Today was a big day, our first product photo shoot. It’s also a test for our packaging, as if it won’t look good on photos, we’ll struggle to sell any of it regardless how good the product inside is. We went to the Line Above Studio with a bunch of spices, two bottles of wine and a few packs of Ten Senses and got to work.
As our mulling bags are handcrafted, we have decided to use pallets as a background, and I gotta say the end results become quite pleasant.
We have spent about 4 hours total in the studio, resulting in roughly 30 images we could use in our future promos. But after pushing and pulling around the packages for a while through different setups, we found the first flaw: the paper bags wasn’t enough durable, they became crumbled after very little amount of not-too-careful handling and both types of packaging, including the mulling bags, became soaking wet after we mistakenly spilled some wine on them.
As a premium brand, we cannot let this happen to any of our future customers, so we got to find a different type of packaging. Our boxes have to survive a trip in case it’s being bought as a gift; no one would be happy giving out a crumbled gift package for their loved ones. We’ll also have to introduce an inner plastic vacuum seal for the mulling bags to protect them from spilled liquids and humidity. Lesson learned, now back to planning.