There are a number of professionals that work in the retail packaging materials and supplies industry. These plastic moving containers, cardboard boxes, paper padded bags, and shipping labels are needed daily by individuals and businesses worldwide. Needless to say, this is a very busy field to get involved with, and it can be a great deal of fun for the right people. In this line of work, you can expect to handle and assortment of retail envelopes, corrugated or bendable paper products, custom printed labels, gift wrap, and foam peanuts, which are used for padding in boxes.
There is typically some on-the-job training involved with this line of work. This is usually training that does not take long. However, it does better acquaint you with plastic bubble wrap materials, heavy-duty moving boxes, shipping containers of all sizes, shrink wrap, and paper bags that can be sealed and printed on. Some other supplies you will work with are various types of tape for sealing packages, labels with adhesive backing on them, and flexible corrugated paper products, which are used for padding. While one customer may need some retail packaging materials for sending a birthday gift, another consumer may need plastic containers and thick cardboard boxes for moving items from one house to another. Fortunately there are packaging materials and supplies to suit all needs.
In this line of work, you will deal with a large number of consumers on a regular basis. Many of them will have specific questions and requests.