How to pack up your items safely

Nice! You made a sale. Now what?

We’re here to help you with how to package your items so you can ship it off safely. Each shipping carrier has its own guidelines, and we want to make sure your item arrives to the buyer as promised.

1. Pick the right package

If Orderchamp prepaid labels don’t meet the packing guidelines set by your carrier, please select the “Ship on your own” option.

If your item isn’t fragile or bendable, use an envelope, poly mailer, or softpak (this is perfect for smaller items). For all other items, use the smallest box you can.

Use a sturdy box or container that can withstand the weight and pressure of other packages during transit and that is appropriately sized for your items.

Orderchamp does not allow hazardous materials to be sold on our platform. Materials that contain liquids such as perfumes may require special packaging by the carriers. Please review the shipping carriers guidelines and instructions to determine appropriate packaging such as using additional padded poly bags and to determine if the carriers will ship the item.

2. Pack your items with care

Make sure you have the smallest box possible for the items and extra cushioning. You should use a cardboard box that’s sturdy enough to protect your items while in transit and fill in all the empty space so the items don't move.

Shipping fragile products?

  • Use a sturdy cardboard box and wrap the products individually.
  • Choose a box or container that is appropriately sized for your fragile item.
  • Fill any empty space in the box with additional cushioning material to prevent movement during transit.
  • Line the bottom of the box with a layer of cushioning material such as bubble wrap, foam, or packing peanuts.
  • Wrap each fragile item individually with cushioning material.
  • Label the box as “fragile” to alert handlers to the delicate contents.
  • Use packing tape to seal the box, making sure to reinforce the corners and edges.
  • Use a clear packing tape so that any tampering can be easily detected.
  • Use a carrier that has experience handling fragile items.
  • Consider using a custom crate or specialized packaging for extremely delicate items.
  • Use a pallet or wooden crate for large or heavy items.
  • Secure your fragile item to the pallet or crate to prevent movement during transit.
  • Use a desiccant to absorb any moisture inside the box.
  • Place a “this side up” label on the box to ensure proper handling.
  • Choose a reputable shipping carrier that offers insurance coverage for damaged goods.
  • Use a carrier that has experience handling fragile items.
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