Friday, December 23, 2011

Closing 2011

Hello Everyone,

Well... what a year it's been!  I think everyone deserves a good break & lots of rest with their loved ones.

This year the GFC continued to grip a lot of businesses & although we saw a number of our competitors close their doors we managed to maintain our solid grounding of customers by delivering continually great products & service.

This year we began testing the boundaries of what could be achieved with print technologies.  We created an oil-painting finish on a Canvas Bag.

We continued our commitment to the Fairtrade movement by increasing our stock holding of Fairtrade products in Australia & supporting a variety of Fairtrade events during the year.

Cotton pricing went crazy & has not really restored itself to previous levels, but with continual developments & close relationships with our suppliers, we're able to deliver a quality product at a reasonable market price.

We brought a number of functions in-house so we would deliver superior service.  Our greatest advance has been artwork management, preparation & creation for customers that require it.

Plus we expanded our Australian warehouse which allows a wider variety of products to be available more of the time.

And finally, we always have a bit of fun... brining you Weird Facts & making sure you have something to do in those quiet times with our Retro Games.

In closing, we thank you for a great year & we look forward to continually innovating in 2012.

The Bag People Team.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Messages from our Customers

At this time each year, we always let our customers know when we'll be available over the holiday period.

We always get a few replies - here's a couple from this year :


Hello Kathryn,

You guys have made things so easy this year.

Once I get you to do something, I forget about it.

Deliveries have always been made as promised & product quality is great.

The only time I ever hear from you is if there's a problem; but when you call, you always have a couple of possible solutions.

Keep it up for 2012.



Hi Kathryn,
Would just like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, you have been a great help and definitely deserve the champion of the year to preserve with our challenging order.
Best wishes

Thank you Kathryn! You've been awesome and I look forward to working with you again soon.

I hope you have a wonderful break  :)



Many thanks Kathryn!

Best wishes to you and the team and we look forward to our association in 2012.



Hi Kathryn,

Thanks for the lovely message and Merry Christmas to you and your team too.


Dear Kathryn and Team, 

All the best to you too.  And thank you for your excellent service!

Kind regards, 


Thank you Kathryn

It's been a pleasure doing business with you.

Out office hour will close on Thursday 22nd December and re-open Monday 9th January.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Look forward to working with you in the new year.




Many thanks Kathryn – the bags are out there in use and we are thrilled to have them.
Merry Christmas,


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Non-woven Bags Now in Stock

We're pleased to let you know that we're now holding Non-woven Bags in Stock for our Australian operation.

Until now we were never really happy with the print re-production capable on Non-woven Fabric, but a couple of recent technological advancements has meant that the printing now reaches our exacting standards.

Here's our range of Non-woven Bags in Stock that are ready & waiting for your order.

These can be printed & delivered within 2 weeks of confirming your order.

Contact Us to find out more.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Improve Customer Loyalty

Get your Reusable Bags to increase customer traffic & loyalty.

Encourage customers to return to your business with a simple loyalty program.

Many businesses use these programs with great effect.

Some are quite complex, like Frequent Flyer or Credit Card programs.

Others are very simple, like your local Coffee Shop who may have a loyalty card (like a business card) they punch every time you buy your favourite coffee.

Buy 7 Coffee's & get the 8th for Free.

Why not use a bag?

Get bags printed for your business & be sure to include your loyalty message on it somewhere.

Something simple like :
 - 5% off your total when you reuse this bag
 - free carton of milk when you reuse this bag
 - 5 free Oranges when you reuse this bag

You get the idea.

What can be adapted to your business?

Have a think, then Contact Bag People to get the bags.