Packaging for Bags, Backpacks and Purses


Backpacks and large purses can be difficult to pack for shipping for a few reasons. They are large and unlike apparel, they tend to be stiff and can't be folded in whatever way you need to fit perfectly into different packaging sizes.


Here, we present a few different ideas on potential packaging strategies for bags, backpacks and purses. If you're still not sure, contact us and we'd love to help you find the right solution.


Before you move forward, sit down and measure the dimensions of each of the items you sell. This will enable you to look for the right size (or customize your shipping box to the right size), once you find the right solution.

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Recommended Packaging for Bags and Purses

Understanding Your Packaging Options

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Recycled Poly Mailers

Large 100% Recycled Poly Mailers, either our 19" x 24" or 24" x 24" options, offer unique benefits for backpacks and large purses.


The flexibility and weather-proof nature of the poly material allows the packaging to mold to and adequately protect your backpacks and purses. From an eco-perspective, these 100% recycled mailers are helping divert the plastic from landfills by creating a valuable market for this recycled material. They are also reusable (great for returns) and 100% recyclable. Finally, they can be custom printed to promote your values and brand.


Mid-sized poly mailers, such as our 14" x 19" or 12" x 15.5" options, work well for smaller bags and purses.

Paper Based Mailers

If you are looking for a paper-based mailer instead, consider our 100% Recycled Paper Apparel Mailer or the largest, gusseted size of our 100% Recycled Gusseted Kraft Mailer. These options are stronger, more expanding and durable than standard paper mailers and should allow bulkier packs to fit smoothly.


Padded mailers are also an interesting option used by some of our clients. The largest stock sized EcoEnclose 100% Recycled Padded Mailers are 10.5"x15". If a larger padded mailer is needed and you anticipate high volume orders of 10,000 or 15,000 bags ore more, please contact us and we may be able to get you the sizing you need.


All of our paper mailers can be custom printed.

Corrugated Shipping Boxes

Finally, corrugated shipping boxes can be an excellent shipping solution for backpacks and purses. With EcoEnclose, you can customize your box to the exact size specifications you need for your backpacks and purposes.


We recommend a One Panel Folder (OPF) box which is suited for flat, thinner items. OPFs are easy to assemble and make for a great unboxing experience.


Presentation style boxes - such as Tab Locking (TL) and Literature Mailers (LM) - are also excellent choices. And, some of our customers use standard shipping boxes, called Regular Slotted Container (RSC) boxes, for large bags. Often, companies that ship premium bags and purses in boxes also utilize either tissue paper or packaging paper for added presentation, or they use an inner liner bag made of organic cotton, hemp or a similar eco-friendly fabric.

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Or contact us at any time if we can help you find the best packaging for your business.

ivory and gray 100% recycled poly mailers

Poly Mailers

Thin-film recyclable, tear strip for easy opening, and a second adhesive strip for reuse. 100% recycled, 50% post-consumer waste.

Available in 8 sizes and 2 colors

Ready to ship | Min. 100 units
Customizable | Min. 500 units

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Apparel Mailers

Creasing for expandability and premium presentation. Ideal for shipping textiles and soft goods. 100% recycled, 97% post-consumer waste.

Available in 4 sizes

Ready to ship | Min. 25 units
Customizable | Min. 500 units

100% recycled waterproof paper mailer

EcoX Mailers

Water, tear, and puncture-resistant paperboard. Ideal for shipping textiles and soft goods. 100% recycled, 70% post-consumer waste.

Available in 9 sizes

Ready to ship | Min. 25 units
Customizable | Min. 500 units

back of 100% recycled kraft paper mailer

Kraft Mailers

Lightweight paperboard and affordable price point. Ideal for shipping small, lightweight textiles. 100% recycled, 90% post-consumer waste.

Available in 7 sizes

Ready to ship | Min. 25 units
Customizable | Min. 500 units

custom corrugated shipping boxes

Custom Shipping Boxes

Choose your style, size, strength, and branding to create an exceptional unboxing experience. 100% recycled, 95% post-consumer waste.

Available in countless configurations

Custom sizing | Min. 1 unit
Custom branding | Min. 100 units

100% recycled clear poly bags

Poly Bags

Protect apparel and more from dust, dirt, moisture, and scratching. Available with and without suffocation warning. 100% recycled.

Available in 7 sizes

Ready to ship | Min. 200 units
Customizable | Request a quote