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  1. New Web Site for Bag Mart Australia

    We are pleased to welcome you to our new website store, featuring a faster and easier system for use on desktop through to mobile devices.

    All the same high quality paper bags and plastic bags remain at our low competitive wholesale prices, with some new products too. Added to the collection are the spotty bags and the forest range. The spotty range are quality paper bags with handles, featuring the regular strong brown Kraft paper bags with twist handles, and a red, black or white exterior print to reveal brown Kraft spots. These are sure to impress your customers and stand out. The Forest range are a subtle collection of red, black and green spruce shaped prints patterned onto our regular and strong white Kraft bags with brown twist handles, a balanced choice for the environmentally sensitive needing bulk paper bags.

    Also featured on the new site is the introduction of 24/7 checkout discounts for customers signed into their online account. Current brackets are 3% f

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  2. Paper Bags for Homeware Stores

    Homeware stores provide the unique service of helping make a house a home - a pleasant place to be. They provide things that make life easier and a way for people to express themselves. What a grand thing to do! People create comfort and beauty through their choice of interior decor and conveniences. The customer wants to create great experience whenever they walk in through their front door, and be at home. And to make your store feel homey and a wonderful place to be, paying attention to your customer service is important. Packaging is a big part of customer service as homeware stores well know! Not only is it for safe carrying, it’s the clincher that accents the customers purchase and their choice of shop! They’ll want to come back for your products……… and another lovely bag.

    Some quick suggestions: 1. Kraft Brown Paper Twist Midi Boutique - Middle-size lounging landscape shape, perfect for bedd

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  3. The Plastic Bag Ban

    Currently, Australia is in the middle of banning lightweight plastic bags from it’s states. Perhaps it’s time to rethink your packaging strategy. Lightweight plastic bags have been banned in most Australian states. Since 1977, singlet plastic bags with handles, 35 microns or less in thickness, made of high density or low density plastic, were offered by supermarkets, the type that sometimes breaks halfway to your car! Businesses are prohibited from providing them directly to customers as carry packaging for bought goods. In 2011, the Australian Capital Territory was the first state to ban this kind of bag. Northern Territory, South Australia and Tasmania came next and recently Western Australia and Queensland banned them also. Victoria has announced its intention to ban and NSW will likely follow suit. That’s a list of every state in the country! We should be aware of the harmful effects of single-use plastic bags. Many thin filmy bags massively contribute to landfills, float in

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  4. Plastic & Paper Bags for Bookshops, Book Fairs and Libraries

    Bags for libraries, bookshops and bookstores are an important part of creating the best experience for your customers. The textured feel of paper, the sweet and musty fragrance of yellowing pages or the keen smell of a new volume. Neat print, shelves full of stories, rows of pictures and information. Ink and plastic, wood and fabric. A lovely place to be. Sit and drink your coffee with a new book on your knee! So, pick a bag that will complement your store atmosphere.

    Many people appreciate the experience of walking into a brick and mortar shop to find a good book. And the customary book bag is one of the pleasant experiences. A bookshop is a sensory kind of store, its not just the info inside but also the look and feel of a book that secures a purchase. Second-hand bookshops with their beautiful weathered wares choose brown kraft paper bags to fit in with the browns and soft, faded colours. Children’s books and gifts stores are bright and lively places full of pictures, whe

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  5. Promote the Tote!

    All Kate’s stuff fell out of the thin plastic bag onto the asphalt as she fumbled for her keys. Crash! She watched the brand new products roll under the next car. Uugghh. Plastic bags now need a substitute if your items are heavy or bulky! No time like the present with the plastic bag ban recently launched in Q.L.D and W.A and the giant stores like Woolworths and Coles following suit. No-one wants their customers to have a negative experience. Neither does anyone want their home to be littered and oceans polluted. Many products need a stronger bag. Let’s…. Promote the TOTE! Made from tough polypropylene, tote bags are durable, reusable, responsible and practical. They’re the most eco friendly plastic bag of the lot since they can be reused enough to counteract the environmental cost of their production.

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  6. Sustainable Paper Bags for 2018

    2018 will be the time for a new year resolution at Bag Mart, as Australia seeks higher use of paper bags for a sustainable future. Recycled paper and renewable plantation resources is the best environmental combination that offers quality paper bags at good prices - Bag Mart can to help you with carry bags that can be reused and recycled, making them the smart choice both for now and the years ahead. Not poor quality and appearance that many think has to be the case with recycled products, but high quality paper bags that are super strong and attractive, carry bags that your customers will enjoy using. Kraft brown and kraft white remain our most popular bags, with either the twisted paper or deluxe rope handles. Always practical and very presentable for a myriad of uses in medical, corporate, retail and event situations, our bags will out-perform the competition and give you confidence to load them up without fear of breakages. Coloured paper bags are also popular for that add

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  7. Bag Mart Paper Bags for The Games Lab

    Inner City Melbourne based retail & online shop The Games Lab have been a long time customer of Bag Mart Australia, preferring to use our Kraft brown paper carry bags instead of plastic bags. They have a great range of all sorts of games, both in the traditional physical board and card type games, right through to the sophisticated computer gaming.
    The Street Front Shop
    The Games Lab[/caption] They Loathe Plastic Bags and use our Deluxe version paper bags with the black rope handles, an extra touch of service. You can find them at The Games Lab, phone (03) 9602 2075, 328 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne 3000. The Bag Mart Team.

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  8. Paper Bags for Florist & Fresh Flower Shops

    Busy florist shops need quality paper bags, and over the last 10 years Bag Mart Australia has served the fresh flower industry with paper bags of various shapes and sizes. With a demanding point of sale routine, retail Florists need the right support items on hand and high quality paper bags are definitely one of those items. The most common style is the Kraft Brown with paper twist handle, offering a good set of features. The first point is strength; water treated before manufacture, our paper bags are very strong even when they get slightly wet, offering a longer use time for items like fresh flowers where the water may escape and damage the bag. The second point is seam strength; every part of each seam is glued through, making each bag strong in the entire construction, a very important aspect when carrying fresh flowers that may lean on one part of the bag unevenly when carrying them. Thirdly is the handle strength; twisted paper handles that are glued into the top paper layer

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  9. Paper Bags - the Natural Choice

    Most people would say that paper bags are better than plastic, but have you ever stopped to consider why? One thought on the subject brings a surprisingly simple answer. We as human beings respond more favourably to the natural environment around us, and to those things which are made directly from it. Though we are surrounded by synthetic products every day, we love to see a tree swaying in the breeze and a cow munching on some grass. The history of paper itself is about trees that were used to make the paper, with a visible and tangible connection between the source and the end use of the product. We like timber furniture, leather shoes, wool and cotton garments for the same reason, and we like them to last. The first aspect to this observation, is that the source is renewable. Plants and animals grow and reproduce, so the source of the products that we use from them can be made available to following generations. Our link to nature itself and the cycle of life draws our choice

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  10. Brown Paper Carry Bags - Bag Mart Australia

    Brown paper carry bags are an important part of many retail, corporate and event routines. So often there are an array of items to put together for people to take away with them, and Bag Mart has been supplying such events and points of sale with high quality brown bags for over 10 years. The important features of a good quality paper carry bag is overall strength & function. This is a combination of paper thickness and density, gluing of seams and the handle design and type. Shape proportions also have much to do with how the factors work for a strong bag. All Bag Mart brown paper carry bags are made from water treated 110gsm kraft paper. Water treatment is important because the paper surfaces do not flare with the glue application. This fully glued process along the entire length of the seams, to a treated brown paper, is a vital component of the bag strength. Paper Twist Handle designs are fully glued too with a large patch, making for a very strong connection to the bag where

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