chia said

[poll] packaging size perference

Hello guys,

We are setting up a online shop for premium loose teas from Taiwan. Currently, we are discussing the following 2 options: 50g and 100g. Just a quick poll here, which packaging size do you guys prefer?

1. 50g package : Cheaper in price. More expensive in terms of $/g. small size is more attractive for the first-time buyers(?)

2. 100g package: more expensive than 50g. However, slightly cheaper in terms of $/g.

Thank you all for those valuable feedbacks. :D

We will go for the multiple size options and provide both 25g (sample size aiming for first time customers) and 50g (normal size for repeat customers) to our customers.

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Kaylee said

Why not offer multiple sizes? Personally, I would almost never buy 100g of even my favorite tea. I just wouldn’t get through it fast enough.

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I think different people have different needs. Why not offer a variety of size options as Kaylee suggested ? Most tea shops/retailers do. New customers & those that like variety prefer the smaller size while those that just keep a few favorites will prefer a larger size.

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boychik said

Samples. If I don’t really like it why would I invest even in 50g? Set of samples would be great in my opinion.

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Dexter said

I don’t want to buy 50g of a tea I’ve never tried and I NEVER want to buy 100g. I would prefer 25g “samples” and 50g “restock” – but that’s just me.

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Uniquity said

I restock at 100 grams because I twnd to drink my favourited all the time. The obstacle with ne is that I rarely try new companies and hate paying a lot for shipping or samples. Having a sample option is almostva requirement fpr most Steepsterites but having good shipping is crucial as well, especially to Canada. Most of the companies I order from regularly offer free shipping at a certain value, samples as well as discounts for larger amounts (like 100 grams) and also offered free samples at one point which I tried and fell in love with.

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I like trying sizes. Either .5 or 1 ounces are best (12 or 25 grams, I think).

I’m with Lariel. I like small sizes … enough for one or two pots of tea maximum … I’m a taster. If I find something I really like … I might buy more, but I do prefer it when a company offers try it sizes.

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Nettie said

Unless it’s really inexpensive, I want to try a sample size or a small amount first. Multiple size options would be ideal for me.

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MissB said

I buy a lot of tea, and only in small amounts now. $1-2 samples for a cup or two of tea is perfect, and I will gladly pay more weight-wise to try something out first. I’ll even gladly pay for shipping (if it’s reasonable) as long as I can purchase in smaller amounts. If I HAVE to I’ll buy 50g worth, but only if I’ve heard rave reviews or it’s something very unique that I know I can easily share with other Steepsterites.

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Dr Jim said

I tend to buy 100 gram packages, but that means relatively few orders, and makes me risk-averse, so I seldom try new companies. As a startup, you will probably do better with small packages and samples.

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MelissaTea said

I’m with the others on the need for sample sizes. Then go up to 50 and 100 gram.

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