I live in Santa Clara County, CA. I have been producing sweets from my home for some time. They are very similar to Clif bar's in terms of weight, shape, size, perishibility (is that a word?) except they're about 50% less firm, and nutritionally they are geared for a sweet but health snack. I am looking to up my production for 1,000 to 5,000+ units per month.
My plan is to rent a commissary kitchen but I realized - how the heck will I package 1,000+ units and ship them to distribution centers? I can't rent a truck each time.
How do I choose a type of packaging? I'm guess a firm, square, transparent plastic box. But there's so many options, I am so overwhelmed...
I've found some companies that will package the product and also put it in shipping containers, but they don't do shipping. Some do the whole 9 yards. But I was wondering:
Are there any food packaging services that can come to me? Not all commissary kitchens have on-site food packaging abilities so how can I do this?