How to Package Clothing for Shipping 

Shipping clothing has become more common, and even with many people going out, the realm of online shopping doesn’t seem to be stopping. 

When shipping clothing though, there are different considerations, and here, we’ll give you some tips to properly package clothing so that it ships well. 

Use Poly Mailers

Poly mailers are definitely much better than boxes

That’s because it’s for one, a lot less wasteful.  Most boxes don’t’ get filled completely, so unless if you are filling them up fully, you’re going to end up spending a lot more money. 

Poly mailers are smaller, better when it comes to being green, and a lot less wasteful.  You can get them in bulk too, so you don’t have to worry about stuff not fitting. They also are a lot cheaper for shipping too, since of course the dimensions are smaller, and if the box isn’t filled, it’s just a waste of time and money. 

The Layout 

The best thing when it comes to mailing clothes is that you can put a lot in there. 

But not every layout is equal, since you don’t’ want to just toss the clothes in there, since that wrinkles them and makes them look bad. 

The best thing to do with first is put the heavier items near the bottom, and then put the lighter items on top.  You should also make sure that not everything just falls out when the person opens it, since then it’ll get wrinkled. Save yourself the time and effort by ensuring that you have the best layout possible for all of your clothes and items. 

The Security 

Poly mailers do have that seal on there, but it doesn’t hurt to put a bit of tape on there. 

If the package gets damaged or opened, it’ll affect how the customer sees what you have for them, so make sure to protect all of the clothing, and try to prevent it from falling out as much as you can. 

Packaging tape, along with poly mailers, will offer the highest protection, so you can be assured that the items will be left not damaged, and the customers are nice and happy. 

Should you use boxes? Well, if you have to ship either shoes or big winter coats, you definitely should consider using them. 

But make sure you also consider the following when you do ship out these in boxes”: 

  • Use bubble wrap inside to protect everything from damage internally 
  • Use durable tape outside so that there aren’t any holes or rips 
  • Make sure that there is bubble wrap around all of the items 
  • Expect to pay a lot more for shipping when you do use a box 

And with that, that’s really the best thing for you to do when you’re shipping out clothes. 

Keep the Looks Good 

Finally, you should make sure that the packaging looks nice, and it isn’t just thrown together in a slipshod manner. 

If you’re a retailer sending out homemade items to customers that they bought, you owe it to yourself to ensure that everything looks good. Make sure that you do focus a little bit on looks, especially if you’re struggling to properly put together all of the items that are there, and make sure that, no matter what, you do take the time necessary to ensure that there is a lot of attention put into looks and the like too. 

When it comes to shipping boxes, there’s a lot that goes into it, and you should always take your time and efforts needed too.