Are you with the right packaging company?

Choosing the right industrial packaging partner is an integral part of your production and marketing strategies. Working with the right packaging company that fully understands your business’s requirements, timelines and industrial parameters will deliver several benefits that are vital to your success. If you’re not sure if you are currently working with an optimal packaging partner, ask yourself these five questions.

 1. Are you getting decent prices without sacrificing quality?

Consider the value proposition that your current packaging company offers. Is there a good balance between cost and quality? Are they giving you suspiciously low prices while providing you with packaging that delivers below your expectations? Are they charging you a premium without delivering accordingly? Or are they giving you precisely what you need at a price you find reasonable?

2. Is your packaging streamlining production and reducing labour costs?

Good packaging should improve the efficiency of your production, packing and dispatch processes. It should reduce the time it takes for your employees to carry out their tasks, as well as the amount of supervision you need to do.

3. Do you have a clear picture of your ROI?

Working with the right partner, you will understand where your packaging expenditure is going and whether or not you’re getting a good return on that expense. You should be able to see the financial benefits of working with that company. You will see it in your packaging costs measured against your income, and in the amount of capital you have available to invest elsewhere.

4. Are you reducing your environmental impact?

Environmental considerations are increasingly important in any business. Wherever possible, you should be using the greenest packaging available to you. You should be working with a packaging company that prioritises this requirement.

5. Are you getting the technical support you need?

Whatever packaging products and machines you are using, the supplier should be available constantly to advise you on how to optimise your process and deal with challenges if they arise. They should actually eliminate these challenges at the start. If you don’t feel you can turn to your packaging supplier when you encounter a problem, then perhaps you need to reconsider your relationship with them.

NPP is a supplier of flexible packaging for a variety of industries across the UK. Contact us to see how we can partner with you to provide efficient industrial packaging solutions, including food packaging, drinks packaging and more.