Six Things Your Product Packaging Must Do For You

After producing a quality product, the most important thing for your company is often finding the perfect packaging for your product.  From concept to completion, deciding on the perfect packaging for your product can be challenging without the proper advice and direction.  Below are six main objectives for your product packaging.  Your packaging must fulfill many different functions for your product.

  • Contain: Your product packaging must properly and safely contain your product. This may sound simple but remember that packaging will be different based on the shape, size, and consistency of the product.  How your product is contained will be different if your product is a small amount of liquid, a large amount of metal, an irregular size or shape, or an item made up of many different pieces that require their own packaging to keep them safe and stable.

 

  • Protect: Your product packaging must also properly protect your product during all phases of product handling. From shipping, processing, store stock and shelf, and ultimately into the consumers hands the packaging must protect the product from everything from wear and tear during shipping to exposure to the elements.  From the time it leaves your facility until it enters the home of your consumer, your product packaging must safely and securely endure every and all potentially damaging handling and shipping scenarios it encounters.

 

  • Preserve: If your product can spoil, age, or deteriorate in anyway than your package must preserve the integrity of the product. From proper ventilation to packing materials designed to protect and preserve, it is vital to make the package as safe, product friendly, and sustainable as possible.

 

  • Transport: No matter what your product is or where it is made it must somehow get from you to the consumer. Your packaging must allow for easy, safe, and effective transportation of the product from production to consumer via any number of transportation modes.  Whether it is just across town, across the country, or across an ocean the product and the packaging that is protecting it must meet the challenges of the journey ahead.

 

  • Inform: Effective packaging and labeling will quickly inform consumers about the product. What the product is, what is included with the purchase of the product, what is needed, the products costs, ingredients, hazards, warranties, and any other important information, the consumer should be able to find the vital information they feel they need in a quick and convenient way.

 

  • Sell: One of the key duties of packaging is to grab the attention of the consumers and convince them that your product is the best. Studies have indicated that if your packaging and labeling is more aesthetically pleasing to the consumer than your competitions packaging, the consumer is more likely to purchase yours.

 

  • On the other hand the reverse is also true; if your competitors packaging is far more enticing to the consumers than yours, even if you have a superior product, the consumer is likely to purchase your competitors product due to the superior packaging. Your packaging and labeling must sell your product for you and motivate the potential consumers to make the effort and buy your product and not the one sitting next to it.  When you are not around to tell people how wonderful your product is it’s up to your packaging to get the job done.

Packaging your product effectively is one of the most important things you can do.  Contact a professional package and labeling and work closely with them to ensure the perfect package that will work to contain, protect, preserve, transport, inform, and sell our product for you!

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