Recommendations are from small businesses in New Zealand

Product Packaging Suppliers

R3 Pack - Compostable Courier Bags

R3 Pack was the single most recommended company in the entire supplier guide for compostable mailers. See detailed section below with some glowing reviews.

Packaging Products - Mailing Boxes

Packaging Products is based in Wellington and have been in business since 1975. They are a one stop shop for all your packaging needs from tape to boxes to wood wool.
"I highly recommend Packaging Products for their large range of cardboard boxes. If you send parcels in different sizes, they will always have a box to suit. I use their hinged boxes for my gift box packaging and am very happy with the options available and speedy delivery"
Recommended by Big Little Gift Box - Sustainable Gifting and Gift Boxes
"I get my pink plain tissue paper from Packaging Products. When I started I got custom printed tissue paper from noissue. It is ideal to level up your packaging but it’s not necessary. Now I use plain tissue paper from a Packaging Products and I love it because it’s not expensive and the colour is still on brand. "
Recommended by The Papery Studio - Planners and Diaries that work for you.
"Love using Packaging Products as they have so many different packaging solutions for small businesses. They are local, deliver quickly and it makes it really easy for me to stock sustainable packaging when I buy from their range. I usually order cardboard courier bags and die cut cardboard boxes in various sizes."
Recommended by Illyrian Gems - Traditional Croatian Jewellery Design

Sharlows - Cardboard Boxes

Shardlows is one of the leading packaging suppliers in the South Island. A family owned and run business with a combined experience of 70 years in the industry. They supply an extensive range of packaging, tapes & adhesives, cleaning products, cafeteria supplies and retail packaging.
"Shardlows have been fabulous for my small business packaging. They are really helpful and answered any questions with suggestions. Very reasonable price too!’"
Recommended by Leo and Co - Knitted Words & Home Decor

Port Nicholson Packaging - Custom Packaging

Port Nicholson Packaging is a diverse manufacturing company based in the Lower Hutt. Traditionally they have specialised in cardboard based packaging but are also proficient in using PVC, Fluteboard (Corflute), polypropylene and Melinex with some exciting results.
"My custom boxes are from Port Nicholson Packaging. This is a local company as well. They are always happy to help you with any questions and it’s good to support local!"
Recommended by The Papery Studio - Planners and Diaries that work for you.

Econic – Home Compostable Packaging

The Econic® home compostable packaging range was developed in New Zealand to help keep our environment `Clean and Green’. Each Econic packaging variant has been purpose-designed to help eco-conscious companies reduce their impact on the environment while still retaining the same level of functionality provided by traditional plastic films.
"I've had the pleasure of working with Anna from Econic, and I must say, it's been an absolute delight. Their team is incredibly easy to work with, and ordering from them is a breeze. We rely on Econic for all of our compostable refill packs, and they consistently deliver top-notch products and service."
Recommended by Aglow - NZ Made Superfood Supplements

Arthur Holmes - Jars and Bottles

Arthur Holmes is based in Petone, Lower Hutt and supplies Kiwi businesses of all sizes with an extensive range of products for food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, oils and more.
"What makes them great to deal with is that they have a great website and a fabulous showroom where you can see and touch the items you are interested in. This makes it much easier than trying to visualise the product you are wanting to purchase. They are happy to provide small or large quantities, offer cash and carry service rather than having to sign up for an account or order large quantities online and wait weeks for delivery from overseas. The service there is always friendly also, which makes dealing with them even more enjoyable."
Recommended by Dasato Woodworking - Beautiful home and kitchen decor

noissue - Custom Tissue Paper

Firstly noissue isn't an NZ company but worthy of a mention here as one of the items they specialise in is custom printed tissue paper. It's also one of the most affordable small quantity options for small businesses with orders for as little as 250 sheets. Shipping typically takes 2 weeks from ordering
Recommended by Wyld Soul Co - Bespoke mobiles and dreamy decor

Encore Envelopes - Specialist Envelope Manufacturer

Encore Envelopes was established to provide a flexible and affordable envelope manufacturing service specialising in small to medium sized production runs. They stock envelopes made from various papers and what they don't have on the shelf can usually be manufactured in a few days with in-house die-design, die-cutting, and envelope forming machines.
"I was looking for small-size, brightly coloured pink envelopes, that I could use to hold a product sample. Something I could add to a customer's order that also looked good. The one proviso for us, was that the supplier needed to be local. Stumbled across Encore Envelopes after a google search and they are now a regular supplier for us.

What’s brilliant about them, is that their size and colour selection is huge; there is no minimum order quantities; all their envelopes are manufactured in Tawa, Wellington; and their delivery is fast (1-2 days). Highly recommend."
Recommended by Devoted to Pretty - Best Kiwi Beauty. Delivered, Fast.

R3 Pack Compostable Courier Bags

R3 Pack are based in Rosedale, Auckland and have a focus on recycling and sustainability. They stock a range of compostable courier bags which come highly recommended by many small businesses.

"If you are looking for low cost, fantastic quality recycled or compostable courier bags, this local company is your best bet (believe me we did heaps of research before we ending up choosing them). What’s to love - small minimum quantities, great colour options (we favoured pink), wide variety of size, product holds up to the wear and tear of courier handling plus they publish solid information on their environmental footprint. We are a fan and proud to use them as a supplier. Highly recommend."

Devoted to Pretty - Best Kiwi Beauty. Delivered, Fast.

"R3 pack is one of the best courier bag suppliers I have come across. They have the most helpful “how to courier” guide that is a great starting point for any small business and they have all the correct bag sizes you need to get your items all around Aotearoa. They have super fast shipping so you never get caught out or you run out of supplies either."

Misty Rose Designs - Handmade Earrings and Homeware

"I would definitely recommend R3pack. They are a really good range of packaging products and are environmentally conscious."

Little Red House - NZ Stationery and Calendars

"They have a great range of recycled and compostable courier bags and they ship super quick - my orders are always here within 1-2 days!"

Mud Mates - Kids Waterproof Clothing, Swim Bags & More

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