Book buyback packing tips

Packing tips for book buybacks

In order to ensure the safe arrival of your buyback, we've come up with five tips for packing success. These tips are largely based on the methods our past customers have successfully used to pack their books. Remember, a little common sense goes a long way!

  1. Use an appropriately sized box.

    Don't use a box that's too big. There's no reason to send a single book in a giant box with a lot of packaging material. In fact, larger boxes are more often damaged than smaller ones. A box that's 2 feet by 3 feet doesn't work well when you're only sending in a paperback novel.

  2. If you have a lot of books, use a sturdy box.

    If you're sending in more than 3 books, make sure to use a heavy duty box. Books are heavy, and shifting can occur during transit.

  3. Use safe packing material.

    Newspaper is NOT suitable packing material for books. Instead, use bubble wrap, packing peanuts, or similar shipping-specific supplies. Office supply stores and even your local US Post Office have good packing material available.

  4. Properly seal your package.

    Make sure you use packing tape—not masking, scotch, or electrical tape—to ensure that your books actually arrive.

  5. Double check your shipment.

    This is especially important if you're sending multiple books. It sounds simple, but make sure that you have included all of the books listed on your buyback order. We can't pay you for books we don't receive.

Free shipping supplies for book buybacks

Do you need boxes and packing materials for your buyback order? Faculty members and professors may request a shipment of free packing supplies for book buyback orders.

Request free book buyback shipping supplies