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Here are some things to keep in mind when packaging your items for shipping:
Selecting the Right Box
Choose a box that is slightly larger than the item you are sending, so that you will be able cushion the item with packing material on all sides.
Packing the Item
Pack the item with bubble wrap, peanuts, foam, or paper.
Sealing the Box
Irregularly Shaped Items
Bare Metals: Completely tape the address label to the item being shipped. Do not use "flying tags." Cover sharp or protruding edges with taped-on corrugated cardboard pieces.
Fabric and Wallpaper: Rolled goods travel best when shipped in corrugated boxes. If a fabric roll is shipped in a bag, make sure the bag is tightly wrapped and taped to reduce the risk of tearing. Place duplicate labels inside core or between top layers of material.
Tires: Apply a wide band of pressure-sensitive tape through the center and completely around the body of the tire so that the tape is attached to itself. Attach address label to the tape band where it covers the tread, and cover with clear tape.
Note: Be sure and check with your carrier about any specific packing requirements. Some carriers assess additional handling charges for:
Note: These tips are general guidelines. eBay cannot be held responsible if your item is damaged in transit.
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