Custom Packaging Supplies Business

The custom packaging business will become an online suppliers of custom printed packaging products such as boxes and retail packaging.


  • Description


 Market Research

The Packaging Services industry has performed well over the past five years with manufacturers looking to outsource non-core activities such as packaging, to reduce costs and remain competitive in the face of rising import penetration. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 1.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $4.1 billion

While packaging supplies is in itself on the rise, the custom packaging market is booming with the need for more personalised products in various industries. Whether its boxes, paper cups or retail packaging, the need for pre-designed, printed packaging is a solid performer to a packaging business owner.

The growing range of food products manufactured in Australia alone has offered an opportunity for contract packagers to grow, particularly as food manufacturers seek to cut costs by outsourcing non-core operations such as packaging

There were approx 800 people in Australia searching for custom boxes alone per month with approx 2400 people searching for packaging supplies. Worldwide there were almost 27,000 searches for packaging supplies monthly on Google.

Please Note: The data shown above is derived solely from the Google search engine and does not consider search data and volume from other search engines.

The Potential

The custom packaging business will become an online suppliers of custom printed packaging products such as boxes and retail packaging.

The business owner will be able to supply both consumers and businesses in Australia and various other countries with supplies both pre-branded and with custom branding and packaging.

This particular business will be run on a consignment basis from the printers so the owner will not need to physically print the packaging and can even choose to have the products delivered directly to the customer.


Using the search data above, we take the sale price of a typical custom printed 20cm x 30cm x 30cm box to be $6. Purchasing this directly from our Manufacturer will cost approx $0.80c , giving this product a markup of approx 650%. Profit will be $5.20 / box however a typical custom print order requires a minimum order quantity of at least 50 boxes making each potential sale to be worth approx $260.

Hence at 0.3% of the 800 monthly searches for custom boxes, your revenue will be $260 x 24 (Sales) = $6240 / month for boxes alone. ** Minus Advertising Costs.

** Please keep in mind that any potential earnings or income mentioned is general in nature and dependent on a variety of factors. It is to be used strictly as a guide only.

*** Profit potential also doesn’t include other forms of advertising that can be employed by the owner such as B2B email mailouts, Facebook & Instagram Marketing, Online support groups and more.


Suppliers for this business have been sourced and verified for this business from multiple countries and have been trading for over 5 years. Minimum stock order requirements are very low and certain products have no minimum requirements.

Our import team will always negotiate and liaise with suppliers to enquire that not only are products are of the highest quality, but pricing is always excellent including shipping costs.Furthermore by designing your own custom packaging and stationery, brand awareness will drive higher levels of traffics and sales.

If carrying your own stock or branding is not something that is essential, then this business can be operated solely on a drop ship basis which doesn’t require the operator to hold any stock. This alternative model for this business allows for products to be directly shipped to customers without carrying any stock.

Our system provides  automatic stock level updates, in-built supplier verification system and one-click ordering from various supplies from a marketplace consisting of over 10,000 suppliers.


  • Domain Name Research & Suggestions
  • Transfer & Ownership of domain name.
  • Professionally Designed Logo
  • Australian Developed Ecommerce Ready Website.
  • Custom Designed Website Graphics
  • Page Content Writing
  • Product Import Management
  • Reliable Supplier Contacts
  • Supplier Liaison and Price Negotiation
  • Product Catalog Setup & Import
  • Product Category Set up
  • Import of 200 – 350 Products
  • Transfer of Hosted Database
  • Set up of New Hosting and Transfer
  • Built-in Advanced Drop-Ship System
  • Automatic Supplier Score Feature
  • Custom Stationary Design
  • Ownership of all master graphics, banners and logos.
  • Instagram Business Account
  • Facebook Business Page
  • Custom Facebook Marketing Campaign
  • Google AdWords Campaign
  • Ebay Shop Integration
  • Accounting Software Integration
  • Site Speed Optimization
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Multi Currency Converter
  • Custom Designed Facebook Adverts & Banner
  • Stripe / Afterpay Payment Setup
  • Paypal Payment Setup
  • 50+ Hours of Marketing Training Videos
  • Personal 1 on 1 Training Sessions
  • 12 Months of Support by Email, Skype and Phone
  • Lifetime Business Technical Support

More Information

For more information and to answer any more questions you may have regarding this business opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us .