What size should you get for your custom packaging? Like shopping for clothes, knowing your size in advance helps make the “shopping” process smoother.
In this blog post, we’ll be going over some things to consider when choosing the size of your custom packaging. Read on to learn more!
How To Measure Your Product Dimensions
When getting custom packaging made, one of the first things we ask is what dimensions you’re looking for. First, it’s important to know how to determine your dimensions.
There are 3 main measurements that we ask for: length, width and height (L x W x H).
Length is usually the largest dimension. We measure this from left to right, and base the other measurements from this as well.
Width is measured at a 90 degree angle from length.
Height indicates how tall something is. Measuring from from top to bottom (or bottom to top) is the best way to get this measurement!
Additionally, we ask for the units to be in either millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), or inches (in), so we can make sure you have the right sized packaging.
We always read dimensions in the order L x W x H, unless you advise otherwise. Having the dimensions in the right order can mean the difference between having packaging that is very wide/long, or very tall! For more information on how to get proper measurements for your packaging, click here.
What Size Packaging Is Right For Me?
Choosing the right size isn’t always easy. We’ve had multiple clients who sell multiple quantities at a time, so one size usually isn’t enough. Here are some questions to ask yourself when deciding what size packaging would be best for you:
What Are The Dimensions of the Products Going Inside the Box?
Properly measuring your product will help serve as a starting point for your packaging. Keeping this measurement in mind can help you more quickly decide what sizes would work best for you!
What Are The Dimensions Of The Packaging I’ve Been Using So Far?
If you’re already using some packaging, and are starting to make the switch to custom, consider the packaging you already use! Have you found that it’s too big? Too small? Or is it just right? Here at LeKAC, you can get specific about your sizing. Since all of our packaging is custom-made, if you need a precise size, we’re able to accommodate!
What’s The Size I’ll Get the Most Use Out Of?
Considering multi-functionality is important when it comes to deciding on what size packaging you’re going to need. If selecting a wide variety of sizes isn’t viable, then choosing one or two sizes that will be usable in multiple scenarios is a better option!
What Can I Get Away With?
With the previous question in mind, you can also ask yourself what you’re able to get away with. Can you fit your products in one size box or bag most of the time? We suggest this as more of a temporary option until you can scale up and invest in multiple sizes!
Still Not Sure?
Still not sure what size you should be getting? Contact us and get connected with one of our knowledgable Business Development Consultants! They can help make suggestions and help with precise measurements.
Some of our catalogues also feature price lists with some common sizes. You can always ask your Business Development Consultant for more information on these sizes as well!
Regardless of if you have a clear idea of what you’re looking for or are starting from scratch, we’re with you every step of the way!