when selling clothes on ebay or here, how do you normally package them

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Found 2nd Apr 2009
You think it strange me asking, but what is the correct way of doing it especially small items like baby clothes. Im asking cos iv got some to try & sell.

Do you buy the expensive package bags like iv seen the postal office sell or do you wrap it in a carry bag & then wrap it tidy in black bag & put lots of tape around it so it dont come apart. Would this be ok if the item got from a to b with out becoming open. I have had it done to me thats why i want to know if it would be ok this way

If people normally buy extra package bags to send stuff thats what il do but i want to be selling things to make money & not losing money like i have when iv sold more bigger items

Cheers

11 Comments

you can go for the carry bag method, i've bought stuff that way.
but the best thing to do is buy padded envelopes.... they sell several of them in the 99p store for 99p so thats another option?
it's just down to preference really and how much you want to charge for P+P.
obviously don't charge extortionate postage and then wrap it in a carrier bag! that'll likely peeve some of your customers....

i have never sold but have received items and yes they were wrapped in carrier bags then wrapped in black bag i have never seen a problem with this

Things Ive bought seem to come in anything from plastic bags to brown paper. I dont think anyone ive bought from has ever paid anything for packaging. I think as long as its wrapped well I dont think it matters too much

Original Poster

Thanks for replying guys,

I just wanted to make sure what the best way was. I think il just stick to the black bag option as its cheaper that way

it may be cheaper to send in a carrier/black bag, but if you do, make sure you don't charge for packing or you can expect negatives, even more so now a seller can't neg a buyer.

If I paid £3 P&P and it cost the seller £1.50 to send it, and it was in a carrier bag, sorry but I would be massively peeved.

You can get those blue postal bags quite cheaply, around £3 for 20 - 30 depending on size. personally I think those are much better, they will add a little bit to the cost of P&P for each item, but you won't get any problems from buyers.

Oh, and they also really quick and easy, better than flaffing about with carrier bags.

A way of packaging ive started using is rubble sacks- yes rubble sacks you get ten for a quid in poundshops and they are a really thick smooth and strong plastic, easily cut down and they look to all intents like the more expensive plastic envelopes you can buy!

Mailing bags,light weight,and waterproof.

Mum2Connor&Cerys;4811310

Mailing bags,light weight,and waterproof.



Yeah, that's the ones I mean, they really good, quite strong and easy to use.

http://www.polythene-envelopes.com/acatalog/metallic.jpg

For UK items I wrap first in a store bag, seal with sellotape then wrap in brown paper (you can get a roll for just over £1 in places), sealing all the folds and edges with sellotape, for overseas I find a padded envelope or box is more suitable. I have over 500 x 100% feedback as a private seller of my own items and buyers find the brown paper more than suitable :o)

Mailing bags; far quicker than faffing about with carrier bags and tape. Fairly cheap from E-bay and parcels look good too

harlzter;4811293

A way of packaging ive started using is rubble sacks- yes rubble sacks … A way of packaging ive started using is rubble sacks- yes rubble sacks you get ten for a quid in poundshops and they are a really thick smooth and strong plastic, easily cut down and they look to all intents like the more expensive plastic envelopes you can buy!



excellent idea have some rep
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