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Custom tote bags make for a terrific giveaway at your next big occasion or company gathering. After all, you can’t have a goodie bag without the bag itself, right? Rather than distribute wasteful plastic bags that will just end up as trash, give your attendees some extra value with a custom tote bag they can use long after your event has ended. Print or monogram your business’ logo on your custom tote bag using our Design Lab, and you will have an excellent promotional tool that reminds your customers how committed you are to their satisfaction. ... Read More... As wholesale providers of these products, we are able to work with suppliers to offer discounts to customers that buy in bulk. All of our custom tote bags include a breakdown of how much you will save with each discount depending on the size of your order. We also offer free shipping on all wholesale orders over $75. For more information on our custom tote bags and how they can help your business, please read our Tote Bags Guide further down the page.
If your company is hoping to ramp up its marketing efforts, branded merchandise can be a great route to take. Instead of relying on business cards or word-of-mouth advertising, you can increase your company’s brand exposure through distributing wholesale products.
Wholesale suppliers can create promotional merchandise that draws attention to your brand and logo with little effort on your part. This is especially true if your promotional products are something consumers would genuinely want to use from day to day. That’s why customized tote bags have become such a popular marketing tool in recent years.
Given their cost-effectiveness and how easy they are to buy in bulk, it makes sense that companies often offer free or discounted tote bags. However, this particular marketing tactic has other benefits as well.
So, why exactly should companies take advantage of custom tote bags?
- They are better for the planet - using reusable bags helps increase recycling and reduce waste
- They are environmentally friendly - the majority are made from recyclable materials
- They are a practical way to get noticed - personalized tote bags with your company’s logo/branding will help spread awareness about your brand, whilst adding value to people’s lives in a practical way
- They are a one-time cost - unlike online advertising, buying custom tote bags in bulk is a one-time investment - like the gift that keeps on giving!
- They are a long-term marketing strategy - reusable bags won’t be thrown away like a pen or pencil
- They make free brand ambassadors - by offering customers free or discounted custom tote bags, your company is essentially gaining free brand ambassadors
It is true that any apparel or accessories showcasing your logo will help spread awareness about your brand. Tote bags are especially effective, however, because they’re practical items most people use without much thought. From bringing groceries home from the store to traveling with kids, consumers frequently seem to be carrying something when going from place to place. Having a promotional tote bag helps them with that, while also showing off your company’s logo to anyone customers encounter up close or in passing.
The person using the custom tote bag will also come to associate your company with an item that regularly helps them. This positive association will spark loyalty with this consumer down the line. Research shows 90 percent of consumers are likely to purchase something from a company they’ve received a free gift from.
Part of the reason investing in custom tote bags is worthwhile is because of their longevity. Assuming your company buys from a supplier that uses quality material, a tote will be around for a long time. In some cases, end users will have such merchandise for years. That’s years that they’ll be marketing your company’s brand.
Given the small amount of time and money that goes into creating custom tote bags, this is a great deal for business owners. It certainly makes custom tote bags stand out against merchandise with a shorter shelf life.
By offering customers free or discounted custom tote bags, your company is essentially gaining free brand ambassadors. Rather than paying people to advertise your products and services, you’re having customers do it for free — and you’re giving them something in the process.
With tote bags, your brand isn’t catering to a specific demographic either. These items are gender neutral and used by consumers of all ages and backgrounds. By distributing gifts that appeal to several demographics, your brand will gain much more exposure than if you pursued the same strategy with an item that only caters to a certain type of person.
DiscountMugs offers thousands of wholesale reusable bags, tote bags, and many other personalized promotional items companies can use to promote their brands. Our Design Lab makes the process of uploading your logo or customized art simple, even if you don’t have design experience.
When it comes to purchasing customized tote bags, DiscountMugs offers a variety of fabrics, styles, and sizes to choose from. The majority are made from recyclable materials, making these marketing tools a universally friendly and environmentally smart choice.
Our site also allows those ordering to choose what function they would like their totes to serve. This helps determine what material to use and what features the bag should have.
DiscountMugs is one of the largest wholesale suppliers in the United States, with more than 20 years of experience in creating personalized items for consumers and businesses alike. Companies and event planners in need of custom designs can count on high-quality items from our team of experts. Check out our customer reviews and begin the process of ordering your custom tote bags here.
Step-By-Step Guide to Buying Personalized Tote Bags in Bulk:
- Material and fabric
- Exterior design
Personalized tote bags are a great way to promote events, market a business or simply show off your unique style. Made with long-lasting quality materials, our totes can be printed with any logo, design or slogan to help you get your message across. First things first, let’s start by helping you choose your bag style, fabric and color so you can get customizing.
Before you choose the style of your tote bag, you need to decide on its primary function. For example, if you’re going to be using your tote frequently for shopping or transporting your possessions, then you’ll want to choose a bag with pockets, an internal lining and perhaps durable handles to suit consistent use. You will also need to make sure the bag is washable (i.e. made from cotton or canvas).
On the other hand, if your totes are for a promotional event, appearance and affordability will be the most important factors in your decision. Let’s look at some of our different tote styles and the functions they serve.
Here is a quick background on some of our most popular styles and high-quality materials we use to help you make the right choice. Click here to see which of our custom bags are fully recyclable.
Canvas/Cotton: Cotton and canvas are two of the most called-upon fabrics for tote bags. These bags are designed to last and made with organic materials that can easily be washed. Our cotton and canvas bags are sturdy and durable enough to serve your everyday needs, whether you’re walking back from the grocery store or carrying books to and from the library. Reliable and Eco-forward, these bags are also easy to clean and are lightweight enough to be carried around with ease. Here are the following styles we offer:
- Cotton grocery bags.
- Beach bags with button fastenings.
- Canvas pocket totes.
- Zippered totes.
- All-purpose totes.
- Meeting tote bags.
- Denim tote bags.
- Patterned totes.
- Shoulder tote bags.
Jute: Made out of natural vegetable fibers, jute is one of the most eco-friendly materials out there. The unique fabric is both extremely durable and attractive in appearance, making it a top-seller in our online store. These bags are designed for daily use and are fully biodegradable.
Our vast selection of jute tote bags offers many different options when it comes to price, closure, color, and size. Whether you’re looking to show off your individual style or promote your brand or business, our recyclable jute bags will make a lasting impression. You can choose from black, navy blue, brown, green, maroon, purple, red, white, and green bags, then customize them with your own logo or design.
Our jute totes also come in material blends that include cotton, polyester and polypropylene, making them easy to wash and care for. They are highly durable, which means they can be used for grocery shopping, going to the beach and traveling. You can also take advantage of our Guaranteed Low Prices for orders of any size. Here are some of the jute tote bag styles we offer:
- Cotton pocket jute bags.
- Rope handle jute bags.
- Two-tone beach jute bags.
- Jute carry-on bags.
- Button and loop jute bags.
- Mini jute tote bags.
- Basket jute bags.
We also provide super jute tote bags, gift bags, wine bags and more.
Non-Woven Polypropylene: One of the least expensive, most durable materials, polypropylene is often used for promotional bags. It is made partly from recycled plastic and can be used multiple times.
Here at Discount Mugs, we offer the largest selection of non-woven tote bags on the web. You can save money with our value prices, take advantage of free shipping and find bags in various sizes and styles. If you’re looking to ditch the plastic bag, whether at work or in your personal life, our non-woven bags are the perfect alternative to the classic carrier bag. Our wholesale non-woven tote bags can be printed with any design or message in a range of colors.
- Reusable grocery bags.
- Budget shopper totes.
- Insulated tote bags.
- Foldable polyester tote bags.
- Tote coolers.
- Exhibition tote bags.
- Small handy tote bags.
- Zippered tote bags.
- Laminated tote bags.
- Gradient laminated bags.
- Wine bottle bags.
We can also provide non-woven insulated bags for food transportation, laptop bags, lunch bags, traditional backpacks and more.
Clear Tote Bags - PVC: PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) is one of the most used plastics in the world. Often used in construction, it is a strong but lightweight plastic that gives bags a softness and flexibility. Our clear PVC bags are perfect for sporting events, marketing promotions and other wholesale orders.
Discount Mugs’ strong and durable clear totes are perfect for wholesale orders, and can be personalized with any logo, image or design. Ideal for sporting events, corporate giveaways and promotional events, these bags adhere to public safety measures and meet NFL security guidelines and regulations, meaning they are sure to be approved at your local stadium or corporate event.
Our clear bags can be custom printed with your logo, brand name, image or design, or you can choose from our many free clipart designs. Here are some of the different styles on offer.
- Color handle clear plastic totes.
- Utility beach totes.
- Vanity bags.
- Security tote bags.
- Mesh shopper bags.
- Outdoor cooler bags.
- Stadium bags.
- PVC clear tote bags.
- Rope handle frosted plastic gift bags.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions about our clear tote bags and whether they’ll be accepted at your event.
Here at Discount Mugs, our tote bags come in a variety of different sizes to meet your individual or business needs. Whether you’re looking for a small tote to wear on your shoulder or a super shopper to hold all your groceries, we’ve got you covered. You can find exact product specs by browsing our Tote Bags page and clicking on the tote you’re interested in. Rest assured that all our sports and promotional bags meet new NFL sizing guidelines.
Once you have chosen the fabric, style and size of your tote, it’s time to get customizing. Whether your bag is for home or corporate use, you can put your own stamp on your tote with one of our many customization options.
If you have a logo or design you’d like to appear on your tote, you can submit your artwork to us directly. Please ensure that your artwork is vectorized and that fonts are flattened for best printing quality. We’re committed to proving the best possible end result, so to avoid any irregularities with your artwork, please name all the fonts used. If you have any questions about submitting your artwork, please get in touch.
Don’t have artwork of your own? No problem. We have a large assortment of pre-designed clipart images you can choose from, including icons, funny images, logos and more. See our clipart gallery for more information.
Our bags come in a range of colors, from black to gold and everything in between. When you design your personalized tote, you’ll have complete control over how you want your finished design to look, but we do know it can be difficult to know which colors to choose, which is why we’ve compiled a standard imprint colors chart to help you decide.
If you have text in your design, you will also need to choose a font. However, if you don’t have a font of your own to upload, you can choose from our selection of in-house fonts.
As one of the largest suppliers of promotional products in the country, Discount Mugs is proud to utilize state-of-the-art printing equipment to give each and every one of our products a professional finish. Our range of printing options and easy-to-use online tools make customization simple, helping you to achieve the perfect look for your tote bag. Here are some of the imprint methods we use for our customized totes.
- Screen Printing: This technique is best for bags with large designs that require one or two solid colors. It is a cost-effective method for large batch orders on plastic or fabric totes.
- Digital UV Printing: UV printing is mainly used on plastic to create high-quality images, logos and text. This method offers a lower production time and a professional result, but it is not compatible with fabric tote bags.
- Embroidery: Our embroidery or monograming service is ideal for corporate logos and other simple designs and allows for up to 16 different thread colors, adding an air of professionalism.
- Digital Direct to Garment (DTG): DTG printing is similar to printing on paper, in that it allows for unlimited colors and fine detailing, allowing us to print photographs and detailed designs onto fabric. This method is best for single tote bags and small batch orders.
- Heat Transfers: The heat transfer method is one of the most cost-effective techniques, and it's perfect for simple designs with two or three colors. Our heat transfers won't crack, peel or fade, and they are extremely durable for long-term use.
- Sublimation: With sublimation, you're not limited to one or two design areas – you can print detailed designs all over your bag if you want to. There are extensive color options and maximum detail, but you are limited to options in terms of material. Typically, only polyester materials can be sublimated, and fabric needs to be light in color for the process to work.
- Debossing: This is when an image, logo or text is imprinted onto an item, creating a depressed effect. You can either leave the debossed area untouched or fill it in with your desired ink color. This method is perfect for leather, faux leather and other synthetic materials.
For more information, check out full descriptions and videos of each imprint method/technology here.
Discount Mugs has over 20 years of experience in the business, and it shows. We are one of the largest promotional product suppliers in the U.S, completing high-quality orders for both individuals and large-scale organizations every single day. Each one of our customized items is made in-house by our dedicated team of designers and production experts, then shipped to your front door.
Put simply, we are one of the only suppliers who deliver professional, high-spec results without the luxury price tag. Don’t take our word for it though; why not see what our customers are saying? We think you’ll be impressed by what they’ve got to say about us.
At Discount Mugs, designing your custom tote bag with a personalized logo for your business or any other occasion is simple! First, select the tote bag color of your choice. If you already have a design in mind, click “Start designing now.” There you can upload your logo, add text, or use icons from our library. Then, you will select the quantity and how you’d like your tote bag customized— with a logo, full color, blank, or order a sample! Finally, choose an estimated delivery date.
Discount Mug’s custom tote bags are reusable and durable. We offer a wide variety of reusable bags such as:
- and more!
Reusable bags are a great gift for any event (professional or personal). For conventions, trade shows, or meetings, choose from conference totes or tablet totes, or drawstring backpacks. For educational or sports events, custom backpacks are always great. Discount Mugs offers dozens of categories of custom wholesale bags you can buy in bulk.
On each custom tote bag page, there is a Price Estimator. Visit the product details page of the wholesale custom tote bag you want, and enter your desired production method, production time (how quickly it needs to be printed), printing colors, print position, state, and shipping method (how quickly you need it shipped) and an estimated price of your order will appear.
We offer a significant variety of discounts on our tote bags depending on materials and the amount of tote bags purchased. Our most standard discount is free shipping on any order over $75, which applies to nearly every bulk order option for any of our custom tote bags.
Our tiered pricing model incorporates discounts for larger bulk orders, regardless of whether you are shopping for custom tote bags with logos or just blank wholesale bulk tote bags. As you increase the quantity of totes in your order, the percentage discounted increases. Simply put, the larger your order, the more you can save!
In the “Print Method” section of our product pages, you will be able to find the exact discount your set of bags will receive depending on the quantity ordered. You will also be able to see the exact price-per-bag with the inclusion of the discount. Many of our tote bags have maximum discounts in the range of 60%, while some bags with more expensive materials can see discounts as high as 70% depending on the amount purchased.
These discounts will apply regardless of whether you choose to print your bag with a logo, full color, or simply leave them blank.
We offer a variety of unique, high-quality materials for all of our custom and personalized tote bags. Our custom tote bags consist of the following materials:
- Non-Woven Polypropylene
- Natural Cotton
- Polyester Canvas
- Natural Jute Fiber
- And more!
Whatever your budget or whatever your preference, we have the material you need for the custom tote bag you want. We can guarantee your logo will look great regardless of the color or material you select.
Our design lab can successfully handle any digital logo with a maximum file size of 10 MB. Please make sure to upload your logo in one of the following formats:
You can also order wholesale tote bags with full color photos or artwork that will utilize over 4 colors of ink or gradient designs. For simpler designs with no file uploads required, you can use our design lab to place custom text and easily replicable icons on your tote bags.
Yes! Our wholesale custom tote bags are perfect for any of the following occasions:
- Trade show events
- Bachelorette parties and Bachelor parties
- Baby showers
- Bridal Showers
- Grand opening events
- Birthday parties
- Holiday parties
- Church events or other religious events
- Family reunions
- Work parties
- And more!
If you have any questions, please contact us today or visit our website to design your custom tote bag for your next special occasion.
Can't decide between which custom tote bag you want? We’re happy to send you a sample to help you decide. On step number two, select “Sample” to order one tote bag for $0.61. This option allows for you to test out the tote bag style and material before you place a bulk order.
Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us!