How to Ship Shoes With Box
Shoes tend to be small and lightweight, and except for some designer items, they are not too fragile. This makes them one of the easiest items to ship.
People move and need to ship their shoe collection to a new home.
It's easy to do, but there are several special considerations to keep in mind when shipping shoes as well as other common packing tips:
- Weight: Most shipping companies determine the value of your shipment based on how much it weighs, with package size being of less importance. Heavier shoes, like boots or work shoes, are likely to cost more than lightweight sneakers or summer sandals.
- Quantity: How many pairs of shoes you are carrying will affect how you pack them and therefore how you ship them. If you're shipping an entire closet of shoes, including heavy winter shoes and light summer shoes, you might want to pack them all in a big box. If you're retailing and you're sending a customer one pair of shoes, it's usually easiest to send them in the original box.
- Shoe Type: If you're only sending one pair and you're not a retailer, many shoes can be sent in a simple bubble mailbox. High-heeled shoes, oversized shoes, heavy shoes, or unusually shaped shoes are best packaged and sent in boxes.
- Value footwear: For particularly valuable shoes, such as designer, collectible, or vintage shoes, you should use a sturdy box with enough padding. You may also want to purchase additional insurance to cover the cost of your shipment in the event of damage.
The cheapest way to ship shoes depends on how many items you need to ship, as well as the speed and distance of the shipment. Flat-rate shipping is the most economical shipping method for small boxes or single pairs of shoes, but if you're shipping multiple large boxes as part of a home move or to other points in your business' network, consolidated shipping is often the cheapest way to ship boxes of shoes.