Packaging Clothing

I’m often asked what I use to package my clothing for dispatch and to show how I go about it.  So I’ve made a short video (below).

There is no right or wrong way to do this and I’m simply sharing how I do it.  I use a practical, no frills method, simply using Poly Mailers.  For larger, heavier bundles I would use a box.  Some people like to pre-wrap, or pre-bag the clothing before they go in to the Poly Mailer for extra protection, as I show in the video the Poly Mailers we use are very strong and other than the occasional use of reinforcement tape, I don’t double bag.

A follower suggested that using a resealable ‘freezer bag’ for a single item which can be shipped as a large letter, is a good way to squeeze out any excess air before putting the item in the poly mailer. I think this is a good idea, however we have always simply reinforced the mailer with tape in areas that air may get in, after squeezing any excess air out.

Shoes

I don’t discuss this in the video, however I’ve also been asked how I package shoes for dispatch.  For general shoes and trainers etc I use the Poly Mailer, but in this case I will pre-wrap each shoe individually to prevent them from rubbing together.  For more expensive and nicer shoes I will use a box with plenty of padding.

Caps

For more sturdy caps, such as baseball caps, it is better to use a box with lots of padding for protection.  This will ensure the cap is not squashed in transit.

I have also included links to the Mailers that we use below:

100 x mixed size grey Poly Mailers: http://amzn.to/2ni6xHM

Large, 21″ x 24″ – Various pack quantities: http://amzn.to/2n4Y4GL

200 x 12″ x 16″ grey Poly Mailers: http://amzn.to/2o3MKM6

500 x 12″ x 16″ grey Poly Mailers: http://amzn.to/2ni6fAJ

50 x poly Mailers – all different sizes available: http://amzn.to/2ohl6KF

100 x 17″ x 24″ Poly Mailers: http://amzn.to/2nnC9NK

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