Mailing tubes are shipping containers with a cylinder shape. There are a lot of reasons why certain things would do best being shipped in these tubes. Mailing tubes can be custom-made according to your specifications. This gives you ones that fit your shipping needs the best and meet your other criteria, such as having special colors or something else you want. Here is more information on custom-made mailing tubes and mailing tubes in general:
Mailing Tubes Need to Be Packed Correctly
When you are shipping something in a mailing tube, you still need to take care with how the item is packed into the tube.
You want to use a tube that is just large enough, both in length and circumference, for whatever is being shipped. However, there may still be room for the item to move around. If this is the case and the item being shipped is fragile, then packing material should be placed into the tube with the item. The packing material will help keep the item in place and prevent damage.
Also, care must be taken when closing the tube, or items made from paper, such as documents, posters, or pictures, can end up being damaged. When ordering custom mailing tubes, consider ordering ones with end closures that help prevent such damage from happening.
The end of the mailing tube should be secured in place by tape to prevent the tube from opening. The label on the mailing tube needs to be placed in the center of the tube for shipping purposes.
Custom Mailing Tubes May Work Best In Some Cases
While there are many sizes of mailing tubes and some different options regarding end closures, there are still some instances when custom tubes may work best. One example would be if something being shipped requires a mailing tube that's not a standard size. Another example would be if a business wants their products to be shipped in a mailing tube that's exclusive to their company.
Many Items Ship Well In Mailing Tubes
There are a lot of items that would ship well in a mailing tube, whereas finding an appropriate box to ship them in would be difficult or just not as efficient. Some examples of items that things that would ship well in tubes include:
- Posters and pictures
- Fishing rods
- Single golf clubs
- Pool cues
- Custom wrapping paper
If you have an item to ship that would work well in a mailing tube, you want to be sure to pack it as directed above. Keep in mind, custom mailing tubes are an option, if you need them.