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How to ship an item

You've just sold your item on the Bridal Stories website! Bridal Stories showroom!

either you will send the item for evaluation and subsequent sale at the showroom.

...or you will send an item for certification at the showroom.

Now it's time to pack and securely ship your dress.

1. Use a sturdy box

There are cardboard boxes available in various sizes that can be purchased at office supply stores or at the post office. Make sure the box is large enough to fit the item; if it's too small, it might damage any detail or crush the item.

For example: The box you used to store a wedding dress might be too large to ship economically. Check the sizes accepted by postal services or shipping companies. A typical wedding dress fits in a box of 43x30x14 cm.

2. Wrap or fold the item carefully

Place something around the item to protect it inside the box.

Examples: The accessories should be individually wrapped and protected with paper or plastic. For a wedding dress, lay a sheet of tissue paper on a flat surface and place the dress on top. White acid-free tissue paper or unbleached muslin is the ideal packing material. Regular tissue paper contains acid that can damage the dress. Alternatively, use a clear plastic bag, for instance, from the professional dry cleaner where you had it cleaned.

Dress with jewelry or gemstones
Fold it carefully, placing tissue paper between each layer. This is especially important if the dress contains embellishments like jewelry, gemstones, sequins, rhinestones, etc. The tissue paper will also help prevent the dress from clinging to any part of the fabric (especially tulle or lace, which are particularly sensitive).

3. Put everything in a plastic bag

Place the entire dress, folded with tissue paper, inside a transparent plastic bag (it can be the one from the dry cleaner where you had your dress cleaned) and fold the opening. This will help in the unlikely event of the box getting wet or damaged by rain. Although plastic is not recommended for long-term preservation, it's safe during transportation.

4. Seal with adhesive tape

Use thick adhesive tape to seal the box. You might need to go over the openings multiple times for reinforcement. If you have a printed shipping label, stick it on the box and cover the entire label with tape.

Make sure to remove any other existing labels on the box – you wouldn't want the dress to end up in the wrong destination!

5. Label the box with the word 'FRAGILE' so that the carriers know to handle it with care.

6. Customs-related fees in your country

Import duties and taxes may be charged when purchasing a dress from another country, even for second-hand items. Imports may be subject to taxes and charges such as sales tax and a customs handling fee.

These fees don't apply to domestic (national or within the European Union) purchases.

It's important to understand that these fees are the buyer's responsibility and must be paid to the relevant authorities before receiving your dress.

Check with your country's Customs office for information about these fees or find some useful links below:

Customs websites by government:

– European Union: ec.europa.eu

– Australia: border.gov.au

– Canada: cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

– New Zealand: costumes.govt.nz

– South Africa: sars.gov.za

– United Kingdom: gov.uk

– United States: cbp.gov

Tens a certeza que queres sair?

Algumas dicas para obteres melhores resultados com a tua submissão

A foto principal deve ser vertical e mostrar o vestido na sua totalidade.

Usa fotografias originais e não screenshots;

Evita fotografias de catálogo. As clientes gostam de ver fotografias reais;

Evita marcas de água, links de website e molduras;

Coloca fotografias relativas aos pormenores (rendas, bordados, etc.);

Fotografa o teu vestido num fundo clean sem sobreposição de outros artigos.

 

  • A foto principal deve ser vertical e mostrar o vestido na sua totalidade;
  • Usa fotografias originais e evita as de catálogo. 

  • Usa fotografias originais e não screenshots;
  • Evita fotografias de catálogo. As clientes gostam de ver fotografias reais;
  • Evita marcas de água, links de website e molduras;
  • Coloca fotografias relativas aos pormenores (rendas, bordados, etc.);
  • Fotografa o teu vestido num fundo clean sem sobreposição de outros artigos.