CLA Connect Open Forum

Topic: Laundry bags 

Stephanie Babiera
Original Post

1.  Laundry bags

Posted 6 days ago
Could anyone suggest where to buy printed laundry bags for laundry?


2.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 6 days ago
I love our "Locker Bags" by Green Garmento

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Ross Dodds
Wash On Western & WeHo wash
Los Angeles, CA
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3.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 6 days ago
Are you marketing your company?
You are from "Laundry Bags Online" right?
Is that the same company as "Idel"?

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Joe M
Store Owner/ Employee
Nassau NY
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4.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 6 days ago
I use Cleanersupply.com

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John Miller
Store Owner/ Employee
Rainbow Laundry & Water
San Jose CA
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5.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 6 days ago
30 X 40 with a strap from Cleaners supply we sell at least 200 per month out of our Vend Rite Vision Vender .

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Larry & Gail Vladimir
Store Owner/ Employee
Bakers Centre Laundry
Levittown PA
www.Bakerscentrelaundry.com
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6.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Edited by Paulie B 5 days ago
Larry V and others,

If you are selling a lot of bags, you can buy them with straps and drawstring, generic screen printed direct from China for much less money.
Your custom Logo & info is an optional charge.

How does .92 cents each for a min order of 500 pieces sound to you?

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Wholesale-Reinforced-Shoulder-Strap-And-Drawstring_60343444282.html?spm=a2700.details.maylikever.7.9ecc86c1CanOSh

The downside is that shipping from China can take a long time.

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Paulie B
Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
New York City, NY
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7.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Thanks Paulie I get a very good price from Cleaners Supply with our name and logo printed . I like their quality and service .

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Larry & Gail Vladimir
Store Owner/ Employee
Bakers Centre Laundry
Levittown PA
www.Bakerscentrelaundry.com
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8.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Thanks Paullie. You consistently have the best advice without proselytizing and condescending. Just want to know I appreciate your input. Thx again.

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Ralph Botts
Store Owner/ Employee
Jersey City NJ
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9.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 4 days ago
Hey Thanks Ralph! That's very nice of you to say that.

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Paulie B
Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
New York City, NY
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10.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 4 days ago
How is the quality on the Chinese bags?  Also, jumping on Alibaba, there are a number of different vendors.  Any recommendation on a specific vendor?  I've done Cleaner Supply in the past.  Their quality is excellent.  I had my local guy bring me some samples of what he has available and it's night and day.  Local guy, while it's Nylon is very thin almost like a cotton shirt! If I can get heavy "Cleanersupply like" bags from China custom printed at less than $1.50 - $2 then I'm in!

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Conrad S. McLean
Owner
Bloomfield, NJ
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11.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 4 days ago
Conrad,

If you contact the supplier on Alaibaba, you can order samples before you buy.

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Paulie B
Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
New York City, NY
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12.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Hi Larry,

wow! 200 per month?! That's awesome!

We use Cleaner supply too and I agree on the quality of the bags but an order of 50 bags last us forever!

We don't have a vending machine for the laundry bags,  we keep two bags on displays in our store and we sell them over the counter when customers want to buy one. We sell the custom printed 30 X 40 without the strap but it is not a easy-to-sell product for us and I wish we could sell more or them. How do you price them to still have a decent margin?


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Lori L.
Store Owner/ Employee

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13.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
I bought a bunch from cleaners-supply also,

all in in they were about $4.50 each, I sell them for $4.00 each.......

(which may explain why I am not rich ;-))))




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MICHAEL SAYER
Store Owner/ Employee
DORVAL QC
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14.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
I sell my Cleaners Supply bags through a Vision vendor for $7 each. They have my logo and laundromat name printed on them.​

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Larry Adamski
Muskegon Laundromat
Spring Lake MI
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15.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Paulie, that is an amazing find.  Have you purchased these before?  How is the quality?

I'm getting mine from Cleaner's Supply also.  So far have just got the generic (blank) ones (30X40 with drawstring).  We price them at $5.  Purchase price is $2.84 per bag for 100.

Question:  Do customers like having the name of mat on the bag?  I know it is good for the mat but maybe a turn off for customers?  If I'm a customer I would pay more for the blank one instead of the walking advertisement.  If you are going for margin, blank is the way to go.

How much is the walking advertisement worth?  I know of another mat that gives away bags (with ad) to customers just to get their name out there.

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R Anderson
Store Owner/ Employee
Camarillo CA
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16.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 4 days ago
Edited by Paulie B 4 days ago
R. Anderson,

Yes, that is an amazing find at an amazing price.

I haven't bought them from Alibaba, but I have bought other things and I am usually well satisfied. For instance, After Liberty Tickets went out of business, (the company that made the ticket books that dry cleaners have used for decades), I started buying them from a Chinese source. Cheaper, and decent quality, but 3 months lead time though.

I used to buy laundry bags from local companies here in NYC, but their quality was not consistent. I would order 200 denier bags, and they would mix in 100 denier bags (a thinner fabric).

Years ago, there were companies down south, Virginia & South Carolina I believe, that made laundry bags from any kind of scrap overruns of nylon material. Some bags were even made of other fabrics. It was like a box of chocolates from the Forest Gump movie, "You never know what you'll get"

I have found that like the others here, Cleaners Supply sells the best quality and most consistent quality bags at good prices. They don't burn you on shipping either. You can't go wrong with them.

However, being that Cleaner's supply must make a profit, I have to wonder where they get them....Alibaba maybe?

I always paid my own employees to screen print our name & logo on the bags. A nice perk for them.
For us, having our name on the bags works out very well. Cheap advertising.

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Paulie B
Multiple Mat Owner since 1976
New York City, NY
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17.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Hi Lori we sell them for $ 5.99 . And make a nice margin .I don't want to say what we buy them for because we get special pricing because of the quantity we purchase .

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Larry & Gail Vladimir
Store Owner/ Employee
Bakers Centre Laundry
Levittown PA
www.Bakerscentrelaundry.com
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18.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 5 days ago
Oh yes Mr secretive will never disclose anything when asked. Must be trying to hide something or is ashamed to admit.

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Deward Stout
Store Owner/ Employee
Hurricane Laundromat & Storage
Hurricane UT
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19.  RE: Laundry bags

Posted 3 days ago
Thank you Larry for sharing your retail pricing.

I understand that buying a big volume allow to get a better purchasing price from any distributor. I might need to rethink our retail pricing to sell more in our store and still have a decent margin. Thanks again!


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Lori Lombardo
Store Owner/ Employee
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