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Who is the IDIOT that paid $35 for a folding drinking straw?

Who is the IDIOT that paid $35 for a folding drinking straw?

That idiot would be me!

There are a few folding reusable stainless steel drinking straws on the market including LAST STRAW, the stainless steel, food-safe, collapsible, reusable straw specifically designed for the promotional products distributor.

We decided to test all of them… including this one… which came in at an astounding $34.50 for ONE SINGLE STRAW ($14.50 for shipping!). The delivery of my single $35 straw is not expected until NOVEMBER!

 

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receipt

We are the Factory and the Supplier. We ONLY sell to DISTRIBUTORS! We know what we are doing!

We only deal with distributors and have for years. We know what we are doing and we know what you need!

We do work a little differently.

We have people on the ground in the factories in China and they dig around looking for the best products (not the cheapest) that can be delivered quickly, have great logo capabilities and are tested and meet all safety standards. Often they are from the same factory where the brand name one is being made. Are we smarter? Nope… (after all, we did buy a $35 straw!). It’s just that we source and buy a whole lot smarter!

last straw folding reusable stainless steel drinking straw details

last straw folding reusable stainless steel drinking straw details

We have built a business model based on sourcing and selling the trends, bringing in everything by air in as little as a week and reducing costs so we can pass savings on to you, the distributor. As we like to say:

 

“We Do Weird Well!

Who is the IDIOT that paid $35 for a folding drinking straw?

Here I am….. call us at 888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com.

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me John “Hopelessly Happy” Graham

folding straw coded distributor prices

Distributors, here are your end-user flyers, videos and coded prices.

Last Straw: the collapsible, folding, reusable, stainless steel drinking straw flyers and videos.

Promo Motive is providing the promotional product distributor with end user friendly flyers and videos on Last Straw: the folding, collapsible, stainless steel drinking straw.

Get this video for your website or social media.

  1. If you want the YouTube link…here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpLT_ZSsD8E

  2. If you want us to PUT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR INFO ON IT…. Email us and send your info/logo to John@promocrunch.com 

 

Put Your Distributorship logo and Info on these flyers.

Simply Right click on the image and “Save As”

If you want us to PUT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR INFO ON IT… Email us and send your info/logo to John@promocrunch.com 

Right click on the image and click “Save as!”

Right click on the image and click “Save as!”

Right click on the image and click “Save as!”

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw black color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

 

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw grey color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw green color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw blue color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

black folding reusable collapsible drinking straw

Collapsible Drinking Straw Promotional Product

Distributors, here are your end-user flyers, videos and coded prices.

Last Straw: the collapsible, folding, reusable, stainless steel drinking straw flyers and videos.

Promo Motive is providing the promotional product distributor with end user friendly flyers and videos on Last Straw: the folding, collapsible, stainless steel drinking straw.

Get this video for your website or social media.

  1. If you want the YouTube link…here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpLT_ZSsD8E

  2. If you want us to PUT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR INFO ON IT…. Email us and send your info/logo to John@promocrunch.com 

 

Put Your Distributorship logo and Info on these flyers.

Simply Right click on the image and “Save As”

If you want us to PUT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR INFO ON IT… Email us and send your info/logo to John@promocrunch.com 

Right click on the image and click “Save as!”

Right click on the image and click “Save as!”

Right click on the image and click “Save as!”

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw black color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

 

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw grey color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw green color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

put your logo on a collapsible folding drinking straw blue color

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

Right click on the image and click “Save as!” or go to the Product Page CLICK HERE

last straw folding reusable stainless steel drinking straw details

last straw folding reusable stainless steel drinking straw details

folding straw popular promo

The Folding Collapsible Reusable Drinking Straw to be Biggest Promo for late 2018!

The folding collapsible reusable drinking straw could easily be Promo’s biggest idea for late 2018 and into 2019!

I know this sounds a little over the top, but we know how to spot trends using our experiences plus some good old science!

One of the ways we know: Experience!

2 years ago, we were onto Fidget Spinners. This was 4 months before anyone else. We spotted the trend in kids early, we did our research into what it was and why it was so hot!

We then analysed the trend to see if the fidget spinner would work as logo’d swag. Lastly, we had our factory in China product source these with a guaranteed delivery and rock solid pricing. We were lined up, ready to rock before we took a single order. We delivered nearly 500,000 of them in 4 months. Click here to read the Campaign Live article.

“We are very good at spotting trends and analyzing the data to reaffirm our suspicions about an emerging trend. We also have a bullet-proof manufacturing and delivery method in place for logo’d goods. We are a promo supplier that likes to deliver weird well.”

In the last week 3 major indicators are off the hook!

1st major indicator: Web stats for the folding reusable drinking straw, the Last Straw.

I am a bit of a stats geek, so everyday I do a thorough check on our sites and social media pages as well as run an algorithm on social media trends. What caught my attention was that during the past 2 weeks, the overall stats for folding drinking straws have shown a nearly 300% increase in our traffic!

See the stats chart below taken from our site comparing a normal week to a folding straw week.

folding straw popular promo

2nd major indicator: Sample inquiries

Usually, we get about 20 various sample requests each day from Distributors for our products. However, during the past week, sample requests for the folding reusable straw LAST STRAW averaged 45 per day!

3rd major indicator: Phone calls

It is no secret that phone calls have dwindled in numbers in the past few years. Distributors, especially younger ones, are choosing to text or to e-mail. On a normal day we field about 35 phone calls, last week we averaged 82 per day. 

If you are a Distributor and would like samples? Please read this: https://promomotive.com/2018/07/12/free-samples-of-folding-reusable-drinking-straw-for-promotional-product-distributors/

“Our sample inquiries are more than double and our web visits nearly tripled with the folding drinking straw!”

 

folding straw coded distributor prices

“The Last Straw is perfect for a logo, makes any brand stand proud and comes with FREE Shipping, No Set Ups, FREE 4 Color Logo and FREE Virtuals.”

We do stuff Distributors love: FREE Shipping, FREE 4 Color Logo, No Set Ups, and FREE Virtuals. Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@Promocrunch.com.

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Want to Know How to Sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw.

“The selling points on the folding straw is not all about the function of it, it’s about the emotional appeal of it!”

First Point:

This all started with a Turtle video. The storyline is simple: ecologists and scientists working in Costa Rica come across a Turtle in distress. They pull it aboard and find a plastic straw stuck in its nose. WARNING: Video has disturbing images. 

Second Point:

After over 30 million views of the video and a greater understanding of how billions of plastic straws were ending up in the oceans and staying undegradable for up to 500 years, cities and countries around the world banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws including McDonalds, Starbucks and more!

To read the articles simply click on the links below.

Starbucks bans over 1 Billion straws a year worldwide

Seattle bans straw…read more....
Vancouver bans Straws…read more...
McDonalds Bans Plastic Straws…read more…
Huge 1000 location Bon Appetite bans straws…read more…
Alaska Airlines Bans Straws…. read more…

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Third Point:

It’s not about why would anyone pay $7-9 for a straw, but more importantly it’s about what it says about a brand to have their logo on a folding reusable drinking straw.

Your client’s logo on a LAST STRAW says to the world that the client cares about the environment, is on top of the latest trends and lastly, but not least, they want to be seen as helping solve a recognized world problem and being a part of the solution!

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Some Distributors say that “No One Will Buy it or Use It!”

These distributors may be sort of right but at the same time COMPLETELY WRONG! It may be true that many people may not use it, but I suspect millions of people will BUY it!

If you think that selling a $7-$9 drinking straw is a tough sell think again! In fact, there are other folding straw designs on the market that sell for $30 or more! …Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units of another folding straw at $20-30 a piece!

“The Last Straw folding reusable drinking straw will be a massive marketing statement for your clients. It will say to the world that they are an eco-friendly, trend-setting company. What brand wouldn’t want to be seen like this?”

last straw folding collapsible straw for sale now. Wholesale bulk promotional orders

 

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

 

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.