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Are you looking to bring your business to a new level? In this blog post, I will be walking you through some of the companies we source our branding needs from and sharing our discount codes and connections so you can save money and time!
When we first started out, we were re-using amazon boxes/packed air from our friends and family and clear plastic tape. We were wrapping our products with tissue paper, bubble wrap, air pockets, you name it. Although the aesthetics of the packing was missing, we learned so much about our needs and how to launch ourselves forward into the full branding experience.
We want our customers to be as excited to receive their parcel as they are to open it and complete their nursery dreams with our nursery name scripts.
Our first step was upgrading our tape. We still weren't sure about box sizes so we started small with a big impact with branded tape.
We use Sticker Mule for all our packaging tape needs. They take your order for custom products in seconds and get your products in days. They offer free proofs, free artwork help, free shipping. Click the link to save $12.50 on your next order!
Next is our business cards. We ordered business cards before we did anything. We started with the standard 3.5 x 2" horizontal black and white, one sided card. We would write a quick thank you note on the back. Are they necessary? No, a handwritten note can be placed on any paper/card and is just as appreciated.
Lastly, after a few months in business, we ordered 1 size of box. It was very intimidating because we know our name scripts can be up to 30" long and 9" tall, so we had to get a very large box. Then there is the ECT (edge crush test) to consider. We choose the smallest qauntity, 250 boxes. But after a while we realized the box we got was far too big and not suitable for our needs/costing us on shipping fees. We have free shipping in Canada and the USA so we needed to scale down.
This was a fantastic, insightful post to read. And we will be implementing some these tips. Thank you. 😊