Is it time to find a packaging distributor for your business? This may be the case if your operation is growing and you’re beginning to see the need for a greater variety of boxes, tape, mailers, equipment and more.
At Mid-Atlantic Packaging, we are not only a distributor for a wide variety of manufacturers but also provide direct printing services for custom-printed packaging, bags, boxes, labels, tags and more. If you want to make certain that your business is getting all of the available benefits of working with an experienced packaging distributor, then give Mid-Atlantic Packaging a call.
Find the Right Packaging Distributor for You
Are you thinking about finding a packaging distributor? If so, then it pays to be aware of the many benefits that you may receive. Here is a look at just a few of them.
- A Wider Array of Products
- Experience and Expertise
- More Competitive Pricing
- Customized Service
- Speedy Service
- Better Technical Support
- Improved Knowledge of the Packaging Industry
- Distributors Speak the Language
1. A Wider Array of Products
Sometimes, working with a certain packaging manufacturer makes sense. This especially can be the case when your business is small and not particularly diverse. A local packaging manufacturer may be able to offer you exactly what you need.
What happens when your company grows? Suddenly, you’re offering a greater diversity of products, and the packaging manufacturer that you’ve been working with may no longer be able to meet your needs.
This may lead you to work with a packaging distributor because you’ll have access to a much wider array of products. In fact, most distributors work with numerous manufacturers without having any special loyalty to one brand or the other. This means that the distributor can recommend the best available brand and type of packaging for your products.
Moreover, working with a distributor means that you don’t have to shop around for the various supplies that you require. The days of having to buy your boxes in one place and your bags in another are at an end. Now, all you have to do is look to your packaging distributor.
2. Experience and Expertise
If you are working at getting a new product out the door, you may not even be certain what kind of packaging is appropriate. Having a packaging distributor means that you can rely on their knowledge and experience to help you make informed decisions. This protects your products and your bottom line, helping to ensure your company’s success over the long run.
3. More Competitive Pricing
Packaging distributors place a heavy emphasis on developing partnerships with many vendors representing non-competing packaging products. These partnerships are mutually beneficial, which means that the packaging distributor that you choose may be able to offer you a substantial discount. That’s because the distributor’s relationships with its vendors are based on selling tons of products. Vendors offer special pricing to the distributor, and those savings get passed on to you. It’s a win-win.
4. Customized Service
Reputable, well-run packaging distributors assign an account manager to each client. Dedicated and knowledgeable about the needs of their clients, this account manager is your personal point of contact. Do you have a special request? Just ask your account manager. It’s their job to try to do everything they can to ensure that your business runs like clockwork.
Account managers at packaging distributors like Mid-Atlantic Packaging work hard to ensure that they understand your business almost as well as you do. Because they understand your organization and its objectives, they are better able to get the packaging, equipment and supplies that are a perfect fit for your company.
5. Speedy Service
If you are an entrepreneur with a small business, then you might feel a little nervous about working with a large-scale packaging distributor. Maybe you are accustomed to working with a small, local packaging manufacturer. You like that their operating hours are roughly the same as yours. You don’t have to worry about time zones when you want to talk to someone, and you are somewhat concerned that working with a packaging distributor on the other side of the country might slow down your operation.
However, one of the most critical benefits of working with a packaging distributor is speed. Because of the distributor’s many relationships with vendors and suppliers across the country, it is possible for them to drop ship products from almost anywhere. That might include a physical location that’s pretty close, or at least in the same time zone, as you are.
It can be really difficult for a vendor to be able to deliver this kind of speed. Frequently, they just don’t have the necessary network.
Accordingly, if speed is important to your brand, then working with a packaging distributor just makes good business sense.
6. Better Technical Support
Will your company need to have access to large equipment or machines from time to time? A manufacturer may not be able to help you, but a packaging distributor probably can.
The larger and more reputable packaging distributors usually have a parts and equipment department that is there to answer your questions, provide maintenance, ship replacement parts and train your personnel for using new equipment.
This is actually one of the biggest advantages of using a distributor versus a manufacturer or vendor. A representative from the distributor can provide service and training on equipment from multiple manufacturers. If you don’t use a distributor and you have equipment from several different manufacturers, you will have to call various vendors whenever service or training is required.
7. Improved Knowledge of the Packaging Industry
As with all industries, the packaging industry is always evolving and innovating. To stay ahead of the competition, companies like Mid-Atlantic Packaging work hard to stay informed about all of the latest developments in related technology. This enables us to provide the best possible services to our customers.
Staying up-to-date on industry trends and the latest products lets your account manager keep you informed whenever something new hits the industry. This means that you can take advantage of an innovation before your competition is even aware of it.
Account managers from your packaging distributor have helped dozens of customers with operations that may be similar to yours. This means that they are well equipped so that your company’s packaging needs are met.
8. Distributors Speak the Language
Your account manager takes the time to be familiar with your operations and your company’s packaging needs. At the same time, they are incredibly knowledgeable about the products that are offered by each of their vendors. They understand lead times and supply chains, which makes it easier to get the right packaging supplies to your front door.
Effectively, your packaging distributor is an essential conduit between you and a world of packaging manufacturers. With them to act as your guide, you can rest assured that you will always get the packaging and equipment that your business needs to succeed.
Mid-Atlantic Packaging Is Your One-Stop Shop
Mid-Atlantic Packaging has developed many long-standing relationships with an array of manufacturers. This means that we can help businesses of all sizes and descriptions develop a packaging strategy that is ideal for their operation.
When it comes to packaging distribution, experience matters, and that’s exactly what we have at Mid-Atlantic Packaging. In fact, we’ve been in the industry for more than four decades, so you can trust us to handle even your most complex packaging needs. We have an extensive network of contacts within the industry that enables us to provide our customers with unsurpassed products and customer service.
If you are looking to build a strong, one-on-one relationship with your packaging distributor, then give Mid-Atlantic Packaging a call today at (800) 284-1332.
Don’t forget that we also provide custom printed packaging solutions. Some of our products include:
- Bags and boxes with custom printing;
- Cellophane bags and wrappings;
- Shipping and packaging supplies;
- Ribbons and bows;
- Embossed labels and tags;
- Twist ties, twine and much more.
That’s why we say that we are your one-stop shop for all things packaging! We’ll help you design packaging that highlights your company’s name, logo and contact information. When you are trying to get your new brand name out there, custom packaging is a critical part of your strategy. Work with our design team or provide us with your completed design.
With our design, manufacturing and distribution services, Mid-Atlantic Packaging is prepared to meet all of your packaging and shipping needs.