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Is Contract Packaging Right for Your Business?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

If yours is a small to medium-size business that wants to save money on the equipment and staff involved in product packaging, as well as to alleviate the stress involved with doing it on your own, you should seriously consider how contract packaging can benefit your business. Third-party packaging is continually growing in popularity due to its reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. It is an easy choice for many companies in the modern economy that want to skip in-house packaging costs and apply for that money elsewhere in their business. 

What Is Contract Packaging?

First, it is important to understand what the term contract packaging refers to – just as it sounds, this is a process by which a product is placed into its final packaging. Contract packaging services vary and can be straightforward or complex and used on an as-needed basis or included in the product’s specific development plans.

Contract packaging manufacturers consult with the product manufacturer to plan what works best for the timeline, packaging materials, and industry standards.  

Why Use a Contract Packaging Company

Here are some reasons to start using a contract packaging company today.

Packaging Design

Outsourcing the design of your package will help get your product to market sooner. Contract packagers are professionals trained to design packaging that reflects your product’s needs while simultaneously meeting industry standards.

Ready to Ship Product

Contract packaging staff is well trained to handle high-capacity orders with experience, expertise, and vital industry knowledge that you would not have access to if you attempted it alone. When your product is ready for shipment, this same staff helps get it quickly out into the public, mobilizing your inventory for instant service.

Eliminate Processes

Using a third-party packaging service means you are taking advantage of highly professional staff, efficient state-of-the-art equipment, and an already streamlined process that would cost a tremendous amount of money to invest in or replicate. Relying on a full-service 3PL to design, package, ship, and warehouse your inventory saves your business from unnecessary process complexity.

Monitor Your Inventory

A logistics provider offering a contract packing service can keep your inventory at its minimal level. You can rely on their quick turnaround time when you are launching a big shipment or want to boost your production numbers. A 3PL can also just as quickly go the other way and whittle your numbers down when business slows.

CWI Is Your Secondary Packaging Partner 

When you choose CWI Logistics for your contract packaging needs, you are assured of the following: 

  • Temperature-sensitive packaging areas 
  • On-demand and cold chain packaging
  • Wide variety of packaging and film available, including protective 
  • Poly Pack and ARPAC technology
  • Supporting manufacturers, distributors, importers, retailers, and other shippers
  • Promotional and short-run distribution
  • Physical Inventory Documents (PID)
  • Registered Shrink Wrap, Film Over Film (FOF)

For more than 15 years, CWI Logistics has offered value-added high-volume and high-velocity packaging and repackaging services for almost all product grades, including food-grade. Our services include kitting, assembling, packing, shrink wrapping, or even labeling – printed directly on the packaging or using adhesive stickers. We offer many additional benefits to add value to our partnership, including promotional and short-run distribution, tray formers, repacking and repackaging, Registered Shrink Wrap, RF system, or multi-packs. Whatever your needs, we can help! 

Whether the job is temperature-sensitive or ambient, we provide fast turnaround and turnkey service — so you can store, repack and distribute your products all from one facility. We are indeed your one-stop-shop for all of your temperature-controlled contract packaging services, cold chain packaging, and warehousing and distribution needs. If you are in the market for an agile 3PL partner, give our sales team a call today.

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