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Our Approach to Sourcing Promotional Products

Our Approach to Sourcing Promotional Products [Infographic]

Trade show coming up? Launching a new brand? Whatever your need for promotional products, we’ll find them for you. No need to sort through a dizzying array of items, wonder whether they’ll perform as promised, or stress over delivery times. We take the headaches out of the product sourcing equation with a stress-free process that will make your life easier. Here’s the straight skinny on how it works:


1: Assess your promotional needs

We start with a few questions to get the full picture of your business needs and goals, including:

  • What’s your budget?
  • How many items do you need?
  • When do you need to receive your order?
  • Do you have any corporate brand standards we should know?
  • Tell us about your overall expectations.

2: Get in touch with trusted suppliers

We’ve cultivated tight relationships with the best suppliers in the industry so your finished promotional products are high quality and priced right.

3: Find the lowest shipping cost

When we’re deciding on a supplier, we keep your drop ship location keep in mind so we can choose one with the shortest route and least expensive shipping option to best meet your desired delivery date. And with our freight equalization program that cuts shipping costs, your dollar will stretch even further.

4: You get a preview

The final step before production is providing our beloved customers with a digital presentation complete with:

  • Product image
  • Product description
  • Available colors
  • Pricing – with quantity breaks (more is less, in this case)
  • Imprint information
  • Production timelines
  • Production methods
  • Physical samples (upon request)

If you like what you see in the preview, we’ll oversee the ordering and delivery process for you and keep you updated along the way. We like to think of ourselves as personal promotional products shoppers that make it easy for our customers to meet their goals and budget. Ready to get started? Contact us online today!


5 Cool Promotional Items for the Office

Boredom-proof ideas to keep you entertained at your desk. 

If you didn't know that July is National Anti-Boredom Month, we'll forgive you for failing to celebrate. But there’s no reason you can’t start now! We've curated an incredible collection of cool promotional items that will make the office exponentially more fun and motivational – and everyone needs that!

1.     Multi-colored highlighters
A standard highlighter can be pretty boring, but now you can take a walk on the wild side with a version that has 5 colors in one! This 5-prong promotional highlighter (pictured) will add spunk to an everyday collection of mundane office supplies. Stamp your logo front and center, and you’ve got yourself an office tool that feels more like a toy.

2.     Brightly colored stress reliever
The jury is still out on whether or not these gadgets actually relieve stress, but they're fun to play with, excellent for throwing at coworkers, and come in a variety of bright and cheery colors you can customize with your company info. If that’s not the antithesis to boring, we don’t know what is.

3.     Classic yo-yo 
Step up your promo products game with a classic toy – the yo-yo. Contemplating a new business strategy? Not sure whether to take that new opportunity? Amuse yourself with this
fun and nostalgic desk distraction, and your decisions will become clear in no time.

4.     Full color mouse pad
Mouse pads are cool promotional items that add a pop of color to an otherwise boring desk. These round little treasures are picture-perfect and even feature a repositionable adhesive backing. Easily design an exciting and eye-catching layout right on our site, and you've just secured yourself a lively slice of desktop fun.

5.     Trendy headphones 
Turn a lackluster business podcast into a uniquely entertaining experience with these
soft and stylish promotional headphones. Not only are they comfy to wear and come in an array of hip colors, they’re smartly designed too. Simply fold them flat and store in your desk drawer when not in use.

Still not sure which cool promotional items will prevent the most boredom in your office? Contact us online for assistance in selecting just the right promo item to transform any old dull workday into something truly extraordinary.

 


4 Attention-Commanding Restaurant Marketing Ideas

Tips for getting the word out about your bar, bistro, or café. 

Driving customers through your restaurant doors (and persuading them to come back) takes more than a great menu. You have to build a reputation, remain top of mind, and give them reasons to return. These restaurant marketing ideas will help you accomplish all that and more:

1. Establish a consistent brand identity 

You need a brand that customers recognize at a glance. Be sure to remain consistent when designing all of your marketing materials, promo items, and even your restaurant signage. Use the same cohesive and complementary colors, fonts, and overall theme, and you'll establish a memorable brand aesthetic that sets you apart. Pro tip: Make sure your social media presence reflects that identity too! 

2. Stock up on custom apparel

When you’re looking for restaurant marketing ideas that will grab attention, custom promotional apparel packs a powerful marketing punch. Well-designed employee uniforms and customer giveaways help seed your brand image and serve as low-cost advertising. You don’t have to go overboard, though. Start with these basics and add your logo:

·       Cotton apron

·       Custom printed t-shirts

·       Sporty and durable polo shirts

·       Embroidery-friendly twill caps

3. Serve drinks in custom cups & glasses

Sometimes, a relatively inexpensive investment—like distinctive custom coffee mugs—makes as much of a difference as what’s inside the cup (a generic cup of joe versus a silky latte that customers drive across town to experience). Customize these drinkware items to match your beverage menu:

·       Large bistro mugs

·       Beverage glasses

·       Custom printed stadium cups

4. Offer a rewards program 

Build up your base of “regulars” by offering a stamp card to reward loyal customers. Once the stamp card is filled up, give away a free meal or promotional item with your logo. Choose items your customers will use and enjoy, like:

·       Custom printed water bottle

·       Promotional tote bag

·       Roll-up picnic blanket

Have our restaurant marketing ideasinspired you to take your promotional efforts to the next level? With us, designing promo products is easy. Learn more about it on our handy Design Lab page. You can use our site to shop for products, and then upload your own artwork, logo, and text to create the perfect custom products for your restaurant. Start browsing products now or get in touch with us today for personalized assistance with product selection and ordering.

 


Corporate Gift Bag Ideas

Make meaningful and memorable gift bags. 

It’s a difficult question to answer: how do you assemble promotional gift bags that people will keep? The key is to choose items that are useful and practical. Here are a few toss-proof corporate gift bag ideas for trade shows and events:

Bundle 1: The Care Package

Your team takes extra-special care of your customers, right? Show prospective clients and customers some love with personal wellness items that are useful for all.

·       Promotional hand sanitizer with holder

·       SPF 15 custom printed natural lip balm

·       Running arm light

Bundle 2: Home Sweet Home

Handy promo items for the home are a smart way to ensure your logo extends beyond typical 9-5 working hours. Start with a stylish reusable bag in bright colors, then throw in commonly used household tools for good measure.

·       Color block tote

·       Custom printed can strainer

·       Pizza cutter with bottle opener

Bundle 3: Techie’s Dream

Here’s the most tech-savvy of our corporate gift bag ideas. Hand out earbuds or charger banks and your logo will stick around in cars, purses, and on desktops.

·       Promotional earbuds

·       Charge-it-up power bank

·       Custom USB car and wall charger

Bundle 4: Show Stopper

Hosting an industry-specific trade show? Fill your gift bag with practical items for keeping information organized at the show, including pre-loaded flash drives with important info.

·       1 GB rotating custom flash drive

·       Custom printed jotter writing pad

·       Neck wallet and badge holder

Loving any of our corporate gift bag ideas? Visit our new TopPromotions.com for anti-toss promotional items, gift bags, and the inspiration and expertise to make your next event a success.


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