Customer-Favourite Mailroom Supplies Every Business Owner Needs

Whether you have a warehouse or process shipments from your dining room table, an efficient “mailroom” is a happy “mailroom.” Ahead of the holiday season, this couldn’t be more true.

Recent annual shopping predictions anticipate the top busiest days for holiday shoppers in Canada to fall on:

  1. Friday, November 26 (Black Friday)

  2. Sunday, December 26 (Boxing Day)

  3. Saturday, November 27 (the day after Black Friday)

  4. Saturday, December 18 (Super Saturday)

  5. Saturday, December 11 (the second Saturday in December)

How do the above dates compare to your historical order volume data? Are you prepared? Incorporate some of these Staples customer-favourite mailroom supplies and gadgets into your workflow to help keep holiday shipping (and beyond) running smoothly.

Mobile Shelving and Organizers

Centralize, centralize, centralize. Everything needed to process and ship orders should be stored in a central, easily accessible location.

If that location is currently evolving (the aforementioned dining room table!), consider investing in shelving that can literally move and shift with you. The 5-Shelf Shelving System with Wheels from Seville is loved for its portability, sturdiness, and easy assembly.

For those who need something a little more industrial, steel shelving from Iron Horse checks the boxes with its rust-resistant finish and ability to be constructed either horizontally or vertically. You can store all of your bulk shipping supplies along the shelves, and add further organization to the mix for packaging materials with simple sorters like this pinstripe one from Bankers Box.

Of course, you can get even more sophisticated with your shipping efforts using a shipping and receiving station. The Economy Packaging & Shipping Station from CI Calstone includes multiple shelves for supplies and a floor rack for separating shipping boxes by size.

Tech Gadgets

For mailroom tech, think compact and fast. You want tools that can keep up with the pace of your shipping needs without taking up too much space.

For mailing scales, the DYMO M10 is designed to fit securely away in a desk drawer, cabinet, or shelf when not in use. You can also connect it to your PC or Mac via USB for easy compatibility with your online mailing and shipping software. And, as Staples customers have found, “the hold and tare functions come in handy when weighing larger packages.” For heavy item shipping needs, explore DYMO scale options available for up to 100, 250, and 400 lbs.

You’ll also want a reliable label printer at the ready. If you’re managing address and shipping labels, the LabelWriter 450 Twin Turbo Label Printer from DYMO allows you to handle both at the same time.

The QL-800 label printer from Brother is another high-speed and efficiency option. You don’t even need to install software to use — just plug it in to your PC or Mac and start printing.

Mailroom Supplies for Added Efficiency

Efficiency isn’t always a factor of fancy tech and storage. Sometimes it’s found in the smallest of packages.

In the world of shipping, this translates to supplies like Dab ‘n’ Seal Envelope Moisteners. They’re long-lasting, mess-free, and definitely come in handy when you’re sealing envelopes at a high volume.

Ventilated Finger Tips are another tool that can fly under-the-radar for everyday packaging and shipping. They allow you to sort and separate customer shipping invoices quickly, easily, and comfortably. Alternatively, you can go the route of a Fingertip Moistener for a similar effect.

For mailroom needs big and small, browse the full line of Pack & Ship offerings offered through Staples.

By Staples Canada

November 11, 2021

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