What Is Packaging And Its Importance?

Sep. 24, 2021

Packaging, whether it's food packaging, cosmetic packaging, electronics packaging, or the packaging of a piece of clothing, has a purpose for its existence. Take a moment to remember the last item you purchased. Is it something you can eat, drink, apply or wear?

 

Now that you've thought about the item, can you name what impression its packaging gave you? What is the first image that comes to mind? Have you considered its safety, design, or appearance? Or the temporary role it might have as protector of its contents?

 

The similarity between different everyday products lies in the fact that they inevitably come in some kind of packaging. Packaging serves a number of different purposes. These include providing protection, security, enhanced usability, attractive appearance, optimized design, and specific customer requirements.

The three most important reasons why packaging is important are listed next.

Jewellery Packaging Box

Jewelry Packaging Box

Protection

The main purpose of packaging is to protect its contents from any damage that may occur during transport, handling, and storage. Packaging keeps the product intact throughout the logistics chain from the manufacturer to the end-user. It protects the product from moisture, light, heat, and other external factors. This is the most important purpose of packaging. It is therefore not uncommon to end up with much more packaging than the actual product. This is especially true when ordering goods from an online shop. The amount of packaging waste left behind by the product can be very alarming. In short, the purpose of packaging is protection, but there is a difference between intelligent and well-designed packaging and packaging that is not designed to suit the purpose.

 

Attractiveness

Packaging is an important part of product branding and marketing. Unique packaging increases the attractiveness of a product and thus influences the willingness to buy it. Packaging is as important as the product itself. Its purpose is to stand out from the shelf or website, to increase sales, to provide relevant information about the product, and to increase interest.

 

Two-thirds of people say that packaging has an impact on their purchasing decision. A packaging box can also tell a complete story about the business behind the product and the environmental, social, and economic impact of the product. It is a tool to communicate the company's values and the great benefits the product brings to the consumer.

 

Sustainability

Increasingly, consumers are looking at the carbon footprint, reusability, and recyclability of packaging materials before making a purchasing decision. In fact, the more people perceive sustainable packaging, the greater its positive impact on sales figures. Packaging design plays a crucial role in defining how easy it is to separate materials from each other and how easy it is to reuse and recycle packaging. With half the effort, you not only save resources but also leave less material for the consumer to dispose of properly.

 

Consumers are increasingly aware of the impact of their actions on the environment. They assess the carbon footprint of packaging before they buy a product. Labels on the packaging that clearly state the environmental impact and recyclability of products and packaging are sure to catch the eye of consumers.

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