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  • how does everyone wrap corflute (correx) signs for couriers?

    Posted by Simon Worrall on March 23, 2023 at 9:42 am

    I have a new customer who orders a lot of individual corflute signs for me to courier to different addresses around the country.

    Often, wrapping up the sign takes longer and costs more than making the sign in the first place.
    I try to reuse plastic and bubblewrap, I have now pretty much used up all the packaging material that I had stored for this purpose, I am going to have to fork out for materials.
    I find customers here tend to object to paying the proper price for packaging, it being regarded (here in NZ, anyway,) as a “free” service. The going rate is the price of the courier rounded up to the nearest ten bucks.

    I charge them a premium for individual corflute signs with a very fast turnaround, but I am having trouble bringing myself to charge properly for the packing and shipping part of the job.

    So. Cheapest and quickest way to wrap a corflute sign anybody?

    Robert Lambie replied 1 year ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • David Hammond

    Member
    March 23, 2023 at 11:11 am

    I don’t ship much out, but one of the best examples of packaging I’ve seen was this:

    Rigid Corrugated Cardboard back,
    Another sheet in the middle, but with cut out for the panel(s) to fit into, similar to the boarders you see in photo frames.

    Then another sheet on top to close it.

    I assume they’d cut it on a flatbed, cutter. We’ve done similar with some jobs, but it’s not quick/easy if there’s loads to do.

  • Martyn Heath

    Member
    March 23, 2023 at 5:09 pm

    I use the backing paper from laminate to wrap signs etc. i have 100s of metres and expect you have the same. In this situation that is all i would use. wrap it 3 or 4 times round. If things start to get damaged and they complain then i would offer extra packing at extra cost but i expect its unlikely things would ever get damaged.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    March 26, 2023 at 10:59 pm

    Give them options, and let them choose.

    Packaged using:
    * Bubblewrap, Brown paper & Brown package tape: £15
    * Lamination Paper Wrapped and Brown Tape: £12
    * ZERO Packaging, Sticky label stuck to the rear of the sign: £10 (fee covers shipping)

    Prices are just examples, but you need a premium, intermediate and budget option.
    If they choose a budget and there is a mark on the face, then so be it.

    You MUST make a profit on everything you do. If you don’t, you must be “guaranteed” it in some other way.

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