The Guide to Prepping Your Goods for Shipping

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The Guide to Prepping Your Goods for Shipping
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Are you an online seller looking to successfully ship your goods? If so, then you’re in luck! In this blog post, we’ll provide a comprehensive guide to prepping your goods for shipment. Whether you’re packing and shipping your own products or using FBA Prep services, this guide will help ensure that your goods arrive safely and on time to their destination. Keep reading to learn more!

Choose the right packaging

When shipping goods, it’s important to make sure you choose the right packaging. The right packaging will help ensure that your shipment arrives in the same condition it left in. There are a few things you should keep in mind when selecting packaging for your shipment:

1. Size: You want to make sure your package is the right size for your goods. It should be large enough to fit them securely and protect them from any kind of damage. You also want to make sure it isn’t too large, as it will be more expensive to ship.

2. Material: Choose a packaging material that is strong and durable. Depending on what you are shipping, you might need to use corrugated boxes, bubble wrap, or even foam cushioning. Make sure the material you choose is able to withstand the weight of your goods and any jostling that might occur during the shipment process.

3. Protection: Depending on your item, you may need additional protection such as padding, insulation, or cushioning. Make sure the packaging you choose provides adequate protection from any potential harm that may occur in transit.

By selecting the right packaging for your shipment, you can rest assured knowing that your goods will be well-protected during the entire shipping process.

Measure your goods

Before you can ship your goods, it is important to measure them. This will help you determine what type of packaging you need and the correct shipping rates for your shipment. When measuring your goods, be sure to use a tape measure or ruler.

For items with three-dimensional shapes, you’ll need to measure the length, width, and height of the item. It is also important to weigh your items to get an accurate shipping cost. Once you have all the measurements and weights, you’ll be able to determine the right packaging and size for your shipment. 

When measuring, keep in mind that boxes and envelopes are sized by their internal measurements, so make sure to allow extra space for the packaging material. For example, a box that measures 12 inches by 12 inches can only fit items up to 11 inches in length and width. That’s why it is important to measure your item and any packaging material it needs before you purchase a box or envelope. 

When in doubt, it’s always best to go with the larger size and add protective material like bubble wrap or foam to fill in any empty space inside the package. This will ensure that your item is safely packed and won’t move around during transit.

main photo: unsplash.com/Claudio Schwarz

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