Making Your Company’s Selection

If you are the purchasing agent for a store or are otherwise in charge of buying retail paper bags your clerks can use in bagging customer purchases, the decision about which ones to purchase may not be as simple as you think. As it stands, many stores are moving away from the common use of plastic in their bagging materials. Out of genuine concern for the environment (and in deference to a national trend in environmental consciousness), many stores are changing their practices. If you’ve decided to make the move away from plastic, here are some things to consider when deciding what to purchase.

– Your Products

The retail paper bags purchased by a store selling large bottles of wine may differ substantially from a store selling candy. Take your products into consideration when deciding the appropriate bagging materials. Not only do you need to take weight into account, but also how your products are purchased. Are you primarily selling large individual items, or are you selling multiple smaller items? If you sell both, you may want to make sure you have different sizes available to suit these purposes. It can be frustrating, as a customer, to have your pack of gum thrown into a container more appropriate for an armful of groceries.

– Marketing

90% of stores put absolutely no thought into using their retail paper bags as a marketing opportunity. If you use this outlet, you can gain an edge on your competition. Just a simple name and logo can brand your business so much better than a brown sack that says “Thank you” or nothing at all. Yes, most of these sacks are going to be thrown in the trash as soon as the customer arrives home; but this is not always the case. Even if they are to be thrown out, there may be advertising opportunities before the customer arrives home. For a good example of this type of marketing done right, look no further than Macy’s and Target.

– Your Budget

While purchasing nice, sturdy retail paper bags should be a priority worthy of some deliberation, the bottom line for any store will always be profit. A budget only extends so far, and it’s easy for niceties such as a remarkable sack for customers to carry out their purchases to fall fairly low on the importance spectrum. So don’t go overboard when it comes to spending your money. Try to find a happy medium between making sure the product is secure and sturdy and spending a fortune on top-of-the-line materials.

An Insight Into the Present Day State of Iraq Real Estate

Iraq is not safe, but is certainly safer than before. So people that once had their house in Iraq are now returning to their country. They want to live there again and will pay for it. There are actually people that have paid for the house that was once their own and nonetheless paid more than they should have. Houses have bullets in the walls and their general condition shows they have suffered a disaster. However, as things are looking better now, they wish to return there. And so the Iraq real estate is one business that is going pretty well. In neighbourhoods that are considered safe, houses are selling very fast. Apart from the reasons stated above, there is also another reason Iraq real estate is doing well. This has to do with the fact that people are not really interested in getting the best house available. What they are looking for is a house in a safe place. Not having a veranda or a fireplace is not actually their concern. What they want is to eliminate the fear of getting killed or kidnapped. As you can imagine, houses that are in a very bad condition may actually be sold very fast and in a price higher than they should have.

Indeed houses have many problems but Iraq real estate business doesn’t seem to care. People come back to see their houses ruined, but pay a lot of money to move back. The overall conditions are intolerable; the houses are ruined, most of the times they have leeks, no water or heat and evident signs from the disaster. However the Iraq real estate industry is having profits. Agents are making money from selling these houses regardless of their bad condition. Getting rich is not welcomed in Iraq. Many agents are killed. Indeed to be a real estate agent in Iraq requires a bright mind. Big houses are sold to two or three families that live together. Agents do that for two reasons. First because large homes cost more and they might not be able to sell them and second because there are actually not enough houses as there is no development yet. People on the other hand agree to this deal because they want to come back and live there, they can share the costs with another family and they prefer to have a home in a safe place even if this means sharing it with someone else.