Bubble wrap is one of the most versatile packing materials around. Aside from cushioning fragile items and protecting them from impact during transport, bubble wrap can also keep products safe from the elements when properly sealed with packaging tape. They can also be used to fill spaces within a package to keep the items in place and prevent them from colliding with each other or banging onto the sides of the box during transit.
While they are more popularly known as sheets of plastic with bubbles on them, bubble wrap also come in bag form and as a built-in liner for envelopes (bubble mailers). A special type, anti-static bubble wrap (usually pink in color), is designed to protect electronic devices from damage caused by electrostatic discharge. Read more →
As an eBay seller, it is your responsibility to ensure that the item you sold arrives in your buyer’s destination in good condition and well within the period of time indicated. At the same time, you also have to keep shipping costs to a minimum to get maximum profit from your items. Here are some shipping tips for eBay sellers to help them send shipments safely at at the lowest cost possible.
Size and weight matter. Bear in mind that the heavier and bulkier the item, the more it will cost to ship. Pack your products with sufficient cushioning and protection but also keep them as light and small as possible. Read more →
Handheld video game consoles like Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita are small enough making them very simple to ship. They can easily fit in envelopes or boxes and are sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of shipping (they are designed with kids in mind hence they are built to survive rough handling). But it is still best to properly pack the item to ensure that it arrives without any damage. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship handheld game consoles.
Brand new ones that are still in their boxes can be double boxed and stuffed with packaging materials such as bubble wrap, crumpled newspaper or packing peanuts on all sides to prevent shifting and movement. Read more →
The success of many eBay sellers have prompted many individuals to venture into an eBay business as well. Online selling has become a cost-effective alternative to having a physical retail business as you don’t have to set up and manage a physical store, deal with all the expenses that comes in maintaining an establishment and endure all the hassles involved with keeping an actual shop. At eBay, you can sell anything and may even make money from used items that you are about to discard anyway!
Once items are listed on your eBay account, all you need to do is wait for bids (in case of auctions) or orders to come in. For auctions, the item goes to the buyer who makes the highest bid and you are left with the task of packing and shipping the item. For new eBay sellers, the packing and shipping process can be quite intimidating. The need to package the item properly to ensure safe arrival and keep shipping costs to a minimum can be daunting. Here are some tips that will help newbie sellers on how to properly pack and ship eBay merchandise. Read more →
Apples, just like any other fruit, can rot and get bruised during transit if they are improperly packed. If you are planning to ship fruits from your backyard apple tree to friends or loved ones elsewhere, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship apples to ensure that they arrive in the best condition possible.
First, make sure that the destination of your package allows the shipping of fruits. There are restrictions and regulations regarding the shipping of some fruits and vegetables from state to state to protect against the spread of pest infestation or plant diseases. You can get information about these regulations online or through your shipping company. Read more →
Shampoos, conditioners and other toiletries such as lotions and moisturizing creams can be safely shipped as long as they are properly packed. A lot of commercially-available personal care products are packaged in plastic containers that are not sturdy enough and can get damaged from impact due to falls and bumps.
A package will surely encounter a lot of rough handling during the entire shipping process and the only way to ensure that the items inside will survive is by providing sufficient cushioning and using a sturdy cardboard box. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship shampoo, conditioner and other toiletries to ensure that they don’t arrive in a heap of broken plastic bottles and sticky mess. Read more →
Good boots are not cheap, especially the leather ones. They must be packaged properly to prevent damaging the material or deforming the shoes. Whether sending work boots or fashionably high-heeled ones, here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship boots to ensure that they arrive in good condition.
When shipping previously used boots, make sure that the pair is clean and free from any dirt or dust before packing. You can also insert clean tube socks with baking soda inside each shoe to absorb any moisture and eliminate any odor. Fill the boots with crumpled newspaper to hold its shape and prevent creases. Alternatively, a wooden or plastic boot tree can be use to keep the footwear‘s shape. Read more →
Car bumpers are some of the most intimidating items to ship because of their sizes and shapes. They are so bulky and irregularly-shaped that its impossible to find a box which can accommodate such items and protect them against any damage such as scratches and dents during transit.
However, it is not impossible to ship bumpers. Armed with the right information about proper packaging, shipping this kind of items is not that troublesome at all. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship bumpers to ensure that they arrive free from damage and in great condition. Read more →