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September 30, 2017

Why Buying Printed Bags Isn’t All About The Price

If you’re going to the trouble of buying printed bags for your business, you will want them to be a bag your customer will be happy to receive, and something that reflects the quality of your product. This is why buying printed bags isn’t all about the price.

At The Printed Bag Shop we want to be known as the ‘best’ supplier of printed bags, not the ‘cheapest’. Whilst we work hard to keep our prices as competitive as possible, when you order from us you can be sure you’re getting the best quality in the business. We dedicate time to sourcing materials and products that result in top quality bags you will be proud of and your customers will love. It’s because we believe that buying printed bags isn’t all about the price that whilst we will always try to match competitor quotes where we can, we will never try to undercut them by offering you a poorer quality product and not making you aware of it.

When it comes to quality options in our printed bag range – there is only one – that’s ‘top class’. As we said, much time is spent ethically sourcing quality products and environmentally friendly materials. Our cotton and jute bags are all ethically sourced and shipped in bulk from India, giving you quality bags and reducing their transport-related carbon footprint. Our plastic and paper bags are made from biodegradable or fully recyclable materials, helping your business to reduce your environmental footprint.

Printed laminated bags are a popular bag choice on the high street, particularly for fashion and luxury retail or promotional events. It’s easy to see why – it’s elegant luxury packaging… or is it?

At The Printed Bag Shop our laminated paper bags are all made from a nice thick 200gms artboard, whereas our competitors often quote for bags that are thinner than this. You have an extensive choice of print and finish options on our laminated bags too, making them truly customisable to your business or event. How can we do this you ask? Our bespoke printed laminated bags are manufactured completely from scratch and then folded by hand to suit your needs. A competitor’s cheaper option is not likely to give you these options to make your laminated bag unique to your business.

Competitors will often quote for overprinted bags which will be cheaper, but of far lesser quality. For those who aren’t sure what the term ‘overprinted’ means, it refers to the artwork being printed on top of the laminate, rather than being printed to the artboard and then laminated. Overprinted laminated bags are considered the cheaper option, not just because of price but also quality. Because the print is on top of the laminate there is no protection which can lead to a peeling and scratched design which doesn’t look good.

So be careful out there when gathering quotes for your laminated bags. Make sure you get like-for-like quotes. Often we meet a customer who thinks they have found a cheaper quote, but almost always it is based on overprinted bags. Yes, it will be a lower price, but less quality too. While we provide only the best bespoke printed laminated bags as standard, if you really want overprinted bags we can do that for you too.

Quality customer service is another great reason why buying printed bags isn’t all about price.

Having been in the printed bag business for 10 years, we’ve learned a lot about the value of quality customer service. It really is the key to repeat custom and clients referring us to others. We go out of our way to ensure you get the printed bags you want and get them when you need them. Any issues that may arise will be dealt with quickly and we keep you informed about your order every step of the way.

We can appreciate too that sometimes you need your printed bags in a hurry; this is why we offer a fast-track service on a selected range of our best selling bags. If you need your printed bags in a hurry talk to our sales team today, we’ll do our best to help.

While buying printed bags isn’t all about the price we are still competitive; giving you the best price we can for the best quality and the fastest lead time.

If you want to see the quality of our bags in person let us know and we will send you out a free sample pack of previously manufactured bags, helping you to make a more informed decision on why ordering your printed bags from The Printed Bag Shop will be a good choice.