The identity of products comes from a variety of things including the packaging and labeling. Both aspects play a fundamental part when it comes to creating an image for your brand within your group of customers. Every detail is important when it comes to the design of your package and the product’s label. If you fail to consider this the reduction in sales can be devastating to your company and product.
When it comes to your products your package there are four separate elements that it brings to light. Not only does the package promote the product, it is useful to consumers, while enabling recycling and reducing damage to the environment. All four of these elements are essential in marketing your company’s product.
Labeling allows your products package to deliver several messages about your product. On your products label you can promote benefits that your product has over the competition. The label is used to create brand goodwill with proof that your product and company share the same values.
An example of this is an image of a happy, healthy athletic family used on the label to promote a new type of healthy, convenient, easy to pack snack. The label speaks to consumers that see themselves and their families in the family on the label. Adding nutritional information that adds to the appeal is also helpful when creating a label that speaks to your target market.
When creating a product package and/or label another element that speaks volume for your company and product is the logo and color scheme. How is your product packaged differently from your competitors? A package that is shaped differently than others or has a catchy color scheme is important in differentiating your product. If your competitors are all into vivid, bright, outspoken colors and logos go in the opposite direction. Standing out isn’t always about being wild and crazy it is about being different.
Not only should your product packaging and labeling attract consumers but it should also be practical. Practicality is an important part of creating a product and establishing a brand. You see this in the market place with easy to carry packages for on the go consumers including packages that allow you to reseal leftovers for later. When designing a flexible package remember to take into consideration your product as well as the most convenient way it can be used by your customers.
Along with all of the above your products package and labeling should be cohesive with other products that represent your brand. The packaging and labeling should match your line in order to create unification amongst your brand. When consumers see your products logo, package and label should work together to create brand consistency.