How to Get Paper Bag Manufacturing Business Started?

Paper carry bags are rising to be the modern trend in the markets as it is convenient and eco-friendly. It is sure to be profitable if you start a paper bag manufacturing business in a small-scale or large-scale format.

One could install a paper bag-making machine at your home for small-scale making or in a separate building for a large-scale one. 

Follow the steps to get the business started

  • Identify the customers or market 

As we already know, paper bags are replacing the wide range of market front that was once ruled by single-use plastic bags. Now, people have started to prefer paper bags, thus, various sets of business fields will require your service, such as:

  • Restaurants
  • Retailers
  • Jewellery Outlets
  • Pharmacies
  • Shopping Malls
  • Supermarket
  • Make your business legally complaint 

However small your business is, you will have to:

  • Register the enterprise with the Registrar of Companies (ROC)
  • Put an application for a trade license with the respective municipal authority
  • Register the manufacturing unit as a Small Scale Enterprise (SSI).
  • Require a certificate from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to produce bags.

  • Financial Investment Stage

As the business is all set to run, it’s time for you to invest the money in the right machine and raw materials to produce paper bags. Instead of buying a random machine, it is advisable to contact a few machine sellers or even visit a paper bag-making machine manufacturing unit to know the real process and quality of the machine. For your business to run smoothly, you require a regular supply of raw materials such as:

  • Paper Rolls and Sheets
  • Printing Chemicals
  • Colours
  • Glue
  • Strings or Laces

Contact the best local suppliers and get your requirement fulfilled.

  • Promotion and Marketing 

So, now you know your customers, registered the business, and have financially invested in the best products, it’s time for you to do the required advertisement among the targeted audience. Various ways of advertising would be:

  • To put in newspapers and magazines
  • Create a credible website for marketing and getting online orders
  • Create social media business accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., and advertise through social media campaigns. 
  • Put up stalls near supermarkets
  • Distribute flyers and stick them in visible areas


It is always better to order a fully automatic paper bag making machine from the top machine tool industries in India as it comes with all automated features assembled in a complete unit.

After calculating the machinery cost, factory rent, raw material costs, legal costs, and promotional expenses, one can start a small-scale paper bag manufacturing business with an amount of around Rs 15 Lacs to 20 Lacs. I guess the above-mentioned information can help you start a new business like you always wanted and reap heaps of profits. 

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