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Save Time & Money

Skip the Trial and Error

Congratulations on creating an awesome product—and kudos for taking the time to thoroughly consider your packaging options. Customizing your pouches or bags to fit your brand’s unique visual identity is the best way to make your product stand out on the shelves.

With all the different packaging companies out there and so many pouch configurations and materials to choose from, what starts as a fun and creative project can quickly turn into an inventory nightmare—if you’re unprepared.

We want to keep the process fun and simple for you. So, without further ado, here are our top ten must-read blog posts for those new to the custom packaging industry.

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Choose the Right Material

The type of flexible barrier packaging you choose ultimately depends on your product. It’s important to learn more about how moisture, oxygen, and different packaging materials might affect your product’s shelf life. Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Flexible Barrier Packaging. Flexible Barrier Packaging.

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Go Custom & Increase Sales

Maybe you’ve decided on the quantity and size of your bags… but have you thought about which colors will resonate with your customers’ emotions? Is your package designed to be displayed on a shelf and hung on a hook? Learn these essential money-making details you may be overlooking.

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Sourcing From China: Think Twice

We all know that if a price seems too good to be true, then it probably is. We’ve heard so many stories of regret from customers who previously worked with Chinese manufacturers that we felt compelled to put together a list based on their most common complaints. Heed their warnings of going into business with these “cheap” overseas companies.

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Know All of Your Pricing Factors

Many variables impact the price of a customized stand-up pouch. The size and quantity of your bags and the urgency of your order are the first things that come to mind, but secondary factors such as materials and printing methods can also significantly affect your costs. View a breakdown of every financial factor and get an idea of what you can expect to spend on your order.

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Consider Eco-Friendly Options

Packaging your product with biodegradable material may be more achievable than you think. Learn more about the latest sustainable packaging trends and see a transparent overview of the traditional versus green packaging dilemma.

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Ask The Right Questions

Are you still in the research phase of finding your flexible packaging provider? Review this list to make sure you’re asking all the right questions when you start consulting with bag manufacturers.

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Avoid Common Design Mistakes

There are a few traps that are easy to fall into when designing your first custom printed bags, such as creating a bag design that you like as opposed to creating a design that your customerswill respond to. Save time and money by reading this list of mistakes we catch all too often.

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Forecast Your Inventory Needs

So you have an awesome product that’s designed to fly off the shelves—but if this is your first batch on the market, it can be tough to know how soon you’ll need to restock. We’ll help you find the balance between tying up too much money in inventory and missing out on sales due to lack of supplies.

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Shop Around

Don’t settle for the first packaging provider that you find (even if it’s us). During your research, you’re almost guaranteed to come across two of our competitors: ePac and Roastar. View our competition overview to quickly see each company’s available materials, bag configurations, and printing options compared to ours.

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Cut Cost Where It Makes Sense

When our friends or family ask us for the inside scoop on how to save money on packaging, we tell them exactly what’s in this article—so why would we tell you anything different? We want you to be happy with the bags you order, even if it means scaling back your initial orders and ultimately spending less money with us. Do what’s best for your business!

If you read these 10 tips alone, then you’re already ahead of the game. Looking to go the extra mile? We have several other blog posts to provide you with even more insight. And if you still have questions about packaging your specific product, we’re here to help. Give us a call and talk to a real person to discuss your options or fill out our inquiry form.


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