Product packaging is one of the most important marketing and communication tools for today’s brand. Packaging helps products stand out on store shelves and communicates a brand’s messages with its customers. In some ways, packaging can be nearly as important as the product itself! But with so many packaging providers out there, it can be difficult to know what’s best for your company. If you think your current packaging service might be causing you more harm than good, it’s time to look for a new provider. Here are a few signs that you may need to switch packaging partners.
There’s a lack of communication
Without effective communication, it’s nearly impossible for companies and vendors to work together as a team. The right packaging partner will establish open lines of communication at the beginning of any project to discuss timelines and budget needs. Having conversations about the packaging development process early and often improves efficiency and lowers the risk of costly mistakes later on. When choosing a packaging partner, look for a provider that makes open communication a priority.
Deliveries are late or inaccurate
Attention to detail is an essential part of any business relationship. If your current packaging provider is failing to deliver on-time or makes frequent errors, it’s time to switch packaging partners. A good packaging provider will provide a realistic timeline and inform you about any problems to prevent mistakes from occurring.
Your packaging costs are rising
Packaging services and logistics can be complex and expensive. Look for a packaging provider that takes time to understand your needs and goals while working within your budget. The right packaging service will offer cost-savings solutions for your business, such as tailored packaging sizes designed to reduce weight and prevent the waste of excess packaging materials. When your packaging costs are rising instead of fitting within your budget or reducing costs, consider searching for a new packaging partner.
At Ohio Valley Goodwill, our Industrial Services Division specializes in providing packaging services for businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. All contracted packaging done at Goodwill is completed by hand by our team of motivated employees, enabling us to provide high-quality customized packaging and adjust immediately to changing business needs. We’re committed to providing packaging services that add value to your operations and ensures deliveries are made on-time and under budget.
Firms that partner with Goodwill also support our mission to provide meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities in the Greater Cincinnati area. By outsourcing your packaging needs to Goodwill, your business has the opportunity to share in our mission and make an impact in the local community. If you’re ready to make the switch and find a new packaging partner, we’d love to help. To learn more about our packaging solutions, contact us today and receive a complimentary tour of our facilities.