A tip for those sending stuff regarding packaging, i always seal the box with tape and then use one or two strong dustbin bag/plastic rubble sacks to completely cover the parcel and then completely cover the parcel with brown parcel tape until the bags can't be seen.
I also put the buyers and my address and email on a pice of paper in the box, write the same on the box and the details on a piece of paper between the box and the dustbin sacks and finally on the outside, i've never had a problem.
I also never use any of the budget services, i use www.interparcel.com
and usually end up using UPS which works out 50p to £1.50 more than Yodel or Hermes.
It might be overkill but fingers crossed i've never had a problem home or abroad.