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The 6 Supplies Every Shipping Department Should Have

Are you starting an eCommerce business and not sure where to get started when it comes to finding the right shipping supplies for your products? Pinnacle Packaging is here to help. Below we will break down some of our must-haves for any successful shipping department.

  1. Boxes

Corrugated cardboard is a staple. Built for durability, it is a great item to have in your shipping department. As an excellent all-around option for shipping items both big and small, we don’t think you can go wrong with having boxes at the ready. Pinnacle Packaging even offers boxes of all sizes and shapes to help you find a box that meets your requirements.

  1. Polybags

Another great addition to any shipping department is polybags. They are waterproof, which means they are great for shipping items when you think weather conditions could be an issue. They are also very lightweight, helping you keep shipping costs low.

  1. Envelope Mailers

When you don’t feel a corrugated cardboard box is a solution you are looking for, check out the envelope mailer. Envelope mailers are perfect for shipping any type of document or book. You can even add stiffeners to this type of shipping material to make sure items arrive without any bends or tears.

  1. Tapes

Want to make sure your package arrives still intact? Tape is the solution you are looking for. No shipping department would be complete without tape to close packaging and hold things in place. As a bonus, we offer a wide range of tapes that help you showcase your brand and keep your boxes sealed until they reach the customer.

  1. Filler

Filler is one of our favorite additions to any shipping department. Even if you don’t intend to ship fragile goods frequently, they can still come in handy, keeping items clean and protected during transit. There are so many fillers to choose from, but some of the most popular fillers that we recommend repeatedly include bubble wrap, foam, air pockets, and packing peanuts.

  1. Storage

While it may seem like a no-brainer, storage is often the forgotten piece when purchasing packaging supplies. We recommend that all shipping departments have their own organizational system to help the packaging process running smoothly and efficiently. You’ll be surprised by how much time you can save when you can find all your tapes, fillers, and packaging in one place.

When you want to add to your shipping department, Pinnacle Packaging is here to help. To find a complete list of all of our shipping supplies, head over to!