Friday, December 19, 2014

Closing 2014

2014 has been another pretty good year for Bag People, it’s been tough and we’ve needed to make some brave business decisions but we’ve still forged ahead with a number of new initiatives and concepts.

We’ve brought you Planet Eco Bags which makes the highest quality bags available at very reasonable prices.  eBay and Etsy have been the main sales engine for these products.  People out there have an unlimited number of ideas and imagination and they’re always using our products to create individual masterpieces.

Juco.  The newest fabric option which blends the 2 best qualities of Jute and Cotton to bring a brilliant luxurious fabric with the best environmental qualities of any reusable choice.  Learn more about Juco from Bag People.

Our artwork department has been working overtime aswell.  We recognised that most customer do not have the specific skills, time or resources to prepare print-ready artwork to print bags.  So we’ve taken some of these responsibilities on aswell.  It’s more of a service to sell more bags really, we’re certainly not getting rich off the proceeds of design time; but bringing these skills in house has really allowed us to control the quality process and make sure the end results for our customers are as best as they can be.

Mali Design - a wonderfully talented young artist that has caught our imagination.  Working with mono-tone and intricate details she captures such a rich texture of ideas that you can get lost in the layout.

Go Plastic Bag Free is an initiative available from Bag People which says what it does.  We’re aiming to reduce (or perhaps eliminate) single-use plastic bags.  Using the bags as an advertising banner business and communities benefit from the entire process.  It’s all positive and launching early in 2015.  See for all the details.

We’ve segmented our Global Operations to ensure that each region is serviced in the right way and has access to the appropriate content and product specifications.  The most visible way we’ve separated our business is our internet presence, so now you’ll find 3 regional websites.  Asia Pacific, North America and Canada and then Europe and the UK.  We’ve recognised that each region has specific needs and now now we’re delivering specific service.

The last thing we’ve done is move our Australian Operation.  All these activities have meant a real consolidation is needed, we’ve brought a whole range of activities back under one roof to ensure we maintain the levels of service our customers are used to and so that we can control the entire supply chain.  When we’re in control of the process we can make it happen.

2014 has been a bumper year of development, ideas and planning.  We’re expecting 2015 to be a big year of action and getting things done.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Go Plastic Bag Free

We're brewing a new concept.

Government Policy can only do so much.

Individuals can always do something.

Now we're soon to deliver an environmentally AND financially sustainable solution for your community and local businesses.

You've got the WHY we need to become plastic bag free, everyone knows that so I'm not going to go over it again.

But the HOW to go about being plastic bag free has always been the stumbling block.

In early 2015, we'll be launching the easiest HOW around.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Stock Available Now

The subject line says it all.

Get in touch and don't miss out.

Merry (pre) Christmas from Bag People.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fastest Delivery Available

Bag People are experts at producing low-cost reusable bags.

This means we're not only skilled at making them, but we're skilled at getting them to you on time.

Whether you're ordering 100,000 custom-made bags directly from our factory, or are ordering 50 bags to be printed.  There's always a dead-line for delivery.

The date you need to receive your bags usually has some relevance to an event, project, product launch, conference, you name it....

Make sure you tell us when you need delivery so we can work your production time backwards from that date.

Virtually nothing is impossible, we just need to know a few specific things.

Contact Us for more info.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Buy Online from Bag People

We are Low-Cost Reusable Bag Specialists and no job is too complicated for us.

Artwork and print complexities are no problem, neither is an intricate design.

Bring it on!

But sometimes, you just need a few plain bags delivered quickly.

We can do this too.

Buy up to 500 bags directly from our website :

We've certainly got more stock than 500 bags - over 300,000 ready and waiting - but usually we find that over 500 bags needs something special.

Either way, jump online or contact us for more details.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Better Service for Everyone

The world is a big place!  There's a lot of difference across borders and across cultures.

We offer different products and services in each region.

There's 3 defined regions, so we have 3 defined websites which are tailored to your need.

Click on the map to go directly to your region.

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Juco Tote Bags

Introducing our new Tote Bag made from Juco.

So; Juco is a blend of 75% Jute and 25% Cotton.

This brings together the best of best fabrics.

The Cotton brings the very smooth finish which can deliver an outstanding print result, it's just like a high quality, heavy weight Canvas.

Jute adds great strength and longevity, with the added bonus of all the great environmental qualities.

Jute is produced from a plant which is it's fast growing plant and requires no herbicides, pesticides and very little water to develop a great crop.

The extra milling and fabrication needed for Juco does make it more expensive that plain Jute or standard Cotton, but the result cannot be matched.

Visit Bag People for more details.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Order 50 Bags

With the new Australian warehouse despatch has become much simpler.

This means you can order as few as 50 bags from us.

Go online, select your goods, place your order and your goods are despatched next business day.

Our usual delivery times in Australia are 2-5 days depending on where you are.

Visit our website for more info ::

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Australian Warehouse

Because we're turning over more stock for more customers, we needed a bigger place.

Our Australian Operation has recently moved, just up the street from our old place.

You're welcome to come and see us - it's a functional and working warehouse, not a pretty office building so please don't be disappointed if you ever need to come and see us.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How About Some More Stock Options

At Bag People we're turning over a lot of reusable bags.

We get a new container of bags every 6 weeks.

All styles and all fabric options are always in stock... or not very far away.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What else is in your Bag

When you're thinking about getting reusable bags for your business of event, be sure to think about more than fabric colour and what you'll have printed on them.

Sure - these 2 things are important.  But ask your self what else is in the bag?

More importantly, as your supplier about what is in the bag.  All those things you don't see.

Labour Standards
Free vs. Involuntary Employment
Child Labour
Working Conditions
Wages and Benefits
Environmental Conservation
Energy Use
Waste Management

All these things are covered in our Corporate Responsibility Statement.

What are the other bag suppliers doing about it?

It's up to you to ask the question.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Great Designs - No Additional Cost

Sometimes the simplest little things can give a great impact.

Here's the brief for this bag :
 -- Blue Non-woven Bag
 -- White Handle
 -- 1 Colour Screen Print

Technically very simple, easy to manufacture and no trouble to print.

BUT - do something a little bit different and the overall impact is massive.

Have a very quick think about the actual design for your next bag.

What could be done a little differently to give a bigger impact?

Contact Bag People to talk through a few idea.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Cornfield Print Jute Bag

 Cornfield Print from Planet Eco Bags
Here's another little gem from Planet Eco Bags.

A Laminated Jute Bag with a Cornfield Print on it.

Jute is a brillant fabric with the best environmental credentials of any low-cost, reusable, promotional bag available.

The bag itself does cost a little more than other options, but the end result of the bags + the end result for our planet is much much better.

Check-out at Planet Eco Bags.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The 3 Bears

Bag People have developed launched The 3 Bears set of Juco Bags.

Baby Bear
Mamma Bear
Pappa Bear

A great little set of bags that are suitable for just about anything.

A lot of our customers will buy these plain bags and decorate with any number of very clever things.

The use as gifts, favours and to re-sell.

Find out more from Bag People.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Better Service for your Region

Bag People operate on global business and up until now, we've used 1 website to service all customers.

This has worked well for a number of years, but now we're finding that our customers require more personalised service, products and information which is specific to their regions.

Because we're always listening and learning - our 1st step to better service has been to separate the UK website out. is now available for our UK and European based customers.

The next step is the USA/Canada by moving Australia and New Zealand to their own website.

All sounds pretty easy doesn't it?  Well yes it does - sound easy... but tell that to the guys burning the midnight oil to get it all switched over.

It is a task and a half!  But be patient, it's all worth it.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mali Design

 Buy Online
Now available
Mali Design

In stock for Immediate Despatch.


Friday, June 6, 2014

More Stock for the EOFY Rush

As with every year... about this time... people think "my goodness, I'd better get my bag order in and delivered before 30th June".

No troubles around these parts.  We know what you're like, so we always have plenty of stock available just for you!

We've just had 3 x Containers arrived - chocked full of bags all ready to go.

Contact Us for 1 Bag... or 10,000 Bags; we can sort it out for for.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Get your artwork Right

Having the correct artwork file can save days (sometimes weeks) when we're printing bags for you.

Depending on your level of skills with the designing software or whether you've got a designer doing the work for you, our artwork needs are pretty simple.

Bag People Artwork Requirements

If all else fails, we can create the print-ready artwork file for you.

AUD 97.00 per file will get the artwork completed to a print-ready stage, plus at the end of the process you own the artwork file, so you can give it to other suppliers to get the same thing printed on other items.

Check out our Artwork Requirements page for more details.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

BIG or small - we do it all

At Bag People we have the capabilities to manage orders of virtually any size.

We work with the people at the Corner Shop to make 100 Bags that will take 2 years to get through.

We work with massive corporations with very precise and exacting brand limitations to deliver 100,000 bags every 3 months.

The size of the company and the size of the order mean nothing to us.

Our service levels don't change, but more importantly; our PROCESSES DON'T CHANGE.

We might cut a fe corners if needed, nut we'll always go through the proper processes to make sure every stage of production is completed, approved and covered before moving on to the next stage.

Contact Bag People to find out about our processes and what we do to make your order flow smoothly.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Planet Eco Bags

Retail Ready Bags are always available from our retail arm - Planet Eco Bags

Whether it's plain/unprinted bags, custom printed or retail ready that you need - Planet Eco Bags are ready and waiting to ship your orders out.

If you're buying 1 or 2 bags, then you're paying retail rates... but hey, what do you expect?

50+ Bags starts to get interesting for you because you're beginning to step in to our wholesale pricing rates.

75-100 Bags brings you right in to the wholesale pricing area where you're better off buying from Planet Eco Bags because you get the ease of buying online whenever you want + get free shipping.

That's right FREE SHIPPING with Planet Eco Bags orders.

You're mad if you don't buy there.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Laminated Non-woven Bags - Stand Out from the Crowd

There are the same-old-boring bags everyone knows about from.  You get them from the supermarket and the car is loaded up with 100's of them.

So... how to get your bag to stand out from the crowd, what makes some bags iconic while others are just ho-hum, whatever type bags.

If your bags has a cool design, then people will use your bags.

If your bags is made from something different, then people will use your bag.

If your bag is functional, then people will use your bag.

This bag (pictured) is a brilliant bags for all these reasons.

It gets even better for the company, because it's a fairly inexpensive bag.

Have a think about what you want to do with your brand... your bags?

Better still, Contact Bag People and we can help you through the process by applying the learning from our other customers as to what works and what does not.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

What is Juco?

Juco is a blend of 75% Jute and 25% Cotton.

This brings together the best of best fabrics.

The Cotton brings the very smooth finish which can deliver an outstanding print result, it's just like a high quality, heavy weight Canvas.

Jute adds great strength and longevity, with the added bonus of all the great environmental qualities.

Jute is produced from a plant which is it's fast growing plant and requires no herbicides, pesticides and very little water to develop a great crop.

The extra milling and fabrication needed for Juco does make it more expensive that plain Jute or standard Cotton, but the result cannot be matched.

Contact Us to arrange a sample.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Brief in Length

There's a million different ways to spend your marketing dollars these days.  Both online and offline marketing efforts are needed, but how do you do it.

Bags are a simple way to spread your message and be sure your touching the right customers that you want to be associated with your brand.

But…. as with everything, there are a number of things to think about and consider.

Think about what you want and how you want to achieve it.

If you don't clarify your thoughts you're in the early stages of the infuriating game of FIND ME A ROCK.

Think about it.  You send someone out with the sole purpose of finding a rock.  That's what you told them to do, so they go out and do it.

There's almost an infinite variety of rocks... the mind boggles
 - size (dimensions)
 - shape
 - colour
 - texture
 - weight
 - composition (what's it made from)

The amount of possible combinations is astounding and would most certainly be over-whelming if you tried to compare every-single-possible-option.

No doubt when you think you need a rock, you've got some idea of what you need it for and how you're going to use it.

But if you don't tell the person getting the rock…. what do you expect to get back from them?

This little game of FIND ME A ROCK can be used when ordering bags too and we find it intolerable and virtually impossible to win.  So be sure to gather your thoughts on what you might need.

Make sure you've got all your information and details in place before going out getting anything done.

This is where is pays to narrow your focus.  Get a few ideas and then move forward with them.

Contact Us to narrow down the options.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Odds and Ends. Save Heaps

 Odds and Ends from Bag People
Our Odds and Ends page mean great savings.

Sometimes we need to open a box of bags which leaves a few left over.

Now we're selling them cheap!

Every bag is in perfect condition and is 100% brand new.

Check our Odd's and End's page to buy online.

Contact Bag People if you can't find what you're looking.  We'll be able to sort something out.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Do you only want 1 or 2 bags?

Do you only want 1 or 2 bags... perhaps 15 or 20?

If you've after a handful of bags then check out our retail website, Planet Eco Bags.

It's just been totally re-freshed with a complete facelift and has a lot more information than before.

Bag People are the Bag Experts and we really believe in sharing knowledge, so it goes without saying that there's heaps of good stuff on our pages.

When you're surfing around Planet Eco Bags don't forget to buy a few bags with the easy 3 step order and check-out.

Planet Eco Bags Delivery is free shipping on any order over AUD$24.95.

All bags are in stock and despatched next business day.

Happy shopping.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Evolution of Reusable

Reusable Bags come in all kinds of shapes and sizes and their evolution has been driven by consumers.

Consumer awareness has been the single greatest thing to drive the proliferation of Reusable Bags.

Consumer, then Business.  After consumers started (and maintained) the push to reusable, businesses were forced to listen.

Businesses then took the concept and morphed it in to a sales and marketing opportunity whereby they realised that branding the bags would create some level of customer loyalty and that the consumers would feel proud to be supporting businesses that were "onboard" with the reusable movement.

As with most things, businesses then start to take it too far and in this case were starting to focus too much profits and the bottom-line which lead to diminished product quality which subsequently began to reduce the initial concept...

Reusable means use it more than once.

With quality reducing and the notion of reusable being held by a very thin threat, it almost got to a point where their so-called reusable bag was worth not much more than a heavy-weight single-use bag.  Thus reducing the actual impact of reuse.

Now we're finding the the process is slowly coming full-circle and product quality is improving being reintroduced to bags so they'll actually last more than a few uses.

Another boost for better bags has been a number of Governments joining the cause and getting more reusable bags in circulation (usually via a small fee on single-use bags).

These small steps along a better quality reusable path will help us all in the long run.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Call-out for Retailers

 Planet Eco Bags
Do you have an Online or Real World Store?

Check out (pardon the pun), Planet Eco Bags.

They're simple little bags that might be able to add a few dollars to your bottom-line.

Drop-Ship is not troubles either.

Have a look at Planet Eco Bags.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Up-cycled Rice Bags

Our Up-cycled Rice Bags made in Cambodia are storming along.

They're made by a not-for-profit company whose purpose is providing education, skills training and meaningful employment for Cambodian's with physical disabilities.

The bags are made from Woven Polypropylene which is reclaimed Rice Sacks from local production.

With 2 sizes and a variety of colour options they're excellent for any occasion.

Buy online from Bag People.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

2014 starts fast

2014 has started with everyone needing things they promised in 2013.

Seems as though a lot of people had a lot of things on their desk they did not clear up at the end of the year.

As such, we've been driven straight in to a frenzy of activity of everyone need things "last year"... we're most used to people needing things yesterday!

Anyway, at the end of 2013 we blogged about "stop the music" and so it was done over Christmas.

We've all come back with long lists of new exciting things to implement.

New websites, new products, new warehouse, waaaay more stock and a whole lot of new ideas on how to get it all done.

.... I think we need to "stop the music" again to check to see it we can achieve it all.

Who wins?  Our customers of course.