Finding the Right Packaging Supplier

Packaging can be purchased from retailers, wholesalers and online stores.
But how do you know how to choose the right Packaging Supplier for you?

finding a packaging supplier


Buying retail means you can have what you need there and then, off the shelf when you need it. But you will pay a premium for the privilege. If your volume is fairly small and buying in bulk isn’t of interest then retail should be an option to consider.


Online is brilliant for researching products and gauging a price point. But more importantly, if you’re time poor and find yourself looking for suppliers after hours, then an online shop is the way to go. The down sides of buying online would be price and delivery. You may not get the best market price by selecting an online option, if a supplier talks to you, understands your overall volume and needs, then you have a better chance of negotiating a price.

Before you find all your products and add them to a shopping cart, check out the delivery fee. It might also be worth seeing if they’re in your state. You may find free delivery options in your own city when you reach a certain dollar value order. Furthermore, you could also get an option to collect the goods direct.


Personally I don’t think you can go past the old school method of picking up the phone and speaking to a wholesaler, getting a reo to visit and giving yourself an opportunity to negotiate. There will be minimum order values to spend, but if buying in bulk is something you have the space for, then there’s likely to be better price points available from a wholesaler.

Explore all of your options and look into things ahead of time so that you avoid being cornered into paying a premium for something that can be bought at a budget rate.

Feel free to get in touch with our experienced team, we’re always happy to take your call to hear about what you need to pack and send.