Finding paper shopping bags for your store can be more of a hassle than you think. There is no one-size-fits-all bag out there that is perfect for all possible types of use. Well, if there were, we would be out of business (or probably just manufacturing that one type of bag exclusively). Choosing the right bag for your store is just like picking the best route on a GPS; it is always preferred to take the fastest, safest, and most cost-effective route. Going with the first item you see might leave you either paying way too much for paper bags or your products free-falling from your customer’s hand before they can even leave your store! But don’t worry, it’s not rocket science. Before you go looking for where to buy kraft paper bags wholesale, take a couple of minutes to go over this quick guide, and you won’t be having any problems getting your bulk paper bags anytime soon.

Paper Weight

Kraft paper

No, we’re not talking about those weird knick-knacks you put on top of your table to keep your documents from getting blown away. Kraft paper bags are made of, well, kraft paper. These are not like the ones you write or print with, and it’s not just because they are brown. Kraft paper is a special type of paper made with chemically processed pulp from wood chips that underwent what is called the kraft process. Most paper bags are made of this material, especially those manufactured in our own factories. They are available in a variety of thicknesses which you can derive by looking at their paperweight in grams per square meter (gsm). Basically, the heavier the paper, the thicker it is. An exception to this is when the bag has additional features like plastic windows or foil interiors, which may use marginally thinner paper instead since most don’t require a lot of extra reinforcements. This matters especially if you are using paper bags as packaging for food products because if the paper is too thin, moisture from the food might easily tear the bag.


Paper bags with handles make for great shopping bags because of their comfort and convenience, and it all comes down to what type of handle the bag came equipped with. There is a small, albeit still notable, difference between different types of handles. The most common ones are twisted paper, flat paper, paper bag rope, and die-cut handles. Rope handles are easily the most comfortable ones when carrying heavy loads; that’s why you’ll often see them in wine bottle paper bags. Die-cut handles also fit snugly on your hands and are actually quite strong too. However, it gets a little harder to use them if the bag is filled up to the top. Twist paper and flat paper handles are on the weaker end than the other two previously mentioned, but they make up for it by being more cost-efficient. They are typically the best as budget shopping bags and for light items. Note that a small price difference matters when you’re buying paper bags in wholesale quantities. Those few cents add up in the long run.


It’s not enough that you have a durable and easy-to-carry bag; you also might want to try and add a little bit of flavor to them as well to really make the most out of your brown paper bags wholesale purchase. Just slapping your logo is enough to boost your marketing. After all, your customers aren’t the only people who are going to see your shopping bags. When they’re out there in public, you have to take advantage of each pair of eyes that catches a glance on it. And why stop there? Add a splash of color, maybe a plastic window if you’re selling baked goods and other snacks. A good design can really highlight your brand and garner more interest in your business. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. You’re designing a shopping bag, not a kindergarten project.



Many people tend to forget this part, but as soon as you or your customers are done using the paper bags for their original load, they’re going to have to end up somewhere. Most brown paper bags are made of recyclable and biodegradable materials. Still, it would be best if you remembered that some bags contain small amounts of plastic, like those used for windows and other materials like foil. Those don’t decompose at the same rate as paper bags. Clean brown paper bags go to the recycling bin, while those with similar features like the aforementioned usually belong in the non-biodegradables. Higher quality paper bags are best kept at home and reused instead.


Getting the best bags for your business is vital in securing your products as your customers take them home. Remember: A satisfied customer is most often a returning customer, so providing good end-to-end service is a good way to retain them. We have personal experience with this in Bagitan Packaging.

As one of the leading paper bag manufacturers in China, we have worked with many world-renowned brands worldwide and provided them with the best service we can offer. You might have seen our products unknowingly during a trip to the mall, when you’re ordering takeout in a famous coffee shop, or even on an airplane (yes, we’re also an air sickness bag manufacturer). Our goal is to show the world why we should be the top result in your mind when you ask yourself, “where can I buy wholesale paper gift bags?”. And the only way to do that is if we keep continuing to provide the high-quality standard of our brand.

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