This is an introductory guide to shipping your stock! It’s by no means the only way to do it, and the best thing to do is explore and discover what works for you and your brand. But if you’re new to selling homeware and don’t know where to start, this guide will help you find your feet.

HOW TO WRAP:

Wrapping needn't be a hassle. Try these simple tricks and tips to

  • Using recycled boxes is a great way to save money and the environment!

  • You can use brown paper to cover any branding you don’t want seen.

  • Keep any bubble wrap you receive, fold it up so it’s ready to use. Otherwise biodegradable bubble wrap is a great alternative - make sure you insulate your items well to avoid them getting broken or damaged on route to their new home.

  • Scrunched up brown paper, or acid free tissue paper also works great for lining boxes. You can even choose colours that match your brand!

  • Paper tape is inexpensive and recyclable, so it’s a great alternative to traditional sellotape.

  • For larger items of furniture, recycled corrugated cardboard is good for wrapping and protecting you piece from damage

  • Including a note is always a lovely personal touch, and buyers really appreciate it!

HOW TO SEND

There are lots of different shipping providers, so take your time to explore and discover what works best for you, but here are a few to get your started:

  • A good starting point is Mule where you can compare different quotes of items up to 70 kg.

  • For items under 1m, Parcel Force by the Royal Mail is affordable and can be booked online.

  • For larger items, UPS and DPD offer various options, including home collection.

  • If you’re really not sure, using a comparison website like Parcel Hero, or Parcel Monkey will let you enter the dimensions of your parcel and see what options are available.

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