Everything today comes with a budget especially as we find ourselves in an economic downturn. Budgets help you manage in all sorts of ways it maybe the construction of a new house, a week-long vacation to the Bahamas or your children’s college education. Even daily trips to the supermarket require a budget. The same goes for choosing the right promotional gifts to be distributed to your customers and employees.
However, one should never compromise quality when picking the right item. High quality gift items give the message to your loyal customers that you value them and consider them part of the family. Here are a few tips that can help you choose the right item with the best value.
Wholesale Purchase. This only means that you should buy in bulk. A lot of companies offer promotional gift items for a lower value if you buy more. If you have developed a lifelong partnership with a company specializing in promotional gift items, you can even get a lower price. Websites and catalogues offer you a wide range of items that you can order wholesale.
Thinner or Thicker. Companies usually mail some of their promotional gift items to loyal customers especially on holidays like Christmas. Bulky mail may add more to the overall expenses so opt for thinner items like mouse mats or foldable desk calendars instead of large ones that can be hung. It’s also a good idea to incorporate your company holiday greeting into the calendar versus having a separate greeting card enclosed. This will surely save your company a lot. A brilliant idea is to get vacuum-sealed pillows that will inflate upon opening. These can be easily sent instead of paying more for shipping large fluffy pillows.
Think Plastic. If you are thinking of giving your customers mugs, it’s best you choose the plastic spill-proof ones. They are fast becoming important items that a company cannot forego giving away. They are since replacing the ceramic ones which are fragile and heavy to carry around. Although they are a bit pricier than ceramic mugs, they are easier to transport and store. They can be sent to the customer’s home in packages and will last a lot longer time than ceramic ones. They are also handy items. Being spill-proof, they can be carried around, even in cars. They reduce risks of getting your laptop or papers wet. They can even be ordered in all colors available. The company logo can be printed in vivid texts and images on its face. Whatever the promotional gift is, always be sure that there is a suitable budget tailored to your specific needs.