Packing a product

eBay shoppers expect their item to arrive in good condition. Learn about packing a product with care. Deliver items in good condition for great seller ratings.

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Best practices for packing

When packing a product, make sure your item fits snug. Measure the item and select a box or envelope with enough extra room for additional packing materials. Using bubble wrap or biodegradable packing peanuts for padding will get your item there in good condition. A snug fit is best so the item won’t move around and get damaged during delivery. And remember, it’s okay to reuse boxes, as long as they’re in good shape and old labels are covered or removed.

Ordering supplies

In addition to Canada Post, FedEx, and UPS, there's also a wide variety of retailers offering shipping supplies online. You can even purchase supplies right here on eBay. Having the supplies you need on hand will help you get your item shipped faster.

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Packaging tips

  1. Have supplies ready

    Offering fast shipping means being prepared.

  2. Prepack and weigh

    It’s a great way to offer your buyers a reasonable shipping rate.

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  3. Pad your item

    That way, your item will get there in good condition

  4. Pack it tight

    A snug fit prevents shifting and damage during delivery.

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