Why is bottled milk powder more expensive than bagged milk powder? Is it just because of the packaging?
In terms of packaging cost, the cost of metal packaging is generally more expensive than ordinary plastic. It can be analyzed from the following aspects:
1. Packaging materials: In terms of materials, the price of the material itself and the cost of material transportation should be comprehensively considered. Metal materials are more expensive and heavier than plastics, and they are more expensive than plastics in transportation. Of course, it is not excluded that some composite plastics are more expensive than metals.
2. Packaging process: The metal and plastic packaging of milk powder is packaged by machine. For the time being, the price of the machine is not counted. In terms of the area of the machine, the metal packaging machine is larger than the plastic, because the plastic bag is used before the milk powder is not packaged. It is flat, and the metal can is three-dimensional. The printing process of metal is also different from that of plastic bags, which is more expensive.
3. Warehousing and transportation: Most metal cans are in the shape of drums, and the space utilization rate is lower than that of plastic bags, that is, the same milk powder, metal cans take up more space than bags. Therefore, metal storage and transportation are more expensive.
4. Use: The metal can of milk powder is more convenient to use than the bag, of course, it is not good in the bag for portability. Another point is that metal cans can be reused, and bags are usually disposable. It can also be considered from the perspective of consumer psychology. Consumers will think that metal-packaged milk powder is better, and they are willing to spend this money for the sake of the next generation.
In general, metal packaging is more expensive than plastic packaging at the same level.