Carefully Package Homemade Garments Before Shipping Them To Your Customers

Posted on: 19 February 2019

If you have opened a clothing business from your home and you are going to be selling homemade wares that are constructed of leather, silk, and other fabrics that can become damaged from exposure to moisture, your packing efforts need to be on key so that clients receive their products in perfect condition. Take measures to prepare each item for shipment so that it arrives at its destination unscathed.

Use Sealed Bags To Store Garments Prior To Shipment

When orders are placed, let your customers know a timeframe that they can expect to receive their orders. An open line of communication will demonstrate to your clients that you care about your business and the people who purchase from you. Focus on one order at a time and sew each garment in entirety.

After you have made all of the pieces that make up a single order, use vacuum sealed bags to store the garments in. Sturdy plastic bags will prevent materials from becoming wrinkled, and the layer of plastic will act as a safeguard from moisture. 

Add Silica Gel Packets To Each Package

As a second precaution, use silica gel packets to line the bottom of each package and to prevent moisture buildup on garments that are thick or that contain multiple layers. Silica gel is a desiccant. It absorbs water vapor. Silica gel can be used to preserve the condition of textiles, and it is also commonly used to preserve foods that are being shipped.

Make sure that the silica gel packets that you are using have caution labels printed on them since silica gel should not be consumed. Also, place the silica gel packets in areas where your customers will be likely to see them so that they can toss the packets into the trash after they have received and opened their shipments.

Packets can be placed between layers of fabric or inside of pockets or cuffs. If you ever sell homemade footwear, slip a gel packet into each shoe that is being shipped. 

Follow Up With Your Customers

Add a customer satisfaction card to each package that is being shipped. Prepay the postage so that your clients can fill out the cards and mail them back to you without needing to pay any fees. Email your customers regularly to make sure that they were satisfied with the garments that were shipped to them. If any problems arise, you will be notified in a timely manner and can make the adjustments that are needed to amend each situation.

For more information, contact a company like Interteck Packaging.