10 Tips For Choosing Promotional Bags And The Supplier
The ever increasing choice of promotional bags, gives us ample opportunity to make sure we are getting real value for our dollar. With a number of suppliers of re-usable bags out there, and the competitive environment, you can afford to shop around and push your supplier to the limit. Let’s look at some factors to consider.
Stitching. Often overlooked, but extremely important to the quality of your bag, and the first area that will come undone. Ask your supplier for information on the stitching type and materials used.
Design possibilities. There are many companies that will have pre-organised design models that you can follow and this should be expected. Many companies can offer all this choice online to make the process a whole lot easier. This will also be a good indication of their working process, and should be something that you are looking for. Can they help you with unique bag shapes and other additions without much trouble and cost? Making a bag that is different may make all the difference to your marketing campaign.
Printing techniques. If you are getting any printing work you want to know it will come up bright and right. Ask for details on their printing process. Do they make it easy for you to get your company logo and design onto your bag.
Advice. If anyone is any good at anything they do, you should expect them to give you advice and recommend a particular bag type and they should have a whole lot more ideas that you.
Green bags. It is all too easy to claim that a bag in environmentally sound when the reality is that perhaps in the process it isn’t at all. Make sure that they can explain the whole production process. Are the materials they using being shipped all the way around the world? That is not environmentally friendly.
Customer list. A great way to know if they know what they are doing, and don’t be afraid to ask for references and talk to those customers yourself. It is all too easy to be lulled into a sense of security and find out weeks later that your delivery is late or your product is not what you wanted. Find out for yourself, and the best way is to talk to someone that has dealt with them in the past.
Bonus offers. What kind of future benefit will you get, and look for companies that have a promotion or at least an initial offer, especially if you think you will be using in the future.
Guarantee. You will probably be paying upfront, and make sure that you will get 100% satisfaction.
Service. We all know we want this one, but how often do we really get it. You are the customer and don’t take second best.
Samples. It is great to have a lot of pictures, but when you are investing considerable money and you are making your purchase online, how are you going to know what the end product is really going to be like. Does the company have a facility for you to get some samples, or at least some sample materials?
In a competitive market where you are putting yourself on the line, make sure you are getting the best.