June 29, 2009 11:13 AM EDT
I have a small online business and ship every day. Its craft supplies, sculpting supplies and such but since I am going to the post office every day, I have been thinking about adding fulfillment services so that other small businesses, especially those just starting, don`t have to jump in their car every day to get to the post office too. I am thinking small items, to be truthful, something like cds, dvds, books, vitamin supplements, things like that - even pet supplies.
Unlike many fulfillment companies, who just toss your items into a huge box with 4 air bags, I inspect each item to see what is the best packaging method. Even the post office has suggested that I give shipping/packing instructions!
So I guess, I am wondering if you all think the idea is possible? Again, it would be located in my house till it grew to needing a warehouse. so only small items would be handled at first. It would suppliment my business and give others the chance to have their items packaged and shipped every day. Any and all advice, opinions are appreciated.
The Clay Alley