High Quality Packaging Supplies To Suit All Business Needs
Useful information, tips & guides
Businesses across the UK use packaging supplies & materials every day to despatch goods in the post to their customers & clients. But the type of packaging used requires a lot of thought so that goods arrive safe and the cost to your business is at a minimum.
There are a lot of different packaging supplies available for your business including cardboard boxes, mailing bags, carrier bags and packaging tapes. Find out more about all of these and more by reading below.
What type of packaging supplies does my business need?
The packaging supplies and materials that your business requires will depend entirely on the item (or items) being sent. Cardboard boxes, mailing bags & packaging tapes are some of our most popular supplies that are used, but depending on what you send, an alternative type of packaging may be more suitable.
For example if you are sending more fragile items, we would advise that you protect your goods in bubble wrap or inflatable packaging, whilst using a strong box and using “Handle With Care” tape to help protect your item from damage and miss use.
If you are unsure on what kind of packaging you will need, please call our team on 01543 572 776 and explain your requirements. Our team will be more than happy to help and we will help you find the most suitable and cost effective packaging item(s) for you.
Royal Mail Postal Cardboard Boxes
Almost all of our postal cardboard boxes can be defined via the Royal Mail PiP sizes of Large Letter, Small Parcel & Medium Parcel. All of our cardboard boxes will deliver consistent & reliable performance and offer great protection to the goods you are sending. Cardboard boxes is one packaging supply that almost every business will have sent (or received) at some point.
Cardboard boxes are ideal for sending almost any item, and our extensive range of boxes has multiple box types & sizes available to you to help suit the item(s) you wish to send. This includes telescopic boxes, picture frame boxes, ecommerce boxes and more.
Our cardboard boxes can be easily defined as a Single Wall Cardboard Box or a Double Wall Cardboard Box. A single wall box uses a single wall of corrugated cardboard whereas a double wall box uses 2 layers of corrugated cardboard.
Large Letter boxes are designed for any business looking for a cardboard box that falls into the Royal Mail Large Letter category.
The maximum dimensions you have for a Royal Mail large letter parcel box is 35.3cm x 25cm x 2.5cm (353mm x 250mm x 25mm) with the maximum weight being 750g.
Small Parcel boxes are designed for any business looking for a cardboard box that falls into the Royal Mail Small Parcel category.
The maximum dimensions you have for a Royal Mail small parcel parcel box is 45cm x 35cm x 16cm (450mm x 350mm x 160mm) with the maximum weight being 2 Kg.
Medium Parcel boxes are designed for any business looking for a cardboard box that falls into the Royal Mail Medium Parcel category.
The maximum dimensions you have for a Royal Mail medium parcel parcel box is 61cm x 46cm x 46cm (610mm x 460mm x 460mm) with the maximum weight being 20 Kg.
Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Packaging
We are committed to sustainability and as such Mailcoms can offer a wide range of eco-friendly packaging items that will help support your environmentally friendly choices.
Our eco-friendly packaging supplies are designed to minimize environmental impact whilst also providing a reliable and functional packaging solution to fit your business needs & requirements.
From recycled cardboard boxes to compostable mailing bags, we prioritize materials that are recyclable, biodegradable, or made from renewable resources. Reduce your waste and contribute to a greener future today.
Looking for a more luxury or attractive looking piece of packaging that will make an instant impact upon your customers? If so then our gift packaging range of supplies & materials may be just what you are after.
Whether you operate in the gift industry or not, using gift packaging is a great simple way to make your brand more recognisable whilst improving the customer experience.
Our gift packaging items are available in various sizes, styles, and colors to suit different occasions and preferences.
Our mailing bags, also known as mailing sacks or postal bags, are a opaque, lightweight and waterproof packaging solution that are designed to offer added protection to the items they are carrying. They are designed to comply with the Royal Mail PiP sizes and offer consistent & reliable protection.
Ideal for sending a range of items such as items of clothing, office supplies, books & textile based items. Mailing bags come with an easy to use peel & seal stripe and are suitable for all types of business needs.
Packaging Tape & Dispensers
A widely used packaging supply that is used in the UK is packaging tape. It is the perfect solution for sealing cardboard boxes and packages to ensure items are secure during transit.
We have packaging tape available in universal brown or clear tapes for your standard every day packaging. We have packaging tape available to instruct couriers that items need to be handled carefully with our warning printed tapes. We also have eco-friendly packaging tapes if you wanted to use a environmentally friendly solution with our paper kraft tapes.
All of our tapes can also be used with our tape dispensers & guns to help you quickly, easily & securely package all your items.
Paper Carrier Bags
Our paper carrier bag range of supplies are designed to keep your costs down whilst being more environmentally friendly. Paper carrier bags are perfect for a retailer or takeaway restaurant whom provide bags to their customers after purchasing.
Most of our paper carrier bags are general purpose, gusseted and block bottomed paper bags available in white or brown colour options.
Looking for the perfect packaging solution to package your books, magazines or other similar sized items? If so then a book mailer is exactly what you require. Book mailers are specifically designed to help protect books, brochures and comics during transit.
Book mailers are designed differently to cardboard boxes, as such they offer corner edge protection & extra cushioning to ensure items are properly protected. They are designed to comply with the Royal Mail PiP sizes and offer consistent & reliable protection.
Inflatable Air Packaging
To use this type of packaging the user will pump up the air cushions with a inflation pump and then insert their goods to protect them.
The air cushions, pillows and pouches absorb any shock they come into contact with once inflated which is how they massive reduce the risk of damage when goods are being handled.
All-in-one Packaging Kits
If you are looking to save money on your packaging then look no further than our unique packaging kits. Our all-in-one packaging kits combine multiple products into one, at a fraction of the price when buying individually.
Currently we can offer a wide range of bottle packaging kits which, based on your personal preference of packaging, allows you to securely package all of your glass bottles (or other shaped items). Take a look and see if we can assist you.
Frequently Asked Packaging Supplies Questions
Mailcoms can currently supply you with a wide range of different mailing supplies, shipping supplies and packaging supplies to assist you with protecting your sent goods.
Some of the items we can provide include:
- Air cushion packaging for protecting your more delicate items.
- Single wall cardboard boxes or double wall cardboard boxes to give your items more protection during transit.
- Packaging tape to help secure your boxes and sent goods.
- Bubble wrap & stretch wrap to give your items more protection and cushioning.
- A wide range of brown & white cardboard boxes to give your packaging a more premium look and feel.
We are constantly looking at improving our supply range and updating our listed products so ensure you come back to this page to see what else we can offer you.
We can supply both single wall and double wall cardboard boxes – but what is the difference exactly? A single wall cardboard box is the most common type of cardboard box. They consist of one fluted medium piece of cardboard between two sheets of linerboard.
A double wall cardboard box however is thicker and therefore stronger meaning they can hold larger items more securely. They consist of two fluted medium pieces of cardboard sandwiched between three sheets of linerboard.
Yes we do. Here at Mailcoms we can supply you with a wide range of different eco-friendly and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. All of our eco-friendly packaging range can be recycled and the majority is even manufactured from environmentally friendly and recycled materials. Currently our range consists of bubble lined mailers, cardboard boxes & cartons, postal tubes, paper bags and air packaging.
Yes we do. Here at Mailcoms we can supply you with a wide range of different book packaging solutions to suit your needs. Our book packaging range is perfect for packaging & protecting books, magazines, DVDs and many other items of similar shapes & sizes. Our current range consists of capacity book mailers, book wrap mailers, magazine wrap mailers and twist wrap mailers.