You may have made the decision to market your business using promotional products rather than expensive advertising campaigns. Because of the costs savings businesses stand to make by deciding to use these products it is quite common that a lot of cheap low quality products are bought in the belief that they will work but then don't. Just because promotional merchandise is less expensive does not mean that the same degree of thought should not be given to the development process. It is important to think through which products will serve you best and choose a supplier that will deliver high quality products that will be gratefully received.
Have you created your company logo to display on the products you're going to give away?
It goes without saying that your logo or brand will need to be added to the product so that once you have given it away your client will remember who has given it to them. You want your product to be a continuous reminder to your customers of who you are and what you do. If you have not some to a decision yet about what your logo will look like then you will need to work on this first. Ordering a large batch of merchandise displaying a logo that you will change in the near future will not serve you as well.
Do you have any corporate colours you can use?
Your logo or branding may be made up of certain colours that are instantly recognisable. If so, it would make more sense to use these colours when you are developing your product because this will help people associate your product with your company. Keeping in with the themes you have already established when creating the logo for your company will help your clients identify with your product.
What to think about when choosing the right supplier
If you already have an idea in mind about what kind of product you will giveaway then this is an important step but you will still need to give consideration to who will supply it for you. You will need a reliable company that will deliver on time and to order. It is always a good idea to build up a strong relationship with your supplier so that you can order more products at short notice should a promotional opportunity arise.
Shopping for your products online
Online suppliers are always a good choice because you can scan through their products with ease and without having to visit the supplier at their location. There may even be the facility to customize your item and so you can plan what your product will look like before you even make contact with your supplier. This will all help in the planning process.
You might want to think about items like key rings because these are always added to the key ring and seen every time that key is used. Make your product bold and bright and in keeping with your corporate colours for maximum effect.
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