What to Look for When Buying Bottles

What to Look for When Buying Bottles


You’re ready to buy your first supply of juice bottles before launching your new product line but what should you be looking for in a bottle? Selecting the right juice bottle shape and size can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of choices to consider and not all bottles are right for the job.

When selecting juice bottles, there are a few areas you need to concentrate on. This is especially important for juice bottles and other beverage or food containers. You want to ensure your bottling supplies are durable and safe for your products and the consumers buying them.

Here are some important tips for selecting and handling your first inventory of juice bottles:

BPA Free/Food Safe

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is an industrial chemical used to make plastic products and resins. This chemical has been used since the 1960s but more recent research has shown the chemical can leach into food and liquids contained in affected plastics. Exposure to BPA can pose possible health risks, especially for unborn children and infants so juice manufacturers are opting to stay away from BPA bottles to ensure the beverage’s safety.

Clean Thoroughly

After purchasing your juice containers from BottleStore.com, they will need to be properly cleaned before filling. While we work hard to maintain a clean storage facility, the normal warehousing and shipping procedures can never be totally sterile. Bottles will need to be cleaned according to the recommended guidelines at the state or federal level.

Packout Matters

If you are planning to use PET plastic bottles as your juice container of choice, know they can only be supplied in full cartons. After PET plastics are removed from the mold, they are immediately packed into polybags to prevent the attraction of dust and other debris. For this reason, only full cartons are sold to keep the original packout intact and the PET bottles safe.

Personal Inspection

After receiving your supply of bottles, conduct your own personal inspection of each bottle. Look for areas of broken or cracked glass, mold marks, or any other physical issue. Some damage can occur during the shipping process. If you wait until after filling bottles with juice to inspect for signs of damage, you’ll end up losing product. Our BottleStore.com team always performs a spot check on products for such quality issues before they are shipped to you. However, if any products arrive in damaged condition, such as chipping, watermarks, or signs of mold, BottleStore.com will replace the product at no charge.

Our BottleStore.com team is always ready to help you through the selection process. Ideally, you want to explore your juice bottle options carefully to select exactly what you want the first time around. This will ensure your production timelines are not affected negatively. Based on the juices you plan to bottle and sell, our team can recommend high quality, food-safe glass or plastic juice bottles to meet your needs and help you develop a unique image for your brand.


Jonathan @ BottleStore
Jonathan @ BottleStore
Jonathan is the Online Marketing Manger of BottleStore and it's parent - The O.Berk Company. In addition to making BottleStore work and run smoothly, Jonathan also enjoy passing on packaging knowledge to help solve customer pain points. He is the chief architect of Packaging Crash Course - a packaging resource hub for rigid glass and plastic packaging site.


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