Can’t Afford a Personal Package Sommelier?

Partnership & Business DevelopmentThink for a second about the wine market.  If you are like most of us, you feel overwhelmed when you shop for wine.  The choices are endless and you’re on a budget.  You’re probably thinking “Which one do I choose? How do I know it’s good?” Wouldn’t it be nice to shop with your own personal sommelier?

As a small business owner, it’s likely you have a similar feeling when you shop for a packaging solution.  Where do you start?  You could hire your own consultant (your packaging sommelier) to work with you through the process.  Then again, that pesky budget stands in the way and you need a solution that doesn’t require a 500- piece minimum.  You’ll have to research the best solution on your own.

What to Consider

To find a dependable and effective packaging solution you’ll have to consider automation, technology, strategy, branding, and materials.  That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though.

Make some notes about the following:

  • Packaging design, brand marketing, research, education, and training
  • Protective, microwavable, smart, or sustainable packaging
  • Bags, bags-in-a-box, bottles, cans, cartons, jars, trays, tubes, vials, wrappers, and pouches.
  • Multipacks, inserts, adhesives, sealers, and closures
  • Software, printing, coding, labeling, feeding, filling, and foiling
  • Product safety, regulations, and inspections
  • Machines for blister, flexible, or cushioned packaging
  • Shipping containers, services, and supplies

Packaging Resources

The best place to begin is a phone call to Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, whose packaging specialists will gladly consult with you about your project requirements. With nearly a hundred years of business experience and a flexible, motivated workforce at the ready, we can help with all your packaging needs. When you’re ready to explore your options, contact us for a free tour of our facilities.