Food Packaging Suppliers; Have you found the right one?
Finding the right suppliers can be extremely difficult. Thanks to the internet, increased transport links and cheap products from abroad your options are almost unlimited.
That said, not every supplier is the same. If you require a food packaging supplier who reliably delivers high quality products time and time again, then it pays off to do some research before deciding on one.
Here are some of the things that you should be looking for:
Great Selection of Products
You don’t want to have to go all over the place in order to quench your packing needs. Find a supplier who deals with most of the products that you require – not only will this save time, but you can get much better deals and build a strong relationship with them.
If you haven’t got the materials you need to package your products then it becomes impossible to sell anything. Make sure that you choose a food packaging supplier who is able to deliver the products you need in quantities you desire. While you do have to take into account the turnaround time for bulk orders, the supplier should be able to provide you with stock all year around without fail.
Easy to Talk to
Never underestimate the importance of being able to call up your supplier to place an order or make changes to your existing order. If your supplier is abroad then this can be a very costly, time consuming process that has the potential for error due to language barriers. Find a supplier who you can easily get in touch with and who understands your needs.
Some suppliers simply sell packaging, others specialise in it. The key difference here is that a specialist will understand exactly what type of materials you require for your intended use. This is a godsend if you’re unsure about the suitability of the product you want to order or if you’re looking for alternative packaging to help you stand out from the crowd.
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In this industry, experience is everything. Food packaging suppliers who don’t deliver a great product don’t last very long. If a company has years of experience under their belt then you can rest assured that they are a supplier that businesses trust to provide them with high quality goods at reasonable prices.
Are there any government recommended lists for your industry? If this is the case then why not start here to find the best supplier for your needs? In order to make it onto this list, they will undoubtedly have had to meet certain points of criteria. This means that you don’t take such a risk choosing one of these suppliers as they have already proven their credibility.
You could also go to exhibition that allows you to see the type of products and quality that the supplier provides. Charlotte Packaging are currently at the NEC Farm Shop Exhibition with our range of products from block bottom paper bags to film sheets – why don’t you drop by?
Best Prices for You
Everybody loves a bargain and food packaging is no exception. Finding a supplier who offers bespoke tailored quotes on all their goods is a great way to get the best prices. Some suppliers provide limits on how little or much you can order, with prices varying greatly depending on the quantity you require. Building up a good, long-term relationship with a suppler may mean that you always get the best prices when placing an order with them.
Want a food packaging supplier who embodies all the above? Come talk to Charlotte Packaging today, based in South Wales we have over 40 years’ experience in providing a range of industries with the best quality packaging solutions. Find out what we can do for you by calling us today on 01495 741 589, or alternatively leave us a message here.