Every day, some 60 million small parcels are delivered across the United States. The top four carriers, UPS, FedEx, Amazon Logistics and the USPS continue to dominate the landscape, while smaller regional carriers benefited tremendously from the supply-demand imbalance during the pandemic. For America’s B2B distributors of mail and ship products, the evolution of small parcel shipping is an important story to watch.

Of course, the pandemic’s effect on small parcel shipments was remarkable. While America’s top four carriers grew quickly, the average regional carrier nearly doubled in size. Year-over-year volume growth reached 37% overall, as 2020 saw 640 parcels shipped per second. Even as today’s post-pandemic small parcel shipping marketplace normalizes, most expect a 10% CAGR through 2025. 

Supply opportunities are emerging in new and unexpected ways. Those who act with speed and agility are winning. For smaller orders of packaging materials shipped quickly, we can help.

Poly Mailers are an important part of America’s small parcel market and our lineup continues to grow. Laddawn’s stock Poly Mailer offering now includes Non-perforated and Perforated Poly Mailers along with Expansion and Returnable Poly Mailers. For those who require it, we also offer Non-perforated and Perforated Poly Mailers with 50% recycled content. This summer, we added the 10 most popular sizes of Poly Bubble Mailers, too.

Of course, bubble mailers are the convenient, lightweight and cost-effective alternative to corrugated boxes. Laddawn Poly Bubble Mailers are made with an industry standard 1/8” bubble and coextruded LDPE blend (white outside, silver inside) for complete opacity. In stock sizes from 4”x 8” to 14¼ ”x 20”, all Laddawn Poly Bubble Mailers feature a 1.5” lip with a permanent adhesive strip.

Laddawn’s five categories of Poly Mailers are just part of the nearly 100 stock Mailing & Shipping products that include Packing List Envelopes, Postal-Approved Lip & Tape Bags and Layflat or Resealable Lip & Tape Suffocation Warning Bags. Need custom sizes or printing? Log on to Laddawn.com. We can make those for you, too.

Turn to page 40 to learn more. Better yet, log on to Laddawn.com for stock and custom pricing and lead times in seconds. 

On behalf of all of us in Atlanta, Dallas, Devens, Manchester, Sparks and Sterling, thank you for your business.

Mark P. Bourgeois
Director of Sales & Customer Experience