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Extracts from this document. INTRODUCTION What is packaging? Who needs it? Why do we need it? In the world we live in today, packaging is very important. The fact that everywhere you look, something is protected by some sort of packaging just shows us how much it is a part of our lives. Packaging is used to protect a variety of different products, ranging from chocolate wrappers to boxes of hi-fi systems. You can find a wide range of shapes and sizes, all designed for different purposes. Take for example, the type of packaging that protects our daily fresh food from germs and bacteria; special adhesives, cartons, containers and plastic bags, all in some way protect the food and are regarded as a form of packaging. There is one imperative issue related to this topic as to why we need it, and that is the fact that it contains the information, which tells us about the product, its ingredients and any instructions we might need. A fragile item should be always packaged well when being transported in order to protect it from any sort of damage. Then when it has been finished with, you'll find most packaging can be recycled or re-used somehow.

Packaging tends to be attractive for one sole reason, to appeal to the customers, interest them and entice them. In fact, you'll probably find that the more creative and attractive the packaging is, the greater the cost of the product. Now as with everything, packaging has its own benefits and drawbacks. I think I have mentioned most of the advantages, but what about the disadvantages? It's all very well the products being glamorous and attractive. However, there is so much spent on packaging phone to make them fancy, that's why when it comes to opening up the packaging, you find there isn't much to the product and feel disappointed. Most of the time, you will find that the packaging with the most intricate details on it will be very expensive. As for the packaging with the simple, straight to the point data on, this will be more economic and most likely, environmentally friendly. Speaking of the environment, how is this affected by the production of packaging? I know that you would need many factories to produce the overwhelming amount of packaging needed today.

This means that lots of pollution will be made from the fumes of chemicals brewing together, which all adds up. The greenhouse effect is getting worse! So what is packaging? It is the case, in which a product is contained. Who needs it? We all do in our day-to-day lives. Do we need packaging? In my opinion, yes we do! Whether we use too much or too little of it, we still need it. Without it, I don't know where we would be today! BY SEYE AKINNAIKE Seye Akinnaike
This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our section. Every year, of new products fail. The reason is simple: Most customers don't have the time or energy to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of the products in their shopping carts, so they use a shortcut to make their decision. That shortcut is. Think of Tiffany it just changed the can it came in. Poor packaging can have an even more dramatic effect. Australia recently instituted a for cigarettes. The government's removal of packaging branding rights aimed to discourage young people from smoking.

Not only can Marlboro not use its logo, but it also can't use its typeface. The packages, covered with health warnings and graphic images that deter smoking, resulted in the Australia has seen in 20 years. How to Design Packaging That Makes an Impact All startups want to achieve the instantly recognizable status of Apple and Tiffany & Co. , and that type of brand power starts with a product's packaging. How can you make your packaging stand out from the competition? Know your demographic. Stark white and robin's-egg blue won't work for every brand. Consider Lowe's Home Improvement and Home Depot. Their rugged brands speak for themselves with distinctive, masculine colors. Don't be afraid to go bold. Make cheap packaging look chic and personalized. Good packaging doesn't have to be expensive. , an online hair accessory boutique, packages its bows on simple cards in muted colors with stylish typography. It's an inexpensive solution that gives each item a high-end feel. Make the package part of the experience. Part of the reason it's so fun to unbox a new Apple product is that its packaging reflects the sleek, user-friendly experience of the product inside.

One startup that's mastered this is, which produces kits to get kids and parents interested in growing their own food. Its mushroom kit's kid-friendly packaging is designed to jump off the shelf and convey the fun, hands-on experience the brand provides. Consider eco-friendly options. Packaging that's recyclable or reusable is for a consumer to choose your brand over your competitor's. In fact, of people around the world make purchase decisions partially due to packaging that shows a brand making a positive social and environmental impact. Puma has made great strides with its that doubles as a reusable walking billboard for its brand. There are plenty of creative ways to go easy on the earth and differentiate your brand in the process. Remember, your product's packaging is meant to communicate a purpose: what your brand stands for and what it means for your customer. Don't miss this opportunity to create a lasting impression on the shelf and in the minds of your customers.

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