Creative Shipping ideas

Creative Shipping

Learn how to personalize your shipments, and get ideas for how to create your own packaging.

Creative shipping tips for a personal touch

Give Your Package a Personal Touch

  • It doesn’t matter if you’re upping your birthday game improving your Etsy shipments, adding a little personality to your packages will make them feel more intimate, thoughtful and delightful. We’ve gathered some simple tips to help you craft an incredible unboxing experience.

    Tip 1: Add an initial burst of color. Find a striking wrapping paper and line the inside walls of the box using Scotch® Double Sided Tape. An unexpected first impression goes a long way toward elevating the experience.

  • Tip 2: Use Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape to customize a thank you note, business card, merchandise tag or other insert. It shows that you’ve gone the extra step to make your shipment feel special.

    Tip 3: Gently crinkle Scotch™ Kraft Postal Wrapping Paper, and pack it around your item. It will add extra protection, and ensure the focus stays on the object inside.

Custom shipping ideas
  • Tip 1: If you’re sending items that still have their original packaging—like a tagboard band around a ball of yarn—try covering it with wrapping paper to give it a unique, individual feel.

    Tip 2: Most packages look pretty dull when they arrive, so if you’re using envelopes or padded mailers, pep them up with Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape.

  • Tip 3: If you are shipping items that are delicate, loose, light or sharp—like knitting needles—use Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape to soften the points and edges, bind them together or secure them within the box.

Build Your Own Custom Boxes

  • If you can’t find the perfect shipping supplies for your item, make your own! Shipping boxes are pretty standardized, and making do with a box that is too spacious can cost more and leave the contents vulnerable to rough handling in transit.

  • By making your own custom fit box, you can ensure there are no surprise charges for added weight due to extra packaging materials. Check out this video to see how you can make your own custom shipping boxes, and keep your shipments safe and affordable.

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