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You might not think much about the product packages that arrive on your doorstep.
But did you know that product packaging has different levels?
Known as primary, secondary and tertiary packaging, each package has its place and its purpose.
In this article, we’re going to reveal the differences between each type of packaging, when each one is used, why they matter and how to find a professional packaging company to help ensure your product packaging is designed right every step of the way. Let’s take a closer look.
Primary Packaging
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Primary packaging is the packaging that comes in direct contact with the product itself.

A cereal box wouldn’t be considered primary packaging, but the bag inside the box would, since it’s the part that actually holds the contents of the box. If all cereals were contained in the box alone (without the bag), they’d be much more susceptible to going stale or being affected by moisture or light, which could degrade their taste, texture and consistency.
The main job of primary packaging is to protect and preserve the product inside. In this example, bags are rather clunky and liable to slip out of your hands. Plus, they don’t exactly fit neatly in a cupboard. It’s harder to print information about the product on them, and thus we have the bag inside the box — to keep the product fresh and outside of light, moisture and other elements that could affect it.
Primary packaging is often referred to as retail packaging, although this term is sometimes used to describe secondary packaging as well. Using our cereal example above, primary packaging doesn’t just reference the bag that the cereal comes in, but the box that the bag is stored in, as well. As you’ll know if you’ve ever been down the cereal aisle in the grocery store, the brightly-colored boxes with deeply-textured images of cereal are designed to attract your eye and your attention.
In terms of what’s considered primary packaging, you can think of it as the answer to a simple question — is this the packaging that the product is normally bought in? If so, then that would be considered its primary packaging. As another example, carbonated drinks are kept in a can — the can would be considered the primary packaging because it’s how the product is delivered to the consumer. \
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Secondary Packaging
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Secondary packaging is generally used to group a certain amount of products together into a cohesive unit that’s easy to identify. The SKU, or Stock Keeping Unit, makes it easy for vendors to identify the movement of stock as well as inventory. Secondary packaging makes it possible to group products so that they can be more easily tracked. Smaller shipments of products are often shipped using secondary packaging.
The packaging itself can be made up of several individual pieces including:
  • The box itself
  • Interior padding
  • Product separators
  • Reinforcement to prevent crushing or denting the box
  • And so on
For most people, secondary packaging is what comes to mind when they think about packaging. Everything from the branded ecommerce packaging that you receive in the mail to the customized boxes that line the shelves at your local retail store are part of the secondary packaging level.
The individual pieces of secondary packaging can be further customized, in order to make the product more visible and easily found in a warehouse or retail store. Referring back to our cereal example, the secondary packaging would be the box that contains multiple custom boxes of cereal for storage in a warehouse before it goes onto retail shelves. Another example would be a “fridge pack” for the carbonated drinks, which is what is used to store several of the cans together and offer another layer of protection.
Sometimes, primary and secondary packaging can overlap. For example, retail stores often receive shipments of a newly-released movie in a box that doubles as a display stand. The box serves as secondary packaging to protect the item, but it also serves as retail packaging to catch the consumer’s eye, even though the DVD case itself is how the movie is delivered to the consumer.
Consumers will often see and interact with secondary packaging, particularly if it follows the two-in-one shipping and marketing option like the aforementioned DVDs or carbonated drinks. If you plan on using your product packaging similarly, it makes sense to consider how your product packaging design can leave a memorable impression on your customers.
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Tertiary Packaging
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Tertiary packaging is often known as bulk packaging or transit packaging. It’s used to transport larger numbers of goods safely and securely to their destination. Imagine several boxes full of cereal boxes arriving on pallets to distribution centers.

This kind of packaging makes it easy to handle, store and ship goods as single, self-contained units. Oftentimes, tertiary packaging consists of several cardboard boxes huddled together with stretch-wrap to prevent the packaging from being jostled and bumped around in transit.
Consumers generally don’t see tertiary packaging, since it’s often used just to add another layer of protection to the secondary packaging and also to group larger shipments together for storage and easy retrieval of SKUs.
Why Do Packaging Levels Matter?
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Whether items are being shipped in a large group or you’re grouping together similar products for retail display, or individual items for customer consumption or use — custom packaging at every stage is important.
On the tertiary packaging level, consumers may not see it, but that doesn’t mean you should pay any less attention to it. At every level of your packaging, whether consumer-facing or not, there’s strategy involved. Keeping your product (especially if there’s a large number of them) safe during shipping and fulfillment is just as important as catching the consumer’s eye on a retail shelf.
Of course, it’s also understandable that you want to save money while protecting your product. The good news is that working with a knowledgeable, experienced packaging company is what often makes the difference between your goods arriving safe and sound and presenting itself as the customer’s best option, versus arriving broken, dented, crushed, torn or worse.
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Help is Here for Every Level of Your Custom Packaging Journey
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Fortunately, Azoka is here to help. With our extensive knowledge and expertise in all things product packaging and printing, we’re able to help you stay on budget while exploring amazing options that will highlight and position your product as the consumer’s very best option from among all of your competitors.
From secure tertiary packaging that keeps your items secure from the warehouse or distribution center to store shelves, to secondary packaging that highlights your brand while making it easy for consumers to access the product itself, to primary packaging that puts the spotlight squarely on your product, putting it head and shoulders above the rest — you can count on Azoka to provide you with consulting and fulfillment services at every step of the process.
Even if you don’t yet have a vision for your brand and you need input on how to properly communicate it to consumers, our staff of talented graphic artists can help guide you every step of the way. Spanning many different disciplines and backgrounds, we have the skills to take your vision and transform it into a beautiful product design.
Effortlessly communicate your brand and promote your product’s unique style. It’s possible not only with the graphics and packaging design themselves, but also with the materials used in your packaging.
Eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious, rustic and primitive, elegant and modern, sophisticated and luxurious. No matter what type of impression you want to convey, Azoka is able to bring it to life.

You’ve worked hard to create an incredible product. Contact us today for a free, no obligation quote on your product packaging and let our exceptional team of packaging and printing professionals help design packaging that reinforces everything you want users to know about your product and its superb performance and style.
 
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quorneng

Master member
Interesting but If you can 'prop hang' there is no forward movement at all.
You may have to decide if it is acceptable and if not how to prevent it.
Slow flying but the prop axis must be horizontal (ish)?
 

CappyAmeric

Elite member
Ever fly like that? It's way harder than it appears including odd responses from surface movement to wind buffeted path diversions
Absolutely true. The beach or somewhere perfectly flat with steady wind is the only way to do this well. The problem is how the wind is being redirected by ground objects creating micro eddies.

As most pilots learn as students, once airborne, the craft becomes part of the moving airmass and hence there is no “headwind/tailwind/crosswind” except in relationship to the ground. In R/C, we are always so low that everything is in relationship to the ground.
 

PsyBorg

Wake up! Time to fly!
Ever fly like that? It's way harder than it appears including odd responses from surface movement to wind buffeted path diversions

I intentionally fly like that in the Reflex Flight sim. That sim allows the user to set Beaufort levels or like wind direction as well as degree of change in wind direction, wind speed even drafts in ether direction. Or just set a level and have it act random. I practice with bi planes taking off, landing, rolling, knife edges while trying to stay in one place over the runway. Works great for learning throttle control and not to be ham fisted on ailerons and elevator specially when you use those conditions to try and fly as close to the ground as possible.
 

LitterBug

Troll Spammer
Ever fly like that? It's way harder than it appears including odd responses from surface movement to wind buffeted path diversions
YES actually! I do it with my FT trainer all the time. We have plenty o wind at our field buffeted by tree lines and grain silos.

Here's a video with my UMX Turbo Timber in 10-12 MPH winds. The AS3X helps quite a bit on it.
 
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L Edge

Master member
Actually, as long as you have a steady wind, you can fly it in one spot.

2 examples --go to time of 1:25 and if I had a steady wind for a longer length, it would stay stationary.



I have a UMX turbo timber that with a steady wind and in AS3X and the flaps either 1/2 or full down, you can take off almost vertical (you apply throttle and pick up tail until horizontal and hold it there, pop throttle and a lot of down elevator, go almost straight up (use rudder and stay put) and land it by controlling it down.

How about this?

 

Piotrsko

Master member
YES actually! I do it with my FT trainer all the time. We have plenty o wind at our field buffeted by tree lines and grain silos.

Here's a video with my UMX Turbo Timber in 10-12 MPH winds. The AS3X helps quite a bit on it.
Since the trees in the background don't visibly move except some branches every once in a while, I've got to call that a calm day for where I live. Looks pretty smooth, too.
 
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LitterBug

Troll Spammer
Since the trees in the background don't visibly move except some branches every once in a while, I've got to call that a calm day for where I live. Looks pretty smooth, too.
I will say, that was an almost perfect day for plane surfing. Fairly steady 10-12 MPH wind with little gusting and through an open end of the field with little disturbance or cross buffeting.

Here is the Tiny trainer on a very much gusty day where surfing was nearly impossible despite the high winds because of the swirling, gusting, and cross buffeting.
 
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Piotrsko

Master member
Much better. Looks like you are working hard just to keep it airborne and the mic noise says it was about 20+. so to fly backwards any distance you might need 25 on your TT and I bet that's a handful
 

LitterBug

Troll Spammer
Much better. Looks like you are working hard just to keep it airborne and the mic noise says it was about 20+. so to fly backwards any distance you might need 25 on your TT and I bet that's a handful
Yeah, it was 20+ with gusts on top of that. The gusting and swirling made it nearly impossible to fly that day. I can't even remember what we were doing at the field that day, but I never hesitate to take the FT TT out no matter how bad it gets. LOL I've always flown it as a 3 channel, but have been working on the Aileron wing for some more "Getting Stupid with the Tiny Trainer - The Challenge." Thinking about some 4S, 6S, and EDF fun. LOL

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SSgt Duramax

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Yeah, it was 20+ with gusts on top of that. The gusting and swirling made it nearly impossible to fly that day. I can't even remember what we were doing at the field that day, but I never hesitate to take the FT TT out no matter how bad it gets. LOL I've always flown it as a 3 channel, but have been working on the Aileron wing for some more "Getting Stupid with the Tiny Trainer - The Challenge." Thinking about some 4S, 6S, and EDF fun. LOL

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Our tiny trainer met its demise yesterday in such conditions (with a 7 year old at the helm). The back of the fuse snapped and it went in the trash. Had I known about the challenge, I would have had half a mind to tape it up and make a delta wing for it.