Secondary Packaging vs. Primary Packaging

Secondary Packaging vs. Primary Packaging


*Definition courtesy of Deufol.

“Secondary packaging designates the packaging used to group various pre-packaged products together (the first layer of packaging, in direct contact with the product, is called primary packaging).

As secondary packaging is not in direct contact with the actual product, its use and application usually differ distinctly from those of primary packaging, although the purpose of both types may at times converge.

Secondary packaging can be said to have two central functions:

  1. Branding & Display

    Secondary packaging plays a vital role in the marketing strategy surrounding the product. This is especially relevant in the case of display packaging.

  2. Logistics

    Secondary packaging serves to group several products together for ease of handling, transport and storage.”


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