Why buy custom packaging locally versus overseas

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Here at TDI, we understand that you care about the quality of your custom packaging. And not only that, but other factors such as lead times are extremely important. Here’s a rule of thumb: the best guarantee to get what you want is to buy poly bags and film products made in the USA.

There are simply too many challenges with made-to-order products from overseas, even though they are oftentimes so much cheaper. In the end, you might end up paying a lot more, after you’re done with resolving all the issues that might come up along the way. 

Why Buy local custom packaging?

an image of a stopwatch to symbolize on time deliveryFaster Delivery Times

It’s simply common sense that products from faraway have longer lead times. But it’s not just the distance that affect deliveries. Other factors, such as complicated documentation and passing through customs, play an important role. And not to forget the ongoing bottlenecks in the supply chain that cause major delays. 

Quality Control in Custom Packaging

It can be challenging to monitor, from a distance, how a specific product is going to take shape. Furthermore, we do not have control over sub-standards in different parts of the world.

Here we can rely on high US standards of ethical labor laws, technical procedures, and industrial guidelines. 

Good Communication for Made-to-Order Products

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Due to different time zones, you might find it difficult to communicate during local business hours. Furthermore, a language barrier can lead to poor communication. 

With a local manufacturer, you know who you are buying from. Especially with custom-made poly bags and film, great communication is key to the creation of a quality product. 

Lower Shipping Costs

As we all know, there have been major price increases in global transportation. Buyers oftentimes pay at least 3 times more than they did 5 years ago.image of a truck to symbolize faster deliveries with TDI Custom Packaging

The costs to ship within the US is minimal compared to arranging complicated logistics from another country. 


Furthermore, it is so much easier to buy domestically. No more worries about complex forms, currency fluctuations, delays in transportation, or other logistical nightmares.

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image of Los Angeles to symbolize the local economySupport The Local Economy

By purchasing made-to-order packaging from your local supplier, you will stimulate the local economy. Jobs are being created, the community gains revenue, and businesses thrive.

And not to mention the fuel that you save. It is just another way to contribute to a cleaner environment.

Why Buy Local Custom Packaging from TDI?

Especially when it comes to custom poly bags and film, you will need a local manufacturer you can rely on. A company like TDI is your best bet!

Excellent Quality & Service image of a customer service representative

Without a doubt, it takes great customer service and ‘good ears’ to create a unique product. We guarantee that at TDI, you’ll be dealing directly with a qualified professional, so no more transfers to various staff members. 

And above all, we’re friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful!


The TDI Custom Packaging Advantage

At TDI, we do not only provide you with quality in poly bags and film, but we offer so much more:

  • TDI oftentimes delivers faster than others.
  • We offer lower minimum orders.
  • Our service and quality are unsurpassed in the industry.
  • All materials and components are domestically sourced.
  • We are a family-owned  business with more than 45 years of experience.

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Find out how YOU can benefit from our quality custom poly packaging. Ask for your free quote today!

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