Necessities You Need for Your Next Trade Show

Everyone has been to a trade show or an exhibition at some point in their life. Whether you are coming to find a product or service or are trying to sell your product or service, they have always been a great advertising opportunity when done correctly. This is why you need to ensure you bring all the right equipment, people and items to make the very most out of the event. Below we created a checklist for you to go through before attending your next show that you should ensure you take with you to get the highest return on investment.

Appealing stand

Trade Show StandsThe first step to selling your product is getting people to come to your stand. A well designed stand that draws attention, fits with your branding and is inviting is the first step towards making a sale. It is the first thing the customer will see of your brand.

Appropriate attire

Suit guyMost people would say that you need your staff to be dressed formal, we say dress appropriately! You may work in an informal business or may decide to dress up to go with your theme. Just ensure that everyone looks presentable and pleasantly.

Knowledgeable staff

Knowledgeable staffThis should be obvious but make sure your spokespeople know everything about the brand and its services. If they are unprepared they will come across negatively and doesn’t give the impression that your business is knowledgeable about your industry and service and they won’t believe they are safe in your hands.

Snacks and refreshments

Snacks and drinksTired staff are not productive staff. Ensure that they are kept refreshed and energised with drinks and food so they can continue selling! Plus if you brand the food and drink you can advertise at the same time…

Promotional Products (Obviously)

Printed MugsAlthough it is obvious that we would recommend this we are not the only one. Everyone recommends handing out a piece of merch at these events as it draws people to your stand, gives them a positive impression of your brand and gets them an item that will remind them of you everytime they see the item.


To see more info on what you need to consider before exhibiting a t a trade show, see our Trade Shows: Investing Your Money Wisely blog post.

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Prices dropping for the Promotional Mug Category

Even with the impact of Brexit, Our Promotional Mug prices are going down!

As many businesses do, we have decided to go through every product in one of our categories and give them a little bit of a clean-up. The first category we decided to revamp is one of our most popular categories, that being Promotional Mugs. We updated lot of different things like the images, the descriptions, lots of technical behind the scenes info and, most importantly, the prices! And as stated previously, most of them have reduced in price giving you a better deal than ever. Not only that but some new mugs have entered the fray, with great prices and quality! In this blog post we will be looking at some of the highlights from the recent update to hopefully find the product you want for the prices you want!

Promotional MugsWant to jump straight into the category and look for yourself follow the button below to head straight there:

Significant Price Drops:


Coloured Cambridge MugThe Cambridge mugs of one of the many products that have benefited from this update with many of the different options reducing in price. For starters, the orange and purple mugs are now the same price for most quantities as the other coloured mugs, which have also had a price reduction. This means that you are now saving 32p per mug on the 2016 price break!

Cambridge Dye Sublimation MugAnother Cambridge mug that has had a price reduced is the White Dye Sublimation Mug. This is a great item to get reduced as it allows you to print your artwork in as much detail as possible covering the mug from the top to the bottom. Now you can get your logo printed on the most popular mug in as much detail as you want for only £1.95, which is 16p cheaper on the quantity of 2016!

Marrow Mug - Red DuoEvery red duo mug has also has a price reduction as well! That is the Cambridge Red Duo, the Sparta Red Duo and the Marrow Red Duo that you can get for a lot cheaper than before. The Marrow is now 1.69, Cambridge is now £1.49 and the Sparta is now £1.48. That’s a price drop of 39p, 19p and 20p respectively!

Cafe Latte MugOne of the biggest drops in price is the Café Latte Mug. This stylish mug has been sitting at £2.77 at the 2016 quantity since the site began. This mug has been relatively popular due to its shape, capacity and its various branding options. After doing our check through the category and its products it is now sitting at a much more comfortable price of £1.70. That is a reduction of £1.07 per mug!

Quadra MugAnother sleek designed mug that has seen a great price decrease is the Quadra Mug. This rounded rectangular shaped mug used to be priced at £2.57 but now a whole 39p has been knocked off making it £2.18! This saves you a lot of money at the 2016 quantity…

 

New Products:


Quantum MugThe first new product that has been added to the site is the very uniquely designed mug titled the Quantum. This mug stands out with its angular handle, rippled texture on the base and large capacity of 400ml. With white as standard, you can spend a little extra and get a very professional black version.  If you want to stand out from the competition, there is no better mug!

Pint MugIf you want to make a big impression on your clients? Well take a look at our massive Pint Mug that can hold a full pint of any drink! Its large size means that the branding area is also huge allowing you to fit on a lot of info. The mugs also sports a simple design that is very durable. A very eye-catching mug that will work wonders for any business.

Frosted Glass Photo MugThe final new item that has been added to the site is a very sleek looking mug made from Frosted Glass! The Frosted Glass Photo Mugs is a great promotional item as not only can you print your logo with a full colour design but it also gives the artwork a translucent effect that makes the mug very aesthetically pleasing. A product your clients will never forget.


These are some of the biggest changes you will notice in our Promotional Mugs category. Keep an eye out for some freshly added images for products now as well. We are sure you will like what you see. Keep up to date on the latest Promo Parrot news on our social media channels as we will be updating more categories and prices in the near future.

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Promotional Gin Glasses in “The Year Of Gin”

The Year Of Gin

Gin has always been a popular drink due to how versatile it is, being able to be used in new cocktails and drinks every year. However, in the past five to ten years gin sales had slumped and reached a lower plateau than it is used to. This is likely because of the rise in popularity of other alcoholic beverages like ciders and wines.  Recently however, new distilleries opened up meaning the choices of gin increased over time and slowly popular bars, especially in London, noticed the increase in demand and it became the IT drink. In the last 12 months sales of gin increased by 16% and over 40 million bottles were sold in the UK.

BarSome of the leading gin distilleries are Gordon’s and Hendriks with more alternative makes growing and even starting, with around 40 new companies springing up in the past year alone. A lot of people are very specific with how they have their gin and can even be particular about how it is served depending on what brand of gin is used. For example Hendricks gin is served over ice topped up with tonic and garnished with a slice of cucumber for the best experience, Gordon’s gin is served over ice topped up with tonic and lemon. Even the glass used it usually chosen specifically for the drink but more on that later.

Gin is made using distilled ethanol and has an agricultural origin. One of the main ingredients of almost every gin is juniper berries, with some using other natural botanicals as well that gives the flavouring that people have come to love. In recent times cocktail bars are finding new ways to use gin in their drinks and what started out as the simple martini is now been developed and used amongst other alcohols to make a whole range of beverages. Long island iced tea is one of the most popular options mixing gin, vodka, tequila and coke together for unique experience. This variety of uses this drink has is increasing how many people consume it. The increase in bars that use it means that younger people as well as older people are keeping the market going and further boosting sales for gin.

Promotional Gin GlassesThe increase in popularity for gin had encouraged bars to promote the drink and inspired the launch of festivals that solely focus on this one drink, the different brands and the cacophony of different mixtures and cocktails available for them! This build in popularity makes this a very good time to produce some promotional gin glasses. They can be branded with up to 4 colours and are perfect for cocktail bars due to the demand for gin and different drink concoctions that include it. We have recently added the promotional gin glass to our product range, allowing you to make some very elegant and useful glasses for you to use for whatever you may need. These can be used as a giveaway at parties, events and festivals or can be used in pubs, bars and clubs with the establishment’s logo or even the gins makes logo (with their permission of course). One popular distribution method is to make a hamper that has a branded gin glass as well as miniature bottles of gin, cocktail stirrers and other treats within. A lot of businesses like to team branded gin glasses with cocktail shakers, a cocktail recipe book and a bottle of gin so people can try their hand at making their own drinks at home or with friends and family.

Promotional gin glasses are perfect for any business that relates to alcohol as although we have focused on gin in this blog, they are able to be used with any drink imaginable. As mentioned bars, clubs and restaurants would find great usage out of these products but their use stretches even further. Having a big company celebration? Why not brand your glasses! Got a big business event where you will meet lots of customers and must make a good impression? It’s also a good idea to bring your branded glasses with you. Promotional glasses are always a great idea, and with gin being as popular as it is, promotional Gin Glasses seems like the obvious choice…

 

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Branded Sports Bottles

Summer time

Branded Sports BottlesSummer is here! That means it’s the perfect time to purchase your branded sports bottles. The warmth of the season leads to people being dehydrated a lot more frequently, which will make them want to carry drinks around with them on the go. With this being the case, one of the best options is for them to carry a sports bottle as they can contain a lot of liquid, are perfect for cool drinks and can be easily sealed to avoid spillage. With this being the case, the marketing opportunities that arrive if you can get your branded sports bottles into their hands is staggering. This is because not only will they see it and be reminded of your brand constantly but they will be carrying in public and with friends and family who will also see your branding, increasing your brand recognition massively.

Branded sports bottles are good for specific sectors

Branded sports bottles, although not industry specific, can be very effective in certain sectors such as gyms and leisure centres. They are usually given out to customers who sign up with them in the hopes of enticing people to sign up with them and so they will use it at work or in other areas and not just while at their facilities. They are also popular with schools as all student are required to have a drink of water with them. With young pupils, using cups in schools often leads to spillage so having branded sports bottles they are reducing this risk while also promoting the school when they go on school trips.

On a family trip

One of the very effective methods of distributing branded sports bottles is at places such as theme parks and zoos. The idea behind this method is that you can buy a standard drink for a certain price or you can buy a slightly more expensive version that comes in a sport bottle that can be refilled throughout the day. These can be standard bottles or certain companies use novelty versions to increase intrigue and draw more people in. The free refills incentivise people to go for this option as it will save them money while there and they can take the bottle home, which means they will be promoting the company as well. Another reason this is a good method of distributing promotional merchandise is because people are willing to travel quite far to reach theme parks and zoos so when they do take them back it will reach people far from the local area.

The sporty time of year

With summer coming up there are many large outdoor galas and big sporting events as well as sports days it is very common for things to be given away. Charities usually run big fund raisers in summer as well where people do races, obstacle courses and treks all in order to boost the money a charity has. Companies already sponsor events like these as onlookers who attend will see your company there, which is a massive boost in brand recognition and sales. People take it the extra step though and brand sports bottles to give to onlookers and contestants who can take them home after the actual function is over.

A diverse product

Groove Sports Bottle

Groove Sports Bottle

Baseline Sports Bottle

Baseline Sports Bottle

They are a diverse and cost effective method of promoting your business due to their various colour options, sizes and designs available. Some branded sports bottles can also be pantone matched to reflect a company’s colours exactly, the print on the bottles can also be pantone matched up to full colour. These come in 300ml 500ml and 750ml in different shapes, the lids can also be mixed and matched for the ideal product, not only can you change the colour of the lid but the shape of it can be changed too we have the push pull standard closure then the valve closure we also offer the flip lid. We have two main lines of sports bottles that include the Baseline Range and the Groove Range. The Baseline offering a basic yet functional design while the groove has an ergonomic design that fits comfortably in the hand.

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Promotional Fidget Spinners out now – Staying on Top of the Trends!

You read it correctly, the highest trending item of 2017 can now be printed with your logo! Promotional Fidget Spinners are a great choice for companies who are looking to boost their brand recognition and sales. Why these products have become so popular across the world is a mystery but they have captured the attention of millions. This popularity may be shocking to most people as they are just a simple plastic toy which has weighted protrusions that spin on an axis that the user grips.

Whether you love them or hate them, you can’t deny the impact it has had on 2017; plenty of stores now sell them, thousands of posts and videos uploaded to the web about them every day and just the general buzz that has followed them everywhere. Despite this many people don’t understand the effects and benefits that these little toys can have on your wellbeing and how they assist specific people with conditions. This is one of the things we are going to discuss in the blog post and now that they are a promotional item, we are going to bring to attention the many benefits that using these products in your advertising can have.

The Benefits of Promotional Fidget Spinners on the User

Promotional Fidget SpinnersAlthough the abundance of fidget spinner Trick videos available and general discussing on this product may lead you to think otherwise, these products can actually be beneficial for your mental wellbeing. Working in a similar way to the printed stress ball before it, promotional fidget spinners give the user a sensory distraction that will take their mind off anything that is causing distress allowing you to relax easily and ready yourself for what you are doing after. Playing with it on various occasions when you feel distracted helps you take your mind off it and then helps you to focus on what you are working on, whether that be a school assignment, business project or for a hobby.

Not only is this good for this reason but promotional fidget spinners are also believed to help people with mental health issues like anxiety, ADHD and autism. It helps anxiety by distracting from what is causing the person stress and can help people with ADHD and autism by helping them focus. The benefits can aid people fighting addiction too, possibly being the thing that takes their mind of the habit for good.

The Benefits of Promotional Fidget Spinners on Businesses

Spinning Fidget SpinnerPerhaps the most obvious thing first, the popularity of these Promotional Fidget Spinners means that they will be highly sought after by your client base and wouldn’t be ignored. They will take up any opportunity they can get to get their hands on these toys. Not only that but every time your fidget spinner is used, they will see your artwork and be reminded of your brand, leading them to think of you next time they need something you provide.

Your brand could reach further than just the people who actually pick up the item as they are a very popular on social media. If they use your promotional fidget spinners to show off tricks that they can do or just to show friends and followers their new spinner. Not only that but their small size makes them easy to distribute to clients, whether that is a face to face exchange or through mail, making the distribution of your item very easy and cheap. Their popularity grew around spring time of 2017 and they are predicted to be very popular over the summer as well with their simplicity giving them a wide appeal and their popularity making them highly sought after.


We can also provide a LED variant that flashed with colourful lights to make the appeal even greater! There is no better time to get your own Promotional Fidget Spinners than now. Call us on 0113 322 1010 or email us at sales@promoparrot.com and we can get a quote to you as soon as possible.

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The Production Process On A Bag!

The production process can be a complicated thing. Different products go through different processes in order to get your logo printed onto the product of your choice. We wanted to showcase how it works for one of our products and what better product to use than the Horizon Tote Bag! We always say “if you’re going to do it, you should do it right” so we got a little creative and produced the bag below:

The Production Process Bag

Not only does this bag show off the production process from the plain to printed but also presents most of the different prints you can actually get on the product; going from 1 colour to 7 colours to even show off a full colour transfer print. We thought it was a interesting and inventive way to show off the process that is still very informative. In this blog post we are going to go into more depth about each step to wipe away any confusion that may remain.

1 Colour - Sale1 Colour – Sales

This is what we handle in the office and is the step before anything in production happens. We quote products for you, add products to the site and email deals to our clients in order to get the right product for you for the right price. Once we have received the order, step to begins…

2 colours - Artwork2 Colours – Artwork

We have your artwork and your order. Production will now create an Artwork Visual of what your logo will look like when it is printed on your  product (in this case a bag). You will see the mock-up, request any changes and then approve it through our website. Now that we know you are happy with the artwork, we send it back to production and the magic begins.

3 colour - warehouse3 Colours – Warehouse

Going through our warehouse of products, we will get the stock we need for your order and take it to our printing facilities. We get the amount listed in your order and ferry them over whether by hand or by forklift.

 4 colour - pre press & ink mixing4 Colours – Pre Press & Ink Mixing

The bags have just come in to the facility but unfortunately they do not come as pristine and crisp due to the storage process. That why the first thing we do in the production process is Pre Press them to flatten them and get them looking how they should. While this is going on we begin to mix the ink we will use to dye the bag. We will match the pantone colours that are listed on your artwork approval so that we can print with colours that exactly match your brand.

5 colour - screen print5 Colours – Screen Print

Screen printing is the most common process of printing on our Horizon Bag. It is called that as a screen is placed on top of the bag and the ink is applied on top of it so that it forms the shape that the screen makes. For example if the screen had a love heart cut out of it the ink would leave a love heart on it.

6 colours - Transfer & DTG Printing6 Colours – Transfer Print & DTG Print

Transfer prints are used to get full colour images printed onto the bag. The artwork is printed onto a special sheet which is then placed on the bag and heated up, transferring all of the ink from the sheet onto the material. The print is first made in a mirror image method to ensure that the final transfer is the correct way round.

DTG stands for Direct To Garment and is the method of printing that involves special inkjet technology that uses special inks to dye the fibres of the bag. It is another way of getting digital prints onto the bag so you can accurately represent your brandings colours and shading on your bag. The method of printing is chosen for the artwork that needs to be printed.

7 colours - QC7 Colours – QC

Now that the bag has your artwork emblazoned onto the front or back, we do a quality check to make sure the bags are up to our high standards. We take a certain percentage of the bags and if any of the bags have errors we do a check of the whole stock and replace the faulty ones.

Transfer Print - DispatchTransfer – Dispatch

What else left is there to do after the bags have been printed and quality checked other than to send them to you! All dispatches are sent by courier to be with you as soon as possible.

1 Colour - Satisfied CustomerBack to 1 Colour – Satisfied Customer

After traveling through all of the print specifications we have come back to the 1 colour print to end off on. You will have received your tote bags, printed beautifully with your logo and artwork, and be able to use them how you please!

You can give them out to your prospects at a trade show, distribute alongside your main product or you can dispatch them via direct mail to your favourite customers. Whatever you decide to do, you and your customers will love the final bags.


The end of the Production Process

That marks the end of the production process of our famous Horizon Tote Bags. Although not the exact same, this model is very similar to all our other products and may have slight differences due to the product and the print. So hopefully you have learnt a thing or two about how we turn a simple plain bag into the promotional item of your dreams.

See The Simple Steps for an overview of the order process and the steps that you go through the details that you will go through instead of the actual  creation of the product.

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How Promotional Products Lead Wrigley’s To Success

The power of promotional chewing gum

A lot of businesses stray very far away from what they were doing at their inception. Quite frequently companies find other products or services that end up being more popular than their actual mainline items they sell. For example, Nintendo have been a very famous japanese game studio since the 80′s but they are actually over 100 years old and used to distribute playing cards. Nascar used to be an illegal whiskey business and moved into racing inspired by their high speed police chases.

Wrigley’s Gum is one of those companies that started out very different to how it is today. Perhaps now the best known and most successful chewing gum manufacturers in the world, Wrigley’s is a titan in the sweet industry as it now not only supplies a large variety of different gum but also candy like Skittles and Starburst! However, did you know that they didn’t even start off in the sweet industry and owe all of their success to promotional products? The answer to that question and many more can be answered by the infographic below:

Wrigley's Journey to Success with Promotional Chewing Gum

Mr Wrigley Jr understood the importance of what giving away a free item alongside the main product can do for business. In his case people wanted the freebie so much that they would buy an entirely different product just to get their hands on his famous gum. It’s true that people love getting something free on the side as the free item gives the product an increased perceived value for money and providing the user  with another useful item. His Promotional Chewing Gum made him stand out above the rest of the soap competitors so much that he decided to take a risk and completely change his company’s focus.

Chewing gum is actually very beneficial to us as it has been scientifically proven to increase attention span, make the user more focused and increases reaction times. Not only that but certain gums provide positive dental effects and improved breath. It can be quite surprising how much of a benefit promotional gum can provide.

Have a look at our Promotional Chewing Gum Range. Who knows, you could see the same success that Mr Wrigley’s saw back in 1891 ;) .

Feel free to use this image on your own blog if you would like! Just as long you include a link back to our site we are more than happy for you to use.

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Promotional Pens – The “Write” Way To Promote

If you have ever received a branded piece of merchandise, there is a high chance that it will be a promotional pens. It’s not hard to see why they are so popular with businesses and customers with their cheap prices, relatively large branding area and actual usefulness. There is a very wide selection of pens available on our site, we believe we are the perfect spokespeople to discuss the deeper reasons as to why these products are so popular and what you should consider before printing, transferring or engraving some pens of your own.

Why they are so loved

Penguin Pay Promotional PensIt’s quite easy to say that promotional pens are so popular because of their price but it’s a little more complex than that. It appeals to companies because there is literally a different pen for any occasion. If you want something really cheap to give out to thousands of clients at a tradeshow, give the White Curvy Pen a look. Do you want to gift your most esteemed clients a very high quality pen that they will keep with them forever to make a very large impression, print your logo onto the Swarovski Twist Action Ballpen. Looking to appeal to a younger crowd and show of a more quirky side to your brand, treat them with your very own Jumbo Size High 5 Ballpen. While speaking about how you can customize your pen for any occasion, the branding area of pens usually are very large and cover a good amount of the pen. This is great as it not only makes a company logo or message large and easy to see but it also allows you to fit more detail on there or squeeze more information if you desire.

Another reason promotional pens are loved so much by our customers is that they are a walking advertisement of sorts. Their small size makes them easy to send out as direct mail which is a bonus but they can make their way around to many people and not just reach a small number of people. They will be given to one person to use and then handed to someone else and borrowed by another.

So a promotional pen can not only be customized to any occasion, printed with a large area and would increase the impressions your company logo will achieve? Well that’s not all! The psychology behind promotional products also benefits the use of promotional pens. This is because clients who receive promotional products are more likely to do business with them. Not only that but clients will be happier and more likely to purchase if the product they receive is useful and provides an actual advantageous benefit. Giving out a promotional pen certainly fits into this category or promotional items which has in-turn increased their popularity!

Many Uses of promotional pens

Knitting Promotional PensOne of the most common and best ways to use your branded pens is that you give them to clients at trade shows and events but it isn’t the only way to get the message out. Direct mail is also very popular because of their small size they are cheap to send out in the post. You can also give them out to colleagues and distributed around the office as they are likely to take them home and then given to their friends or family. This is also great for when customers come in to the office as they can take one as they leave to be a friendly reminder of your brand and as a remind of the time you came into your office. You can also send your promotional pens alongside other products that they have bought as a bonus. You can run an offer on a product that your company produce and sell where if they purchase it they will receive a free branded pen as well. Persuading the customer to purchase a product by offering an extra gift is a very effective way to drive sales, plus it provides the same benefits of advertising we have already talked about.

What to consider before choosing your promotional pen

Promax Promotional PenJust like any promotional item, you need to consider everything before branding your pens. The first thing you need to look at is your target audience, whether that be your audience you currently reach, the people you expect to be coming to an event or a new group of people you want to reach out to. As mentioned before, this will affect what products may apply as the people you give to and the impression you want to make will affect what pens will be appropriate. This will also affect what kind of print you want to make on the product. A general rule is that pens are complemented by simple artwork but you may want to include a website or a phone number or even a hashtag.


There is a reason these products are still leading the way in the promotional products industry. The effectiveness, low price and many uses keep it popular with our clients and the clients of our clients. The wide range of pens also means that no matter what industry you are in, you can find a pen for you…

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Promotional Drawstring Bags

Promotional Drawstring Bags

Bags have always been a popular promotional product with things like their large branding area, portability and ease of use. One of the most popular variants of printed bags have been Promotional Drawstring Bags. More than just a gym bag, these can be used for all manner of different things and are very effective with their branding. Well in this blog post we will be looking at various different aspects of marketing your business with these great walking adverts; how and why they are so effective and how they can be used by both you and your customer.

The origins of promotional drawstring bags…

Drawstring bagsAlthough the design of the drawstring bag has become quite iconic and memorable since its conception, the original design was a whole lot different. Originally called a chalk bag (pictured left) would hold powdered chalk and would be attached to someone’s harness, belt or climbing equipment while climbing rocky surfaces. The chalk is used to increase a climber’s grip on the rough surface and this style of bag was chosen for its ease of use. You can open it up easily, with 1hand if you need to, and then pull the cord to close it and ensure very little chalk will fall out for the rest of your climb. The modern design of drawstring bags comes with added security as well. With both of the straps over your shoulders, there is no way to loosen the strings and open the bag without taking the bag off of your bag. This means that nothing is likely to fall out of your bag or taken out of your bag without you noticing.

Uses of drawstring bags…

Reflective drawstring bagThe most common use for promotional drawstring bags is for sporting occasions and fitness. Carrying sporting clothes to and from the event or carrying your gym clothes. This association has come about because of the ease of use that comes with these bags. Simply pull open take what you need out or put something in then pull the strings on the side to tighten and close the bag and take on your merry way. Not only has that but their small size made them perfect for carrying things like that on your back with ease. Plus the design makes carrying equipment easy as well. Things like tennis rackets and badminton rackets can be placed in the bag with the handle sticking out and then just pull the strings tight and then the rackets aren’t going anywhere. The uses of promotional drawstring bags reach a lot further than sport and fitness though. Lots of people use them for general carrying use. I personally have been using one to carry food and drinks to work as it is simple, safe and small. Perfect for traveling on public transport or by car or bicycle. We actually sell promotional drawstring bags that have a reflective stripe on them. Perfect for cyclists and children to ensure that they are clearly visible for road users.

Why are they so darn effective?

Celtic Vapours Drawstring BagMost of our promotional drawstring bags come with a large print area that covers a large space on the front of the bag. This means that your very own printed drawstring bags can be very attention grabbing as the massive size of the print is move visible to people on the go and can reach people from greater distances. Not only that but because of the functionality of bags, your advert is likely to reach a large number of people with your clients carrying it around on their backs as they travel around. This ensures that your logo will reach many people.

The best ways to distribute your promotional drawstring bags…

Travel Express Drawstring BagThere are a few different ways you can distribute your promotional drawstring bags. Their light-weight and ease of folding makes them a great gift to send to clients through the mail! Simply fold it up, slide it into an envelope and dispatch it to your client. There is also the face to face option where you simply give it to them as a gift when they see you at a trade show or exhibition. They would also make a great gift to give out alongside a product or service that your supply as an incentive to purchase your goods. Offering a little extra on top of the service you already give can be the little push to make your client decide to purchase the product.

Quick turnaround

Blue Separation Line

Have you ever branded your own set of promotional drawstring bags? What do you think of these walking billboards? Let us know in the comments below or reach out to us on our social media! Don’t be afraid to share this blog post across the net.

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Quick Turnaround Promotional Products

Quick Turnaround Promotional Products

Products in a hurry…

Need to get your hands on some personalised merchandise as fast as you can? Well luckily we can do quick turnaround promotional products. We have a whole section of quick turnaround promotional products that can be printed and dispatched to be with you in no time at all. We would never advise leaving something as important and as effective in your marketing to the last minute so you can be sure that everything is perfect instead of rushing but sometimes you don’t have a lot of choice and must make do with the time you have. Well in this blog post we are going to discuss what can be done when its crunch time and the clock is ticking…

Quick turnaround promotional products:

Quick Turnaround Promotional Products - Alaska PenSometimes when you have a deadline you need to make or there is a last-minute event you need to attend you need quick turnaround promotional products. This is why it is important for us to get things done fast and efficiently keeping quality and customer experience as our top priority. Some of our fast-promotional products such as the Alaska Frost Pen and the Alaska Diamond Pen can be produced and dispatched with the branding of your choice in as little as 24hrs after artwork approval. Coming in a wide range of colours such as green, white, pink, red and many more, this pen is so popular amongst our current clients due to how the quick turnaround time is, not to mention how cost effective it is. This is a perfect fast promotional product for giveaways, events, or clients even if you need products for a last-minute exhibition or trade show as this is the shortest lead time we have on the site! Being able to order, approve, produce and deliver in just a few days!

Quick Turnaround Promotional Products - Cambridge MugSome people believe that because these product are produced faster than other products on the site that they may dip in quality. This is not the case as these quick turnaround promotional products are of a very high quality and are a great price. Other fast promotional products that we offer are things like our 48 hour Cambridge Mug, which is a classic mug very popular amongst our current client base this mug has a large printing area of 185 x 70 mm that can be printed with up to 4 colours. this is perfect for company details and logos, this mug is one of our best sellers as it is a classic mug with a 330ml capacity, these can be dispatched in as little as 48 hours after artwork approval. This shows how you still have the same quality even though the lead time has decreased.

Quick Turnaround Promotional Products - Cambridge MugIn fact it is quite common that products in this range are printed using a full colour print. It is often quicker to print in full colour in apposed to spot colours or other branding methods as each item only has to go into the machine once and then left to dry whereas other methods may need to go in multiple times. Products like our Express Trolley Coin Keyring employ this method and means that you can have a gorgeous looking print in a short amount of time. This also shows that even though you may have only a little amount of time to get things ready and sent off before production, you can still wow you clients. An issue with this however is that this printing is usually more expensive but is worth it for the faster production and higher quality.

If you do have to order the items for your fast turnaround promotion quickly, you have to keep in mind that you must also work quickly to get the artwork to us in the correct file type as you don’t want precious time spent on that when it is drawing closer to your deadline. It also means that revisions should be kept to a minimum as artwork approval will have to be made very quickly in order to produce on time. But don’t worry! We can help in any way needed. Plus with lots of products using full colour prints, you won’t have to edit the artwork too much to get it to work.

Quick Turnaround Promotional Products - Horizon Tote BagAnother one of our bestsellers is the Horizon Cotton Tote Bag we have. The popularity of this product is due to it being part of the green and good range we offer, All the cotton used is sourced sustainably and the factories are all SEDEX audited. These bags combine high quality with a great price the reason they are so popular and successful is due to the advertising potential as they are used so often and the branding is exposed almost every day. These bags are promoting recycling alongside promoting your brand, they look great as they have such a large print area of 280x320mm on a 380x420mm bag and can be with you 5 days after artwork approval! If 5 days is too long we also offer the Invincible 5oz Cotton Shopper this is a fast-promotional product that has a 3-day lead time after artwork approval.

We have a whole range of different  Quick Turnaround Promotional Products available. Have a look by following the link below:

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We would always recommend that you order and create your artwork as soon as possible as with longer lead times, you have more time to customize and make the product perfect. You also can make the product more bespoke and more unique to you with more time devoted to it. Plus the lack of stress is good for everybody. What do you think? Have you ever had to plan a quick turnaround promotion? Let us know by commenting bellow or reaching out to us on our social media channels…

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