Welcome to our comprehensive list of products and information on newspaper delivery. The goal is to bring together various online resources on newspaper delivery bags, supplies, and carrier tools to help provide effective and safe newspaper delivery. We also provide ideas on the use and recycling of newspaper bags, to help reduce the environmental impact of these products.
Continue reading to learn about the information we provide, along with references on where to purchase products directly from trusted vendors. We hope this information helps to further your business and educational goals.
Poly Newspaper Bags
These types of bags are normally made from polyethylene or polypropylene, which are a type of plastic material manufactured to a very small thickness. They are commonly used to protect daily and Sunday newspapers from rain, snow and dirt. “Poly bag” is a common abbreviated name for these bags.
They come in a variety of sizes and colors, the most common size of 7” x 21” works great for a daily route. Sunday papers are normally larger due to more content, advertisements, and coupon inserts. A 10” x 21” bag size works really well for Sunday papers.
Some manufacturers offer the ability to imprint custom logos or advertisements on the bags. This gives you another way to directly reach the customers of your business or organization.
Canvas Carrier Bags
These are made from a durable canvas material, and are great for walking and bicycle routes. They come in single or double pouch, depending on your needs. Canvas bags are designed to sling comfortably over the shoulder, allowing the carrier to transport a large number of newspapers before needing to restock the bag.
Newspaper Delivery Supplies
Carriers need a few essential supplies for their routes, and there are others that will make the job safer and more efficient. Items will vary slightly depending on whether you have a vehicle, bike, or walking route.
There are some that are needed when packing up the papers at the distribution center. These can include a knife/twine cutter, poly bags, rubber bands, and something to store the papers – such as plastic tote bins.
For a driving route, and depending on your municipality, you may need items such as magnetic car signs, amber caution lights, flashlight, and other items that you would normally carry in case of a vehicle emergency.
For a bike or walking route, a canvas carrier bag, bike storage basket, or pull behind wagon would be essential. You may also need a safety vest, flashlight, or more.