Shipping supplies can be a major expense for small businesses. And not just financially – as a business owner, your time is equally as valuable, too! But did you know there are ways to get affordable shipping supplies without compromising on quality? This short guide will discuss how you can use no issue's eco-friendly poly mailers to save money on your shipping costs.
Why eco-friendly poly mailers are also budget-friendly
You might be wondering how eco-friendly poly mailers can help you save money on shipping costs. The answer is simple - they are incredibly lightweight and durable, which means they cost less to ship. Moreover, eco mailers are reusable thanks to a second adhesive strip. Returns and refunds become a breeze, which helps to reduce your shipping costs even further.
Not to mention, using eco-friendly poly mailers is a great way to show your customers that you care about the environment. They'll appreciate your efforts and be more likely to do business with you in the future or recommend you to their friends.
What to consider when using eco-friendly shipping supplies
If you're ready to switch to eco-friendly shipping supplies, you should keep a few things in mind.
First, ensure you're using the right poly mailer size for your needs. We have a wide range of sizes available, from 159mm x 229mm (6.25" x 9") to 483mm x 610mm (19" x 24") and everything in between.
Second, consider the look you're going for. You might stick with a traditional cool gray mailer or choose a more eye-catching design from noissue's range of printed poly mailers. Finally, don't forget to showcase your company's personality on the mailers. You can do so using sustainable stickers, labels, and stamps available and designable on our platform.
Ways your brand can use eco-friendly poly mailers for shipping
There are endless possibilities for how your brand can use eco-friendly mailers. As long as your item fits and you're using the right size mailer, you're good to go! Here are a few examples of how SMEs can use noissue's most popular mailers:
1. Recycled mailers
The vibrant green shade of these 100% recycled mailers will make your brand stand out even before your customers open their packages. The bag reads: "Hey! I'm a 100% recycled mailer," so that your customers know you mean business when it comes to sustainability.
Best of all, the bag can be reused multiple times thanks to the second adhesive strip. Made from recycled LDPE (low-density polyethylene) and HDPE (high-density polyethylene), these mailers are tough enough to remain intact, even if your products are slightly heavier than usual.
They are water-resistant and have a tear-resistant seam, so you can rest assured your items will arrive safely at their destination. The matte finish is also ideal for writing on, so you can add a personal touch with a handwritten note or label. For a more basic option, our plain gray recycled mailers are made from 30% recycled plastics and offer a sleek, professional look.
2. Padded recycled mailers
Next, we have an extra padding option for more delicate items. These mailers are made from recycled materials and lined with recycled bubble wrap for additional protection.
Like our regular recycled mailers, your customers can reuse these bags multiple times thanks to the second strip of adhesive. The natural brown color is perfect for giving your brand an authentically sustainable look.
These padded recycled mailers are ideal for packing more fragile items such as electronics, glassware, and jewelry. You can also use them for sending out important documents. This mailer comes in a unique size of 260mm x 385mm (10.2" x 15.2"), which makes it the perfect option for larger items or multiple smaller items.
3. Compostable mailers
If you're looking for an even more sustainable option, our compostable mailers might be the right choice for you. These mailers are made from plant-based materials and will break down in a residential composting bin within 180 days. It takes half as long in a commercial composting bin.
The biodegradable bag is lined with a thin layer of PLA (polylactic acid), which is derived from cornstarch. This makes the mailer water-resistant and provides some padding for your items. Visually, it is similar to our recyclable mailers, save the pink and black color scheme. Keep in mind that all ink on the mailer is made with soy-based inks and is 100% biodegradable as well.
🎁 That’s a Wrap!
There you have it! If you want to save on shipping supplies, switch to eco-friendly poly mailers. Not only are they more sustainable, but they're also just as tough and versatile as traditional options.
Check out noissue's range of eco-friendly mailers today! You can find the perfect option for your business, whether you're looking for something recyclable, compostable, or padded. If you have any questions, our team is always happy to help.
Not sure which packaging framework might work best for your brand or industry? Start here to learn more about why sustainability is on brand!