Top 5 Excellent Packing Tips for eBay Sellers

Top 5 Excellent Packing Tips for eBay Sellers

Whether you’re running a business through eBay or just hoping to make a little extra pocket money on a few unwanted items, we’re detailing our top 5 packing tips for eBay sellers.

1. Made-to-Measure Cardboard Boxes

While made-to-measure cardboard boxes involve a little more investment, they are a great way to ensure that your packaging fits your signature products like a glove. Not only does this help your business look more professional it will also give the customer a great first impression. As custom boxes are perfectly shaped and sized to fit your items, this ensures that they arrive to your customers in excellent condition.

If you’re interested in made-to-measure cardboard boxes for your eBay sales, JB Packaging offers professional packaging at competitive prices.

2. Choose The Right Cardboard Strength

Choosing the right cardboard is not just about knowing the dimensions you require, but also about knowing what strength your items need.

As a general rule, if you’re selling a higher value or heavy item you will want double-walled cardboard boxes, whereas lightweight or lower value items can be suitably packaged in single-walled boxes.

3. Use Enough Sticky Tape!

As well as choosing the right cardboard, you will need to consider using a decent amount of tape that’s a suitable strength to ensure that the box flaps don’t open in transit. The last thing you want is for your customer to not receive their item because it fell out of the box!

4. Choose The Right Box Design

You may scratch your head wondering which box design or style you need. There are three key designs you should know about and we’ve listed below which products they’re best suited for:

  • 0201
    This popular cardboard box is square-shaped and perfect for lightweight items, such as shoes, toys or makeup.


  • 0203
    This style of box offers extra strength and is perfect for packing heavier items, such as furniture.


  • 0409
    This flat box is suitable for items such as brochures, TVs, films, CDs, and books and, if the item is small enough, is perfect for posting through letter boxes to ensure a hassle-free delivery.

5. Add A Personal Touch?

While this is optional, adding a personal touch is a great way to make your customers feel special. Adding a personal note or even a gift voucher that entitles them to a discount off their next purchase with you are all nice touches. This may even turn first-time customers into repeat and loyal buyers of your products.

So those are our top 5 helpful packing tips for eBay sellers. At JB Packaging we offer a wide range of bespoke packaging manufactured using high quality corrugated cardboard to ensure maximum protection for all of your items.