6 Questions for Selecting the Best Cannabis Packaging Supplier for Your Needs

Here’s How to Choose the Best Cannabis Packaging Partner for You

All too often we hear from those in the cannabis space who feel that finding the right cannabis packaging supplier is not always as straightforward as they had hoped. With lots of options out there, and plenty of inconsistency when it comes to selecting the best cannabis packaging for your needs, we encourage you to ask the following questions as you narrow your search. With a little due diligence you can rest assured that your packaging will meet your needs while appealing to consumers at the retail level.  

1. If your metal packaging includes plastic, is it also treated with a food grade lacquer? 

If a tin and/or the plastic it contains is not treated with a food grade lacquer you run the risk of damaging your product. In fact, we once gained a new client at Compliant Packaging who found themselves in a bind after working with another packaging supplier. They did not include food grade lacquer. When the client submitted their gummies for testing, they failed due to leaching. In the end they had to dispose of thousands of dollars of gummies in addition to the tins they had purchased. 

2. What is your turnaround time? 

This is a particularly important question today because supply chain issues are still plaguing the cannabis packaging industry. Make sure you have a clear understanding of your expected turnaround time before placing an order with your packaging supplier. Today we are recommending that our clients plan for a 100-120 day turnaround on custom metal cannabis packaging tins. While we do have a wide variety of packaging solutions readily available in our warehouse, our custom orders are taking up to 120 days to arrive. We always like to be upfront with our customers about timelines to ensure we are able to meet their needs and plan accordingly.

3. Who is my point of contact?

This is an extremely important question to ask as you do not want to find yourself looking for updates on your packaging order with no dedicated point of contact. At Compliant Packaging, all of our customers have a single point of contact who services their account through every stage of the customer journey. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and are always happy to answer questions.  

4. Do you have packaging solutions in stock?

With supply chain issues interrupting the flow of cannabis packaging from overseas manufacturers, many cannabis suppliers have found themselves in need of alternate solutions for their packaging needs. At Compliant Packaging we are committed to maintaining a stock of tins and other solutions to keep our clients’ businesses moving forward, even when the supply chain is falling short. Do you have an immediate need for cannabis packaging? We have you covered! Reach out today to learn about the products we offer in our stocked, Colorado-based warehouse.   

5. Do you offer recyclable packaging?

Going green is a high priority for many businesses in the cannabis space, not only from a social responsibility standpoint but because it resonates well with their target customers. At Compliant Packaging we’re proud to offer fully recyclable metal cannabis packaging solutions that we can all feel good about manufacturing and bringing to market. As you compare cannabis packaging suppliers, be sure to keep this in mind, your customers will thank you for it! 

6. Do your manufacturers operate with humane labor practices?

A large majority of pharmaceutical and cannabis packaging solutions are manufactured overseas. While this can often keep costs down, it’s important to do your homework to ensure you are not supporting business practices that do not align with those of your brand. Be sure to ask the suppliers you’re comparing if they can assure you that they are only working with manufacturers who offer fair wages and safe working conditions. At Compliant Packaging, we have done the legwork to ensure we only work with manufacturers that abide by humane working standards.   

As you compare your options, do not shy away from asking these or any other questions that impact your bottom line. A true partner will be happy to address all of your questions and concerns in order to help you make the best decision for your business. If you are ready to experience the Compliant Packaging difference, we encourage you to contact us today. Allow us to help you select and design the ideal solution for your needs and plan for the future. 

Contact us online or call us directly at 303-954-4179. We look forward to having the opportunity to prove that we are the best cannabis packaging supplier in the market. Let’s talk! 

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