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Packaging Costs: Is Expensive Always Better?

It’s a common misperception that expensive items are always better than their less expensive counterparts. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t the right choice for you; it means there might be a better choice, and it all depends on what you need them for.

As an example, a Mercedes-Benz S-Class is going to have more luxury components than a Honda Fit and will also cost significantly more, but the question of “Is it better?” is truly in the eyes–and wallet–of the respective owner. It also depends on the needs of the driver–if they garden and are hauling potting soil and plants, the Honda may be the best choice.

When it comes to packaging supplies, the same is true. While price is always important, the packaging supplies you choose should be based on the specific needs you have when shipping your product, such as reducing product returns, breakage, spoilage, and many other factors.

With this in mind, you should be selecting your packaging supplies based on those needs first, pricing second. Because let’s face it, it won’t matter what you spend on packaging supplies if they don’t perform the way you need them to.

Here are several different factors you should consider when choosing which packaging supplies are right for your products. Also, the supplies may differ depending on the product, so you will need to keep that in mind as well.

Know your budget

It doesn’t matter what you need if you can’t afford it. And what you choose doesn’t need to take up your entire budget. If the different items you select will do the job you need them to in a way that pleases you and your customers and is budget-friendly, then that’s the one to pick.


This is where you choose the type of shipping package, which, depending on the type and size of your product and its destination, could range from a padded mailing envelope to a box or even a crate. It’s critical that the type of package you choose not only fits into your budget but will protect your product while in transit, so it arrives in good condition.

Other packing materials

This is the point when you decide on what supplies you will use inside your package, if needed, including things like kraft paper, shredded paper, foam inserts, plastic pillows, and similar items.


There are many different options for branding your packages, from using a brown, white, or colored box, with or without branding on it, to paper or plastic tapes, again with or without branding. Branding can also be considered for the packing materials used inside a box, or it could be only a simple thank you card. The options for this are vast, and your budget will play an important role as some options cost more than others.


There are different options for purchasing sustainable packaging, and what you choose will depend on your budget, your commitment to using sustainable products, and how they function compared to those you may currently be using.

When making decisions on what packaging is right for your products, your business, your customers, and your budget, getting help from a professional makes an enormous difference. At Pinnacle Packaging, we help businesses just like yours to choose what is best for your unique situation. We are very familiar with each option available to you and will happily provide you with our expert recommendations.

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Pinnacle Packaging, Inc. offers our customers the best product selection and fast delivery, all at great prices. We are proud to offer over 20,000 quality products from well-known and trusted brands like 3M, Sealed Air, Tape Logic, Rubbermaid, Ivex, and many more. Our mission is to be the single source answer to all our customers’ packaging needs.

Through the years, we have established a reputation with our customers for providing fast, reliable, and professional service. Our high level of responsiveness to our customers’ needs keeps them coming back.