Why use Cans?

So the question on your mind is;

Why Canning, cans and tins over other packaging options and products?

Hmmm… Now,

While you think about that, think about this;

Have you ever noticed that a person wakes up in the morning after sleeping in an advertised bed, washes with a bar of advertised soap, shaves with an advertised razor, sits down and consumes advertised coffee and breakfast, drives to work in an advertised car and starts his writing with an advertised pen or computer?

Just as the packaging of an email determines if you open it or not, so too does the packaging of your corporate gifts and promotions determine the return on your investment. Plastic bags, plastic containers, cardboard and paper may be cheap, but they are also thrown away immediately after use if they are even used at all. Your client throws it away as soon as they have emptied it. Ever wondered why most product promotions are done with tins? Bakers, Five Roses, Sun International, Skip, Sunlight and others always launch their limited edition promotions in printed tins and cans. This is their product of choice because it is an item that people keep and re-use over and over, for many years.

So don’t make the mistake of investing in a promotion or a campaign that will be thrown away. Instead, put yourself on the list of companies that have successfully run a Can It campaign.

To become a household name you have to be on peoples’ minds constantly

By giving a product or gift that puts you on people’s minds everywhere and always, you become a household name. Can Its cans and tins are by far the leading products for retention value, brand recognition and are never thrown away. They are re-used over and over, and over and over.

They are re-used in our homes and in our offices, constantly driving your message and branding through, into our minds and into our hearts.


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The only way to create a lasting impression that carries your message across for the maximum amount of time is to make yourself a household name.

When we go to the shops does it say dishwasher on our shopping list or does it say Sunlight? Does it say bleach on our shopping list or does it say JIK? A brand has become successful when it has become a household name. When you think of a cell phone, you think MTN, you think yellow. When you think Nedbank you think green. When you think flowers you think Netflorist. These are examples of companies who have established their brands so well, that they become synonymous with industry terms.


We are proudly South Africa’s Leading Manufacturer and Supplier of  Canned Corporate Products, Custom Tin Boxes, Ointment Tins and Money Tins

We have supplied vast amounts of money boxes and cans to charities, companies, governmental organisations, nonprofits and schools. Can It has proudly serviced well-known organisations such as CANSA, JNF, SPCA and Hatzolah, as well as corporates such as FNB, Nedbank, NetFlorist, Coca-Cola, SARS, MTN, British American Tobacco and thousands more.

No campaign requires greater emphasis and effective marketing than a government or corporate promotion, or an awareness campaign.

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Packaging a product, promoting a brand or launching something new?
Your Packaging Makes a HUGE difference.

The Benefits of Tin Packaging

Here are some of the top advantages you’ll benefit from tin packaging;

At Can It, we understand the importance of packaging and the value it brings to your brand.

Since 1994, we have been a leading tin manufacturer and supplier of custom tin packaging and collection tins in South Africa. Our vast range of tin packaging, custom tins and tin cans, ointment tins, collection tins and paint cans are available worldwide.

Now that we’ve made our first impression, let’s get to why you actually came here.

1. Custom Branded Tins properly describe the product packaged inside

A perfectly branded tin box or tin can, printed 360° with your custom artwork carries across your desired message and significantly increases the perceived value of your product. Furthermore, it is worth noting that this form of packaging allows for the maximum surface area to be entirely covered with your unique design.

With various options and ways of branding, printing and assembly – tins offer stunning visual appeal and your image will never fade on Can It’s custom tin boxes.

2. It’s a method of Protective Packaging

Lightweight and adaptable, the premium tinplate we use to manufacture bespoke tin cans is easily moulded to best suit the contents, yet robust enough to provide protection.

Looking to elegantly package a fragile product? Tin Packaging is your friend.

Tins provide more strength and protection than most other traditional packaging options. On some tin cans, ribbing is added for strength purposes. Other tins are seamless. Most tin boxes are made using 0.27mm thickness tinplate, ensuring the product packaged inside will be protected – from the moment it is made, to the point of delivery to the customer.

3. Tin Boxes are Kept and Reused.

Also consider that custom tin boxes from Can It last for years and neither the gift-giving moment nor your brand will be forgotten any time soon. This ‘keep-ability’ and reuse factor follows on from the initial appeal of a good looking tin that helps to give brands the wow factor they need to get noticed, extending the visibility of a product long after it has been bought.

Even the most ornate cardboard package will be discarded once the product inside is used. But your custom tin packaging, with your company logo and unique design, will be kept around for years and your custom tin boxes will look brand new without any loss in colour years from now. Can It tin boxes are not only very attractive at first sight, but are also likely to become a keepsake or collectible item – or at the very least a storage compartment for what have you!

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4. Retention Value

branded can or metal tin box, is never thrown away, your clients will always keep it, as a sentimental token of your care and concern for them. Whether they keep it in their offices as a stationery holder on their desks, or at home to re-use in the kitchen or bathroom, no other packaging offers better retention value and brand recognition than a branded can that is also useful once opened and constantly driving your message and branding through, subliminally displaying your brand wherever found.

5. Tin Packaging preserves and keeps your product fresh

No other packaging method allows longer shelf life than tin packaging. Preparing for apocalypse or doomsday? Tin Can foods will most likely be on your immediate list. That’s because no other packaging option can store food longer than tin cans. This is due to the technically advanced industry, which has experienced significant advances since its inception. Consumable foods need to undergo preservation processes, which depending on the product, could include adding citric acid, boiling the tins at extreme heat or gas flushing for products such as peanuts.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Success

We have assisted thousands of corporate entities with tin packaging, canned corporate gifts, ointment tins, canisters, mint tins, branded chocolates and more. Our team has the experience and dedication to guide you to the best promotional and packaging solution. Our services are all inclusive from beginning to end, supplying both branded and unbranded cans and canisters, with or without your product inside.

Can It has been a proud partner of many successful and effective marketing and advertising campaigns. We specialise in effective and cost-effective tin packaging for your product, product launch, promotion, brand activation and corporate gifting needs.

Can It also plays a unique role in the crowd-funding and charity industries, as the distribution of branded money boxes and collection tins began with us in 1994, at the dawn of democracy in South Africa when we began as a small manufacturer and supplier of money boxes and collection tins. Since then we have grown our product offerings and services as well as our customer base throughout South Africa and we now enjoy excellent customer relations in Australia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Namibia.


Did you know?

Countless charitable causes are sustained by, and earn their bread and butter through, distributing custom branded money boxes and collection tins that we manufacture at Can It.  Our network of money boxes and collection tins enables millions of people to “pay it forward” every day, at till points worldwide. Our network supports all different kinds of humanitarian causes including orphans and disadvantaged children, education and people in general need of assistance.