18 Jul

Starbucks HOT for the Folding Collapsible Reusable Drinking Straw

Starbucks bans plastic drinking straw, considers Last Straw folding reusable straw for promotion.

The world’s largest retailer of premium coffee is considering the folding reusable drinking straw to be offered in their retail outlets.

Coming hard and fast on the heels of the Starbucks recent ban of over 1 Billion plastic straws per annum are a slew of inquiries by the coffee giant through distributors for the Last Straw to be placed in their retail settings.

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Thousands of companies, businesses, cities, towns and countries ban the sale of plastic straws.

Starbucks is not unique in the banning of straws. In fact, thousands of businesses across the globe have banned the sale of plastic straws. As well, whole countries such as the UK and Canada are moving to ban the 1 time use disposable straw.

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The Turtle Video that started this:

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. 

A Flurry of Inquiries

Promo Motive is the wholesale importer and supplier of the Last Straw and has been deluged with ASI distributor inquiries for samples, virtual proofs and sales of this hot trending idea. With small minimum orders, FREE shipping, 4 color logos and no charge set ups, this promises to be a hot promo item for the coming year.

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For more info:

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

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com.

14 Jul

How to use and clean a folding collapsible reusable drinking straw. Explained!

People all over the world are going gaga over the folding reusable drinking straw, but how do you use it?

Marketers from around the globe are flocking to Promo Motive to get their hands on the latest promotional idea, LAST STRAW, the folding reusable collapsible drinking straw.

Getting your logo on a folding reusable drinking straw seems to be the case for many of today’s savvy professional marketers, but the big question on everyone’s mind is how do you use and clean it?

Now there is a short and informative YouTube video to explain it:

This super short video shows people how to unfold, clean and use the folding reusable drinking straw.

Looking for samples, virtual proofs or pricing on the LAST STRAW folding reusable drinking straw?

Promotional Product distributors are our best friends! Get your FREE samples, virtual or special column pricing simply by asking us.

Looking for a FREE Virtual? We know it’s easier to sell swag if you have a clients logo on it. Send us the logo to John@PromoCrunch.com.  Please allow 24 hours for proofs.

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FREE SAMPLES

Due to HIGH DEMAND, we are providing 1 FREE SAMPLE per customer. Additional samples are available at a net cost of $5 each. Sample colors are random and come with random logo.

BUT, we will give the cost of your sample purchase back as a credit on any future order. Please provide a valid UPS or FedEx account (yours) to ship samples. We ship ground from Arizona to you (expedited shipping available upon request)! Allow 1 week.

If you have any questions email John@PromoCrunch.com or call us at 1-888-908-1481.

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PRICES.

Below are the current Coded Prices. However, if you have a large volume request please feel free to ask us! Price includes FREE SHIPPING and NO SET UPs.

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DELIVERY

Orders are delivered direct in 2 weeks. Minimum order is 250 units and includes FREE SHIPPING and NO SET UP FEE!

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How to sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw.

If you think that selling a $5 net drinking straw is a tough sell think again!

In fact there are folding straws on the market that sell for $30 or more… Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units at $30 a piece!

“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 5000 years, cities and countries banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws including McDonalds!

To read the articles simply click on the links below.

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 $10 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 Use It!”

These distributors may be sort of right but at the same time COMPLETELY WRONG! Many people may not use it but millions will buy it!

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. Who wouldn’t want to be this?

Delivery is 2 weeks and includes FREE SHIPPING and NO SET UPs!

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Maui hosts Last Straw photo shoot

Maui is the home of the Sea Turtle and also the place for our latest photo shoot of the Last Straw.

Sometimes product research can be tough and grueling work. Just not this week. 🙂 This week we are in Maui taking product shots. Here are a few of our new folding reusable drinking straws.

If you would like to send these to customers email john@promocrunch.com or simply right click on the image and save to your desktop. If you have a MAC I have no idea how to help. Aloha!

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Looking to get your client’s logo on a folding reusable drinking straw but don’t know how to sell it?

Look no further as the LAST STRAW collapsible folding drinking straw. Now available at Promo Motive!

The Last Straw is the last word in eco-friendly promotional products. The Last Straw is specifically designed to be easily logo’d in up to 3 colors.

Available in 5 case and 5 straw colors, the Last Straw is available today and sold through your local or regional promotional products specialist.

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How to sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw: Last Straw!

If you think that selling a $5 net drinking straw is a tough sell think again. In fact, there are folding straws on the market that sell for $30 or more… Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units at $30 a piece!

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

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 this video and a greater understanding of how billions of plastic straws were ending up in the oceans and staying undegradable for up to 5000 years, cities and countries banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws.

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…

Third Point:

It’s not about why would you pay $10 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 that the client cares about the environment, is on top of the latest trends (meaning they are “in touch”) 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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Want help, FREE flyers, FREE virtuals or samples?

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

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com.

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20 Jun

Promotional Products Industry Embraces Folding Reusable Drinking Straw

The 27 Billion Dollar Promotion Products Industry Embraces The Folding Reusable Drinking Straw with Open Arms!

The ASI promotional products industry, often cited as being slow to respond to eco-trends has woken up with a start and wholeheartedly embraced the Last Straw folding reusable drinking straw.

Promotional products’ main purpose is to draw attention and produce customer retention with a logo on an eye-catching or innovative product. Nothing is more eye-catching or innovative than the folding collapsible eco friendly Last Straw.

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“Promo experts predict the Last Straw folding drinking straw will be the hula hoop for 2019!”

The promo industry has long been the place for businesses both big and small to seek out new products and ideas to slap their logo on. The 27 Billion dollar industry is often thought of as being somewhat slow to embrace new ideas despite their mantra of being innovative. However, it seems that when it comes to the folding reusable straw they are way ahead of the curve.

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What caused the big stir about folding drinking straws?

Basically two disparate but simultaneous events started the ball rolling on the foldable, reusable drinking straw.

The first was the Turtle Video. This haunting and emotion evoking video shows a plastic disposable drinking straw being yanked out of its nose for almost 10 excruciating minutes!

The second was the Final Straw Kickstarter campaign!

Final Straw came out with a version of the folding straw that raised 38443 backers who each paid between $20-$30 for a single folding straw. The total pledged was $1,894,878 to help bring this project to life. Originally they sought about 1000 or so backers. Obviously they’ve exceeded their wildest dreams!

Promo Motive has created their own version of this folding straw which will be available August 1.

Promo supplier Promo Motive, the supplier that “Does Weird Well!” is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the logoable collapsible stainless steel straw, scheduled for August 1st with a distributor retail price C of between $7-$8.50 at MOQ.

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20 Jun

Woman arrested for illegal use of plastic drinking straw!

U.K. woman arrested for illegal use of plastic drinking straw!

Unthinkable scenario seems more and more likely as countries, states and cities move enmasse to ban disposable plastic straws.

The disposable plastic straw has come to an end in many marketplaces faster than anyone anticipated. A lot of this is due to 2 things happening independently of each other but both interlocking.

 

“Using plastic disposable is already illegal to use in over 400 cities, counties and states worldwide, can imprisonment for its use be far behind?”

UK woman arrested for illegal use of plastic drinking straw

The Turtle with the straw in its nose video.

This heartwrenching video made by an intrepid group of eco warriors brought home the point that even our most cherished wildlife is endangered by our addiction to unnecessary plastics. In the video it shows the Turtle rescuers pulling out a foot long plastic straw that has been embedded in the Turtles nostril!

The invention of the folding eco-friendly stainless steel straw.

Spurred on by companies such as Final Straw and Last Straw a new way to think of a drinking straw has emerged. The idea of a folding, key chain, collapsing stainless steel straw is going viral. Made from bacteria resistant stainless steel and bacteria resistant food grade silicone, the folding drinking straw works as a long term solution. Instead of throwaway one-time use straws the user can carry around this reusable and recyclable folding steel straw.

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The $27 Billion dollar Promotional Products industry seizes upon the idea!

The ASI promotional products industry has seized upon the folding straw product as a trend-setting product perfect for the world-wide b2b consumer base. Starting in the fall of 2018 a number of leading suppliers including Promo Motive will be launching their own versions of the folding collapsible straw.

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For more information on the folding drinking straw complete with your logo and custom packaging email john@promocrunch.com.

19 Jun

Massive price drop of 50% on collapsible folding drinking straw predicted!

Price drop of collapsible folding drinking straw could be 50% or more!

The wholesale price of the trendsetting collapsible and folding eco-friendly drinking straw, the Last Straw is rapidly declining.

Originally the idea of a folding straw was launched on a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign sold at a price of $30 per unit. This was done by Final Straw and we are now seeing other variations of this design coming to the market for prices well under $10 with further price drops expected. Read why below.

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Why such a massive price decline?

We have seen the same massive price declines in many previous successful Kickstarter campaigns. The problem or reason seems to be the disconnect between invention and manufacturing.

Inventors and their inventions are often not well clued into the costs and procedures of off-shore manufacturing and at the same time their propensity to oversubscribe their initial Kickstarter offering, as tempting as that may be, can cause enormous problems as seen in production delays, cost overruns and more.

Lets consider last year’s Fidget Cube. Initially the inventors sought $15,000 as start up money to get their Fidget Cube molded and marketed. They offered each Kickstarter investor a single cube for $25. Instead of raising $15,000 they raised more than $6,000,000.00! Currently the wholesale on a cube is about $2.

Now this may seem like a good problem for Fidget Cube to have had but trust me things aren’t always rosy!

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Why is this a problem?

The problem is really a variety of problems combining to make one big headache for the original manufacturer and to simultaneously rapidly accelerate a whole lot of competitors to make a similar product, especially as this product may not yet be patented and may not be patented, ever!

 

Oversubscribed Kickstarter campaigns can rapidly accelerate a whole lot of competitors to make a similar product, especially as the product is not yet patented and may not be patented, ever!

 

If a promoter/inventor of a new take on an idea gets too successful on Kickstarter then they can easily create a huge bottleneck in development and early production. If you are a newbie manufacturer not used to how China works, the manufacturing and delivery issues unique to the country and how to ramp up production quickly and effortlessly, then you end up with a delivery problem of enormous size. This is seemingly what happened to Fidget Cube with their initial deliveries being delayed months past promised dates. This could easily be the same for Final Straw as they too have oversubscribed significantly their Kickstarter campaign with their delivery dates now not scheduled until November 2018!

We have the Last Straw available for wholesale as of August 1, 2018.

Promo Motive is a leading supplier of promotional products for the North American and European ad specialty, b2b and promotional product marketplaces.

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