Looking to help your business reduce its carbon footprint? We've laid out some tips to consider below.

Decrease packaging material waste

Using the right-sized box is a quick way to become more eco-friendly! The smaller you can make your box, the less cardboard you will use... and the cheaper it will be to ship it 😉

Besides using a smaller box, you can also cut back on packaging material by slicing and dicing a box you already have ✂️ Check out this hooky-dandy video for more info on how to cut boxes down to size.

Use sustainable packing alternatives

Eco-friendly packing products are easy to come by 👍 If you have room in your budget, consider some of these eco-friendly brands next time you ship:

Recycle packing supplies

If you've got any old packaging lying around the house, feel free to use it for a new shipment! Even an old Amazon box will do.

For cushioning, consider reaching out to your local newspaper, publishing, or recycling centers for unwanted paper products. Shipping your goods wrapped in locally-sourced packaging can also add a nice touch of personality 🤠

You can also save material that you receive in your own eCommerce deliveries, like bubble wrap, tissue, kraft paper, and more!

Offer free returns for your empty product containers

Offering free returns on empty product containers will help you save on additional packaging costs, and is also a great way to keeps your customers engaged!

We’ve made returns a breeze at Pirate Ship 💪 If you'd like more info, chat in with our Support Crew and ask about how you can start sending pay-on-use return labels today!

Take advantage of free pickups

When USPS picks up your packages, you won't have to waste any gas driving to the Post Office 🚗 Since your local letter carriers is already out and about, you might as well have them swing by and grab your packages for you!

Check out this guide for more info on how you to schedule a pickup on Pirate Ship: How do I schedule a pickup?

You're already on your way!

Did you know that by shipping with USPS, your business is already taking steps to achieve more eco-friendly shipping? Clap your hooks and give yourself a round of applause!

You can read more about the USPS sustainability initiatives here 🌎

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