Packaging and the second-hand clothes market

eBay is one of the earliest dot-com businesses and undoubtedly one of the most consistently successful. It was founded as AuctionWeb in 1993 or 1994 by French-born Iranian-American computer programmer Pierre Omidyar, and became eBay in 1997. Omidyar had a consulting firm named Echo Bay Technology Group and wanted to name his site; unfortunately, Echo Bay Mines already owned that domain name, so he was forced to go with his second choice, eBay.

eBay has provided the means for millions of people to trade in used goods from their own homes and among the most popular items to be bought and sold are clothes and shoes. Indeed, so popular is it that many people are now running their own businesses via the site – sourcing worn items from jumble sales and charity shops, particularly those with designer labels, bringing them back to life with some loving care and attention, and then selling them on at a considerable profit.


Boxes to suit your suit?

Of course, if you’re selling items at a high rate, you have a responsibility to get them to your customer safely, for which you’re going to need the right clothing packaging boxes and cardboard shoe boxes.

Unlike many of the standard cardboard boxes that Davpack sells, garment boxes naturally need to be fairly narrow; they also need to be strong enough to withstand the rigours of the postal system, so that the contents arrive at their destination as clean and crease-free as when they started (some polythene garment covers as an extra layer of protection could also help with this). Davpack’s range is made from sturdy, high quality kraft board and is conveniently sized for different items of clothing – the 500 x 400 x 60mm box is just right for shirts, while for jackets we recommend the one measuring 500 x 400 x 100mm.

Shoes are trading just as freely on eBay as clothes and luckily Davpack can also help you with the right packaging to send them safely in the post. Our cardboard shoe boxes with separate lids come in two convenient sizes and, thanks to the fold over sides on both the lid and base, are very strong boxes that have been built to last.


Fancy dress boxes?

And don’t forget that if you want to add a little extra quality to your clothing packaging boxes, our shoe and garment boxes are available in an attractive white as well as standard brown cardboard!

So, if you’re a home trader selling second-hand clothes and shoes on eBay, or if you’re a clothes retailer looking for a new source of low cost but strong and reliable boxes for your business, find out about the amazing offers available from Davpack by visiting our main website or calling our Sales team on 01332 821200.

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Sarah Hickson

With more than seven years experience as a member of the Davpack sales team, there are few who know more about the range of packaging materials we sell than Sarah. She recently left the company to become a full-time mother, but still maintains regular contact with her former colleagues. As well as sharing her own accumulated wisdom and experience on the blog, Sarah is looking forward to passing on stories from the front line of packaging sales. Davpack

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