Inexpensive Wholesale Cupcake Packaging Help!

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robbynjaye Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 2:38pm
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Does anyone sell cupcakes wholesale and how do you package and transport them at a cheaper cost than your regular pretty boxes for a dozen?

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jason_kraft Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 3:07pm
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When we were looking at selling wholesale we planned on using plastic clamshell containers that hold 6 cupcakes, the retailer could either sell the 6 packs as-is or part them out for individual sales (at a higher price of course).

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robbynjaye Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 3:38pm
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I do have those and they are cheap. But what if someone wants 8, 10 or more dozen? Do actually use all those 6 packs? I was wondering if the 24 packs would be a savings.

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FromScratchSF Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:01pm
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Those big fancy expensive cupcake boxes are a massive waist of paper and money. You can fit 12 cupcakes or 24 minis into a 10x4 pie box. They fit snug or have a few centimeters of room in there so they can't fall over like they always do with those stupid inserts. They are a fraction of the cost.

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jason_kraft Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:11pm
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Originally Posted by robbynjaye

I do have those and they are cheap. But what if someone wants 8, 10 or more dozen? Do actually use all those 6 packs? I was wondering if the 24 packs would be a savings.



It's simpler from the wholesale supplier's perspective to limit the number of SKUs (and cheaper, since inventory costs are lower), so it's in your best interest to make sure your SKUs are as versatile as possible. If you provide your products in 6 packs only, you can give the retailer the option to part them out and sell them individually, or customers can purchase the cupcakes in increments of 6.

If you only provided 24 packs, you would be limiting your market unless the retailer was willing to move the product into their own smaller packaging (most aren't).

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robbynjaye Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 4:11pm
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Those big fancy expensive cupcake boxes are a massive waist of paper and money. You can fit 12 cupcakes or 24 minis into a 10x4 pie box. They fit snug or have a few centimeters of room in there so they can't fall over like they always do with those stupid inserts. They are a fraction of the cost.




A pie box, really? I will check it out, thanks!

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robbynjaye Posted 4 Nov 2011 , 5:45pm
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Originally Posted by robbynjaye

I do have those and they are cheap. But what if someone wants 8, 10 or more dozen? Do actually use all those 6 packs? I was wondering if the 24 packs would be a savings.


It's simpler from the wholesale supplier's perspective to limit the number of SKUs (and cheaper, since inventory costs are lower), so it's in your best interest to make sure your SKUs are as versatile as possible. If you provide your products in 6 packs only, you can give the retailer the option to part them out and sell them individually, or customers can purchase the cupcakes in increments of 6.

If you only provided 24 packs, you would be limiting your market unless the retailer was willing to move the product into their own smaller packaging (most aren't).




This particular transaction is with a restaurant with their own display cases. They will put them individually in there. So however I package them, they will be thrown away immediately. But I can see what you are talking about in a different setting. Good to think about, thanksicon_smile.gif

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pj22 Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 2:53pm
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Those big fancy expensive cupcake boxes are a massive waist of paper and money. You can fit 12 cupcakes or 24 minis into a 10x4 pie box. They fit snug or have a few centimeters of room in there so they can't fall over like they always do with those stupid inserts. They are a fraction of the cost.




Are you talking about something like this? http://www.brpboxshop.com/2376.html

I hate all that extra packaging for cupcakes too.. with the inserts and a 10x14 cake box.

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FromScratchSF Posted 6 Nov 2011 , 3:54pm
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Yup - that's what I get (only with window). They fit in there great. No need for all that other nonsense. I regularly hear from my clients that they love my packaging since their cupcakes never fall over and the lid never hist the tops.

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robbynjaye Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 6:31pm
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Those big fancy expensive cupcake boxes are a massive waist of paper and money. You can fit 12 cupcakes or 24 minis into a 10x4 pie box. They fit snug or have a few centimeters of room in there so they can't fall over like they always do with those stupid inserts. They are a fraction of the cost.



Are you talking about something like this? http://www.brpboxshop.com/2376.html

I hate all that extra packaging for cupcakes too.. with the inserts and a 10x14 cake box.




That is PERFECT! OMG! Thanks so much! I'm so caught up on looking at super cheap plain plastic or cardboard that I didnt think to look there! Thats where I get my regular boxes from! YAAAY!

You guys are awesome!

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FromScratchSF Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 7:20pm
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Aaaaaaand that'll be 10% of every box of cupcakes you sell ;D

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robbynjaye Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 8:26pm
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Aaaaaaand that'll be 10% of every box of cupcakes you sell ;D




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robbynjaye Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 8:26pm
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Aaaaaaand that'll be 10% of every box of cupcakes you sell ;D




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pj22 Posted 7 Nov 2011 , 10:19pm
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Yup - that's what I get (only with window). They fit in there great. No need for all that other nonsense. I regularly hear from my clients that they love my packaging since their cupcakes never fall over and the lid never hist the tops.




Thank you!! I never thought of using a pie box for cupcakes thinking there wouldn't be any room for them to fit comfortably... ordered the inserts and 10x14 boxes in bulk so I'll try these after I get done with inserts!

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Bakersmann Posted 21 Oct 2013 , 9:19pm
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Hi Does anyone know where i can get cheap wholesale transparent plastic 9" cake container ?

thx

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80smuzik Posted 24 Oct 2013 , 7:18pm
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A[URL]http://www.papermart.com/clear-plastic-cupcake-clamshells/id=35497#35497[/URL]

for a plastic option, you can try papermart

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