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.

ASI Coded Pricing Revealed! Why we are the place to shop for tech promotional products.

When I started Promo Motive I had already been in the promotional products business since 1993, it is now 2017.

I have done every job that this industry has to offer. Promo Motive’s time has come.

Before I get into what compells me to make Promo Motive the best for you, I need to expose what I feel is wrong with the promotional products industry and that is.

ASI Coded Pricing!  

Read this and you will save hundreds’ if not thousands of dollars!

Here’s The Drill!

In my opinion……ASI coded pricing (aka Suggested Retail Price) is and should be a relic of the past in promotional products history.

What is it? Coded pricing is the Suggested Retail pricing of promotional products complete with the clients logo on. It’s called Coded Pricing or Retail Pricing.

It is seen in catalogs and on websites that sell promotional products. Alny local promo business that sell you “pens and mugs with your logo on them” will only ever quote you coded pricing.

These business are called a number of things such as, Promotional Products Distributor, ASI Distributor, PPAI Distributor, SAGE Distributor, Printing and Promo companies etc.  

In my opinion…These are good folk to know for “pens and mugs with your logo on them”. They really, really know their stuff about pens, mugs, magnets etc

Promo Motive Doesn’t Sell Pens, Mugs and Magnets.

We sell TECH! It is what we know really well!

When you see the Coded Price it is shown as artificially high! Why?

So that the distributors can offer their client (that would be You!) an instant price reduction if they (that would be You!...again) BUY NOW!

The scam basically works like this…….The promotional products price is shown to be $29 (an example) but I will give you 25% OFF if you Buy Now! for $22.

What do you mean by CODED LETTERS? 

On websites and in catalogs you will see a LETTER or series of LETTERS and NUMBERS next to the price or next to the image and its price.

They are letters like (A) and (C) which are very common and (G’s) etc, less common.

These letters or codes represent a formula for distributors to know their set price ,markup and profit .

Generally, Distributors are looking to make double their cost!

Here is a link to see the codes and explain the mark-ups. 

In fact if you don’t believe me simply GOOGLE the terms ASI CODED PRICING or coded asi prices to see for yourself.

Doubling their cost is bad enough but it get’s worse! 

Yes, it does, for you!   

The companies that supply these distributors are called ASI Suppliers these Suppliers make a 40-60 % profit on a product that they sell to Distributors. (who, if you are following me, have already made up to 100% in profit)

Suppliers buy from TRADING COMPANIES and/or FACTORIES in China.

These Trading Companies and Factories take further profit and add further cost!

All of these cogs in the price chain make money/profit when selling you something. It’s called Sales Intermediation.

It is also called Paying Suggested Retail!

No one with half a brain should  EVER pay Suggested Retail (aka Coded Pricing) .

What is asi coded pricing? How to buy promotional products at the best price.

What we do is different.

Promo Motive is a USA based expert and importer of Tech based promotional products. We buy direct from the factory (as we have for 20 years) and sell these Tech Promotional Products,with your logo on it, shipped direct to you. We take care of everything!

Logo’s, packaging, invoicing, shipping, customs, courier to your door.

Everything! Guaranteed Safe, Guaranteed Delivered!

The best way to buy promotional products is with factory direct pricing on usb, power banks, tech gadgets and more.


The OTHER reason this make sense!

There are literally, 100’s of 1000’s of promotional products available to your ad specialty distributor including hats, keychains, magnets, mugs, towels, gloves, golf tees, balls of all sorts, stress toys, pens, pencils, t-shirts, polo shirts, shorts, trophies, placques, water bottles, letter openers, knives, tech gadgets, calendars…I could go on and on…….Forever!

The average Promotional Products Distributor knows very little about any of the products he sells. He Can’t! I know, I was once one.

It is not that they aren’t smart, its that there is just way too much junk to know. This makes them a Generalist.

Promotional product distributors are generalists


Promo Motive is owned and run only by Specialists. We only source and sell TECH! 

It sounds simple, but it is not. As a Specialist we only deal in TECH. This means we know our stuff. We travel to the factories in China, we deal with them daily, we speak their language.

We also like TECH. We use it, know how it works, know what’s good, what’s trending, what is not. We can help you to find the right Tech promotional product solution at the right price.

We are Specialists.

The specialist promotional products.

So…where does the leave us?

It is only my opinion, but it is an opinion learned through lots of experience. Years of it!

If you are looking for tech swag and you want quality product, popular ideas all at the best price for the best product. Then you owe it to yourself to at least consider Promo Motive. We know our stuff!


How do wireless bluetooth ear buds work?


Jabra Revo Wireless with Bluetooth

Wireless headphones are headphones that connect to a device, such as a smartphone, stereo speaker, television, gaming console, computer, or other electronic devices without using a wire or cable. Wireless headphones work by transmitting audio signals through either radio or IR (infrared) signals, depending on the device.

From call centers to fitness centers, wireless headphonesare used by millions of people every day for work and play. For example, wireless headphones are popular with gamers, since it frees you to move around without having to worry about a cord. People doing a workout at the gym or in front of their TV in the living room love the freedom of wireless headphones. They are also perfect for people who want to watch late-night television without disturbing others.

Wireless headphones work by connecting, or pairing, with the device you want to use, through a radio or infrared signal. Many devices use Bluetooth technology to make connecting easier for the user. Devices with Bluetooth technology can connect and exchange data over very short distances using radio transmissions. Headphones with Bluetooth also let you connect to multiple devices simultaneously.

A product with Bluetooth technology has a tiny computer chip inside that contains the Bluetooth radio, and software that makes connectivity between devices possible. So when Bluetooth-enabled products, such as a cell phone and headphones, are in close proximity to each other, they connect, or pair. This enables you to talk on the phone or listen to music without wires.

Connecting a wireless headphone differs depending on the device you are using, but it’s easy once you know how. Here is a list of the most popular devices that people use with wireless headphones and how to connect them.