Ordering custom poly bags is a simple process, but it’s important to make sure you know all the details about your bags before you order. To do this, figure out exactly what you need before you call your supplier with your order.

What Custom Poly Bags Do You Need?

Consider what you need from your bags — how they should look and feel, and what you need them to do. Do your bags need to hold heavy items? Do they need to be a specific color? Will they display your branding information? The more customizations you add to your bag design, the more information you’ll need to communicate to your supplier. When you order custom poly bags, you should know:

    • The type of poly bags you’re looking for: flat, wicketed, gusseted, sideweld, bottom seal, or other type of custom poly bags
    • How is the bag going to be closed?: fold over, tie, twist tie, taped, sealed
    • What custom branding you need on the bags: including your logo, the placement on the bag, printing (multiple labels), and your preferred colors
    • How many bags you need in your order

The other important piece of information you need to specify is when you need your custom poly bags. This will determine when you place your order.

When Do You Need Your Custom Poly Bags?

The process to make custom poly bags is streamlined to prepare your product quickly, but it takes time to develop the perfect product for your application. Ordering well ahead of when you need your custom poly bags will ensure the proper time and attention is given to product quality so you receive the best bags for your investment.

Consider the average production time for custom poly bags, and talk to your supplier about an estimate based on your specifications. Understand that the more customizations you have for your product, the longer lead time you’ll need to factor into your order. Our typical lead times for registered print bags are 6-8 weeks.

A good rule of thumb is to go back at least 4-6 weeks from the earliest time you need your bags in hand. For example, if you need your bags at your facility on January 30th, you’ll want to order at least a month, to a month and a half before, so place your order by December 15th.

How to Order Custom Poly Bags

When ordering your custom poly bags, be as specific as possible. Your supplier will need to know all the relevant information about your order to be able to design a proof and provide you with an accurate estimate. 

Your order should include the following information: size, style/shape, color, thickness, branding information (including branding copy, location of copy on the bag, specific colors) bag quantity, shipping instructions, and any other relevant information about the bag’s use and strength requirements.

When you order your custom poly bags, it’s important to include all the relevant details. The more information you provide upfront, the smoother the ordering, proofing, and manufacturing processes will roll out.

Confirming Your Custom Poly Bags Order

Confirm the details of your order with your custom poly bags supplier to make sure the details are as you require. It’s easier to fix problems before the bags are made than after they’ve been manufactured and packaged to ship. You can also confirm with your supplier the estimated shipping date and arrival of your custom poly bags. 

A trustworthy, reputable poly bag supplier will communicate with you along the way to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need, when you need it. They prioritize customer service so you understand every step of the process of making your custom order, and make sure you’re satisfied with the quality of the end product. This level of communication not only builds trust with your supplier, but also saves you time and money.

A reputable poly bag supplier should follow up with you three times about the status of your order: 

  1. Once, with a proof of your bag before printing including style, colors, and branding information. This stage will require your approval before the production of the bags can go ahead. 
  2. Again, when your order has been manufactured and shipped. 
  3. Finally, after you’ve received your order to make sure you are satisfied with the product quality, order quantity, and service.

Looking to make a custom poly bag order? A-Pac offers no minimum orders and custom capabilities to get you exactly the bags you need, when you need them. Contact us for more information.

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