5 Design Tips for Making Your Packaging Interesting


Your branding is not limited to your online store design but also transcends to the packaging. The box design is equally important as the product itself.

Why You Should Pay Attention To How You Package Your Products

Remember receiving the most memorable gift from your partner or friend, would you have appreciated the gift if it was shoddily wrapped and seem to be tossed around? Be honest, you wouldn’t. That’s how important the packaging is.

Some online businesses do not put any consideration in how they boxed or packaged products, thinking that it is not important at all. But that mistake in thinking can cost your business.

You may say it’s not all about the packaging, but the packaging undoubtedly is an essential part of your product presentation. Most customers will appreciate the products more when it comes wrapped and packaged in a beautifully designed box. The package is almost like a product in of itself.

Putting effort to provide a great unboxing experience will also go a long way in improving a customer’s shopping experience. In this post, we will go over general tips on how to design the packaging of your products. Let’s start.

5 Design Tips To Create An Interesting Package

1. Personalize The Box

Boxing your products in a bland, brown carton is a complete no-no. Now, more customers are posting the box along with the products in their social media channels. You don’t want to be caught with the mistake of shoddy, boring packaging. Explore unique packaging that identifies with your brand.

The box itself is a product. Consider the box as an extension of your product. Choose a box design that reflects your brand and appeals to customers. Put the logo in a creative way to make it catchy and memorable.

Depending on your niche, you can choose a sturdy box or wrap products in a handmade or custom-made paper. Another thing is to maximize the front, back and sides of the box. You can put designs on this space to make it more personalized for the customer.

In an article published by Canva, “If you have a product that a lot of other people produce as well, try to be innovative in how you display it. Modern, sleek, and simple designs stand out. Use clean lines, simple colors, and sans serif fonts to achieve a modern look. “

2. Make The Unboxing Special And Offer A Treat To Customers

For packaging to be incredibly effective, you need to grab the customer’s attention. Appeal to the senses by offering more than just a box. Be artistic, creative, funny, and quirky as long as it in line with your brand. Make sure that the packaging really makes you stand out among the rest.

Go the extra mile to give customers a pleasant unboxing experience. The package should give them a positive feeling when they take a look at the package. Make the unboxing a fun experience!

3. Pick A Color And Style That Resonates With Your Brand

The color and style of the packaging of your product also reflect your brand. Pick a color that evokes positive emotions like blue, green, pink, red, and yellow, to name some. Choose a color that goes along with your brand and products.

In as much as typography, color, shape, font and lines matter in website design, it also matters to the packaging of your products.

According to an infographic of online marketing expert Neil Patel, “85% of shoppers say that color is the primary reason for buying a product. More than 90% of purchase decisions are influenced by visual factors.” That’s how important the color scheme is in the packaging of your products, and brand design in general. Although, Neil Patel said that, “no single color will convert the best, across all marketing campaigns.” That means that there’s a certain level of trial and error to evaluate which color works best.

In a post by Creative Bloq, they made a comprehensive color wheel to convey the psychology of colors below:

Color Wheel packaging

4. Use Packaging Materials With Style

Most popular online businesses offer worldwide shipping, and that’s a great thing for customers and for business. You want the products to be safe and conveniently packaged for worldwide delivery.

If your products are delicate, fragile items, you must take extra care in the packaging of your products. There are different kinds of package cushioning that you can choose from. Inside the box, you can wrap the products in bubble wrap or thick paper for safe transport. If your products don’t need much protection, you can opt to use hand-made or custom-made paper to wrap the products.

You can source the packaging materials from online businesses that offer boxes in different sizes and styles. Considering the size, weight and fragility of your products, you need to provide standard-sized boxes in small, medium and large size.

5. Package The Products Neatly

Aside from going the extra mile in packaging your products, you should also take as much effort in the arrangement of the products inside. Considering that your products will be shipped in various places around the world, your products will be tossed around. That’s why you need to make sure that the products are arranged in a way that the products are intact for shipping.

You can also individually wrap the products in bubble-wrap, plastic or any protective cushioning so that the products will arrive safely and neatly in the hands of your customers.
After reading these tips, take a good look at the packaging of your products, and don’t be afraid to experiment with the designs.


10 thoughts on “5 Design Tips for Making Your Packaging Interesting

  1. I like that you mentioned picking any color that resonates with your brand. If my brother were a business owner I think he would find great value in that tip. I’ll be sure to talk to him about it in case he is ever in need.

  2. I liked what you said about making sure that you package the products in a neat fashion. Keeping this sort of care in mind will allow for the package to more easily get there. My fiance might like knowing this as he looks into custom packaging.

  3. Everyone enjoys opening up something they have been looking forward to. This is why packaging is so key to customer satisfaction. It can make such a difference when it is custom designed and colorful like you mentioned.

    1. Definitely agree Kenneth, people severely underrate the pleasure of opening a package. If you can make that as exciting as possible it sets a positive frame of mind for the actual product.

  4. Packaging the product neatly so that it could impact on customers and touches their eyes as it throws good impression on it not only this it also increases the brand awareness by following different strategies.

  5. Hey,

    I appreciate your effort and grateful to read this an amazing tips. I like 2 nd tip most and am adding 1 point eco friendly material used must.

    Keep continue this good work.


  6. Katrina, thank you for your tips on how to package interestingly. I like how you mentioned that it is important to take extra care when packaging delicate items. I would imagine that having proper and protective packaging materials would be very beneficial.

  7. I think it makes sense that your products need to be placed inside of their packaging securely in order to keep them intact when they are shipped to various locations. My brother is thinking about opening a business that manufactures yogurt for local grocery stores in his area, but he is worried that some of the products will spill in the shipping truck since the roads in his area are uneven. Perhaps he should find some equipment that can help ensure that the food he makes is packaged efficiently.

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