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If you’re a purchasing manager or business owner looking for bulk bags, your bottom line is, no doubt, a priority. Economy and efficacy are important, especially when it comes to choosing packaging solutions. Bulk bags are a cost-effective and extremely durable packaging option that also offers sustainability, customisability and quality. So how much does a bulk bag cost?

Before we get there, bulk bags can actually help to save your company money in the long run as they are reusable and recyclable. Finding the right bulk bag supplier is important; if the bulk bag is too cheap then it won’t be durable or safe to work with. If it’s too expensive then your bottom line will be impacted. You need to find a supplier that strikes a balance between cost and quality.

Custom Bulk Bags is a leading manufacturer of high-quality bulk bags in South Africa. Our products meet strict international standards for safety and design. They all have a minimum 5:1 safety factor and can be reused multiple times before needing to be recycled. Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we are a Level 3 B-BBEE supplier. Our bulk bags range in price and are based purely on the spec required.


How much can a bulk bag hold

What goes into the cost of a bulk bag?

A bulk bag is more than just woven polypropylene fabric and loops. There are processes, quality tests and regulatory standards that must be met before a bulk bag can be put on sale. In addition, the highly-customisable nature of bulk bags means that there is no single blueprint that can be dialled in to a machine to churn out a large batch of finished bags.

Our bulk bags are tailor-made by a highly skilled team of seamstresses using industrial equipment. The polypropylene tapes are extruded in-house and our looms weave them together into a strong and durable fabric. We offer various attachments and optional extras so that our bulk bags meet your specific requirements.

A good bulk bag supplier will learn about your business and listen to your needs before sending you a batch of bags. Custom Bulk Bags offers in-house technical support through consultations with customers to ensure that the products we provide are perfectly suited to your business processes and equipment. We offer technical guidance and expertise on the best designs to choose for your purposes.

In addition, the years of research and development (R&D) and quality control tests that we have conducted ensure that our bulk bags are of the highest quality and can perform many times under loaded weight. Consider these costs when looking for a supplier and choose one that holds international certifications in these areas. These aren’t steps that a reputable supplier should overlook.

What to look for when choosing a bulk bag supplier

What else to consider about cost

Since the cost of a bulk bag can range to quite an extent, the technical specifications and optional extras that you choose will directly impact the final price. Filling and discharging attachments add to this cost, but they also make your business more efficient and effective. Labelling and printing on the fabric also add to the price but this makes shipping and logistics easier, not to mention the obvious branding advantages of having your business logo on the sides of your bulk bags. These are considerations that should be taken into account when placing an order.

Buying bulk bags in large quantities can also help you save money. The extra bags can either be stored at your company premises until they are needed, or you can chat to your supplier about setting up a scheduled release to have batches delivered at regular intervals. This can help you lower the cost of each bag. For more information about our bulk bags, please contact us today. 


Custom Bulk Bags is a leading South African manufacturer of woven polypropylene bags for various industries, such as mining, chemicals and food. We are able to produce over 3.5-million bulk bags per year, keeping our customers in stock at all times. Our bags adhere to the highest levels of quality as a result of our stringent in-house testing and quality control programmes.

Custom Bulk Bags holds ISO 9001 certification and we currently have a number of UN-certified designs. We are a Level 3 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact Follow us on Facebook for our latest news and industry insights.