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Choosing Packaging

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I really like the clear boxes, I was trying to find a commercial box that would fit what I want but I cant find it. Those with the gold bottom, I used them sometimes it just that I am tired to have soo manay different packaging, it doesnt make me look professional, but I guess Iam not yet :laugh:

I like your packaging Kerry, the label and the boxes look soo nice.


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This is a question for anyone who has sold chocolates in bulk quantities before. How do you package/ship the chocolates? Also, if you are doing events like showers or parties, what sort of presentation do you use?

I've donated chocolates to a few organizations in the last couple months and now I'm getting a lot of requests by people who want to purchase some for various events. All the sudden it hit me that I have no idea what I'm doing. I've always just brought them in baking dishes and set them out on things like three-tiered platters. However, if I'm sending them or delivering them this doesn't really work. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Mike.

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I use #5 stock boxes with layer board if the items are cupped. If not cupped I use a tray that is designed to fit in the 5# stock box. All of these items are available from Tomric Systems.

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I use #5 stock boxes with layer board if the items are cupped. If not cupped I use a tray that is designed to fit in the 5# stock box. All of these items are available from Tomric Systems.

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Are they not on the web site? Couldn't find 'em.


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formerly of DePaula Confections
Hand-crafted artisanal chocolates & gourmet confections - …Because Pleasure Matters…
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I went with aqua/brown for my colors, and I have a friend that is an artist that has been doing my graphics. I'm buying packaging and just using labels that he has designed for me for now. It's one of the hardest and most expensive parts of doing chocolates. I have been buying some simple aqua ballotins for some, and I would like to get more that have clear tops. It's always a search.

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Packaging is probably one of the hardest things about the chocolate business.

Odds are, if you are in business you have your logo and your colours already picked out.

Next is finding the most popular size, and getting this size in siginificant quantities. True, you can get decent pricing on closeouts (Yes, I use/d Nashville and Chocolat-Chocolat too, but once that item is gone, it's gone. If you can get stuff in significant quantities (3-4000 pcs. and up) the price goes down dramatically.

With your most popular box, you can dress it up for Christmas/V-day, etc. with assorted ribbons, sleeves, or stickers.

Most packaging sellers get their stuff from China, although there are a few who still make thier own stuff in N. America. When you start doing serious volume, it only makes sense to deal direct with China. If you don't you'llstart to shake your head when you realize that you're paying just s much or even more for packaing on a box of 24 assorted than the cost of materials and labour for the actual chocoaltes....

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Im looking for companies who sell packaging in large quantities (1000's) and can only find the 'regular' ones who sell in small amounts. I am specifically interested in transparent packaging. Does anyone know the names of companies (probably in China) Ive looked but cant find them.Thanks

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Im looking for companies who sell packaging in large quantities (1000's) and can only find the 'regular' ones who sell in small amounts. I am specifically interested in transparent packaging. Does anyone know the names of companies (probably in China) Ive looked but cant find them.Thanks

Check with Revere.


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Steven Howard Confections

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If you need that many, consider custom made as for thousands it can be less costly and more personal-per box. Go to a graphic designer. Or, go to Express Arizot to ask them-they can do custom made ba-sin, or even Specialty box can do custom made. Many options.

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Are there egullet members who have ordered chocolate boxes from Chinese packaging companies? I have used boxes from Chocolat Chocolat in the past, but need customized boxes now in much larger quantities. I'm looking for Chinese companies that make sturdy customized boxes and offer debossing or embossing. Quality is of course key but communication and responsiveness are important too. I'm interested in purchasing 1000 to 2000 pieces at a time. Unfortunately, there are no American companies who can do what I want for a reasonable price. They either tell me they cannot do want I want, or their prices are way too high. 

There are many companies featured on the Chinese site Alibaba.com and most seem to offer samples. But it is really hard to know which companies offer great quality and service.

 

Thanks for letting me know. 

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