Whew! During the past two months, we have added more than 20 new items to our website, which means your choices for custom bags have grown by more than 10%!
We try hard to listen to what is important to you and find products that address those wants and needs, while maintaining our commitment to integrity and safety. The lesson here? Fill out our post-delivery Client Happiness Gauge survey. You could win a Starbucks card, true, but your feedback really does help drive new product selections!
So, what are you telling us?? Well, you don’t want to see 20 of the same type of bag. You want 20 different options, vetted by our staff, that will bring your branding project to life. Continue reading
Let’s face it. Those dental bags you get at the end of your visit are like the free gift with purchase of a clean mouth. You already know what’s in them (floss, toothbrush, paste), but you still can’t wait to get that dental goodie bag of love.
What if the whole concept of those bags was thrown on its head? Picture it: you’re pulling that paper towel-thing off your chest, eagerly waiting for your free toothpaste, when…what the…OMGeeee! It’s a Lululemon bag, only with smile-infused quotes all over it. But wow, it’s so cool! You’ll totally use that to tote stuff around town. And what’s inside? A water bottle? Cool travel toothbrush cover? This isn’t dental floss…it’s a pocket mirror! Cool!
People love free stuff. And when they get your super-charged goodie bag, they’re gonna tell their friends (who also have teeth). Sound good? Whether your budget is small or large, here are 9 ways to infuse some ‘WOW!’ into your practice. Continue reading
Did you know that in some industries, more than 97% of production is done overseas. We find a similar pattern in the custom bag industry. It can be faster and less expensive to crank bags out overseas than to keep the production here in the USA, and everyone loves lower prices. Plus, it can be hard (or impossible) to source certain raw materials in the USA. These factors have typically add up to a more expensive bag, but it’s all the more reason why we’re extra excited to offer FIVE new, budget-friendly tote bags made in the USA!
Our USA made bags are typically higher-quality than comparable bags made overseas (notice we said comparable…check sizes and cotton weights to make sure you’re comparing apples to apples), and come with stories of the real-life people behind the bags (like our Tradewinds Custom Canvas Tote, which is made by people with disabilities).
While many of our clients who want USA-made bags know to expect to pay a premium, we also see that the made in USA “must-have” check-box is the first to go away when faced with budget limitations. But that’s changing…starting now! You CAN check off the USA box and keep your budget intact! Continue reading
Does a new year mean a renewed interest in environmentally friendly marketing programs? We’ve definitely noted an uptick of clients interested specifically in recycled bags with a logo, and we’re hoping this is one trend that won’t fade away as the year progresses.
We take recycled bags very seriously around here. Sure, there are LOTS of bags with some teeny tiny small little percentage of recycled content. Some companies may claim them as recycled bags, which technically has truth to it. However, our conscious decision is to have our Recycled Materials bag category only contain bags that are primarily comprised of recycled materials. Continue reading
We’ve just returned from our annual trek to the largest industry trade show of the year. In addition to walking more than 6 miles (!) of trade show floor, we spent the week brainstorming ways to make 2017 our clients’ best year ever! There are some pretty great things happening with promotional bags, and we are excited to be the first to tell you about them!
Here are our top three discoveries from the event that will transform your next branding project: Continue reading
Since our USA-made custom tote bags are cut and sewn to order, we can often make modifications to the size, shape, or features of the bag.
La Boîte took full advantage of this. The company created a custom bag unlike any we’ve ever done before (which is how it should be!), and Christian Leue, Office Manager at La Boîte, took a moment out of his busy holiday season to talk to us about the company’s project! Continue reading
It’s December, the season of giving. While we hope to consider those less fortunate all year long, we thought now was a great time to remind you of the good that can come from plastic bags.
Wait…what? Those trashy plastic bags are good? Really? Now, we didn’t say that. But as long as those pesky single-use bags are being used, there will be ways to spin them into something good. And by “spin” we mean it literally! Continue reading
In September, Promotional Products Association International completed a study of more than 1,000 consumers to provide insight into the behaviors of the recipients of the custom reusable bags, custom water bottles, and other promotional items that you buy from a company like us. Well, we hope it’s us. But we digress…
The study found a year-over-year increase of the overall advertising reach of promotional products (hint: It’s higher than any other form of advertising that provides daily exposure!). Five in 10 consumers polled stated they encounter promotional products “most of the time or at all times per day”. Need more insight into turning your custom reusable bags project into money well spent? Consider the top 8 reasons why the people surveyed hang onto promotional products: Continue reading
Custom printed grocery bags. If you live in California, you’re going to start seeing a LOT more of them! Why?
On election day, voters in that state approved a state-wide ban on plastic bags! The ban took effect immediately (which by the way is pretty speedy government work, if you ask us!) and passed with over half the voters favoring it!
So why are custom printed grocery bags going to be a “thing”? Since the legislation requires consumers at grocery stores and many retail stores to bring reusable bags with them or pay to buy new recycled or reusable bags, everyone will start carrying them! That means that there’s a huge opportunity for organizations of all types to use custom bags as a marketing vehicle. Continue reading
OK, realtors. We know you’re coming up on a slower time of year, but let’s face it, houses are still selling and buyers are still on the lookout. Which brings us to the point: realtor closing gifts.
We know that your client’s aren’t making 30-year loan commitments just for the closing swag, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dazzle them when their hands are aching from signing, and signing, and signing.
Our realtor clients have spoken, and here are our top 5 realtor closing gift bags Continue reading