21 Jan 2014

Advertise on the move with promotional tote bags

It seems it has now become unfashionable to go shopping and use copious amounts of plastic bags to pack your shopping into. I would almost go as far as to say it has become more of a taboo – cashiers are offering fewer bags in an effort to encourage us to use less and many places are even charging for every bag used. Although it may be a little irritating at the time, we must bear in mind we are doing our bit for the environment and we are inevitably saving the planet! (Sounds like an excerpt from a Hollywood movie!)

There is no doubt that the printed promotional tote bag is making a big come back and its popularity is rising every day with the current economic climate. You may be thinking to yourself, “What on earth is a tote bag?” To be honest, it’s just a posh name for a cotton shopper bag with the classic square exterior and the long robust straps. If you are still unsure what these types of bag looks like – please visit www.promotionalproducts.co.uk and take a look at a few examples. It seems people love to carry them about because of their practicality, durability and convenience. They look good, are lightweight, are very cheap to purchase and last a lifetime. With this in mind, it is an intelligent decision for any company to invest in some personalised tote bags in order to promote their company name and contact details. They certainly do a great job and get your name out there amongst your competitors!

So what makes a shopping bag an ideal promotional tool? Well it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to work out the answer! Promotional bags, such as these, boast a very large print area which is great news if you are trying to raise brand awareness. They are a great medium to spread the word and make every penny you spend worthwhile. Think about how many people will see you logo in front of their eyes – bold and inviting, subtly reminding people who you are and what you do! Also because of the quality material they are manufactured from the print looks great and lasts longer then on other textiles. The other obvious reason is that tote bags can be used for many things; carrying groceries, carrying books and files to work, packed lunches, gym kit – you name it, they can carry it. It’s a great way to flaunt your company name and reach out to both your target audience and anyone else who can see the bag. You also need to take into consideration the fact that compared to other types of promotional media – printing on tote bags is less expensive but is just as effective. The more bags you give to people, the more chance for your brand to be exposed. You really cannot lose if you invest in these promotional items.

For more information on promotional bags and printed items visit www.promotionalproducts.co.uk.

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