When you have a product, packaging it is very important. Not only does it help with branding and offer information that customers need but it is also a safety and security issue for many items. You want to be certain people can’t interfere with the products and that security tags can be added. There are various types of packaging available so how do you know if clamshell packaging is the right choice?
What is clamshell packaging?
It is a style of packaging where the top of the pack is hinged and allows it to open while remaining connected – like a clam shell. This kind of packaging normally includes a hanger tab to allow items to be easily displayed and sometimes other options such as a flat base, so they can free stand.
Clamshell packaging is tamper resistant and offers great protection for the product while also allowing people to easily see what the item is. Clamshell packages are created to be a tight fit around the item so there’s no wasted space or room for it to move around. And the clamshell packaging is created as a single piece construction so there’s no assembly required.
When is clamshell packaging the best option?
There are lots of uses for clamshell packaging but some of the most common include for food, smartphones, electronics, ink cartridges and more. Often this is used for higher value items because security tags can easily be added and not easily removed to deter theft.
It is also more expensive than blister packs, so this is why it tends to be found on higher value items. Both the need to protect the products and also for customers to easily see the contents makes the investment in stronger, tamper-proof clamshell packaging more worthwhile.
The clamshell packaging can also easily include instructions or information that customers need and have branding, and product information displayed on it. This makes it easy to brand an item and to offer valuable information to help with sales without any extra marketing around it.
If you would like to know more about our eco-friendly clamshell packs, you can find out more on our Eco-Pack webpage.