Today I’m taking you along on how I package my greeting cards.
When shipping greeting cards, you want to ensure they are well-protected so they don’t bend during shipping.
In this post, I go over my step-by-step process and review all my favorite supplies to package my cards.
This post will be helpful if you are looking to sell greeting cards. Let’s get right into it!
Greeting Card Packaging
Below are my favorite supplies for packaging my A2 cards:
Put Card & Envelope Together
After my card is folded, I then put the envelope behind the card and place it in a cellophane bag. I press down on the cellophane bag to get any air out so it’s sealed nice and tight.
Place Packaged Card In Mailer
Then I put the packaged card in the mailer along with my thank you note. I love these rigid mailers because they keep the card safe during shipping. I’ve never had a problem with a card being damaged during shipment.
I know some people who sell greeting cards online that don’t actually buy shipping (with tracking) for their card sales. That means they ship it to the customer using a postage stamp.
Personally, I like my packages to have a tracking number and a nice package to protect them. If you use a postage stamp you can’t use a mailer because it’d be too heavy. There is also more of a chance of the card getting damaged and lost since there’s no tracking.
The only time I don’t have tracking for orders is if I sell a single vinyl sticker. This is a personal choice, and just what I do. It means shipping my greeting cards is more expensive, but to me, it’s worth it.
Also, I’d recommend using “do not bend” stickers. It’s just another precaution for your packages to make sure they arrive safely.
How Many Cards Fit In A Cellophane Bag?
I sell single cards and sets of 6. I can fit a pack of 6 cards and envelopes nicely into 1 cellophane bag. I’ve never tested more than that, but I feel like 6 is probably around the max.
I can also fit 2 sets of 6 in a rigid mailer as well. If they purchase more, I’d have to use a larger rigid mailer or a small box.
Greeting Card Packaging & Supplies
I hope you found this post helpful if you are looking for how others package greeting cards.
Let me know if you have any further questions in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!