Factors to Consider While Choosing the Perfect Case to House and Sell Your Electronic Products

You would need to provide the perfect case to house your electronics while selling them. It can affect your sales, brand image, and customer satisfaction. You might be selling consumer electronics or specialized equipment for a specific industry. Providing a case to meet the end user’s transportation needs is an essential part of the customer’s experience. Designing the perfect housing for your electronic product can go a long way for you. 

Electronic product

There are several factors to consider while designing custom cases for business. Choose the exterior and interior of the case according to the intended use. In this article, we are going to discuss a few of those factors that you must consider. 


You need to imagine how the electronic product will get transported. Consumer electronics get transported inside a backpack or another case. Laptops need to get carried every day, so the bags must be durable. You can choose between light, medium, and heavy-duty cases. The choice will depend on the way the user carries the equipment. If your products are heavy, you can choose cases that have wheels, handles, and other features that make transposition easier. If the product would not have to endure repeated rigors of transportation, a light or medium duty case would do. That means the product will get carried by the user under care. It will probably get transported in the backseat of a car, or inside the cabin baggage. They would need to be waterproof and dustproof. 

But if your product might face regular transportation on public means, you need a heavy-duty case. These cases have hard exteriors with a soft EVA foam inside to provide maximum protection. They can be thrown around the airline conveyor belts, or put in harsh climates and still protect the equipment inside. 

Type of Electronic Product

You can give a light or medium-duty case for electronics that are sturdy and inexpensive. It is still essential to provide professional looking cases with them for the end user’s satisfaction. Light duty cases can be provided with consumer electronics, medical equipment for home use, lightweight industrial electronics, so on and so forth. Medium duty cases will be needed with products that are a bit more delicate, such as medical diagnostic devices. Medium duty cases can withstand occasional public transportation. 

If the electronics that you sell are sensitive and expensive, you should provide heavy-duty cases. These cases have hard exteriors and soft interiors designed to absorb impacts. Heavy-duty cases are ideal for products meant for highly demanding industries such as military, airlines, space exploration, and others where there is no room for errors. 

Shape and Size

Depending on the shape and size of your product, you will need to choose an ideal interior. The interiors should have a cushion that is a perfect fit for the electronics. For large and oddly shaped equipment, the case must get designed specifically. The type of foam you choose will depend on the shape and size as well. You can work with your case manufacturer to create the inside cavity for your electronics. Depending on the shape and size of your product, you can consider including the following features inside your case:

  • Hard dividers
  • Inside doors and flaps
  • Internal windows
  • Panel mounts
  • Shock mounts

After considering the above factors, you must decide whether you need a soft case, a hard case, or a hybrid case. 

Hard Case

Hard cases have an exterior made with polycarbonate, aluminum, or wood. They have a better frame for protecting your electronic product. They also provide better resistance to moisture and stain. But they are less flexible, which makes them more likely to crack or get scratches. Heavy-duty cases always have a hard exterior. If you want maximum protection for your delicate electronic products, hard cases are the way to go. 

Soft Case

Soft cases have an exterior made with vinyl, nylon, polyester, canvas, or leather. It makes them lightweight, flexible, and easy to carry. The outside is resistant to cracks but can get scratched or torn easily. They provide less protection than hard cases. Soft cases can be waterproof and dustproof, but the outside is prone to dirt and stains. They have more storage space than hard cases with extra pockets around them. Soft cases are usually light-duty or medium-duty cases. 

Hybrid Case

Hybrid cases have features that are the best of both worlds. They tend to be smaller and are thus ideal for small-sized electronics. Hybrid cases are lightweight and more portable than hard or soft cases. They are water and weather resistant. The exteriors are also resistant to stains and cracks. But due to their small size, they have limited storage space. They also offer less protection than hard cases.

About Carson Derrow

My name is Carson Derrow I'm an entrepreneur, professional blogger, and marketer from Arkansas. I've been writing for startups and small businesses since 2012. I share the latest business news, tools, resources, and marketing tips to help startups and small businesses to grow their business.

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