Tell us a little about your company:
Inklings Paperie is a small design studio based in the greater Detroit area. At Inklings, we create whimsical stationery, party decorations and paper keepsakes. All of our products are designed and printed in the USA using sustainably sourced materials. Our tagline, “Love in the little things” influences every aspect of what we do. Our paper goods are born out of a love for beautiful typography, thoughtful design, and a dash of whimsy. We believe in the power of the handwritten note, and are committed to creating products that inspire kindness and bring joy to life’s many little celebrations!
What makes your product unique?
We’ve approached stationery with a fresh perspective, and are always trying to do something different and unique while maintaining a strong focus on design. We have a wide range of products in our line, but one of the most popular categories is our scratch-off cards: just write a message in the blank area and cover it with the sticker, then scratch to reveal your own handwritten surprise! Nearly all of our products were designed with some type of interactive element to them, and I think this unexpected element is what keeps people guessing at what we’ll come up with next!
How do you package your products and what ClearBags™ products do you use?
Our scratch-off party games are packaged in FB36 Crystal Clear Boxes.
We package our Tooth Fairy Kit and One Minute Memory Book in a kraft paper base (KR31) and slipcover (SC31)
Our foil-printed cocktail napkins are packaged in FB11 Crystal Clear Boxes.
All of our greeting cards are packaged in B54PC Protective Closure Bags. We appreciate the closure at the top to keep all of the various components of our cards together.
Where do you sell your product?
We sell our products on our own website (inklingspaperie.com), as well as with over 200 retailers in the U.S. and internationally. Some of the larger retailers we’ve partnered with include Target, Bloomingdale’s, Paper Source, and BHLDN (Anthropologie).
How long have you been working with ClearBags™ and how does ClearBags™ help you succeed?
From day one, we have used Clearbags for nearly all of our packaging needs. We’re relentless about pouring love into every detail of our products, from the quality of the materials we use to the packaging we choose.
Having a professional presentation is incredibly important to us in order to showcase our products in the best possible light. We’ve enjoyed the range of sizes and the options available in one place, and shipments always come quickly which allows us to ensure that we never run out of a box size. With Clearbags, there is a package or box for nearly any product we can dream of, which frees us up to create new products to add to our line!
What one piece of packaging advice would you give to other business owners?
You don’t need to invest thousands of dollars in custom packaging to have a professional presentation. There are a number of ways you can customize stock packaging to make it authentic to your brand through creative labels, fillers, inserts and more!
How can people connect with you?