How to pack books to send to someone we love? Books can be sent by a trusted expedition agency . Before sending it, we recommend the textbooks that we pack neatly.
Well, how to packing books to send to the purposes of faraway places?
- Double box the books. Pack them neatly and secured in one cardboard box then repeat the process leaving a space between the two boxes. One way to do this is to use bubble wrap just in the corners to protect the box with the books.
- You want the book to arrive undamaged. Damage usually happens to the corners of hardcover books, which can get bent (or "bumped," as they say in the book trade). The book should be packaged so that the cardboard box takes any damage, instead of the book itself.
- Many commercial bookstores have extra packing material that they will give you if you ask nicely. Ask for a lot, and keep the extra in a trash bag ready to pour into boxes when you need to ship something. Crumpled plastic bags from a grocery store can also fill the spaces inexpensively.
- Sometimes with small books, the Priority Rate will be close to the Media Mail rate, and it will be worth it to upgrade to Priority. The book will arrive a lot sooner, thus with less time to be damaged in transit.
- Ask for a "zero postage strip" at the post office if you use stamps. This proves that you gave your book to a human and it won't get sent back to you for being over the weight limit.
- Shipping Assistant requires you to use Delivery Confirmation, but it only charges a few cents for this service (and it's free with priority mail). PayPal also has a nice shipping system.
- First class mail is good if you can afford it, but only works for lighter books.
- Know your postage rates; before you pack.
- If you sell books on the Internet, make sure the buyer has no complaint. It isn't the post office's fault if a book arrives damaged if the sender didn't package it properly. Media Mail shipping can take two weeks, which is two weeks for the package to be dropped, kicked, or stacked with dozens of other heavy boxes.
- If you have a preprinted adhesive address label with a bar code, you don't need to cover it with tape, which can make it more difficult to scan. But if your label was printed on plain white computer paper, it may tear in transit, so you should tape down the entire label, covering it with clear packing tape.
You will need:
- Padded envelope (for paperbacks)
- A box bigger than the book (for hardcovers/paperbacks)
- Bubble wrap
- Plastic sleeve or clear plastic to cover the book
- Packing material such as packing peanuts or Styrofoam
- Strapping tape or packaging tape
- Paper towel
- Lighter fluid