What type of fill should I use to pack my boxes?

October 13, 2021

Are you looking at packaging your products, and unsure which type of fill to use? No matter the size, shape or weight of the items you’re shipping, choosing the right fill is key to ensuring your products arrive safely at their destination. There are a number of potential products available for you to minimize movement and maximize protection within your shipping boxes or bags, and we have highlighted the benefits of each below. Read on for the information you need on different filler types to pack your boxes efficiently!

Different Types of Box Fillers:

What type of fill should I use to pack my boxes? - Jetbox Melbourne
Jetbox Bio Fill


Bio-Fill is an easy to use, safe packaging filler. Safe for you, your staff and the customer, bio-fill is 100% biodegradable and perfect for filling in any gaps and spaces amongst your items. We recommend bio-fill for packing books, CD’s, bottles and more! Overall bio-fill is a convenient, natural packing solution that provides high quality cushioning for your products.

What type of fill should I use to pack my boxes? - Jetbox Melbourne
Jetbox Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap

Almost everyone knows the joy of popping the bubbles in bubble wrap. However this fun packaging product is more than just entertainment; it is an efficient way to fill space and hold your items safely together. Bubble wrap can be used when moving, storing and shipping your items. Not only can you use bubble wrap to wrap your items, it can be rolled or scrunched to fill large gaps and spaces left by your items and provides adequate cushioning however it’s used. Jetbox offers bubble wrap in small orders as well as bulk, wholesale amounts; ideal for ecommerce stores or for those with a large amount of boxes to pack.

What type of fill should I use to pack my boxes? - Jetbox Melbourne
Jetbox Butchers Paper

Butchers Paper

Butchers Paper is a versatile, fully recyclable fill option. Similar to bubble wrap, butchers paper can be crinkled, shredded, and torn into all sorts of sizes and shapes to fit the needs of your items. Butchers paper is also good at absorbing excess humidity, which can be particularly useful depending on the items you’re shipping and where they’re travelling. Minimize impact and maximum sustainability with butchers paper.

What type of fill should I use to pack my boxes? - Jetbox Melbourne
Jetbox Hand Stretch Wrap

Stretch Wrap

While hand stretch wrap isn’t traditionally considered a filler, it is essential in protecting your products for safe shipping. Stretch wrap has a number of uses, including preserving food and beverages for shipping and protecting retail products while on shelves. At Jetbox, our stretch wrap is super stretchy and can be rolled by hand to provide superior protection to your items, shipping boxes and more!

Why You Need Quality Fillers to Protect Your Items

Due to the increased popularity of e-commerce business, there is a growing demand for packaging fillers. As a result, it can be hard to sort through the many packaging products available and figure out which are most suitable for your business needs. When shopping for box fillers to use for your business, move or other purpose, the quality of the filler products really matters. If you opt for a low quality product, for example weak or thin bubble wrap, there is an increased risk that your items will arrive broken or damaged. Help protect your business and your products by purchasing the highest quality packaging supplies to pack your boxes. Find a box manufacturer, like Jetbox, and speak to their team to get a real understanding of which fill product will best suit you and get information on how much product you’ll likely need. This is the best way to ensure you and your products will remain safe throughout the shipping, storage and unboxing process.

Australian Packaging Fillers with Jetbox

Jetbox is a Melbourne based box manufacturer whose goal is to provide high-quality, affordable cardboard boxes and packaging products. Our staff are highly knowledgeable on all things packaging, and are here to help make your product packing process a breeze. Still unsure if you need bubble wrap or butchers paper, bio-fill or stretch wrap? Simply contact us online or give us a call today, and we can help you make the best choice for your needs!

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How To Pack Your TV Box

We understand that packing TV’s without the original packaging can be a stressful task.

Every Jetbox TV will be supplied with more than enough bubble wrap to wrap any size TV!

To put your TV box together, follow these instructions:

  1. Please start by taping the bottom of the box – pre-fold the flaps to make it easier to close.

  2. Use a blanket to cover your TV before applying bubble wrap.

  3. Lay it down (if the manufacturer recommendations specify that you can) and wrap it in bubble horizontally.

  4. Then wrap again vertically ensuring the corners, front and back are covered well. Tape up the bubble so that it doesn’t come undone.

  5. You can then slide the TV into the box, make sure it fits snugly and close the box with some strong tape.

Bulky Item Delivery Terms & Conditions

Some of our products are large, heavy and bulky and require extra care or special shipping. If your order requires a forklift we will advise before delivery, and if no forklift is available upon delivery a surcharge will apply.

Bulky deliveries that require hand delivery (but no forklift) to the first floor or above and require stair or lift access will also be subject to a delivery surcharge. If you advise at checkout that your delivery is above the ground floor, we will be in touch regarding the surcharge. This surcharge is from $50 per pallet.

Over & Under Runs

Manufacturing processes require machinery to work at quite high speeds. During production, some sheets may be damaged and need to be replaced. In some instances, we cannot replace the sheets at that time and you will be met with a slightly lower Quantity than ordered. This amount will be credited to you.

In most cases though, there will be overruns, as the machinery cannot come to a complete stop in an instant – we require a gradual slow down, which will give us more cartons produced, than what are ordered. These overruns are payable by the client. And taking them also helps save on recycling, which is more sustainable and better for the Environment in the long term.

If you require EXACT Quantities, we may have to make some boxes in a different grade than ordered, to make up your order in the Exact Qty required. These requests will also Incur higher unit costs. This cannot be avoided, as we must consider the recycling processes and costs involved, in helping to reduce our carbon footprint.

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5C or B – Light single flute cardboard used for light packaging requirements or for products that support themselves.

4C or B – Slightly stronger single flute cardboard used for packing paper/notes/pads, etc. Usually for products that self support.

3C or B – Most common board grade usually used for virtually any standard light weight packing.

3C or B Super – Medium strength board that is slightly stronger than the above 3C/B board and can also be used for frozen goods.

1C or B – Strong single flute carboard used mainly for products that need extra support when stacking.

1C or B Super – Super Strength Cardboard that is mainly used for frozen food products that are transported long distance.

3 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard used for Removal Boxes and products that need that little extra care when packaged or for bulky items that may need thicker board when transported.

1 BC – Twin Cushion cardboard with some of the highest grade board for Superior support and stack-ability. Primarily for items over 30KG.