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How to ship a poster
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:22:40 AM »
For those of you that do not know yet I am working on putting together a site when I have time for poster identification and information, it is nowhere near ready to go live yet but I did feel the need to put one part up now as I feel it is really needed.

I used to, like many here, whenever buying a poster from a private seller online reference the poster shipping information page from a site that is no longer with us due to the owner being an... Well we all have our own opinions on the goings on and I do not want to rehash them here. I do though see the extreme need especially with a few packages I have received lately to make a new page that can be referenced on how to ship posters and have linked it below. If you need, feel free to link it whenever you need. If you read it and see anything missing or that needs to be changed please also let me know and I will look it over. In the meantime, here it is, a step by step guide to trying to save a poster from bad shipping-

http://posterfrom.com/resources/how-to-ship-a-poster/
« Last Edit: May 26, 2015, 11:24:24 AM by Undead »
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2015, 10:31:02 AM »
It's a valid effort certainly.  The hard part always seems to be getting the seller/shipper to buy into the request
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2015, 10:39:38 AM »
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2015, 11:22:39 AM »
It's a valid effort certainly.  The hard part always seems to be getting the seller/shipper to buy into the request

Even if it only saves one poster from a horrible fate the time is worth it. I think I am batting about 25% actually follow instructions and another 15% or so do a hybrid of their way and what I send them which when you think about the laziness of most sellers is not that bad.

By the way, the page will be alive as long as I am or at least I pay the bill to the hosting company.
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 12:32:48 PM »
It's a valid effort certainly.  The hard part always seems to be getting the seller/shipper to buy into the request

This is indeed the biggest hurdle. I would think many sellers wont want to be "told" how to wrap and ship a poster; as you said tho, Mike, for the few that heed and take a few min. to read that page, will make all the potential difference in the world.

And to have it available for some kind of reference is all that matters. Nice job, Mike.
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 12:41:08 PM »
Yes you need to have easy step by step pictures and limit the amount of text...our collective attention span is not what it used to be.

I'm curious Mike about the title "Poster From"? 

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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 12:45:31 PM »
Yes you need to have easy step by step pictures and limit the amount of text...our collective attention span is not what it used to be.

I'm curious Mike about the title "Poster From"? 

It was available and the majority of searches are done full text rather than just title. For example a search is more often done as "poster from [Title Name]" rather than just "[Title Name] poster". As such when the site is done and properly set up for SEO purposes it will rank higher.
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2015, 01:08:40 PM »
It was available and the majority of searches are done full text rather than just title. For example a search is more often done as "poster from [Title Name]" rather than just "[Title Name] poster". As such when the site is done and properly set up for SEO purposes it will rank higher.

Oooohhhhh...I get it. Keep it up!  I will have more time to look at it in more detail later.

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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 05:23:12 PM »
Mike, this is very helpful. And it could make a real difference. I like the pics!! Thank you!!

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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 06:07:44 PM »
Maybe have an overview section and this detailed section. The overview section might be a a 30 sec video of unpacking a tube seeing what's in it. We can see what the packer did in just seconds when we open it. Attention spans on some are very short, in fact humans attention span is now shorter than a gold fish
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 06:31:55 PM »
Maybe have an overview section and this detailed section. The overview section might be a a 30 sec video of unpacking a tube seeing what's in it. We can see what the packer did in just seconds when we open it. Attention spans on some are very short, in fact humans attention span is now shorter than a gold fish

Interesting stats and sadly sounds too generous for some younger generations, about right for mine. Will have to think about a way to make it so they can take it in in 8 seconds. Maybe if I showed it being done while bull riding it would work, that's only 8 seconds.
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2015, 12:00:35 AM »
The short video idea has given me a new idea. I will do it but only after I find a set of Creature From the Black Lagoon hands to use in shooting!

For those that don't know me well enough, I will do it that way!  >:D
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2015, 12:13:40 AM »
What would really help is if you offered to package everyone's purchases for them (you can even use the Creature hands so long as they remain dextrous enough to avoid crinkling my daybills)   thumbsup.gif
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2015, 12:34:44 AM »
Sounds like a plan. I can quit my day job and open Mike's shipping service. Just mail me your posters and I will properly package them for you, if I really like them it may be a photocopy though.

I don't think anything can avoid crinkling daybills. Some of them buggers are thinner than Spanish or Indian posters.
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2015, 05:07:41 PM »
The short video idea has given me a new idea. I will do it but only after I find a set of Creature From the Black Lagoon hands to use in shooting!

For those that don't know me well enough, I will do it that way!  >:D

Me likes that idea, too, Mike.  devil 2


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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2015, 02:37:44 PM »
The short video idea has given me a new idea. I will do it but only after I find a set of Creature From the Black Lagoon hands to use in shooting!

For those that don't know me well enough, I will do it that way!  >:D

Did you find those hands, yet, Mike??  waiting1

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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2018, 03:31:52 PM »
For those of you that do not know yet I am working on putting together a site when I have time for poster identification and information, it is nowhere near ready to go live yet but I did feel the need to put one part up now as I feel it is really needed.

I used to, like many here, whenever buying a poster from a private seller online reference the poster shipping information page from a site that is no longer with us due to the owner being an... Well we all have our own opinions on the goings on and I do not want to rehash them here. I do though see the extreme need especially with a few packages I have received lately to make a new page that can be referenced on how to ship posters and have linked it below. If you need, feel free to link it whenever you need. If you read it and see anything missing or that needs to be changed please also let me know and I will look it over. In the meantime, here it is, a step by step guide to trying to save a poster from bad shipping-

http://posterfrom.com/resources/how-to-ship-a-poster/

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Great "How To" shipping info from Mike/Undead. And as he mentions above, sending his link to sellers certainly can't hurt, in order to get something packaged properly, if that seller takes the time to quickly review it.



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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2018, 04:53:21 PM »
Amazingly it has been followed about 75% of the time I request the seller follow it.

One day I do need to modify it with some of the great recommendations people here have made.
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Re: How to ship a poster
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2018, 04:20:22 AM »
I always request it.  So far not been disappointed.