Packing and Packaging - All You Need to Know

What is Packing?

Packing is a process of building a container or box suitable for a product for transport and storage. Different methods that can be used in packaging are wrapping, cushioning, weatherproofing and sealing. A good packing prevents the product or items from breakage, leakage, pilferage, etc. Few materials that are used for packing are bubble wrap, cardboard, cellophane, and foam packaging etc. In a nutshell, packing is a material used to cover a product and avert it from moving around and getting damaged.

  • Primary Packaging- Is a packaging that is used by the marketers to sell the product to the end customers.
  • Secondary Packaging- This is the packaging used for the transportation of the product from one place to another.

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Basis Packing Packaging
Meaning Packing is building a container or box for a product for transport and storage but not for a display Packaging is a process of designing and manufacturing container for protection and also for display
Process Only protecting and transportation of the product It includes transportation, marketing, and sales
Purpose To ensure safety Attract customers
Materials Protective wrappers used to protect the product and safe transport Protective wrapper used to transport with the display to a logo, names, product information, and marketing of the product
Stages of Packing Packing is the secondary part of packing items. This involves only transportation Packaging is the first step of the packing process

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