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100% Recycled Padded Mailers

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There is no denying the earthy appeal of EcoEnclose 100% Recycled Padded Mailers. Upcycled newspaper is matted into a layer of cushioning, then sandwiched between two layers of recycled Kraft paper. Once used, it is readily curbside recycled. The result: an irrefutably eco-friendly cushioned mailer.

If you've decided you'd prefer to ship your goods with a plastic-based padded mailer, check out our 50% Recycled Bubble Mailers. If you're still debating between different cushioned mailer options, check out our Definitive Guide to Protective Mailers.

PADDED MAILER FEATURES

100% recycled content, 20% post-consumer waste made with macerated newsprint
Curbside recyclable & naturally biodegradable
Lightweight & affordable
Tamper-evident
Self-seal adhesive closure

SHIPPING LABEL NOTE

Because of the cushioned exterior of Padded Mailers, some people face difficulties with traditional labels sticking to them. We recommend these unique high tack shipping labels if you run into this issue.

CUSTOM BRANDED MAILERS

Custom brand this mailer! Order today.
Read our art specs and requirements prior to placing your custom mailer order. Learn more.
Looking for 15,000+ units? Work with us on unique high volume custom projects. Request a quote.
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Weights and Dimensions By Padded Mailer Size

If you're looking for the weights and dimensions of a specific product listed above, look no further! Find the product size and bundle/case type that you are considering in the table below.

Product Code Product Description Parcel Weight (lbs) Parcel Dimensions Mailer Weight (lbs) Mailer Weight (oz) Inside Mailer Dimensions
PDM6x9-10 6 x 9" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Bundle of 10 1.2 10 x 6 x 3 0.12 1.6 5.75 x 8.5"
PDM6x9-250 6 x 9" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 250 28 21 x 17 x 13 0.12 1.6 5.75 x 8.5"
PDM6x9-250-CUST 6 x 9" - Custom Printed 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 250 28 21 x 17 x 13 0.12 1.6 5.75 x 8.5"
PDM7x11-10 7.25 x 11" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Bundle of 10 1.625 15 x 12.5 x 3 0.13 2.1 6.75 x 10.25"
PDM7x11-100 7.25 x 11" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 100 16 15 x 12.5 x 13 0.13 2.1 6.75 x 10.25"
PDM7x11-100-CUST 7.25 x 11" - Custom Printed 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 100 16 15 x 12.5 x 13 0.13 2.1 6.75 x 10.25"
PDM8.5x11-10 8.5 x 11" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Bundle of 10 1.7 13 x 9 x 2 0.17 2.2 8.25 x 10.25"
PDM8.5x11-100 8.5 x 11" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 100 17 18 x 13 x 13 0.17 2.2 8.25 x 10.25"
PDM8.5x11-100-CUST 8.5 x 11" - Custom Printed 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 100 17 18 x 13 x 13 0.17 2.2 8.25 x 10.25"
PDM10.5x15-10 10.5 x 15" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Bundle of 10 2.75 16 x 11 x 2 0.275 3.8 10.5" x 14.25"
PDM10.5x15-100 10.5 x 15" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 100 27.5 22 x 17 x 13 0.275 3.8 10.5" x 14.25"
PDM10.5x15-100-CUST 10.5 x 15" - Custom Printed 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 100 27.5 22 x 17 x 13 0.275 3.8 10.5" x 14.25"
PDM14.25x19-10 14.25 x 19" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Bundle of 10 5.0 20 x 15 x 2.55 0.4375 7.0 14.25" x 18.25"
PDM14.25x19-50 14.25 x 19" - 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 50 25.0 22 x 17 x 13 0.4375 7.0 14.25" x 18.25"
PDM14.25x19-50-CUST 14.25 x 19" - Custom Printed 100% Recycled Padded Mailer - Case of 50 25.0 22 x 17 x 13 0.4375 7.0 14.25" x 18.25"

When are Padded Mailers better than corrugated shipping boxes? When are shipping boxes better?

Many ecommerce businesses are shifting from boxes to mailers, and when they make this switch, they often find that protective mailers - like padded mailers and bubble mailers - are their best bet.
 
Why? Largely due to cost and operational simplicity. Protective mailers are cheaper to buy and cheaper to ship and far more operationally efficient to use.
 
That said, shipping boxes do offer better protection and presentation. Learn more about the pros and cons of going with a mailer or a shipping box here.

What is the padded mailer cushioning made out of? what about the tear strip?

Padded mailers are made with two layers of 100% recycled (all post industrial waste) kraft paper that sandwich a layer of macerated newsprint. This recycled newsprint is collected from local recyclers, and shredded right on the same site where the mailers are made.

The Padded Mailer features a tear strip that is made out of plastic. While we recommend against composting any ecommerce packaging (recycling is far better for the environment), we know these mailers are technically compostable as long as the red plastic tear strip i removed. While we hope to transition this tear strip to a non-plastic but equally sturdy material over time, we recognize how important this tear strip is to the overall functionality of the mailer as it allows a recipient to easily open the mailer without getting into the macerated paper layer.     

Should I consider custom branded mailers? What are my options for custom branded padded mailers?

Yes! We think padded mailers look gorgeous when they are custom branded. When you work with EcoEnclose, you have the option to customize these protective mailers for quantities as low as 500. In fact, for certain colors and designs, the minimums start at just 250
 
Click here to get started with your custom branded padded mailer order. Or learn more about custom packaging and our art specification here.
 
Finally, if you are looking for 15,000 or more mailers, our custom branding capabilities expand significantly. Learn more about our enterprise level, high capacity options here

What size padded mailer should I go with?

We offer five different padded mailer sizes! How to best match our padded mailer with your outbound orders? First, lay the item(s) you need to ship on a table and measure an “imaginary boundary” around it to get the length, width and height. Add a fitting allowance around these dimensions. If you want a snug fit, add 0.125 to the length and width for boxes, and 0.25 for mailers. If your item is thick (0.125" or more) and add at least 0.5 to your dimensions. Map these dimensions, with the cushioning included, to one of our five padded mailer sizes, rounding up (not down!). If you're unsure, we strongly recommend ordering free samples so you can feel, fit and test before you place your full order. Learn more about how to right size your packaging to avoid incurring extra costs and using extra material.