Popular Plastic Glasses For Wholesalers
Regalzone is a specialist supplier of plastic glasses. Because it is the only thing we do, we have a wider range and a deeper knowledge than any other supplier in the UK.
For wholesaler distributors taking regular deliveries of our volume-selling plastic glasses, this means easy access to our specialised products and an opportunity for additional sales.
For example, if you have a client that wants a box of pink champagne flutes, or martini glasses, or white highballs, it is an easy thing to arrange. There is no carriage on to consider – it is just added to the regular order.
The rest of this article is about the popular plastic glass styles that are usually ordered regularly and in reasonable volumes. For information about the more specialist glasses available, please flick through our whole range here: www.regalzone.com/products.
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Plastic Pint Glasses
Plastic pints and halves are big sellers. The competition is strong and the margins are tight. Regalzone has five varieties to choose from depending on whether your customer wants the nicest or the cheapest, pint to line or pint to rim, reusable or disposable.
The full range of plastic pint and half pint glasses available from Regalzone can be found here.
Plastic Wine Glasses
Wine by-the-glass is typically sold in measures of 125ml (small), 175ml (medium), and 250ml (large). A 250ml serve would require at least 400ml to the rim. Plastic thin enough to be considered disposable is not suitable for making wine glasses this large and 240ml is the largest available.
CE marked wine jiggers are the usual method for measuring wine serves, but it is sometimes useful to have a 125ml or 175ml CE measure on the glass.
The price of any plastic glass is strongly influenced by how efficiently it stacks together, stores and transports. Unfortunately a true wine glass shape does not stack at all, so disposable wine glasses are a necessary compromise between shape and price.
On the left is the stackable, one piece, non-CE lined, 220ml ‘1420’: a very popular choice.
In the middle, the non-stackable, one piece, 125ml and 175ml lined ‘702010’
On the right is the two piece, 240ml ‘1193’.
The full range of plastic wine glasses available from Regalzone can be found here.
Plastic Shot and Tasting Glasses
For product promotion, plastic shots are used for offering tastes and samples. 30ml and 50ml are popular sizes, but 80ml, 100ml upwards are also available.
From left to right: 25ml, 30ml and 50ml plastic shot glasses.
The full range of plastic shot and sample glasses available from Regalzone can be found here.
Plastic Champagne Glasses
Like wine glasses, champagne glasses are a challenge to do well in disposable plastic. They are tall and thin, yet have to stable. The better looking ones do not stack, but this makes them more expensive. Price is always important. Finally, they need to look generous while managing the size of the serve.
PET Smoothie Cups with Dome Lids
Plastic smoothie cups are usually made from PET and require dome or flat lids. Naturally wholesalers will want to purchase at the lowest price possible, but some care needs to be taken with regard to quality. The most frequent faults with PET are cups that jam together and cannot be separated. Cups that are too this (cheap) can collapse when fitting the lids. It is worth testing for this when evaluating samples.
Regalzone has smoothie cups with dome lids, in the following sizes: 250ml, 300ml, 400ml, 500ml, 600ml, which equates to 8oz-20oz. Find the complete range here.
General Purpose and Other Types
Here are some other popular types that have a big market as general purpose plastic glasses:
From left to right:
P355T: a 355ml 12oz smart looking disposable highball - also known as a Slim Jim.
P350CE: a 350ml 12oz used for mixers and soft drinks but can also be used as a half-pint-to-line.
P250T: a 250ml 8oz soft drink glass.