Postal boxes, sometimes called postage envelops or mailing boxes, are perhaps the best packaging solution for mailing single objects. And if you are mailing a package of one item to one client, standard postage envelops are also used. The boxes are typically made of high quality corrugated cardboard in order to protect your valuable items for safe delivery. But unlike regular envelops, they are constructed in a way that protects the items inside from many different hazards associated with mailing.
For instance, since they are designed to retain their shape when stacked mailing bags, you can stack many of them on top of one another to save space. This means that you can pack items of smaller weight into the smaller postal boxes which are much easier to handle. You will need an extra box to hold any bulky parcels and packages as well, though. You might need special sizes of postal boxes to accommodate oversized parcels.
But aside from saving space and reducing the likelihood of damage to your packages, there are also other advantages to using these durable postal boxes. For instance, you can get custom-designed boxes that include a lid, allowing you to choose from a variety of lids such as plastic, vinyl or metal. Lids provide additional protection for fragile items as well by offering a slim, airtight seal that does not allow dust, water or sunlight to penetrate inside. They are designed to be resistant to abrasion and tearing.
As mentioned earlier, these boxes are designed to be highly portable postal boxes. Standard postal boxes can either be shipped flat or on casters. For those who want a lighter, flatter packaging option, tapered boxes have a tapered bottom so that they compress easily. This is because the weight on the bottom is less and therefore requires less folding while transporting. The combination of a tapered bottom and reduced weight makes for a lighter solution when packing but increases the likelihood of damage to the item during shipping.
Because of their light weight, non-standardized varieties can be transported on bicycles, skateboards, in wheelchairs, and in almost any other vehicle. The reduced weight and increased portability make these items perfect for short trips, especially for those whose postal services are located in remote areas. Standard postal boxes are often too heavy to be used for mailing. When they are used as packaging, they take up considerable room. Thus, they cannot be used in short trips or for quick boxing experiences.
However, there are options for those who want lightweight shipping solutions. There are double layered, boxed and padded postal boxes available in various sizes. Double lined varieties come in various sizes including small to medium and large, in order to meet the varying needs of customers. Padded models are also available for those people looking for extra strength and padding.