Shipping bags don’t have to be the outside packaging that something gets sent in. What I’m referring to is the mailing envelope that you usually see, like the bubble envelope, or the padded ones. You know the ones I’m talking about. The ones where, if you accidentally get a little too aggressive and wind up breaking into the padding you immediately begin having an asthma attack because a cloud of lint just got released and activated your dust allergy. They should probably come with a disclaimer on them. Just saying.
Mailing and shipping bags are the simple things that keep the item being shipped in perfect order. They allow for organization and compartmentalizing in a way that best utilizes the space. You wouldn’t want to throw a handful of beads in a mailing box and send it off. That would be ridiculous. And would probably double as a maraca for the FedEx guys as they drove along, singing ballads under the moonlight accompanied by To: The Smiths, From: The Joneses. You also probably wouldn’t put the beads in little boxes inside of the big box. That would more or less yield the same result. That’s when you bring in the poly bags. Separate the beads according to color, size, and/or style and tie them up with some cute twisty ties. Then you can probably package them in a mailing envelope to boot, which will probably yield the cheapest shipping costs.
You don’t even to be a business to be using shipping bags. You wouldn’t send some homemade chocolate chip cookies to your great aunt Edna without putting them in some resealable bags first, now would you? Those resealable instantly transformed into shipping bags! And probably kept you from being written out of her will. That’s right. We’re onto your little scheme and why you really spend all that money sending baked goods to a crabby old woman. But don’t worry, we won’t tell.
There’s always a face that takes all the credit and gets all the publicity, and I’m not complaining, that’s just the way it is. The actor is always getting the credit even though it’s the costume crew and makeup artists and effects people that actually make the movie possible. In the same way, the box that an item comes in gets all the credit for doing the job, and no one ever notices the rest of the packaging. But let me tell you, they would notice if the rest of that packaging was missing.