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Advice for startups that ship large quantities of products

If you are starting a new business that will be shipping lots of products either domestically or internationally then you need to make sure you have the capabilities and resources to be able to send your products to your customers.

 Know the risks

Over 50% of startups fail within the first year so you need to make sure you know the market you are going into, and that there is a demand for another competitor in this market.

There are big risks when going it alone and starting a new business, but with that comes great reward if you can get it right. You need to be starting something up that currently doesn’t exist, hence the risk.

But if you can create some momentum, develop a brand and prove the product or service works, this could give you a much greater financial reward than a standard employee’s salary would.

Create a lean business model

UK entrepreneurs and small businesses don’t necessarily need to accept failure as an option. The lean start up approach is to date the most successful approach to creating a successful new business.

The idea is to create an MVP (minimum viable product) where you create the cheapest version of your business possible to see how the consumer responds.

If it works then you can scale up, but if you feel something is not quite right, you can make changes to your business proposition or model to get it just right, but you wouldn’t have spent all your capital and failed.

Find reliable shipping for your products

The most important thins to consider if your business’s main outlet is sending your products for and wide is that you find a reliable service that can ship your products no matter how big or awkward they are.

National Pallets has the perfect balance of speed and price, with their easy booking process you can have your goods collected or delivered throughout the UK and seventeen different European destinations quicker than ever.

They have the best team in place to manage your goods from their point of origin to their destination point whilst arriving in perfect condition.

National Pallets organise and deliver your pallets to Amazon fulfillment centers throughout Europe. They will then store your inventory, pick and pack and ship it EU-wide when customers place orders.

So make sure you have all of these checkpoints in place before you start your new business and your are putting the best foot forward to be a success.

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