The most common types of void fill packaging:
- Paper is a good choice because you can use it in creative ways to fill your box. It can be crinkled or shredded to provide protection and create a more pleasant unboxing experience. You can also wrap individual items that may be fragile and need to be secured during shipping.
- Bubble wrap is a fun type of void fill that people love. Not only will it cushion and protect your product, but people also can’t stop popping bubble wrap once an item has been unboxed! Bubble wrap offers a very high level of protection. However, bubble wrap is not very recyclable so if you want your packaging to be eco-friendly, you may want to consider other options.
- Foam is a good choice if you have a product that is prone to scratches, as it will cushion your product and ensure it stays pristine. Foam is often used for fragile items like cookware and plates. We don’t currently carry foam, but it’s coming soon. Meantime, we have good alternative options.
- Packing peanuts are made from plastic and not quite as popular as they were in the past. Packing peanuts are difficult to recycle and take up a lot of space. They’re not easy to store or dispose of so we don’t recommend them as a void fill option.
- Air pillows are being used by most e-commerce brands these days. Air pillows are thin sheets of plastic filled will air that provides padding to products inside a box. Air pillows are compact and easy to store before being inflated.
- Tissue paper is a great option if you’re looking to up your unboxing game. Tissue paper is a great option because it allows you to provide a beautiful void fill option that includes your branding. While tissue paper won’t add a lot of extra protection to your packaging, it’s a good option to create an amazing customer experience.