Saturday, May 5, 2018

Pricing is a Guide

Did you know that the average consumer considers price as the number one determiner of quality.

It's not such a bizarre concept, think about it when you've made a comparison on products that you may not be familiar with.

Depending on the task at hand and whether or not you want the product to last - chances are that you do not select the cheapest amongst the options.

Think about clothing and your opinion on the quality of a pair of jeans.

If you're like most people, then the scale will look like this :

$20 / £12  ::  nope, they'll self destruct after the first time worn 
$50 / £30  ::  could be OK, but probably won't fit all that well

$150 / £90  ::  yes - this is the pair I'll choose
$350 / £220  ::  I'd buy these for a very special occasion

$800 / £500  ::  are you serious?
$1,200 / £700  ::  now we know your joking

The common perception is the first 2 pairs will be substandard in some way, probably poor construction and certainly low quality material.

The middle 2 pairs will be the best value and will be made from a nicer, longer lasting material and will fit nicely too.

The last 2 could be a practical test to see if you'll actually spend your money on such a thing?

Of course, these 3 price brackets are a random guide and while based on some fact, the numbers could be skewed to reflect a certain position.

The point is that most consumers use price as a guide for quality.

Does the cheapest price always win, or are some people more cautious of what actually goes in to a product?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Be a Bit Creative

Bags made by Bag People are in great demand; more and more companies are getting on board with our exceptional product quality and customer service.

Another option we give to our customers is the choice of fabric colour.

You decide what fabric will suit your needs (we can assist with the decisions if needed). Then you let us know what fabric colour will work best with your logo and brand presence.

You are the customer, so you're in control. You know what is best so just tell us.

Email us to find out more.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

DuraPaper - String and Gong Strong

DuraPaper launched in December 2016.

It is genuinely reusable paper bag.  It combines the wonderful finish and feeling of paper with the extra long lasting base of laminated woven PP.

So what's good about DuraPaper?

  • grown on tress
  • super strong (carrying up to 18kg)
  • ethically sourced
  • long-life reusability
  • 98% biodegradable
  • water repellent
See the DuraPaper website for more details.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

What is the Cost?

Is the cheapest price always the best value?

In the bag business the cheapest price usually wins the order, this is unfortunate because it leads to the wrong products being supplied and worse still, very poor quality products that do not last as long as they should.

Here's the formula for deciding what's important to you when choosing your bag supplier.

You fill in the blanks with. Good. Cheap. Quick.

I want bags that are _______ and _______, but not _______.

There will be 3 outcomes :
:: Good and Quick, but not Cheap.
:: Cheap and Good, but not Quick.
:: Quick and Cheap, but not Good.

At Bag People, we've found that customer never ask product products that are "not good", but we're always asked for cheap.

We can do cheap products, but we need a bit of time for delivery (usually about 8-10 weeks).

Other than than, we can fill all of your needs.

Quality is one of our Cornerstones and as such we won't sell you short. Don't damage your brand with bags of inferior quality.

Ask yourself "what is the cost?

Contact Us to find out more.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Brilliant Canvas Bags

Fashion meet function or is it function meeting fashion?

Our Heavy Weight Canvas Bags produced in luxurious super-heavy weight fabric.

Not just one step above the plain old Cotton Shopper.

These bags blow Cotton completely away.

There's no real comparison.

Black - White - Natural.

Email us now

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Welcome 2018

Signing off from last year and signing on to this year have been almost seamless, we only really stopped for Christmas Day and New Years Day.

I'm not sure what phenomenon caused the extra activity over the holiday break?  But it's a good sign for our business as we press in to 2018.

In Australia, we'll be increasing our stock holding (again) and it won't be too long before we need larger premises (again), but with every move we make - it's always controlled.  We grow to 120% of capacity before relocating.

With more stock we can offer faster and more accurate turn-around.

I say accurate because in the past we have needed to substitute products for customers die to limited stock.  Don't worry, the substitute is always a higher specification.

But now, with the extra stock capacity we're able to supply the items on order.

In the UK the business is going from strength to strength.

The team there are working very well with large volumes and premium brands.

That said, they're also working very well with custom printed smaller orders.

Their capacity is from 100 bags through to 50,000 per container.

This year we expect business to build again.

With a number of regions and governments banning plastic bags business should be good for a reusable bag company.