“What’s in the name?” “What’s in a name? A rose we call by another name would smell just as sweet,” -Shakespeare
Poly bags, whatever you call them: they are here to stay. Poly bags are a lightweight, water-resistant, economical packaging option that can be used to protect, display and ship your products. There are many names for these items depending on their purpose and use. Plastic bag, plastic shipping box, poly mailer and poly pak. There are many names available depending on their purpose and usage. You can call them what you like, but more and more companies recognize the importance of upgrading their operations to include this eco-friendly, brand-centric, economical, and sustainable poly bag option.
Many reasons companies have made the switch to cloud computing are varied. Each company has its own goals and motivations. There are some common reasons that all companies make the switch to an upgraded operation.
Reason #1: Your Brand can be placed anywhere. You should.
One of the many reasons poly bags are so customizable is their ability to be used as a marketing platform. Your product packaging is another way to make your brand known. This is an excellent opportunity to distinguish your brand as many companies still use bulky boxes or plain poly bags that have no branding value. The packaging is the last thing customers see after purchasing a product. It should be a statement.
Many aren’t taking advantage of brand packaging as an advertising tool. You can reach a wider audience with custom-branded poly bags without spending a lot of money or having to take on a large initiative. You can give your customers the information they need to contact you by simply mentioning their company name, logo and website.
#2 Reason: How can we get better packaging for less?
What are the commonalities between you and your competition? Yes, you most likely have similar products. You will likely look at every option to cut costs and keep overhead low. A business that is successful will always look to cut costs, streamline processes, increase efficiency, and improve customer service. Custom packaging is a great opportunity that is often overlooked.
It might surprise you to learn that poly bags do not register on freight scales. Packaging reduces freight costs by virtually eliminating any added freight. The packaging is more custom-made for your products than a standard-sized box. It might be worth reducing the cost of foam or filler to fill in the gaps between boxes. You might also consider getting rid of packaging tape. Most poly bags are self-sealing adhesives so there is no need to use it.
Also, poly bags are much cheaper to make than corrugated cardboard boxes. Poly bags are cheaper than corrugated boxes in terms of delivery and production. They also require less man-hours (no box building). A corrugated mailer takes approximately 17 motions to make and seal. You don’t need to wrap the package or use return labels because you can write directly on it.
#3: Will You Still Need This Planet After I’m Done With It?
What does “Going Green” mean to you? It means that you and your company have committed to being responsible citizens of the planet. You should be proud to have made that commitment. Why not show your commitment to producing and promoting environmentally responsible products? Although it may not be obvious, poly bags can make a difference.
Most plastic mailing envelopes and custom mailers made from LDPE (low density polyethylene) are made. This is evident when you see a small triangle with a number 4 “4” in it. These poly bags can be recycled 100% if they are processed correctly. Many producers offer poly bags with post-consumer recycled (PCR). This is plastic that has reached the end of its second life, but is blended to retain many of the qualities and standards of virgin resin. This packaging option promotes your company’s environmentally-conscious initiatives on bags, websites, and products.