How to package books? - Help For New Sellers - Amazon Seller ForumsIn my opinion-and in this case it's a strongly held opinion-only one method all but guarantees the protection of a book in transit. Ironically, I've never received a book from a seller using this method, although I've had to return damaged books on several occasions, even one that was packaged with obvious deliberation and good intentions. It's a shame, because this method is not only the safest method I'm aware of, it's also the cheapest and most efficient. As you may already know, books are especially vulnerable in two areas--the corners and the hinges. One may argue that the bottom edges are vulnerable as well from sliding a book in and out of a shelf , not to mention the top and bottom of the backstrip from pulling on it while removing the book from the shelf. In any case, if you've examined many vintage books, I'm sure you'll agree that, more often than not, the corners are bumped, sometimes with accompanying tears that expose the cardboard interior, and the hinges are either loose in varying degrees or split altogether. It's an obvious fact of life that packages are tossed, dropped, shoved into too-small mailboxes and otherwise abused once they hit the clerk's counter at the post office, and any of these things can result in a loosened or split hinge and one or more bumped corners.
Book Packaging, Easy, Safe & Inexpensive
Please, no more cheap Book Mailers. Imagine trying to compare textbooks with a finely bound classic first edition. My odds of being pleased after opening a package seem to running around fifty percent. Can you imagine that? About half the books I order either show up with bumped corners or worse.
What is the best way to package hard cover and soft cover books? I packed a few books by just wrapping them in brown paper. Does anyone have experience with this? Most books when I sell them, I mainly specialize in video games I wrap in bubble wrap, then plastic wrap that then wrap the kraft paper… label it and send it out. We keep three sizes of vinyl clad bubble envelopes in stock that happen to fit mass market paperback, trade paperbacks and most hardcovers. For mmpb, we snug the envelope to the book tightly to prevent shifting and the tape actually makes the package more rigid.
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Whether you are selling books online, participate in a book exchange or are sending a book as a gift; learning the correct way to package and send a book can save you much time and money. At ParcelHero, our passion is shipping and we want to help you send your parcels wherever they need to go. Depending on the type of book you are sending there are different materials you will need. Ensuring your book is properly packaged is important to prevent any damages that may occur in transit. If you have bought your book new, then the last thing you want is your item to turn up with blemished or a ripped dust jacket. Paperback: If you are sending a paperback book, all you need is a small padded envelope to simply slide the book inside. The padded interior safeguards the book from any damaging knocks it may pick up as it travels and keeps your package small enough to fit through a letterbox.
You've all seen it. That book trader that has a good old whinge on the forums about unreasonable customers leaving them negative feedback or demanding a refund because the book they've bought hasn't arrived via the mail in pristine condition. That trader is clueless as to why their website, eBay or Amazon account is littered with poor feedback, and why their business is failing to pick up. Whether it's a hardback, a paperback, a textbook, a comic book, or a journal - all publications of any type are vulnerable to being knocked about in the mail. Whether it's a mailing system automated 'runner belt', or an overzealous postman, books can and do take impact damage. This impact damage can be caused by something knocking into or onto the package containing the book, or it can be an impact inside the packaging itself, where the book has gained momentum and crashed against the packaging meant to protect it.