In 2021 Custom Flash Drives are still incredibly popular! Here’s why!
It may seem counter intuitive that in the age of cloud based memory services such as Google drive, that businesses are still purchasing custom shaped flash drives.
A couple years ago the “wags and mavens” of the promotional product industry were predicting the death of the flash drive, but it did not happen. Here’s why we think the trend reversed.
Cheaper memory prices.
When I first started buying and selling memory drives in 2005 the cost to me for an 8 GB was about $25 USD each. Now that same drive costs way less than $5. The same decline in prices are attributed to all other memory sizes from 4 GB and up. In those sizes the price decline has been precipitous.
Custom shaped USB sales increase while stock flash drive designs decrease in sales.
Stock designs still outsell the custom shapes by shear numbers but by percentage of sales the custom shaped flash drive sales have risen by over 82% worldwide while stock designs have declined by 37% across the board.
Custom shaped flash drives are so amazingly creative that even if a recipient of a custom flash drive is not always going to use a drive (instead using Google Drive ) when they do use a flash drive they will always use the custom shaped one. It’s a conversation starter, its a position piece and perhaps more than anything, they are cool.
How to make a custom shaped flash drive.
If you are considering the idea of turning your product, idea or business logo into a custom shaped flash drive here are a few ideas to consider.
A Submarine or a tennis ball?
If your product, idea or business logo is long and thinner such as a submarine, that is a great shape to make a custom 3D flash drive. The internal parts of the USB memory are about 2 inches long, 3/4 of an inch wide and a 1/4 inch thick. This means that the custom shape must contain these parts. Any idea such as a car, submarine, water bottle, fork, fish, truck, ambulance, phone, person etc are the right shape for a cool custom flash drive.
On the other hand anything round or globe-like such as a tennis ball sucks to make a 3D flash drive. The short reason is simple, it is physically too big. Would you want a 2 inch round rubber globe flash drive? No.
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Easy answer, yes. Send us your logo and a few pics of what you want made to John@PromoCrunch.com and give us 24-48 hours for a free virtual design. Easy!
How to make a custom flash drive.
We are experts in creating the coolest custom USB flash drives on the planet. We have done work for 1000’s of the worlds top marketing companies and some of the best brands on the planet.
We can turn anything into a custom flash drive.
Are you considering turning your product, logo, mascot or idea into a custom 3D flash drive? WE can do it and have done it for some of America’s best known companies.
We worked with one of California’s largest public transportation companies on this project turning their newest electric bus design into a custom shaped flash drive.
How do you make a custom flash drive?
The process is really very simple and is outlined in the simple steps below.
#1. Send us images of the idea along with your logo. We require a minimum order of 250 units and they can come in a wide variety of memory sizes from 1 GB to 64 GB with 4 and 8 GB the most common.
#2. 24 hours after submitting us the images and logo we will send you a fully detailed 3 D design to show you what it will look like. Usually you are blown away. (just saying.. 🙂
#3. Approve the virtual design and 3 weeks later we will deliver to you a 3D flash drive that you can use as a marketing giveaway, trade show swag, employee recognition gift, customer appreciation gift and any more use. Easy!
Hellman’s Mayonnaise did a custom flash drive.
We have done dozens of different custom flash drives shaped like a dental implant.
The world’s biggest floor cleaner company has done 5 different designs!
We work with Marvel Comics!
Recently we did a great custom shaped flash drive and power bank program for SamTrans.
We were able to turn their photographs and logo files of the long range commuter transit buses into some pretty amazing flash drives and power bank battery chargers.
NEW Promo Ideas! Don’t Run Away!
New ideas are the lifeblood of the promotional products industry. End-users from all over the country are looking for new ideas from their distributors and Promo Motive is the SUPPLIER of these new ideas to Distributors.
In every business it easy to get in a rut. However, if you are a promo Distributor, getting in a product rut is a very bad idea. It is very common for Distributors to continue to go to the same old Supplier well and promote the same old Supplier ideas. Promo Motive is a supplier who does it differently. We concentrate on NEW ideas ONLY!
“Promo Motive: the Supplier Who Does Weird Well!”
New Idea #1 – Last Straw: the folding reusable drinking straw
New Idea #2 – PPR Wallet: the 100% recyclable Tyvek paper wallet
New Idea #3 – POP Phone Grips: the pop out phone stand for smartphone
Why pay too much? Click here to go to product page
New Idea #4 – Stainless Steel Straws: the set of reusable drinking straws
Best price on the planet! Click here to go to product page
New Idea #5 – Custom Socks: knitted or sublimated
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Why are you paying so much for your custom socks? Stop it!
At Promo Motive, we LOVE to explore the promotional products marketplace searching for great ideas, especially ones where the prices are way too high!
We specialize in getting Distributors a better factory direct deal. This week we ask the following question: “Why are you paying too much for custom socks? Stop it!”
There are 2 kinds of custom socks… Sublimated and Knitted!
Some suppliers like to make their most expensive product seem mysterious… *ooooo* …but when it comes to socks, there are 2 simple ways to get your logo on them.
Sublimated is simply a blank sock that has the ink/image printed directly into and onto the sock. If you have a logo or image that is super colorful, has bleeds or fades from dark to light etc., you’ll want a sublimated sock. See examples below.
Knitted logo socks are simply a sock where the logo is actually created while the sock is being knitted. Knitted sock logos need the logo to be solid colors (i.e. no bleeds and fades, no photographic images). The logo and layout should be more of a repetitive pattern or relatively more simple design than the sublimated.
We make it simple… both sublimated and knitted socks are the same price. The sock sizes (except knee highs) are the same and prices include FREE shipping. Wow, that was easy.
Minimum order 500 Pairs
500-999 units $3.78 each pair NET
1000-2000 units $3.48 each pair NET
Want more… call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com
The Top 5 reasons to get a logo on a folding straw
Last Straw is the folding reusable drinking straw sweeping the promotional products world. But why is it so popular?
It is always a bit of a head scratcher when something really takes off (i.e. fidget spinner) but at the heart of each trend there are reasons why it has taken off.
Reason #1 – The Turtle Video
The video below has been watched well over 40 million times. The scientists who found this turtle in distress noticed something stuck in it’s nose. Warning: contains disturbing images.
Reason #2 – Ban on Single Use Disposable Drinking Straws
Starbucks, McDonalds, Seattle, Vancouver and hundreds of countries and corporations and counting have decided to ban the single use disposable drinking straw.
Reason #3 – Emotional Appeal
More people will buy it than will use it. Yup, it’s one of those things that say “Hey… I want to help save the planet and here’s my proof!”
Reason #4 – Herd Mentality
I remember way back 18 months ago we were ahead of the curve on fidget spinners. I was telling people: “Keep this in your mind… people will want it!” They thought I was crazy… (we sold over 500,000 spinners in 4 months). Herd mentality had arrived.
Reason #5 – It’s the Right Thing to Do
Even if YOU do not think this is a good idea, a lot of people who have a finer tuned idea about the environment do think it is. In fact, another reusable straw company sold 80,000 units at $35 each. That’s proof enough.
Distributors….here are your prices and other info… please contact email@example.com for more.
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 is now available!
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.
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!”
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.
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…
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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Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.