7 Tips for Shipping Items Using Bubble Wrap

Bubble Packaging

We understand that when you ship products, you want to ensure they will arrive at their destination intact.

This guide was written to help business owners just like you keep their shipping items safe with quality bubble wrap products. For more information on which bubble products are best for your business, we recommend you contact an experienced protective packaging manufacturer.

Below you’ll find our 7 tips for shipping items using bubble wrap.

1.) Pick the Right Bubble Size

Protective bubble sheets come in a range of bubble sizes to accommodate the size item you’re shipping. For example, if you are shipping large bulky products such as furniture, you may benefit most from a large bubble size.

Large bubble sheets are perfect for protecting items from impact damage and can also be used to fill void space in boxes so that your items don’t move around and break during shipping. Small sized bubbles are best suited for protecting fragile items (such as electronics and dishware) from being scratched.

2.) Pack with the Bubbles In, Flat Side Out

There seems to be some debate on whether the bubbles on a bubble sheet should be facing in or out when wrapped around a product. To clear any confusion you might have, you should know that packing with the bubbles in provides greater protective cushioning for shipping items. This is because the bubbles help hold your items in place during shipping.

3.) Protect Flat Breakables with Bubble Envelopes

Bubble envelopes are perfect for shipping small fragile items such as CDs or picture frames. Protective bubble envelopes can be easily sealed for your convenience and to keep items secure during shipping.

4.) Protect Small Accessories with Custom Bubble Bags

While bubble envelopes are perfect for flat items, bubble bags are best suited for small breakables of various shapes. Bubble bags are protective pouches lined with bubbles. Bubble bags from a reputable bubble sheet manufacturer will come with a lip and tape so you can seal items for shipping.

5.) Fill Void Areas

To prevent shipping damage, it’s important to fill all void areas with protective bubble sheets, shipping peanuts, or whatever is most appropriate for the product being shipped. If there are void areas in your shipping boxes, you run the risk of product damage before they even get to their destination.

To maintain customer satisfaction, make sure that all void areas are filled. That way, you won’t have to worry about items moving around during shipping and being damaged.

6.) Don’t Skimp on Packing Tape

If you use a single strip of packing tape across the cardboard box flaps, it won’t be secure. For the best results, you should use three strips of tape. Make sure each strip of packing tape slightly overlaps the other.

We understand that business owners are concerned with cutting unnecessary expenses. However, using a sufficient amount of packing tape will prevent your boxes from bursting open when they’re pushed from the sides during shipping.

7.) Consider Your Shipping Process

Are you a company that gets products ready for shipping via an assembly line? If so, you may be interested in ordering bubble bags on a roll. With this product, your employees are able to work more efficiently by easily tearing off bubble bags from a roll. Bubble bags on a roll are also great for people who sell their own crafts on the internet and need to ship products from home.

These are just some of many examples of how you can streamline shipping products for your business. A reputable bubble wrap manufacturer will offer a wide variety of products to fit your shipping needs.

If you are interested in ordering our protective bubble sheet products, please feel free to give us a call at (616) 791-7400. The commercial shipping experts at Premier Protective Packaging are dedicated to helping products shipped from businesses arrive safely at their destinations.

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