When you have to ship products from one place to another, it can be a difficult and sometimes confusing process. Finding the correct box, making sure you have enough packing materials to keep your items safe, and choosing the right carrier to get your package to its destination can mean the difference between it arriving safely or not at all. When it comes to shipping clothing, this can be even more confusing and challenging because if the box is not the right size, you may have too much or too little space around your garments. Here are some tips for garment packing that will ensure that they arrive in great condition, potentially even without wrinkles!
Choose the Right Box
When packing clothing, it’s important to pick a box that is big enough to hold all of your garments but not so large that your clothing is able to move around inside. A snug fit will ensure that your clothes will stay in the position you packed them in for the duration of the trip and will arrive in the same shape in which it left your shop. On the other hand, make sure you also do not choose a box that is too small. If you have to shove and squish or bend the box to get it to close, then you probably need to choose a larger box. A box that is bulging because it is overfilled is much more likely to break or rip open during transit. This could result in your clothing being lost or damaged.
Consider a Plastic Wrap
Shipping clothing from one point to another usually means that it is going to be exposed to a wide variety of weather. Wrapping your garments in plastic before placing them in the box can help keep them safe from the weather, even if the box is heavily damaged from rain or other precipitation. However, don’t feel like you need to run out and buy a fancy shrink wrap machine to seal out everything your clothing might be exposed to, a simple plastic grocery bag will do the job quite nicely. It also gives an added benefit of reusing a bag that would normally just be thrown away.
Fold as Little as Possible
If you want your clothing to arrive looking fresh and ready to wear, fold it minimally for packing. Think about how folded shirts look in the store. While they are folded to take up less space, they generally only have 2 or 3 folds in them to reduce the amount of space they take up. This means that when you pick up one of those shirts to look at it, it may only have one or two creases in it and they usually are in a location that is not very noticeable, even if you were to put it on and wear it right away. Consider using a similar fold with your clothing when shipping it so that it arrives ready to wear or display right away.
Shipping clothing can be an exciting process, especially if you are designing, making, and selling your own line of clothes. When your buyer opens up the package to see your clothing for the first time, you want to make sure that it is a positive and exciting experience. Appropriate garment packing can make a huge difference in the buyer’s first reaction to the clothing. Pack your garments well and they will arrive in the same condition you shipped them and make a huge impact on your customer. Following these guidelines is a great start to making sure your clothing ships and arrives successfully.
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