Bag Sellers - who do you like? what models?

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CarefreeBuzzBuzz

#1: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

PBHY has been acquired by Tricor Braun's Flexible Packaging division. I have also used PackPlus, and heard that North Atlantic Bags is decent.

I had a been using Matte White flat bottom bags with clear sides (that's another debate not for this thread) with tin ties. These are no longer made by PackPlus. The only bags with anything clear seem to be either a front rectangle, an oval or a pouch with one clear side.

I am not sure that the placement of the front rectangle will work as I need 4" height for my coffee information. I have inquired.

So I thought I would see if anyone else here has a favorite bag style. I was thinking of going to the zips instead of tin ties.

So please share what you like and where you get them.

Thanks.
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#2: Post by Shawnaks5 » replying to CarefreeBuzzBuzz »

We have been using this bag for quite a while now and we really like it.

https://pbfy.com/product/food-packaging ... ll-zipper/

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#3: Post by aabud »

A decent sturdy bag available in smaller quantities and reasonable cost ($0.36 x 50):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PPSFDGT

I've used these before, love the look, but find them pricey ($0.58 x 100) (also need a bag sealer):

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09Q13B2Q8

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#4: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz (original poster) »

Shawnaks5 wrote:We have been using this bag for quite a while now and we really like it.

https://pbfy.com/product/food-packaging ... ll-zipper/

Shawn in case you aren't aware, Tricor Braun Flex (formerly Pacific Bag) bought PBFY now as well.
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#5: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz (original poster) »

I haven't solved this yet. Seems like a 30-50% increase in costs since my last order.
Bags with valves and zippers are running in the 70+ cent range for a 16oz back.
Shawn's is 73 cents in my size. Last time I bought bags they were 46 cents each.

Hmm.
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#6: Post by Zaneemomo »

https://www.northatlanticbags.com/produ ... ie-bag-1lb

I've used North Atlantic in the past, fair prices, good service.

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#7: Post by Almico »

I use these in 12oz size. White matte, no clear. Ziplock with valve. I get them hot stamp printed 2-sides for $.56 total.

https://dowsummit.com/coffee-bag-13-box ... paper.html

500g: $.46 ea.

Sealer: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003H ... UTF8&psc=1

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#8: Post by CarefreeBuzzBuzz (original poster) »

Thanks Alan, too many pieces for my little gig for now.

All of the block bottom bags now have a higher barrier and the zip pull so that is part of the cost increase for me. I didn't feel like the higher barrier was necessary in my situation since most of my coffee is used within a month. I suppose the zipper is nicer than a tin tie. Also since mine are 16oz packages there are fewer choices than 12oz packages.

This has been an interesting exercise so thanks all for your input.
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#9: Post by Almico »

They used to sell 500 piece cases for the same money. They upped their minimum qty instead of the price, which I appreciate.

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#10: Post by Shawnaks5 »

CarefreeBuzzBuzz wrote: Shawn in case you aren't aware, Tricor Braun Flex (formerly Pacific Bag) bought PBFY now as well.
Oh wow. I did not see that. Wild!