3 simple ways to make your photography packaging extra personal. 1

3 simple ways to make your photography packaging extra personal.

September "pro banana" tip - personal packaging for photographers.


If you've been following us, you've probably seen the message we're trying to get across - the box is just a start. We're a packaging company, but what we sell is not just a couple of pieces of wood glued together. What we do is give you a tool, a small platform, which you can ( and should ) use to make the way you deliver your images work your advantage. In short, you have to impress your clients. It does not matter what's your goal - more recommendations from clients, more print sales or maybe just seeing your clients being excited and happy.

What's the best way to achieve it? Make your clients feel like you've taken an extra care. There're plenty of ways to do it, and some of them are easily accessible from our website.

Engrave the names or dates on the box. 

It's easy, and free. At the time of writing this we don't charge extra for personalising each box. What if you want to order in bulk, but you don't know all the names in advance? Not a problem, we can engrave boxes for confirmed bookings with the names, and the rest with your logo.

Also, did you know you can outsource packaging with our All Inclusive Service? We'll do all the hard work and make sure all your clients will have a beautiful box with your photos and their names delivered directly to them. All we need is 5 min of your time.

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Thank you cards. 

If you haven't seen them before, they're great! Our wooden thank you cards come in different shapes and sizes and you have a choice of going for our design or create your own. It's a beautiful, and unique way of telling your clients how grateful you are. Cute, inexpensive and effective.

Accordion albums. 

In a digital world handmade product never comes unnoticed. Add another layer to your packaging by including a small album in the box, with a couple of your favourite prints. It works amazing with Instax prints too, just check the image below. personal packaging for photographers

Have another tip, or maybe you're very proud of your packaging. Let us know and we'll be over the moon to show it here.


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August Photography Packaging Inspiration

A new series - photography packaging inspiration.

Starting this month and every couple of weeks, we're going to share some of the amazing images of our products taken by our clients and friends. It's a source of inspiration for you, and seeing those beautiful photographs makes us extremely proud. We've been lucky to work with some of the most amazing and creative people in the industry, and this new series is dedicated to them. They not only take amazing photographs, but they also make and extra special effort in the way they deliver their work. It's the way it should be done.

Would you like to be featured here? Make sure you use our hashtag #Wooden Banana every time you post something on Instagram.

photography packaging inspiration

Alessandra Chandra // www.albertoalessandra.com
Classic Rectangular Box in natural // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Hailey Birch // www.onespoontwospoon.com
Hinged Square Box with Wooden Block USB in walnut // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Emma Wilkinson // www.emmawilkinsonphotography.co.uk
Classic Square Box with Glass Bottle USB in natural // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Diletta Orlandi // www.dilettaorlandiphotography.com/
Classic Box for Prints in dark oak // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Ewelina Zieba // www.ewelinazieba.com/
Wooden Memory Stick in pink // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Mike Meller // www.mikemeller.co.uk
Classic Square Box with Wooden Block USB in walnut // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Leonardo Villiger // www.leonardovilliger.com/
Classic Rectangular Box for 7x5 prints with Wooden Block USB in natural // Buy It Here


photography packaging inspiration

Nikki Paxton // www.nikkipaxton.com
Classic Rectangular Box in red ( Funky Banana Range ) // Buy It Here



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New Crystal USB

Isn't it a proud moment to see your family grow? This is how we feel about adding this little beauty to our memory stick range. It comes in two sizes - 8 and 16GB, can be engraved on both the and glass, and will add a sense of elegance to your branding. You can have it with most of our boxes, if the option is not there yet, just email us and we'll prepare a custom order for you.

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Let's talk about money - ( part one, our money ) 2

Let's talk about money - ( part one, our money )

This is a copy Wooden Banana newsletter that Mark, our founder, sends to all Wooden Banana family members. Want to to join the Family. Sing up at the bottom of this page. 

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If you’re reading this, there’s a great possibility that you’re a photographer ( or a videographer ). That means you work 20, 30 or maybe 40 days every year and make lots of money, right? Of course, not. Taking photos is only a small part of your job, and most of the time being a photographer means you don’t even touch your cameras.

It’s the same with packaging. I possess a set of DIY skills that pretty much limit me from being a “battery remote changer”, but let’s assume yours are better. You could go to the nearest DIY store, buy some timber, adhesive and make a box for a few bucks. You could also go to eBay or Alibaba and the price would probably be the same. So how come our boxes cost an average of £15-20 if you buy a bundle? It’s a two -way answer.

One: Here comes the bold statement. Our boxes are better! Yes, they are better. We don’t just put a few pieces of cheap pine wood together. We use high-quality alder wood to start with, then we dry it, cut it, glue it, polish it, brush it, stain it and store it for at least few weeks before the box is personalised. In short, we go bananas on quality and each box goes through at least six different highly skilled pairs of hands before it’s posted.

Two: Manufacturing is only a small part of what we do. If making boxes is what keeps us busy, being part of our community is what keeps us motivated. We comment on your images on Instagram to let you know we love your work and share it on our feed. We give away vouchers, cameras and our products in different contests. We have an in-house photographer who keeps taking photos of our products to keep you inspired. We go to events to meet you. We throw a party after every Way Up North that’s slowly becoming legendary (if you have never been to any of our parties, you’ve got to ask someone). We write newsletters like this one (even if it obvious we’re better at making boxes than writing newsletters ) and do different things to make everyone involved excited, including you.

 

Why am I telling you this? I’m telling you because open communication should be at the core of every relationship, and the purpose of this newsletter (and soon our blog and podcast) is to have a conversation.