Creating a great product is only half the battle. Designing an effective package is just as important to the success of your product as the product itself.
Your product’s packaging tells consumers a lot about your brand and the product itself, as well as communicates your product’s value to your customers.
When creating an effective product packaging, there is a lot to consider. Here are four key ways to make your product packaging the best it can be.
Stand out from the competition
Because there are so many products out there on the market, it is incredibly important to communicate why your brand and product is the best.
This is your opportunity to express what your brand is and what your company stands for, all on the surface of a package.
Taking initiatives to make your product stand out goes a long way.
This could include communicating a unique value, expressing who your brand is, or telling a unique story that none of your competitors does.
While it still needs to do the basics and describe what the product is or does, there is a lot of room for being creative in your packaging. Do not be afraid to be bold and stand out.
Product packaging for advertising
You likely pay a lot to market your product – from your website, television advertisements, email, and more! Look at your product packaging yet another way to market your company.
Your product sitting in stores or in the hands of other consumers is a great way to build brand recognition. You want your product to be memorable and stand out from the competition, but you also want it to resonate with your audience in a way that helps them to remember your brand.
Some best practices include putting your logo front and center. Keep your product packaging consistent with the look and feel of other aspects of your marketing mix.
You want your customers to experience the same brand across all aspects of your business, so being consistent is essential.
Inform your customers
Having fun and unique packaging will not get you very far if you do not also inform your customers. You will need to tell them what the product is, what it does, and why they should buy it over another product.
However, your product packaging must go beyond this basic level of information.
Be sure to think about any additional things that your consumers may need to know:
● Are there any risks involved in using this product?
● Do I need to give my customers specific instructions to avoid malfunction?
● Are there any warning labels that need to be present?
Answering these types of questions directly on your product packaging in an easy to see space will make sure that your product is used by the right customers and minimize risk to your company due to improper consumption.
Once you have the product packaging down, you will want to consider purchasing product liability insurance. This insurance will protect you and your company if a faulty product ever makes it to market. Learn more about product liability here.