I’d thought I’d share how I pack my I Wish You Happiness hardcovers for customers within Australia. If you order signed copies from this website website for shipping anywhere in the world, they too get shipped from Australia. I have shipped books from Australia to as far as the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, and Asia. I haven’t had a single report of damage…yet. 🤞 This box is going to Japan.
Please note that if you opt for the FREE US shipping option, your book is shipped by my US book distributor. They use different packaging that I have no control over.
As you can see, I wrap my books in soft tissue paper to help protect the dust jacket. I include a signed thank you letter. After I took this photo, I added more thin strips of the shredded paper to ensure the books are well protected during shipping. I tape all the edges with strong tape for maximum protection against damage.
Some may feel this is too much. I decided to do this because I remember how I felt opening the box for my first iPhone. I was pleasantly surprised just how much thought had gone into the packaging. It looked and felt really nice, especially compared to what had gone before.
So, I wanted to try to give my customers a similar experience, to build a positive, long-term relationship with my customers. I feel it is worth the effort.
The only downside is that I ordered way more boxes that I’ll likely ever need. 😄 If you’re in Australia and are looking for 30x30cm boxes, give me a shout. You can have a bunch at cost price (what I paid for them), plus shipping (no shipping, if you pick up in Killara, NSW).