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Looking for a Domestic Packaging Partner? Here's What You Should Know About Oliver

When you work with a domestic packaging partner that’s committed to sustainability, such as Oliver, you reduce your carbon footprint and shipping costs, and gain an experienced collaborator with a one-stop solution to your packaging needs.

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In light of recent supply chain issues and increased concern for the environmental impact from global shipping, more brands are shifting to domestic manufacturing partnerships—including within the printing and packaging industry.

If you’re looking for a domestic packaging partner committed to sustainability, then look no further. Here’s what you should know about Oliver.


Benefits of a Localized Supply Chain

International supply chains have recently become more expensive, with transportation disruptions delaying delivery of products, including printing and packaging materials. When you work with a domestic packaging partner, you avoid these lengthened lead times, save money on shipping costs, and reduce your carbon footprint. 

According to global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, in August 2021, it cost six times more to ship between China and Europe than at the start of 2020.

Plus, the further your goods have to travel, the more you negatively impact the environment—your increased carbon footprint contributing more to climate change. By working with a domestic partner with multiple production facilities across the United States, you become a much more sustainable company


Experience & Expertise That’s Always Nearby

Enlisting a domestic packaging partner with more than 250 combined years of experience provides invaluable reassurance that your brand is reinforced by deep knowledge and expertise. Oliver can deliver the support, direction, and consultation you require to realize your printing and packaging goals

In contrast with international manufacturers whose facilities you can’t routinely visit, and lengthy supply chains involving many third parties whose business practices you can’t easily audit, a domestic packaging partner simplifies things. With several facilities throughout the United States, Oliver makes it easy for you to visit our operations and see for yourself the ethical and high-quality practices we employ. 

Collaborating with a domestic packaging partner in your region means you can coordinate designs, printing, and manufacturing with fewer hiccups.


One-Stop-Solution for Printing, Packaging & Fulfillment

Partnering with Oliver also enables you to streamline your packaging processes. When you have to coordinate more moving parts, you invite more potential for error, disruption, or delays. Plus, it’s expensive. You avoid much of this by working closely with a domestic partner capable of providing a one-stop solution for printing, packaging, and fulfillment.

Oliver can do all of that for you, staging orders in house, and printing and shipping packaging directly to you. Throw in the fact Oliver can help you with design and decorative effects, and you’ve got a reliable partner who knows your process from start to finish.


Flexible Print Runs

Fully integrated packaging suppliers have the advantages of many resources, enabling them to produce large orders at an efficient cost. However, their size hinders their ability to regularly pivot or accommodate small or customized orders in the way an independent printing partner can.

Oliver offers the best of both. With the resources of a big shop and faster turnaround of a much smaller one, Oliver is well positioned to deliver efficient print runs that don’t break the bank.


Sustainability Is What We Do

Given the rise of environmentally conscious consumers, industry leaders are going green. More brands are embracing sustainable packaging

Domestic packaging partners already have a leg up on sustainability compared to international manufacturers due to their shorter supply chain, but you have additional sustainability options when you work with Oliver.

In addition to employing right-size packaging practices, utilizing only as much material as you need to protect and transport your products, Oliver provides a variety of sustainable packaging options in the form of tree-free alternatives, post-consumer recycled paper, hemp- and bagasse-based substrates, and sustainably sourced paperboard, derived from forests within the United States.

To verify paperboard is sourced from sustainably managed forests, Oliver ensures its products are certified by nonprofits such as Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI), and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC).


Internationally Recognized Quality Control

While there are many benefits to working with a domestic packaging partner, it’s important to have one that’s internationally recognized for its quality control, as well. Oliver ensures team members and operations remain up to date, meeting the highest industry standards.

For instance, Oliver has been recognized for its color consistency, quality control, and environmental responsibility from the Pantone Certified Printer Program, GMI-Prime, G7 Master, ISO Quality System Certification, and more.    

This gives you the reassurance you need to focus on what you do best—keeping your customers happy. 

So whether it’s because of supply chain issues, sustainability aspirations, or better control over your printing and packaging processes, working with a domestic partner, such as Oliver, gives your brand abundant advantages.

Oliver is an industry leader in printing and packaging, with multiple facilities throughout the United States. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of working with a domestic packaging partner committed to sustainability and the continued success of its clients.

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