Appearance and presentation play a very important role in the modern and highly visually-oriented world. The exterior has acquired as much significance as the interior and this is particularly true for the business world. Whether you’re a manufacturer of physical products, a service provider, a marketing head or an advertiser, we all know that now, more than ever, packaging and presentation is one of the most important aspects of a product.
Packaging plays a key role in attracting customers and generating long-term profits. When your potential customers visit a store, your product packaging is going to be their first encounter with your product- and that’s why it needs to create the right first impression straight away. Because so many purchase decisions are made at the spot, an attractive packaging can encourage customers to find out more about your product and even try it out. Your product packaging is fundamental in how your customers perceive your company and your product. So much so that the modern customer is able to form a very solid idea about what they can expect from the product by just looking at the packaging. Here are just some of the things your packaging says about you:
THE LEVEL OF QUALITY
If your packaging is well-designed, impressive looking and made from high quality material, the customer will automatically assume the same attributes for the product contained within. Poorly designed and low quality packaging will, of course, carry the opposite connotation.
DEDICATION TO CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
Customers always appreciate convenient packaging that ably protects the product during transportation. Such packaging gives the impression that your company truly has the customer’s best interests at heart. So while you should always try to make your packaging as good looking as possible, you also need to consider practical issues related to product safety and handling. Is the packaging a secure container for your products-especially fragile ones? Is it easy to handle, store and transport? Does it easily unpack and re-pack if needed? Can it serve any other useful purposes for the customer related or unrelated to your core product? These are some important questions you should consider when designing your packaging and if you’re able to answer with ‘yes’ to any- or all- of them, you’re definitely going to make your customers very happy.
The modern consumer is increasingly knowledgeable about environment-friendly choices. If your packaging is made from ‘green’ and recyclable materials, avoids excessive usage of resources and still manages to look good, you’re definitely going to get some cool points with the consumers who only support environment-friendly companies. If you have a ‘green’ product and/or packaging, don’t be shy in boasting about it on the wrapping. Your packaging can say a lot of things about you and if one of them is that you’re a socially responsible organization, then that’s an asset you deserve getting noted for.