You can take a food business down many avenues. We speak a lot about restaurant businesses on this blog, but you could just as easily create and sell your own food products. From ready-meals to cereal bars – and everything in between – there’s an entire industry devoted to selling foods.
Plenty of things can factor into the success of your products. However, none are as significant as the product packaging. This can make or break your business, and here’s how:
Plays an integral role in marketing
One of the main reasons for product packaging is to market the product itself. If you’re selling your food products in stores, then it will be on shelves surrounded by similar items. Excellent packaging helps your item stand out and turn heads. You’ll be amazed at how much of a difference good packaging can have on sales based on this alone.
Inspires consumer confidence
Similarly, food packaging can either inspire or completely eradicate consumer confidence in your brand. Firstly, good packaging can make you look more professional and legitimate. People stare at your food and trust that it must be good. If the packaging looks awful, then it makes people think the food won’t taste nice. For all they know it could be amazing, but they won’t find out as they have no confidence in it.
Secondly, food packaging inspires consumer confidence by providing information. It’s a well-known fact that end-to-end traceability is one of the major food industry challenges right now. In essence, consumers want to know what’s in their food and where it comes from. This is where packaging becomes so important as you need to provide this information. Make it clear what your products are made out of and where the ingredients are sourced. This inspires so much confidence that can lead to more sales.
Packaging also plays a key role in preserving or protecting your food. This is so important as people want their food products to last for as long as possible. A simple example of excellent food packaging is something that can be resealed when open. This allows consumers to keep the food fresher for longer.
You also have to look at preservation from a protection standpoint. Egg cartons are a prime example. They are designed to protect the delicate eggs without being made of overly expensive materials. Ultimately, food packaging can ensure that your customers get items that aren’t damaged and will last for as long as possible. Again, this makes it more likely someone will buy your products.
Overall, you can see that food packaging is crucial as it influences your sales figures. You want to make as many sales as possible, right? That’s the main focus of a food business! When you sell products, your sales figures are more important than you initially think. Yes, they lead to higher profits. But, they also open more opportunities to sell items in different places. If you sell thousands of products a week, grocery stores and big convenience stores will take notice. They want a piece of that pie, so they contact you about stocking your goods with them. This leads to even more money, more profits, and a successful food business.