5 Different Types of Packaging Products
As more businesses go “on-line”, they face the inevitable problem of how to ship their products to their customers. Customers want their products to arrive safely, undamaged and quickly. And for your business, that means using packaging products that can withstand the rigors of the shipping process. If you’re looking for packaging supplies and products for your business, here are a few suggestions to get you started:
1. Custom boxes
Custom corrugated boxes come in whatever size and quantity you want. You decide what your budget is and work with the packaging company on the design. Do you want an outside color? What about an inside color to enhance the unboxing experience of the customer? Add some customized tissue paper and your customers are sure to appreciate the care and attention your business takes with their order.
2. Shipping mailers and padded mailers
Mailers are a great way of sending out smaller or flatter products that don’t need a box. These lightweight packages offer sturdy protection for what’s inside and are easy to use. Some even come with self-sealing strips so you’re not always looking for the tape. Mailers are cheaper to ship and are smaller so you incur less costs with the delivery service.
Like boxes, bags come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can also be made of different materials like poly, paper or re-usable. Bags are a great way to keep several items grouped together and make it easy to access them later on. Choose bags you can close or go with a simpler version that doesn’t have a closure or clasp. Some bags even come with pre-printed white blocks so you can easily address them as well.
4. Mailing tubes and shipping tubes
If you’re shipping blueprints, drawings, paintings, fishing rods or even some tools, a mailing or shipping tube is perfect for these items. Tubes are available in different shapes – round, square or triangular, and come in a range of sizes to suit varying needs. You can even get different closures to seal up the ends.
5. Food packaging
If you have a restaurant, food truck, hot dog stand or any other kind of food service business, you’re going to need packaging for your products and “doggy bags”. Bakery bags and boxes, foil lined packages to contain leaks, butcher paper, wax paper and much more are all available to make life easier for you and your customers. No one wants to be given a messy, leaking package of food so choosing the right products for your business is important. A packaging company can help with that!
Whatever kind of shipping products you need, you’ll find them with the help of a reputable packaging company. Look for a company who uses eco-friendly products to lower your business’ impact on the environment. Shipping packaging creates a lot of material to be recycled, so choose a packaging company who cares about the environment and minimizes their own footprint.