Different types of products have different criteria when it comes to packaging. If you own a store and get nonfood items sent to it, you will need to know the packaging criteria of whether to accept them or not. This is important because you do not want a product that is below acceptable levels when it comes to packaging.
Read on to find out the packaging criteria for accepting nonfood items.
Quality of the packaging material
No one wants the packaging to break while in the store. This will lead to no one wanting to buy it and a loss for the shopkeeper. Therefore carefully check the quality of packaging material. It needs to be sturdy and able to withstand the pressures placed on it.
Look to see if it is cardboard, corrugated cardboard, etc.; these are regarded as strong materials. Whatever the product is, the material should be such that it can keep it safe from any harm. It should not break when in the shop.
Type of packaging
If the product is such that customers will want to see it before buying it, then the packaging should be window packaging, for instance. It is annoying when some people destroy the packaging of a product just to see how it looks. They then may not buy it, leaving it to lie on the shelf.
If it is some liquid product, then it should be in something that will not cause any leakage to occur. If it leaks, then it is wasted. Check to see the quality of the glass; for instance, it should be strong and not prone to easily breaking.
Is the product properly fitted inside?
The packaging should be such that it is the perfect size for the product within. It should not be too big, taking up much space in a store. A box that is too big for the product inside can lead to movement occurring and damage to what is inside. It should not be too small that the packaging breaks and looks untidy.
Printing of the nonfood item
Shopkeepers want the products in their shop to sell. If the non-food item does not have attractive packaging, then some people may not even be drawn towards it. This will then also leave it lying around. Eye-catching packaging pulls people towards buying the product and trying it out. If they like it, then they will want to buy more of it. The design should be professional and not something untidily put together. Having a company logo shows that the company is a professional and interested in letting customers know who they are.
The above are some packaging criteria that you need to consider when accepting no food items. It is necessary to see whether the packaging is properly protecting the product and will withstand any pressures put on it before reaching the customers home. Any product that turns out faulty results in customers complaining and wanting to return it.