What is e-commerce? Simply put, it refers to the buying and selling of goods or services using the internet. And frankly, this has been going on for years – it’s not a new concept at all. So why are we only now creating a catalogue for these products?
It’s no secret that online purchases are as popular as they’ve ever been. With the global pandemic and advances in technology in general, many smaller businesses are shifting their business plans to include or promote their online presence.
In fact, Forbes has estimated that the pandemic accelerated e-commerce growth by as much as 6 years!
With a major spike in online shopping, it goes without saying that there’s also a spike in packaging needs.
Why Choose Custom Packaging?
Most businesses will opt for generic packaging (mailer bags and boxes), and add a custom sticker to represent their brand, especially with the rush to move their businesses online. But why let your packages blend in? What if you could get completely custom packaging that makes your products stand out for only a little bit more money?
Custom packaging allows for brand recognition and gets your customer excited for their purchase on sight. It also creates a bond between your company and the customer that’s sure to make them come back for more. If you’re looking for more reasons on why custom packaging is the obvious choice, try reading this blog post!
The Ultimate Unboxing Experience with E-Commerce
When we first started discussing e-commerce packaging in depth, we needed to ensure we chose products that would be able to withstand a bit of rough and tumble.
Some other key points to consider would be the type of product we need the packaging to protect and the duration of shipping it will have to undergo. Also, we needed to ensure the level of presentation would be preserved for the end consumer!
With all of that in mind, we would like to introduce our e-commerce packaging line. Keep in mind that everything is custom made, and the designs shown in photos are only examples of what your packaging can look like!
When people think of e-commerce packaging, they almost always associate it with mailer boxes. They’re a staple in today’s economy and with good reason – they’re durable, sturdy, and secure!
Our mailer boxes are created with recycled materials (3oog cardboard, E-Flute), and you can choose between a white or brown Kraft base depending on the aesthetic you’re trying to achieve. Since they are completely customisable, you can choose a simple one-colour logo design, or opt for a multicolour full coverage print to really wow your clients!
If you really want to impress customers, consider adding a printed interior or custom-cut paper inserts to keep your products snug while in transit!
Similar to our mailer boxes, our shipping boxes are made with recycled materials but feature a classic middle closure. Opt for a white base for a more refined look (this base will make your design really POP), or go with a brown base to maintain a natural/rustic look.
Corrugated shipping boxes are a great way to ensure your products will reach the recipient unharmed. Secure these boxes with some custom branded tape (don’t worry, we have that too!) and you are good to go.
Our prices are inclusive of a one-colour logo print, but you can always upgrade to a multicolour design for an additional 5 cents per unit.
When we say we have options, we mean we have options. All of our bags can have a bubble liner added for extra protection, not to mention a laminated/oil finishing!
If you’ve been considering using mailer bags as part of your packaging line, then don’t worry – here’s your breakdown:
- Kraft Mailer Bags – these bags come in white and brown Kraft base, and are sturdier than the normal poly mailers. Since they are more rigid, they may be a better option for a product that may need the support, and they are able to be recycled after its use!
- Poly Mailer Bags – our poly mailer bags are water resistant and lightweight. They’re also flexible so products that have a unique shape can easily be packed in one of these! The white base of the bag will allow your design to stand out.
- Compostable Mailer Bags – perhaps the best compromise of the previous two, our compostable mailer bags are made of eco-friendly materials, are light weight, water resistant and flexible. Best of all, once your customers are done with these bags, they can compost them – add a note to your packaging so they know how to properly dispose of it!
If you’re looking to add something extra special to your customer’s package then consider adding a drawstring bag to keep the products together! This is a popular option with our clients, as it provides the end consumer with a reusable bag that’s also branded.
Choose between our standard PP non-woven material, or upgrade to 100% cotton for ultimate luxury. Both options come with a top drawstring closure to keep items secure, and you can choose between a simple one-colour logo print or a full-blown multicolour design.
Accessories to your packaging are just as important as the primary packaging component itself. Why go half way when you can really wow your clients?
Small details matter, and we’re here to help you complete that unboxing experience. Add ribbons, thank you card inserts, custom tissue paper, stickers and branded tape to make your customers remember you.
Our accessories are also a way to spruce up generic packaging if you’ve already got stock – they’re so versatile!
You should also consider our suggested add-ons and finishings for the products above:
- metallic or holographic foil
- UV spot application
- interior print
- ribbon handles
- inserts – paper or EVA foam
Oh and did we mention that the majority of our items include glossy or matte lamination, or even an oil finishing? Check out our catalogue for a more detailed explanation on which products qualify! And don’t forget to ask us about our accessory bundles available when purchasing primary packaging components.
How To Order
At LeKAC, we pride ourselves on making your experience as simple and stress-free as possible! We have examined the e-commerce industry and came up with the most common dimensions for various products.
However, we know that custom is always best and are happy to adjust dimensions to suit your specific needs!
Take a look at our e-commerce catalogue, and give us a call to discuss your options. We’ll walk you through our entire process from start to finish and address:
- dimensions, printing options, material choices
- mass production
- shipment and delivery of goods
It’s as simple as that!
What are you waiting for?! Contact us today to get started!