BoldtSmith Packaging recently released a blog containing a customer case study that ignited great discussions and comments. Per our customers request, they wanted to see a few other case studies on previous projects we have completed! We are categorizing these case studies based on the advantages of BoldtSmith Packaging.
This case study will focus on how quickly and efficiently we complete projects at BoldtSmith Packaging.
A customer recently reached out to BoldtSmith Packaging in a time crunch to develop a new packaging design and new product introduction. The product would be packed domestically and sold through Amazon. The project included the below deliverables.
What would be an anticipated timeline to complete this project with a packaging manufacturer?1 Month? 3 Months? 6 Months? At BoldtSmith Packaging, our number one goal is to exceed customer expectations. Speed is one of the many ways we do this. Our team was able to complete this project in 3 business days!
We put three of our packaging engineers on this project working together as a team to brainstorm concepts and complete the above-mentioned project deliverables. This included all three engineer’s working over the weekend.
Due to the customer requesting for the company name and product to remain confidential, we are unable to provide specifics on the project. However, we are able to provide some high-level information on the project.
The product is made of tempered glass and is susceptible to product damage shipping through a small parcel supply chain. Product weight and the product being thin were key consideration in the design. The product dispersing its weight over a cushioned surface during drop tests was critical. The product is packed domestically so along with the packaging material and freight cost, labor cost is critical part of the solution to be successful.
We brainstormed all potential packaging materials and designs with the entire BoldtSmith Packaging team listing out the advantages and disadvantages for all options. Variables such as performance, packaging materials, pricing, customer unloading experience, etc. were all included in our analysis. Since BoldtSmith Packaging does not manufacture or sell packaging, we are unbiased as to what material should be utilized in the design. Our goal is to develop the best possible packaging solution for our customer investigating any and all packaging materials. After these solutions are developed, we create the specifications which our customer then owns. This gives the procurement department the power to now bid this through as many packaging suppliers as they please. We see too many companies leaning on packaging manufacturers to complete the design work and then they must purchase these concepts from that company.
The option we decided to move forward with utilized corrugated and PE foam to prevent the product from moving during shipping and provide adequate cushioning to survive a small parcel supply chain. Typically, during small parcel shipping, the product is dropped multiple times and the PE foam allows for repeated shock events without decreasing its cushioning properties. Corrugated caps were utilized in parallel with the PE foam to disperse the weight of the product against the foam. Creating the packaging samples is not outsourced to a 3rd party packaging manufacturer. We have a high speed CNC table that cuts out corrugated and foam to create these samples internally.
Do you have a new product that is being launched on Amazon and looking for an optimized packaging solution? Or perhaps a product that is being sold into a retail environment that will be also sold online. Should the retail and e-commerce SKU share the same packaging? Separate packaging?Overpack over the retail package?
At BoldtSmith Packaging, we will provide data driven designs that give our customer the best possible solution! Reach out to learn more about the services we offer.