Common Mistakes Business Owners Make When Choosing a Packaging Service

Packaging solutions; bubble wrap alternativesAre you making one of these common mistakes when you choose a packaging service? Read on to see the most common mistakes that we have seen small business owners make when partnering with a company that performs this service.

Thinking All Packaging is Created Equal

Different types of products require different types of packaging. Stuffing small items into big boxes is just wasteful – and it can have a detrimental effect on how your company is perceived. Smart, stylish, eco-friendly packaging solutions make your company look good, too. Make sure your packaging service is willing to consult with you about options.

Relying on Non-Expert Help

When you’re running a small business it can be tempting to grab help from friends and relatives and teenagers looking for summer jobs. But the truth is that relying on non-expert help for your packaging needs could backfire. Items not packaged correctly may break. Unprofessional packaging jobs could also reflect negatively on your company. In the long run, it may cost your company far more in lost business to hire an inexperienced packager than an expert one.

Cost Over Quality

The right product packaging can literally make or break your bottom line. Choosing a low-cost type of packaging may seem like a great deal, but if it doesn’t protect your items from the wear and tear of the U.S. mail system, you’ve lost a lot more than you gained.

At Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries, we have over 100 years of business experience that we put to work for small business owners just like you every day. Our dedicated packaging team is knowledgeable, experienced, and motivated to work. Best of all, by doing business with us, you’re supporting our overall mission to employ veterans and persons with disabilities in our communities. Contact us today for a free tour of our packaging, assembly, kitting, and fulfillment facilities.