How much does a big bag or FIBC bag cost? What is the price of a big bag or jumbo bag? I sent out an RFQ for big bags, how can suppliers give me pricing on the same specification and be so far apart? How can I make sure that I am getting a reasonable price on my big bag or FIBC?
If you are new to using big bags, or a long-time buyer looking for a new supplier, you probably like to check quotes from various vendors to get the best bang for your buck. Occasionally, two vendors will give you totally different prices for what seems to be the exact same product, but sometimes it’s not.
Prices can be inaccurate because your manufacturer is over constructing your bag or not providing components that might be useful for you. That’s why it’s important to be prepared with the specifications you need or work with a knowledgeable sales representative who can help determine which components of a bag best fit your needs. So, what specifications do you need to get an accurate price from your supplier? The below chart has each bag component detailed and answering each part will get you the exact bag you need:
Here you can note that Polypropylene is the material almost all bulk bags are manufactured with, and this material typically represents 35% to 60% of the cost of a bulk bag or big bag subject to how complicated the construction of the bag. Labor and Overhead will make up the next biggest portion of a big bag cost structure with a percent range again dependent on the construction style, with a range of 40% to 65% of the cost on very complex bags. So the above list is a necessary part of the work.
Some companies are new to using bulk bags and don’t have answers for each specification, or may not know the weight or dimension of the bag they need. If you find yourself unsure of any component or just have questions, our team can help find the answers! Reach out to us with the product/filling materials and loading weight expectation for each bag, and we can do the suggestion for you. And free samples can be sent out for your testing before making a final decision.
If you’re interested in receiving a quote for a custom bag, head to our request a quote form to fill out the above chart and send an email to email@example.com and one of our experts can get in touch with you.
Tips: Weighing your big bags is an easy quality check, for both a pre-production sample and a random selection testing from the bulk goods.
Post time: Sep-22-2022