Why Bubble Wrap is Really Useful

Bubble wrap is one of those things most people don’t equate with SHipping SuPPlies. Rather, it’s the stress reliever or the tool you once used to annoy your sibling. Despite it being known for its iconic popping sound once a bubble bursts, its primary use is to protect items from being damaged when in transit.

Here are a few interesting facts about bubble wrap and how it’s used in shipping.


Did you know that bubble wrap bubbles come in different sizes? The smaller the bubble means that the product it’s protecting isn’t as fragile. But if the item is prone to being easily breakable, bigger bubbles are far better. Additionally, bubbles are graded for use, like economy grade or even high or strong grade.

Bubble wrap also comes with the option of stickiness! Who knew? But there definitely is bubble wrap that sticks to whatever you’re trying to protect. Adhesive bubble wrap will stick right to a product in order to keep it snug. This type of bubble wrap especially helps for oddly shaped objects. And, even if you’re not looking for that level sticky contact, there’s a type of wrap that’s cohesive bubble wrap, meaning it sticks to itself. This enables the wrap to still protect an item while giving it sufficient room to breathe.

Bubble wrap can do even more when it comes to electronics. You obviously want your electronics to be safe while being transported, but did you know that anti-static bubble wrap can protect your electronic devices and other technology not only by cushioning them but also keeping them zap-free?


One of bubble wrap’s initially intended uses was to insulate greenhouses. I couldn’t believe it at first learning it either, but apparently bubble wrap does a decent job at insulating things. So, if you’ve got an item that should be kept warmer, bubble wrap actually does a good job at keeping it warm. (And something most people don’t know is that it also serves to keep dust and dirt off of a new product. That’s a no brainer, of course, but it’s definitely a positive to wrapping items with it.)

So, while bubble wrap is fun to pop and relieves stress when popping it, it really is one of the most useful shipping supplies out there in keeping items and products safe from the bumpiness of the road during delivery.

One thought on “Why Bubble Wrap is Really Useful

  1. I agree whenever you send a gift or any other parcel to someone, the most important thing to know is how to pack a package or gift. Packing is the thing that exhibits the furnished look of your gift. So, it is important to pack your package or gift properly. Bad packing of your gift or package gives a bad impression and can also destroy your package. When you want to send a gift to your loved one or send any business package to your customer, the important factor is how you pack it. The other factor of your package is the shipping cost. Shipping cost then increases your actual cost of the gift. As FedEx and UPS shipping services charge $7 for the one to two pounds package.
    In order to save your maximum cost on packaging, we are here with some amazing tips on how to pack your gift or parcel. A bit saving can be more than enough. So, do not ignore a single piece of advice. Let’s start the tips one by one. Here we go!

    1. you should know the type of gift you are sending
    Everything has its own price. Maybe a thing which is not much expensive but sending it someone will be more expensive. Just like if you send a bowling ball to someone it will be more expensive as compared to the sneakers. And here is an idea, if you want to send books, DVDs, or sound recordings to someone, you can opt out U.S Postal Service. They charge you very low for media services as compared to other shipping services. So, it is important to know what you want to send to someone.

    2. Select the right box for packing your gift
    Many people pack their expensive and important gifts in the wrong boxes which destroy their gift. For example, wrong packing of baked and confectionary products can ruin your surprise. People pack their cakes, pastries, brownies, and cookies in the cardboard boxes. This is most wrong way to pack the baked products. Always use aluminum containers to pack the cakes and pastries. Choose a box for baked things in which there will be no side space left. You can also use goldilocks boxes for your packing.

    3. Do not use big boxes
    People usually pack their gifts in the big boxes. They select the boxes of the larger size, even big than their gifts. This will cost you more for packing and shipping as well. The big box can ruin your gift. As when the service boys will carry your package, your crystal or any other vulnerable thing can destroy. So, for you, it is essential to protect your gift. If there will some space left in the box, keep some foamy sheets or papers to cover the space.

    4. Use small boxes and envelops
    Always try to go with the small box for packing up your gift. This will save your shipping and packing cost. But do not adjust your item forcefully in the small box. If you want to send some documents to someone, do not select a box for it. Always choose envelops for documents and papers. If you do not want to do this, you can reduce the size of the gift you want to send.

    5. Try to find folding boxes for packing
    There are many different options for packing up your gift. One option is folding boxes. I suggest you select a folding box for your expensive gifts. It can protect your gift and also save your extra cost, as it is an adjustable box.

    Let me know what do you think?


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