It’s Friday and that means only two things – we have another Reader’s Question post and the weekend is almost here!
For people who are new to my blog – each Friday I publish a post covering a question sent in by my blog readers, so that more people can learn from them. If you have a question or two, you can send them in via my Helpdesk here and I will personally reply to you, even if your question isn’t selected for a future RQ post.
Today we’ll talk about packaging options for BRANDED products!
What is the best way to pack already branded products? Do you need to do anything at all?
This is exactly what Gary asked me:
First of all – I think your blog is amazing, seriously.
I have been reading your posts for two weeks now, and the amount of information I have learned is unbelievable. I also purchased your Easy Auction Business course yesterday and that is a true piece of art too! So thanks again for everything you do here Andrew!
I was wondering if you can help with a packing issue for branded products. Quick story – I sell mostly liquidation stock, clearance stock, and some Argos returns on eBay and most items come with original boxes, manuals etc.
I was wondering – as you place such big importance on presentation, should I re-pack these items before selling/sending to customers? What would be the best way to pack and ship a branded item that already has a box?
Can I just put a shipping label on the box itself?
Thanks again for your efforts Andrew and I’m looking forward for your reply.
Thanks for your email and kind words, it really means a lot to me! You made my day! 🙂
It’s funny that you asked basically the same question that someone else suggested in last year’s Reader’s Contest. This means that this question is important and relevant to many people, hence why I decided to use it for a Reader’s Question post.
So if you’re selling branded products that come with their own original branded boxes, you definitely don’t want to re-pack it in any way.
That wouldn’t make any sense to be honest as in most cases boxes for branded products are very well made; they look good and offer basic protection during the shipping process. So there’s simply no need to re-pack them! [Read more…]