There are many reasons why you should buy custom packaging locally versus overseas. Long-distance purchases can be very challenging in many ways.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, we already experienced long lead times and poor quality. But now, while in the midst of the pandemic, we are confronted with issues that extend far beyond the “normal” circumstances. What are these critical concerns we’re talking about?
Before the Pandemic:
Long Lead Times
Logically, it takes much longer to ship packaging products from a distant country than from the USA.
It is not easy to monitor the quality of a custom product from afar. Besides, we don’t know what the local standards are for quality control or labor conditions.
Due to different time zones, you might find it difficult to call during US business hours. Furhermore, the language barrier can result in poor communication.
During the Pandemic:
Currently, additional problems in international shipping have caused an even more chaotic situation.
Backlogs in processing incoming container ships lead to major delivery delays. Especially in the port of Los Angeles, which is the #1 trading partner with Asia, it manifests in serious bottlenecks.
On top of that, we are facing a worldwide container shortage because imports from Asian countries far exceed exports.
Major Price Hikes In Shipping Costs
All this causes major price increases for global transportation; clients may have to pay 3 times or more than they normally do.
Buy Custom Packaging Locally
If you’re considering whether to have your custom plastic bags and film manufactured here in the United States or abroad, we’d like you to consider an American manufacturer. Here are some major benefits:
- Ease of Communication
- Faster Turnaround Times
- Monitored Quality Control
- US High-Quality Standards
- Better Service
- Lower Freight Costs
“It is so important to source a reliable, local manufacturer who will do all the right things.”
How Sourcing Domestically Benefits Us:
Having your custom packaging supplier located here will create jobs. As a result, it stimulates the local economy. And that benefits all Americans.
Additionally, domestic manufacturers pay U.S. taxes. As you know, these taxes can be used to fund important projects or developments. So that too helps us all.
Increase Consumer Confidence
By acquiring American-made products, consumers will become more confident about the strength of the US economy. Besides, it shows that as a nation, we can be independent of others.
Why Buy Custom Packaging from TDI
To prevent major challenges with your plastic packaging orders, sourcing them locally is still your best bet. And this is especially true when it concerns custom products, like the made-to-order poly bags and film we manufacture here at TDI.
Great customer service is what you need to get a quality packaging product. We guarantee that at TDI, you’ll be dealing directly with one of us for all your inquiries — and we’re friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful!
The TDI Advantage in Custom Packaging
To top it off, TDI offers lower minimum orders, faster turnaround times, and better service than most large US manufacturers. So that is a whole lot better than buying from overseas, and more.
Find out how you can benefit from our quality custom poly bags and film. Ask for your free quote today!