Quality Matters

Direct Source Packaging is a custom manufacturer. In custom manufacturing, quality always matters.

Whether it was the hoverboard advertised on the back of our comic books that didn’t hover, or the hard-won prize from the state fair that broke the next morning, the principle of caveat emptor was imparted to us from an early age. Caveat emptor, or “let the buyer beware,” taught us that some things were too good to be true.

At some point, everyone has been disappointed by a product they purchased. Even if you have never encountered poor quality, the principle of caveat emptor has been chronicled by some of the greatest thinkers and leaders in history.

Everyone prefers a well-made product that dutifully serves the purpose for which it was designed. Nobody wants a cheap facsimile that falls apart. Quality products please while inferior products frustrate. Even the simplest item, if made well, inspires feelings of appreciation, trust, and integrity.

At Direct Source Packaging, we aim to inspire. The paper shopping bag, the most enduring tool in retail, is a meaningful representation of your brand. It reminds your client of the luxury of their shopping experience, the integrity of your brand, and the quality of the items they have taken home with them. Your shopping bag is the one thing, beside the products you sell, that remains with your client when they leave. Something that represents so much quality should be made with the same principle in mind.

Ensuring Quality

The greatest disservice to product quality is to mistake “cost-effective” with “cheap” or “lowest cost” for “value.” As buyers, we should never overpay when more economical quality solutions are available. However, to pursue only the lowest cost option, inevitably results in disappointment. There will always be companies that offer pricing that is too good to be true. But, as we learned in childhood, they are offering us the proverbial comic book hoverboard. Direct Source Packaging offers pricing with integrity and products with quality.

Our team at Direct Source Packaging has an average experience level of over fifteen years in sheet-fed retail packaging. Principles grounded in experience and applied with vigilance are the keys to our success. In the words of Aristotle, quality is our habit. It is our commitment to excellence in quality that allows Direct Source Packaging to deliver the best shopping bag value in the industry.

“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.”

– Ben Franklin

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

– Steve Jobs

“Give them Quality. That is the best kind of advertising.”

– Milton Hershey

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

– Henry Ford

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

– Phillip Stanhope

“Quality is not an act. It is a habit.”

– Aristotle

The DSP Quality Tenets

Quality does not mean expensive. Quality means producing a product that meets or exceeds our customer’s expectations.

Understanding and maintaining manufacturing excellence requires the use of proper raw materials and production processes.

Experience is cumulative. New Product Development work can never stop, as the needs of our customers are always evolving.

Success in achieving and preserving excellence is only possible through the continuous effort of a dedicated professional team.