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Ecommerce Packaging Guidance

You have an epic product. You have an epic website. Now...how do you package and ship it? We know most people don't geek out on packaging the way we do! So we've created the following guides to give you a crash course in ecommerce packaging, and help you quickly find the right shipping solution for your business.

ecommerce packaging guide

You've got your products designed and produced, an awesome website, and customers clicking "Add to Cart". But how will you package your products so that they arrive to your customers safely? We share different packaging styles and which will work best for your product and industry.

Poly what!? Poly mailers (especially 100% recycled poly mailers!) can be a great choice for apparel companies. They are lightweight, flexible, water proof, and inexpensive. Find out if poly mailers are right for your business.


A video is worth ten thousand words right? Take advantage of some videos to see how to fold boxes, how to use GreenWrap, how to compare shipping labels, how to use water activated tape dispensers, and more!

EcoEnclose now offers SIX different types of paper-based mailers. All of these paper mailers are 100% recycled, curbside recyclable and naturally biodegradable. All are a good fit for a plastic-free shipping strategy. All of them come in a variety of different sizes. How to choose between them?


RSCs, tab locking boxes, OPFs...oh my! And what are flutes!? Here, we break down the mysteries of corrugated flutes, box styles, and box strengths to help you develop the best custom shipping box for your product set.

Need a mailer with some padding? Protective mailers - aka bubble mailers, padded mailers, cushioned mailers - are what you're looking for! This guide covers the types of products you can ship, your mailer options, and how to find the right size!


Void fill can be used to fill air (or "dunnage") in a package or to add flair and presentation (or both!). From packaging paper to air pillows to GreenWrap, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Yes, bubble wrap is fun to pop. But it is also an eco-disaster! Learn more about these 3 eco-friendly bubble wrap alternatives: (1) corrugated bubble (2) GreenWrap and (3) indented kraft paper.


The clear poly bag is typically used as internal packaging. Here we share more about when and why a clear poly bag might be needed and sustainable options to consider.

There are so many acronyms in the world of colors - PMS (or Pantone), CMYK, HEX and RGB are mentioned frequently. Even within a color system like Pantone, coated vs uncoated paper also affects the end result. Which system should you use for your custom-branded packaging?