Air cushion packaging is the next generation in delivery. It has been designed to solve two of the most common problems that face businesses that ship products to customers: high costs and damage during shipment. This article will explore what air cushion packaging is and how it works.
What is air cushion packaging?
The name is a bit of a misnomer because the cushioning used in this type of package isn’t air. Instead, it’s typically an inflatable plastic bag or bubble wrap surrounding whatever you need to transport.
You can also use a rigid box for protection and add air cushions around it but be aware that this will increase delivery costs slightly due to increased weight.
How does it work?
The plastic bubble or bag is inflated with air and then sealed. This creates an envelope around the contents of your package that cushions it from impact during transport. When you drop a parcel containing these inflatable packs on one side, they bounce back to their original shape when released rather than denting inwards as regular cardboard boxes do.
Air cushion packaging can be used for any product type, but its best suited for items with a low weight-to-value ratio, such as electronics or jewellery. Whatever is your product, you can try this packaging.