Updated: Sep 10, 2019
Depending on how the mail bag has been produced, the quality can vary; Because of this we’ve taken a lot of time and effort to make sure we provide a quality bag, minimising any postage and return issues you may face.
We believe quality control is the most important part of production, it is repeated before each production step and if we notice any issues or problems, we will stop production and if it’s a big issue we will restart production.
We do this by following a strict process before our bags are dispatched from China and distributed.
1. Splitting Edges - A common occurrence in mail bags is the splitting edges. This can cause huge problems whilst packing. With our mailing bags whilst in the sealing and cutting process of the production, our machines use an extremely hot blade that melts the polythene film and securely seals the mailing bag in to its appropriate size. With this you can be assured that your product will not fall out the bag during transit.
Test Our Bags: Attempt to tear the bag from the edge, gradually increasing the strength applied in order to test resistance
2. Odour/Smell - A common complaint is an unpleasant odour that mailing bags give off, especially for people who sell clothing. The problem occurs when mail bags made with recycled materials that are not contaminants free, thus resulting in the unpleasant odour. We aim to reduce this unpleasant odour by using recycled material that is not contaminated, because the bags are still melted, there is still a chance that there could be a slight odour, but nothing that is unpleasant on the nose such as a smoky burnt smell.
Test Our Bags! - Smell the bag internally and externally.
3. Glue Stickiness - The adhesive strip on a mailbag can also be a significant issue that affects the efficiency of packing. Some users may choose to use tape to secure parcels as they may be concerned about the security of the goods inside. However, this in turn will increase expenses, with the need to use tape to pack goods.
With our mail bags we can ensure once the self-adhesive strip is peeled, sealed and settled, the bag is permanently closed and concealed; requiring the bag to be ripped in order to attain the goods. This reduces the cost of purchasing extra tape and increases the speed, efficiency and productivity. We recommend storing the bags 13-21°C for optimum performance.
Test Our Bags! - Simply peel off the self-adhesive strip off and seal the bag. Begin to attempt opening the bag from the lip until it tears to test adhesive strength.
4. Transparency -The Transparency of a mailbag can also be a concern. If the bag is transparent, it significantly increases the risk of tampering during transit, especially for valuable products.
Our mailing bags are produced using co-extrusion technology. During the process of blowing polythene film, most suppliers compress two layers of polythene film into one; however, we compress three layers of polythene film into one. This ensures the bag is 100% opaque and provides high confidentiality during transit to reduce the risk of tampering.
Test Our Bags! - Place an item inside of the bag and flash a light on top to see whether you can see what is inside. Alternatively ask a friend to see.
5. Strength and Resistance - It is important for mail bags to withstand rough handling. It is common knowledge that many courier drivers are rough when dispatching and delivering goods. This can increase chances of damaging the goods inside, or even items disappearing in transit due to poor quality mailbags.
As mentioned above, our mailbags are produced using co-extrusion technology, compressing three layers of polythene film into one layer. This results in extremely robust and durable bags, able to withstand rough handling. Furthermore, the bags are designed to be 100% moisture resistant in addition to being puncture and tear proof; providing that extra security, confidentially and making the bag tamper evident.
Test Our Bags! - Begin to tear the bag, gradually increasing the strength to test the durability and resistance of rough handling.