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    Question Tips on mailing samples?

    I couldn't find a section that seemed appropriate for this question, but I thought you lovely people could help... I've never mailed perfume before, and I have samples that I want to mail. How should I package them? Bubble wrap? Manila envelopes? Has anyone had any problems mailing from Canada to the US, or vice versa?

    Thanks!

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    I use bubble wrap, a jiffy bag (padded envelope) and sometimes pretty tissue paper if I have any.

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    For samples, I use bubble wrap and usually colorful wrapping and stickers, all inside a padded envelope. I especially want it to look like a gift when going international, and often include other cosmetics samples for the international folks so I can put more on the customs label to satisfy the post office people. I think some people also send a piece or two of candy, like The Perfumed Court.

    I have shipped to and received from Canada with no problems, however I did hear of a couple BNers who lost bottles to Canadian customs. I think for the most part, samples are under the radar.

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    Bubble wrap inside a padded envelope works great. Another idea is to wrap the samples and put them in a small tin (like an empty Altoids box), which gives a hard shell of protection. In the US, I've noticed that most postal clerks don't ask. Sometimes they do if the package is going to Canada. In that case, a Canadian friend instructed me to say that the package is a gift of cosmetic samples worth less than $10.

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    I'll second bubble wrap inside a padded envelope with a FRAGILE sticker. Haunani - excellent idea with the Altoids box.

    Another thing that can be done is using small baggies to further insulate each atomizer so that if one breaks it's at least contained and doesn't leak through the rest of the contents of the package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyDG View Post
    Another thing that can be done is using small baggies to further insulate each atomizer so that if one breaks it's at least contained and doesn't leak through the rest of the contents of the package.
    Where do people get little baggies like these?
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    Default Re: Tips on mailing samples?

    http://www.accessoriesforfragrances.com

    On the frame that appears on the left of the page, it's right near the bottom I believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by kess View Post
    Where do people get little baggies like these?

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    Default Re: Tips on mailing samples?

    Many of the craft/bead/jewelry-making supply places also sell these baggies:

    http://www.monsterslayer.com/Pages/Display/Display.aspx

    http://www.firemountaingems.com/bead...sp#StorageBags

    Also, if it's a spray sample, I noticed that some folks seal it with a piece of electrical tape --- so I bought the little roll of electrical tape for the same.

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    I got my baggies from the office supply (Office Depot or Staples--can't recall which one).

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