Frequently asked questions
Thank you for visiting our site. We have collated the most often occurring questions from our customers in this one easy to find page. Please search this page before contacting us.
Why buy from Polybags Direct?
Polybags Direct have traded on the internet for some time. We have an excellent reputation for service and support.
Polybags Direct is UK based. We are located near the heart of England Leicester. We have good motorway links to the rest of the UK. All items listed on the internet are stock items and available for immediate dispatch.
All orders received before 6pm * will be dispatched on the same day, orders after this time will be dispatched the following day.
Full receipt of payment must be completed for goods are dispatched.
All goods supplied are brand new and carry a 30 day money back guarantee. * Subject to availability.
Is it safe to buy online?
Polybags Direct treats your online security with the utmost importance. We have worked hard with our partners at Starfield Certification Authority to offer you maximum security and peace of mind when shopping. If you look up at the web address of our checkout you will notice that it begins with https://. This shows that your transaction is taking place on a Secure Server and that all information sent between your browser and our server is totally encrypted.
Our checkout employs AES128-bit industrial strength encryption to help protect the information you send to us.
Polybags Direct uses PayPal's Payment Processing Provider (see paypal.co.uk). When it comes to making your payment we transfer you to PayPal's Payment Processing Provider. This ensures we do not directly come in to contact with your credit card details. We have no knowledge of these and the details are not stored on our servers at all. PayPal's Payment Processing Provider is PCI DSS compliant (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). This is the toughest industry standard for online payments and means your payments to us can be made safe and secure.
If you are in any way uncertain, please give us a call on 01162 221 723 and we can accept payment over the phone or alternatively we can accept a postal cheque (however this process will be significantly slower).
When was Polybags Direct established?
Since 1983 Polybags Direct have been manufacturing packaging products from our factory.
In the summer of 2001 Polybags Direct launched it's main website.
What if an item I want is not on the web site?
Polybags Direct lists stock items on the website.
However we have contacts in the UK and abroad and are able to source most products.
If an item you require is not listed on the website give us a call on 01162 221 723 and we will source it for you and add it to the website.
How do I look without buying?
You can browse the website without buying any products.
Click on the navigation menu to browse through our products.
You can check the prices price of item combined with their shipping cost.
Print out items in the shopping cart for future reference.
The only way you will enter our PayPal secure payment server is if you press the Checkout button.
No credit card details are required until you are sure you want to purchase.
What are cookies?
Yes. Polybags Direct does not share your information.
Why do you charge for shipping?
Shipping is a necessary cost. We use DPD as our main carrier and are able to offer a competitive price on shipping packaging products (which are heavy and bulky goods). Please click on the following link to view our shipping and freight policy: delivery policy 2021.
Shipping rates are determined by the weight and size of your items. Most of the time your order will receive the exact shipping amount at check out time. You can see your delivery charges in the cart and it will automatically update as you add items. Read our shipping and freight policy to see how the weight of the order determines shipping cost.
Are our bags food safe?
Yes. Please refer to the following spec sheets:
Do you ship internationally?
We ship throughout the United Kingdom as standard.
Order can be shipped ship overseas.
Please contact us to confirm oversea shipping costs.
It usually takes 3 to 5 days to reach oversea locations.
Extra carriage charges may apply which must be paid upfront using our bespoke payment page.
When can I expect my order to be shipped?
Polybags Direct is quick.
Orders received by 6pm * Monday through Friday will be shipped the same day.
* Subject to availability.
Do you have a catalog I can request?
Yes. We have an online catalog. Simply view this page in your browser and then hit the Print link from your browsers menu. Please click on the following link to view our online catalog: Polybags Direct Online Catalog 2023.
Will I get an invoice when ordering online?
Yes. You will receive an invoice in the delivered package.
Do you offer quotes?
Yes. If you are ordering large quantities then bespoke quotes can be offered.
Please contact our sales department for a quote at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is ordering from your website easy?
Yes. Each product has a "Buy" link. Clicking on this link will add the product to your shopping cart. Repeat this process to add more units to your shopping cart.
Click the "Checkout" button on the shopping cart and you will be taken to the PayPal's secure payments website. Here you can confirm that the items you ordered are correct.
Complete the payment by either entering your credit card details. If you have a PayPal account simply login and complete the transaction.
Your credit card number is processed by PayPal's secure e-commerce server and never revealed to us.
All online orders will be followed by e-mail confirmation so that you can be sure that everything went smoothly.
Who pays for returning a damaged or defective item?
If you receive a damaged or defective item, we will promptly send you a replacement or issue you a full refund after you have returned the damaged or defective product.
You will not be charged any additional shipping or handling fees for replacement shipments.
Please click the following link to view our returns policy: returns policy 2021.
Why does the shopping cart not work?
We currently support Firefox, Internet Explorer or Chrome.
Please ensure you have the latest version of these browsers.
Printing plastic bags
Subject to minimum quantities we can supply printed polythene bags.
Call us on 01162 221 723 to discuss your requirements.