Roar Ambition, a UK based e-commerce company, knew that visual disruption would be a critical factor in the success of its new product for what is considered a tremendously popular segment of sports nutrition. It is targeting a younger generation of fitness enthusiasts, men and women age 18 to 35, with a pre-workout supplement. While powder supplements are often sold in flexible pouches, the theme for this new launch would include a rigid bottle.
The idea for a rigid bottle that looked like a shotgun shell casing was the brainchild of Robert Parker, owner and president of Roar Ambition.
He said, ‘I sleep and daydream a lot – that is where the ideas come from!’
He continued, ‘A shotgun comes in different gauges and the lower the number, the more powerful the shot. Four is the lowest but they aren’t made anymore. I knew I wanted the colour red to coincide with the feeling of energy.’
The number four in 4 Gauge also represents an all natural, 4 in 1, pre-workout formula designed to enhance raw strength, strong focus, long lasting energy and intense muscle pumps.
Objectives for the packaging were well defined. The container needed to stand out from the competition on social media and other online marketing avenues because Roar Ambition only sells its products directly to customers online. Creating product packaging that stands out visually in a crowded market place would be critical for success. Additionally, the size of the container would need to hold a specified amount of powder and the opening of the container had to be large enough for the contract filler.
The company reached out to TricorBraun for help. Robert had partnered with TricorBraun previously on the launch of Instant Knockout. Given the successful launch of this product, Robert was confident that TricorBraun would provide the results he was looking for and needed. 4 Gauge was launched in January 2017 and sales have grown month over month by 300%.
TricorBraun sourced a stock HDPE (high density polyethylene) bottle and a customised PP (polypropylene) lined closure with gold metal sheath. The bottle also has a raised edge at the top to emulate the edge of a shotgun shell. For additional protection, tamper evidence, and to ensure that the quality and freshness of the product is retained when delivered, the decision was also be made to wrap the body of the package in a clear plastic film.