What's the BEST way to ship clothes?

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briaberger says

I need your help! :)

1. do you use mailers or boxes to ship clothes?
2. if so, what size?
3. where do you get them? i.e. etsy, ebay, uline etc.
4. what's your average price per envelope or box?

thank you!

Posted at 5:15pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

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briaberger says

thanks for the help! i know it will come soon :)

Posted at 5:15pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

nuvonova says

I can't answer most of your questions as I'm in the UK but I wrap mine in tissue paper, with a bow, place it in a cello bag, then a padded envelope (mailer?).

An envelope is cheapest way, and there is no risk of breaking so there's no point boxing it.

Posted at 5:18pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

I don't ship clothes, myself, but I usually recieve clothes in larger paper envelopes, and they are oft ripped open when they get to me canada!! Eek! Poly mailer bags stay shut, but aren't so environmentally happy. :( Hope somebody can help you out more! :)

Posted at 5:18pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

briaberger says

yikes, definitely don't want to be ripped before it gets to the buyer! thanks for the insight!

Posted at 5:19pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

wrapped in tissue paper and in a bubble envelope! I don't know the price though, my bf bought them!

Posted at 5:20pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

1. do you use mailers or boxes to ship clothes? i re-use packaging, so usually a bubble mailer or polymailers are really good too.
2. if so, what size? depends on the size of the article of clothing.
3. where do you get them? i.e. etsy, ebay, uline etc. i re-use!
4. what's your average price per envelope or box? for postage? between $4-7 depending on the size.

Hope this helps you!

Posted at 5:20pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

www.usps.com/green i ship from home with FREE cradle to cradle recycled paper priority flat rate mailers and print my paypal mailing labels from my computer. easy on the environment.

Posted at 5:21pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

RanaMuck says

MichelleAlynn says:
I don't ship clothes, myself, but I usually recieve clothes in larger paper envelopes, and they are oft ripped open when they get to me canada!! Eek! Poly mailer bags stay shut, but aren't so environmentally happy. :( Hope somebody can help you out more! :)
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I wonder if thats because its going through customs?
I haven't had problems with paper (at least not yet). I sell clothes on ebay sometimes and I ship them in a plastic baggy and a paper envelope.

Posted at 5:22pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT

briaberger says

cloud9- that sounds great! i'm looking at the site, it's being super slow right now, but do you mind if i maybe convo you later about that?

Posted at 5:25pm Oct 17, 2008 EDT