|Mon Jan 7 2013 15:27:26|
Don't Steal Your Daughter's Stapler to Save Money
By: Ina Steiner
FedEx is running a funny ad to remind businesses they can save money using its shipping services. The ad is a twist on Dilbert-style "stealing office supplies" - Mom catches Dad as he's running out to work with their daughter's pink stapler and other supplies in his pocket so he can save his business money.
FedEx tweeted a link to the ad, called "Caught," and asked followers, "tell us your craziest ways to save."
For online sellers in particular, saving even a small amount on postage for each package sent can add up to big savings, whether it's FedEx or another carrier. And there are other ways to save money.
Sometimes it's even worth thinking of ways to spend money to save money. If you can make more money on product-sourcing, listing or marketing activities than on other more mundane tasks, it may make sense to hire an assistant or outsource some of your tasks.
Small business owners are pulling together 2012 numbers now to send to accountants for tax time - do you spend some time reviewing your expenses looking for ways to save money?
Share with us the ways you save money, including your "craziest ways to save," and any favorite videos you've seen targeting online sellers and small businesses.