Posted on November 05 2020
You probably don't have to worry about shipping a hat if you have purchased it from an online dealer. But what if you purchased a hat for someone else – birthday, anniversary, Christmas, etc. – and you need to get it to that person? Or, maybe you want to send the hats you bought on vacation home rather than trying to include them in your luggage. Whatever the case, what's the best way to ship a hat?
A lot goes into the answer for that question. You're probably looking for efficiency, ease, and a shipping method that will make both recipient and sender happy. The answers to the following questions will matter when considering shipping:
- How fast does the hat need to get to its destination?
- Do you have a particular budget in mind?
- How should the hat be packaged?
- What kind of hat, specifically, is being shipped?
Hat Shipping Costs
How much you're going to spend to ship a hat can have a lot to do with how fast you want the hat to arrive at its destination. If you wait until the last minute, and now time is of the essence, you're going to have to spend more money to rush the delivery. Some options can include Priority Mail Express through USPS, DHS, UPS Ground, and FedEx. There are flat rate box options with overnight delivery available.
If you’ve got time to spare, however, check around online for the best price. By logging on to USPS.com, you can find a few options quickly.
Shipping Box Types
If you frequently receive orders delivered to your home, you may have saved the boxes. That's good because buying new boxes won't be a problem in that case. Break them down and store them flat if you are concerned about how much room they take up. Make sure you cover or remove any former labels.
No boxes? Make sure the box you are going to ship your hat in is sturdy, addressed clearly, and thoroughly taped shut.
Your method of shipping can have a lot to do with what kind of hat you're sending:
- Straw hats – Is the hat crushable? You have to determine its texture and strength. Packable or crushable hats will bounce back to their original shape even if they are smashed, bent, flattened, folded, or otherwise squished. Hat embellishments matter as well: i.e., rhinestones, beads, tassels, and other decorations. They could come loose or become damaged. Bubble wrap is a good idea if you're worried about the condition of the hat during shipping.
- Wool hats – The size of the hat can help determine packaging here. A small box with packing peanuts, crumpled paper, or tissue paper around the hat will suffice if it is a flat cap or wool beanie. If there are special details (i.e., a ribbon, appliqués, a feather, etc.), or the hat has a large brim, peanuts or crumpled up paper should surround the hat.
- Synthetic or cotton caps – Knit hats, beanies, or baseball hats made from synthetic or cotton blends ship easily and inexpensively. More elaborate packing will be required for a wide brim Fedora so that the brim or crown isn't ruined. On the other hand, as long as you don't bend the bill, shipping a baseball cap can be done in a smaller, flatter box.
Hat Heaven Will Ship Your Purchase
Naturally, if you purchase your hat from Hat Heaven, you won't have to worry much about shipping. But if you purchase it for someone else and have it shipped to your home, only to have to send it to them, the information above will have come in handy.Regardless of who ships your hat or who it's purchased for, you'll find the cap you're looking for at Hat Heaven. Check out our impressive inventory today, make your selection, and get the shipping process started.