Successful packaging can lead to increased sales, monetary savings and a more positive public image. The following are some examples of packaging successes and their outcomes. Now would be a good time to take notes.
Wal-Mart – a company that is known for attracting negative publicity but has been working toward sustainability – received positive attention recently for choosing Winterborne as their packaging provider. Winterborne was awarded a Converting 2007 Innovator Award for its EnviroShell package. EnviroShell is a 90 percent recyclable and recycled clamshell and the use of this packaging product reflected positively on Wal-Mart in the news media. The take-away? Sustainable packaging has benefits for the environment and for your business image.
Vaseline recently redesigned its brand through a packaging change. Prior to the change, the brand’s identity had been lost as it expanded. Different products in the Vaseline line had different logos and package designs and there was a lack of consistency. Blue Marlin stepped in and created a consistent, attractive, brand-cohesive logo that would stand for all Vaseline products. Blue Marlin made sure that each Vaseline product included classic blue plastic lids and they put a great deal of effort into matching the color of the logo to the blue plastic lids. Vaseline is now the fastest-growing personal care brand for its parent company, Unilever. What’s the take-away here? A strong, consistent brand combined with refreshing packaging can lead to an increase in sales for your business.
Mrs. Fields revamped its retail packaging to reflect a design similar to the redesigned Mrs. Fields stores nationwide and to play on the nostalgia associated with the brand. Tempting shots of cookies adorn the new packaging, which is now more consistent with the Mrs. Fields brand. This new packaging has earned positive reactions from media sources, especially within the packaging industry, appearing in such magazines as Packaging World. The take-away? Refreshing your packaging can strengthen your brand image and generate recognition for your company!
Get to know the message behind your brand and whether your packaging reflects that. Not every product needs repackaging, but, as in these cases, refreshing your packaging may lead to positive consequences for your company and brand.
When you walk into a store, what is it that makes you want to buy a product? Is it the actual product itself or the presentation of the product with custom packaging that grabs your attention? It is usually a combination of both. Consumers typically have at least somewhat of a need or want for the actual product itself if they are going to buy it, but the creative packaging is really what makes it stand out on the shelf over the competition.
So what is it about creative packaging that draws us in? The bright colors, the different shapes and sizes, the unique design. It’s not something we see everyday, it’s new and exciting, our curiosity wants to see more. The packaging is such a huge part of marketing, because products are so similar and the packaging could be the slight differentiation from the competition. Meterdown displayed some creative packaging designs that they found:
Box designed to custom-fit the shoes.
Coca-Cola holiday bottles look like ornaments.
See your dream sports field as you open your new athletic shoes.
Workout with your sports drink.
Eco-friendly paper water bottles.
Unique shoe box.
Innovative milk carton.
Banana case to protect from bruising.
Make sure no one eats your sandwich.
Creative juice boxes that look like the texture of fruit.
Custom packaging can truly turn your product into a creative masterpiece that gets consumers to stop and stare. It adds value to your product with an exceptional look that is fit to meet your needs. Consider getting an eye-appealing customized package for your product or your next project and you could see the results that a quality product presentation gives.
Creativity and innovation can be a part of both the product and the packaging with a connected theme. By doing this, consumers are interested in and drawn to your product more than they would be with plain packaging. With custom packaging, you can create a design that matches the personality of your product.
WDARU designed a line of creative tea bags for Maum that feature a variety of different little people that hook onto the side of your cup. They come packaged in boxes that match the theme of the characters inside. These cute little bags make drinking tea fun and different each time, which is a great way to get kids to drink tea.
With these fun designs, people are sure to grab Maum tea off the shelf. With some thought and creativity, you can really transform your product into an attention-drawing piece of art. By creating a series of custom packaging, you can differentiate your product from the competition and keep your customers coming back for more.