It depends on the type of item you are shipping and the carrier you are using. In most cases, you will need a package or box to ship items. This is because most carriers have size and weight restrictions for individual items, and require that items be securely packaged to protect them during transit. However, some carriers may allow you to ship certain types of items without a package, such as letters and documents. It’s always a good idea to check with your carrier for specific requirements before shipping your items.