If you're looking to sell your wedding dress on an auction website such as eBay, or other marketplaces such as Preloved, there will be a number of things to think about when it comes to shipping it. When working out how much it is to post a wedding dress, think about how quickly the parcel needs to arrive or if the parcel is not time sensitive, choose a cheap parcel delivery on a economy time frame.
When you book via the Parcel Monkey quote engine, you can track the parcel to delivery whether you book a collected service that is picked up from a home or work address, or choose to drop it off at the Post Office or a DPD Pickup shop. This is very useful as you can provide the recipient with the tracking so they too can follow the parcel until it is delivered.
With DPD, the recipient can even change the final delivery address to have it delivered to a neighbour, or to a local Pickup shop if they are not in.
Make sure you've got a realistic weight when sending the package and that it is weighed and measured once it is prepared to send to ensure the dimensions are accurate. Couriers use volumetric weight to calculate the shipping charge, but our simple quote engine does hard bit for you as long as you provide the correct dimensions and weight of the parcel.
Most bathroom scales will be suitable for placing a packaged wedding dress on and still see the numbers. The general weight bands for parcels are fairly widely spaced so don't be afraid to add extra packaging. You could even play around adding an extra half kilo or two and see how much the dress costs to send if you do decide to add extra packaging.
Online searches have highlighted you shouldn't be looking at any more than around 5kg for a wedding dress.
Our customers make use of our low-cost international parcel delivery rates for sending all kinds of items and wedding dresses are no different. If shipping outside of the EU, then you will need to provide customs information, but we have built this into the booking process so just fill any customs form out accurately to avoid any customs hold up.
We work with a whole host of international couriers like DPD, Parcelforce, DHL, TrakPak plus we have our own brand service Parcel Monkey Air Express to carry a wedding dress to almost any destination around the globe for a great price. We also offer international package tracking, via your PM order number or directly on the courier website.