Courier Bags Size & Thickness Guide for Australian Online Sellers
For Aussie Online Sellers who are using Courier Bags (aka Mailing Satchels, Poly Mailers) there are many Sizes and Thickness available in the market and this article will provide you with insights on choosing the suitable Courier Bag for your business.
Before you keep reading we thought we would define some commonly used terms in the packaging industry for Courier bags:
Courier Bags, Mailing Satchels, Poly Mailers - means the same thing
Micron - Thickness measurement (Australian Standard is 60 micron)
mm - millimetres
Let's use Australia Post Satchels as a Benchmark as most people have used it before and have a rough idea of how it feels like:
Sizes: range from Small (220x335mm) to Extra Large (435x510mm) for all sizes go to Australia Prepaid Satchels
Thickness: old prepaid bags (will be fazed out)70 micron, new prepaid bags (5kg limit) 75 micron
Different Courier Bag Sizes Available:
- Small Size Courier Bags: Suitable for Jewellery and small products and bag thickness of 60 micron is recommended
- Medium Size Courier Bags: Suitable for electronics and medium sized products and 60 micron thickness is recommended
- Large Size Courier Bags: Suitable for puffy jackets and large products and we recommend 60 micron for clothes and 70-80 micron for items over 5kg
We hope the above info helped you to decide what size and thickness you should look for when packaging your goods for shipping.