Go Back   Small business forum Australia > Today's hot topics > Need a resource? Got a good referral?


Packaging boxes, shipping company & freight forwarder

Reply
 
Link to this thread Thread tools Search this thread
  #1 (Link to this post)  
Old 20-07-11
Forum newcomer
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Packaging boxes, shipping company & freight forwarder

Hello everyone! exciting to be here, I'm a newbie =)

I've been searching around the forums for companies that provide boxes, but mostly found suppliers from NSW or Brisbane. Could anyone recommend any shop from Melbourne? My business sells wedding favors (small items: shakers, bottle openers, soaps, candles and the sort), so the size of the boxes depends on how many customers order. Probably ranging from shoe box sizes to boxes measuring 40cmx40cmx40cm to 50cmx50cmx50cm.

Also, any thoughts Fastway? It seems pretty popular here in the forums. Do they charge separately for insurance?

Any recommendations on a freight forwarder that can arrange imports and customs brokerage, who doesn't mind infrequent imports (probably once or twice a month) and on a smaller scale?

Reply With Quote
  #2 (Link to this post)  
Old 20-07-11
FS Concierge's Avatar
Forum fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Jayne is based in Sydney's northern beaches.
Posts: 7,585
Thanks: 584
Thanked 535 Times in 487 Posts
View Member's Facebook Profile View Member's Linkedin Profile View Member's Twitter Profile View Member's Google+ Profile
Default Re: Packaging boxes, shipping company & freight forwarder

Hi sheenalim,

Welcome to Flying Solo

I've moved your post over here to the Referrals section, where it's more likely that people who can help will see it. We'll also put a shout out on Twitter and Facebook for you.

Hope you find the answers you're looking for soon,
Jayne

__________________
Jayne Tancred
Flying Solo Concierge
Got a burning question about this forum? Get in touch!
I'm also a small business marketing consultant and copywriter, and Chief Tree Hugger at Tribe of the Tree flower essences.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (Link to this post)  
Old 16-08-11
Forum newcomer
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 17
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Packaging boxes, shipping company & freight forwarder

Hi,

My experience with small parcels is that Aust post offers the best deals up to a particular weight and size. Also when I buy padded bags with Aust post i buy them by the box and get 50% off you should check if they do it for their boxes?

Fastway is good if you are sending to popular places but I found it gets pretty expensive when sending to remote areas.

TNT have reasonable prices if you have an account set up. The most frustrating thing I found when looking for a reliable courier was that they all wanted you to have an account and unless you did a particular amount of freight they weren't interested. That is why we chose Fastway and TNT.

I product source and import from China and have a customs broker so if you need more info on that part feel free to get in touch.

Cheers

Megan

Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Small business forum Australia > Today's hot topics > Need a resource? Got a good referral?

Thread tools Search this thread
Search this thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread starter Forum Replies Last post
Import customs broker / Freight forwarder Melbourne Jason58 Starting a business 16 03-11-13 07:27 PM
Customs broker/freight forwarder in Melbourne? Poppy767 Need a resource? Got a good referral? 4 06-04-11 08:43 PM
Need a cheap and reliable international shipping company 19671#deleted Starting a business 2 14-01-11 06:31 AM
Shipping Methods?? Cheap Boxes?? kak Working smarter 10 10-06-10 06:54 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2