Christmas time has to be one of the busiest times for RAND and it’s usually due to the large amounts of gifts being sent across the world in time for the big day. In addition, eBay is seeing an incredible amount of people buying and selling their items as people look to find the perfect gift for their loved one. It’s important that you are aware of the basics when it comes to shipping parcels in order to protect the cherished item, so here’s a few tips for all you eBay sellers out there who plan on using RAND Logistics in the near future.
You should always box an item and this really should go without being mentioned. However, you should also fill out the box with protective layering in case the box is thrown about on its way to the addressee, so using bubble wrap to fill out the box is ideal. Try to make sure that the object is fully concealed in the box, however difficult it is to do so. You wouldn’t want to lose parts of the item in the shipping process.
If you’re searching around your home for the perfect box to fit your gift but simply can’t find one, there are a number of packaging techniques and items you can make the most of. From polystyrene and shredded newspaper through to bubble wrap and further empty boxes, there are all sorts of materials you can make the most of. The trick is to keep any spaces in the box covered.
RAND Logistics is a certified eBay courier and we strive to provide the best services for our eBay sellers so you don’t have to be concerned about items going missing in transit. So if you plan on shipping an item to your latest eBay buyer make sure you use the services RAND Logistics has to offer!
If you have started selling on eBay, you may be wondering how some people manage to keep the costs of postage and packaging so low, especially when sending internationally. One tip is to bulk buy packaging materials, such as padded envelopes, tape and parcel paper, as this will reduce the cost of sending each individual package. Lost parcels can also mean you have to push up your prices overall, as you will lose both the item and the money you have to refund to the buyer, so use a reliable courier service to send parcels to other countries to make sure it gets there. You should also make sure you don’t waste money by sending oversized boxes, as parcel delivery rates are estimated by the size and weight of the package, so keep it compact to keep costs down.
To check the price of your eBay parcel delivery, use our Quote & Book service.
When we need a bit of extra cash, many of us turn to eBay to sell some of our unwanted belongings. We hate to be the first to mention it, but with Christmas closer than we might like to think, lots of us will be thinking about making a bit of money so we can save for the big day. One good way to do this can be to sell some of the more questionable sartorial purchases we made over the summer.
Maybe it’s that little neon number that looked perfect on a Spanish beach but is just too blinding for the UK. Maybe it’s those terrible sandals you bought on a whim in a bout of sweltering weather. Whatever it is, we all buy things we regret, especially when we’re hot and just want to be wearing something cool, so the end of summer is the perfect time to get it all listed online and hopefully sold.
Many people choose to send only within the UK, but if you have chosen to send overseas, make sure you use a reliable courier such as RAND. It can be expensive if your item doesn’t arrive with its buyer or arrives damaged, as you will have lost the item and will have to refund the buyer, so it’s important that your item arrives in one piece in a timely fashion. This way, your feedback will be positive, your buyer will be happy and you will reap the rewards in the form of a bulging bank account.