Pack your Saddle for Posting in 6 Easy Steps…

How to pack your saddle for posting in 6 easy steps…

Are you thinking of selling your saddle online? Does the idea of posting something of high value across the country fill you with dread? Do you worry about packaging the saddle correctly and the risk of it being damaged in transit? Do not worry. Here are 6 easy steps from our Saddle Packing Experts to ensure your beautiful saddle is packed correctly and safely for its journey ahead.

What you need:

  • Box
  • Bubble wrap
  • Parcel tape
  • Saddle Cover

1. Source a sturdy cardboard box

Ideally one that the saddle will fit into comfortably, without too much room (to avoid unnecessary movement in transit).

Sourcing a box can sometimes be tricky. Ordering one online could be an expensive option.

Try these avenues first:

  • Ask a friend who may have moved house recently
  • Ask your local supermarket or shop
  • Have you ordered anything online recently that came in a box? Use that!

 

 

2. Make sure the saddle is clean and has a saddle cover on (if possible).

This will reduce the risk of any potential bumps or marks to the leather. If you do not have a saddle cover, consider wrapping the saddle with a layer of bubble wrap to protect the leather.

IMPORTANT- Please ensure the saddle is clean and free from grease and dirt.

Just before packing carefully clean the saddle with an antibacterial wipe to reduce the spread of Covid19 and any other viruses.

3. Pack it up

Place the saddle in the box onto a cushion of bubble wrap. Lay the saddle “on its back” and ensure the cantle and pommel are well padded. Fill the remaining space (round the edges and the middle) of the box with more bubble wrap (or foam). Make sure the flaps aren’t bent or folded down.

4. Seal all edges using parcel tape

Ensure all of the seams and edges are at least double taped. Re-enforce the corners with more tape if desired.

5. Attach label

Ensure address and all tracking numbers and barcodes are visible.

This may seem obvious, but also use this time to ensure any old labels have been removed from the box to avoid any courier mishaps.

6. Couriers 

Here at Saddles Direct, we use the following couriers for all of our shipping – Parcel Force, Hermes, DPD and Royal Mail. Get a tracking number and opt for a “signed for” delivery if possible.

Consider insurance – depending on the value of the saddle, or the service provider you are using, look into insurance options. Just in case.

We hope you have found this article useful.

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Manage the sale yourself!

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The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Pay for the advert and we upload your saddle to be viewed by up to 40,000 PCM
  • You manage all the calls and enquiries and get the payment direct from the buyer
Part Exchange
Great option...

If you can’t buy a saddle before selling your current one

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Outright Purchase
Quick and hassle free!

We buy direct, no need to wait for us to sell your saddle.

The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Online clients box up your saddle and book a collection (£30.00)
  • Local clients simply drop into the shop
  • Once assessed by our saddler our accounts team will be in touch to finalise payment
Commission
Highest Financial Return!

You receive payment once your saddle has been sold.

The Process
  • Send photos of your saddle to us for a valuation
  • Online clients box up your saddle and book a collection (£30.00)
  • Local clients simply drop into the shop
  • We inspect, photograph and market your saddle taking all the hassle out of it for you
  • Once sold our account team will be in touch to finalise payment