I`m wondering if there are such a thing as a packaging consultant and if anyone knows one to recommend? Specifically, I need help determining how our product should be packed for shipment to keep it from being damaged. Currently, the product is packed with styrofoam corners as I directed. However, my latest sample that was sent to me from the factory arrived majorly damaged so obviously this isn`t sufficient. The styrofoam corners seem quite hard and I wonder if they need to be softer to absorb more of the shock if the box is dropped. It would be best if I could give our factory very clear specs of what is required for packaging. Is there someone who can advise me technically speaking on packaging? I could give more specifics to such a consultant offline. We`re still in startup phase so our budget is rather modest.
On the other side of packaging, I could probably use some consulting on the design of the outer packaging as well from a marketing standpoint and could use the help of an expert in that area as well..