You may give away your promotional products because these items display your branding to your customers whenever they use them – which is a great, inexpensive way to get marketing exposure! But sometimes, all you hear is “inexpensive” without realizing that there are a number of factors that can influence the price of promotional products.
Here are three for you to consider the next time you place an order…
- Quantity – As a rule, the more you purchase, the lower the price can be. Keep in mind that manufacturers set minimum order quantities, which are higher for inexpensive items than for expensive items.
- Imprint – Catalog prices include a 1-color, 1-location imprint – which is the least expensive option. If you are on a budget, this is the way to go. But if you want to give away something a little fancier, you may consider imprints on two sides or multiple colors. Be aware, however, this will increase the cost due to additional setups and running charges.
- Timing – Promotional product distributors can work miracles – if the stars align and you’re willing to pay additional fees. If you plan ahead and give yourself a few weeks for delivery – you won’t subject yourself to rush charges, expedited shipping or potential mistakes. Not every item can be produced overnight, so ordering early means more selection of less-expensive items.