Promotional Bag: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

Why brands need promotional bag? What kind of bags are suitable for promotional use? Where can customize promotional bag? In modern life, advertisements are everywhere. Many companies choose to print their logo on some daily supplies, usually people will use these products for a long time. There are many such things, and of them all the best and cheapest product is promotional bag.
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1. Why sellers love to promote their business with promotional bag?

1.1 Promotional bag is cheap

Budgets are limited, sellers are more likely to use promotional shopping bag, promotional drawstring bag and promotional duffle bag. The gift for promotion usually ordered in large quantity, lower unit price can reduce the budget.

1.2 Mobile promotion

Do you wonder why Mcdonald’s use paper bag for take-out food? Because the customers will carry the bag everywhere, and paper cannot be folded too much, so the logo on the bag can maintain its shape as long as possible. Then they reach their goal, longest exposure with lowest cost. Mcdonald’s secret enlightens us: choose one product that can expose your logo.

Employees carry bags printed with your logo can promote your company.

McDonald’s paper bag

1.3 Durable promotional bag leave better impression

If the logo is printed on a paper cup, it will be thrown away after used. Disposable items like paper cups don’t stand up to repeated use and may give customers the wrong impression that your products are not durable. The best solution is to use promotional bags, because they are usually of good quality and can be reused, the durability will give your brand and product a better impression, an impression of durability. The subtle influence makes potential customers feel reliable about you and your brand in an invisible way.

2. What kind of bags are suitable for brand promotion

When it comes to suitable bags for promotion, there are two important factors to consider. One is cost, which we mentioned above.

Another factor is function, If you give away a promotional bag with few functions, no one will use it, and finally they’ll throw it away, that’s the last scenario we want to see. Therefore, we recommend our customers to choose multi-functional bag products. You may get confused, let me explain: For computer brands, such as Lenovo and Dell, they give users laptop bags printed with their logo, which can meet the needs of customers to protect and carry computers, additionally, the brand can be exposed more. If you are a cosmetic seller, it would be more considerate to give promotional cosmetic bags to users. The user can use it to pack cosmetics and travel to many cities with it, which can promoting your brand.

There are many similar products for you to choose from, such as promotional cooler bag, toiletry bag, shopping bag, laundry bag, duffle bag and drawstring bag. If your company has a wide range of business, or you want to give them to employees, you can choose to customize some bag products make your marketing more effective.

Promotional bags

3. Who needs promotional bag?

3.1 Brand sellers

This kind of sellers has wide range of products and reputation. Or they enjoy good fame in some regions. They select relatively cheap promotional bags to contain their products. Lunch box, laptop and sports equipment. Take sports equipment as example, yoga mat generally equipped with a storage bag, the bag will expose your brand while enhancing user experience.

A more extreme example: in some countries, some customers will keep the shopping bags after buying clothing & shoes like Nike and Adidas. They will carry the shopping bag when hanging out as a fashion item. That is to say, the brand effect can be maximized in promotional shopping bag.

Such mode of marketing are often seen in food, cosmetic, luggage case and retail business.

Yoga mat storage bag

3.2 Public Welfare Organizations

Many public welfare organizations and charity works donate backpack to children in poverty. Although these are not high grade backpack, they are durable, simple and low cost. Charity organizations can use limited fund to help more children. We produced backpack for UNICEF and helped many poor children in Africa.

Promotional bag ordered by UNICEF

3.3 Sports League

From local sports league to large international sport teams, every league has their own iconic logo or figure.They are in need of promotional duffle bag, it’s cheap enough but possess required function: waterproof, durable, portable and large capacity. A well organized club wear uniform clothes and bag to show they are professionals.

Football team

3.4 Activities

Shopping malls are always in big promotions, they likes to give out cheap promotional shopping bag or drawstring bag. Even the campaign activity will choose this: they put some little gifts and flyer in the bags and give out to people.

4. What kind of logo customization can we do?

4.1 Silk printing

The most versatile printing method. Can be used on almost all textile products, bright color, fadeless. The cost of silk printing is mainly determined by the number of colors and printing area. If your budgets are very limited, then silk print single colored logo.

Another advantage of silk printing is high efficiency. If you are preparing promotional bags for peak sales season, the silk printing process must be your first choice.

Silk printing

4.2 Heat transfer printing

Similar with silk printing, many customers will find it hard to see the differences between the two. Heat transfer printing is a new printing technique, bright colors, no color difference, clear pattern. Heat transfer printing is now the most popular printing method in mass production. If your LOGO or pattern color is very much, it is recommended to use heat transfer printing, so that the cost is lower than silk printing. The disadvantage is: over time, the surface of the LOGO will chap or fall off, just like printed T-shirt.

Heat transfer printing

4.3 Woven label

Woven label is also known as woven trademark label. Widely used in clothing, shoes and hats, home textiles, crafts and other products. It can be made of various type of yarn, so that it can be washed and endure high temperature.

Woven label

4.4 Embroidery logo

Embroidery LOGO is more commonly seen on T-shirts and hoodies, which is more sophisticated. Embroidery can be multi-colored, the more color, the higher the cost. The embroidery will make your LOGO stand out.

Unlike traditional embroidery, embroidered badges are easier to match with promotional bags, and finished bags can also be labeled with embroidery labels. Embroidered badge is helpful for solving the trouble that the customer does not reach lowest order quantity. In terms of logistics, there is no need to send the whole batch to the factory for processing, which also greatly saves the freight.

Embroidery logo

5. Where can you find customization service?

5.1 Confirm your purchase quantity and delivery date

First you have to tell the factory your purchase quantity and delivery date. If your purchase quantity is low, and require early delivery, then we suggest you to look for local suppliers, they are more likely to meet your requirements. If you purchase a large quantity and prepare the necessary delivery time, you can choose a bag supplier from China, because our price is cheaper, and we have excellent quality and after-sales service.

5.2 Advantages of China bag factory

China is a World factory, many light industry like textile industry have many advantages. Purchase promotional bags from us, you’ll get a lower quotation more easily, because here has the most complete supply chain and lower labor cost (Although there are lower labor cost in countries like India and Vietnam, our quality and supply are better).

China bag factory have rich experience of bag design, many famous brands built factories in here. Many large factories have their own design department.

Honeyoung bag factory

5.3 How to find reliable China bag supplier?

There are numerous bag manufacturers in China, many of which are filled with unprofessional factories. Many customers will probably be tricked. Honeyoung Bag has the same worry, we provide another guide for you to avoid getting tricked.

6. Can I make samples before purchase?

Bag factories in China generally can provide sample making service. The purpose of making a bag sample is to show the effect and defects of the product, customer and the designer can check the bag before putting it into mass production. After checking out the sample, factory can improve the bag products based on customers’ need. Also, some customers want to check the sample to see if the product is well enough as expected. Samples can test the production level of a bag factory and the skills of solving problem.

6.1 Customization service

Unless the customer requires products in stock, otherwise most of them will order customized bag products. Here we list some of the main services for you:

Material customization: We can provide all kinds of materials according to your requirements, from zippers to fabrics. If you are new to the industry, that’s OK, we can recommend suitable products based on your requirements and target market.

Sample fabric

Color customization: Except customers’ required colors, we can recommend other fashion color collocations.

LOGO customization: Customers can choose the method of printing like we mentioned above. The form of the LOGO are unlimited and can be printed in any place of the bag. The LOGO can be patterns or sentences.

LOGO customization

6.2 How long does sample making take?

The time of sample making can be different according to different customization requirements. Most of the promotional bag samples can be delivered to your place in 7-10 work days.

Honeyoung Bag sample maker

7. How long does it take to receive the products?

The time of delivery is settled on the basis of purchase quantity and the complexity of production. That is to say, if the structure of the promotional bag is complex and required large quantity, then the time of production will be longer, otherwise it’ll be shorter.

Logistics: there are 3 ways for you.

Sea transportation charge the lowest but it’s the slowest. Customers who purchase large quantity and have enough time had better choose sea transportation, because it can reduce shipping cost.

Air transportation charge the highest but it’s the quickest. Suitable for customer who place urgent and small quantity order.

Land transportation charges medium and requires medium time. It has an advantage that others don’t have: they can deliver the goods to assigned place, which we called express service. But its disadvantage is inevitable: they can’t drive vehicles across the sea.

Honeyoung Bag have been dedicating to bag products for over 23 years. We update our Blog every week. If you have anything to know or any suggestion, please contact us.

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