While the most common products use for storage or packaging are cardboard or plastic, a considerably appealing alternative is metal containers. Consider items such as the classic round tin, often seen during the holidays in festive colors. Another option is to use steel storage containers for industrial work sites or as an onsite storage unit.
You can use these tins, like many other small metal storage containers, and apply your own business logo or graphic. It’s a great way to put your own style into a classic, with the prospect of giving your products a look that few dare to run with, creating something that will make your business stand out in the crowd. Take into consideration these metal containers basics to help you decide upon the product that’s right for you:
1. There are various metal components available, so it’s important to determine if you prefer a steel storage container or metal tin containers.
2. Metal storage containers come in various shapes and sizes to fit your specific need.
3. You can use them as metal shipping containers, a means of packaging products, or for added storage.
Decide which metal storage container material you preferMost metal containers are made of tin, aluminum or steel. Tin is light and malleable in ordinary temperatures. It doesn't oxidize easily, meaning that it takes it a very long time to rust. A common use of tin is in holiday containers for cookies and treats. Aluminum, which is even more resistant to rusting, is inexpensive and lightweight and is often used for soda cans or sprays. Steel, which is a combination of iron, carbon and varying other metals, is very strong and durable. Businesses often use it to store liquids, such as in steel drums or barrels, or build structures.
Use tin storage containers in a shape and with lids that fit your needsTin containers come in varying shapes and sizes and with different types of lids, depending on how you use them. Some are round, shallow or deep, with clear top lids, slip covers or screw tops. Others are rectangular with slide covers or hinged lids. Still others are square to hold CDs. Additionally, there are some that are tall and oblong with screw-on caps. You're bound to find one that is exactly what you need.
Package, ship and store products with metal containersRegardless of what type of metal, what shape and what type of lid you choose, metal containers have various uses. You can use them to package your products, such as gourmet foods, candies, CDs, handmade cards and the like. You can use them to provide extra protection for items that you ship to customers. Or you can use larger metal containers to store liquids, chemicals or even the extra clutter in your office.
- If you are looking to use metal containers for product packaging and appeal, consider purchasing tins or other containers in bulk. Typically, you can get an overall discount the more containers you purchase at once.