How to Ship Action Figures – Carded
When you start to buy and sell action figures you are most likely going to come across the question of how to ship action figures that are carded. I wrote this guide to show you how to ship action figures cost effectively while your action figures are still well protected.
For this guide I will be shipping a carded vintage Star Wars action figure.
What you need:
- A box that is bigger than the action figure you are going to be shipping. For this example the card is 9 x 6. I will be shipping it in a box that is 11.25 x 8.75 x 4.
- Shipping tape
- 1 Sheet of packing paper. You can get it here. I use paper that is 28 x 36.
How to Ship Action Figures Step 1:
I have found that this works really good and is cost effective. You don’t need to spend extra money on bubble wrap. If you think you need more padding you can always add a second sheet of paper in the box.
Always use a brand new box. Boxes over time become weaker and can get crushed. I have seen a guide on shipping that tells you to make a custom box by cutting cardboard for all the sides of the box and taping it together. This is a bad idea because if anything gets set on top of your box it will smash your action figure.
There you have it. Join the discussion below and suggest different methods you have found word best on how to ship action figures.