09 Jul 2015 Mailer Envelope Options for Reducing Cost
As we often like to say, sometimes the best box for shipping a product is not a box at all. In some cases a mailer envelope will satisfy the need, at minimal cost per container, for shipping and for processing.
We offer a variety of stock (unprinted) and custom printed mailer envelope options including:
Plastic Mailer Envelope Options – still a favorite for some customers because of their light shipping weight and moisture resistance.
Unpadded – very popular for clothing and other soft goods. We have two different grades available and can be seen at this link. The minimum for custom printing is 25,000 envelopes.
Padded or “bubble lined” – ideal when the profile is low and a little protection is needed. Available (unprinted) stock sizes can be seen here and custom printing has a minimum of 25,000 envelopes.
Paper Mailer Envelope Options – the clear choice for most eco minded shippers and consumers.
Unpadded – available in white or Kraft, unprinted stock sizes and can also be custom printed in a VERY low, one case minimum. The low cost, low minimum branding option has quickly become a favorite for shipping tee shirts and other apparel.
Padded – Eight different unprinted sizes in stock but no longer available custom printed. Even though it is considered a green product (100% paper), the weight can make it costly to ship.
Rigid mailers – the perfect solution for mailing documents and other very low profile products. We have eight unprinted sizes in stock and the minimum for custom printing is 25,000 envelopes.
Paper/Poly Mailer Envelopes – these are not a stock item and not recyclable because the exterior is paper and the interior is plastic bubble, yet they are lightweight and preferred by people who want or need a paper exterior but also need some cushioning. These are available ONLY in custom printing with a minimum of 25,000.
Which mailer envelope is best for you?
We will be glad to review your application and help you determine that. The answer usually depends on what you are shipping, how you are shipping it and the order quantity. Some low cost solutions are only available in larger quantities, and of course, custom printing and branding can also be an important factor.
Please call us at 630-551-1700 or contact us at Globe Guard Products.com for unprinted stock products and Salazar Packaging.com for custom printed applications. Someone from our customer support team can help you decide which product is best for your specific needs.