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Today’s blog posts answers a Cutting for Business reader’s question: How do you ship fragile handmade products? My best advice for shipping fragile items is to double box them and use bubble wrap.
Step-by-Step Guide to Package Fragile Products
- Wrap your handmade product in bubble wrap or packing paper.
- Put your handmade product in a box and tape it closed.
- Wrap the sealed box in bubble wrap and place it in a larger box.
- Seal the box and attach your shipping label.
The Shake Test
Before you send your package out, shake it – hard! If you hear your product rattling around inside, it isn’t packaged well enough to withstand shipping. However, if it’s nice and quiet – you are good to go!
That’s it to packaging your fragile handmade products. Yes, you might spend a few extra cents in packaging materials but your fragile goods should arrive unharmed. If you are in need of shipping materials, my favorite place is uline.com. How do you package your fragile handmade products? Let me know in the comments.
Since 2015, Christine Schinagl has been helping crafters start and run craft businesses through her blog, Cutting for Business. As a Silhouette and Cricut crafter herself, she has a unique take on what works and what doesn’t work in the craft business world. She also teaches a course on creating digital SVG designs, available at How to Design SVGs.