Six Qualities to Look for in a Packaging Supplier
Whatever business you’re in – manufacturing, retail, food, pharmaceuticals – before you ship anything, you must first package it.
The more specialized your business is, the more specialized your packaging needs to be. And if you don’t have everything you need on hand, business comes to a screeching halt, causing problems for you, your customers, and your bottom line.
That’s why choosing the right packaging supplier is so important. The following are six must-haves for any packaging partner you might be considering.
1) Established History Providing a Wide Variety of Packaging Solutions
You want to work with someone who knows the industry and understands your needs.
Find a packaging partner who brings expertise to the table – someone who can share insights and help you identify opportunities for improvement. That’s where the value lies.
2) Ability to Tailor Solutions for Your Specific Needs
Beware of companies that push one-size-fits-all “solutions.” The right supplier will assess your unique requirements and bundle the right mix of packaging supplies and services to meet your goals.
Consider companies that offer custom packaging, like customized corrugated design, if and when standard options don’t meet your needs.
3) Helps You Optimize Equipment
The best suppliers not only help you select the right packaging equipment and supplies, but they also make sure you get the most out of them.
Choose a company that provides maintenance and consultation services to help you keep your operations running at peak performance.
4) Aware of Trends and Innovations
Be prepared. That should be the motto of your packaging partner. Changes in shipping regulations. New supply options. Innovative technologies.
The partner you select should be aware of advances and disruptions to help you prepare for industry changes.
5) Maintains Strong Relationships with Manufacturing Partners
The company your partner keeps says a lot about them. Who do they partner with? What kind of relationship do they have?
Look for a packaging partner with a solid partnership with major manufacturers of both equipment and supplies.
6) Follows Through After the Sales to Create a True Partnership
At the end of the day, you’re looking for a partner, not just a vendor. You want someone who stands by their promises and makes good on their word.
Someone who cares about you and your business. Someone you can call for advice or assistance. A partner who can not only help ease the bumps in the road but can grow with you and continue to meet your ever-evolving needs.
Crown Has You Covered
Founded in 1969, Crown Packaging has emerged as one of the leading single-source providers of industrial packaging products and equipment. We have a solid reputation that covers all six of the aforementioned points and more.
With offices in 50 locations and 70 stocking warehouses throughout North America, we have the resources and expertise to provide you with customized packaging solutions and personalized customer service.
From customized medical solutions and die-cut boxes to specialty labels and custom printing, we go above and beyond to find the right fit for your needs.
If you’re looking for a packaging supplier, let’s discuss how we can work together to achieve your packaging goals!