The e-commerce industry is growing rapidly every year, which signals a need for packaging that offers solutions to support the industry’s vast growth. Mondi Industrial Bags has developed a packaging solution for easy and cost-effective shipments, the MailerBag. The primary function of this paper mailer is the packaging and shipment of products. However, MailerBAG has an additional feature that makes it unique for e-commerce: a second adhesive strip on the flap that can be used to reclose the bag.
MailerBAG is a patented paper bag made of sack kraft paper with:
- a double adhesive strip on the flap for closing the bag
- an easy tear strip for opening.
The first strip is to be closed at a fulfillment or logistic centers and the second strip to re-close the bag when a consumer would like to return the product.
The bag construction is patented and there is no similar sustainable solution in the market at the moment. It comes in various sizes in brown or white paper, a folded or pinch bottom and with the possibility of a side gusset.
Two main market needs are covered by MailerBag:
1) Sustainability - Any clothing or accessories are shipped in plastic mailers increasing the plastic waste in the world. Therefore, a packaging made of renewable material that can be recycled in paper stream after its use, which performs even better at fulfillment centers, would solve the issue.
Moreover, when a product is shipped in a packaging that adjusts to each contents, compared to a standard box, less volume is transported, therefore less CO2 emissions are created.
2) Returnability - The consumers, when shopping online, want to have the option to return items easily and hassle-free. Apart from the returning process of the e-retailer, having a proper packaging is what causes problems to consumers. Most of the times, the package that an item arrives in, gets destroyed while opening. Therefore, a lot of duct tape is used or unnecessary stress is caused for the consumer by trying to find a new packaging to return the items - waste of resources.
More benefits than you expect:
“Ship and save” Thanks to its flexible form, MailerBag is faster to fill and adjusts to the shape of the content inside, meaning no unnecessary volume or air need be transported. Lower transport volume means lower transport cost and CO2 emissions.
“The first impression matters” MailerBag is the first thing an e-commerce consumer sees, so an appealing appearance and high-quality packaging can ensure a good first impression. A wide variety of colours and designs can be printed on the bag, creating an attractive package. The pinch bottom version of MailerBAG can be laminated for a deluxe appearance.
“Feel the paper” The paper’s haptics provide a clean and superior feeling.
“Go green” MailerBAG is a sustainable form of packaging, being made of sack kraft paper that can be easily recycled or re-used in the case of returned items.