If you've recently become a small business owner, then you may have a lot of shipments to send out. If this is the case, you will want to learn about the packing materials and supplies that are available to you. You might be shopping a lot of things in a way that's not as protective as it should be. You may also be spending more money on supplies, or wasting packing materials because you are shipping things in the wrong manner. One type of shipping supply you may need to become more familiar with is the mailing tube.
Here is more information on mailing tubes.
What mailing tubes are
A mailing tube is made from durable cardboard and has at least one end that has a cap you seal in place after putting the contents you are shipping into it. Also, while most mailing tubes are cylinder-shaped, they can also come in other shapes. They can be square or triangular, so they can meet the shipping needs you have.
What mailing tubes are used for
Mailing tubes are used when things are being shipped that shouldn't be bent or folded, such as documents, large pictures, posters, etc. Also, they can be used to send other things that are long and shouldn't, or can't, be bent. A fluorescent light bulb, a single golf club, and a telescope are a few examples of the types of things that can be shipped in a mailing tube.
Some of the benefits of using mailing tubes
The cardboard the mailing tubes are made from will be moisture-proof to a point. Therefore, they offer more protection from raindrops and other minimal exposure to moisture than many other types of packaging would, such as various kinds of envelopes. Also, the shipping tubes will take up a lot less space than if you were to use boxes to send items that could otherwise fit in them. If you used a box, then you would have to use one that gave you enough room to add packaging materials to protect the contents. With the mailing tubes, there will be very little room for movement, so there may not be a need for any packaging materials at all. When you can use mailing tubes instead of boxes, you can dedicate a much smaller amount of space to your outgoing shipments, leaving more space for the other things that have to be done inside the business.