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Matcha Box Design Contest Result

August 19, 2019

Matcha Box Design Contest Result

Thank you very much for participating in Matcha Box Design Contest. 

It was very exciting to see so many people participating and commenting on the contests.  We really appreciate all the input. 

Here is the result from the contests with selected comments from you. We also have a link to the actual produced product with your selected design. 

What The Contest Was

Since it has been a while, let me remind what the actual contest was. 

The contest was simple 2 questions survey to select best-looking box design. 

Here is the questions that you are being asked. (The actual form can be accessed via here and even the contest is closed, you can still submit your selection if you wish)

Matcha Question

Matcha Question 2

Why We Needed Box Design

Now let me share with you the reason why we needed the design at the first place when our matcha tin can has been very popular and has been in production for a very long time. 

The reason: We are getting into Amazon. 

Yes, we have decided that Amazon being preferred shipping carrier for many of the customers, we wanted to try out and see if our products can be shipped via Amazon service via Prime.  (It is called FBA - Fulfillment By Amazon)

We are still learning many things about how Amazon works, but one of the requirement Amazon put in place was barcode. Our product has to have an Amazon specific Barcode somewhere on a flat surface. 

Our Matcha Tin Can was too small to place the barcode; therefore, we decided to create a new box which can have a barcode on the bottom of the box. 

Here is the actual picture of barcode on the bottom of the design of the box you picked!

Matcha Box Barcode for Amazon

Since we always involve you in selection and creation of our new products and design, we hosted a large contest to see what you like.

Comments from You

 We really appreciate all your comments and we read every one of them. 

The resulting box (you see at the end of this blog post) is taking in many of your comments on the winning design.   

Here are some of the comments we received from you.  The selection A-E matches with above selection of the box design.

(Sorry, we cannot feature all your comments, so we selected only few... is your comment there?)

Comments from People picked Design D

  • This is a lovely design if you want to cue intensity of flavor. In case you want to cue a more mellow flavor then I would go with design E
  • This one looks cool n more sophisticated. Just like the taste of matcha.
  • I like many of them equally but I personally dont really like A and C because it looks too wordy with white background.
  • I chose D but would love to see the color adjusted a little too l have a more matcha hue. Let me know if you need help with that. Shaleah P.
  • The darker shades of the watercolor design pops out, and it caught and drew my eye more than the others. It also reflects the opacity and bold hue of the tea.
  • Option D feels the most unique, playful, and interesting
  • Being a designer, I'm glad to see you're using the same typography on your packages. Surveying customers like this will empower a few, but will make others feel like their designs "lost" and their opinion was not heard.
  • Eye catching design among them. Some of them are too simple almost medicine package like and some are remind me of tissue paper box. I strongly recommend my pick. I'm Design Consultant (graphics and architectural).
  • I would choose E if it had more green tea leaves/plants on it
  • The design I selected really stands out from the others. It is beautiful; aesthetically pleasing and not cluttered. It draws the eye to the item, whereas the others are too wordy.
  • I like the packaging has some matcha color on, but it should be different from other competitors ones. Modern, simple, healthy looking is good. I like the "E" & "G" as well. Hard to choose only one!.
  • Hi Kei, I like the one with the splash of green color. It was the one my eye first went to. Having the splash wrap around the corner makes it stand out even more. Hope you are well!
  • I really like option D as I think it looks most modern. I’m picturing it in someone’s cupboard next to all of their other packaged food items, and how the design would look compared to most other product designs nowadays. -Lexi
Comments from People picked Design E
  • This one looks the most inviting, like if I was in the tea aisle this one would stand out the most and make me want to buy Match Tea.
  • The other are more like cosmetic box. Maybe still need give touch
  • It caught my eye because it was bright. But, the one next to it looked good too.
  • I like the airiness of the tea leaves. The other designs are too busy and look like any other product.
  • The leaves remind me more of Matcha.
  • This one looks fresh and vibrant like matcha.
  • All of the boxes are very beautiful, however I find the layout of them reminds me of more a skin care package than a consumable. Beautiful designs!!
  • D would be my second favorite. They both have cleaner lines and color.
  • Hi Kei. Glad to be of service. One suggestion for whatever you choose. Make the font a little larger and darker. A pretty box is a lovely thing, but if you cant read the print, well, that is just frustration
  • We enjoy your products and communications.
  • Caught my eye immediately
  • I wish there wasn't need for all the writing at the front of the package.(the bullet points).It affects the image of your product, making it look cheap.But I guess it is a market specific thing, that actually helps you to get more sales.
  • Like this box It is peaceful and Zen like 🙂
  • Darken the color of the leaves just a tad
  • From a quick look, this box represents a box of Japanese tea most.

 And The Result

And here is the result.  As you can see from comment above, Design D and E were the most popular, and we were getting many comments about these two designs. 

Was your design the winner? 

FYI, my selection was A, so mine wasn't the winner. 😞


Matcha Box Design

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The reason why we waited long for the result to be announced was that we wanted the product to be ready for you when we announce.   Sorry, it took long time as we had to produce the box and figure out all the Amazon logistics for shipping etc. It took a while, but it is here. 

Please click on the image below or link below to be the first one to try out our matcha with a new box you designed. 

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See Resulting Product On Amazon

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