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inexpensive promotional products

Why do distributors pay these ridiculous fees?

Why in this day and age are you paying set up fees, run charges, fax proofs, virtual proofs, shipping fees etc? Are you nuts?

inexpensive promotional products

inexpensive promotional products

Why are you paying set up fees, run charges, fax proofs, virtual proofs, shipping fees etc? Are you nuts?

In this day and age suppliers who charge these ridiculous costs are out of touch with their clients. It’s 2018 and the online experience has come to the Promotional Products world. Customers HATE extra charges and will search out other suppliers who do not do these things.

“The reason suppliers have these add-ons is simple GREED! They hook distributors into the sale with a low price and then by the time the distributor is at the “checkout” the price is as much as 30% higher! Why?”

Suppliers who charge these fees do so because they believe there clients are that dumb! As a supplier I know it does not cost me $6 for a virtual proof, it costs me about 30 cents. If I cannot “eat” that 30 cents then I have no business being in business.

I can only believe that the reason suppliers charge these outlandish fees is that they believe that a super-low price on the product will be seen as the best idea and that the extra costs will be passed on to the end user without complaint! Really…you think the end-user is not angry with these costs.

End User Revolt!

I can tell you this as a fact. End users are going online to avaoid paying these ridiculous fees they get charged by the distributor who is in turn given these costs from the supplier. Get smart, stop paying them and come to www.PromoMotive.com 

 

paying too much for promo

paying too much for promo

Overpaying Problem #1

Inventory in a big Stateside warehouse is a bad idea! The old days when buying in bulk from China and shipping to a central US warehouse make no sense any more. Here are the reasons.

A) Clients want fresh ideas. Buyers are less and less ordering repeats of the old tried and trues! The days when people ordered the same T-shirt/Mug and got the same imprint on them each April ARE MOSTLY OVER! With this fact in mind the idea that the best way to buy both on price and innovation is to buy from some giant warehouse is simply wrong. The reason are complex but I will try to explain.

B) If clients want new ideas all the time (which they do) then the old style swag (ie pens/mugs/T’s) sits on the warehouse shelf unsold. Ask yourself this…How many Fidget Spinners are on suppliers shelves NOT SELLING? 

C) When a slow selling inventory product goes unsold the cost of that unsold inventory gets placed upon more popular selling items. In short the best sellers carry additional costs to off-set the cost of slow sellers.

D) if you are buying from the same place as everyone else then you are selling at the same price as everyone else. If true, what is your competitive advantage? If you want to create a sale that stops your client from either shopping online or bidding you out, stop selling the same old thing as everyone else!

 

LIke what you have just read….find out more!

Want to know more about buying smarter? Then you should call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us. We know what we are doing, we know how how to “do cool” and we are your secret supplier you want to know!

 

Coming Next Week Problem #2 Why ASI is a bad idea for all of us!

triangle shaped pop socket

triangle shaped pop socket

square pop phone stand Promo Motive tradeshow swag, fidget spinners and fidget cubes, c

square pop phone stand Promo Motive tradeshow swag, fidget spinners and fidget cubes, c

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

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.

 

promotional products are new ideas for 2018

Try something new. You might like it.

Trying something new is hard. We all know that. But if the survival of your business depends on it, you better get used to it.

You better learn to love it!

 

promotional products are new ideas for 2018

promotional products are new ideas for 2018

Trying new ideas is tough, I get that, but if you are in the business of marketing, new ideas are the breath and pulse of your business. In fact I would even argue that new ideas are the very reason you exist!

In this day and age consumers can easily reach out to suppliers through the internet, bypassing the distributor. All they need is a smartphone or laptop.

The survival of promotional product distributors depends almost exclusively on being able to supply their customers with new ideas with their logo on it.

“I believe that distributors who don’t offer new ideas are destined for extinction!”

…..so without further adieu (fancy french word for get to the frikin’ point), here are new ideas for logo’s you should consider.

  1. MIni tactical Flash light….I love manly gadgets and this one rocks! Click 2 see product
Team 6 mini tactical flashlight

Team 6 mini tactical flashlight

 

2. Square POP phone Grips: Logos are Square shouldn’t your phone stand be? Click to see product page. 

square pop phone stand Promo Motive tradeshow swag, fidget spinners and fidget cubes, c

square pop phone stand Promo Motive tradeshow swag, fidget spinners and fidget cubes, c

3. Custom Socks. Everyone wears them…(except Don Johnson in the 1980’s)…so…easy to sell….Click to see product page. 

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.

Need to know more….? call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com 

 

paying too much for promo

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 

Ben Baker marketing expert

Personal Branding. What is your personal brand

Personal Branding with Ben Baker.

I have a good friend in the business, one I have known for sometime, Ben Baker. Ben is one of those rare types that are actually insightful and forward thinking when it comes to the promotional product marketing world.

Here is Ben’s Story and Video

 

What differentiates us?  Take away all the marketing speak, all the hype and all broken promises in this business and you get us.   We have worked for our business to business clients for over 20 years to make them more valuable to their individual clients. We are not in this business for the awards or the glory.  We are here to actually make a difference. We dive deep into our client’s businesses to understand what they do, what they care about, who their clients are and why their clients should care about them. Only by understanding what differentiates them in their marketplace can we develop a brand story that is relevant and engaging to the right audience.

It is a process that takes time and trust from both sides.  

It’s about doing the real work to position you for the future, so that people listen to what you do, understand what you do, and care enough to want to engage. There is no magic wand. Success, to us, is about working beside you and producing the work that connects you with customers in a deep and significant way.

What do we do?   We work side by side with you, to design and execute your end-to-end brand strategy. We work with mid-sized companies to take their brand and their companies to the next level.  We help you tell your brand story, better, so that you can grow in an effective way and attract larger and more profitable clients. And in the end.  . .

We consult, we teach and we speak on brand, message, market, vision and value.  

Trust is everything. We work hard to earn your trust. Take the time to get to know us and ask us the hard questions. Satisfy yourself that we understand you, your objectives and your values

The philosophy is simple: reduce noise and increase focus. We want to equip you to find your best story and tell it better than ever before.

What is our process? We are experts at formulating the questions that engage your entire team. And, we apply our insights to land on the messages that will move your market.

We want to be your active partner in developing solutions that are specific to your requirements and creating messages that inspire.

No one is an expert in everything.  There are some things that require an outsider’s eyes and ears to create a brand that resonates. That’s why they call us. And, our team is designed like a great triage team: When we need expertise that’s outside of our core expertise, we tap into a network of close relationships we’ve cultivated and curated over the past 20 years. So you get the very best, matched to your specific needs.

When you bring us to the table your success is our success. We work with you to Create Your LIVING brand, one that truly represents who you are and who you want to become going forward.

Guiding Principles

  • Cut through the clutter and help you communicate effectively, to the right audience in the right way, so they want to engage
  • Treat every client’s work as if it was our own
  • Understand our client’s wants, needs and desires, and work with them to achieve their goals
  • Listen and understand before creating solutions
  • Build long-term relationships to achieve long term objectives
  • Create meaningful campaigns that achieve brand objectives and goals
  • Be a partner with our clients, not a vendor to our clients
  • Develop campaigns for your benefit, not our portfolio
  • Create solutions that will make our client’s competition wild with jealousy

The only award we want to win is your trust” – Ben Baker

Ben Baker

p 604.512.7174                       

ben@yourbrandmarketing.com

Chinese New Years Dates and Factory Closures 2018. Why does it affect International business so dramatically?

Chinese New Years Dates and Factory Closures 2018. Why does it affect International business so dramatically?

Each year the Chinese New Years disrupts business and lives like no other holiday on the planet. Imagine Christmas, Hannukah, Ramadan and Thanksgiving all rolled into one 3 week long bender and you get CNY.

Factory Closures January 27th- Feb 20th 2018

Promo Crunch and Promo Motive deals direct with factories in China to deliver unique promotional products. Each year the world’s largest holiday throws a wrench into business and trade around the world. Here is a clear and concise explanation.”

Want to know more…? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us 
Pop phone grips, phone and media stands, tradeshow, giveaway

Chinese New Years 2018

The reason and facts about Chinese New Years are unknown to many of here in the West…so this blog post will give you a simple explanation which might help you to explain to your customers why the holiday is so disruptive.
1) China is the most populous country in the world with 1.25 BILLION people. That is 4 times the population of the USA living in about the same area as the USA. It is 40 times the population of Canada!
2) Most people in China work in TRADE ZONES….these are large industrial areas (such as Shenzhen) . A TRADE ZONE is where cities and areas were built 30-40 years ago by the Chinese Govt to concentrate certain types of industry in one area. Shenzhen is electronics.
3) 35 years ago Shenzhen had a population of 100,000 people, mostly farmers. Now, Shenzhen is a city of 25 million with 100 Million living in the surrounding area. The total area of Shenzhen is about the size of Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego!
4) Most people living in Shenzhen (and the other major centers) have moved there from the country-side of rural China…… If you were to look at Miami on a USA map…or Newfoundland on a map of Canada…think of that as Shenzhen….then think of Seattle in the USA or Whitehorse in Canada and imagine that many people living in Shenzhen originally come from Seattle or Whitehorse (or somewhere along that route).
5) Come Chinese New Years…(or close to the actual holiday)….100’s of millions of people (yes 100’s of millions) get on the train or in their cars and go home……most cannot afford to fly home (domestic airlines are expensive) so they drive for 2-5 days or train for the 3-4 days….just to get home for New Years.
6) The best way to think of this is imagine EVERYONE in the USA leaves work and gets in their car or takes a train to travel a minimum of 500-1000 miles. That is a pretty close idea of the chaos!
7) Once they get back home, (after 2-5 days of travel)  about 15% of the all of the people who went home for the holiday…DO NOT RETURN…..they don’t phone in and say they are not coming back…they just DON’T RETURN!
8) So….after the holidays…employers are scrambling to get new employees to fill the roles of those who did not return.  There is even a NEW business that has cropped up after the holiday to capture the returnees……Job Catchers…these are people who stand at the train stations and ask returning workers A) What do you do?..and B) How much do you make?…..They then offer these returnees (right there and then) another job at a better wage..(and then drive them to the new factory or place of work)….a full 5-7% of people returning back actually start a NEW JOB!
9) The actual holiday is Feb 16th in 2018, but it effects are felt well in advance and well after the holiday….and oh yeah…almost forgot…
10) In September and October (9 months after CNY) there is a baby boom….spouses who have not seen each other except for CNY get pregnant and then in the Autumn the woman goes home to have the baby….
So…..next time a client asks you why………send them this blog…..and it will help….
Thanks
John Graham
POP custom shaped pop socket phone grip style promotional pop out phone holder for tradeshows -

Be a Marketing Super Hero. Turn Your Logo, Idea or Product into a Custom Shaped USB Flash Drive.

Looking to Become a Marketing Super Hero! Look No further!

The best way to market your business or clients business is to find a promotional product that will tick all the boxes of what it takes to make for a great promotional product. The hilites of this process are easy.

 

Step 1

Find a product or idea that makes your brand stand out from the competition. Simply put if you put your logo on the same pen or baseball hat as the competition you will look like an also ran. No one wants to look like an also ran!

 

Step 2

Get a promotional product that is useful. If the product hasa purpose then the product will not be thrown away but used. This will give you more and more logo impressions.

 

Step 3

Make it affordable. No need in spending a$100 per unit if all you can afford is 20 units. Even thought the promo might be awesome, only a handfull will get the gift and there will be those who didn’t get one and resent not getting it.

 

If you agree with the above, then the best solution is a custom shaped USB flash drive. Promo Crunch and Promo Motive are the leaders in the promotional products world for custom shaped flash drives, powewr banks and data cables.

If you think your client would like to see their logo or product designed into a custom shape simply do the following:

Step 1

Send us the logo and the picture of the product to john@promocrunch.com 

Step 2

Give us 48 hours to produce a FREE Virtual Proof that you can show your client.

 

That’s easy!

Promotional merchandise, sometimes nicknamed swag or schwag, are products, often branded with a logo or slogan, used in marketing and communication programs. They are given away to promote a company, corporate image, brand, or event at trade shows, conferences, and as part of guerrilla marketing campaigns.

Promotional merchandise, sometimes nicknamed swag or schwag, are products, often branded with a logo or slogan, used in marketing and communication programs. They are given away to promote a company, corporate image, brand, or event at trade shows, conferences, and as part of guerrilla marketing campaigns.