How do I receive a quote?
The best and quickest way to get a quote is by visiting the Where we operate the page or you can visit one of the product pages, call, email, or chat.
To quote you accurately, please be ready to provide the following details:
- Product Specifications
- Box Dimensions
- Type of Material (Folding Carton, Corrugated, Rigid or tag)
- Quantity of boxes
- Image reference link or attachment (helpful but not necessary)
- Other details (if needed)
You will typically receive your quote within 1-2 business days after submission.
Do you have price breaks?
Generally higher quantities will always result in a lower cost per unit pricing. Please submit a quote or consult one of our Product Specialists for more details.
What is the process of getting my boxes made?
Our general custom box process typically consists of:
- Specification & Project Consultation
- Sampling and/or Production
- Shipping & FulfillmentFor more information, you can call, email or chat with one of our product specialists.
What types of boxes do you sell?
We offer a wide range of box options such as paperboard (folding carton), corrugated and rigid boxes with fully customizable options.
How are dimensions measured?
Generally, measuring a box for packaging is based on the inner dimensions of the structure. This guarantees your product will fit properly within the box regardless of stock thickness. If you are looking to duplicate a box and provide outer dimensions.
What is a dieline and why is it important?
A dieline is the template/outline needed for the design/artwork of the box. It is essential to the cutting and creasing process giving the appropriate information to our machines to precisely cut and fold areas where needed.
Can I order multiple artworks with the same type of box simultaneously?
Yes! This is typical of many packaging production projects.
What is CMYK and why is it important for printing?
CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta Yellow and Black. These colors are used for generating print outputs.
Before boxes are sent for printing, it is important that the artwork (on illustrator) is converted from RGB to CMYK
Not converting the color mode will result in color variance between what you see on your display compared to the final product
How do I place my artwork in the dieline?
You can check out Creative Print and Pack's Step-by-Step Artwork Preparation Guide on how to place your artwork onto our dieline templates.
What is the requirement for the artwork before production?
You can refer to the General Artwork Guidelines for the required instruction needed for box printing.
Can I print on both sides of the box?
Definitely! We are able to print on the outside (1-side) and the inside of boxes (2-side). Extra fees apply.
What is PMS and does it require extra cost?
The PMS (Pantone Matching Color) is a standardized color matching system that ensures accuracy according to a specific type of color and is coded through a numbering system (also known as Pantone). It widely used in packaging, printing, fashion, graphics, and interior design.
Yes, PMS colors do add to the cost of printing.
What is the additional process?
Additional Processes refers to elements you can add to give your packaging even more brand personality. We Offer:
- Window Patching,
- Foil Stamping,
- Special Diecut,
- Spot UV
What print coatings do you offer?
We provide several types of coating from AQ & UV to Lamination. Speak with one of our Product Specialists to learn more!
How can I save on shipping with very large orders?
There are two ways you can save on shipping:
1) Minimize the size of your packaging and/or use standard structures
2) Consider sea shipping. It can take up to 40-60 business days.
Where can you ship to?
We ship internationally, with minimal restrictions. To find out if your country is eligible, please contact at +91 9133395800
How do I get started with getting my boxes produced?
You can request a quote and get started by doing the following:
1) Providing your specifications in one of the product page
2) Sending us an email regarding your project
3) Giving us a call and speak to one of our product specialists
What is the turnaround time for the project?
After artwork approval, for custom sampling, it is 15-20 business days production & 5-7 business days shipping. For folding carton & corrugated boxes, the turnaround time is 20-25 business days production & 5-7 business days shipping. For rigid boxes, the turnaround time is 25-30 business days production, 5-7 business days shipping.
How can I get a sample?
We offer both existing and custom samples. For existing samples, you can contact one of our Marketing Team to check if we have a similar box style in-stock to send you as a sample.
For custom sampling, you will need to provide all the specifications needed, along with a dieline with the artwork and then a product specialist will help you get your sample produced. Production and delivery times will differ based on the type of sample you require. Please contact one of our Product Development Specialists for more details!
Can I order separate artworks in one order?
Yes, you can! More than one artwork in one production work is subject to additional charges.
What is the minimum order?
Our minimum order for....
- Hangtags/Barcode Tags/Size Stickers: 20.000 units
- paperboard (folding carton), Rigid boxes and corrugated Boxes: 10000 units.
- PET Boxes: 15,000 units
- Paper Carry Bags: 10,000 units
To take advantage of our lowest price, the suggestive minimum for paperboard & corrugated are 10,000 units & 20,000 units respectively
For special requests, please check with our marketing team.
How much is shipping?
Since all orders are custom, shipping costs will vary depending on many factors. Consult one of our Marketing Team for more details regarding shipping.
Do you offer rush order?
Rush orders may or may not be available for certain periods of time in the year. Please speak to our Marketing Team for more information.
What is the approval process before production?
The approval process before production consists of artwork approval by our designer, by the client, CTP approval from production and 3D rendering (if necessary)
Where are you located?
Our production units in Hyderabad (Telangana, India) & Tirupur (Tamilnadu, India). The sales office is located in all metro cities in India Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Ethiopia, UAE, and Malaysia
What is prepress?
The prepress is the stage (or process) in which digital files are prepared for the printing press. Prepress turnaround time typically varies depending on the complexity of the project. It can take as quickly as several hours or several days.
How are boxes shipped?
Most of our boxes are shipped flat. Special structures, typically rigid box styles, usually need to be shipped as they are.
IF YOU ARE HAVING DOUBTS/QUERIES YOU CAN DIRECTLY CONTACT TO OUR CENTRAL DESK AT firstname.lastname@example.org (or) +91 9133395810
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGING AND HOW CAN IT INCREASE SALES?
Packaging your products is usually necessary for transporting them and getting them to market, but it's also a huge opportunity to increase sales. According to a recent survey, 72 percent of consumers say that packaging design influences their purchasing decisions. If you're not putting enough focus on your packaging, you're missing out on potential sales and opportunities to promote your brand. Let's explore how product packaging can affect sales and why it's so important.
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF PACKAGING?
Does product packaging matter? Absolutely. Packaging plays numerous essential roles for today's companies and their customers, and it has various practical roles to play as well as functions related to marketing, sales and brand awareness. One of the important functional roles that packaging plays is protecting products during transportation and right up to the moment the customer opens the package. If the product is damaged when the customer receives it, their perception of your company will also be damaged, and you'll likely have to either replace the product or return their money. The packaging should also be easy to open, and the packaging design should make it easy to remove the product from the package, as this makes for a better customer experience. Another functional role that packaging plays is that of helping consumers to identify products. The packaging should provide enough information, through text, images and other forms of communication, that the consumer can quickly determine what is in the package. Differences in packaging, such as in color, can also be useful for denoting different models of a product within one brand. Packaging that includes brand elements, such as logos, brand colors and brand fonts, can also help customers identify the company that makes a product. It can also help new customers get familiar with your brand and improve brand awareness. Packaging is a huge brand awareness opportunity and should also match the brand personality of the company selling the product. Your packaging also has an essential role to play in boosting sales, which we'll discuss in the next section.
HOW PACKAGING CAN INCREASE SALES?
Since more than seven in 10 shoppers say that packaging influences their purchase decisions, companies need to consider their packaging not just from a functionality standpoint but also from that of marketing and sales. How does packaging impact sales? When consumers are faced with an array of product choices either in the store or online, a primary factor in their decision-making is product packaging. When choosing which product to pull off the shelf and consider purchasing, consumers have little information to go off of besides the packaging unless they did prior research. Many shoppers will choose a product with packaging that catches their eye. In fact, a majority of shoppers have tried a product because its packaging caught their attention on the store shelf, highlighting the importance of using your package design to help your product stand out from the competition. After consumers pull an item off the shelf, they will often read the label to ensure it's the right product for them. In this way, the information you put on your packaging plays a critical role in customers' decision-making processes. It's essential that you provide sufficient information and do so in an easily readable and understandable way. Your packaging is often the first impression that someone gets of your company, and it's crucial you make that first impression a good one. If your packaging is high-quality, customers are more likely to associate your brand and your products with quality. It's especially important that your packaging adequately protects your products. If it does not, it can appear to customers that you do not care enough about your products and your customers. As mentioned earlier, packaging is an excellent tool for increasing brand awareness. You can prominently display your logo and other brand elements on your packaging, and the package itself can also be an element of your brand. When customers see your packaging in the store, they'll become aware of your brand and will be more likely to think of your company the next time they need a product you provide. Packaging can even be an effective online marketing tool. Customers may share images of aesthetically pleasing or unique packaging on social media, which helps to boost awareness of your brand and serves as something of a recommendation from the customer posting the image. In a recent survey, 39 percent of online shoppers said they'd shared a photo or video of a new product, and 60 percent said they'd be more likely to do so if it arrived in a gift-like box instead of a traditional brown box. Unboxing videos, in which someone opens a product package, are also popular. Among the survey respondents, 35 percent said they had watched an unboxing video, and 55 percent of those respondents said that the video convinced them to purchase the product. Updating packaging or offering limited-edition or seasonal packaging can also encourage existing customers to make another purchase, giving a boost to sales during holidays or typically slow times of the year.
IMPACT OF PRODUCT PACKAGING ON CONSUMER BUYING BEHAVIOR
Part of the reason that packaging can have such an effect on sales is that it influences people's perception of products. One study from researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands had participants view images of packaged dairy products and place them in categories. They found that packaging, especially packaging color, played a significant role in how participants perceived the products. Another study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, looked at how the packaging of snack products influenced how children perceived the products' taste and found evidence that the marketing cues on the packaging had a substantial influence. Product packaging also has an impact on shoppers' emotions, a study published in the journal Psychology & Marketing found. The researchers used an fMRI machine to measure brain activity while participants looked at various types of packaging. They found that when participants saw attractive packaging, they had more intense brain activity, including in areas associated with rewards. Unattractive packaging, on the other hand, caused activity in parts of the brain associated with negative emotions. These emotions likely influence purchase decisions. Color is one aspect of packaging that has been the subject of much research. Studies have shown that the color red is stimulating and increases our heart rates. It may also increase appetite, which is why so many foods and beverage companies use it in their logos and packaging. The shape of packaging also has a psychological effect on us. When beer brand Hasseröder, which targets a male audience, changed the shape of its bottle to make it more angular, a trait associated with masculinity, sales increased.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PRODUCT PACKAGING
So, how do you choose product packaging that will help you boost sales? Consider the following.
Your audience: One of the key factors to keep in mind is your audience. You need to understand their preferences, interests and what they expect from your product. Researching by surveying customers and digging into your customer data can help improve your knowledge in this area. For instance, your customers might value packaging that's easy to open or prefer soft, pastel colors.
Your brand: Your packaging should also fit in with your brand's personality, as this will help customers to identify your products and help you create a cohesive brand identity. If your brand is sleek and modern, for example, a stand-up pouch with metallic ink and a minimalistic design may work well.
The product: Of course, your packaging will also need to make sense for your product. Laminated tubes are often used for pastes, for example, while retort pouches are used for ready-to-eat meals. Your packaging should help shoppers to quickly identify what type of product they're selling.
What you need to protect your product from: You should also consider what you need to protect your product from so that it's still in optimal condition when the end-user receives it. Many food products, for example, require a material that keeps moisture and oxygen out, so using a foil, metalized, or clear barrier is crucial. Other types of packaging materials are designed to protect electronic products from electrostatic discharge.
Standards you need to comply with: Another factor to consider is any package-related standards, rules, and regulations you need to comply with. If you're selling food products in the United States, you need to adhere to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations as well as any state-specific laws. If you're providing products to the military, you need to ensure you follow military specifications.
Your budget: It's crucial to balance all of the other factors you're considering with your budget. You'll need to keep in mind the costs of materials, designer services, package production, and product distribution and find partners to work with that can provide the products and services you need at prices that are within your budget range.
TYPES OF PRODUCT PACKAGING
MAKE YOUR PACKAGING POP WITH CUSTOM DESIGNS AND COLORS
There are numerous options when it comes to packaging, and you need to make sure you consider your audience, brand, product and the functionality you need to help your packaging stand out and increase sales. One way to make your packaging distinct from the competition is with custom designs and colors. Custom packaging can increase sales, and a uniquely shaped container or eye-catching color is an excellent way to ensure customers notice your product among the sea of competing products on the store shelves. Consider a shape that matches your brand and will appeal to your customers. As mentioned earlier, shapes with more edges and angles are associated with masculinity, while ones with more rounded edges and curves are associated with femininity. A simple design gives your product a minimalistic feel and compliments a sleek, modern, sophisticated brand. Meanwhile, a distinctive, eye-catching shape works well for a fun, adventurous brand. Try unique packaging types such as stand up pouches to make your product stand out and increase sales. Its uniqueness is one of the secrets of how stand up packaging can increase sales. Color can also help to capture customers' attention and create packaging that matches your brand and elicits a positive response from customers. Be sure that you study the reactions typically associated with colors and keep in mind that these associations can vary from region to region. Some common color associations include:
- Red: passion, excitement, appetite
- Blue: peace, calm, professionalism
- Black: strength, sophistication
- Pink: femininity, sincerity
- Green: nature, sustainability
- Yellow: competence, happiness, boldness
Working with packaging designers and manufacturers that can provide custom designs and colors is crucial to helping your products stand out. Finding the right combination of elements may take some time, but researching the feelings and ideas associated with various shapes and colors can help you choose packaging that will resonate with your customers.
SPEAK WITH OUR PACKAGING EXPERT
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