Can You Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Mailing Bags?
- Marta Griffin | June 9, 2022
A small business whose revenues can’t finance large-scale, commercial production of mailing bags can still have good eco-friendly mailing bags to use. However, the company will have to decide whether to make the bags themselves or outsource them.
There are pros and cons to having your eco-friendly mailing bags produced by specialists or yourself. The following are some thoughts about the two options that should help you determine whether to make the mailing bags at home or not.
I. Making Mailing Bags at Home Saves Money
Making these Eco-friendly mailing bags will save you money, especially when you don’t need too many of them. Commercial manufacturers may demand that you order a certain minimum number for the order to be viable on their end. You will also notice that when you request a few pieces of the mailing bags, the manufacturer will charge you more for the money.
If you are making the paper in bulk, you will get better value for money if you engage a company with the ability to produce them quickly in bulk.
II. Making Mailing Bags By Hand Can Personalize Your Brand
Many customers develop greater brand loyalty when their products are personalized. A handmade mailing bag will make the customer feel closer to the brand, thus enhancing the possibility of returning. While this idea is excellent, a certain level of precision may be difficult to achieve when production is not mechanized. If it is achievable, it may take too long for you to get the desired results.
If, for example, you want to make twisted paper handles for your eco-mailing bag, you might find it challenging to have it appropriately twisted. The people who can do it well will need to take time. This means that they will make fewer mailing bags and spend a lot of time they could use to do something else.
You can remedy this situation by ordering pre-fabricated parts of the bag that are difficult to make at home from the manufacturers when they are ready. This would mean that you will put everything else together by yourself and only fix the said complex parts.
III. Printing May be Difficult when you Make the Mailing Bags by Yourself.
We are operating on the premise that you want to make these mailing bags because you have a small business and you don’t need too many of them. One of the advantages of using these eco-friendly mailing bags is that you can brand them and then use them for marketing your business. Making them yourself would mean procuring a printing machine or using unbranded bags. Procuring a printer of this nature comes with other expenses, and it may not be prudent to get one because printing is not part of your core business.
In conclusion, it is evident that making mailing bags by yourself may be possible but with considerable hurdles. You have a choice between outsourcing parts of the process, obtaining equipment to complete the job or having to do with incomplete mailing bags.