Why Use a Contract Packager



When choosing a contract packager, you are developing a partnership. A contract packaging partner must be able to complete your project at a competitive cost aligned with your time schedule with quality assurance. They may also solve common problems in start-up businesses, limited production facilities, concerns about equipment investments, physical facilities, personnel training and more.

There are many reasons you may want to consider selecting a contract packager:

  • No available in-house equipment or expertise for a particular job
  • Geographically separated facilities could serve the product better for national distribution
  • Non-standard packaging requiring special machinery or labor intensive work is specified
  • Product may more economically be shipped in bulk to a distant market, then unit packed locally
  • Short-term requirement that may be better served by specific experience or equipment you don't have
  • There's a warehouse full of a product that needs re-working to make it saleable
  • There's a corporate downsizing in personnel, facilities or both

However, there may be times when it may be premature to talk to a contract packager.

  • The need is unclear or at least not clearly stated
  • The problem can be more effectively and efficiently addressed using other methods
  • You think the contract packager can salvage a project that you suspect is no longer salvageable
  • The company is not organizationally or financially prepared to implement the contract packager's suggestions