Today’s Top Trends in Promotional Products and B2b Swag is all about finding out about what is hot, cool and on the rise in popularity both at retail and for promo!

Promo Motive is an incredibly unique Supplier of Promotional Products. We Zig where others Zag. Here’s what make us different.

Firstly, we import direct from the factory to you, saving money and passing along the savings. Secondly. We only do cool. We don’t do dull and only offer amazing. No mugs, pens, hats or such here. As we like to say “We Do Weird Well”!

In our blog you will find articles and ideas on Today’s Top Trends in Promotional Products and B2b Swag. These include Fidget Cubes, POP phone grips, Fidget Sticks and several other creative ideas for tradeshows, B2b, ad specialty and promotional product marketing.

video camera shaped flash drive

Seriously we do some of the coolest promotional product shit!

Seriously we do some of the coolest shit!

When it comes to promotional products we are without a doubt home to some of the coolest shit. Ok, I know you might be offended by the use of profanity but I needed to catch your eye.

Promotional Product have gotten downright boring over the last decade. Pens and Mugs!!! Seriously is this the best we can do as promotional product marketers?

Promo Motive an Promo Crunch create some of the most unique and interesteing ideas for tradeshows, b2b marketing and ad specialty. We turn your logo or product into something unique and different.

custom shaped promotional products like flash drives and power banks

custom shaped promotional products like flash drives and power banks

Our expertise is in the field of turning your product or idea into a custom shaped flash drive, power bank or custom cable. We provide free virtual design proofs and offer low minum orders and factory direct pricing.

“A custom shaped promotional product will set you apart, make a statement and in short…make your marketing look like the Bomb!”

Since 2005 we have been creating some of the coolest custom shaped promotional products. We specialize in custom shaped USB Flash Drives and have done  thousands of designs including gas pump drives, glove shaped drives, fish shaped flash drives, fork shaped flash drives, Penguin drives, boot shaped drives,  and 100’s of other ideas. If it can be made into a custom flash drive we have probably done it.

What follows is just a few of our previous designs of custom flash drives.

custom memory flash drive

custom memory flash drive

custom shaped data cablecustom shaped data cable

custom shaped data cable

usb custom flash drive

usb custom flash drive

usb custom flash drive stick

usb custom flash drive stick

truck shaped custom flash drive

truck shaped custom flash drive

video camera shaped flash drive

video camera shaped flash drive

Would you like to learn more? Would you like a free virtual design proof? Simply send us your logo and image.

Here’s how Custom USB’s work…

1) Min order is 250 units.

2) Prices 8 GB (other sizes available) is $6.88 each.

3) Mold (to create the USB) is $80…the mold is reusable on future orders.

4) send us a specific image of what you want made into a USB and your logo file…then we will make you a free virtual proof/design.

 

How does that sound?? Prety damn cool!

John@promocrunch.com

 

Let’s FACE it: Custom Sublimated Socks are a Promo Must this Season

Custom sublimated socks are about to leave their mark (or footprint) on the promo world and here’s why: they are bright, comfortable, durable, and something that your customers will ALWAYS NEED.

custom sublimated socks for trade shows and business logo marketing from trade show 8.com

Color and design options with custom sublimated socks are UNLIMITED.

Printing custom socks with dye sublimation is really the only way to go because you get gorgeous images in full color and detail that won’t crack or peel no matter how many times they’re washed or worn.  Instead of sitting on the surface, sublimation dyes become infused into the very fabric you’re printing, that’s why they are so durable.

custom sublimated socks for trade shows and business logo marketing from trade show 8.com

Our entire selection of sublimated socks can be customized according to individualized preferences and specifications of bulk clients. We are constantly trying to introduce new designs and have emerged as the go-to manufacturer of custom-made socks in bulk at wholesale rates.

Get your logo on it today! Check out our custom sock style chart to decide which style is best for you then email people@tradeshow8.com or call us toll-free at 1-888-908-6932 to order.

promotional product asi distributor

Distributor or Dinosaur. Who will be the first to become extinct?

Distributor or Dinosaur. Who will be the first to become extinct? In the age of the internet this is a question that begs to be asked.

promotional product asi distributor

promotional product asi distributor

After spending nearly 25 years as a distributor first and then a supplier for the last 17 years I can say without hesitation that the old school ASI Distributor/Supplier model has never been more in jeopardy. Here is why!

  1. The original ASI concept did not take into account the internet. In many ways, todays ASI approach to the business is still firmly rooted in the world of the printed catalog and faxed in orders. This may suit some distributors but take these facts into account. (according to ASI June 2017)

“The average distributor age is 57 while the average age of their end user is now under 40!”

2. This fact alone means the following…..the end user grew up with the internet and is most familiar with this mode of shopping while the average distributor finds the net “unfamiliar and overwhelming.”

“In short this means that the end user is looking for an online retail type experience to shop for their swag”

3. The end user is now looking to social media (Pinterest, FB, Instagram etc) for their promo inspirations. They want something with their logo that they found in the online social media experience. In short they want trending ideas.

” Younger end users don’t want what their predecessors ordered, even if it worked as a marketing giveaway. They want new and trending!”

4. New and Trending does NOT fit the typical ASI supplier. Suppliers typically wait until 2 things happen…A) the product is proven to be of interest to the end user and B) they can bring in boatloads of them for inventory. This paradigm is flawed. It means one thing.

“By the time a typical Supplier has a trending product on their shelves the trend is over. Think about this, there is an estimated 2 million fidget spinners in stock in the top 10 suppliers warehouses in the USA. Is your end user still asking for these? NOT!”

5. How does a Distibutor beat this old style of business and get ahead of the curve and ahead of their clients desires? Simple.

“Stop doing the same old thing and expect a different result. If your promo suggestions to the end user are not being bought, suggesting it again and again will not work any better!”

 

Here’s what we suggest to stem the tide of Distributor extinction.

 

  1. Look for non conforming suppliers. Suppliers like www.PromoCrunch.com and www.PromoMotive.com are always bringing in new and unusual ideas direct from the factory to the distributor. This means they are not stuck with stale-dated inventory that they have to clear out and that no one wants. It also means that you are far more likely to find ideas that your customer actually wants.
  2. Reconsider dealing with a supplier who imports directly from China to your door. Today the minimums are lower and the speed of delivery is faster. Why pay for USA inventory especially if the idea becomes stale-dated.

“Offshore direct to your door suppliers like Promo Motive are offering low minimums and fast delivery often in 10 days or less. In short the supplier who does this can deliver a cooler idea at a faster time than the traditional ASI supplier. Why would you not consider this idea?”

For more info call 1-888-908-1481 or email John@PromoCrunch.com

 

Todays trending ideas…..

team 6 mini tactical flashlight

team 6 mini tactical flashlight

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

Trade show swag and promotional products for b2b marketing, tradeshow giveaways and imprinted promo swag. Get your logo on tradeshow swag and edc multi tools

Trade show swag and promotional products for b2b marketing, tradeshow giveaways and imprinted promo swag. Get your logo on tradeshow swag and edc multi tools

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.

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

keysmart for tradeshow marketing and b2b promotional products . Metal key organizer for smart key holder. Perfect for trade show and business marketing swag

keysmart for tradeshow marketing and b2b promotional products . Metal key organizer for smart key holder. Perfect for trade show and business marketing swag

Mountain Dew Fans Do the Dew in these Bold Custom Socks

Why are we sure custom socks are the next hot marketing tool? Because they are timeless fashion essential that will never go out of style. Socks are one of those things that everyone can always use more of – why else would they show up in our stockings every year?

Our sublimated printing process ensures that your logo will remain bright and intact through every wash.

Printing custom socks with dye sublimation is really the only way to go because you get gorgeous images in full color and detail that won’t crack or peel no matter how many times they’re washed or worn.  Instead of sitting on the surface, sublimation dyes become infused into the very fabric you’re printing, that’s why they are so durable.

Check out our custom sock style chart to decide which style of sock is best for you then get your logo on it today!

Email us at people@tradeshow8.com or call 1-888-908-6932 toll-free to order.

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 

paying too much for promo

Stop Paying Too Much for Promo

Attention Promotional Products Distributors. Why are you paying too much for your Promotional Products?

Now that the world of business is much smaller, Chinese factory’s are faster and international freight is less expensive why do you continue to buy your promotional products the old-fashioned and expensive way?

 

 

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!

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.