A wedding dress holds so much importance in a woman’s life. Many women choose to preserve the dress for their daughter, while many preserve it well enough to have it around their entire lifetime. Then there are those who resell their wedding dress so that someone else can wear the same without having to spend a fortune! If you are reading this, we assume you are one of the latter.
Well, it’s great that you have decided to resell your wedding dress, but, we’re sure you have your doubts about its shipping. How to go about it, where to begin from and the most important, how much will it cost?
Well, you can relax a bit as we’ve got your back. There are various things that go into deciding what your shipping cost would be like. For your ease, we have jotted down some factors that can determine the shipping costs of your bridal dress. Read on to know what goes in when it comes to estimating the shipping cost of a bridal dress.
Well, by that we mean where your dress is headed to. Shipping the dress anywhere in the US is going to be cheaper than an international destination. For shipping the dress within the US, you can opt for USPS or Fed Ex or any other private carrier. However, if your bridal dress is going to a buyer that resides in another country, it is bound to cost more. Moreover, if you are looking for a budget-friendly option, you can opt for an economy service, however, it will have a longer transit time. So, you might want to consider sending it sooner if it is time-bound. You could also expedite it by shelling out more bucks.
The size of the box (parcel) goes a long way in deciding its shipping cost. It is measured in cubics and the bigger the box, the more the shipping cost. So, the box size will totally depend on the kind of dress you are shipping, sheath or ballgown being the two extreme examples.
The weight of your dress also decides how much you would be paying for it. The lighter the dress, the smaller the box and smaller the price. Bigger and heavier dresses like ballgowns or layered ones are bound to cost more than the lighter ones like sheath or mermaid.
The kind of shipping service that you select also affects your shipping costs. While there are many carriers who charge less but provide good services, we would always recommend those who are branded and provide the following facilities:
• Full insurance cover
• Online tracking
• Recipient’s signature on delivery
It’s very important to consider insurance for your shipment. Any unfortunate incident which might cause damage or loss of your dress while in transit, would totally affect you. The buyer would get a refund, however, you would be left without the dress and payment. In such scenarios, insurance plays a vital role. If you get your wedding dress shipment insured, you would get the insurance in case your shipment is lost or damaged in transit.
It’s important to remember that if you ship your bridal dress to an international location, the buyer might have to pay excise duty and other charges. Therefore, always make sure you consider this while fixing a price to the dress.
Finally, when you have got all this sorted, you can check out various shipping services to see how much will the shipment roughly cost. You could visit official websites of international services if shipping internationally. For shipping within the US, you could visit websites like UPS or FedEx. So ladies, happy shipping! It’s not that after all!
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