What starts with an ‘e’, ends with an ‘e’ but contains only one letter? It's envelopes of course.
Not anymore. This old riddle’s a good one, but it’s outdated. Nowadays, it pays to use an envelope to send a whole host of items; it’s far less expensive in terms of postal costs and also, they’re just so easy to pack. And by all means still put letters in them, but don’t forget how good they are for books, magazine subscriptions and even more fragile items such as vinyl. Envelopes have even come into their own in the fashion and beauty industry; they’re perfect for small clothing items, jewellery, make-up and accessories and can be plain (if you’re sending a t-shirt for example) or padded (if your product needs more protection).
If you still need more of idea as to which items can easily go through the post in an envelope and which might – after consideration – be better in some kind of box, then check out this article by The Packaging Club here.
But, without further ado, here are our top tips for how to ship items in envelopes:
Once you’ve ascertained that the humble envelope is suitable packaging for your product, one further bonus is that it’s letter box friendly. This makes things even more efficient and convenient.
The envelope’s basic design might not have changed much, but small, significant tweaks have led to their evolution; it’s true, they have one job, but they do the job exceptionally well.
Enable your ecommerce business to push the envelope with the right envelope. Talk to The Packaging Club today about how we can help you fulfil your fulfilment obligations.