• Jiffy bag is the name given to any kind of mailing envelope with some form of cushioning as a liner.
  • The original jiffy bag was the padded envelope introduced by jiffy in the 50s.
  • Jiffy bag has a very strong pure Kraft paper outer and a lining of macerated paper fibres.
  • Jiffy bag remains the only truly eco-friendly postal bag as it is easily reusable and recyclable.

Jiffy bags questions

How do I work out if my box will fit in the jiffy bag?

  • Take a soft tape measure and wrap it round your box in both directions.
  • Halve these measurements to give the basic bag dimensions.
  • Find the nearest jiffy bag size that will take this size plus a bit for packing.

Are slim hardbacked books suitable for jiffy bag?

  • Hardback books will suffer from depression on the corners whilst being otherwise fine.
  • Slim book are suitable for jiffy bags.

Can I send large bolts and nuts through the post in jiffy padded bags?

  • Yes, pack the items tightly together.

Can I send china mugs in jiffy padded bags?

Are jiffy padded bags recycled?

  • The lining of jiffy padded bags is made entirely of recycled paper fibres.
  • The outer of the bag is made of pure kraft paper from sustainable forests.
  • The padded bag is totally recycleable as it is all paper.

Jiffy bag sizes

Airkraft Mailmiser Internal size External size PIP Suggested use
AK000 MM000 90 × 145mm 120 × 160mm Large letter A7 jewellery
AK00 MM000 115 × 195mm 145 × 210mm Large letter A6 floppy disks
AK0 MM0 140 × 195mm 170 × 210mm Large letter CDs
AK1 MM1 170 × 245mm 200 × 260mm Large letter A5, videos, DVDs
AK2 MM2 205 × 245mm 235 × 260mm Large letter Small gifts
AK3 MM3 220 × 320mm 250 × 335mm Large letter Desk diary
AK4 MM4 240 × 320mm 270 × 335mm Packet A4 brochures
AK5 MM5 260 × 345mm 290 × 360mm Packet Books, 2 DVDs
AK6 MM6 290 × 445mm 320 × 460mm Packet Shirts, clothes
AK7 MM7 340 × 445mm 370 × 540mm Packet A3
Padded bags
Padded bags Internal size External size PIP Suggested use
PB00 105 × 229mm 120 × 254mm Large letter A6, audio tapes
PB0 135 × 229mm 150 × 254mm Large letter
PB1 165 × 280mm 180 × 305mm Large letter A5, CDs, videos
PB2 195 × 280mm 210 × 305mm Large letter
PB3 195 × 343mm 210 × 368mm Large letter
PB4 225 × 343mm 241 × 368mm Large letter A4
PB5 245 × 381mm 260 × 406mm Packet
PB6 295 × 458mm 310 × 483mm Packet
PB7 341 × 483mm 356 × 508mm Packet A3
PB8 442 × 661mm 457 × 686mm Packet A2
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