Have you ever heard of the Scotch Flex and Seal Shipping Roll? If you haven’t, you could be missing out on one of the coolest packaging innovations in recent memory. Basically, this invention allows you to package your items inside adhesive, bubble-wrapped material that you simply cut and seal over. In a sense, it doubles as your packaging and protective packing material at the same. That’s pretty cool, in our opinion!
Is the Flex and Seal Shipping Roll an Envelope or a Package?
One point of confusion around the Scotch Flex and Seal Shipping Roll is whether to classify it as an envelope or box when purchasing postage. In most cases, we’d say that you’d be safe by classifying it an envelope with two dimensions. However, the true answer to this question comes down to what you’re putting inside of it, and what the final parcel looks like once you’ve sealed it up. If you wrap it around a square or rectangular item that makes it look like a box, the major carriers will technically treat it as a box!
The moral of the story is: if it looks like an envelope, then treat it as an envelope with two dimensions. If it looks like a box, then treat is as a box with three dimensions. Pretty straightforward, right?
Should I Give the Shipping Roll a Shot?
Thinking of trying it out? Some shippers say that using the shipping roll has saved them more money on their packaging in the long run, as opposed to purchasing envelopes over and over again. At the end of the day, it’s your call! Keep in mind that you can also order free boxes and envelopes from USPS.
Want more info on the Flex and Seal Shipping Roll? Check out this video to see it in action.