What is Polybagging?

10 March, 2020


We’ve written extensively on this blog about the polywrapping process, as well as the benefits of using it for your mailings. These benefits include:

  • The recyclability of polythene;
  • The competitive price;
  • Our high quality polywrapping equipment;
  • And more.

You may have also heard about polybagging as an alternative, but what is it and how does it differ from polywrapping?

Polybagging explained

Put simply, polybagging is the process of sealing an item (either printed material or loose items) into a polythene bag by machine or by hand.

Polybagging is a popular solution for organisations looking to do something different with their direct mail, and is perfect for ‘lumpy’ or one off mailings.

What’s the difference between polybagging and polywrapping?

Depending on the mail fulfilment provider, there might be little to no difference in their polybagging and polywrapping service.

However, at Asendia, we offer polybagging for jobs that aren’t suitable for polywrapping machines, and we have a specialist team of people that work on them specifically.

Where the benefits of polythene are required but the jobs can’t be run on polywrapping lines, for example larger or oddly shaped products, our team works to ISO 9001 standards. Polybagging is the perfect solution for:

  • Smaller jobs where the low volume can’t justify the expense of setting up a polywrapping machine.
  • Non-uniform mailings, for example where you’re sending bespoke mailings to different customers.
  • Where non-machinable polythene wrap is being used.
  • Non-uniform (‘lumpy’) mailings where the contents cannot be covermounted on a polywrapping machine.

Why use polybags?

The benefits of polybagging are numerous, including:

  1. Looking to bundle items together as part of a marketing campaign? Polybagging makes this easy.
  2. Like with polywrapping, polybagging protects your publication / product in the mail. Waterproof and completely sealed, polybagging improves delivery reliability, and the majority of international mailings use this process as a result.
  3. The alternative to polybagging would be to use a padded envelope, but this adds weight and therefore shipping costs. What’s more, polybags are easier to store and take up less space.

Would you like to find out more about our polybagging process and service? We’d love to hear from you. Simply click below to get in touch with the team here at Asendia.

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