4 Questions to Ask Before You Buy Custom Bags Online

December 11, 2018 by Erin Behan

Custom bags—shopping bags, gift bags, event swag bags, and the like—are a highly practical, cost-efficient way to advertise your business and impress your customers. Custom bags serve as a walking advertisement for your event or business, reaching more than just the initial customer, and they do so at a very low cost when compared with most advertising buys. But how can you tell that you're getting the best personalized bags for your buck? We've got four questions to ask before buying custom paper shopping bags online.

Custom Party Bags

1. Is My Gift Bag Made From Premium Materials?
Whether you're buying custom bags to enhance the retail experience for your customer or you're throwing an event and want the parting gifts to be displayed just-so, you want a bag that's going to hold up to some abuse while maintaining its integrity. Is your bag made of thin, flimsy paper or is it from premium paper that will hold up to a day of shopping and schlepping. Consider a laminated paper bag, which offers more durability than an untreated one. You also want to make sure the handle is applied securely and won't break or rip.
Why Distinct Packaging? The online print for packaging shop only sells custom bags that are made from tough laminate paper with tied rope handles for extra durability.

Custom Bags and Tissue Paper

2. Can I Easily Customize My Shopping Bag?
With today's technology, ordering a custom shopping bag online shouldn't be difficult or confusing. Look for a company that has an easy-to-use interface and that allows you to customize every side of the bag—front, back, and both sides—with ease. And you don't want limits on how many colors you can use or pay extra for printing photos or graphics on your bag. For the best selection, find an online retailer with the capacity to print both matte or gloss finish on your bag and one that offers a range of sizes to best fit your needs.
Why Distinct Packaging? You get an easy-to-use tool that allows you to personalize your bag in a range of sizes with no limits on color or customization.

3. Will Someone Be Able to Help Me With My Order?
Whether you're placing a small order for an intimate party or you need thousands of shopping bags for a big retail push, you want to make sure you can get in touch with the people at the company printing your bags. Does the online printer publish its phone number and does anyone pick up the phone? Is it easy to send an email, and does anyone respond? Know the answer before you buy.
Why Distinct Packaging? It's nice when a company wants to talk to and help its customers, and that's the philosophy at Distinct Packaging. Email support@distinctpackaging.com anytime, or call toll-free at (877) 464-1959, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m EST. to speak with a U.S.-based customer service packaging expert.

4. Can I Order Coordinating Tissue Paper?
Shopping for branded products across multiple websites takes time and adds extra shipping and other hassles into the ordering process. Look for a company that has a range of products, such as custom tissue paper, to complete your order.
Why Distinct Packaging? Order custom boxes, custom gift bags, custom tissue paper, and more—all on one convenient website, DistinctPackaging.com.

Want your custom bags designed for you? Consider using Distinct Packaging's Design Assistant service.
Erin Behan

Written by Erin Behan

Erin Behan is an L.A.-based writer and editor who considers fine paper one of life's little pleasures.

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