It is not an easy task to select an appropriate contract packaging company because a simple mistake in packaging can damage your product and your damage. In this case, you will have to face serious loss and it will difficult to recover therefore it is important to select the best packaging company with right tools like shrink wrap machines at the first place. Here is the list of some factors that you must consider while selecting the packaging contractor.
The most important thing is the location of the company. You don’t want to take your products to another city or state to get packed. It will be costly because you will have to temporarily pack all your products and transporting expense. It is recommended to select the company closest to your warehouse. It will be better if you supply packaged products from the packaging company rather bringing them back to your warehouse.
The experience of the contract packaging company also matters a lot. If the company does not have enough experience then what’s the point in outsourcing this job to them? You can do the packaging on your down. The question is how much experience is considered as appropriate. The answer depends on nature of your firm. If you are making those products which don’t require a special type of packing then the experience of 5 years will be enough.
If should not go for the cheapest one because the quality of their service will also be cheap. You should get the quotation from multiple companies and select the one which offers high-quality packaging at lowest rates. If a company is offer lowest rate with the lowest quality then don’t bother to contact it because it will reduce the value of your product rather increasing it. You should bargain with fine companies. It is not necessary that you ask them to decrease rate. You can ask them to increase services like ask them to load and unload products or use their own transporting facility.
The communication of the company should be of high quality. The success of any business project depends on the communication between two parties it will save you from potential loss and provide expected results. For instance, if you want to tell them to use shrink wrap sealers instead of simple shrink wrap machines then they should respond quickly before starting the packing process.
Check their portfolio and find companies with the related product line. If you product requires shrink wrap sealers and company portfolio shows that their client also has product with the same requirement then it means the packaging company has efficient staff for this type of machine. You can select such company.
All these five factors can help you to select the best company but you will have to tradeoff between these factors very intelligently. You can increase the cost but don’t compromise on the quality and experience. You can earn money easily but reputation is hard to come by.