Life’s Wrapped in Details: Why are Paper Bags an Idea That Sells

Everyone loves shopping, whether they admit it or not. And shopping would be incomplete without shopping bags. In fact, whenever someone says they’ve been shopping, you imagine them carrying a ton of shopping bags looking all fancy. But that’s because they’re an inseparable part of retail. Wherever you go, whatever you buy, you’ll get a bag – some convenient, some inconvenient.

The importance of shopping bags in our life can’t be overstated. Most of the bags we bring home with us are re-used in another way generally, because of their durable nature and because they come in different sizes for different quantities. They can be made of any material, like paper, plastic, jute, cloth and so on. However, it has come to my attention that lately, paper bags are becoming increasingly more popular over other types of bags. Why you ask?


Well first and foremost, they’re more durable and resilient than most other types of bags. They are typically brown, but you can easily find colored paper bags as well. You can opt for bright colored paper bags if you don’t want dark, boring colors. They’re environmentally friendly and typically made from trees grown in a controlled area.

Paper bags are both biodegradable and recyclable, meaning you can reuse them repeatedly or have them shipped to a paper mill so that they can be made use of for something else. Moreover, it takes less energy to recycle paper bags than plastic bags, and they pose less threat for the environment. So by choosing a high quality paper bag for your retailing business, you’re adding professional and “go green” appeal to your customers which will not go unnoticed and unappreciated.

Some of the businesses that paper bags are great containers for are coffee, tea leaves, snack food and nuts, candy, clothes, etc. Fresh coffee beans or grounds can be displayed through a small “window”, polypropylene or glassine to ensure it stays fresh. This way, your customers can carry their coffee home while advertising your brand, and the bags can be custom made so that they can easily open and close on demand.

Not just coffee, but if you’re looking for an environmentally friendly and efficient solution for your edible products that will sparkle with value and appeal, you should choose paper bags with special features that will seal in the freshness and provide to the aesthetic look of your service or brand. When you properly pack your products, you increase their quality, which can help promote and market your brand to your target audience.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.