Packing & Shipping Guidelines for Cards

Updated at: February 28, 2020

Place Card Into A Protection Sleeve

Protect the cards by putting them into sleeves. Please put up to 4 cards only per sleeve. Then ensure that the cards can’t fall off the sleeve by covering the open side of the sleeve with a small piece of paper (in a way that the tape does not touch the cards). Fix the paper to the sleeve with adhesive tape.

Place your card into a card protector or sleeve, taking special care not to catch the corners of the card on the sleeve. This can be performed by placing the card's bottom left corner into the sleeve first, then allowing the rest of the card to slip safely into the sleeve.

Provide Card Protection

Using material such as a top loader (a hard plastic holder) to further protect the sleeved gaming card is highly recommended. Place the card into the top loader, following the same process in the step above.

It's best to put the card into the top loader with the sleeve's opening facing down. This way, if the card does slip out of the sleeve, it won't also slip out the top of the protector too.

Sandwiching the gaming card tightly between a rigid (non-flexible) material such as cardboard is also acceptable. An alternative way is to use 6-8 unwanted/damaged cards as the card protection

Minimize Sliding While In Transit

Placing the top loader or unwanted/damaged cards to sandwich the gaming card, into a team bag (a clear re-sealable bag). This will greatly minimize the chances of the card slipping or sliding out of its protectors while in transit. The use of a team bag is the most preferred and professional way to further protect your product.

Alternatively, taping the top of the top loader with clear tape will also work. If you are sandwiching your card between a rigid material such as cardboard, taping all sides of the material will also help the card from sliding free while in the process of being mailed.

Remember that your buyer will need to be able to unpack the card without damaging it, so try and use the least amount of tape necessary to secure the card.

Shipping The Purchased Card(s) To Your Buyers

Place the protected card in a hard envelope, like the kind you might find in an office supply store. Or normal envelop with good hard protection within.

As far as shipping goes, many buyers may buy the Tracking / Delivery Confirmation option. Tracking / Delivery Confirmation provides the date, time, and location of the delivery or delivery attempt and can be tracked online.

As part of the Marketplace Seller Agreement, you are contracted to adhere to, it is your responsibility to deliver the items contained within an order to the Buyer and you waive your ability to win any disputes if the customer says the package did not arrive after buying the Tracking / Delivery Confirmation service. The Seller waives the ability to win any disputes if the buyer says the package did not arrive should they choose not to follow the guidelines listed above.

Be sure to take the time to properly package your gaming cards so that they do not get damaged during shipping. It helps keep the card in the same state when it reaches the buyer as it was when you sent it.

Never ship a card in an envelope with no protection. Cards can be damaged in the mailing system more easily if you use this type of method for transport.

Prices for shipping your items may vary, due to extra weight of the top loader or protector. Make sure that the total weight is still within the maximum allowed for the envelope mail service.

Procedure seller (Drop Off), buyer (Pick Up) and game store

Game stores offer their store as a convenience location for drop-off and pick-up, so as to support the community. The process is automatically managed on the Playy.World platform, providing a clear and effective solution for all buyers, sellers and game stores. Hence, it is the responsibility of the sellers and buyers to respect and make it hassle-free for the benefit of every user in the community.

Once game stores have enabled their store as a drop-off/pick-up point, sellers can offer your game store as a delivery option to buyers, through dropping off purchased card(s) at your game store. Buyers can, in turn, pick up the purchased card(s) at the designated game store.

Role of Game Store

The role of the game store is to validate the drop-off by the seller, and the pick-up by the buyer. This is an automated process enabled and tracked within the Playy.World platform using QR code.

After scanning the QR code, the list of card(s) will be displayed on-screen for the verification process. Through this visual verification, game stores are able to easily approve the drop-off and pickup of buyers and sellers with the instructions below.

#1 What to do when the Seller comes to drop off the card(s):

The seller will provide the game store with the QR code for the relevant order. Simply scan the QR code running the Playy.World platform on your mobile, laptop or PC, then follow the instructions on the webpage closely, to complete the Drop-Off process

#2 What to do when the Buyer comes to pick up the card(s):

The buyer will provide you with a QR code for the relevant order. Simply scan the QR code running the Playy.World platform on your mobile, laptop or PC, then follow the instructions on the webpage closely, to complete the Pick-Up process

#3 What to do if a Buyer buys an item from you (game store) and chooses to pick up at your store:

If a buyer buys a card from you and chooses to pick it up at your game store, the order will be automatically marked as dropped off (after stock availability is confirmed and payment is made). When the buyer comes to your game store for the pickup, the buyer will show you the relevant QR code for the transaction, and you can continue the pick-up process as any other buyer (#2 above)