What to do before you begin looking for a Packaging Provider

by Valley Box Company on Thu, Jun 21, 2012

packaging providerIf you have determined that you need the services of a Packaging Company you'll need to define your specific packaging needs so you can communicate them to the potential service provider.

Here are some questions you should consider before picking up the phone you should clearly define your packaging objectives.:

Your Specific Packaging Needs
1. What is it that you need outsourced?
2. What is the scope of your project?
3. What services do you need?
4. How many units do you need?
5. When do you need them?
6. Which region of the country would best suit your packaging needs?

Clearly Define the Project
7. How many units do you need produced?
8. When would the project start?
9. When does it need to ship?
10. How many finished units go into each package?
11. Do you have physical samples or drawings to provide to potential contract packaging partners?
12. What are the physical sizes of your items?
13. What is your budget?
14. What is your quality expectation?
15. What values are the most important to you when selecting a contract packager?

  • Price
  • Quality
  • Customer Service
  • Lead Times
  • Flexibility
  • Value
  • Efficiency
  • Location
  • Trust

16. What special services or requirements do you need from your contract packager?

  • Documentation
  • Customer Service
  • Reporting
  • Physical Inventories
  • Warehousing
  • Direct Shipping
  • Quality Standards
  • Flexibility
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