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the fidget spinner is dead

The Death of the Fidget Spinner.

This just in. The Fidget Spinner Fad is Officially Dead!

I am completely within the rights to make this announement. The Fidget Spinner is Dead. After selling over 1 million of them in the Winter, Spring and early Summer of 2017 I can now tell you that the Fidget Spinner Phenomenom is over, kaput, finito, dead as a doornail, long, long gone!

dead fidget spinner is now officially dead

dead fidget spinner is now officially dead

Let’s look back for a moment. At this exact time in the early spring of 2017 I could not turn my phone on at anytime without it ringing and a request for a Fidget Spinner.It was insane.

As fun and as profitable as it was to be in on a the ground floor of a fad it was a toll taker on the head and business. We put in 14 hour days and could barely just keep ahead of the order entries. We were fortunate in the fact that we spotted the trend late in 2016 and made sure our off-shore factories we all aligned to meet the demand and we did meet the demand.

“I am sure glad we carry no inventory as those suppliers who still have fidget spinners in stock are sitting on a heap of rusting bearings and plastic that no one wants!”

 

the fidget spinner is dead

the fidget spinner is dead

 

The Fidget Spinner was one of those rare bits of social science that captures people attention like few other things. Cabbage patch dolls, Pet Rocks, Hula Hoops and Fidget Spinners will all be in the fad hall of fame.

Fidget Spinners were great for marketers. It was a huge sensation that worked perfectly at tradeshows and b2b marketing. However for those who thought it would have a long shelf life and brought in hundreds of thousands to sit on their shelf awaiting small orders with logos they are holding a ticking time-bomb.

Bearings should be stored in grease and when used are always encased in a grease or oil based lubricant. This is NOT how suppliers who have these in stock are storing them. As this is the case even if you order fidget spinners you are likely to get one that is rusty.

Furthermore a lot of the truly “fadish spinners” such as glow in the dark and LED are no longer having housings made, there is just no demand.

“The only fidget spinner still worth buying are high qaulity metal spinners that are custom made for you and shipped by air and greased to go!”

So, a year after the world went ape-shit-crazy for the Fidget Spinner I am now deleting all but a few of the best quality ones from Promo Motive as I know these are valuable and quality oriented.

The world has moved on and the new fad is quite possibly the POP Socket!

Pop socket phone stands for trade shows

Pop socket phone stands for trade shows

coded pop phone stand prices without c

coded pop phone stand prices without c

 

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The Best of What We Do.

“I think it’s important to know what you do best and concentrate on that, that way you can give the customer the best results, best price and best service!”

John Graham

In the world of supplying promotional products for marketing there are really 2 things that matter. The first is knowing what you do best. The second is knowing what works for B2b and Trade show giveaways. Below is our Top 3 best selling, best working, most effective promotional swag.

#1 Pop Phone Grips. Min order 250 Units and a price under $2 including freight and 4 color. No set ups. Click here to view this category. 

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

#2 Custom Socks. I know it sounds weird but 2 things come into play…firstly Socks are a BIG ideas these days and secondly we have a long long history in custom manufacturing. Min order 500 pairs and a price under $6 including freight and 4 color sublimated. No set ups. Click here to view this category. 

wholesale imprinted and personalized tradeshow promo swag and promotional products for professional distributors. We specialize in custom socks, custom flash drives, pop phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and fidget gadgets for the marketing and promotional products industry.

wholesale imprinted and personalized tradeshow promo swag and promotional products for professional distributors. We specialize in custom socks, custom flash drives, pop phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and fidget gadgets for the marketing and promotional products industry.

#3 Custom Shaped Flash Drives. We are experts…seriously…check out our site www.promocrunch.com for complete details. Min order 250 Units and a price of $7 each for an 8GB including freight and design. 1 time $80 mold fee. Click here to view this category. 

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

Want to know more…? simply call us at 888-908-1481 or email us at John@PromoCrunch.com 

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Prop Ring Phone Stand Price Breakthrough!

Proprings are the latest in logo’d phone stands, phone holders and promotional swag!

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Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Prices below are on a “C” and include free shipping and 4 color imprint.No set ups!

500—$1.83 /pcs    1000—$1.76 /pcs   2000—$1.58 /pcs    5000—$1.38 /pcs   10000—$1.18 /pcs

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Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

pop phone stand promotional products and trade show swag

If you’re paying set up fees you’re getting ripped off.

I am a long-time promotional products supplier and I am shocked that people are still charging and still paying for set-ups, run charges, color matches etc.

Stop it Now!

Let me let you in on a secret.

As a supplier of swag who sells to distributors I am going to tell you now that you should never, ever, pay for set ups, run charges etc. It is a scam.

Issue #1

When was the last time you bought blanks and decorated them yourselves? Never. You always want it logo’d!

Issue #2

If issue #1 is true then why don’t suppliers just price out the product with a logo on it? They already know you’re going to want it with a logo!

Issue #3

Here’s where the suppliers who charge will say, “well…there’s a cost difference for 1,2,3 or 4 colors.” I say Bullshit!

I tell you this, the cost difference is so small that if a supplier can’t charge you an all inclusive logo cost or better yet an all inclusive product with logo cost regardless of how many colors you need then they are not very informed or  are playing the game as seen in the next issue, #4.

Issue #4

Suppliers who charge run fees, color matching etc. do this for 2 reasons…..1 to make more money and 2 to make their product appear less expensive than it really is!

Issue #4

Confusion to the client. (yes I know I used 4 twice…thought I would confuse you) Not only are these charges unnecessarily extra but they are coded on idiotic numerals like a G! This is just confusing and a time-waster.

Issue #5

Some charges are real and should be charged. When there is a real cost and its a significant one, go ahead and charge it. On our custom shaped flash drives for instance we pay $80 to the factory in China for the mold. Guess what, we charge our customers $80. I think that’s fair.

Issue #6

Make it easy on the customer. I can’t tell you how many clients I have spoken with who say they spend about 20 minutes costing out a job! 20 Minutes! Are you nuts!

The costing of the job should take 1 minute, the other 19 minutes you should be selling something else, high-fiving the guy in the cubicle next to you or rooting around on YouTube. You should get from the supplier a price. one, all inclusive price, you then would do your mark up on it and send it to the end user. Badda bing badda boom, done!

And on that note ,if you are sending a quote to customers with run charges, color matches etc….How do you think they feel about that?

In closing, I am sure there will be some of those out there who think I am nuts on this issue and that it is ok for all of these ridiculous charges. To you I say the following………You are wrong!

 

Below is an example of how it should be. Coded on a C to include shipping to your door and 1,2, 3 or even 4 color process logo. No extra charges! How easy does that make it!

 

coded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices

pop phone stand pop phone stand pop socket style media grip for trade shows and b2b marketing

pop phone stand pop phone stand pop socket style media grip for trade shows and b2b marketing

not set up fees on any promotional products

not set up fees on any promotional products

 

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Don’t get stuck in the repeat offender category as a promotional products seller.

Getting stuck in the repeat offender category as a promotional products seller is a recipe for sales didaster. Don’t be a repeat offender!

As a supplier of factory direct promotional products I am thrilled when I get a repeat order. It’s simple, easy and generally profitable. But it is also a dangerous slippery slope.

Too often the distributors I sell to in the ASI business rely so heavily on “repeats” that they miss the following facts.

  1. Their clients are looking for new ideas……they may in fact be looking to buy them from someone else as you are not offering them!
  2. If you do not offer the client new ideas and only take the “repeats” you may be incorrectly seen as being “boring and out of touch”.

So…in an effort to keep you in the trend loop, here are the top 5 new promo swag ideas as identified by marketers from around the world. Much of this research comes from the last 3 major industry trade shows.

Get your business logo on a square pop or phone pop socket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Get Your Logo on it.

Get your business logo on a square pop or phone popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Get Your Logo on it.

pop socket style phone stand for trade show, promotional products ad specialty and b2b marketing

pop socket style phone stand for trade show, promotional products ad specialty and b2b marketing

custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

fidget cube for tradeshow swag and promotional product marketing

fidget cube for tradeshow swag and promotional product marketing

Fidget Stick Promotional Product aka Mokuru Kururin for tradeshows, conferences and promotional product giveaway.

Fidget Stick Promotional Product aka Mokuru Kururin for tradeshows, conferences and promotional product giveaway.

square pop phone grip and media stand

Square POP Phone Grips Slay at Trade Show

Square and Round POP phone grips are trending way up and were the absolute hit at recent Las Vegas Trade Show Conference.

Nothing is hotter at both retail and promotional these days than phone grips such as power brands, pop sockets, pop rings and POPs and the new square shape, POP SQ is perfect for b2b marketing logos.

According to the American Graphics Institute 63% of corporate logos are square or rectangular and in an effort to address this need the new square POPs are the perfect solution for tradeshows, corporate branding, promotional products and ad specialty.

All imprinted logo’s are up to a 4 color ( 4 c/p) digitallyprinted at no extra charge.

The 3M adhesive backing is washable and reusable.

Free Samples. You simply need to pay the shipping and provide a courier acct # (UPS or FedEx).

For more info call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us here.

Distributor Suggested Retail Pricing below (40% discount)

coded pop phone stand prices socket pop prices for tradeshow, b2b, corporate, ad specialty, promotional product.

coded pop phone stand prices socket pop prices for tradeshow, b2b, corporate, ad specialty, promotional product.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

pop 3 socket phone grip FOR TRADESHOW

pop 3 socket phone grip FOR TRADESHOW

pop socket phone stand for trade show, promotional products ad specialty and b2b marketing

pop  phone stand for trade show, promotional products ad specialty and b2b marketing