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Eco-friendly Packaging for Small Business

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As a small business owner, your journey is filled with exciting opportunities, but also some challenges. One such challenge is striking a balance between creating a memorable experience for your customers while managing the often limited resources you have at hand. When you’re just starting out you might not have the sales volume to meet custom MOQs, or the resources to invest in fully customized sustainable packaging. But that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your sustainability goals.

Here's where stock packaging comes in. Compostable stock packaging allows you to tap into sustainable, affordable, and uniquely creative ways to design your own brand packaging.

With a thoughtful approach to your packaging design, you can elevate your small business packaging, make a positive lasting impression on your customers, and demonstrate your brand's commitment to sustainability.

What is Stock Packaging?

Stock Packaging - Compostable Cellophane Bags

Stock packaging is a generic, ready-to-use form of packaging. It’s available in a variety of standardized styles, shapes, sizes, and materials which make it a flexible option for brands just starting out.

Some of the advantages of stock packaging are:

1. Accessibility: Because it is not personalized, stock packaging is available for purchase in lower quantities. This is ideal for small businesses or brands looking to trial sustainable packaging for the first time.

2. Standardization: Stock packaging is available in a range of popular sizes and materials. These standardizations mean that it’s easy to find what you need for your product.

3. Fast Turnaround: Need it now? Stock packaging can usually be acquired more quickly than custom designs, which can require several weeks of production time. At Elevate our in-stock packaging ships same day, which means it’ll be in your hands as quickly as possible.

Eco-friendly Small Business Packaging Ideas

Small business packaging doesn't need to be boring, far from it! Eco-friendly stock packaging is a blank canvas, ready for you to add your own voice and style.

Clear Compostable Pouches show off your product

Need some inspiration? Here are a few ideas for creating a unique eco-friendly brand experience with stock packaging:

Use Sustainable Materials: Opt for stock packaging made from sustainable materials! Sustainably produced compostable packaging has a significantly lower environmental impact and can be composted by your customers after use. Instead of becoming waste, used compostable packaging becomes nourishing compost!

Get Creative With Labels: Print your own design onto compostable blank label sheets. Don't limit yourself to just sticking the label on the front - consider all sides of the packaging. Fold larger labels along the side of your bag, or use labels to seal the top. You can even design and cut your own label shapes with our compostable blank full sheet labels.

Choose Your Style: Choose white pouches for a sleek, clean look. Kraft pouches for a more natural style. If you want to let your product shine, choose clear pouches or cellophane to show it off at its best. Accessorize with pre-printed stickers to tell your customers about your sustainable choices.

Tell a Story: Besides your logo, consider what else you could include on your packaging. This could be your brand's story, the product's source, or even a fun message that aligns with your brand voice. Visit our Instagram account to see some amazingly creative ideas from our customers!

Learn More: Getting Started with Sustainable Packaging

Combine Stock Packaging with Custom Labels

Another simple yet effective way to personalize your packaging is by adding custom printed compostable labels.

Custom printed labels are more affordable than fully customized packaging, and available in smaller quantities (Minimum of 2000 labels, with mix & match artwork!). Custom printing allows for better control over all the aspects of your design and removes the extra work of printing your own labels.

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Eco-friendly packaging doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. With some creativity and planning, you can use stock packaging to create a unique and memorable experience for your customers, all while staying true to your commitment to sustainability. Every small step counts in our shared journey towards a greener planet!