We have seen the trading card industry grow exponentially over the last three years, ushering in an era of new collectors. This comes at a time in the hobby where social media and e-commerce sites are used for a large percentage of sellers’ business. Sites like eBay and MySlabs provide a virtual card show anytime you open your phone, allowing you to seamlessly browse cards of your favorite players. If you don't know how to ship trading cards, you could be costing yourself a ton of money.
However, as Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben once put it, “With great power comes great responsibility.” The physical act of mailing cards is not to be taken lightly, especially at a time when fans are paying millions of dollars for cards to be shipped to their door.
Selling online requires logistical prowess. The process of finding a buyer, negotiating a deal on your terms, and finalizing payment can be long and strenuous. But securing a package after a transaction is just as important for the seller’s reputation. Later on, we will be outlining a step-by-step guide on shipping a card.
But for now, let’s go over some essential do’s and don'ts to mailing out your trading cards.