24 Feb

Your Mother was right!

Nagging!

Nobody likes it but apparently if you want results, it works!

In the world of marketing, promotional products and business 2 business (b2b), it turns out your Mother was right.

Nagging works.

It seems that people are so inundated with passive messaging that they are overwhelmed and find themselves unable to make a decision.

However, when that same message was “nagged” if you will, the response rate was nearly double!

In the current marketing milleu it is more common to “passively wait” for the client to make a decision. Apparently this is WRONG.

So, in short, if you want sales, a decison or movement on an idea or promotion, you need to nag a little more…….so the answer is…

Your mother was right!

NOW….How can we now help you to build your brand?

 

21 Feb

Flash Drive Prices Heading Down

In the wake of unprecedented upticks in pricing it seems that the trend to rising prices is now reversing. Feb 21, 2017, prices are heading back down.

They may not go down to the historic lows they once were but it seems the worst is over.

To read why prices change read our previous post http://promocrunch.com/why-flash-drive-prices-change/ 

In answer to the question: Did Einstein invent the flash drive…? The answer is NO. 🙂 

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20 Feb

Custom Bluetooth Speaker New Promotional Product 2017

The business of promotional products thrives on the concept of new ideas. And in this age of instant communication and technological innovation you would expect that new promotional marketing ideas would come along almost daily. 

Well, not so fast!

However, Promo Crunch has come up with some of the newest ideas. This one is truly innovative.

Custom shaped Bluetooth Speaker!

Turn your logo, product or idea into a fully functioning custom shaped bluetooth speaker.

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10 Feb

Free Virtual Design Custom Promotional Product

Get Your FREE Virtual Design HERE. Limit 1 design per customer!!!!

I usually live to regret making this offer as we get inundated  with requests. So we need to make some rules.

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The rules for a FREE Virtual Proof are as follows:

  1. Only 1 FREE Design per request. THIS IS IMPORTANT. (please last time I did this someone sent 20!)
  2. Send 2 things at least. FIRSTLY, A GREAT photograph of the idea, product or “thing” you want made into a Free Virtual and SECONDLY a copy of the logo you want on it.
  3. Tell me what do you want? A USB, POWER BANK or…for ideas view www.promocrunch.com 
  4. Give us 24-72 hours.

After that we will email you a cool design you can use to see before you buy, your next promotional product.

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08 Feb

Why Flash Drive Prices Change.

Here is a blog post I wrote in 2010 to explain the reasons behind the change in flash drive prices. Currently it is Feb 2017. The same still applies

We are seeing some price increases which are tied into the recent end of Chinese New Years. Read this it will help explain.  (or if you want a laugh and have 5 minutes for You Tube watch the scene from TRADING PLACES with Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis. Watch Here

Each day I am asked to explain “Why do flash drives change price each day?” I am a supplier to the promotional products industry and the vast majority of products have a set price that rarely ever changes. In fact it was the norm in the ad specialty industry not too long ago, that you had to set prices in January for the year ahead and could not change them until the next January.

Then along came USB flash drives which quickly became a top 10 promotional product. Before we talk about the reasons for the price changes lets first make sure we are clear what is changing price. The actual memory chips change prices, which in turn change the flash drive.

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Along with these little “miracles of memory” came the new reality that flash drive prices fluctuate daily. Why?

True supply and demand economics at work.

Part of the reason flash drive price change daily is the truest sense of supply and demand economics. There are only a dozen or so major flash chip factories in the world, each costing billions of investment to build a plant. All of these plants are operating at capacity and cannot keep up to demand.

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If you consider it for a moment flash memory is not just in the millions of flash drives sold each month but is in your TV, computer, Smartphone, car stereo, toaster and just about every other electronic device. There are nearly unlimited uses for flash chip memory.

They are traded as a commodity on the Hang Sang and other Asian stock markets.

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If you’re old enough to remember the Eddie Murphy, Dan Ackroyd movie “Trading Places”, you will remember the final climatic screen where the recently corporately disowned Ackroyd and Murphy plotted and planned and finally took their former brokerage house down by manipulating the price of Orange Juice futures based upon an upcoming crop report from the Government.

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In its simplest form that’s what goes on with any “Futures Commodity” which flash chips are. Also traded as a future are Pork Bellies, Wheat, Fertilizer and about 1000 other essential commodities. Brokers, investors and market demands and influences like Apple, Dell and others manipulate the anticipated future price of the flash chip resulting in a daily price change.

Chip Brokers cash in on major events.

The final major reason why flash drives fluctuate in price is the system of Chip Brokers. Basically the manufacturers’ of flash chips such as Samsung, rarely if ever actually sell the chips directly to the end user. For instance if Apple buys a million 4 GB chips and the want Samsung Chips, the don’t buy them from Samsung but from an authorized Samsung Broker.

This independent broker may carry only Samsung but is just as likely to sell Hynix and other chips brands.

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The Chip Broker is like a hyper-sensitive reptile with one ear to the market and the other on the world events. If they sense a shift in politics that may interrupt business or a natural disaster just taking place they can drive the price of chips up (or down) within hours.

In early 2011 the Tsunami that wiped out much of Japan caused flash chip prices to double over the next 4 days. The cited reason, a Toshiba factory in Japan that makes chips was safe but was put on limited production due to rolling blackouts experienced by decreased electrical supply to the Asian nation. This alone caused the speculation and price jump.

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It is rumored that most chip brokers made as much as 1 million USD each during these 4 days simply by holding back the inventory they had in the pipeline, driving up the price by choking off supply, over and above any changes felt by the single Toshiba plants diminished production schedule.

The final word.

In short the price of flash drives and flash chips will continue to change daily and will continue to cause promotional products distributors and their clients to continue to pull their hair out from time to time. Next time you need to explain this to your co-workers or customers remember this article written by John Graham . Reach him at www.promocrunch.com  or, simply rent the movie “Trading Places”.

 

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03 Feb

Chinese New Years is Over. Now What?

As a person who owns a company or 2 that has been dealing directly with China since 1994 the end of Chinese New Years is always greeted with a great sigh of relief…..and TERROR!

Read What Happens at the start of Chinese New Years here.

Now that Chinese New Years is Over The Fun Really Begins! Here’s Why!

1- 15% of all returning workers DON’t RETURN! There is such a shortage of workers in China that upon return from the holidays, 15% don’t.

2- At the train station, bus stations and airports HUNDREDS of Job Bureau Reps stand at the exit. They walk up to returning workers and ask them..”What do you do, how much do you make? Want to make more? Come with me!” Sounds INSANE but it is true.

3. Awaiting at the office is the last 3 weeks worth of orders to be entered and produced. Yikes! My advice…Get Your Orders In Early.

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The impact of Chinese New Years on the delivery of promotional products

The impact of Chinese New Years on the delivery of promotional products