Shipping books? Here's your Ultimate Book Packaging Guide. — Lil PackagingYou've all seen it. That book trader that has a good old whinge on the forums about unreasonable customers leaving them negative feedback or demanding a refund because the book they've bought hasn't arrived via the mail in pristine condition. That trader is clueless as to why their website, eBay or Amazon account is littered with poor feedback, and why their business is failing to pick up. Whether it's a hardback, a paperback, a textbook, a comic book, or a journal - all publications of any type are vulnerable to being knocked about in the mail. Whether it's a mailing system automated 'runner belt', or an overzealous postman, books can and do take impact damage.
How to Ship Books Cheap in Seven Easy Steps
But when I got started selling my books online I was spending way too much money and time just getting the books packaged and shipped. The first step to any project is to make sure you have all the supplies you need. It just works. If you want to save as much money as possible on shipping books you really need to use this method. You need to ensure that your book arrives to its intended recipient in the same condition it left. I like to put the book along with the order slip into a plastic bag to protect it from any moisture damage. The bag also keeps the book from getting scuffed up by the cardboard.
5 Tips for Shipping Books
Still, the costs can be prohibitive. Thankfully, the U. Postal Service has got you covered with their Media Mail program.
I too am fairly new to Amazon, a little over a year. I have had good success using media mail. If the book is very light, you might use first class. I found the lowest media mail, online, is 2. But, generally, media is the cheapest.