28 Jun 2017 Packaging for Coffee and Tea Subscription Boxes and E-Commerce
Packaging for Coffee and Tea Subscription Boxes and E-Commerce
We have designed and produced shipping containers for a wide variety of beverages ranging from vitamin waters to liquor and everything in between, including coffee and tea. Coffee and tea are two of the most popular subscription programs because consumers are very brand conscious and loyal. Yet, most are also receptive to trying new flavors. This makes it an ideal situation for a creative supplier who is able and willing to deliver a variety of products to their door.
Primary versus secondary packaging
Primary packaging is the packaging that makes direct contact with the food/beverage product. It may be a folding paperboard carton, a pouch or bag, or even a K-cup container. Secondary packaging is the shipping container that is used to ship the primary containers in the required count. Examples: two, one pound bags or 24 K-cups.
It is this variety of primary containers sizes, shapes, and counts that makes shipping containers such a challenge. The greater the options offered to the customer or subscriber, the more variations there can be in secondary packaging.
Custom and semi-custom shipping containers
We are adamant about right sizing a shipping box whenever possible. It saves space and money in many ways including shipping costs. (See right sizing related post below)
We can make an RSC style shipping box in any size and construction needed. If more of a presentation (die cut mailer) box is desired, we can utilize one of our over 100 different stock cutting die sizes to make a box that will be a great fit for the product and configuration you have in mind. Using an existing cutting die saves approximately $800 (onetime cost) and more importantly, eliminates delay. We can typically produce and ship a first-time order within two weeks after receiving your final, approved art work.
However, if you decide you want to ship a new container size, shape or configuration, we can make a fully custom box to your exact specifications. In most cases the minimum for a custom box is the same as the MOQ for a semi-custom shipping container – a low 1,000 boxes.
All branding is all custom!
Whether you go with an RSC box, a fully custom or a semi-custom die cut mailer box, the graphic design and finish is all yours. We do not offer “stock prints” like some companies do because they are never unique and your competitor can use the exact same design for their boxes. We specialize in making your boxes uniquely yours with your design, logo and text printed inside, outside, and in some cases on inserts and dividers.
We also don’t ask you to select a color from a handful of available colors and will offer you a wide assortment of GCMI colors as well as custom Pantone (PMS) colors. Most of our shipping containers are printed on 100% recyclable corrugated board with water based, ecofriendly inks.
If you don’t have a graphic artist, we can introduce you to one of the many we know who will do a great job for you. If you need a fulfillment operation, someone to pick and pack orders, we can set you up with that as well. This may be a new project for you but we have been doing this a long time and our experience will save you time and money.
Please contact us at Salazar Packaging or call us at 630-551-1700 to discuss your application and requirements. One of our branded packaging advisors will be glad to discuss your options with you to minimize your packaging costs and maximize the unboxing experience for your customers.