Small manufacturers, this one’s for you. If you’re struggling to figure out the fastest, most cost-effective method to take your product from the assembly line to store shelves near you, it’s time to talk packaging. Many organizations just don’t have the specialized equipment it takes to package their merchandise, or the manpower to devote to the job. We all know labor’s not cheap and the thought of adding one or more employees to your team to handle packaging your products can be a scarily expensive proposition.
To be a successful small company, you have to be agile, and that means, no pun intended, thinking outside of the box. Rather than trying to handle all of your packaging needs yourselves, consider working with a third party vendor. A professional packaging company in MA will offer a range of services, including shrink wrapping, poly bagging, blister packaging, clamshell packaging, and more. If you need to package your products to meet the needs of a specific retailer, such as a big box or club shopping store, your MA packaging company can do that for you.
You’ll want to look at the numbers. Talk to the MA packaging company you’re considering working with, and find out how much you can expect for their experienced team to handle the job on a recurring basis. Compare those figures to what you’ll need to spend investing in packaging equipment, consumable supplies (such as shrink wrap film), space to house your packaging department, employees to package your products, and benefits and taxes for those employees. If you’re having difficulty making this calculation, look to your accountant, financial adviser, or other resources, such as your local small business development center, to help you make a sensible decision. There’s no one size fits all answers: a lot depends on the size of your operation, what assets you currently have available to you, and your experience packaging products so they can stand up to shipping, meet retailer’s requirements, and be attractive to customers.
If you’d like to find out what it would cost to have your products packaged here in MA, give us a call. We’d be happy to talk with you and answer all of your questions!