Pump, Spray, Squeeze or Dip?
I just bought my second 38 oz bottle of Olay Body Wash because it has a pump dispenser so I don’t have to pick it up. Have you ever bought a product just because you liked the container it came in? Easy to grip, easy to use? I have less hand strength now so these things are important to me. Picking up a bottle, uncapping it, turning it on end, squeezing it into one hand while holding it with the other, especially if my hands are wet? Dropping it my foot? Not the way I want to start my day.
I favor toothpaste that has a flip-top, preferably one of the fat ones that allows the tube to stand on end. Even though it’s a large bottle, the Dawn I buy is the one with a handle – easier to lift. I’ve given up my favorite daily moisturizer (Olay) in favor of one I get at Trader Joe’s because of the pump bottle. Forget dipping my fingers into a jar of face cream! Not interested.
Do you suppose manufacturers think about such things or do they design for form over function? It’s the little things.