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Advantages Of Using Tubes For Mailing

Custom Mailing Tube

Tubes for mailing – Cactus Containers

Though not often used as much as boxes and envelopes, a mailing tube is a great way to send out documents or posters. You can roll them up and place them inside the rigid tube to prevent them from becoming wrinkled or folded. They can also be used to package small delicate items though this will likely require the use of filler or wrapping paper to help provide additional cushioning from damage that could be caused by the items rattling around inside the tube. Here are some issues to consider when opting to use these tubes for mailing.

The shape of a mailing tube and the overall experience

Mailing tubes come in several designs and shapes. You can easily find them in cylindrical shapes, but also in triangular and square designs. Though less common, these shapes are great for maximizing space as you can stack them more easily against each other. Triangular mailing tubes can also be opened from the side rather than requiring a person to access the documents from the ends. So, depending on your space-saving needs and the type of items you want to ship, you may need to factor in what shape of mailing tube to use.

Customization of tubes for mailing

Fortunately, mailing tubes can be customized much the same way as boxes. You can work with a manufacturer to have them customized in terms of size and shape. You can also customize graphics to make their appearance more unique and in keeping with your branding. Even where you may opt for standard mailers from shippers, you can use labels to improve their appearance and share branding messages and artwork.

The mailing tube and the unboxing experience

Tubes for mailing are not just convenient for shipping documents. They also make for a more interesting unboxing experience as compared to when opening up a regular box or envelope. If you want to impress the recipient of the package, you should consider using these tubes as they are an unexpected design that can make for a fun and intriguing experience.

Shipping costs of tubes for mailing

Mailing tubes are typically considered to be irregular packages by shippers. This classification of packaging that differs from standard box shapes means that you will likely pay more for shipping even though they might take up less space and be of lighter weight. Since this extra cost may vary from shipper to shipper, it is advisable to shop around for which carrier you will use. You may find that the costs can also vary depending on the destination of the tube.

What You Would Mail in a Mailing Tube

Custom Boxes

There are a number of things you can mail across the world. The mail system is one that has grown throughout the years. Instead of sending things from state to state by horse, you can now send things by boat or airplane to different countries.  

There are a number of different boxes, tubes, and shipping containers that can be used to ship items across the world. One of those things that people do not think about shipping with is a mailing tube 

If you ship things often or have things that might benefit from a tube such as this one, then it is important to think about what you can ship or mail out with the use of these tubes. Find out what you can ship from the use of these mailing tubes, and why you’d want to use one to ship items out.  

What You Can Mail Out with These Tubes

Those that have anything that is paper-related, such as a large map, a poster, a magazine, a paper graph, or anything else that is something that you can loosely roll up and then slip into the tube that is being used.  

Once you know what you are shipping, and if it is one of these items, especially if they need to be protected so they do not rip, then make sure to choose the shipping tubes that are able to hold onto the posters, papers, and other items that you can slip inside the tubes and use to your advantage.  

Whether you are mailing them for your own personal purposes, or if you are mailing them for work or school; then you can use the tubes to send them without having to worry about the paper products ripping or breaking. These paper products are hard to ship any other way, and some people choose to use bubble mailers and other forms of mailing products, but the tube might be the best possible way to send them, regardless of where they are being mailed to. 

Search through the many sizes that are offered, as there are many sizes in width and length since every paper is different. Mailing the items, you need to mail doesn’t have to be hard. This can be the best way to overcome not having the best way to mail something. Mailing tubes are more common than you think, and you should be using them to ship items, too! 

Custom Tube – When To Use It

There are many different types of products out there; large products, small products, heavy products and fragile products. And of course in addition to the size and weight of a product, there is the shape of a product. Each type of product will be packaged or shipped in a box. The type of box you choose to package your product in is just as important as the product itself. The box or packaging should enhance to product and protect it. You typically think of a square cardboard box when you think about shipping. Many times the normal cardboard box isn’t a good fit for your product. Perhaps it’s time to think outside that square box and consider a custom tube or canister.

Fiber tubes or canisters are strong boxes. They come in many thicknesses. They hold their shape and can be reused. These containers have metal or plastic ends for added strength and ease of removing the packaged product. The tube can even be designed as a telescoping tube for a high end look. Fiber tubes and canisters can be customized just like square boxes. Colors can be printed on the tube as well as your logo. Tubes and canisters are excellent ways to package promotional items.

A fiber tube is an ideal box to package a map, a photo, artwork or blueprints. The item can be rolled up and slid inside the tube ensuring it will not be creased or wrinkled during shipping. Any item that needs to be stored so there are no creases would best be packaged in a tube. Tubes don’t only have to be used in as a mailing tube. Tubes can also be customized as display boxes. One item that could be showcased in a tube would be a bottle of wine. A bottle of wine in a tube with a high end look will tell the customer you value your product. High end looks for a package, typically translates to a higher quality product to the customer.

Whether you choose a tube or canister to package your product to keep it free from wrinkles and creases or to showcase a product, it is a smart alternative to a cardboard box. The tubes and canisters are sturdy and reusable. After working with our design team the tube or canister is not only functional, but presents your product in the best possible way.