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What are mailing bags?
Mailing bags are strong, lightweight and waterproof polythene sacks that provide a convenient solution for sending items via the traditional postage service or via courier delivery.
Often referred to as mailers, mail order bags or courier bags, mailing bags are traditionally rectangular in shape, like an envelope, with the opening located across one of the mailing bag’s two shorter sides (i.e. if you place the mailer in an upright, portrait orientation, then the opening to the bag will be located at the top or bottom).
The mailing bag’s closing flap, located directly next to the opening of the bag, contains an integral adhesive strip, which is initially covered by a row of tape. Once all contents have been placed into the bag, you just peel away the tape, fold down the flap and hey presto - the mailing bag is sealed. Simple as that!
Types of mailing bag
There are several types of mailing bag, each designed to serve a slightly different purpose, depending on your exact mailing or courier needs. Here are a few of the more popular types of mailers:
Economy lightweight - the classic mailing bag, although there is nothing ‘standard’ about these mailers. Light, waterproof, tough, easy-to-use and very competitively priced, economy lightweight mailers are a must-have addition to any office.
Blue opaque mailers - an attractive shiny metallic blue coating adds a touch of professionalism to these mailers, making them a firm favourite for companies and people sending mail order deliveries. Strong but not too thick. Professional but not too expensive, although a lightweight alternative is available for people on an even tighter budget.
Heavy duty mailers - perfect for sending heavier packages with peace of mind that the mailer will last the journey. Made from thicker plastic to withstand bashing and bumps during delivery, this range of mailers are a bunch of tough cookies.
Coloured mailers - add some vibrancy to your deliveries with these range of brightly coloured mailers. Match your product to the colour or just choose a nice colour at random to add a bit of zing to your customer’s mail! Available in baby pink, glossy blue, vibrant purple or eco green, with other colours available on request.
Security mailers - there are a number of different security mailers available that provide confidentiality for your mail and will give you peace of mind. The range includes tamper-evident bags that show if someone has attempted to open the bag and strong black security bags that ensure excellent confidentiality for the bag contents.
Promote your business with printed mailing bags
One fantastic way to advertise your business while also giving it a real stamp of professionalism is to get your mailing bags personalised with your company branding.
This can be a simple logo, company strapline or promotional message, or a combination of any of the above. Get your own mailing bags designed in your company colour scheme and fonts to reinforce your brand, increase your company visibility and strengthen your identity in the public eye.
You can even include handy information for your customers on the mailing bag, such as instructions on how to open the pack, or information on how to return the delivery, including a return address.
Personalised mailing bags have proved to be a winner with countries all over the country and around the world, so make sure you aren’t missing a fantastic opportunity to promote your business.
Branded mailing bags - Who will win gold this summer?
The Olympic Games may be taking a break until Rio 2016 but, in the world of branded packaging, the race is a continual one. Customised mailing bags, complete with logos, slogans, straplines and handy customer instructions, provide companies with the opportunity to stand out in a busy, competitive marketplace.
Clear, well-thought out branding added to packages or parcels sent in the post can really help a company distinguish themselves from the rest and add a touch of professionalism to the sales pitch in the meantime.
Rio may still be a long way off, but companies everywhere are still vying for gold and personalised mailing bags can go a long way to deciding the winner.
Where can I buy mailing bags?
Manufacturers and suppliers of mailing bags include:
Discount Mailing Bags
Discount Mailing Envelopes
Discount Plastic Envelopes
Mailing Bags Direct
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Research & Resources
For further information about mailing bags, including details of how they are manufactured and the different types of mailing bags available, please visit:
Goldstork: "best of the web" free directory. On Goldstork you will find hand picked information and websites specialised in mailing bags.
PlasticBags.uk.com: free web directory specialised in packaging. Submit your product listings for free or browse for useful mailing bags websites.
PackagingKnowledge: Read in-depth information and news about the flexible plastic packaging industry including this article on mailing bags.
How to get the most out of your mailing bags
Mailing bags are a fantastic way to maximise what you can send in one envelope. As they are made from durable polythene rather than paper, like traditional envelopes, they are strong enough to test the limits of how much you can put it, safe in the knowledge that, if you do step too far, they won’t completely rip down the middle, making a right mess of the envelope.
One handy tip if you are trying to post a load of flyers in one mailing bag is to pick a bag size slightly larger (height & width) than the items that you want to send. Place the flyers into smaller piles and push these into the mailing back one small pile at a time. However, don’t try to push the second pile in above or below the first one!
Instead, open up a gap in the middle and push the second pile into this gap, then repeat with the third, etc. Each pile should slide in with ease and won’t risk getting snagged on the inside of the plastic envelope.