China Packaging: Jars

Jar Packaging

Whether you sell storage products, food products, or cosmetics, jar packaging is crucial to your business success. There is also all kinds of jar packaging, and Kanary can help you find the perfect kind of jar packaging for your business. 

We specialize in connecting clients with trustworthy suppliers that match their needs, whether it's short lead times, certain materials, or even prototyping services. Whatever you need, Kanary can help you find it!

Custom Jar Packaging
Get any kind of jar packaging in your preferred material, size, and general design. Kanary connects you with suppliers to develop the exact kind of packaging you need.
Smell-Proof Jars for Cannabis
Wholesale smell-proof jars for cannabis, ideal for retail packaging. Available in multiple sizes and designs and compatible with branding support (including labeling and graphic designs).
Calypso Jars
Calypso jars available wholesale, ideal for appealing to eco-friendly consumers. Available in multiple sizes, designs, and colors.
Jars for Skincare
Jars for skincare in any material (like glass or aluminum) and in any size. Jars available in wholesale or bulk and can be customized as needed.
Matte Jars
Wholesale matte jars available, ideal for candle businesses. Available in any size or design, with branding support (like graphic design) available.
Black Cream Jars
Black cream jars available wholesale in multiple designs and materials. Customization and branding services available to support high-end aesthetic.
Flint Glass Jars
Flint glass jars available wholesale, ideal for shipping and retail display. Available in any size and are compatible with branding or customization services.
Child-Resistant Jars
Child-resistant jars for hazardous products, including cosmetics and cannabis. Available in any size, with unique child-resistant designs available.
Tempered Glass Jars
Tempered glass jars available in any size or design, ideal for any product needing genuine but sturdy glass. Customizations or novel prototype support available.
Wholesale Acrylic Jars
Wholesale acrylic jars in any size or shape. Shatter-proof design ideal for food products or other delicate products.
Food-Grade Plastic Jars
Certifiable food-grade plastic jars available in any shape or design. Branding services (like graphic design) available, along with any customizations needed.
Wholesale Jars with Cork Lids
Jar available wholesale with cork lids, available in any size or design. Customizations available for both jars and cork lids and additional branding services available as needed.
Food-Grade Glass Jars
Food-grade glass jars available in any size or design. Will be certified food-grade.
Wholesale PET Jars
Wholesale plastic PET jars available in any size or design. Can be sourced food-grade as needed and branding services available.
Jars with Metal Lids
Jars of any materials with metal lids (including glass and aluminum jars). Available in any size and can be sourced as certified recycled as needed.
Amber Jars with Lids
Amber jars available wholesale with choice of lid. Can be sourced in any design, with prototyping and branding support available as needed.
Frosted Jars
Acid frosted jars available in bulk, ideal for any product susceptible to UV light. Available in any size and any design.
Recycled Jars
Jars made from recycled materials, including aluminum, glass, and other sustainable options. Can be sourced in any design or size with graphic design services available as needed.
Rectangle Spice Jars
Traditional rectangle spice jars available wholesale in any size. Multiple topper options available and branding services available as needed.
Jars with Airtight Lids
Jars with airtight lids available in any material, size, or design. Ideal for pickling, canning, or for fragrant products, including cannabis.
Aluminum Jars
Aluminum jars available wholesale in a variety of designs and styles. Can be sourced as food-grade and can be customized for specific product types, like cosmetic products.
Round Spice Jars
Round spice jars available in bulk in a variety of sizes and styles. Multiple top options available, along with needed customizations.
Pickling Jars
Pickling jars available in bulk in a variety of sizes and can be catered to specific food types. Glass can be certifiable food-grade as needed.
Wholesale Spice Jars
Wholesale spice jars in any shape or design, along with multiple jar top options. Branding support available as needed.
Wholesale Glass Jars
Wholesale glass jars of any kind, shape, or design. Can be branded or customized as needed.
Wholesale Mason Jars
Mason jars available in any size and with multiple lid types. Custom jars available (along with patent support).

Jar Packaging Sourcing: Step-by-Step


Confirm Jar Packaging Needs

First, Kanary will confirm your specific jar packaging needs. If you aren't sure what you need or want to hear options, our experts can help determine what kind of packaging would be best. We will also confirm if you need customization or branding services, and whether standard jars or a prototype jar would be the best fit. If you need a prototype jar, Kanary can put you in touch with patent lawyers to make sure to avoid any specific design patents on jars you need.


Factory Search Begins

Once we have made sure we understand your specific needs, Kanary begins a supplier search. Our team starts with a list of 30-50 potential suppliers and narrows down the selection based on lead times, pricing, specific expertise, production capacity, and other related factors. When our team narrows the list down to 3-5 suppliers, we begin a more thorough vetting process.


Supplier Vetting and Final Selection

Kanary's vetting process involves multiple steps, including speaking with factory managers and owners, inspecting factories in-person, and examining quality control protocols in place. Our team schedules and manages the sampling process, and we help evaluate all factors before you make a final selection of a factory you can trust.


Mass Production

After a final selection is made, mass production begins. Kanary supervises the entire process, remaining available to respond to factory issues as needed. As products are complete, our team ensures that they are stored safely and appropriately until your order is complete. Our team also books containers and schedules sea freight shipping on your behalf.


Sea Freight Shipping and Clearing Customs

Kanary monitors your shipment while it's in transit, and we tell you the documents you need to prepare in order to clear customs. If there is a customs delay, our team can help you navigate issues, making sure to keep delays to a minimum, when possible.


Final Delivery

After your order clears customs, Kanary coordinates with domestic freight partners for final delivery. If there are issues with products upon delivery, our team also serves as a liaison between you and the factory, helping to resolve any problems to your satisfaction.

Kanary: Jar Packaging Sourcing Specialists

Whatever your jar packaging needs are, Kanary can help you get the job done. Contact us, and our team will get started on creating a sourcing strategy that is catered specifically for your business and its unique needs.

Words from our clients

I’ve been in this industry for a long time and I was surprised that Kanary was able to help find us machines for a 1/3 of the cost compared with US and European manufacturers. What I really enjoy with Kanary is that they constantly keep me in the loop and get back to me almost instantaneously. What’s also great is that they kept me in the loop with the shipping, customs clearance, delivery, and also arrange travels for engineers from the factory to install our equipment.  The quality has been outstanding and I’m in the process of building out a new facility with them.
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I’ve been in the construction industry for over 30 years. We’ve always bought from US distributors. I reached out to Kanary out of curiosity to see if we could find similar construction materials of high quality. I did not think they were going to make much progress and so I was shocked when they found the exact manufacturer that my distributors have been buying from within 2 weeks. They were able to make contact and have the factory send me samples within a week.  By connecting directly with the factory, we’re looking at savings of over 30%.
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We’ve done quite a few different packaging projects with Kanary in the past (Child-resistant packaging, glass jars, plastic bags, shipper boxes, etc.). We sent AI files to Kanary, who then worked directly with the factory's design team to make prototypes of the packaging. Our in-house designer is very particular about our designs and Kanary was really flexible and worked with us when our designers wanted to make changes in the packaging development process. They were able to manufacture different prototypes at different price points, which gave us options when making our final decision.
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Jar Packaging Resources

Want to learn more about how Kanary connects with China suppliers? Click on the below resources for more in-depth information.
How to Make a Prototype
Inside, the Kanary Team explains how to make a prototype with a manufacturing partner in China.
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Why is Quality Control Important When Manufacturing in China?
You cannot afford to ignore quality control when manufacturing in China. The Kanary Team explains why, as well as how to guarantee standards are met!
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How to Manufacture a Product in China
Manufacturing in China is challenging to navigate unless you have Kanary's help! You'll find the best tips on how to manufacture a product in China in this article!
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Jar Packaging FAQs

Where can I buy wholesale mason jars?

If you want to buy wholesale mason jars, you will have multiple options to choose from, including domestic and international suppliers. Businesses often look to China manufacturing for high volume, wholesale production of packaging items like mason jars, since there are multiple high-quality options, as well as excellent prices. 

Choosing a China factory can be challenging though, and many businesses look to the services of a sourcing specialist, like Kanary, to remove the guesswork and risk in finding and partnering with a China supplier.

How do I find a supplier for specialty jars, like green glass apothecary jars with cork lids?

Finding a supplier for specialty products of any kind can be challenging, including unique jar packaging like glass apothecary jars with cork lids. For a product that has multiple material types, there are a few important factors to consider:

  • Multiple suppliers: For products that have multiple materials, you may need multiple suppliers. For example, for green glass jars with cork lids, you may need to connect with raw material suppliers for the glass, cork, and metal connection, as well as an assembly provider to put all of the pieces together. 
  • Niche factories: If the idea of coordinating with multiple suppliers is overwhelming, you may want to narrow your search to factories that already make this kind of product. That way, you don't need to worry about finding raw material suppliers (since the factory will already have their own connections). 

Knowing the kinds of suppliers you need can help guide your search, but that doesn't mean the search will be easy. There are a few places that you can start your search to reduce the difficulty, including:

  • Alibaba: Alibaba is the world's largest B2B online platform, and businesses will find all kinds of factories. However, businesses need to perform their due diligence in vetting factories, since not all factories are good matches (and some may not be honest about their expertise or their initial pricing). 
  • Trade shows: Trade shows catered to specific industries are a great place to find suppliers, though your overall selection will be quite limited. Businesses have the opportunity to meet factory stakeholders face-to-face, but taking time to ensure a factory is a good fit is still strongly recommended. 
  • Sourcing specialists: Finally, sourcing specialists (or sourcing agents) can be a great resource in connecting factories with businesses. For example, Kanary is a sourcing agent, has helped find factories that are a good match for businesses, facilitates communication and helps with negotiations, and helps to establish and maintain supply chains.

Where can I buy mini glass jars in bulk?

A great place to buy mini glass jars in bulk is by making large volume purchases from a China factory, since the manufacturing industry there is so robust. If you want expert guidance in connecting with the perfect factory for mini glass jars, Kanary would love to connect!

How do I coordinate multiple suppliers manufacturing products and glass jar packaging for those products?

Coordinating between multiple suppliers for multiple companion products can be logistically challenging, even for established businesses. There's a lot of moving parts, potentially including:

  •  A raw material supplier providing glass or partially completed jars to assembly suppliers. 
  • Assembly providers completing packaging and sending that packaging to product suppliers. 
  • Product suppliers receiving the packaging and appropriately packing product units (for example, filling glass jars with lotions or creams).  
  • Storing completed products to fill shipping containers for sea freight. 

In order to coordinate these moving parts, businesses generally consider two options:

  • Dedicated internal resources to hiring full-time staff dedicated to supervising and managing the supply chain.
  • Hiring a third-party (like Kanary) to plan and manage the supply chain, factories, temporary storage, and shipping logistics. 

Hiring a third-party is a great option for businesses who have complicated needs but don't have the resources to invest in a permanent, in-house solution.

What kinds of products are sold in amber jars?

While you can technically sell whatever product you want in amber jars, the kinds of products that are typically sold in amber jars are those that are sensitive to sunlight. Amber jars block most the majority of UV rays, which means any product that is sensitive to sunlight would do well to be sold in amber jars. 

Some specific examples of products typically sold in amber jars include:

  • Oils
  • Cosmetic products (like serums or creams)
  • Food products

How do you source glass jars with cork lids?

Sourcing glass jars with cork lids can potentially be complicated, since there are at least two kinds of materials that need to be sourced and assembled. First, you need to find a supplier of the glass and for the cork. Depending on the kind of lid, you may also need a metal supplier (especially for airtight lids). 

You may decide to find your own raw material suppliers, or you could look for a factory that already makes the kind of product you need (with either sourcing exactly what they're making or working with the factory to make customizations). 

Finding multiple suppliers (or even one single supplier that specializes in the kind of packaging you need), can be challenging, especially if you're looking to buy directly from China. If you don't believe you have the time or resources needed to properly vet factory options, then you may want to consider the help of sourcing experts, like Kanary, to handle the process on your behalf.

How do I incorporate a glass jar supplier into my supply chain with an existing product or fulfillment strategy?

Businesses that are using China factories for both packaging and product needs have a few fulfillment strategies available to them, including some nontraditional supply chain plans that may make entering certain markets easier. One fulfillment method we often recommend to clients in this position is China fulfillment.

What are PET jars?

PET jars are jars made from polyethylene terephthalate, a common type of transparent plastic that is used in a variety of different products. It's clear, recyclable, lightweight, and durable, which makes it a common choice in packaging, including jars.

What materials of jar packaging can Kanary source??

Kanary can source jar packaging of any material. This includes plastic, glass, metal, and wood, as well as any other novel material you have in mind. Kanary can connect you with a factory that makes what you need, or we can connect you with a factory that's capable of creating a prototype.

What kinds of products need glass jar packaging?

All kinds of products need glass jar packaging, with some of the most common products being:

  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • General cosmetic products
  • Food
  • Cannabis products
  • Oils
  • Certain kinds of alcohol

Regardless of the kind of product you're selling, Kanary can help you find a factory to source packaging that's the perfect fit!

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