Need to send a package (advice needed)

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Found 21st Sep 2007
Hi all,

I am new to this so please bare with me.

I have just made my first sale online and now need to package and send the item to the buyer.

It is quite a large item and am I really looking for advice on the following:

- Where can I aquire a large box to put the item in?
- What should I use to cushion the item so that it doens't get damaged?
- Where can I go (stores) to get the required items?

Any helps is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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Try asking down your local supermarket, most of them are desperate to get rid of boxes and packaging material. And its usually free, however if you are sending many items to many destinations check out this previous thread.

hotukdeals.com/for…ing

having worked for p o counters this is what we would have suggested.
for the box try your local shops they are usually glad to let you have them. for packing try to keep it as light as possible, local post offices or stationary suppliers sell rolls of bubble wrap or sometimes polystyrene chips, for the less expensive solution plastic carrier bags make excellent packing for larger items. you'll get these from a recycling unit.

I buy most of my packaging supplies off eBay,sometimes I got to the £ shops depending if I have run out.
If you need a box,go to the supermarkets and ask if they got any spare boxes,its usually best to go down the cereal aisle if you wanting a rather large box and ask there and then.Cos I was in Netto getting a car seat from my friend in Scotland,the car seats were packed 2 in a box,and I asked if they had any smaller box for it,and they said no cos they get flattened ready for recycling once they emptied.
Depending what the item is,be careful how you send it,if its worth a lot make sure you insure it for right amount,also depending what courier your using,if its a tv for example they might not insure it,I've see that on a few T&C as I have used various courier bookings on eBay.
I also wouldn't recommend sending an item by Standard Parcels at post office as its not any type of signed for service and if you taken the Paypal,its so easy for the buyer to say not arrived and claim their payment bk with Paypal.Royal Mail will do claims for lost parcels but the reciptnet of the item is also meant to help and respond to their letters,if they known for helping themselves to freebies they may not want to respond.
Packing up items best to use lots of bubble wrap,its all best that the item is neat in the box and you pad it out with newspaper aswell so the item can't move about in the box.It all depends what your sending,I don't really send anything that can get easily broken/dented etc.

UltimoScorpion

Try asking down your local supermarket, most of them are desperate to get … Try asking down your local supermarket, most of them are desperate to get rid of boxes and packaging material. And its usually free, however if you are sending many items to many destinations check out this previous thread.http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/sho...ight=packaging



Aye, man. I used to work in a Co-Op, and I'd get people every few days pestering me for spare boxes, so I used to keep a supply of the sturdier boxes downstairs just for them. It's great - people don't appreciate how much trouble it can be to get rid of all the boxes and **** supermarkets have to deal with with all the space limits we've got to put up with, so when people can turn up and take them off us (while also allowing us to skive off from doing proper work), it's much appreciated.

Original Poster

I am sending a Wind Deflector for a Mercedes CLK - They have paid £150 for this if it helps. Not too sur eon dimensions.

Most of the courier bookings on eBay don't exceed £100,so you need to ask for additional cover,also if the item is over 120cm length you need find a courier option for past that size.You def can't send £150 item by Standard Parcel well no way I would.I don't know anything about car parts if your item past 120cm btw.

I used to work at partners and they do boxes and bubble wrap
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