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.

folding stainless steel collapsible drinking straw

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!

the last straw collapsible drinking straw for promotional product swag


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.

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

07 Jun

Tactical Mini Flashlight Breaks Price Barrier

Tactical Mini Flashlight Breaks Price Barrier

High powered tactical flashlight is now priced ready for the promotional products market.

tactical flashlight for promotional product

What is a Tactical Flashlight?

A tactical flashlight can be an important tool in your everyday carry toolbox, but doing a quick Google search for the best tactical flashlights won’t do you much good if you’re not quite sure what you’re looking for in the first place.

Depending on what you do for a living or what you require from your gear, flashlights that are too small may not be bright enough if you work in security, law enforcement, or in consistently dark environments, and won’t help much in the way of self defense. In contrast, tactical flashlights on the larger side won’t be as EDC-friendly as their smaller counterparts and will be much more difficult to carry in your pocket.

The best tactical flashlight not only sheds plenty of light on a dark situation, but it also provides plenty of functionality, is built like a tank, and can provide a valuable means of self defense in a situation that surely requires it. Whatever your candlepower requirements, and no matter your budget, I’m sure you’ll find a suitable tactical flashlight on this list that not only meets your EDC needs, but also your tactical objectives.

Want info? Call 1-888-908-1481 or email john@promocrunch.com.

wholesale imprinted tactical mini flashlight

23 May

Which shape of pop socket is right for your logo?

Deciding on which style of pop socket phone holder is right for your logo is critical in best meeting your b2b marketing needs.

Square, round, triangular and other shapes of business logos now have a pop phone grip to meet their needs.

Pop phone grips are all the rage and are in high demand for b2b marketing, tradeshows and promotional product marketing. The problem until now has been that the only available shape for a POP grip was the original round shape… now Promo Motive has introduced a whole array of shapes of pop phone grips designed to meet the shape of your client’s logo.

new shapes of pop sockets for business t o business promo

new shapes of pop sockets for business to business promo

Not all logos are created equal.

Logos come in all shapes and sizes. The most common are round logos and square logos, but some logos come in triangular shapes, six sided polygons and many more designs. Now we have a shape for all of your logo needs.

Square pop socket style phone grips

Got a square or rectangular logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

square popsocket for promotional logo

square pop socket for promotional logo

Triangular pop socket style phone grips

Got a 3 sided logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

triangular 3 sided pop socket style phone grip

triangular 3 sided pop socket style phone grip

6 sided polygon pop socket style phone grips

Got a hexagon shaped logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

6 sided pop socket6 sided pop socket

6 sided pop socket

Original pop socket style phone grips

Got a round logo? We’ve got a pop for that... click to see product page.

pop socket style phone grip and media stand for business and promotional product

pop socket style phone grip and media stand for business and promotional product

Custom shape pop socket style phone grips

Got a custom shaped logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

end user custom shaped pop socket

end user custom shaped pop socket



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

11 May

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.


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

06 Apr

Seriously we do some of the coolest promotional product shit!

Seriously we do some of the coolest shit!

When it comes to promotional products we are without a doubt home to some of the coolest shit. Ok, I know you might be offended by the use of profanity but I needed to catch your eye.

Promotional Product have gotten downright boring over the last decade. Pens and Mugs!!! Seriously is this the best we can do as promotional product marketers?

Promo Motive an Promo Crunch create some of the most unique and interesteing ideas for tradeshows, b2b marketing and ad specialty. We turn your logo or product into something unique and different.

custom shaped promotional products like flash drives and power banks

Our expertise is in the field of turning your product or idea into a custom shaped flash drive, power bank or custom cable. We provide free virtual design proofs and offer low minum orders and factory direct pricing.

“A custom shaped promotional product will set you apart, make a statement and in short…make your marketing look like the Bomb!”

Since 2005 we have been creating some of the coolest custom shaped promotional products. We specialize in custom shaped USB Flash Drives and have done  thousands of designs including gas pump drives, glove shaped drives, fish shaped flash drives, fork shaped flash drives, Penguin drives, boot shaped drives,  and 100’s of other ideas. If it can be made into a custom flash drive we have probably done it.

What follows is just a few of our previous designs of custom flash drives.

custom memory flash drive

custom shaped data cable

usb custom flash drive

usb custom flash drive stick

truck shaped custom flash drive

video camera shaped flash drive

Would you like to learn more? Would you like a free virtual design proof? Simply send us your logo and image.

Here’s how Custom USB’s work…

1) Min order is 250 units.

2) Prices 8 GB (other sizes available) is $6.88 each.

3) Mold (to create the USB) is $80…the mold is reusable on future orders.

4) send us a specific image of what you want made into a USB and your logo file…then we will make you a free virtual proof/design.

How does that sound?? Prety damn cool!


27 Mar

Giving Birth To New Promotional Products Ideas.

At Promo Motive we pride ourselves on being the innovator in the Promotional Products Industry.

We are always on the outlook for new ideas that are trending on social media and in specialized retail where the product can be logo’d. We also look for products that engage and entertain.

Engaging and entertaining the end user is one of the founding top reasons of what makes a great promotional product. In short.


“Cool Ideas and Fun Products Get Your Logo in Front of Peoples Eyes!”


This weeks cool new idea is the Fidget Stick. Have a look, send the end user flyer (below) to your client and see what they say.

Delivery and Details.
+ Delivery is 10 days or less. Price includes FREE Freight and NO set ups. Easy!
+ Includes a Laser logo or 4 color logo and 2 sided imprint.

MIN order 250-499 $3.88 c  500-999 $3.58 c 1000 plus $3.18 c

Includes shipping to anywhere plus all logos.

For product details.

Click Here.

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

fidget sticks for promotional giveaway

fidget stick 2 for promo swag

fidget sticks for logo

26 Mar

Having a Hard Time Understanding Your Younger Customer

Let’s Face It! The average age of Promo Distributors according to ASI is 57. No wonder you are struggling to understand your younger buyer. The dreaded Millenial!

I have been in this business for nearly 25 years so I am not a millenial. However, I have Millenial kids and and have a very young innovative approach to the promo business.

In regards to Millenials and promo there are a few earth-shaking changes that us older promo people need to consider.

  1. Millenials want something new. Millenials are not going to repeat their pen order with the same logo and same pen for the next 10 years. You better get used to this idea because if you rely on repeats year after year you are out of luck.
  2. Millenials do not want what they predecessor bought. Even if what the predecessor bought worked, the Millenial will not keep on doing it. Best to stop trying to push them in this direction.
  3. Millenials want what is happening at retail for promo. Fidget Cubes, Popsockets, Fidget Spinners are all great examples of retail trends for promo. If you are not on-trend you will get crushed.

We Do It Differently, “We Do Weird Well!”

We specialize in the unique and the unusual, the trending and the social media savvy……in short we know what Millenials want. Don’t believe me? You sure you want to take that risk?

Here is what is trending. NOW! Call 888-908-1481 for info or email me John

square popsocket style media stand for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

keysmart quick key key organizer for tradeshows

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

infinity cube for marketing and trade show logo