Assuming that you are a cannabis grower, retailer or processor from the United States or Canada and you want to get your cannabis products branded. The first step you think of is to source the custom packaging with your logo on it. Congratulations, you are on the right way to a successful cannabis brand.
Then you focus on finding a good packaging supplier. Yes, you google keywords like “cannabis packaging supplies China”. Probably, you will be shocked by the search result as I do. Well, here is your Google searching result.
You may wonder if something went wrong with Google. Definitely no. Google is still the world’s most powerful search engine.
Why do so many Alibaba shops appear in your searching results? It’s because Alibaba.com is of high page rank (PR) value, a vital search engine ranking factor.
I am not arguing that it’s not good to find suppliers on Alibaba. I am offering a different perspective: Is Alibaba the one and only channel to source marijuana packaging products from China? In other words, why not try those websites rather than the Alibaba shops?
“But how can I tell if these suppliers are trustworthy?” You may ask. Let me answer this good question.
China is known as the “factory of the world”. Their advantages lie in its relatively cheap human labor, energy, and raw material. In contrast to the entrepreneurs in developed economies who are good at marketing and branding, their Chinese counterparts are much better at production and manufacturing.
In this new cannabis packaging section, it is rare for Chinese manufacturers to establish their websites to bring their products to potential buyers globally. Most of them prefer B2B platforms and Expo, two traditional methods.
It is safe to say that these suppliers with brand awareness embrace the spirit of the Internet and contract more. They will be the perfect type of suppliers if they prove to be experienced in the cannabis-specific packaging industry.
So how to verify if the supplier you are talking to is a good one? Here is a step-by-step guide to deal with cannabis packaging providers from China online.
With no doubts, more and more Chinese manufacturers will become brand conscious. Don’t be shocked if you see more suppliers websites than Alibaba shops on the first page of Google, years later when you type “top cannabis packaging suppliers in China”.