Chapter 18. Packing and Shipping Your Items—Cheaply and Safely

<feature><title>In This Chapter</title> <objective>

Packing 101

</objective>
<objective>

Labeling 101

</objective>
<objective>

Shipping 101

</objective>
</feature>

The auction’s over, you’ve received payment from the high bidder, and now it’s time to pack your item and ship it off. If you don’t have much experience in shipping items cross-country, this might seem a bit daunting at first. Don’t worry, though; if you’ve ever wrapped a Christmas present or mailed a letter, you have all the skills you need to ship just about anything anywhere in the world.

Packing 101

Before you ship, you have to pack—which doesn’t sound too terribly difficult. However, if you pick the wrong container, don’t cushion ...

Get Absolute Beginner’s Guide to eBay, Fifth Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.