29 Mar

If you’re paying set up fees you’re getting ripped off.

I am a long-time promotional products supplier and I am shocked that people are still charging and still paying for set-ups, run charges, color matches etc.

Stop it Now!

Let me let you in on a secret.

As a supplier of swag who sells to distributors I am going to tell you now that you should never, ever, pay for set ups, run charges etc. It is a scam.

Issue #1

When was the last time you bought blanks and decorated them yourselves? Never. You always want it logo’d!

Issue #2

If issue #1 is true then why don’t suppliers just price out the product with a logo on it? They already know you’re going to want it with a logo!

Issue #3

Here’s where the suppliers who charge will say, “well…there’s a cost difference for 1,2,3 or 4 colors.” I say Bullshit!

I tell you this, the cost difference is so small that if a supplier can’t charge you an all inclusive logo cost or better yet an all inclusive product with logo cost regardless of how many colors you need then they are not very informed or  are playing the game as seen in the next issue, #4.

Issue #4

Suppliers who charge run fees, color matching etc. do this for 2 reasons…..1 to make more money and 2 to make their product appear less expensive than it really is!

Issue #4

Confusion to the client. (yes I know I used 4 twice…thought I would confuse you) Not only are these charges unnecessarily extra but they are coded on idiotic numerals like a G! This is just confusing and a time-waster.

Issue #5

Some charges are real and should be charged. When there is a real cost and its a significant one, go ahead and charge it. On our custom shaped flash drives for instance we pay $80 to the factory in China for the mold. Guess what, we charge our customers $80. I think that’s fair.

Issue #6

Make it easy on the customer. I can’t tell you how many clients I have spoken with who say they spend about 20 minutes costing out a job! 20 Minutes! Are you nuts!

The costing of the job should take 1 minute, the other 19 minutes you should be selling something else, high-fiving the guy in the cubicle next to you or rooting around on YouTube. You should get from the supplier a price. one, all inclusive price, you then would do your mark up on it and send it to the end user. Badda bing badda boom, done!

And on that note ,if you are sending a quote to customers with run charges, color matches etc….How do you think they feel about that?

In closing, I am sure there will be some of those out there who think I am nuts on this issue and that it is ok for all of these ridiculous charges. To you I say the following………You are wrong!

 

Below is an example of how it should be. Coded on a C to include shipping to your door and 1,2, 3 or even 4 color process logo. No extra charges! How easy does that make it!

coded pop phone stand prices

pop phone stand pop phone stand pop socket style media grip for trade shows and b2b marketing

not set up fees on any promotional products

24 Mar

The Best of What We Do.

“I think it’s important to know what you do best and concentrate on that, that way you can give the customer the best results, best price and best service!”

John Graham

In the world of supplying promotional products for marketing there are really 2 things that matter. The first is knowing what you do best. The second is knowing what works for B2b and Trade show giveaways. Below is our Top 3 best selling, best working, most effective promotional swag.

#1 Pop Phone Grips. Min order 250 Units and a price under $2 including freight and 4 color. No set ups. Click here to view this category. 

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

#2 Custom Socks. I know it sounds weird but 2 things come into play…firstly Socks are a BIG ideas these days and secondly we have a long long history in custom manufacturing. Min order 500 pairs and a price under $6 including freight and 4 color sublimated. No set ups. Click here to view this category. 

wholesale imprinted and personalized tradeshow promo swag and promotional products for professional distributors. We specialize in custom socks, custom flash drives, pop phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and fidget gadgets for the marketing and promotional products industry.

#3 Custom Shaped Flash Drives. We are experts…seriously…check out our site www.promocrunch.com for complete details. Min order 250 Units and a price of $7 each for an 8GB including freight and design. 1 time $80 mold fee. Click here to view this category. 

 

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

 

Want to know more…? simply call us at 888-908-1481 or email us at John@PromoCrunch.com

13 Nov

Meet the next big trend. Promotional Popsockets, Propring and Pop Phone Grips.

Popsockets, PropRing and POP Phone Grips. If you are a marketer and do not know what these are you should!

Why? Your client is asking for them!

It seems that every year there is a new fad or idea that seems to catch the public’s collective imagination. Last winter and into the summer it was the Fidget Spinner and to a lesser degree, the Fidget Cube.

In mid 2017 if you were looking for swag for your tradeshow or for your clients business campaign and wanted to get the best possible reaction you chose to put your logo on a fidget spinner.

square popsocket type tradeshow and conference promotional products

View Square Pops Here.

Now in 2018 the hot new trend is Phone Grips. Originally started by Popsocket (of Boulder Co) these collapsible phone grips are now available in a wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Want to know more on the original popsocket a good place to start is to read this article on the Popsockets from the U.K.

Are you a trade show supplier or marketing professional?

If you are and have not yet figured out what these are and how to incorporate them into your sales pitch or marketing plan a good place to start is to read this article on phone grips for tradeshows. 

pop and popsocket style grip and promotional swag

There are new styles of collapsible tradeshow ready POP phone grips available and with a delivery time of 7 days from start to in hands these are fast becoming a  “hot item’ in the promotional product market place (ie trade shows, b2b marketing, conference gifts etc).

See POP Prices and Selection.

1. Use it as a media stand: Pop phone grips make amazing stands. You can ‘pop’ them for easy use as media stand to watch Youtube, take photos on the phones timer or even use your phone to act as an alarm clock by your bedside.

2. The BEST selfies: The new generation of smartphone cameras no longer need the 3 feet reach of yesterdays dorky selfie sticks. Drop the stick and pick up the Pop’s for the best social media tool. 

3. Easy grip while running: Pop’s make holding your phone easier while you are doing various activities like running. 

4. Video calls: Simply mount your phone on your laptop while on a video call, allowing you to go hands-free so that you can multi-task. 

5. Use it as a media grip: Pop’s make great grips, making activities like taking one-handed selfie, talking on the phone and texting much easier.

6. Earbud cord management: You can wrap your earbuds around your Pop’s to keep them in one place and tangle-free.

7. Grips for Tablets: Pop’s make it easy to hold larger devices such as tablets and e-readers in a secure manner. 

9. Gaming: You can turn your phone/ tablet into a joystick by aThre ttaching two Pop’s to the back of it.

The Trend is always your Friend!

The adage goes like this…”The trend is your friend” and if this is true then this trend which is sparking alight the world of socail media and celebrity gushing will soon and dramatically enter into the the Top 10 status as a “must have” promotional product or swag for 2018.

If you would like to learn more or get info and prices call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us here.

 POP phone stands for tradeshow giveaway

squa re popsocket style phone grips for tradeshow

30 Oct

Crazy Marketing Trend Spotted

Your Smartphone is about to become ground zero for the next place for businesses to advertise.

In an unprecedented trend spotting analysis phone holders and ring phone stands like Popsocket and PropRing are soaring on Social media, Amazon, EBay, Instagram and dozens of other key trend indicator sites as being HOT, HOT, HOT for this Winter and Next Spring!

pop promotional phone holder for promotional products tradeshow giveaways popsocket

pop promotional phone holder for promotional products tradeshow giveaways popsocket

Promotional Product trend spotter Promo Motive announced today that their algorithm has clearly shown that “these phone stands are the next big thing in trade show swag”.

“these phone stands are about to be the next big thing in trade show swag. Our key indicators are off the chart!”

The reason for this surge is best explained in an article written about the POPSockets in an article from the INDEPENDENT from the UK. Also further explained in this article from the promotional product swag source Promo Motive. Read more.

popring phone stand tradeshow giveaway

popring phone stand tradeshow giveaway

 

trade show swag popring phone stand tradeshow giveaway

trade show swag pop ring phone stand tradeshow giveaway

Keep your eyes open for this trend to further expand in the coming weeks.

View the gallery of POP Phone stands https://www.promomotive.com/collections/phone-stands-and-grips