that shouldnt be an issue as there are many companies even ont he internet that are prociding custom packaging boxes of any shape and size
For almost a year now, my wife and I have been selling art
toys of my wife`s design on the internet. These creatures are known as
amigurumi (ah-mee-gah-roo-mee)- fancy Japanese word that essentially means
cute, crocheted or knitted doll. Click here
to see some of her work. My wife has received alot of attention for her dolls
including several gallery shows, an upcoming article in Make Magazine, various
offers to lead amigurumi workshops and a even "how to" book deal with
So, as we start our second year as entreprenuers, we are looking for solutions and ideas to some of our more persistent problems.
In this post, we are looking for packaging solutions.
This has been a problem from the very beginning. Since the majority of our business is done over the internet, our packaging up until this point has been based around shipping supplies, laying a doll on a bed of packing paper in a USPS Priority Mail box and sealing it up with a short thank your note on a business card. At upwards of $175.00 a doll though, this packing seems a bit crude. The dolls come in a number of sizes - anywhere from 14" high to 3" high and weigh approx. a pound for the heaviest. We`ve considered clear tubes or long envelopes with little windows, but anything we get will most likely have to be custom ordered. And custom orders brings up another problem: finding reliable packaging suppliers who are willing to produce small runs of these goods.
Thanks in advance
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Great post and Congratulations on the success of your
I have two ideas which could possibly help. First I would look at the product as needing its own designed packaging as if it was going to be sold on the shelf of a store. Then you wrap that package with the shipping material. Its like the Tiffany box, if you order it online yes it would come in a UPS or USPS mail box, but inside that box would be the Tiffany box!
Second, when I order book online by do not use packaging paper they have these air filled plastic baggies. If you would like it not to be a mess when your customer opens the shipping package then I would recommend using these little air bags. You could call UPS I am sure they could recommend where you could get some or at least see if they would work for you.
Good Luck, I am going to check out your website.
I have to tell you. What you and your wife have done is just totally too cool. I love `em. Finally somebody can buid a creature with character. The best expressions I`ve seen on something handmade since the classic Steiff puppet. Excellent ....just excellent.
It would be criminal for your creations to be shipped in anything less than a premium container. They deserve the best and people that pay the price want the best that you can offer. Find some designers, get some quotes. This is a slam dunk. Good for you. I hope you can make a lot of these things really fast.
I love creativity in all forms. Seeing your creations really tugged at me deeply and I just thought I`d let you know that I think you have something very special on your hands.
I hope to be seeing them in high end gift boutiques soon!
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What is your contact information? I too am a small start up ( Grizas, LLC) that creates electronic cases for kids ( ipad and iphone cases). I am in need of some cool custom boxes, tissues paper etc mostly for press kits, but I can not find anywhere that will let me order smaller quantities. For example I would love custome printed tissues paper with my logo
( but the minimum order is $900 usually) and that is a little more that what I am looking for. If anyone has links or advice I would really love to hear them! Thanks!
Opt for a box to fit your largest doll, and use raffia, paper shred or printed tissue paper to take up the additional space.
well first i saw your wife work, its amazing are and doing great and secondly you can find the packaging solutions over the internet because here lots of online printing services companies working to give better quality packaging products at cheap prices. last time i got hundred packaging boxes for friends birthday over the internet purchasing, the company sent me at time all the items and the price was also very cheap with quality cardboard. i suggest just write packaging box suppliers and contact them about your query.
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My father is second in comand at a packaging company called Shand Higson & Co which sells packaging equiptment and also packs produce for its clients. The link for the site is here: http://www.shandhigson.co.uk/categories/New-Products/
Also I have a blog that keeps all clients up to date on the latest offers and newest products. The link for that is: http://shandhigson.blogspot.co.uk/
I wish you and your wife good luck with your business.
If you need package ,you can contact with me .Our factory specializes in packaging and shopping products,such as bags( cotton bag ,laundry bag,paper bag etc.) ,box ,label ,tag ,etc
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Pkg and shipping has been my biggest nightmare! It`s rediculous how expensive it can be. Most companies want minimums and we`re not talking 25 boxes... it`s more like 150 boxes minimum. If you`re needing special size boxes that require die cuts, then there are tooling charges involved. With your products being smaller, it may not be as expensive... Pkg, for me, has been by far the most expensive investment in my business.
Try to find a local distributor so you don`t have to pay for freight...
Good luck! Marcy
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You could also try Thornton Plastics. They sell small plastic vials that may fit your 3" dolls. They have rigid and pliable small plastic packaging solutions.
You can find small plastic vials here!