How to Open Rigid Plastic Clamshell Packages Safely ?

- Mar 27, 2019-

Those oversized, rigid plastic clamshell packages may help to secure items for shipping and cut down on shoplifting, but they can be a nightmare for consumers, here are some important tips can help you open it safely.


1.Check the back of the package for an opening before you proceed.

It's still pretty rare, but some manufacturers - in response to consumer complaints - are including slits, perforations, and other starting points for opening their clamshell packages on the back. Also look around the sides to see if there are any pop-together tabs that could simply pull apart.


2.Cut carefully all the way around the edge with the best scissors or box cutters that you can get your hands on, until the package easily opens.

Do NOT cut across the middle of the package; you could cut through the instructions or a part of the product, and it's the most cumbersome way to go. Start on the right side of the package, cutting up and around the perimeter, if you are right-handed. If you are left handed, start on the left.