- December 2013
- Posted By JohnnyG
- 0 Comments
While it is true that your product should be able to sell itself, there will be times when you will find that it might need a little help from how it is packaged. Fortunately, there are a few simple things you can keep in mind that will help to ensure that you can it can meet all the needs of your buyer. No matter if it is a set of premium champagne glasses or plastic bottles and lids.
A good starting point is to ensure that your packaging is able to safely contain the items you are going to be putting in it. For example, if you have a liquid in it, your packaging should be able to keep the fluid from spilling out and to ensure that the contents can be enjoyed without too much hassle. At the same time, your packaging should be able to protect its contents successfully.
Glass items, perishables and even plastic bottles and lids are all going to need to be protected during the shipping process. As people handle the package, they are going to be rough and carefree with it to a degree, especially during shipping and you will need to ensure that from point A to point B your item is going to be properly protected at all times. Otherwise, you might experience a considerable number of costly returns.
When the item is perishable, you need to also take that into account. You need to ensure that the packaging has everything that is going to need to handle the time it leaves the factory until it arrives at the consumer’s home. It should be sustainable in the packaging and ensure that when it is consumed, it can be done so without contamination. In this case, you will need to keep in mind that expiration dates, ingredients and warnings will also need to be properly be displayed on items like this.
Effective handling is going to also be a must for your packaging. This should be a package that is easy to handle so someone doesn’t drop a fragile item. At the same time, the more packages that can safely and easily be carried can encourage buyers to pick up more and help stores to better stock your products on their shelves. Of course, in the green world we live in today, you will also want to ensure that your packaging also remains environmentally friendly.
Above all, the packaging should do one thing that is incredibly critical and that is to sell your product. Even if you are selling plastic bottles and lids, the right packaging can motivate a person to take notice and to purchase more than they might actually need. It should be pleasing to the eyes, generate a need and make a person take notice and become interested in purchasing the product. After all, in a store full of competition, you want to ensure that you are giving a superior package to stand out and to motivate a buyer to spend a little bit more. It is obvious when you take care in how the item is presented and there is a good chance that what the package contains has the same pride and craftsmanship put into it.
While the world of packaging might seem complex at first, you will find that with a little effort your company can master the art. Just think about these basics and ensure that the final package meets all of these requirements for incredible results.