Packaging Marketplace Moves Out of Beta, Enabling the Packaging Supply Chain

World’s leading sourcing marketplace expands their commitment to helping product manufacturing companies get their products to market faster and at the best value.
February 15, 2012, the largest online marketplace for the global manufacturing industry, today announced that they are taking the packaging marketplace out of beta and it is now available to all. After months of rigorous testing, is elated to officially launch its proprietary packaging marketplace. It is available immediately at, for all manufacturers in the packaging ecosystem.
The packaging marketplace is the only online platform that gives those who have a packaging need the on-demand tools to automatically discover and collaborate with the right suppliers, securely submit RFQs and receive quotes in an online, easy-to-compare format. For packaging suppliers, the marketplace is the most powerful lead generation tool available, providing a steady stream of prospective customers from a variety of channels.
“We basically make a $1.3 trillion dollar industry that is complex and highly fragmented much easier to navigate,” said Mitch Free, Founder and CEO of, “We have had a lot of positive feedback and have worked diligently to get the packaging marketplace to this huge milestone and are pleased to be moving it officially out of beta.” is the global leader in online marketplaces for mechanical parts, textiles & apparel and now packaging. 87% of the Fortune 100 Manufacturing companies and hundreds of thousands of small & medium sized manufacturing businesses already use With over 200,000 members in 50 countries, launching a packaging marketplace was a natural progression.
“We continue to be laser focused on helping product manufacturing companies get their products to market faster and at the best value. Almost everything that is manufactured needs to be packaged and finding the right supplier that will deliver on-time, under budget and to your rigorous quality standards can be a challenge,” said Free, “The packaging marketplace brings years of expertise in making these vial connections in diverse manufacturing industries.”
“I am honored to have been involved in the launch of this game-changing marketplace,” said JoAnn Hines, an industry expert branded the “Packaging Diva”, “A place where you can go to find qualified and rated suppliers based on your precise specifications and receive easily comparable quotes in real-time online was unheard of…until now. People come to me every day and ask for recommendations on where to find qualified packaging manufacturers. Now, the whole sourcing process is extremely streamlined. Making your packaging requirements become a reality is priceless in this ever-changing, complex industry.”
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About is the largest and most trusted online marketplace for the manufacturing industry and the developer of LiveSource, a cloud-based enterprise class sourcing and supply chain management solution. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and has regional offices in Paris, France and Shanghai, China.’s investors include Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Jeff Bezos and Volition Capital.