With online ecommerce reaching new levels, what are the latest postal boxes for mailing large, small and medium items and how can you make an impression with them? Postal boxes come in all shapes and forms, but are much more than just ordinary cardboard boxes; they may have various sizes, cross sections, lids and linings. As well as this, there may be wheels, handles, hinges and additional features depending on which type you buy.
Postage is usually measured in pounds and may vary according to weight and size cardboard boxes. Large and bulky items such as books and CDs often need larger and stronger postal boxes with larger outer dimensions so that they can accommodate their thicker and larger contents. This makes sense not only for the safety of the item but also for the safety of the courier company that will be shipping the package. If the packaging is not provided by a courier company, then it’s up to the customer to do their own packaging.
Smaller items that are likely to be mailed locally could be easily handled with a large cardboard box or even smaller, foam lined ones. Postage labels can be applied with ease to any size lid, making care for packages inside lids even easier and more convenient. There are small variations between different types of packaging but the lid and stamps for each type should fit together snugly without creasing. Some post offices sell small pre-printed postage labels from which you can print your own labels and apply them to your postal boxes directly.
Larger items such as CDs, DVDs and books will need specially designed and oversized postal boxes or large cardboard boxes. These are available in a variety of colors depending on what they’re used for and they may have additional features like snap-shut lids, specially designed hinges, or waterproof liners. There are also many custom accessories available to attach to lids including name cards, and transparent lids that won’t show up on a white label. Because these items will be shipped in bulk, it’s good to find a high quality lid that will last for years. You can buy a round lip handles or adjustable tops so that the item can be opened without bending the box in any way.
Even if you’re just mailing small packages, it’s a good idea to consider standard sizes and odd sizes. Many mailing boxes come in standard sizes but oversized sizes can be expensive and difficult to ship. Buying small and inexpensive postage for odd sizes can cut costs drastically and is much easier than buying expensive stamps. Smaller, more frequent shipments can help you save money as well because you can buy several pounds of odd sizes at one time for a one time expense.
One other convenience related to using postal boxes is the ease of tracking and receiving your mail. Many people store correspondence and other documents in their home but have no way to know what’s going out. A post office holds all correspondence from businesses and private homes, and you can easily check the status of a package through their website. They also keep track of deliveries and track delivery times so you always know when a package has been received by the post office and when it’s time to ship out a new shipment. This online functionality is very helpful, especially for businesses and busy mailers.