Plastic Bags Banned - What Is a Cost Effective Solution for My Business?

City after city have banned the use of plastic bags. Reports such as these are on the rise, Seattle being the latest. I believe the first city to deploy such a ban was San Francisco, however, this is not limited to the west coast; cities such as Austin and Aspen are also on board. On the east coast cities such as Southampton Village, East Hampton Village in New York, and Westport, Connecticut have very restrictive bans as well. If your city or state has not yet banned their use, it won't be long. It is time to begin the process of finding a viable option to replace these, before the ban takes place; if it has already hit your place of business, then you know what a struggle it is to find a replacement in a short amount of time.

Either way, it is imperative to find a replacement that will prove cost-effective for you and likable to your customer. A qualified promotional products distributor can make the search an easier one. Many things need to be considered; budget, color options, size options, decoration options. Another consideration is time-frame, some companies ship in a 24-48 hour time frame while others have a 4-6 week turnaround. Not knowing this information ahead of time could lead to business disaster. Could you imagine telling your customer that you expected bags in but they didn't arrive yet... For a business this is, of course, unacceptable.

When calling on a promotional products distributor for a plastic bag alternative be sure to ask about 'in-hands' date. You should ask for them to research and get back to you with detailed information about the best alternative for your business. Some key information they will need is first, budget constraints, how much money is allocated to this necessity and how many bags do you go through in a month, do you use one size only or do you need multiple sizes? It is very helpful to let them know what the bags will be used for so that they can recommend the correct thickness for you.

You need to consider aesthetics too. How many colors are in your logo? Will a simple one color logo look good and be appropriate or is it imperative that you get a bag with full color process? A skilled professional can help you determine the best fit for your company. There are many options and considerations to weigh when choosing the best fit for the needs of your company. Don't simply go with the cheapest bag you can find, but it is not necessary to buy the most expensive alternative either. If you rely on a professional promotional products distributor it will make your transition from plastic bags to a 'greener' alternative almost painless.