Setting up your business and selling your product is the easy part, but shipping perfumes can prove to be a little more challenging.
You wouldn’t be crazy to consider entering the fragrance business. In fact, we’d say you’re incredibly smart, seeing as the perfume and cologne industry is predicted to be worth $72.3 billion by 2024.
The perfume and cologne industry is predicted to be worth over $72B by 2024.
Want to know more? We’ve put together 5 of the best tips on shipping perfumes for small businesses.
1 | Packing your perfume properly
Perfumes are considered dangerous goods in the logistics world, so your packaging is a key factor when shipping your products. By using a reliable and experienced courier company, you can rest assured that your products will be handled with the utmost care and packaged with all of the current shipping laws in mind. Aramex has over 40 years of experience and has worked with a range of world-renowned companies that sell perfumes. This means that you can sit back, relax, and know that your products are being safely delivered.
Perfumes are considered dangerous goods in the logistics world, so your packaging is a key factor when shipping your products.
2 | Getting dangerous goods documents in order
Next up, documentation. Shipping perfumes can be a logistical nightmare without the right kind of assistance. With Aramex, you’re guaranteed service unlike any other: we help each of our clients navigate documentation challenges within the fragrance industry, from packaging and labelling to finding the correct documents and forms. For more information regarding these documents, or to get in touch with one of our professionals, visit this page.
3 | Customs clearance, insurance and transport
When you choose a logistics company that uses the latest technology, you can manage your deliveries right from the comfort of your chair. Shipping software has changed the game when it comes to delivering goods around the world. You and your customers can easily track and manage deliveries through an online dashboard, a WhatsApp chatbot or an app.
At Aramex, we notify buyers and sellers on the customs status and assist with clearance, and have dedicated global brokers for quick customs clearance, duty and tax calculations and HS Code classifications. We also offer personalised insurance for your products for extra peace of mind. You can also use our real-time dashboards to view the number of shipments moved, original locations and destinations and survey dispatch dates and progress.
4 | Supply chain solutions for your inventory management
It’s important to partner up with a logistic provider that can make your inventory management a breeze, or even take care of all your stock. A logistics company’s distribution centre should have advanced inventory management systems you can have real-time access to. At Aramex, we also offer full order fulfilment for stock and cycle count, picking, packing, branding and order preparation for your inventory. If you have special requests then we can customise to your needs too.
Get full order fulfilment for stock and cycle count, picking, packing, branding and order preparation for your inventory.
5 | Smart warehouses with 24/7 visibility
It’s no secret that fragrances are an expensive product to store. With Aramex, you can relax knowing that you have the ability to monitor your product in the warehouse with 24/7 visibility. Furthermore, we use cold chain and temperature control to protect your products. Our storage solutions are global, and we offer short or long-term use (with customised options to suit your needs). We also set up a full integration within the entire supply chain to simplify operations, improve coordination and reduce transit times.
6 | Flexible deliveries
It’s not enough to just have door-to-door deliveries when your customers aren’t always home. Give them the choice of also picking up their packages at a service center or even at lockers (we give your customers a 7-day window for pickups for extra ease). Aramex added pickup points at commercial places close to your customers too, so they can pick up their packages at stores, pharmacies and cafes near them. Not only is our delivery service fast and efficient, but we’re also working on adding drone and robot deliveries to ensure that our business is always one step ahead of the rest.
We’re working on adding drone and robot deliveries to ensure that our business is always one step ahead of the rest.
For entrepreneurs wanting to start a successful business, the fragrance industry is a great option. Not only is it predicted to become an even more profitable market in the near future, but perfumes and colognes are also easy to deliver affordably with the right logistics partner.
For the most effective and affordable shipping options, consider using a logistics partner like Aramex, which offers perfume shipping assistance, as well as benefits like brilliant storage solutions, shipping software to monitor your products, and easy storage and supply chain services. With the future of delivery in the midst of a revolution, aim to use a logistics service that is up to date and onboard with new forms of delivery. (Hint: that’s us!).