3 Reasons Air Pillows are the Best Option for Shipping

Written by Lane Flynn   
Friday, December 07 2012

With so many void-fill options to choose from, what’s the best solution for your shipping needs? Which choice will ensure the safest and most economical way to get your products out to your customers? We think our air pillows are the best answer.

Here are three reasons why:

1. They Save You Money

Air pillows provide one of the most cost-effective means of void-fill possible. They are less expensive per filled volume than packing peanuts. Since they come in uninflated rolls, the costs to ship and store the material is up to 95% less than other void-fill options. While a modest initial investment in equipment is required, a high-quality air pillow machine like our CR series will provide 10 years or more of use, so the cost per shipment is negligible; Most shipping operations will cover the cost of their machine in just a month or two of use.

2. They’re Better for the Environment

Air pillows have the best weight-to-volume ratio of any void-fill option, reducing the carbon footprint of shipping and requiring the least energy of any option to manufacture. Our air pillows are also 100% recyclable polyethylene. And even if the pillows aren’t recycled, the volume of waste is just 1% of the original inflated volume, far better than other void-fill options. While larger companies are trying to offer “recyclable” or “biodegradable” versions of their product, the simplicity of recycling or disposing of air pillows offers a clear advantage over other packing peanuts.

3. They’re Easy to Clean Up

Shipping materials that cause customers problems with cleaning, storage, disposal, cost, or product damage hurt your relationships with them and ultimately hurt your reputation. Air pillows provide significant advantages in these areas. Their clean design doesn’t leave lint or dust like foam or paper products can, and our pillows include antistatic treatment to avoid clinging to your products.

Still thinking about using other void-fill solutions? Contact PackRed today to find out how we can help your business ship more efficiently.