How To Measure Mailers

If you’re like most people, finding the right size of bubble mailers to ship your item can be a little tricky. Sure, you can see that a #000 bubble mailer is 4″ x 8″ and a #5 is 10 1/2″ x 16″, but sometimes it’s hard to visualize what fits in what size bubble mailer.

So we thought we would make a list of common items and the perfect bubble mailer to use to ship them.

#000- 4″ x 8″: baseball cards, coins, jewelry, medicine bottles

#00- 5 3/4″ x 9″: cell phones

#0 – 6″ x 10″: 1 DVD, 1 CD,XBOX game,

#1-7.5″ x 12″:

#2- 8.5″ x 12″: 2 DVDs, note pads

#3 – 8.5″ x 14.5″: 3 DVDs,

#4 – 9.5″ x 14.5″: paper back books, 4 DVDs, magazines

#5 – 10.5″ x 16″: 6 DVDs, big books, photo frames, hardback books

#6 – 12.5″ x 19″: 8 DVDs,

#7 – 14.5″ x 20″: 12 DVDs

Jiffy Mailers

Choosing the Correct Mailer

Width of Mailer: (W) Width of product + (T) Thickness of product + ½ inch

Length of Mailer: (L) Length of product + (T) Thickness of product + 2 inches

Example: A video cassette, packaged in a standard video mailer box 7 ½ inches x 4 inches x 1 inch (L x W x T)

 

To Determine Width of Mailer:

Width of product (Inches) 4
Thickness of product (Inches) 1
+ ½ Inch + ½
Minimum width of Mailer 5 ½

 

To Determine Length of Mailer:

Length of product (inches) 7 ½
Thickness of product (inches) 1
+ 2 inches 2
Minimum 10 ½

 

 

TuffGard Extreme Mailer

Width of Mailer: (W) Width of product + (T) Thickness of product + 1 inch

Length of Mailer: (L) Length of product + (T) Thickness of product + 2 ½ inches

Examples: Two video game cartridges 6 ½ x 6 inches x 1 inch (L x W x T)

To Determine Width of Mailer:

Width of Product (inches) 6
Thickness of product (inches) 1
+ 1 inch +1
Minimum width of mailer (inches) 8

 

To Determine Length of Mailer

Length of product (inches) 9
Thickness of product (inches) 1
+ 2 ½ inches +2 ½
Minimum length of mailer (inches) 12 ½

 

 

Jiffy Rigi Bag Mailers Example of item less than ¼ inch thick

Width of Mailer: (W) Width of Product + 1 inch

Length of Mailer: (L) Length of product + 1 inch

Example: Photographs 8 inchers x 10 inches x ¼ inch (L x W x T)

To Determine Width of Mailer:

Width of product 8
+ 1 inch +1
Minimum width of mailer (inches) 9

 

To Determine Length of Mailer

Length of product (inches) 10
+ 1 inch +1
Minimum length of mailer (inches) 11

 

 

Jiffy Rigi Bag Mailers Example of item between ¼ inch and ½ thick

Width of Mailer: (W) Width of product + 3 inches

Length of Mailer: (L) Length of product + 3 inches

Example: book 9 inches x 12 inches x 1 inch (L x W x T)

To Determine Width of Mailer:

Width of Product (inches) 9
+ 3 inches + 3
Minimum width of mailer (inches) 12

 


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