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If you are shipping toys, games or consoles in your country or overseas, we are able to help you find the best deal on courier services. Compare a range of well known and trusted parcel delivery companies all in one place using Parcel Monkey, the easy way to calculate the cost of shipping your packages for less!
Selling kids toys at wholesale prices is big business especially if you are able to then send your items to the buyer whether they live in the same country as you or overseas.
eBay list thousands and thousands of toys and games from trading cards to action figures, pre school toys to model railroads and aeroplanes and with buyers on the lookout for a bargain, if you can keep you shipping costs down, there is huge potential to make a success of selling toys of all shapes and sizes online.
Branded items, such as Fisher- Price toys, LEGO and Disney often sell better as they are more desirable especially if you can purchase them online for a much lower cost than buying brand new. If you are selling these well known toys and games, you can be sure to sell more if the shipping you are able to offer is cheaper than a competitor selling similar items.
Likewise if you are a buyer, and find a good deal online then why not get the package details from the seller, put the information into our simple shipping calculator and choose an affordable courier service such as DHL eCommerce.
Parcel Monkey customers often use our package delivery services at the peak times of year, like Christmas, Thanksgiving and for many other seasonal holidays, to send toys to friends or family.
When sending to relatives you are not going to want to spend loads of money on shipping them as your budget is best being used on the gift. You also don’t want to let them down, so choosing a reliable courier service for shipping a gift is important. We work with trusted and international couriers so you can book a pick up knowing your package will be delivered safely, whether you are sending to another town or city in your country or overseas.
Collectible and vintage toys make up a large segment of the toys and games market, so we often see collectors buying and selling retro toys and games online who then need to be able to book a reliable courier to handle their items.
When sending this type of package Parcel Monkey are also able to offer protection cover for those more valuable goods. You can add this to you order in the booking process. Model railroad and trains, collectable toy cars or trading cards have all been sent on a regular basis with us and the package shipping companies we work with.
When moving more valuable items, shippers look for a premium courier service that ensures a package arrives on time. Depending on where you are shipping from and to, we offer timed delivery courier services so that you can provide the receiver with a delivery slot.
Timed parcel delivery services such as before 9am, 10.30am, 12pm and 1pm via big name carriers, will get your items delivered early in the day. The international couriers you can book via our marketplace for timed delivery range from USPS with their Priority Overnight and First Overnight products, to UPS Express Saver, Express depending on where you are shipping from. We aim to provide a courier service to meet every timeframe and budget around the globe, so put your package details in the shipping calculator for a quote.
It is important to remember when sending toys that batteries are prohibited items with most international carriers. Please remove batteries when shipping overseas where it is possible as more often than not the item containing the batteries will be removed as prohibited or returned.
Even if you are shipping toys batteries within the same country, ensure the package is being sent via a Road service. Our advice is however, to remove the batteries before sending.
Our courier services are suitable for shipping consoles and games, with so many being sold online and being played all over the world we actually help a lot of customers with this enquiry.
There is plenty of specific advice on how best to package consoles online, but the stand out points are that you need to ensure the box is well padded, any wires or disks are removed from the actual console.
The first thing to consider when selling and then shipping anything you have sold online or are trading, is that it is the shipper's responsibility to get the item to arrive in great condition, so good packaging is essential.
When packing toys or games it is best to bubble wrap the goods to ensure they do not come to any harm when being transported. Make sure the items in your box cannot move around inside the packaging so it does not touch the sides of the box or hit into other items inside the box. Use a corrugated box that is a suitable size, filled with packaging peanuts and has strong corners.
For something like an action figure, if it is new and still in the original packaging, you won’t want the ‘bubble’ style box to be damaged, so make sure you do not squash the toys original packaging when using your packing materials. You just need to ensure your package is not going to fold or be dented when travelling with the millions of other parcels and boxes being shipped by the courier.
Tape any box you are shipping with strong tape, and as well as attaching any Parcel Monkey shipping label, make sure you write the delivery address in marker pen on the box.