I always spend a lot of money on shipping because I ship my items in boxes. Looking for a cheaper alternative, I started using bubble envelopes, and the difference in cost has been quite noticeable. The envelopes had bubble wrap on the inside, so anything that I send will still be protected, which is much more than I can say about boxes. Usually when I send a box through shipping, I have to add my own cushioning, either by adding rolls of bubble wrap, using shipping paper, packing peanuts, or even in some instances, old newspaper.
There are some instances where I still need to use boxes, such as when I have an item that is too large to be shipped with an envelope, in which case I have no hesitations about using the box. For items that are small enough, an envelope is enough for me. The envelope comes in really handy for sending documents as well. I can think of many instances when I’ve received a document in the mail, and part of the document was ruined because somehow the envelope got wet in the rain. Bubble envelopes keep the documents inside from getting wet as well, so the only thing that could ruin the document inside is if something destroyed the entire envelope.
I have an uncle who lives in another state, and for his birthday I got him a universal remote control that he had been mentioning. He already had a remote, so it didn’t make sense to me for him to want a new remote, but he loved the features of the remote. I sent the remote to him in an envelope, and when it arrived at his home, he wasn’t expecting it. Once he opened the envelope, he was excited and started using the remote on his devices.