Customized package

Illustration of Gearfix retailer box.
If I had to use ordinary boxes I wanted to do something clever. Like this flipping up back drop from inside the box.

I really needed a retail package box for my invention and was running out of options. It turned out not being as expensive as I thought.

Boxing business
I made a huge effort finding a box to suit my needs. After visiting several manufacturers I met one actually willing to shape and make 70 blank boxes for a very reasonable price. I used the previous chocolate-box as a reference.

Skecth of box stickers.
Figuring out how to design the printed stickers for my limited edition of boxes.

Sticker solution
To save money I got blank boxes and printed out stickers instead. It worked out nicely and was a lot cheaper than I could have imagined.

The final result of my box.
The end result was rather impressive. No one could suspect it was a low budget box.


Keeping it simple

Gearfix prototype with label.
A puritan solution.

When I got rid of the flashlight I no longer needed a sealed container and my packaging alternatives widened.

Cutting the cost
The cheapest package I could imagine apart from printing the bar code directly on the product was fastening a simple price tag to it. This also gives the customer an opportunity to examine and feel the product before purchasing it.

Photo of a fästband.
In Sweden they call it fästsnöre.

What do you call this crap?
You see them in stores everywhere, billions used every day. But I couldn’t find a single one on the internet simply by not knowing what they were called. Eventually I went to a clothing store where all their price tags were fastened with these nameless strings. The shop clerks didn’t know what they were called either. But I got the phone number of their supplier and everything was eventually sorted out.