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stajdaml
« on: July 29, 2004 02:27:18 PM »

i'm starting an online company selling my handmade bags.
one thing i'd love your opinions on is:

if you paid around $30-50 for a handbag, how would you expect it to be packaged?

i've considered using brown paper, or tissue paper as wrapping/padding?
i'm just not sure what is expected.
your opinions would be greatly appreciated!

thanks, melissa
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april_cocaine
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004 03:07:47 PM »

when i send handbags (ones made from fabric, not wicker or anything), i wrap them in tissue paper, put the inside a plastic bag and then wrap with brown paper.
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plainmabel
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004 07:04:38 PM »

I prefer to wrap in tissue paper (usually with a poly bag as well), and then either use a large padded mailing envelope (if bag is flat) or cardboard box (if not flat).  Or if I'm sending Priority I'll use the free Tyvek bags or cardboard boxes from the post office.  If you're buying lots of padded envelopes or boxes that are the same size, check out veripack.com -- way cheaper than office supply store to buy a lot. You can also get big poly bags and tissue there in mega-bulk.
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stajdaml
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2004 12:37:15 PM »

you can get shipping boxes and envelopes free at the USPS? i had no idea!
do you have to ask, or are they in a display?
that website you linked me too is great too, very affordable.
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dimhalo
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2004 01:15:01 PM »

If you send an item via Priority Mail, you get a free box or envelope and address label (I think you can also get bubble wrap and a tissue paper sort of thing too, but I'm not sure). Priority mail is a little more costly than 1st class, but after you figure in the cost of boxes, it is usually about the same.
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