Starting your own business can take a great deal of risk. Entrepreneurs must invest their time, money, and energy into their businesses, with no guarantee that their efforts will succeed. One great way businesses can start stretching their budgets is by utilizing kitting services.
Kitting involves the assembly of individual products into a single, ready-to-ship set. For some products, this means that instead of shipping a fully completed product, the assembly work is left to the customer to finish. Big name brands like IKEA implement this strategy to save warehouse space and shipping costs.
Kitting can be used for a variety of items. Any items that are frequently bought together as a set can be kitted together to save your customers time and money. Other products, like furniture, can include easy-to-follow instructions so customers can finish the assembly work themselves. Think about the products your company sells, and which products are commonly purchased together. Bundling such products together in advance can increase your sales and result in a more streamlined purchasing experience for your customers.
First, by bundling like products together in a kit, your business can reduce pricey shipping costs. Instead of sending two boxes for one order or a large bulky box of a pre-assembled product, you can bundle similar products together in kits or leave the assembly work to your customer. The savings for packaging and shipping will benefit both your business and your customers. Likewise, instead of paying for assembly of your products, simply organize components of your product into a ready-to-ship kit that can be easily assembled by your customer.
If you’re ready to start saving time and money by implementing kitting, contact the Cincinnati kitting service experts at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. For over 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill has provided quality kitting, assembly, packaging, and fulfillment services to businesses just like yours in the Greater Cincinnati area. Best of all, your partnership supports Ohio Valley Goodwill’s greater mission to provide meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities in the local community.