Description Packaging is the art, science and technology of protecting or enclosing goods for immediate distribution, safe storage, distribution, and usage. More specifically, packaging includes the process of making, designing, testing, and producing individual packages as well as packages for various commodities. In this modern age, packaging has become an integral part of the business world. Today, packaging is used for the packaging of almost all products that are required for different purposes. With increasing globalization and urbanization, the use of packaging techniques has also increased dramatically.
Consumers have always considered packaging and its effects on the utility and convenience of a product before buying them. Thus, good packaging helps consumers get value for their money. A good package will make a consumer feel comfortable and at ease while using a product. Moreover, a good package ensures safety and hence consumers’ protection from dangerous substances. Therefore, consumers require packaging and good packaging techniques. The following discussion will discuss the importance of good packaging.
A. Proper Container: A well-designed and packaged container increases the convenience that consumers feel while using a product. Packaging plays an important role in ensuring that consumers do not face any problem while purchasing a particular product. It should be placed in an appropriate location where the consumer can easily reach it and hold it while inspecting its contents. If proper packaging of food products is utilized, the container can ensure the safety of the product as well as the customer.
B. Shape of Container: Packaging plays an important role in determining the shape and size of the container. Generally, it is seen that consumers prefer a rectangular shape for food products. However, it would not be wrong to state that consumers may also purchase packaging in other shapes such as square, cube, triangle or round. Moreover, the size of the container should match the size of the product that is being packed. This would enhance the convenience for the buyer and increase sales promotion of the company.
C. Effectiveness of Packaging: The effectiveness of packaging plays an important role in enhancing sales promotion and making the product available to the consumer. There are various methods of packaging products. For example, the container could be wrapped using fine material using aluminum foil or some other substance with an attractive design. The product inside the container could also be wrapped using fine material and attractive designs. The wrapping and the product inside the container could also be designed by the company. Thus, the packaging helps in improving the sales of the company.
D. Basic Functions of Packaging: The contents of the container play an important role in determining whether the packaging may serve the purpose or not. However, it is necessary to note that the type of packaging should not only focus on general appearance but also the functional features. A. General Group: When looking at the general packager, we can see the importance of considering the type of general group. The general group includes the food items and the general health products and the chemical substances. These are normally packaged in transparent plastic containers.
E. First Impression: Most of the time, when the consumers enter the store to purchase a product, the first impressions are usually based on the packaging materials. In case the packaging materials are not impressive to the consumers, then the consumers may not consider the product offered by the company. Thus, it is important to improve the presentation of the product. B. Specific Packaging: When considering the specific packaging, the consumers should look at the different options that are available to them.
F. Product Ingredients: Most of the times, when the consumer goes to buy a product, they do not pay much attention to the ingredients of the product inside. However, when the packaging is impressive, the consumers can understand what the company is trying to convey through the packaging material. G. Effectiveness: The packaging is very effective if it provides an easy and quick way for the consumer to consume the product. Therefore, the effective packing can go a long way in increasing the profits of the company.