Posted on March 19, 2020 by Michael Boik

Navigating DTC Packaging in Times of Crisis

DTC packaging is trending skyward. There is no doubt that our current national and global situation is fluid and ever-changing by the minute. Large businesses and small businesses alike have all felt the impact as the day to day business climate has been disrupted for an unknown amount of time. Many people are now working from home, and countless retail chains, malls, restaurants, bars and other stores are closed for the foreseeable future. Without question this means an increase to the already booming DTC and online business demand, as consumers avoid retail and now rely on essential goods and services being delivered directly to their homes.

While for many DTC businesses this can be good news, the increased demand can put a strain on any area of the supply chain, including packaging materials. When you consider that a large number of these DTC companies depend on China and other overseas manufacturers, this can be increasingly worrisome when the need for packaging rises.

As a reminder, Salazar Packaging does not import any packaging products, and all of our manufacturing is done within the USA at any number of over a dozen manufacturing partners scattered around the country, providing multiple options as needed.

We have written 2 recent blog posts which speak in further depth to this topic.

Eco-Friendly Direct to Consumer DTC Packaging Made in America

How To Avoid Major Disruptions to Packaging Supply Chain


As of today, our lead times on most custom products still stands at 2 weeks. For stock products, we still offer eco-friendly mailer boxes and envelopes, and many other products on our stock online webstore for immediate purchase and shipment. These products are ideal for all of your in-a-pinch needs to keep up with rising demands and avoid long lead times.

Our branded packaging advisors are standing by, ready to answer any and all questions you may have regarding your packaging needs at this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us via the links and phone number below.


Please Contact Us Today

We’re happy to walk you through an initial consultation and find a custom packaging solution that works for you. As always, if you have any questions, one of our branded packaging advisors is standing by to assist, with decades of experience behind them. Want to know more about custom packaging? Please call us today at 630-551-1700 or contact us via email at


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