Formulating, crafting, and labeling your product is a lengthy process, and it certainly isn’t cheap. After all that hard work, you don’t want a message from your customer telling you that the bottle is half-empty or shattered. That means you have to spend more money and time on refunds. To help you avoid this frustration, we’ve compiled a few insider tips for packaging liquid hand soap.
Packing Material Is Non-Negotiable
Whether you package your liquid hand soap in plastic or glass bottles, you need some kind of packing material to take up the empty space. This keeps your product in place and reduces the impact of any falls or movement during shipping. You can use packing peanuts, tissue paper, bubble wrap, or whatever else you can think of. If your brand is eco-friendly, consider using sustainable or recyclable packing materials. .
Consider Using Bottle Carriers
If you’re shipping more than one bottle at a time, packing materials may not be enough to keep your bottles from clanking together during transit. Paper bottle carriers are cheap, sustainable, and come in bulk, so they’re the perfect solution to keeping your hand soap in place. However, we still recommend putting some packing material around it, just to be safe. If the box tips over too quickly, it can shift the contents inside, resulting in damage.
Use a Plastic Seal
Even though you’re likely shipping your liquid hand soap with the pump in the locked position, accidents happen, and your pump can unlock or even pop out of place. To avoid this, wrap the bottle in plastic. The force of it should keep everything snug and prevent the pump from unlocking. If the bottle still opens, the plastic should catch the contents and prevent the liquid from damaging the box or other products inside the package.
Label the Outside of the Package
Even though the bottle itself may not be fragile, you should still place a fragile label on the outside of the package. While it may not look the most aesthetically pleasing, it’s beyond worth it. A fragile label indicates that the container needs to stay upright.
All of these packaging tips should protect your liquid hand soap no matter how far or long its journey is. You can rest a little easier knowing that your soap’s nice and snug in its box, and your customer won’t open their package and see a soapy mess.
If you’re looking to change up your base formula or are looking for a manufacturer you can rely on, let Essential Wholesale and Labs be your brand’s new best friend. We sell everything you need to formulate and customize your hand soap, and we’ll even label it for you. You can peruse our bulk organic body wash and bases or refill on essential ingredients. Whatever you need, we’re ready to be your one-stop shop.