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New promotional product ideas for 2018

New promotional product ideas for Fall 2018 unveiled.

New Promotional Product ideas for Fall of 2018 are now unveiled!

Promo industry thrives on new ideas, here are 5 new ones set to rock the promo world.

Promotional products (aka Swag) is a 27 Billion US dollar industry currently going through a major sea change metamorphing from a catalog based, slow moving print and promotions business to now a primarily web-based business working on short retail type cycles with ideas rapidly coming on scene and almost just as fast, vanishing.

New promotional product ideas for 2018

New promotional product ideas for 2018

 

Distributors. Do you feel out of touch with your client, stuck?

This is a pretty common feeling amongst distributors and not without good reason. The average ASI distributor is 57 years old while the average end user buyer is 35. This has come as a result of ASI not doing a good job recruiting new people into the industry and at the same time millenials are moving into business in ever increasing numbers.

“By 2025 50% of the US workforce will be occupied by the millenials while the average age of ASI distributors will be 59-62. No wonder distributors feel lost!”

Promo Motive is bucking the trend from other legacy suppliers in bringing you newly emerging trends and innovative promotional ideas. Here are what we see as the top 5 for Fall 2018. For samples, prices and imprint info call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com

#1 for Fall 2018 is the Collapsible Last Straw. The Last straw you will ever need.

collapsible final straw last straw for promotional product

collapsible final straw last straw for promotional product

#2 for Fall 2018 is the PPR Wallet. Rip proof, water proof and 100% logoable. Millenials love it.

get yourr logo or business marketing message on a water proof tyvek paper wallet. Wholesale pricing on this fully imprintable tyvek paper wallet.

get yourr logo or business marketing message on a water proof tyvek paper wallet. Wholesale pricing on this fully imprintable tyvek paper wallet.

#3 for Fall. POP phone grips. Got a smart phone, your client will need one.

popsocket phone stand specifically for tradeshows, promotional products and b2b marketing

popsocket phone stand specifically for tradeshows, promotional products and b2b marketing

#4 for Fall. Sublimated socks. Get your logo on socks and be the center of attention.

sublimated custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

sublimated custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

#5 for Fall. Key Smarter. Get rid of the ring, sort out the bulky keys.

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

 

 

 

cap zappa bottle cap launcher gun

New Promotional Product Idea for Fall 2018: Cap Zappa Bottle Cap Launcher

The Cap Zappa Bottle Launcher Puts a New Spin on Promotional Products.

Cap Zappa lines up to appeal to the Millennial in all of us. Fun, Silly and totally Pointless, the Cap Zappa is the Perfect Promotional Product.

Promotional products are changing almost as fast as the demographics are! In 2020 and beyond the prime consumer will be those under the age of 45. These include the Millennial generation.

Millennials are looking for something new, something different when it comes to their promotional products. No longer do they want what their predecessors bought for use at tradeshows and b2b marketing.

cap zappa bottle cap launcher gun

cap zappa bottle cap launcher gun

In the fall of 2018 Promo Motive is launching a whole new collection of unique, one-of-a-kind promotional swag.

Torn from the pages of trending online retailers, Kickstarter and other social media sites our new ideas are perfect for capturing the kid in all of us.

What is the purpose of promo swag?

“Swag or promotional products have one main purpose and that is to get your clients logo seen an imprinted upon potential customers’ brains!”

The Cap Zappa is a great way to get your logo out in the world!

If you believe the quote above is accurate think about how many people will be checking out your logo on the Cap Zappa bottle cap launcher!

Coming Sept 1st 2018!

cap zappa bottle cap launcher

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

 

 

custom flash drive for tradeshow

Spiderman custom shaped USB flash drives wow them at trade show!

DC Comics gets custom shaped Spiderman flash drive done for trade show. Blows the audience away!

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko, and first appeared in the anthology comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 (August 1962) in the Silver Age of Comic Books. This year DC comics had a custom shaped Spiderman made into a flash drive to be used as a promotional product giveaway.

Check out some images http://promomotive.com/product/custom-shaped-promotional-product-usb-flash-drives/

spiderman custom shaped usb flash drive for marketing

spiderman custom shaped usb flash drive for marketing

Promo Crunch, the head office for Promo Motive is a long time expert in the field of creating innovative custom shaped promotions.

In the 15 years they have been designing and delivering custom shaped flash drives to the promotional marketplace, they have done 1000’s of unique designs.

Below are a selection of some of oue best work.

For a custom quote email us here.. or go to our contact page http://promomotive.com/contact-promo-motive/

 

custom flash drive for tradeshow

custom flash drive for tradeshow

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

We are the industry leaders in this field having done literally several thousands designs over the past 10 years. To see just some of our collection go to https://promocrunch.com/custom-usb-flash-drives-gallery/ 

Custom shaped USB Flash Drives are an amazing way to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Turn your logo, product or idea into a custom shaped flash drive.
Each design is unique and totally geared towards maximizing your brand identity.
Minimum orders on custom flash drives start at 250 units.

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 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