It's entirely possible you'll never give carrier bags a second thought - until you start up a business. Until that point, you would use them to carry home your shopping and then put them in a drawer with the vague idea that you must not throw them out.
But carriers are an essential part of any business with products to sell - both in terms of practicality and as an advertising tool for your company. As a result you will need to think about the most cost-effective means of acquiring them. So where do you start?
That is, questions to first ask yourself and then to find out from the manufacturers in your search for the perfect carrier.
This is important, as you may need different sizes or thicknes or particularly strong handles. It may also affect whether you can have paper or polythene carriers.
This will be more expensive but it will promote your name and image outside the business. A striking bag is an effective advertisement for the company.
You may be restricted by a minimum order or it may be that you will have a high turnover, will all your products need separate bags?
This is where you weigh up the other questions. For example you need stronger bags so you might not be able to have so many colours on them. What is most important to your business?
Once you've armed yourself with some of these details it's time to find someone who will make the bags for you.