Give and get

Giving branded promotional products will make the recipient feel great and build brand awareness and customer and employee loyalty. There are many business-building ways promotional products can be used including a gift with purchase, customer appreciation or a trade-show giveaway.  And don’t forget that your employees are also your customers. 

PRO TIP: When a new hire starts, give them a ‘Welcome Swag Bag,’ complete with some of your company-branded items, training materials and first-day documents.  First impressions count, and this will make their first day a memorable one.

Promotional product experts Mandy and Bill Arnold of Eagle Creations shared advice to help you when you order products

Quantity matters

The more you buy the more you save, as most items have a minimum-order quantity.  Sometimes that can be as few as 12 items, but make sure you note the price breaks. If you are close to the next price break, consider adding a few items to get a better price and give those to your employees or top customers.  

Patience is a virtue

It is no surprise that the supply chain is creating inventory challenges, so it helps to have alternate choices in case your first choice will take too long to arrive.  For example, we ask our customers, ‘if your first choice of white is not available on time, do you have a second choice, just in case?’.  

Be creative

Our favorite part of our job is to help find unique items or new items our customers haven’t seen before.  We start with a broad category, then narrow the suggested items.  For example, we may start with a category like technology or sanitization and then look for interesting items in the category.

Five of our favorite promotional products

Double duty

This functional wireless charger coaster is easy to set up and use. It looks good on any table or desk and can be a cup coaster when not charging. Win Win.

Write on

A notebook is always appreciated and useful. Prices and features vary depending on quantity and quality. Obviously we love this one, with a ribbon to mark the page.

Now hear this

Listen to this one. Everyone loses earbuds or needs a backup pair that is charged. You can put your logo on these buds and literally blow away your customer or employee.

Drink it in

Keep your logo on their desk. Mugs are practical, affordable and always appreciated. Mug prices can start as low as $2-$3 each (minimum quantities may apply).

Sounds great

This portable speaker will take your logo to the recipient’s boat, dock, pool or living room. Having your brand be the life of the party is a winning strategy.

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