Author: Mid-Atlantic Packaging

5 Ways to Save Money with Retail Packaging


No matter what kind of business or store you run, custom retail packaging can help give your store a higher-end and personalized feel, which every customer can appreciate.

Because it doesn’t matter if you’re selling dog food or diamonds, repeat business and loyal customers are the secret sauce that can mean your store’s success. And keeping your name at the forefront of your customers’ minds, is a main ingredient!

Still, many business owners incorrectly assume that purchasing customized shopping bags will drive their operating costs through the roof. But in reality, all this assumption does is let you miss advertising opportunities and ways to save money on your packaging needs.

Wait. Save money? But, isn’t custom packaging more expensive? It depends on how you look at it.

Let us explain how you can actually save money, build your brand, and increase customer loyalty through customized packaging. Read More

4 Things to Consider When Buying Retail Shopping Bags


Once you figure out the answer to the basic question, “What is retail packaging?” you may be full of creative ideas for how your custom retail packaging can set you apart from the competition. And when you consider that recent studies show that 9 out of 10 consumers have reused a custom branded bag or box, it just makes sense to consider customizing your packaging. But before you let your imagination run wild, there are a few things you might want to take into consideration.

We’ve gathered a helpful checklist of questions to ask yourself before you commit to a huge order of retail shopping bags that don’t actually work for your business. Check them out below! Read More

How Custom Shopping Bags Can Help Your Retail Business Stand Out from the Competition



According to recent research, a lot can happen in a couple seconds. It takes the average shopper about 2.5 seconds to decide whether or not to make a purchase. The reality is, if you wait to start influencing customers until they walk into your shop and start browsing through your racks and shelves, you’re simply not being as efficient or effective as you could be. Online shopping has made instant gratification (minus the wait for delivery time) the name of the retail game—so how can brick-and-mortar stores compete? By providing a unique, fun, and focused in-store experience that, no matter what you’re selling, just can’t be found online.

One way to up the retail experience? By packaging your products in customized shopping bags. Read More

7 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Custom Shopping Bags


We know that when you’re starting a new boutique or business, you have a million different things to juggle. No, we really know…because we were there once too. MidAtlantic Packaging is home grown, and we spent hours, weeks, months, getting up and going. We started out of our home, and over 3 decades later, we’re proud of what we’ve built our brand up to. But that doesn’t mean we forget what it was like in the beginning. This is part of what makes us so successful with our customers.

We get it.

We want to take the guesswork out of ordering your customized shopping bags, so let’s get right to it. We’ve gathered and answered 7 of the most commonly asked questions we hear from our customers about customizable bags, so you can get back to business as soon as possible, with the perfect new bags to match!

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5 Reasons to Switch Your Custom Shopping Bag Vendor


It’s a fact: How you present your product to your customers matters just as much as the product itself. A 2016 study conducted by WestRock asked over 2,000 consumers and 200 packaging professionals about this very issue. The results? 66% of consumers stated they have purchased a new product

Drab, flimsy bags completely devoid of brand recognition may seem more affordable, but there are some serious and costly repercussions, including:solely based on packaging.

  • you miss out on the free advertising and influence custom shopping bags with logo prints can offer
  • you may have to double-bag items to ensure heavy purchases are secure
  • you may end up with negative social posts

What is the real cost to your business?

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7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Purchasing Custom Shopping Bags for Your Retail Business


You’ve spent hours securing loans, meeting with potential vendors, choosing the right products, talking with different designers about your branding, designing your logo, hiring the right employees, and scouring Pinterest and Instagram late into the night.

You’re confident.

Your new boutique is going to blow the competition out of the water.

But…you’re a little worried, too. What if you forgot something?

Are you in the final stages before you open the doors to your new business? Or, do you think your brand is in need of a marketing facelift? Take a moment and consider this: buying customized shopping bags for your store is a must for any savvy business owner. We’ve got 7 reasons why… Read More