I’m two months post-wedding and my dress is just taking up space. I have no daughters or nieces to potentially pass it down to and have no sentimental attachment to it beyond seeing it in pics. So I’ve been thinking of listing it on stillwhite or Mercari or...whatever else is out there. But his does the shipping work? I mean, does fedex have a box or do I find one that’ll hold the dress or what? Who pays the shipping fees typically? How much can I expect shipping to cost?
You usually find a big box to ship it in. If you pay for shipping think of adding the price into your asking price. Depending on the size and weight of your dress it can be expensive. You could also try Facebook marketplace and sell it local.
Shipping a dress isn’t so hard. If you put it in its garment bag and roll it up, you can get it to fit in a box that isn’t so big. Especially since you said it’s tulle and tea length. Should be easy to fit.
When you make your listing, you simply include that “buyer pay shipping” or “shipping included,” whichever you decide. When I bought a gown on line, the seller used UPS and it cost around $30. Another seller said $50 to ship. So that’s a ballpark for you. You could pack it up, take it to a UPS store, and get a quote. Of course it will change depending on where the buyer lives. But I think $30-$50 is about what it costs to ship.
I have an eBay side hustle, where I sell clothes and makeup, mostly.
You will definitely need to include a garment bag and a hanger. This means your box will need to be fairly large (about 24 in wide and 16 in tall and 6 in deep, roughly), in order to accommodate the dress. If you want to estimate shipping charges, I'd recommend going to your local office and using the scale at the automated kiosk to weigh it. Then input that weight and box measurements in any of the major shippers (UPS, Fedex, USPS) websites to determine cost, although that's hard to do if you don't know where exactly where to ship.
You will also need to include insurance and possibly require signature as well. Personally, I add insurance to items over $150, and require signature for items over $300.
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