Whether you’re new to the world of bulk bags or a veteran looking for a new supplier, you’ll probably do some shopping around to get various quotes. You’ll want to compare prices to narrow down your options and find the right supplier that can match your budget. One thing you need to bear in mind is that cheaper is not always better.
When comparing quotes, the more expensive one may be the result of higher quality bulk bags, better manufacturing standards and a range of certifications that guarantee long-term durability. Each manufacturer or supplier will quote based on their costs of production and raw materials, so it’s important to also look into the manufacturing process and accreditations held by each supplier.
Custom Bulk Bags is a leading manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags in South Africa. We produce up to 3.5 million bulk bags per annum, all of which have a minimum safety factor rating of 5:1 and are manufactured in accordance with international standards and regulations, including UN-certified designs.
How quotes are generated
Bulk bag suppliers will create quotes based on customer specifications. Bulk bags are highly customisable packaging solutions with many optional extras and design variations. Before asking for a quote, you need to know what you’ll use your bulk bags for and how you will use them.
Bulk bag suppliers will always ask for an accurate breakdown of your needs and on-site equipment as this will determine which fabrics to use, whether you need inner liners or additional coatings, what type of seams and hems to use, as well as various other components that need to be added on.
To keep costs down, don’t overbuild your bulk bags. Prepare your specifications and work closely with the bulk bag consultant to ensure you get what you need without paying for unnecessary extras. To create an accurate quote, your supplier will need the following information:
- Dimensions (which will determine volume)
- Top style (open, duffel, spout, etc.)
- Bottom style (flat, spout, full bottom discharge, etc.)
- Inner liners (form liner, baffled, anti-static, etc.)
- Lifting loop style (single, cross corner, Stevedore, etc.)
- Weight capacity (safe working load)
- Type of product going in bulk bags
- Single-use or multi-use
- Printing or branding
- Coated or uncoated
- Quantity of bags needed (or volume of materials to be stored)
- Expected lead time
You don’t need all the answers to the above questions; your bulk bag consultant can determine these answers when running through your needs with you. This will allow your supplier to put together the best bulk bags for your needs. From there, they will be able to generate an accurate quote.
Before going through with an order
Once you’ve received your quotes from various suppliers, you need to determine which one will provide the highest quality bulk bags within your given budget. Going for the cheapest quote is not always the best solution as these bulk bags may be sub-par. This could place your employees and equipment at risk.
You are also free to ask your suppliers for samples of fabric or to see an example of a finished product that matches your specifications. This will allow you to feel and hold the material or actual bulk bag in your hand before going through with the order.
At Custom Bulk Bags, we pride ourselves on our expert consultations and ability to give potential customers solid advice when it comes to picking the right bulk bags for their needs. Speak to one of our consultants and they’ll take you through the entire process, ensuring that you understand each step along the way. 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 2 B-BBEE manufacturer and supplier and fall under the ownership structure of Deneb Investments Limited. For more information on our products, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram for our latest news and industry insights.