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4 Reasons Contract Filling & Packaging is Better than Doing it Yourself

As the creator of a great product, you should not be expected to know every single step taken in getting your product out into the eyes of the public. You are the expert in the conceptualization and manufacturing of your product— so let us be the experts in getting it packaged for you.

Hiring a third-party packaging company to fill your packaging orders saves you the headache that comes from trying to do it yourself. Here are some of the ways that contract packaging and filling will save you time, money, and effort.

Economies of scale

Contracted packagers are experts in their field, and they are constantly working with large volumes of products from multiple companies at once. They work at high production rates, which drives down the manufacturing cost of packaging materials. Because of this, the company can provide you with the same service for a fraction of what it would have cost for you to package your product yourself, ultimately saving you money.


Packaging and filling isn’t a skill you can learn overnight—it’s an entire operation in and of itself. A good contract packaging company has years of experience in the industry and will be able to do the job quicker and more efficiently than you would be able to do on your own. They often can help with the technical aspects of packaging your product. Most packaging companies will often have a team of marketers available to give insight into your packaging strategy and produce the best results possible.


Outsourcing your packaging or filling needs will give you the opportunity to expand your business in other areas. Packaging is its own industry—you’d have to invest in the machinery for the job, as well as hire and train staff to operate and maintain it. Eliminating this extra step eliminates the risk of a bad investment, which otherwise holds the potential to tank your entire operation.


Producing your product alone can be extremely time-consuming. By adding the extra steps required to set the design and actually fill the containers, you take up time that could be better spent moving your company forward. You should be free to develop, improve, and expand the most important parts of your business: the product itself. And it’s not just small businesses that can benefit from the efficiency of outsourcing packaging—even large enterprises like Estée Lauder need outside help!
As the expert on your product, you have hundreds of tasks to tackle each day. Hiring an experienced contract packaging and filling company is the best option, no matter the nature or size of your business. Get the help that you need from SLC Customer Packaging.