Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Drawstring Bags - Which One to Choose

We get asked all the time what is the difference between all the drawstring bags we have on our site since we have over 80 different ones to choose from.  Besides the obvious differences such as with our speciality bags that are shaped like a baseball or football or whatever or our bags that might fold up into themselves the differences all come down to your personal preferences.

Some of the bags are made of Non-Woven Polypropylene which is the same material that you get when you buy one of those reusable grocery bags, these bags are usually less expensive.  Most of the bags are made out of 210 Denier Nylon some are 420 Denier Nylon, the difference being the 420 is a little heavier then the 210.  All these materials work well for this type of bag, what you choose may depend upon what your budget is or what you are using the bag for.  For example if the bag is basically being used for some kind of packaging such as a sweatshirt or to carry home several different items the Non-Woven Polypropylene works great and usually cost less then the Nylon.  None of these bags are meant to be used as a school bag, they are not sturdy enough to carry all the textbooks that students have to carry with them on a daily basis.

The other major diffence with the bags is what little extras they have.  Such as an exterior zippered pocket or an interior pocket, or a mesh pocket for a water bottle or a slot for ear buds.  Whenever you start adding any of the little extras it will raise the pricing somewhat.  But there are enough bags with a large variety of options on our site that you should be able to find just the right bag with just the right options for just the right price.

Drawstring bags are one of the most popular party favors every year for many reasons
- Priced right
- Functional
- Large Imprint Areas
- Long Lasting
- Large Selection to Choose From

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What To Give As Your Party Favor! - Part 3

Your theme should be reflected in either the item you choose or the imprint you use.  Obviously you wouldn’t want to give out a baseball related item when your theme is the movies.  But you could give a bag for either theme and then incorporate the chosen theme into your artwork.  Your party favor distributor should have many different items with related themes or suggestions for art that relates to your theme.

Where to buy your item should not be taken lightly.  Nowadays your party planner, decorator, photographer, band, florist, invitation person or even your venue might try to sell you your party favor.  They think by the time you get to the party favor you are so tired with the whole process that you will accept whatever they suggest.  Just remember many times the last thing done at a party is the handing out of the party favor, so sometimes that is your last impression to leave your party goers with a great memory of your party.  So don’t settle for these suppliers trying to sell you something because they never have the selection a true party favor distributor can offer you.  On a most sites, you can choose from hundreds of items and on our site we have over a thousand different items to select from.  Don’t let these suppliers whose main business is something else convince you to buy something they want to sell from there limited selection, buy from a legitimate party favor distributor who wants to sell you something you want to buy.  Your party favor distributor should also be able to help you with your art, they should be a one stop site for anything to do with party favors.

Whether you give something to the adults is entirely up to you and your budget.  It certainly has become more popular the past couple of years.  It is usually an unimprinted item versus an imprinted item that is usually given out to the kids.  What we suggest quite often is a place card holder, so it serves a dual purpose.  It is a great way to display your place cards and the adults get a little thank you gift that they can take home and put a photo into.  Your party favor distributor should be able to offer you many different items, such as wine stoppers, coasters, frames, that all are inexpensive but have a much higher perceived value and is a great way to say thank you to the adults.

In conclusion, when you choose your party favor whether it is for the children or the adults, whether it is more expensive or less expensive, whether you are ordering a limit amount or quite a few, make sure the party favor distributor you choose has a large selection at many different price points and can offer you different options for your imprint.