging here at Secureship to further investigate ways to save your hard-earned dollar. If last week got you motivated to save, this week will propel you ever further ahead to SavingsVille (yes, yes we just used that word). Here are more tips to keep you saving even before you're ready to find shipping rates:Insurance Re-Visited: Perhaps you ship high cost items and it doesn’t make financial sense to forgo insurance – you just cannot take the risk. If so, what about using third party insurance? They are out there, and they can save you a lot of money.Packaging Materials: What are you using and where are you getting it? Are you using lightweight material and did you buy it in bulk? Maybe reach out to a local newspaper printing business to ask for their unused paper to use as packing material? Think outside the box – pun intended.Mix-it-up: Do you always ship through the same company? Have you tried another carrier? Did you know that it's cheaper to ship light weight packages through Canada Post yet cheaper to ship heavier packages through the other carriers? It saves money to calculate shipping costs every time you ship because the cheapest rate changes depending on many factors. Although it’s great to build business with one company, if in doing so you continually pay more when your package is a certain size is it really beneficial to your bottom line?Secureship.ca: We just had to remind you! At Secureship.ca we can help you save by showing estimates from all major shipping companies and then you can decide the best route to go based on cost and time of delivery. Furthermore, we discount their rates once again – saving you anywhere from 30% to 70%! What are you waiting for? The best shipping rates are just a click away! About the author Nadine Hogan is a writer, blogger, yoga teacher and dessert lover living in Ottawa, Ontario. While she loves to send her nephews their Christmas and birthday presents from Ottawa to Calgary, she also loves to save money doing so. This shipping-made-easier information is what she shares, and as she continues to learn more she'll spread the word! About Secureship Secureship® offers an online service that helps businesses and organizations ship more efficiently and affordably. Providing instant price shopping across multiple carriers, Secureship is the best choice for reduced rate shipping. In addition, Secureship offers benefits such as a consolidated shipping system regardless of the carrier you choose, built-in address book, convenient invoicing and shipment management. Visit our shipping estimate tool to see how much you can reduce your shipping expenses.