Every so often I have a bit of a clear out at home and sell some things on eBay. I normally always do quite well when it comes to selling items but I have to package them and post them so I always need to purchase padded envelopes for the items that I have to send to people.
I have been purchasing these envelopes from PoundLand on a regular basis for at least a year now, if not a little longer. The envelopes are fantastic value at £1.00 for 3 envelopes and although they may not be as padded as other envelopes they still have padding inside them.
The envelopes are brown and come in various different sizes. They are bubble lined envelopes which gives me sufficient protection to be able to send items to people without the item getting damaged or broken in the post. The seal to the envelope is nice and strong so once you have sealed the envelope there is no way to get back into it unless tearing the envelope open.
The envelopes have a smooth finish to them so I am able to write the address on the envelope easily without felt pen or markerks bleeding on the front of the envelopes. I am also able to stick sticky address labels on the front as well without having to worry about them peeling off or not sticking.
These are great value envelopes and ones that I will be purchasing again.
A few months ago a big massive Poundland store opened in my local town. I have always liked Poundland but have only ever visited smaller ones - however this big one in my town has absolutely everything and so I tend to get a lot of items from there. One item which I recently tried from Poundland was their padded envelopes.
The envelopes are brown in colour. They are not too thick although they are padded with bubble wrap inside. This is good as it means that if you want to send something which could get broken in the post, then they will be better protected in one of these envelopes compared to a normal one. Sometimes though I wrap items in extra bubble wrap to protect them even more, although generally you don't need to do that with these envelopes.
One good thing about these envelopes is that they come with a paper strip to cover the sticky bit - and so when you need to seal the envelope then you just peel back the paper from the sticky part and press down. As they are from the pound shop I was expecting the sticky part to not stick down properly, although it seals very well and I have had no issues at all.
One good tip is to write the address you are sending the package to on first before you add the item inside the envelope as it is much easier, otherwise it's tricky if you do it while the item is inside.
Whilst I like good quality envelopes I don't want to spend a huge fortune on them as I know how expensive they can be. So these are just perfect.
Thanks for reading!
I'm reviewing my Poundland Padded Envelopes.
They come in three sizes and I've used all three at various times.
The picture above says 6, but my medium sized pack contains 5.
I used to sell off my books on ebay (till it became a nightmare) and I'd also been downsizing many craft items during a big clear out, so I needed a lot of these. One source was freecycle and I was really glad of them because these things can be expensive. However my freecycle (or 'freegle' as our local one is called) supply ran out and I needed a new source, so I was delighted to spot these in Poundland and knew they'd suit my needs.
***WHAT THEY ARE***
They are simply a slightly downmarket version of the 'proper' top quality padded envelopes that have been around for years.
They are the beige/manilla colour and are lined inside with bubble wrap .
There is a waxed strip along the flap which conceals a line of adhesive .
They come in three sizes. For £1 you can choose a pack of 3 Large size.......5 medium....or 7 small.
Sealed in clear polythene packaging with minimal labeling.
***USING and MY OPINION***
Using is basic . You choose the correct size for your item, place the item in the envelope and then peel away the wax strip on the flap to reveal the adhesive underneath. Press the flap down firmly and run your finger across the sealed flap for a secure finish.
One thing I would advise is addressing the envelope before putting the item inside.
Anything flat ....like a book...in the envelope makes addressing it easy, but lumpy bumpy items make addressing more difficult.
Yes , that sounds logical, but despite using these a lot I still occasionally make the basic error of forgetting to address the envelope first .
The outer paper seems quite strong and is a light enough colour for writing to show up clearly on it .
Unlike the more expensive brands this paper is not excessively shiny/waxed. Obviously it is waxed to a certain degree though, to ensure the necessary weatherproofing.
The internal bubble wrap is adequate for most things in my opinion, and I've never felt a need to use extra padding within the envelopes.
The edges are well sealed and I've had no complaints from anyone I've sent items to of the envelopes bursting in transit .
The adhesive is really strong . I've had to reopen these a few times to add something and the adhesive is tough.
To be honest I do add a strip of sellotape across the flap anyway because I'm a belt and braces kind of person and the adhesive stops a tiny bit short of the edges leaving two little unstuck areas that I imaging might catch on something and rip the package open. This has never happened other than in my imagination though.
Any that I receive items in (and I notice people are using these a lot now) with stuck on address labels I tidy up for re-using by removing the address label, and those with the address written directly onto the envelope can be used as well by writing the new address on plain paper and taping it over the old address.
When doing this be careful to obliterate your detailed address with a dark permanent marker ......no point in giving unnecessary information to strangers.
Disposal of any that are beyond reusing is easy too, because generally the bubble interior comes away relatively easily , so that the bubble wrap and outer paper can be recycled separately.
All in all I'm delighted with these and really can't fault them in any way so I'm happy to give them a 5 star rating and recommend them to anyone selling items online or sending small items to family or friends abroad .
Thank you for reading.~~~myloh.
I often sell goods on ebay and find it is a good easy way of making money out of things I no longer want or use. I must say that my house looks much tidier as my husband does say that he doesn't leave things lying around the house any more as I will sell it - mm he may have a point there! I like to package things up well so that they get to their destination in good order and have always used padded envelopes. I was lucky enough to have been given quite a large supply by a friend who bought a huge bulk load from a warehouse a few years ago but when they ran out I found I had to find some others to use.
I had seen these in my local Poundland previously but as I had never needed them had not really taken much notice, but I thought I would give them a go as they were only £1. You can get them in three sizes, seven small envelopes, five medium envelopes and three large envelopes. I actually bought one of each the first time I bought them but since then I usually buy the medium envelopes as I find that most of the things I post fit into this which is usually items of clothing which you can fold up quite small. The postage has gone up considerably recently so I usually try and package items so that they fit into the smaller size slot at the post office which is classed as a large envelope so the postage isn't as expensive and I usually find that the medium envelope fits through this okay.
The envelopes come in a thin plastic wrapper with the size of the envelope and how many there are in the packet. They are a light brown colour and have a layer of a sort of bubble wrap inside which helps to keep the contents safe especially if you are posting something which is fragile. The plastic will also keep the contents dry if you are sending a book or other paper goods in the post.
The flap on the envelopes is quite generous and is sealed by gently pulling off a white strip which reveals a line of glue which sticks the flap down. I find that they do stick securely but I do usually just put a line of sellotape across it just in case. I usually write the name and address on the envelope before putting the item in as I find this easier, however as I use a felt tip pen to do this, I can usually do it without too much trouble after I have sealed it.
I recommend these envelopes from Poundland and find them good quality. I have never had one rip or tear when I have used them and have had no complaints from my ebay customers. I haven't seen them at this price anywhere else so I will continue to buy them from Poundland.
I use Ebay to sell my unwanted household items, clothes, CD's, games and DVDs. jewellery and other assorted items so I always need to keep a stock of sturdy padded envelopes. I used to buy my envelopes in singles at my local independent store as it was convenient and I liked the idea of supporting my community. However, when shopping in a nearby town and visiting my local Poundland I found the same envelopes in packs for a much cheaper price. Each pack from Poundland was one pound (funnily enough!) and when I compared the price to what I'd been paying at my local store I realised I had been paying three times the amount per envelope! Since then the only place I go to get my envelopes is Poundland.
The store sell packs of these envelopes and they all cost £1 each. There are several different sized envelopes to choose from. You can get a small pack of seven, a medium pack of five or a large pack of three. I usually opt for the biggest ones as I most often pack the envelopes with clothing. The envelopes are standard size in comparison with other brands. As an example, a large envelope measures 37 1/2 centimetres (without the closing flap) by 28 1/2 centimetres. The closing flap measures around 2 inches. It is fitted with a easy peel adhesive strip which is a plastic type strip of material. You can remove this strip by pulling gently and underneath is a sticky layer. This allows the flap will stick to the envelope without need for extra tape. Depending on what you have inside the envelope you can either pull and position the flap so that there is no gap or (with more bulky items) have the flap positioned nearer the end of the envelope in which case there is usually a 1 centimetre gap which might need to be taped together on the edges to avoid any exposure to the item inside.
The envelopes come in a transparent plastic wrap and have a piece of paper inside each pack which is basically a leaflet for the bar code scanner but which also shows you how many envelopes are in each pack. The envelopes are a light brown manila colour which means when you write addresses onto them the writing is easily read. I recommend writing on them prior to inserting anything as if you use a biro the hard point of the pen can sometimes penetrate through the paper. Black marker pens tend to be the best thing to use.
The envelopes are sturdy with their edges tightly sealed. The inside of each envelope is lined with plastic bubble wrap. This is on each side of the envelope and it is tightly pasted to the paper material of the envelope so that it remains secure and keeps anything within the envelope safe. Although the bubble wrap interior is quite thick I often wrap any items I send in an extra layer of loose bubble wrap plastic just to be on the safe side. This also helps to stop any smaller objects from moving around inside larger envelopes. The envelopes are lightweight so they don't tend to make a difference to the postage price. I know some other padded envelopes which are packed with compressed paper are much heavier.
I haven't seen these kind of envelopes available anywhere else at a cheaper price so I will continue to shop at Poundland. I would recommend these to anyone who needs to use padded envelopes on a regular basis. My tip is to stock up too as I often visit the store and have trouble getting the size of envelope I need due to them having no stock as they are so popular.
You can find out where your local Poundland store is by visiting their website. Here you can also view their range of stationary products among which are these Bubble Envelopes.
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I have used padded envelopes for quite some time now as they are so practical and easy to use. I used to sends loads of items out by post when I had my craft shop on eBay and they ideal and I still buy them now from Poundland because they seem to offer the good quality yet low price.
Poundland sell 3 sizes of padded envelopes as follows -
- 3 x large
- 5 x medium
- 7 x small
and each pack is sealed in a clear plastic wrapping which ensures they do not bend too much.
I used to buy the smaller envelopes in packs of 8 but I have noticed they now come with 1 less but I am not complaining because they are the cheapest I have found and the store is very convenient for me to buy them when I need them and they always seem to have stock on their shelves.
As the name implies these are small and fine for sending craft embellishments, pens, jewellery, small stationary and sewing items etc but not large enough to hold a CD or paperback book.
They are manilla in colour and have a white strip which is easily discarded to reveal a sticky glued area which seals very well once pressed down and ensures the envelopes stay sealed meaning the contents will not be lost in transit.
The inside has a sort of bubble-wrap interior which is fairly thick and gives a fair amount of protection against scratching and normal damage but if you are sending fragile items I would advise some extra packing for peace of mind.
If you are keen on recycling do not be put off because, with just a little effort, it is possible to separate the bubble interior from the actual manilla envelope part and pop the bits into the appropriate bins.
I can recommend these little envelopes because they seal and protect small items in a matter of moments and are a good price compared to other similar ones on the market.
I always make sure to stock up on padded envelopes when I am in Poundland because they are so handy and much cheaper than buying them in the post office or somewhere like Wh Smith.
The padded envelopes are made of brown paper and are lined on the inside with bubble wrap with a self adhesive strip along the top of them to seal them closed. They are available in different sizes and you can get them in small packs which contain 7 envelopes, medium sized packs with 5 envelopes and large packs with 3 envelopes in them.
The envelopes aren't the horrible cheap padded envelopes and are easily as good as the ones that are sold by my post office just much cheaper.
The paper is all glued together tightly and when I have items in them and seal them up there are never any gaps around the edges so I know whatever I put in them to post will be secure. The self adhesive strip is strong and sticks strongly to the paper. I always put a bit of cello tape on too just for extra security but if I didn't have any cellotape then I wouldn't be overly concerned with just using the self adhesive strip to keep the envelope securely sealed.
Even the paper that the envelopes are made from feels like good quality and I can write the address on the front of the envelope and not have to worry that my pen is going to go through the paper and rip it as long as I don't lean too heavily on it when writing.
I use these a lot for ebaying and I find that they are really good and keep things protected when in transit to my buyers and they save both me and the buyer a small fortune as I think the price of padded envelopes are too expensive other places and I now only ever use these. Poundland usually have these in stock but I always make sure I have a supply in the house just in case as I don't want to have to go and spend more money than needed having to buy them anywhere else.
I get through a lot of padded envelopes, mainly sending gifts to friends abroad. I need to use something robust, so it'll survive international travel, and something cheap, as postage costs are now so outrageous that I need to save money where I can!
I discovered Poundland's own brand padded envelopes several years ago and have been using them ever since.
Poundland Padded Envelopes come in various sizes (according to their stock availability) and various numbers of envelopes within a pack (depending on economics at the time). I usually buy their A5 and A4-sized envelopes, and the Poundland website is listing packs of 7 small envelopes (A5) and packs of 5 medium envelopes (A4) for a Pound a pack.
Poundland Padded Envelopes come wrapped in a thin cellophane with a small piece of paper laid on the top envelope as a label. This contains the basic product information: how many envelopes in the pack, what size they are etc.
The envelopes themselves are made of a waxy beige thick paper, sealed on three sides and open at the top. The top has a built in flap which protrudes around 3cm above the envelope, and is backed with an adhesive strip. The envelope's insides are covered with bubble wrap which is attached to the fabric of the envelope itself.
To use, the envelope is filled, the backing strip on the flap is removed and the adhesive strip is stuck to the envelope by folding the flap.
Despite being super-cheap I've always found these envelopes to be robust and of excellent quality. The seams are wide (around 1cm) and secure. I've stuffed all sorts of things in these envelopes (usually Doctor Who Adventure magazine gifts for my friend in Texas!) and it's very rare for anything to puncture the paper/bubble wrap layer.
The adhesive strip is extremely strong: in fact, if I haven't placed the flap properly, unsticking it is almost impossible! On the rare occasions I've had to open and reseal the envelope I've had to resort to scissors to open it, and parcel tape to seal it once again.
In conclusion I think these are great envelopes. They're strong, cheap and very light, so they're ideal for the uses I put them to. Recommmended.
Occasionally I will sell bits of jewellery on eBay, and once all the bidding is done and payments are received it is time to post the winners items. In an effort to keep my costs as low as possible I started buying padded envelopes from Poundland. I usually buy the medium sized padded envelopes as this gives me enough room to wrap the jewellery properly, either in a small gift box or velvet bag and pop the invoice in there too.
I feel that the Poundland envelopes are not as good quality as Jiffy padded envelopes, but at a fraction of the cost (6 for a £1) I think they are perfectly adequate for sending mainland U.K mail, if I were to send something abroad I would opt for a tougher brand of padded envelope.
The envelopes are not overly generous with the bubble padding but it is well attached to the inside of the brown envelope and is thick enough to protect the contents from most knocks and bumps the postal service give.
Sealing the envelopes is very simple as there is a peel off sticky strip that runs the length of the envelope flap, once the flap is stuck down it usually can not be undone without ripping the envelope. I usually run a strip of sellotape over the sealed envelope flap for a little extra security.
I have never had any complaints about packaging from the people I have sold to on eBay, they have all been happy with the packaging and the cost at which I offer it to them, which is thanks to these super cheap envelopes.
The envelopes are very easy to write on and the massive post office labels stick easily and firmly to the envelopes, you do have to bear in mind that the smaller the envelopes are the less room there is for an address and labels.
The envelopes are available in small, medium and large sizes. In my opinion the small envelopes are too small for most items, the medium envelopes will happily hold, CD's, DVD's and small books, the large envelopes will comfortably hold most things that you would want to post.
All things considered I feel the Poundland Padded Envelops are a good option for any one who sells a lot of items via the internet, the quality of the envelopes is of a good standard given the price, I have never had one rip or any items placed within damaged during delivery.
Thank you for reading.
Padded envelopes are very useful when posting things like books or a bunch of documents that you want to be more careful with. It is also quite useful for sending small lightweight objects that fit into them.
Now that I have taken to online shopping, with inevitable returns and the occasional selling I have found these envelopes to be much more useful than ever.
While I do like to make sure my post is safe and secure, I am not willing to spend a lot of money on envelopes that are just simply going to be torn open and thrown away, even though they do serve an important purpose. Considering that you get a packet of 3 or 5 in Poundland for £1, it seems ridiculously expensive to spend double that for one envelope at stationery stores or the post office.
These envelopes come stacked and surrounded by a thin plastic wrap. You get 3 for a pound for the bigger ones (fitting A4 papers), and 5 in a packet with the next smaller size.
They are brown coloured envelopes, with a padding of air filled pockets on the inside. They have a sealing tab with a removable backing.
I think the envelopes are of fairly good quality, I haven't had any get ripped or break yet. I suppose you have to be careful to use the appropriate sized envelope. The tab is of very good quality and sticks very well. I usually stick a bit of tape across my usual envelopes, but I am happy to leave these as they are.
In short, they represent excellent value for money.
These padded envelopes or "Jiffy Bags" as they are more well known as, are just like any other brand of jiffy bag, except these cost £1 per pack in pound land, considerably cheaper than individually at the post office, but if you're buying in bulk you can get hundreds for a little less. Buying in bulk works.
The padding inside does provide sufficient protection, I personally use them for sending Xbox games when i've finished whoring the score from them, if you'll pardon the phrase. The padding is just a layer of bubble wrap but this is more than suitable to stop plastic casings getting damaged.
The padded layer is glued in place inside and it has never come loose, torn itself out or fallen apart.
The paper on the outside does not tear easily, it's not too thick or thin ad therefore keeps the weight down so you can send items under 100g inside to keep postage costs down. You can easily write on this too, not too waxy and quite absorbent so you can use a dodgy biro or fountain pen, whatever you have to hand.
The jiffy bags hold up well in the post too, i've never had an item arrived damaged or falling out of the bag. I've sent stuff to Scotland in these and everything was fine, never had any complaints or issues regarding damage so top marks for the bags there.
If you want to tear these up to fold flat or create a modified giant iffy bag you can do so with ease, they can't be torn by hand that well but with a pair of scissors you can cut the bag up without ripping the inside too badly. They also don't fall apart inside after this, so the internal padding must be glued the whole way across the bag not just at the corners.
The packaging is just a plastic film holding the bags together and can be recycled. The bags themselves can be reused in the post, as they last and are well built. Why would you throw good jiffy bags away when you've paid for the P&P to have them sent to your door?
Overall these are great jiffy bags, worth the money, and highly recommended. I just send Xbox 360 games in them but they can offer sufficient protection to anything that isn't sharp. Sharp objects will puncture the sides and top so i recommend getting an extra layer in between.
I send a lot of things through the post as I've recently started selling razors and cosmetics on ebay. As I'm only a beginner I haven't yet invested in buying lots of envelopes in bulk which admittedly would be cheaper, but for now I buy my envelopes from my local Poundland as its just so much cheaper buying from there than in my post office.
Poundland envelopes come in 3 different sizes, small, medium and large. I tend to opt for the medium variety as this fits most of the items I sell. The medium pack contains six envelopes for £1 which is 17p per envelopes which I think is very reasonable. The medium packs are about A5 sized or the size of a DVD. They fit quite a few things in them but if you put something a little too thick I sometimes have to post my items as a packet for £2.20 instead of simply a large letter but this is more an issue of my items and not the envelopes!
These envelopes are padded and so I do manage to send most of me goods by just slipping them straight into the envelope. I don't tend to send very fragile things so I'm unsure if this envelope would suffice for something like that however it does appear to have the same amount of bubblewrap as any other branded envelopes I've used.
The envelope shuts by peeling off a white strip and revealing the sticky underside. You simply fold this over and voila. I can be a bit ott and also tend to wrap a few strips of sellotape over this just in case however on its own it does appear to shut down quite firmly.
Overall I would recommend this product. I use them often and they have never failed me. They are sturdy, cheap and effective.
Pound land Padded Envelopes
I don't send a huge amount of item through the post but recently my aunt asked if I could send her some small items she had accidently left here on her last visit. Ordinarily she would have quite happily waited until her return visit or until we visited her as we do so exceedingly often, but she required the items urgently. So I was then required to find a way to send them safely (they were a necklace and chain.)
I knew I needed a padded jiffy style envelope but found they cost around £1.50 each, I decided that before purchasing these I would have a quick look in pound land as I was already in town and thought that I had nothing to lose.
Well I am so glad I made this decision because I discovered these. Each pack contains six padded envelopes for a pound. They are amazing value for money, but could the quality compare? Well surprisingly yes. Each envelope is a brown envelope that is lined with bubble wrap which is what gives the contents protection. The air bubbles take the impact of any bumps during transit completely protecting the contents. The envelope seal is a thin strip of double sided tape which you peel off when required enabling you to stick it down. Although the tape seemed secure I did use additional tape but I would have on any quality envelope just for my own peace of mind. I was easily able to write the address on the envelope without tearing the paper part of the envelope. These are the medium sized envelopes but other sizes are also available.
Overall I was very impressed with the quality and price of these envelopes and would definitely recommend them to anyone requiring these types of envelopes at a reasonable price. These are definitely a great bargain
At the moment I'm really struggling to keep up with the cost of posting things. The fact that the cost of stamps has gone up so much has really meant that I have had to find ways to cut back in other areas when sending things through the post. When I saw these in poundland I thought I would try them out to see if they were any good.
In the packet you get 6 envelopes that are medium sized. They are DVD size, you'd get an item this size in and slightly bigger so for me it is ideal for sending in small paper backs and CDs as gifts.
They are the usual padded envelope colour and they are very well padded like a jiffy bag should be. The padding is bubble wrap so you know you are getting good protection with it. If the item I'm sending is very fragile I do tend to put another layer of bubble wrap around it but if it's just a DVD or something like that then the bubblewrap within this envelope is sufficient.
The envelope has a little strip of tape which you peel off and then you can stick the envelope down. The stickiness is really good and sufficient which I wasn't expecting from such a cheap brand at all.
I really like these, I now no longer bother buying more expensive versions as there is no point because these work just fine and are very good quality. In the pack you get 6 and it's just £1 so I don't see why I would pay extra for something which works just as well. You can buy different sizes too so check out your local poundland if you are looking for some packaging
I am an occasional ebayer and when I am having a clear out, I find that I can sell quite a few bits and pieces on here. These usually require posting and I am always keen to do this as cheaply as possible so that I do not have to charge too much for postage and packaging. So, I find poundland a great place to shop for any packaging that I require. I usually opt for brown paper but just recently I have sold a few smaller items that are a little delicate and I wanted something a bit more robust to pack them in.
I came across a packet of these padded envelopes in poundland and they seemed perfect for what I needed. The envelopes are a medium size and are padded with bubble wrap. They come in a pack of 6 for £1 - so around 17p per envelope. I also noticed that these were available in a smaller size in a pack of 8 too. The envelopes are brown in colour and have a pre-gummed seal. The stick on these is not the best I have used but it does hold - just make sure you apply plenty of pressure when sealing and do not overload the envelope.
As far as quality goes, these are not the greatest. They do feel thin in places but, at the same time, the padding is more than adequate to protect the contents. I have not received any complaints from buyers that their goods have been received in less than perfect condition so I think that this is testament to the envelopes and the fact that they must stand up to the rigours of the postal system pretty well! To buy similar envelopes at the Post Office, or even a supermarket would cost at least two, maybe even three or four, times as much so these are a definite bargain purchase.
Overall, I would not hesitate in recommending these envelopes to you as a cheap postage solution. They are not the best quality envelope that you are likely to find but they are likely to be the cheapest and they do a more than adequate job.