There are many custom packaging solutions for clothing e-commerce, like plastic packaging, custom box, custom wrapping paper, muslin bags, and paper bags. And many customers currently choose green eco-friendly packaging solutions. But how do customers choose a packaging solution that suits them? Next, I will introduce 5 main packaging solutions for you to choose from.
Custom plastic packaging solutions
When packaging a piece of clothing, the most common e-commerce packaging is custom plastic bag packaging with printed logos. Usually, we divide plastic packaging bags into the following categories:
- Flat bag
- Tote bag
- Self-adhesive bag
- Vest bag
- Zipper bag
- Self-sealing bag
- Slanting bag
- Drawstring bag
According to the material, we can divide it into:
- PE bag (ldpe)
- PO bag (hdpe)
- OPP bag
- PP bag
- EVA bag
- PPE bag
- CPE bag
- PVC bag
And how to choose the plastic packaging bags and customize them? Some tips are here for you.
Most clothing brands will use self-adhesive plastic bags and zipper bags to store clothes. These two types of packaging bags are the most common. And you can customize them to print personalized brand logos and names.
Self-adhesive bags are relatively cheap and convenient to use. However, it is generally a one-time packaging product. And it is not recyclable for the second time after tearing the seal.
Therefore, self-adhesive bags are mainly used as express bags and outer packaging bags. After the customer receives the parcel, they can tear and open the bag, remove the clothing. Then, throw away the outer packaging of the clothing.
When choosing zipper bags, you can choose PE zipper bags and PVC zipper bags. PE zipper bags can be made frosted and transparent. Even the transparency is that fuzzy translucent texture. But, the PVC zipper bag is relatively hard and has high transparency. Customers who mind privacy can choose PE frosted zipper bags. So, customers generally use zipper bags to directly package clothes as inner packaging bags. And they aren’t directly using it as an express outer packaging bag.
Thus, if you want to pack clothes and use the bag again, please choose the PE zipper bags. If you want economical plastic bags as courier bags, please choose the self-adhesive bags.
Custom box solutions
Many clothing brands use custom packaging boxes to pack clothes, shirts, scarves, belts, pants, and more. It will also have the brand logo printed on it.
Common custom box in e-commerce custom packaging solutions:
- Auto-lock bottom box
- Corrugated boxes
- Crash bottom box
- Lid and tray box
- Reverse tuck box
- Straight tuck box
- Tuck top box
Among them, in the field of clothing packaging, tuck top boxes, and lid & tray boxes are the most common.
Tuck top box
The One-piece tuck top box is foldable and cheap. And a large number of clothing brands will choose it to store clothes. And it support customize many colors and sizes.
In addition, it can be laminated or printed first and then mounted. After mounting, cut it into various shapes. Then, the customer can take it back and fold it in half.
Lid and tray box
The lid and tray box are very hard and sturdy. But, it is not foldable. Many customers use it as a gift box. So, they are ideal for medium and high-end products. Meanwhile, we can use them when the product inside is heavy and needs extra support. But their volume is large, and the shipping and storage fees are also expensive.
So, If you use it in offline retail stores, you can choose a foldable tuck top box. Because its shipping is cheap. And it does not take up area and space. Besides, it can save money and store easily.
If you run an online store and pursue a high-quality customer experience, you can choose a lid and tray box. Because it is beautiful, durable. And the goods inside are not easy to be damaged during transportation.
Custom wrapping paper solutions
In the field of clothing, brands use wrapping paper mainly for packaging clothes, shirts, shoes, scarves, etc. Usually, it is used for inner packaging. And there will be a box to protect it on the outside. The wrapping paper can be printed with the brand logo and other information. In this way, information is transmitted, products are introduced, and consumption is guided.
Second, high-quality and fashionable clothing with novel, lively and colorful outer packaging can directly arouse the interest and love of consumers. It acts as a “silent salesman”. At the same time, it can also meet the aesthetic and psychological requests of consumers.
So, almost all clothing brands design their personalized wrapping paper with brand names or logos.
Custom printed wrapping paper mainly include 4 types as follows:
- Tissue paper
- Wax paper
- Typing paper
- Cotton paper
- Kraft paper
The tissue paper often is a 17g thin printable tissue paper. And it has good transparency and is cheap. Then, it is moisture-proof, breathable.
So, if you are a clothing, shoes, cosmetics, wine brand, you can use tissue paper to wrap.
Wax paper is a semitransparent paper and it has 24g, 26g, 28g, 30g by the gram. And it has off-white wax paper and bleached wax paper. You can customize different colors and sizes by the requests of your product. Off-white wax paper has a certain oil-proof effect.
So, you can choose to wrap food, hamburgers, bread, etc. Bleached wax paper suit for packing for high-end clothing, shoes, watches and leather straps, etc.
Typing paper is a kind of very thin paper (less than 0.05mm). Besides, 28g is a common weight. And it looks smooth and clean and has a better shaping effect. So, you can use it to pack food, gift, fruit, snack, etc.
Cotton paper is soft and ductile and has slender fibers. It has 17g, 22g, 28g by the gram. And also, it has good tension and moisture-proof, air permeability. Most importantly, cotton paper has a more exquisite printing effect. Hence, it is perfect for high-grade garment packaging.
Kraft paper is tracing paper that is anti-aging and has high strength; scratch-resistant. And it is ideal for clothing and clothing paper bags. 30g craft paper suits for wrapping paper. Yet the price is a little expensive. But, it has better toughness.
So, if you want to customize kraft paper to wrap coats, jeans and don’t mind its price, you can choose kraft paper.
Custom muslin bags solutions
Some small items, jewelry, snacks, socks, underwear brands, etc. will also use custom muslin bags & pouch as inner packaging. And they will print the product name or logo on it. That will promote a brand. Of course, some clothing brands will also consider large drawstrings muslin bags, or cotton tote bags.
In addition, it can use not only for the inner packaging of online e-commerce products. But also for direct packaging of offline store products. Therefore, some fancy offline stores will choose custom cotton bags as a product custom packaging solution.
Custom paper bags solutions
Offline clothing stores generally use paper bags directly as outer packaging. Then, many clothing brands will customize reusable eco-friendly paper bags here. After the customer buys the clothes, the shopping guide will directly fold the clothes. And put them into the paper shopping bag. So, it’s very convenient, just pick it up and go.
Shirts packaging solutions
- Using wrapping paper to wrap it or not; then put it into plastic packaging zipper bags;
- Using one-piece tuck top box/lid and tray box;
- Using poly mailers & courier mailing bags;
- Using corrugated paper box/Container board;
- Direct put it into paper shopping bags;
- Use wrapping paper to wrap it, then put it into the zipper bags or hard box & foldable box; then, put it in shopping bags;
Scarf packaging solutions
- Inner packaging: plastic packaging bags/scarf box/foldable box;
- Outer packaging: poly mailers/paper box;
Coats packaging solutions
- Inner packaging: using PE zipper bags or non-woven bags;
- Outer packaging: 1. poly mailers 2. mailing bags in paper box 3. in hard foldable box;
Offline packaging solutions:
- Using wrapping paper in shopping bags(paper or plastic tote bags);
- Fold it up and put it directly in the shopping bag.