Air Pillows vs. Bubble Wrap!

Which is better?

 November 16, 2016

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Have you ever received something in the mail and it was completely destroyed? If not, take it from us, it is really annoying.

Before your start sending hate mail to your local post office, more than likely, this inconvenience is due to poor packaging. With more organizations shipping their products directly to the consumer, it is essential to understand how to preserve your items during the shipping process. To keep you from making the same mistakes when you’re shipping, we are going to breakdown the difference between two types of shipping protective products: void fillers and protective wrap.

First up, Void Fill!

There’s nothing worse than having your product rattling around inside the box but how do you keep everything secure? Well, void fill products might be the solution. According to Sealed Air, void fill products “prevent items from shifting, bruising, or breaking during transit with space-filling materials.”   There are various void fill products on the market such as inflatable air bags, crumpled papers, and the notorious peanuts.

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Lastly, Cushioning

You guessed it! Cushioning products actually protect your items from damage.  They are specifically made to protect your goods throughout the entire shipping process. If you’re shipping grandma’s old vase, you’d definitely want to opt for superior cushioning. Though cushioning go-to items usually include bubble wrap, pads, or foam, they can vary wildly. 


Ultimately, there is no “one size fit all” answer for packaging products.  Products that will experience a higher level of handling intensity during the delivery process will need greater protection.  Finding a protective packaging solution can be difficult! We are ready to help you find the perfect solution to solve your packaging needs.