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.

black folding reusable collapsible drinking straw

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.

blue folding reusable collapsible drinking straw

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.

16 Jul

The Folding Collapsible Reusable Drinking Straw, B2B Promo to be Biggest Promo for late 2018!

I know the the Folding Collapsible Reusable Drinking Straw will be B2B Promo’s biggest idea for late 2018.

I know this sounds a little over the top. But I know this from experience and science!

2 years ago, we were onto Fidget Spinners 4 months before anyone else. We spotted the trend in kids early, we did our research and then had our product source lined up before we took a single order. Click here to read the Campaign Live article about our success.

We are very good at spotting trends and analyzing the data to reaffirm our suspicions.

Stats for Folding Reusable Drinking Straws:

I am a bit of a stats geek so everyday I do a thorough check on the various Promo Motive sites and social media pages. During the past 3 weeks, the stats for folding drinking straws have shown a nearly 300% increase! See below.

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Sample Inquiries

We get about 20 various sample requests each day which for our products. During the past week sample requests for folding reusable straw LAST STRAW averaged 45 per day!

Would you like samples? Read this: https://promomotive.com/2018/07/12/free-samples-of-folding-reusable-drinking-straw-for-promotional-product-distributors/

 

“Our sample inquiries are more than double and web visits nearly triple with the folding drinking straw!

 

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Free Shipping, No Set Ups, Free 4 Color Logo, Free Virtuals.

Everything Distributors love: FREE Shipping, FREE 4 Color Logo, No Set Ups, and FREE Virtuals. Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@Promocrunch.com.

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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…

starbucks-bans-plastic-drinking-straws

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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 reuseable 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!

collapsible-folding-reusable-drinking-straw-for-promotional-product-and-b2b-logo

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!

 

How to use and clean a folding reusable drinking straw 20 second video…easy!

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13 Jul

FREE Samples of Folding Reusable Drinking Straw for Promotional Product Distributors!

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. Samples 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 ground acct (yours) to ship samples. We ship ground from Arizona to you! 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…

starbucks-bans-plastic-drinking-straws

folding-reusable-drinking-straw-for-promo

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 reuseable 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!

collapsible-folding-reusable-drinking-straw-for-promotional-product-and-b2b-logo

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!

promotional folding reusable drinking straw in 5 colors

folding straw coded distributor prices
08 Jul

Folding Collapsible Reusable Drinking Straw. Now in 5 Cool Colors.

Get your logo on a folding reusable drinking straw and choose from 5 great colors.

The Promo industry is buzzing with the latest idea called LAST STRAW. The leading edge folding reusable drinking straw from Promo Motive.

The folding drinking straw specifically designed for the promotional products market is called LAST STRAW. It is available NOW for sale in quantities as lows as 250 units.

folding reusable drinking straw for promo swagAlso available now is the folding straws’s liner and the case is available in 5 cool colors! This is a perfect way for you to match your clients logo to the reusable straw, getting the perfect logo match!

promotional folding reusable drinking straw in 5 colors

What is a folding reusable drinking straw?

Unless you have been living under a rock the past 6 months, you have seen in the news from around the world that all types of 1 time use plastics are being banned. In fact major cities including Seattle and Vancouver have outlawed plastic drinking straws, making their use an illegal offence!

Green eco bags have been around for a while now but the ban on over 1 billion per year plastic straws caught many in the promo world unawares. However, trend setter Promo Motive caught the idea early and came out with the Last Straw. The Last Straw is designed to be logo friendly!

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The Turtle that changed the world.

As in many massive changes to our culture, it is often the little moments that catch our attention and melt our hearts. In the case of the folding collapsible drinking straw, the genesis was definitely the following video captured off the coast of Costa Rica by a group of eco scientists.

Caution: Disturbing Images.

Looking for more information? Get these in 2 weeks!

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

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

06 Jul

Saving the planet with promotional products. The folding reusable drinking straw.

In 2018 the promotional products industry is finally getting on the green bandwagon.

Promotional products or swag are not generally known for their eco-friendly approach but now there are a number of green friendly promotional ideas, the one we are looking at is the Folding Drinking Straw.

The folding collapsible drinking straw is a Kickstarter darling and a leading edge eco friendly idea. It is also now a perfect promotional product aka swag for your next event or b2b marketing campaign.

folding collapsible reusable drinking straw for business swag

Promo Motive, one of the promotional products leading edge supplier of newly trending ideas is pleased to offer the Last Straw folding straw for your clients logo or event logo.

turtle with straw in its nose prompts folding reusable drinking straw

Where Did This Idea Come From?

The idea for the reusable folding drinking straw came about as a result of a video captured by environmentalists and scientists operating out of Costa Rica in late 2017. Seen by over 30 million people, this video has instigated the ban of plastic straws around the world. If you want to watch the video be prepared to be heartbroken by the images.

Cities, Countries, Counties and States Move to ban Plastic Disposable Straws.

In an unprecedented move, cities are moving to ban plastic straws.  Major corporations like McDonalds are also moving to ban plastic straws. As well, 16 countries have banned them.

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The Folding Reusable Drinking Straw as a Promotional Product?

The folding reusable drinking straw called Last Straw is the perfect idea for a promotional product. The reasons are simple.

Getting your logo on something so “on point” – so trending – makes your logo and brand look to be ahead of the curve. It also shows the people who get and use the reusable folding drinking straw that your brand is eco-friendly and eco-conscious.

Would you like to know more?

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

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

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

Last Straw folding collapsible straw for sale now. Wholesale bulk promotional orders.

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.

folding drinking straw promotional swag

folding drinking straw promotional swag

“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.

folding straw for promotional swag

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.

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!

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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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18 Jun

New promotional product ideas for Fall 2018 unveiled

New Promotional Product ideas for Fall of 2018 are now unveiled!

The promo industry thrives on new ideas. Here are 5 new ones set to rock the promo world.

Promotional products (aka Swag) is a 27 Billion US dollar industry currently going through a major sea change, metamorphing from a catalog based, slow moving print and promotions business to now a primarily web-based business working on short retail type cycles with ideas rapidly coming on scene and almost just as fast, vanishing.

New promotional product ideas for 2018

 

Distributors. Do you feel out of touch with your client, stuck?

This is a pretty common feeling amongst distributors and not without good reason. The average ASI distributor is 57 years old while the average end user buyer is 35. This has come as a result of ASI not doing a good enough job recruiting new people into the industry and at the same time millenials are moving into business in ever increasing numbers.

“By 2025 50% of the US workforce will be occupied by the millenials while the average age of ASI distributors will be 59-62. No wonder distributors feel lost!”

Promo Motive is bucking the trend from other legacy suppliers by bringing you newly emerging trends and innovative promotional ideas. Here are what we see as the top 5 for Fall 2018. For samples, prices and imprint info call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com.

#1 for Fall 2018 is the Collapsible Last Straw: the Last Straw you will ever need.

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#2 for Fall 2018 is the PPR Wallet. Rip proof, water proof, fully imprintable and 100% recyclable. Millenials love it.

get your logo or business marketing message on a water proof tyvek paper wallet. Wholesale pricing on this fully imprintable tyvek paper wallet.

#3 for Fall 2018 is the POP phone grip. Got a smart phone, your client will need one.

popsocket phone stand specifically for tradeshows, promotional products and b2b marketing

#4 for Fall 2018 is Sublimated Socks. Get your logo on these cool socks and become the center of attention.

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#5 for Fall 2018 is the Key Smarter key organization system. Get rid of the ring and sort out those bulky keys.

keysmart for tradeshow marketing and b2b promotional products . Metal key organizer for smart key holder. Perfect for trade show and business marketing swag

Let us know what you think of these sweet new swag ideas at ideas@promomotive.com!