How to Ship Board Games is part two to the article Best Places to Sell Your Board Games
Shipping board games is a pretty straight-forward process that a lot of people get wrong. I ship board games fairly often online and handle the shipping myself. These are the tips I’ve learned from personal experience.
Packing The Game
Choosing a Carrier
Most of the time, USPS will be the most cost effective. The only time it may not be, is if you are dealing with an unusually heavy or large box. If you find yourself in that situation, definitely consider FedEx or UPS as an option. For the purpose of this article, we will assume you are using USPS.
The Right Box to Ship Board Games
Since shipping costs are based on package size and weight, you will want to securely pack the game first. This is the step most people cut corners on, but it is the one of the most important parts of the process.
With USPS, your options will be to use a Flat Rate Box or Padded Envelope, or your own packaging. Flat Rate can be lucrative because it is a set rate no matter where your package is shipped to with the USA. For example, a Medium Flat Rate Box will run you $12.40 no matter if it has a 10oz board game inside or a 10lb board game. There are various sizes for Flat Rate, each at different set price points. The actual box is also free, you only pay for shipping. However, even with all of it’s benefits, Flat Rate boxes may not allow enough room to properly protect the game inside, and may even end up costing you more money.
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