If you have never heard of self-pack shipping before, then perhaps you will once you have considered moving someplace abroad.
Self-pack shipping is a relatively new way that consumers will be able to move all their stuff for a long journey overseas. It involves dedicating an entire shipping container for furniture, personal belongings and other household items.
As for the size of the container, some of the best removalists in Australia offer the equivalent of a two-storey house (with larger packages even offering room for the family car). Everything else (such as documentation and loading) is done by the removal company.
However, what can a consumer-targeted service like this have to do with business? Here are some very simple ideas to consider:
- They allow a big move with big savings.
A basic way to describe the self-packing process is that the service will bring the container to your premises and let you move the stuff in. Alternatively, others will have a designated spot for you at a select port.
The idea of having a single shipping container for yourself can mean loads of savings. You don’t have to invest in additional manpower and tools. The innovative self-packing freight offers you all the resources you need to get your stuff in and ready for the next boat out.
The cost savings alone can open a lot of business opportunities (especially if you are also operating a small business out of your house). Being allowed to just secure your own container and have your own people do the moving saves up a lot of hassle.
- Less red tape and less maintenance costs for the container.
You also don’t have to fret too much about maintaining the container outside of keeping it secure. Compared to actual ownership, there are times when it is more cost effective to simply call in a self-pack container for a move.
This applies even when you are moving or shipping on a more regular basis. Container ownership also carries with it (including the Bill of Landing, Packing Lists and all sorts of red tape). With the help of a self-packing service, you can leave the provider to take care of that for you while concentrate on loading.
- Self-pack can be just the right size for your shipping needs.
For some businesses at least, self-packing offers a better value for size compared to out-and-out ownership of a container. It strikes the right balance between spending less on maintenance cost while still keeping cargo secure.
In addition to that, the available space leaves lots of room for companies who want to deliver products globally but currently lack the capacity to make the most of larger shipments. Thanks to self-packing, you now have a more cost effective option without forcing yourself to go big.
There is also one last thing to consider: Moving isn’t exclusively to families in suburban, two-storey homes. If you are a business with a similar-sized office, you can also enjoy the same service if there comes a time when you need to relocate (whether it is to a different state or even a different country). It can certainly be an interesting option when you are in the midsts of growth and you somehow find yourself wanting to transfer to a better, bigger place across the sea.
All in all though, the rise of self-pack shipping is just one of many promising innovations in modern cargo transportation. Always make a note to keep an eye on them because they can have surprising applications for business.