The internet has changed the way we interact with businesses in almost every industry, including the bulk bag sector. Most companies that need bulk bags for their operations will search for a manufacturer online. This is the preferred method to obtain quotes and communicate with their chosen supplier.
The process creates transparency and allows businesses to get accurate quotes that are tailored to their needs. If businesses are unsure about the specifications to order with their flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs), then speaking to an expert from the supply company will be helpful. Here are certain things that you should know before requesting a quote from a bulk bag supplier.
Know your product
This may seem obvious, but in order to get the best FIBC, you need to know what product will be transported and stored in the bulk bags. Understand your product and know if it reacts to heat, light, moisture or friction. Gaining knowledge of your product will ensure that a more accurate quote is provided with the necessary add-ons, like splashproof inner linings or UV-protection on the exterior.
Know your facility
Certain facts about the customer’s premises must be known because they can influence the type of FIBC supplied. Determine how the bulk bags will be transported – whether by forklift, crane, or another type of machine. This will have an impact on the types of loops and handles required for your bulk bag order.
Know your industry
This is very important when it comes to the food and pharmaceutical industries since storing and transporting hazardous materials requires much higher standards and regulations when it comes to the type of bulk bag needed. You would need to order FIBCs with special treatments, like anti-static coatings and moisture-proof inner linings, to adhere to industry regulations.
Know your quantities
To save time, calculate your quantities of materials beforehand. This will ensure that you get an accurate quote for bulk bags with the correct volume and weight specifications. If you can estimate your monthly or annual quantities, you can ensure that your chosen FIBC manufacturer will have enough products in stock to supply you at regular intervals.
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