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Video Packaging Tutorials

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional guidance and resources for eco-friendly packaging and sustainability.
 
Our collection of videos shares quick tips and insights on many of our eco-packaging products and sustainable eCommerce packaging solutions.
 
We are happy to answer any questions you may have about our eco-friendly packaging solutions and services. Contact Us.

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Corrugated Shipping Boxes

EcoEnclose ully customizable corrugated shipping boxes are made with 100% recycled content. Available in a multitude of configurations, every box is customized to your specific needs so your unique products fit perfectly. Completely custom shipping boxes that are cut to your specific needs make for an incredible unboxing experience for customers. Less empty space in your box means less void fill, if any, is needed.
 
 

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All Box Styles: How To Choose

EcoEnclose offers six shipping box styles, and each is fully customizable for material strength and size. Depending on your box style, you can choose from a range of currugate in strength and thickness.
 
This video discusses how to choose the best shipping box style for your business.

Flutes: Choosing Between B, C, and E Flute

Fluting is the middle layer of a corrugated sheet. They vary in two characteristics - height (which creates the thickness of the cardboard sheet) and how tightly or loosely they are waved or “fluted.”
 
This video compares B flute, C flute, and E flute in different strengths.

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All Box Styles: How To Fold Your EcoEnclose Box

We offer 7 box styles here at EcoEnclose - Tab Locking, Literature Maielr, Regular Slotted Container, Five Panel Fold, One Panel Fold, Full Overlap Box - all of which are shipped flat to you.
 
This video quickly highlights how to fold each of our 7 box styles.

Tab Locking Box: How To (And How Not To) Fold

... and Literature Mailer style boxes! Our shipping boxes are shipped flat. Learn how to fold what you receive into a beautiful, eco-friendly shipping box.
 
This video also highlights common box folding errors - such as prefolding side creases and folding inside out.  

OPF Box: When And How To Use

The One Panel Fold box is not that common, but it is actually a great structure for thin mailings, such as books, framed prints, books, and apparel. We use this box style frequently for our own shipments.
 
Learn more about how they look, how to get your dimensions, and how to tape it up.  

Mailers

All EcoEnclose mailers are stylish, make for excellent presentation, durable, high quality, and easy to use in fulfillment. They are made from recycled content and are readily recyclable. Each mailer is the result of our quest to find the most sustainable option possible.
 
 

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Poly Mailers: Everything You Need to Know

After countless conversations with eco-minded businesses, we've come to understand that people want some basic shipping guidelines, especially about poly mailers.
 
This video answers your questions about selecting the right poly mailers for your business for shipping clothes, soft goods, and more in a cost-effective and eco-friendly manner.

Paper Mailers: How To Pick The Perfect Mailer For Your Apparel

Looking for a poly mailer or a curbside recyclable and/or compostable mailer to ship apparel? We have got you covered.
 
This video reviews different options for shipping apparel, how to pick the best size mailer for your product, and the dos and donts of shipping apparel.

Rigid Mailers: Self-Seal vs Tab-Lock

Our rigid mailers are both made from 100% recycled content and are curbside recyclable and naturally biodegradable, but one is thicker and more rigid than the other.
 
This video shows how our self sealing rigid mailers differ from our tab locking version.

Poly Mailers: How To Pick The Right Size

It's hard to know how to match packaging sizes with products sometimes.
 
This video aims to help you visualize our poly mailer size options by pairing them with products you might ship in each.  

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Poly and Bubble Mailers: How To Reuse

All of our poly and bubble mailes feature a dual tear strip and peel and seal, so the mailers can be used for returns (or a second shipment).
 
This video shows how to open the mailer correctly in order to use the second seal.

Paper Mailers: How To Seal

100% recycled paperboard can be hard for adhesives to stick to because the paper fibers are much shorter than virgin alternatives. Often, strong pressure can overcome this barrier.
 
This video shows the impact of using a bit of pressure when sealing a Paper Apparel Mailer.

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Padded Mailers: Using Traditional Labels Vs Hot Melt Labels

Some companies have struggled to find a highly effective label for Padded Mailers, which have the dual challenge of being an uneven surface and 100% recycled paper.
 
If you have experienced this challenge, this video shows how our hot melt shipping label line outperforms standard mailers on difficult substrates.

Inner Packaging

EcoEnclose offers three eco-friendly inner packaging solutions to help separate your goods, manage your wholesale supply chain, protect your goods in transit, and present your goods beautifully.
 

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Guide to Sustainable Inner Packaging

Many brands are grappling with how to replace the ubiquitous virgin, clear poly bag and those committed to plastic-free are trying to eliminate them.
 
And Extended Producer Responsibility is coming soon, which will push all companies to start rethinking virgin, single-use plastic. It is surprisingly difficult to do away with the seemingly simple poly bag. Fortunately, we are here to help.

Glassine Bags: Choosing Between Different Size

Glassine is a glossy, thin paper that is air, water, and grease resistant. It is more sustainable than some other types of bags because they are made from paper, not fossil fuels, and are both recyclable and biodegradable.
 
This video aims to help you visualize our glassine bag size options by pairing them with products you might ship in each.

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EcoBand Paper Product Wrap: How To Use

Looking for a plastic-free alternative to clear poly bags for wholesale packaging? Instead of placing apparel in a clear poly bag, EcoBand them -- tightly roll your goods, wrap them in these recycled paper bands, and seal using custom zero waste stickers, tape, hot glue, or double sided glue dots.
 
This video shows EcoBand Paper Product Wrap in action and how to use them.

Protective Packaging & Void Fill

Thankfully, the world of protective packaging is no longer limited to virgin bubble wrap and plastic air pillows. EcoEnclose provides a variety of eco-friendly void fill solutions, protective packaging, and shipping accessories to meet your unique shipping needs.
 
 

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Void Fill: Choosing Between Different Options

We offer a range of protective packaging and void fill options to meet the unique shipping needs of your business.
 
This video will help you understand the difference between our offerings.

GreenWrap: Comparing the Manual and Electric Dispensers

GreenWrap is a lightweight and affordable eco-alternative to plastic bubble wrap or inflated plastic-based void fill. Through our partnership with Ranpak, EcoEnclose provides unique and sophisticated dispeners for medim to large-sized businesses. This video explains the difference between our manual and electric version.

Learn More: High Volume Void Fill - Renewable Protection

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GreenWrap: How to Set Up and Use

The GreenWrap dispensar is built into its shipping box and is used to expand the outer layer of the GreenWrap.
 
This video shows you how to set up your dispenser, adjust the tension so your GreenWrap expands correctly, and our preferred method of using GreenWrap.

Corrugated Bubble: Three Ways to Use

100% Recycled Corrugated Bubble is a plastic-free alternative to bubble wrap. Made from shredded corrugated sheets, it is typically made out of the unusable portion of our corrugated sheets after they are cut into shipping boxes.
 
This video shows you three different ways to use corrugated bubble.

Carton Sealing Tape

When making an honest crack at going green with your packaging, every transition adds up to a big difference. Your adhesives and materials should help your packaging be easily recycled at the end of its life.

EcoEnclose offers several options in eco-friendly carton sealing tape. Whatever your needs and your budget, we have an earth-friendly solution for you.

Shop Now: Water-Activated Tape | Pressure Sensitive Kraft Flatback Tape | Pressure Sensitive Cello Tape

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Water Activated Tape Dispenser: Pull & Tear, Manual and Electric

We really love Water Activated Tape. It is strong, secure, easy to use, and we find we can use less tape than pressure sensitive alternatives.
 
This video shows three ways to use WAT: A sponge, a manual dispenser, and an electric dispensar.

Shipping Labels

EcoEnclose is proud to offer the most innovative, eco-friendly shipping labels on the market.

Two of our labels feature our unique Zero Waste Release Liner which is 100% recycled and curbside recyclable unlike traditional silicone-coated release liners. All of our shipping labels have a recycle compatible adhesive making it easy for recyclers and paper pulpers to process packages that use these labels.

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New and Improved Zero Waste Label Adhesive

These are the world's only shipping label with a release liner made with 100% post-consumer waste that is also curbside recyclable. The original adhesive wasn't quite strong enough and would sometimes peel off packaging made with 100% recycled paper.
 
In June of 2020, we released a new and improved adhesive for our Zero Waste shipping labels and it now forms a permanent bond to paper and corrugate.

Retail Boxes

EcoEnclose 100% Recycled Retail Boxes are made from 97% post-consumer waste content. Strong, yet lightweight, and easy to assemble, retail boxes are ideal for retail and internal eco-friendly packaging.

Shop Now: Retail Boxes

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Retail Boxes: Finding The Right Size

What size retail box do you need?
 
See how we match each tuck box with a common product to help you visual the differences and find the best one for your business.

Packaging Strategy

Here at EcoEnclose, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional guidance and resources for eco-friendly packaging and sustainability. Our packaging strategy tutorial videos dive deep into different sustainability topics.

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Transitioning from Plastic to Paper Packaging

EcoEnclose has helped brands of all sizes successfully transition from poly to recycled paper packaging.
 
Here, we share the lessons we've learned along the way - from choosing the best plastic-free alternatives to training your team on how to work with paper mailers.  

Guide to Reusable Packaging for eCommerce

EcoEnclose is on a mission to make packaging truly circular. We are thrilled to introduce reusable mailers to our sustainable packaging line to continue our mission.
 
Here, you'll see our ReEnclose Mailers in action, learn more about how our reusable mailers can be customized, and understand when reusable is (and isn't!) better for the planet than single-use shipping solutions.