Shipping Smaller Items for Your Shop

When we think of shipping, we usually envision large boxes being delivered from one location to another. What about the little things? What if you're a jewelry maker who sells on Etsy or a scrunchie designer who wants to share your creations with the world? Does this imply that you should abandon your grand plan to conquer the world with your products and instead concentrate on your local market? No way, my dear friend. Let's have a look at how to pack and ship small products internationally.

Packaging Small Items for Shipping

Before you start with the packaging you need to consider two things:

  • What does your package contain?
  • Who are you sending the package to?

Once you know the answer your job is pretty simple.

Let’s say you are a jewelry maker who wants to ship jewelry; it is critical to invest in high-quality packaging materials. This is to ensure that your jewelry reaches your customer safely and in pristine condition. The last thing you want is for them to notify you that the jewelry was broken when it arrived. This could result in the buyer requesting a refund or leaving a negative review.

How can I Personalize my Packaging?

Personalization can liven up even the most basic boxes, so don't be afraid to add a personal touch to even the smallest of product boxes. It's also a great approach to get people to know your business and get their attention. People buy from small businesses because of that personal touch. Don’t skip this step.

You can always invest in shipping supplies that will make your experience more memorable. Packlane for example is a fantastic site where you can design your own boxes. Every custom printed box is produced specifically for you—and with your customers in mind—and is totally customizable from the inside out. Make a statement in the mail or on display with a one-of-a-kind unpacking experience. Your products deserve unique packaging boxes made of eco-friendly materials, excellent print quality, and a picture-perfect design.

A custom designed teal floral print box with dark blue star speckle interior Packlane box

Pouches USA is yet another fantastic company that may assist you, particularly if you want to boost your brand and business by making each jewel appear more bougie and precious. They have a great assortment of pouches that you can customize to match your brand's look and boost the unboxing experience.

Alexa Burke periwinkle light blue suede jewelry pouch with drawstring closure

Sticker Mule is a great place to go if you need personalized stickers, packaging tape, or labels. You can submit your logo or any design you develop with your brand colors and receive high-quality custom products at low prices that will improve the appearance of your packaging.

 Custom labels by Sticker Mule that say “Blueberry” on a tube of lip balm

What About the Shipping Box?

The size of the box you select is important. Opt for right-sizing, aka, design packaging that minimizes empty space while still protecting the package’s contents. The box should be large enough to allow for 2-3 inches of space on each side of the object inside. To safeguard your goods, this gap will be filled with packaging materials.

Also, ensure that the packaging is in good shape. Make use of a lot of inner-packaging materials. You must fill the inside of the box with enough padding to keep the contents in place and adequately protected. Your jewelry doesn’t want to be bouncing off each of the boxes six walls for the entire international journey. You can use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, Styrofoam, or a variety of other materials. Make certain that you use packing tape (not any other type of tape) to seal the box securely.

Custom packing tape examples from Sticker Mule

Stop thinking of your packaging as mere boxes that need to be delivered since it is so much more. Your brand's reputation, credibility, and client loyalty are all contained inside it. Your package is an experience in and of itself. Make it unforgettable by thinking outside the box!

The Right Shipping Service for Your Crafts

PackageHopper is the absolute best way to ship out your crafts and handmade items since we specialize in shipping smaller, lighter shipments! With PackageHopper, we make the whole process simple and easy-to-follow for even beginners, and our online system means you can prep your shipment conveniently—all from the comfort of your own home. All that’s left is to drop off your shipment at a local carrier location! By empowering you to handle each step (and with our helpful guidance along the way), you’ll become an expert in no time. And you’ll always have our affordable rates to back you up.

What About Insurance? 

We know your products are important to you—and your customer. So we offer PackageHopper Protect, which covers your package if it is lost or stolen, up to the time of delivery. At $4.99 per $100 of merchandise value, with a maximum value of $500, you can confidently send your small packages across the ocean.

Customized packaging to hold your small products is as vital as the product itself. Orders shipped without tend to blend in with the rest of the market, lose brand distinction, and fail to appeal to new customers. Devote the time and love to cultivating your brand's image, and then let us take over for the greatest shipping experience.


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