Use Restaurant-Grade Plastic Wrap to Protect Your Item
It is a sad and sorrowful story when an ebay seller gets an unfavorable review from the buyer because the item arrived damaged by water.
It can happen. During handling the package could be dropped; it might sit on a doorstep during a rain shower; it might even get wet after it enters the buyer's home.
The best way to avoid this issue is to wrap each item you ship.
Already, you may be doing this. But here is an idea that can save money.
Use Restaurant-Grade plastic wrap.
Here are some of the advantages:
* It generally is sold in three sizes - 12 inch, 18 inch, and 24 inch. One of them will suit your needs. I use the 12 inch box.
* It is inexpensive. The box in the photo cost about $10 and has 2,000 feet. That equates to one half cent per foot! Compare that to the smaller grocery store size, or the plastic bags (especially those with closures).
* Customers are used to shrink-wrapped products in retail stores and equate a nicely wrapped book, for example, with the clean and sanitary conditions of the local store. It generates a favorable response from your customers.
* If you live in an area of the United States serviced by the Gordon Food Service commercial food service company, you can buy this at any of their retail outlets. Otherwise, check with the local restaurant supply house.
Further advice is to wrap every item you send. Even vintage auto parts, or large Barbie Doll plastic vehicles I wrap in commercial plastic wrap. Note one photo shows me wrapping the Veg-O-Matic box itself to protect the cardboard as well as the product inside.
Doing so gives your customer the idea that you have taken care in packaging their shipment for safe travel.
It is a good way to generate positive customer feedback.
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