Printed paper bags are a powerful marketing tool for businesses of all sizes. Once a product leaves your store or warehouse – it’s journey is just beginning. Each printed bag that leaves your facility is a walking advertisement for your brand as it travels to it’s destination. Small businesses can find purchasing branded packaging difficult due to large minimums or high prices. 

One-Case Minimums

When restaurants and retailers purchase packaging, they often find minimum orders ranging from 25,000 to 100,000 bags. WCI offers one-case minimums on more than 250 plain or printed stock items including merchandise, SOS, pharmacy, and shipping bags in many colors and sizes. Case quantities vary by type of bag and range from 250-1,000 bags. Specialty items are available with minimums ranging from 5,000 to 25,000 bags.

Serving Small Businesses

As a family-owned company, our goal is to make custom packaging available to small businesses nationwide. With improved technology and a commitment to reducing downtime and waste, we’ve become the experts in running small-to-medium size printed bag orders. Small businesses can count on us for short lead times and reasonable pricing without sacrificing the quality you would expect from one of the “big guys.”

“We’re committed to serving Main Street USA because we know that building a successful small business takes a partnership from vendors,” says WCI President Rich Bierman. “Their success is our success – which is why we offer one-case minimums on all our stock items, plain or printed.”

Low minimum order quantities allow small businesses to better meet their business model and budget. Here are other creative ways organizations take advantage of our small quantity printed bags: 

Special Events

Fundraising events non-profit organizations, schools and churches can order custom printed bags for goody bags, packaging silent auction items, or serving popcorn. Having a sponsor pay for the bags is one way to save on costs – and promote both your cause and the sponsor’s business.


If you have an upcoming anniversary sale or semi-annual clearance event, we can help. Order printed bags to use a few weeks in advance to encourage customers to return. Printing a coupon is another great way to encourage repeat business. By ordering in small quantities, you can change your offer regularly to boost sales where they’re needed.

Grocery stores and other retailers can take advantage of low minimums for “bag sale” bags. Offer 20% off anything that fits in the paper bag – or get creative to host your sale event. 

Seasonal Prints/Designs

Ordering in large quantities can offer substantial cost savings – but the ability to buy smaller quantities, gives flexibility for retailers and packaging distributors who want to stay current with seasons or color trends. Using a standard design but switching up the ink or paper colors is a cost-effective way to switch things up seasonally. 

For more information or samples, call our helpful customer service team at (920) 437-6400 or contact us.