Wondering whether your business should start using paper bags? While they might not be the most interesting topic in the world, understanding the differences between various types of bags and their capacities and functions can be useful for any restaurant, take-out business, or grocery store.
With the wide range of paper bag sizes available, it can be hard to pick the product that best suits the needs of your business. Keep reading to learn more about the distinctions between different bags.
Paper bags generally come in two colors: brown and white. While brown paper bags are used more frequently than their white counterparts, white bags will highlight your establishment's logo and present a cleaner appearance than brown bags. Regardless of the color you choose, all of these products feature a thick construction that's resistant to tears and rips.
If you run a restaurant or small deli, paper lunch bags or shopping bags with handles are a useful choice for your business. Additionally, grocery stores usually need heavy weight paper grocery bags and sacks. Liquor stores can use beer, liquor, and wine bags, while merchandiser bags work well for boutiques or bookstores. If you run a produce stand or farmer's market, we recommend produce and market paper bags. Finally, paper bread and recloseable coffee and cookie bags are a great choice for bakeries and cafes.
The chart below provides basic information on paper bag types and capacities, along with their average length, width, and height measurements. The units used to measure the capacities of paper bags include ounces, pounds, inches, pecks, quarts, and liters. A peck is equivalent to 2 gallons, 8 dry quarts, 16 dry pints, or around 9 liters.
|Lunch Bags||1/2 - 5 lb.||11"||3 - 5 1/4"||5 - 10"|
|Grocery Bags||2 - 25 lb.||17"||4 - 12"||7 - 18"|
|Beer, Liquor, and Wine Bags||Varies||Varies||3 - 10"||11 - 16"|
|Baguette Bread Bags||Varies||--||4 - 5 1/2"||16 - 28"|
|Produce Bags||1/4 - 1 pk.||Varies||6 - 8"||8 - 10 1/2"|
|Recloseable Tin Tie Coffee Bags||1/2 - 8 lb.||9 3/4"||4 - 6 1/2"||7 - 16"|
|Merchandise Bags||Varies||--||6 - 21"||9 - 24"|
Believe it or not, the world of paper bags has its own set of unique terms and descriptors. Here are a few of the most important:
If you're having trouble deciding whether your business should use paper bags, consider the following important factors:
As you can see, there are both benefits and drawbacks to using paper bags. When choosing bags for your business, it is important to have enough knowledge to make an educated decision on which type is best for you. If you are looking for a classic look and feel, paper bags are a great option for your restaurant, school, catering company, grocery store, or deli.