I want to give a few tips when packing items to your customers. It may seem easy to just through an item into a poly mailer and seal it with an address label attached. But packing items to your customers is so much more. It shows your level of professionalism and knowledge as a re-seller. It doesn’t matter if you sell on Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, Bonanza or etc. Your online business is a reflection on you. For fragile items like mugs and tea cups I like to use a small 8″x 8″brown box that I get from Staples. If you can get recycled materials from local stores or family members please do so. It will lower your out of pocket expenses. I also like to use the Duck Brand HD packing tape, it’s durable without being sticky. And the bubble wrap I get when my son’s school tosses it from when they order items. I take the mug and wrap it in the bubble wrap at least 3 times. Paying extra attention to the handle of the mug. Then I place it in the box handle side up. And fill with packing peanuts, brown craft paper , or air fill. Once the box is taped I place on the label and mark the package “Fragile”.
When I ship clothing I like to use tissue paper to wrap the item in. Colorful paper is my fav, but you can use plain white. I do not do this for bulky items such as jeans or outwear. Try to make your standards stand out from other sellers to gain repeat customers and loyalty. For Lego’s and small jewelry items I use clear baggies. The baggies are also recycled from my son’s school or family members. For my shipping provider I mainly go with USPS (Unites States Postal Service). They seem to have the best rates for the items that I ship. It is so much fun selling items online and you want the customers to feel that same experience also. If you need more tips or have your own please comment below and share your tactics.
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