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Thread: Packaging Tips

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      Packaging Tips

      Just wondering how most of you usually package single unit orders of small items for shipping? I want to trim a bit off my S&H costs. I mostly ship the unitís package inside another larger package and fill it with some sort of paper filler. Are you shipping self-seal envelopes or rigid mailers?
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      When I ship small electronics, I always use a self-sealing wrap mailers (8.5 x 11in). They cost like $0.30 a piece when you buy them in bulk, theyíre also easy to work with, and they will save you time. I have no complaints so far.
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      When I ship small electronics, I always use a self-sealing wrap mailers (8.5 x 11in). They cost like $0.30 a piece when you buy them in bulk, theyíre also easy to work with, and they will save you time. I have no complaints so far.
      Thatís the best way to do it, quick and easy.

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      I just wrap my orders in bubble wrap and put it in a self-seal bag...

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      - Buy bubble wrap off of eBay
      - Buy postal bags
      - Wrap product in bubble wrap
      - Place it in postal bag
      - Seal
      - I am being sarcastic XD

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      One thing I try to avoid is using any larger packaging that I have to. Partly this is based on economy but also because customer feedback tells me each country has different rules about dleivery based on size. Some places will filter anything much above standard size into a small parcel lane, resulting in the customer having to go collect it if they are not home.

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      My own experiences as a consumer have left me frustrated at the way things are packaged. There is nothing worse than excess packaging, and worse-those plastic bubble cases that are impossible to get into. So, seeing bubble wrap, or the frustration free packaging Amazon uses is a big relief. Keep it simple.

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      My own experiences as a consumer have left me frustrated at the way things are packaged. There is nothing worse than excess packaging, and worse-those plastic bubble cases that are impossible to get into. So, seeing bubble wrap, or the frustration free packaging Amazon uses is a big relief. Keep it simple.
      I do understand and I try to keep my packaging as straightforward as possible. It isn't always easy though when you sell things which are a little fragile or awkwardly shaped. (I like that this forum indirectly gives me feedback and ideas for my business).

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