Do you need a contract packaging partner but feel like a fish out of water when it comes to shopping for one? Maybe you have hired a contract packaging partner in the past and simply want to keep your options open? Whether you are brand new to packaging or a repeat customer, we have created a simple guide that will turn this sometimes-daunting undertaking into a much more manageable task.
First, we want to assure you- it’s not your fault. Packaging is a complicated industry. But, the truth of the matter is that recognizing a reliable packaging company doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be easy if you know what to look for.
The key to choosing the right contract packaging partner involves understanding what qualities are important and which ones are not as important. We suggest searching for the following:
- Strong industry-knowledge and experience
- Completed a range of large packaging projects
- Owns variety of different packaging machines
- Owns an in-house machine shop
- Completed projects similar to yours
After narrowing down the field by selecting only the top packagers, the next step involves creating a list of notes that are specific to your project. (Do this prior to calling the contract packager; it will save you time.) Your list should include your project’s total volume, the components, and where the finished products will be shipped.
Next, call to discuss your project with the contract packager. Most contract packagers know what questions to ask ahead of time and will provide you with options. They will outline and clarify two distinct topics: the design of you packaging and the price of the job.
The final key to choosing the right contract packager involves listening to what options the contract packager provides. If you have a very unique packaging design then it can lead to cost-ramifications. But, when a contract packager has completed many jobs similar to yours, they will intuitively know of ways to package your product better and/or less costly.
At Warren Industries, we have proven our abilities to handle a variety of high-volume contract packaging projects because we understand our machines’ capabilities and have a long history of running hundreds of unique packaging jobs.
Request a free quote from us today, and we will be sure to help you decide on the most logical specifications so that your product can be made efficiently and at a reasonable cost.