Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Contract Packaging Services or In-House Packaging: Which is Right for Your Business?

Packaging is an important way to provide protection for your products. It’s also an extension of your unique brand, helping to promote and market your products to your target audience. At the same time, packaging is a time-consuming and labor-intensive process. There comes the point when business leaders need to decide whether to continue packaging their products in-house or hire a local contract packaging services provider.

Contract packaging involves working with a third-party logistics provider that specializes in streamlining the packaging process. The idea is that outsourcing packaging services frees up time for your internal team to focus on other core business processes. 

Are contract packaging services right for your business? Let’s look at the advantages:


Contract packaging services can help your business save big on labor costs. Rather than hiring a team of packaging specialists, you can outsource to an experienced provider and gain access to an entire pool of skilled workers. Instead of investing in your own packaging equipment, which also takes up additional space in your facility, your products will be packaged by the third-party provider using their own resources. Reducing operational and fixed costs can help your business stay ” lean” and remain competitive in the ever-changing business environment.

Quality Control

Because packaging is a critical way to protect your products during the fulfillment and transportation stages of the supply chain cycle, quality control is critical. From the way your products are handled to the types of packing materials used, you want to ensure your products are packaged professionally to reduce the risk of damage and product loss. Working with a reputable contract packaging service provider is a smart move if you want to maintain a high level of quality control and uphold the reputation of your brand.


In the ever-changing business world, flexibility is a competitive edge. You may find you need to scale up your packaging processes as your business grows or scale down if things slow down in the ” off-season.” Working with a contracted provider like Ohio Valley Goodwill gives you the flexibility to shift gears as needed without worrying about hiring (or downsizing) internal workers as your business ebbs and flows.

Why Choose Contract Packaging Services from Goodwill?

When you think ” Goodwill,” there’s a good chance you think of donating items or shopping in one of our retail stores. The truth is, that’s only part of what we do at Ohio Valley Goodwill!

Our Industrial Services Division provides quality contract labor services to businesses in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Our packaging services are completed by hand, giving your business a high level of customization and flexibility. With short lead times and a commitment to quality, you can count on our Industrial Services Division to streamline your packaging processes so you can focus on other aspects of running your business.

When you partner with Ohio Valley Goodwill, you’re also supporting meaningful community employment for individuals with disabilities. Working on our Industrial Services Team provides these individuals with much more than a paycheck; it also provides validation, community inclusion, and the self-esteem that comes from fulfilling work.

Share in our mission and be a job-creator for deserving individuals! Contact our Industrial Services Division today to learn more about our Cincinnati contract packaging services and how we can benefit your business.