Retail Bags and Boxes Key Terms
Learn the lingo when presenting your customers with retail boxes and bagsYou may find yourself coming across unfamiliar terms and jargon while shopping for retail bags and boxes for your business. If you don't learn these terms, you may pass up excellent products such as jute bags, chipboard boxes, e-flute products, and boxes with a living hinge. You may even learn a little about products you already know about, like T-shirt bags and printed bags.
If you're new to shopping for retail bags and boxes, or if you just need some extra explanations to help your established business, get informed with these key terms.
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T-sacks or T-shirt bagsThese bags have many names: t-sacks, t-shirt bags, grocery bags and to-go bags are just a few. These are the standard plastic bags you get at the grocery check-out line. Because of the shape of the handles and bag, it looks similar to a t-shirt.
E-fluteE-flute boxes are made from fiberboard. There's single-face e-flute and double-face. E-flute consists of a crinkled paper sheet, which is the flute part, with two sheets of paper liner glued on either side. It is lightweight and biodegradable, and can be used for temporary displays as well.
Jute bagsJute is a vegetable fiber from India used inexpensively and naturally to make bags and other products. Jute is a popular choice for reusable and biodegradable shopping bags or as customized business promotional items.
ChipboardChipboard boxes are a popular, lightweight choice for packaging in retail stores and other industries. Chipboard is often used for soap packaging, and as apparel and gift boxes.
Printed bagsMost retailers want their bags and boxes customized. Some printed bag wholesalers have bags in stock that have "Thank You" on them, and offer more customized solutions for companies that want logos and other company information printed.
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