Thursday, March 28, 2013

You Can Make a Difference

A few weeks ago we Tweeted the question whether an individual can really make a difference?

Sure, Bill Gates is making great inroads in a number of areas, but we asked can the average business or person do anything remarkable?

One of our customers - Footgear - is making a good effort.

Bag People have made a Bamboo Drawstring for Footgear to offer their customers to assist keep their shoes in top condition.

Footgear have gone one better by offering customers an option to take a free Paper Bag or a Bamboo Bag in exchange for a $1 donation to Animals Asia.

"The uptake by customers has been about 95% for the Bamboo Bag which includes the $1.00 donation" said John of Footgear.

What a brilliant result for Footgear as a business, their customers, the products & most of all the Animals Asia Charity.

What can you do to make a difference?

About Footgear ::
Footgear is a specialist retailer selling only the world's leading brands in comfort/lifestlye footwear, both online and in 6 Stores accross South-East Queensland.  Family owned since 2005.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Planet Eco Bags are Available

The new bags are available from Planet Eco Bags. The simple place to buy great quality eco-bags.

This range is made from reclaimed Rice Sacks from Cambodia.

2 sizes options (Large & Regular) available in 3 colour combinations. They're in stock & available for immediate despatch.

Visit for more product details.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Jute Rainbow

Nothing more to say except that we've got Jute Bags on the way & they've got Contrasted Features (gussets & handles)

Our Stock Colours will be :
  • All Natural
  • Black contrast features
  • Green contrast features
  • Red contrast features
  • Blue contrast features
  • Brown contrast features
More details coming soon.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Ask Yourself

When selecting a bag for your business, event or promotion you should ask yourself a few questions about what you want to achieve so you can get the most from your investment.

What message are you trying to send?  Have a think about what you would like other people (customers, patrons, consumers, etc) to think about you & your business as a result of seeing your bags.

Is it overt, or subtle marketing?  Do you want to get in people's faces with your bags, or will the message be somewhat understated?  There are a number of school's of thought on this one, but we believe 'less-is-more'.  By only saying a little bit or making sure your branding is subtle you should get your message across in a more convincing way - rather than the alternative of the loud & brash print message.

Do you have a budget in mind?  Simple - how much money do you want to spend on your bags?

Can your current logo be printed effectively?  All too often we get people wanting print jobs that are massively overcomplicated or the task at hand.  You bags from Bag People will be a fairly low-cost item.  It serves no purpose to have a $9.00 print on a $2.00 bag - it completely misses the make.  There are things that can be done - just ask.

What delivery time do you have?  The longer the delivery time the better off you'll be.  Both from a price perspective, but also quality.  Here's a great post on the pyramid of price & quality.  It explains in very very simple terms how things 'actually' work.

So... it's actually very simple.

It's just a matter of a few questions so we can deliver the right bag at the right price for the task at hand.

Have a look through the Bag People website, or Contact Us directly if you'd like more details.