Ever ship a package only to have it arrive damaged or go completely missing? We want to make sure this doesn’t happen to your Reimbursement Invoices (RIs) by sharing tips for shipping small- to large-size packages. That way your RIs are more likely to arrive safely and in the same condition they were sent.
First, we recommend using USPS packaging materials, which are both low-cost and reliable. You can significantly reduce the possible loss or damage of your RIs by using the free Priority Flat Rate envelopes and boxes available at the Post Office, along with additional packing materials that can be less than $1. This allows you to ship between 190 and 4,000 cards weighing between 13 oz. and 15 lbs.
- Padded Flat Rate Envelope – 190-1,100 cards, 0.8-4 lbs.
- Medium Flat Rate Box – 1,101-2,820 cards, 4-11 lbs.
- Large Flat Rate Box – 2,821-3,960 cards, 11+ lbs.
Note: If you use a Small Flat Rate Box, make sure to add tape on the ends, since these boxes tend to pop open in transit.
While the outside of the package provides surface protection, it’s a good idea to put the cards into a card box first for added defense against damage. You can fit two 400-count boxes in a Padded Flat Rate Envelope or even three 660-count boxes in a Medium Flat Rate Box, making it easy to send a large quantity of cards affordably.
Use team bags to protect the edges of cards and defend against moisture, placing about 50 cards in each bag.
If you follow these tips, you should be able to save time and money while making sure your cards arrive to their destination safe and sound. For additional info on how to ship RIs, refer to our RI Shipping Guidelines in our Help Center. If you have your own best practices for shipping and you want to share them with the seller community, join our TCGplayer Pro Retailers Group on Facebook. All sellers, even those who aren't yet part of Pro, are welcome to join!