Creative and unique promotional merchandise is exciting but let’s be honest; there is always going to be a place for custom branded pens, sticky pads, table covers, cups, coffee tumblers etc.. These items are great giveaways for trade shows, seminars, sponsored events, gift bags, or just something to equip your employees with as they go about their day.
Things to Consider When Purchasing Giveaways
The most common mistake made when ordering corporate merchandise is not factoring in what your needs will be for the entire year. Often times people will only purchase what they think they will need in the upcoming month or quarter. Buying in bulk can greatly reduce the price per unit and in some instances reduce set up and freight charges. Of course, you can’t always count on the popularity of a piece of swag.
Another common mistake is continuing to order the same ol’ pen , list pad, coffee tumbler etc.. that you have ordered for years. We understand that change is difficult but with change comes opportunity. In the world of corporate merchandise that could be the opportunity to free up money in your marketing budget. Keep in mind that items go on sale from time to time, and often times you can find an item of comparable quality at a better price point.
Writing Instrument: Custom Branded Clic Stic
John Hancock used this pen to sign the Declaration of Independence – not really. Hopefully, you get the point; this pen has been around forever but it is still incredibly popular. It is a quality pen that comes in over 600 color combinations with various ink color choices.
Drinkware: 16 oz. Double Wall Acrylic Tumbler with Straw.
This custom branded tumbler is a very practical and affordable give away item. The double walled design allows for use with hot or cold beverages. As the pictures illustrates it comes with a lid and straw in many color combinations. It is a perfect item for the “on the go” business professional.