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October 03, 2023
The holiday season is just around the corner! Even with the holiday hustle, there are so many reasons to be thankful. Perhaps your business expanded this year, or maybe you are revamping your website to attract new customers.
If you’re thinking about giving some special thanks this holiday season, consider doing so with a Glamour Bubble Mailer! These aluminum foil mailing envelopes feature bright exterior colors and an inner lining of bubble wrap to keep your goods protected and stylish. Glamour mailers have a variety of uses, but are especially great at sending special messages and gifts. This article will explore the top 5 reasons why you should give thanks this holiday season with glamour bubble mailers.
1. A Pop of Color
Glamour bubble mailers are defined by their colorful and metallic appearance. Glamour mailers are available in a variety of bright colors; here at PackagingSuppliesByMail, our glamour mailers come in red, gold, g
September 26, 2023
There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a package on your front door when you get home—it’s like Christmas morning. However, you’d be even more amazed if you knew about the process it took to get the item to your door. Packaging and supply companies go through a lot of work to bring you your packages. This article will discuss factors to consider when packaging a product so that you can develop a newfound appreciation for the items on your doorstep.
September 25, 2023
Masking tape is quickly becoming one of the most popular household items, and it’s not hard to see why. This low-cost and durable material is perhaps one of the most versatile tools one can keep around their house. Artists and DIY-ers around the world seem to find newer and greater uses for masking tape, but for the sake of this article, let’s go back to basics. Today, we will be answering three of the biggest questions related to masking tape: what is it, what makes it different from painter’s tape, and what is masking tape used for?
What is Masking Tape?
Masking tape is typically made from crepe paper backing, although some masking tapes are made from alternative backing materials like polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The backing material is coated with a layer of adhesive and, as a pressure-sensitive tape, sticks to surfaces with only a light application of pressure.
Manufacturers will either use a
September 21, 2023
If you do a lot of business by mail, are you using the strongest, most durable, and convenient-to-use packing tape? Your two primary choices boil down to pressure versus water-activated tape. Both have their benefits, and it may well be that having both at hand in case of unexpected events as the best choice. But when it comes down to specific jobs, it’s worth reviewing which is best for what sort of jobs. So, pressure vs. water-activated tape: which to choose?
September 19, 2023
The United States Postal Service processes and delivers over 421 million pieces of mail every day, and it’s not always smooth sailing. Envelopes and parcels can endure rough handling, shifting, and exposure to moisture and environmental contaminants while in transit or in storage. Additionally, bulky, oversized packaging can drive up your dimensional weight expenses, or the costs derived from the volumetric size of your shipment. With shipping risks and high costs abound, what can you do to ensure damage-free, low-cost deliveries?
The answer is quite simple, in fact: get yourself a batch of poly mailers! These durable plastic mailers not only protect your goods from the rough conditions of shipping and storage, but they also keep your shipping costs low with their lightweight, flexible design. If you want to learn more about this reliable and versatile packaging, keep reading below.
What Are Poly Mailers?
September 18, 2023
Moving is the most stressful event in your life, at least according to a 2020 study conducted by OnePoll and North American Van Lines. Beating out other high contenders like “going through a divorce” and “having children”, 45% of participants in the study declared moving to be the single most stressful life event. Within the category of moving, most participants determined that the act of packing was the most stressful part of moving, outranking money-related stressors like “budgeting for movers” or “saving up for an apartment lease”.
So if packing is supposed to be the most stressful part of the most stressful event in your life, what can you do to give yourself a little break? Get yourself a roll of stretch wrap! Stretch wrap is one of the most versatile tools in the world of shipping and storage. And in the middle of a big move, stretch wrap will be yo
September 15, 2023
Poly mailers are some of the best packaging materials out there. These plastic envelopes are not only puncture and moisture-resistant, but they are also thin, versatile, and highly cost-effective when purchased in bulk. So if you’ve gone and ordered yourself a stock of poly mailers, the next logical question may be: how do I use these?
The USPS has extensive rules and regulations concerning the mailability of letters, flat envelopes, and parcels. Generally speaking, items packed in a poly mailer cannot be too heavy or too difficult to handle, and they must fill the entire mailer or be bolstered by cushioning material like tissue paper or packing peanuts. However, this description is highly simplified and does not go over topics like mailer size and nonmailable materials. In order to go over all the aspects of mailing poly mailers, let’s start with…
1. Determining the Load Type
Mailed goods are differentiated by load type, or the l