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Indian shoppers are okay with retailers charging for carry bags: Report

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The survey, however, highlighted that consumers have issues when retailers charge for paper bags which have a company branding on them.
A majority of Indian shoppers do not complain about retailers and traders charging for shopping carry bags since this charge help it to become a habit for them, according to a latest consumer survey.

As per community platform LocalCircles, 83% of consumers polled said a charge for carry bag serves as a reminder for them to carry their own bag. 69% of the respondents said they always carry a bag while 25% said they carry a bag sometimes.

The survey, however, highlighted that consumers have issues when retailers charge for paper bags which have a company branding on them. Consumers feel it is unfair for retailers to charge for such paper bags as it acts as a marketing medium for the brand and the cost of these bags should be absorbed in the company’s marketing budget.

However, most consumers did not have any issue for being charged if the paper bag did not have any branding, the survey highlighted.

The main reason when consumers didn’t carry their own bag was they not remembering it. However, 62% of shoppers said they keep a bag in their vehicle that they generally take to go shopping while some keep a bag near their door kitchen.
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