There are plenty of things to think about when you’re ordering your paper bags. You need to work out the right size, choose the right colour, and land on the right design. One thing people often fail to think about is whether or not to add handles.

Here are just four reasons why you should.

  1. You Need Added Comfort

Bags without handles need to be twisted together and held at the top, which isn’t exactly ideal for your customers. Carrying a bag like that is uncomfortable. Adding handles provides a safer and more comfortable way to carry items around, and your customers are going to appreciate that you’ve gone the extra mile.

  1. Your Bags Might Get Heavy

Old-fashioned paper shopping bags look great, but they become harder to carry as what’s inside gets heavier. If you’re only selling very light items, you can get away with no handles at all, but most people will need bags that can cope with heavier loads without sliding out of a customer’s grip and spilling everything all over the floor.

  1. Higher-End Appearance

There’s something a little charming and rustic about bags without handles, but why settle for such a look when you could improve the perceived value of your paper bags by adding handles? Sure, it might cost a little more, but customers are going to rate your business higher in their minds if you pass them quality bags. Bags with well-fitted handles could more than pay for themselves.

  1. Design Options

Finally, keep in mind just how many different design options you’ll be able to take advantage of when you choose bags with handles. For starters, you’ll be able to choose between things like cotton rope, ribbon, twisted paper, and folded paper. You’ll also be able to use different colours to make your bags stand out and better reflect your company colours.