Boxing vs. Mailing: Choosing the Right Packaging Solution for Your Shipment

As a business owner, you have a lot to juggle to keep things efficient. When it comes to shipping products, choosing the right packaging solution can make a big difference in the safety and security of your items. With so many options available, knowing what type of packaging is the right choice for your shipment can be difficult. At Liberty Distributors, we're your go-to source for packaging solutions. Our packing and shipping experts can help you make an informed decision on how to package your products for shipping.

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Boxing Vs. Mailing

Boxes and mailers are two of the most common packaging solutions for shipping products. Each option has pros and cons, and deciding between the two really depends on the products you are shipping.

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Corrugated boxes are sturdy, usually rectangular packaging solutions made of cardboard or corrugated material.


  • Sturdy and durable, providing excellent protection for your items

  • Available in a wide range of sizes to accommodate various items

  • Can be customized with branding and labeling for a professional look


  • Take up more space than mailers, resulting in higher shipping costs

  • Can be heavier, also resulting in higher shipping costs

  • Not as flexible as mailers, making them less ideal for irregularly-shaped items

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Mailers, on the other hand, are lightweight and flexible packaging solutions. They can come in different forms, such as cardboard mailers, bubble mailers, or polybags.


  • Lightweight and flexible, making them ideal for irregularly-shaped items

  • Take up less space than boxes, resulting in lower shipping costs

  • Available with bubble wrap or padded inserts for extra protection


  • May not provide as much protection as boxes for fragile items

  • Limited sizing options may not accommodate larger items

  • May not be as durable as boxes for heavy or bulky items


Choosing the Right Packaging Solution

When deciding whether to use boxing or mailing for your shipment, consider the following factors:

  • Size and shape of your items: If you're shipping larger or irregularly-shaped items, boxing may be the better choice. If you're shipping small, flat items, mailing may be more appropriate.

  • The fragility of your items: If your items are fragile, boxing may provide better protection than mailing.

  • Shipping distance: If your items are traveling long distances, boxing may be a more durable solution.

At Liberty Distributors, we offer a wide range of packaging solutions to meet your shipping needs. From boxes and mailers to padded envelopes and poly bags, we can help you find the perfect solution for your products. Our team of experts can also provide guidance on customizing your packaging to ensure that your items arrive safely and in style. Trust the experts at Liberty Distributors for all your packing, shipping, and printing needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help your business succeed!