The different mailing Options

by Pat Frank on

Oversimplifying the supplies that you have such as boxes and envelopes tends to happen, but you also need to pay attention to the nature of this. Boxes do come in all sizes and shapes and are constructed out of cardboard and heavy-duty corrugated materials. There are so many different options, and boxes are a fixture in any department that uses shipping. Envelopes and mailing bags are often shortchanged by casual people, but they’re pretty diverse, and we shall touch on that right now.

First, you need to look at the material for mailing bags. These have varying levels of protection along with security. First, there is paper which is good for casual documents or flat parcels, and it’s inexpensive, but also gives a lot of protection for printed materials. Then there are ship lite envelopes, which gives six times the level of protection compared to standard mailing envelopes. They are constructed out of paper, reinforced with durable fibers. Then there are poly mailers, which adds fortification against moisture and damage. These are stronger and come in different clear varieties that highlight the contents. and

Then there is Tyvek, which is a highly visible application, giving high levels of tear and puncture resistance, and it’s ten times stronger than paper, giving protection against moisture and the other packaging materials. Finally, you’ve got nylon reinforced mailers. When padding isn’t required, but you need that extra resistance against tears, you can get this as an alternative that will save you on some freight cost. They are self-sealing and expandable too, which is good for flat parcels.

Then you have the envelopes and mailers. Some are padded, giving extra protection, and it will give you extra protection during transit, especially for items that aren’t flat. They are enclosed in Kraft paper exteriors, with fiber padding and bubble wrap that works similar to this. It does have colored plastic film exteriors and a metallic silver cool shield thermal mailer designed for protection.

Then there are expansion envelopes. Gussets shippers do grow as they are filled with more documents. These are flexible alternatives that are constructed with many materials, including those resistant to puncture and moisture.

There are also extra long mailers, that are used to accommodate wallpaper, artwork, and poster rolls that are there. Legal documents and extra long materials are good too.

Then there are tamper evident ones, which provide extra security to your mailing envelopes, and it uses verifiable features on there. Once opened, they can’t be returned to the original state.

Finally, you’ve got flat mailers, which, when the tabs are closed, they give a stiffer enclosure for documents along with photos. The self-sealing options can be re-secured as needed, and they have extra padding as well.

Choosing the right mailer for your item is really just based on what it is that you’re going for, and what you want to get from this. By choosing the correct mailer, you’ll be able to ship your items quickly, and efficiently.

Written by: Pat Frank