Should You Design Packaging Yourself or Have it Done for You?
Making Those Critical Decisions on Branding and Packaging
As a business owner, one of your primary objectives is to keep your running costs as low as possible. When it comes to package design, you may be tempted to cut corners, especially if the customer will simply discard the packaging after receiving your product.
One of the simplest ways to save packaging costs is to design the packaging yourself. However, depending on your in-house team’s design skills, designing packaging yourself may not be the best idea.
Your product’s packaging is significant, and it can have a real effect on the way your customer views your brand and the quality of your product.
Some of the benefits of hiring a professional to design your packaging include:
If you don’t have the necessary skills and experience, designing your packaging yourself can take a lot of valuable time, especially if you have to do research beforehand and if you want to try out different packaging designs.
Handing the project over to a professional will not only free up you up to spend more time on other aspects your business, but a professional designer will typically only needs a couple of days to put an effective design together.
Saving money may seem like an unlikely benefit of hiring a professional, but if your product is on the market for several years, getting the package design right the first time will ensure that you won’t have to change it again.
Something that many business owners tend to forget is that they can pile on the product value with their packaging which, in turn, will allow them to stand out from the competition. Coffee, for example, that is packaged in a decorative tin can, delivers higher value to the buyer than disposable coffee packaging.
Professional packaging designers are usually familiar with the best ways to maximize the product’s functionality with packaging. By designing your packaging yourself, you run the risk of losing out on the opportunity to differentiate your product effectively.
Product packaging communicates an expectation in terms of quality and durability. Poorly designed packaging may tell the customer that they may be dealing with a product that is substandard.
A professional package design, on the other hand, will ensure that your customer views your product in a favourable light from the moment they receive it.
A high-quality package design will contribute to branding uniformity across every customer-facing aspect of your business. A designer will take existing fonts, colour pallets, and textures into account when designing your product packaging.
Product packaging that is in sync with the rest of your business branding will ensure that your business appears more trustworthy, professional, and memorable.
Some Final Words
If you sell products in the food industry, you really should have a package designer with extensive experience in custom food formulation and private labelling to look professional, and be professional.
Dure Foods offers assistance with high-quality packaging options. Contact us here to find out more about our wide range of services.