Was going to suggest that you also post to podcasts to youtube. At the computer it doesn't matter if I listen at your site, in itunes, or on youtube and youtube might give you a little bit of money. But it looks like you already did it! But just out of curiosity would you prefer a website hit/mp3 play or a youtube view?
hey parkeryeah we have a majority of the podcasts up on youtube, though i haven't quite caught up to the blog. so the blog or itunes or stitcher are the best places to listen, as they are the most up to date. thanks!
GREAT video! This is SO helpful. I buy art but don't list it because of the shipping factor. This gives me the confidence to list it and ship it.I do have a question:If you did not have that postal box (or another box) that the picture would fit into so nicely, what would you do?ebay store: http://stores.ebay.com/Vintage-Clothing-and-Collectibles
If you don't have the right box, then you find that box. Or you can make the box. Basically we have a collection of boxes in the corner of one room. We find the boxes on the street, at Walmart, wherever. We collect boxes because you never know when you'll need them.
I guess I should have said, if you have to make a box to go around your inner wrapped piece, what is your procedure. This is the part I have not done. Do you just wrap the inner piece in bubble wrap again, and then cardboard around it again?If you have the occasion where you have to make the outside covering/box for art item to go into, would you consider putting that on video?
great question. usually i'm finding 2 boxes that i can fit together to make the larger box and stuff that with paper etc. OR using a Priority Large Flat Rate Game Box, which i've linked to, and i take 2-4 of those and wrap them around the inner shell with bubble wrap or newspaper. but if the piece is so big that i can't find or make a reasonable sized box, i will have it packed for me and add that cost to the handling price on the ebay listing.
Have you every had any problem with the post office using multiple priority flat rate boxes on one package in that fashion?
another great question. i've never had a problem as long as i'm paying for priority postage, and i cover up the "large flat rate" text with USPS stickers, as i'm paying for it by weight and not flat rate. or you can turn the boxes inside out. they still say Priority Mail, but don't have any indicator of Flat Rate. i'm sure some post offices wouldn't like it, but my PO is happy to get my money, so they don't bug me about building boxes.
Thanks! So Helpful!I think I am now comfortable enough to get art listed :)
I also re-cut Priority mail boxes all the time and have never had a problem, just have to remember to send them "Priority" of course :) On larger items and Art I often need to start with a larger recycled box, I am lucky to have an old fashioned hardware store down the street so I always have a great selection. However, I did recently buy a "Carton Resizer Tool" to make my life easier. I was skeptical at first, but I cant believe how much I love the thing now. It makes a clean perforated line so the re sized box looks really professional and saves time. If anyone is interested, here is the one I bought on amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Carton-Size-Reducer-EACH-PRICE/dp/B000ZJOGHE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390954571&sr=8-1&keywords=box+resizerFYI if you ever ship FedEx (a lot cheaper than USPS on long distance and larger size boxes , but you have to drop them off) they can get really picky about boxes that aren't well shaped, or look "homemade".Since I got this tool I haven't had one disapproving glance.
oh my god! i have to get one of those. seriously. that would save me so much time.
Another GREAT video Ryanne! Lots of good information on packing art/glass. I love the visual experience with these videos, really makes the process easy to understand. Thanks !
UHaul has boxes specifially made for mirrors & artwork. Saves me a lot of time & time is money!
I know this is an older post, but just wanted to say thank you. The video was very helpful and informative. I am always nervous about shipping anything with glass but your method seems almost foolproof.