Unboxing videos have long been established on social networks. In self-made videos on YouTube, Instagram or TikTok, influencers film themselves unboxing products, describing the individual steps in detail. This type of video is particularly popular for electronic products, toys and cosmetics. Viewers experience the unboxing without having to buy the product themselves.
What is the unboxing experience?
Unboxing refers to the - sometimes staged - removal of product or shipping packaging. Unboxing is celebrated and thus offers a very emotional interaction with the brand. In contrast to conventional packaging, the company involved attaches great importance to the selection of its packaging materials. This often includes high-quality and customized packaging and brand boxes, attractive inserts, free samples and specimens.
Building an unpacking experience
The foundation of an unboxing experience is proper branding of your packaging materials. Your brand should always be the focus of your packaging as well. This creates a high-quality impression on your customer. A recurring corporate identity links the positive emotions with your brand.
It's almost impossible to offer your customer an unboxing experience without associating it with branding of your brand. Your brand is always the center of attention, even with the packaging!
According to a study by Dotcom Distribution, 40% of online shoppers would share a picture of their purchase on social media if it came to them in branded packaging. This identity with your branding creates a desirable impression of exclusivity for the consumer.
Why is the unboxing experience important?
Retailers are making a mistake if they declare unboxing to be a short-term online trend. With the ever-increasing importance of e-commerce, consumer expectations have also increased with regard to brick-and-mortar retail.
When you provide your customer with an unboxing experience, it's not just so your customer will share pictures and videos of it: Rather, it's a sophisticated post-purchase marketing strategy. The delivery of your product is the last interaction (for now) your brand has with your customer before they start using your product. It's all about creating the best possible (final) impression. This strategy can therefore also be applied analogously to stationary retail.
The first impression is crucial
In e-commerce, you have far fewer touchpoints between your brand and your customer than in physical retail. As a result, online purchases tend to feel anonymous and impersonal. This makes it all the more important for you as a retailer to make the most of the touchpoints you do have.
Tell the story of your brand!
Especially in highly competitive markets, you should emphasize the uniqueness of your brand, because at the time of delivery you have the full attention of your customer. In the best case, he or she has already waited anxiously for the delivery and is now looking forward to unpacking it. Through clever branding of the packaging, you now create the basis for a deeper cognitive memory of the brand.
1. packaging with brand logo
2. special filler material
3. product presentation
4. free samples
5. individual approach
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