When it comes to packaging your products, there are lots of different options that can be considered. With products that need to have a backing card, for example, then clamshell packaging can be an ideal option – it pins the item to the backing card with special protective plastic. If this is the right option for your product, how do you then choose a company offering clamshell packaging services?
Considerations when choosing a company
There are a few main considerations when you are looking for a clamshell packaging company. For starters, you want to think about volume – how much do you need and how often? Do you want a stock product that they already have available or do you need a custom product to exactly match what you sell? And are there any industry-specific considerations such as being in the food or medicines industry?
Once you have an idea about these, you can start looking at the companies available. See what types of packaging is available – if they do other options such as blister packs, you could save money by buying in bulk. Do they have connections with printing companies that can help make the whole process quicker?
Information to find out
Ordering any type of packaging can be simple but there are a couple of things to know. For example, does the company you are considering have a minimum order requirement and does this figure work for you? It may be just 20-50 units but if it is a bigger number and this is more than you need, you may want to consider other options.
Also look at turnaround time. If you order a minimum order how long will it take them to get it to you? How much longer is it if you order double the amount? You want to be able to factor in time to get the packaging and get the items to the shop or stockist when working out order times.
There are lots of questions and things to consider, but we may well have the perfect solution and answers to these. Please do get in touch with us so as we can discuss and review your requirements in more detail.