You've sold your item on Ebay and you're absolutely thrilled. Looking at it, you know your buyer is going to be extremely happy with it.
But what if, when they receive it, the packaging has burst ... it's damaged ... or broken. Taking a little time over the packaging could make the difference between a happy repeat customer ... or an unhappy one who will go running to your competitors and bad-mouth your service!
So to ensure your item arrives with the buyer in pristine condition, you've decided on using padded envelopes. Either the bubble-lined envelopes or the mascerated paper fibre (commonly Jiffy) envelopes. But there's so many to choose from!
A simple formula could make all the difference!
To choose Width of Mailer: (W) Width of item + (T) Thickness of item + 25mm
To choose Length of Mailer (L) Length of item + (T) Thickness of item + 50mm
Example: A video cassette, in a standard padded envelope
190mm x 100mm x 25mm (L x W x T)
To Calculate Width of Mailer To Calculate Length of Mailer
Width of product: 100 Length of product 190
Thickness of product 25 Thickness of product 25
+ 50mm 25 + 50mm 50
Minimum Width of Mailer 150mm Minimum Length of Mailer 265mm
Calculated Mailer Size: 150mm x 265mm
Recommended Mailer Size: Jiffy No 1 - 165mm x 280mm
Note: Don't forget the correct mailer size must be larger than the minimum calculated size in
What size padded envelopes to use?
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1 June 2010
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