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In 2018 promotional product professionals deserve more

In 2018 Promotional product professionals deserve more. They deserve to make more money for all of their efforts.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

Promo Motive tells it like it is!

As a SUPPLIER for over 20 years, we like to tell the truth!

Truth #1. Promotional product scams are everywhere. Here is how to avoid the most common pitfalls!

“The most commonly used scam to dupe distributors by suppliers is the use of set up fees.”

Set up fees are a scam employed by distributors in an effort to do a couple of things.

The first thing this accomplishes for suppliers is a revenue stream. As a long time ad specialty supplier and having worked in big suppliers in the 90’s and 2000’s I can tell you this…

“Set up fees represent as much as 32% of a suppliers gross revenue!”

set ups are a scam

set ups are a scam

Secondly, the use of set ups has come about as a way for suppliers to try and fool the unsuspecting distributor into thinking the actual price of the product is less that it is.

Set ups are also always on some weird coded price so that the supplier gets paid but you as a distributor can’t actually charge your customers any profit on that part of the sale.

“If you think of set ups as an additional TAX on your sale you won’t be happy!”

The other issue I have with set ups is that they are totally unnecessary and generally are a cost to you the distributor that is NOT an actual cost to the supplier. Here’s how:

Suppliers either bring in decorated products direct from offshore or decorate domestically.

“As a supplier myself, who brings them in directly from China I can tell you the following. I never, ever, pay China a set up fee! NEVER.”

If I don’t pay them, why should I charge you?

If a supplier decorates here in the States the idea of a set up is even more ridiculous. Ask yourself, what does a set up fee cover?

Labor? Does a decorator only pay their labor on each job (i.e. call someone in to print your job only)? No, these people are fully employed at the supplier and as such their labor is easily accounted for in the suppliers overhead.

Materials? The cost of ink is nada, zilch, bupkis.

In closing. Let’s be honest, if a supplier is charging you excessive set up fees then you are really getting taken.

Distributors! Are you looking for a SUPPLIER who really has your back?  Check out Promo Motive!

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Professional marketers are caught off guard by this idea

Professional promotional products marketers and B2B specialists are stunned by this new idea. Free samples of a product to test and try before purchasing seem something out of the 1950’s.

Promo Motive is bringing back the good old days with free samples of it POP phone grips. Reversing the trend from simply providing free virtual proofs, Promo Motive is also going old school with its free pop phone grips to qualified resellers.

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US YOUR ADDRESS AND COURIER NUMBER FOR A FREE SAMPLE!!!

 

 popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

Do you qualify for FREE Samples?

If you are a professional reseller of promotional swag and would like to get 4 or 5 samples of both the square and the round POP phone grip then you are automatically qualified.

Are these really FREE?

Yup, the samples are FREE, all we ask is that you provide a valid UPS or FedEx Ground account. These ship domestically and cannot be shipped other than these 2 services (we use a 3rd party warehouse). If you get a promotional products order as a result of these samples, we will reimburse you the cost of your ground freight as a credit against your order – about $5-$10 off!

If you want to order these for your clients here is the cost!

Our minimum order is a measly 250 units and these come complete with FREE Shipping, FREE 4 color logo, FREE pantone matches and FREE virtual proofs. How amazing is that?

 

“Can’t Buy’em if you don’t try ’em…Can’t sell’em if you don’t smell’em!”

 

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

 

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coded pop phone stand prices

 

pop sockets for trade show

pop sockets for trade show

 

more than a c

Get Your Logo on it for Less. Factory Direct Promotional Products for Less.

Promotional product professionals deserve a break. They deserve to make more money for all of the effort they put into their difficult work.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

more than a c

We back our Distributors with FREE Everything!

We look at this business differently. Instead of trying to gouge you money for set ups, shipping, pantone matches, separations, virtuals etc etc, we believe in giving you one fair and low price. This way you can make more than a lousy C!

 

“Free everything and one fair and low price will make it easier for you to make more than a C!”

What do we do for FREE?

We offer all of our clients, (not just an elite few) FREE shipping, FREE virtuals, FREE set ups, FREE 4 color imprint, FREE pantone matches and a FREE smile all because we believe you deserve to make more than a lousy C!

Below are two price lists, designed with you in mind. The bottom one is CODED on a C… feel free to use it. However, the TOP price sheet is WITHOUT pricing.

WE WANT YOU TO USE THE TOP ONE AS WE KNOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE THAN A LOUSY C!

Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@promocrunch.com 

Below is the NO price go for it and make more than a C price list!

coded pop phone stand no price

coded pop phone stand no price

Below is the Coded a C price list with Free Everything!

coded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices

 

custom-shaped-popsockets

Custom shaped promos increase marketing presence

Custom shaped promos increase marketing presence. Turning your logo or product image into a custom shaped promotional product increases marketing impact by up to 200%

It is now possible to increase your marketing quotient by up to 200% simply by turning your logo or product into a custom shaped promotional product instead of simply putting your logo on a promotional swag.

end user custom shaped phone stand

end user custom shaped phone stand

Promo Crunch and Promo Motive are specialists in turning your clients product or logo into a custom shape. For nearly 20 years we have been turning clients’ logos and iconic shapes into something special in the promo field.

The custom shaped pop phone stand is just that style of idea. For a low min order of just 1000 pieces at a net price of $1.88 (that includes shipping and set up) we can make this happen. Think of your clients’ business. Do they have an iconic shape that can be turned into a phone stand?

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 am – 6 pm.

Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com

custom shaped pop ring for b2b

custom shaped phone stand for b2b

We do other custom shapes!

Other custom shaped ideas include custom USB flash drives and more. See below.

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

 

 

offensive ad about promotional products for tradeshows and business promotional products

Is this ad offensive or funny?

Is this ad offensive or funny? Recent email ad causes some recipients to be offended. But is it offensive?

In today’s hyper-sensitive world is it possible that ads that were once cosidered tongue-in-cheek funny are now so offensive that they speak of an enormous insensitivity?

offensive ad about promotional products for tradeshows and business promotional products

offensive ad about promotional products for tradeshows and business promotional products

As a marketer to promotional products distributors, professional swag sellers, I am one who often pushes the boundaries in advertising. In my opinion, our ASI industry is a little too cautious in our approach which seems odd to me as we are an industry that takes pride in providing products with your logo on them that “cuts through the clutter”.

“In short, the ASI promotional industry seems to me to take pride in providing ideas and products that cut through the clutter, yet at the same time prefer to be so cautious in their own marketing to not offend anyone that they have become boring! Am I right in this?”

send me an email John@promocrunch.com

Last week I sent out the above ad via an email blast and had great response in click through (892 visits) but had one response in particular that was from a very upset person.

In part here is what she said.

“I’m sure you know what’s best for your company and the demographic you sell to, as I feel I know what’s best for my clients and the demographic I sell to. Just know that this appallingly self-congratulatory and grand-standing response didn’t win any business from me, and I’m of the opinion that winning business was the point of the ad.
Your ad is the exact opposite: it’s not edgy or dangerous; it’s out of touch with younger, open-minded, diverse and self-aware generations that don’t want to see misogyny continued in advertising. If anything, it’s an exact reflection of a sixty year old white dude. And who am I to say that’s not who you’re targeting as a demographic?”

 

My opinion is simple, my question is simpler.

I feel we have become so in tune with being sensitive to not offending anyone that we have lost our ability to laugh. If we lose this ability I feel we lose creativity and in this industry, isn’t creativity and boundary pushing part of our job.

Question.

Is this ad offensive?

send me an email John@promocrunch.com

tradeshow and promotional product giveaway pop phone stand and holder

tradeshow and promotional product giveaway pop phone stand and holder

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Eye-catching promotional ideas for 2018.

The ASI promotional products market is a 26 Billion dollar industry. It thrives or dives based upon the availability of new ideas. Here is the top 3 ideas for the back half of 2018!

sublimated custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

sublimated custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

How cool is this! Custom made sublimated socks with your logo in it!

If you know anything about fashion or your client or idea is “oh so Fashionista! ” then you know that unique socks are trending way up both online in some of the most  influential blogs and for sale at both digital and brick and mortar retailers.

Simply put. Socks are Hot

As each design is a custom work of art the best way for us to help you make the biggest statement is to have a short FREE design consultation Call us at 1-8880-908-1481 or email us here.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

Tired of those bulky key rings? Get smart, get Keysmart

Key smart is the first true key system to replace the outdated key ring. Now you can have your keys held safely and securely in this state of the art Keysmart key system.

These are perfect for tradeshows, b2b marketing and for the promotional products professional. Get smart , get key smart!

“Get Your Logo On It!”

pop socket style phone stand phone media grip

pop socket style phone stand phone media grip

POP – The Popable Smartphone Holder

THE POP. THE AMAZING COLLAPSIBLE PHONE GRIP AND STAND . AN AMAZING IDEAS REVOLUTIONIZING THE WAY YOU USE YOUR SMARTPHONE!

Are you looking for an engaging and creative marketing idea? Get your logo on a POP*

Distributor Pricing Click Here. Free Shipping, No Set Ups!

What makes the POP a great promotional product?
+ The POP is A COLLAPSIBLE phone holder, cord caddy and media stand.                                                                                          + Collapsible POP is constructed with 3M reusable and washable adhesive backing.
+ The POP has a high logo ROI (the logo is constantly in your hands and field of view).
+Available in White or Black.

Delivery and Details.
+ Delivery is 10 days or less. Price includes FREE Freight and NO set ups. Easy!
+ Includes up to 4 color logo.

 

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