Steps To Successful Overseas Promotional Product Sourcing & Importing

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Is your business looking to purchase a large quantity of branded promotional products and/or need to custom manufacture a unique premium item or product to your specifications?

Avoid the risks that can come with using the unproven factories found on China direct websites and work with custom product sourcing and manufacturing experts instead. In the end, you’ll still save cost, time and get peace of mind working with a dedicated team of custom product experts with products sourced only from trusted and reliable factories.

Source an existing product and save cost by importing in volume, or create your own design from the ground up.

 The following steps will ensure a successful overseas project:

  1. For maximum cost savings on large or heavy items or for completely custom made products, it is best to allow 60-120 days until product is required so that ocean freight can be utilized.  Ocean freight requires around 30 days for transit time which is why you should try to allow 60-120 days.  If time is an issue, air shipping can cut shipping time down to 5-7 days, but may add to the cost.
  2. Work with a promotional products distributor that has experience with custom manufacturing and importing as well as sufficient product liability insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence & $2,000,000 aggregate is recommended).
  3. Request a quote based on your product and timeline needs.  It is best to communicate a product budget in advance if you have one.  This will help the distributor to best meet your requirements and will also save time.
  4. Once the project is underway, ensure that you will receive a digital mock up first. Then follow that up with a physical, pre-production sample.  If the project is under a time constraint, a photo of the pre-production sample may be sufficient for production approval.
  5. Once your product has shipped, tracking information should be made available to you (if shipped via air).
  6. Ensure that you will not be charged with any import duties as this should normally be handled by the distributor.
  7. Immediately after the product is delivered, inspect the shipment to ensure that you received exactly what you were expecting.

Contact Brand Spirit to learn more or to obtain a quote for your next custom project.

These Customized Silk Neck Ties Add Sophistication To Business Uniforms

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Custom logo silk neck ties – as low as $17.00

Are you looking for good quality neck ties customized with your logo or other branding?  These silk ties feature your custom graphics, logo or other branding woven into the silk fabric to create an upscale, retail-quality look and feel.

These custom ties are perfect for businesses, schools and other organizations that are looking to create a uniform look at trade shows, during sales calls, on school campus or even for corporate merchandising programs.

For as few as 50 pieces, you can add your branding to these neck ties for a price of just $26.50 each with lower pricing available with increased ordering quantities increase.  Production time is around 40 working days.

Click here for additional product and ordering information or to request a sample.

Go Green with a Recycled Bottle Unisex Jersey Hoodie

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Recycled Bottle Unisex Jersey Hoodie – Sweatshirt – 100% Recycled Apparel – as low as $21.98

Green promotional items are all the rave! Give a give a gift that everyone loves and help save the planet at the same time! Each Recycled Bottle Unisex Jersey Hoodie saves the equivalent of 6.5 20oz plastic bottles from the landfill and 18 quarts of water by eliminating textile dyeing.

Recycled Clothing is a Fan Favorite

If you believe that contributing to a more sustainable environment is good business practice and the right thing to do for future generations. This is the gift for you to give.

These stylish Recycled Bottle Unisex Jersey Hoodies are made from a recycled fiber made from recycling plastic bottles. By using this material we are using less petroleum and emitting fewer greenhouse gasses, helping to conserve precious natural resources. Click here to continue reading about our Recycled Bottle Unisex Jersey Hoodie.

Go Viral on Social Media with Custom Promotional Sunglasses

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Promotional Sunglasses with Custom Logo Lenses as low as $1.49

Our promotional custom sunglasses with custom logo lenses are perfect for a trade show, company summer event or party. Take advantage of social media! These custom printed promotional sunglasses offers the perfect platform for promoting your events and business by displaying your logo, artwork or messaging directly on your target audience, to be worn many times over. Continue reading for your chance to have your logo go viral on social media with our promotional custom sunglasses.

Create Walking Billboards For Your Brand With Logo’d Corporate Apparel

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Custom Embroidered Golf Shirts Available In Many Styles

Nothing promotes a business better than a walking, talking billboard. Of course, these billboards are your business associates. So why not outfit them with apparel that features your own unique logo on it. With so many unique styles to choose from, in our corporate apparel catalogue, there is bound to be something that everyone will wear without hesitation.

Take a chance on these stylish custom branded polo shirts for the more casual business associates, and perhaps the jackets with custom logos for those who prefer to dress more formally. Your logo will be clearly visible and visually appealing no matter which styles of men’s and women’s apparel you choose to represent your business.

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Customized Work Shirts Available In Men’s & Ladies Styles

For a more modern fashion statement, these embroidered goft shirts are bound to make an impression on those who wear them and those who see them being worn. Distribute them as part of a freebie package and see the fondness of them translate into an increase in revenue. Customized sweaters are also  common hits with the general public, regardless of a person’s individual style, as are embroidered caps and hats. Put your logo  on the traditional apparel and guarantee your business more widespread visibility–from walking billboards of all shapes and sizes.

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Custom Branded Hats Available In Many Styles & Colors

If your brand would be better represented by with a more feminine touch, your logo can be designed in the form of sequin embroidery. For a fancier, more sophisticated look, your logo can be applied using laser applique or  reverse applique. Laser tech patches are also available, as is the more traditional water-based printing. Your logo can be done in the form of screen printing as well. No matter the choice you go with, if you order your custom-branded apparel today, your company’s marketing campaign can finally start working for you. Buy your apparel in bulk and save your business from sales doldrums by increasing your customer base using walking billboards

An Embroidered Hat At A Great Value Priced Under $4.00

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Low Cost Embroidered Cap – just $3.99 each

The Price Buster Cap makes a great promotional gift for your company. This cap is made entirely of cotton twill and comes with an adjustable strap. The Velcro closure makes it easy to fit the cap on anyone’s head. With a pre-curved visor and structured crown this cap is built to last and comfortable to wear. You can purchase the Price Buster Cap in colors such as black, white, royal blue, red, navy, light khaki and forest green.

This custom embroidered baseball hat for under $4.00 and minimum order of only 144 units is a steal. Even if you have a small company you can still purchase one cap for each of your employees. This cap is also great for sports teams, bowling leagues and even family reunions or corporate parties. Everyone loves receiving personalized items and you will be getting ongoing advertising from anyone who wears one of these caps with your group logo stitched on it.

These caps make a great souvenir to remember an event by. Since virtually anyone can wear caps, you can’t go wrong giving them as a gift or promotional item.

Being 100% cotton twill these caps can easily be cleaned if the need to do so arises. They are the perfect cap to keep the sun off of people’s heads and away from their eyes. Embroidery tape and threads are used to customize each cap and there are many colors of thread you can choose from, allowing you to personalize this cap anyway you want to. You can choose as many as seven different colors of thread to personalize these caps.

Click here to learn more about how to order these hats for your company today.

Get European Style With This Customized Chef’s Beret

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European-Style Chef’s Beret Hat – custom branded: priced at $15.83 – $19.79

The European style Chef Beret Hat is modeled after the hats worn by chefs in five star restaurants all over the world. With a poly-cotton blend this hat is very comfortable and stylish to wear and can be cleaned easily. Anyone who receives it will be touched if you give them a customized chef beret hat.

On a professional level if you own or run a restaurant this customized, branded uniform chefs beret will allow your chefs to proudly wear a hat that reflects what they do best. The way these hats are made is very conducive to “slaving over a hot stove” all day every day. They are designed to absorb the moisture that your chefs experience when they sweat and also to reduce the heat that comes from their head. Your chefs can wear this hat all day long and it is so lightweight that they will forget they are wearing it. With the Velcro straps these hats will fit anyone’s head.

The Chef Beret Hat is available in a wide variety of colors, including black, brown, red, blue, green, purple, yellow and orange. If you need to order it in any other color you will have to place a special order for it.

To make these hats more desirable to their recipients you can have the name of your restaurant stitched onto them. If your chefs have one to wear at work and one to wear at home they will always be able to proudly show off where they work. Treating your chefs to this beret hat is something that you simply must take advantage of. Your chefs will be grateful for the recognition.

Click here to learn how you can order these custom Chef’s Beret hats today.

Meld Your Logo With Nature With This Leaf Print Camouflage Baseball Hat

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Leaf Print Camouflage Cotton Twill Hat With Custom Embroidered Logo – from $6.26 – $13.82 each.

The Leaf Print Camouflage Cotton Twill cap will delight just about everyone. Covered in fabric with a touch strap, this cap is very comfortable for everyone to wear. This leaf print camouflage hat with custom embroidery includes embroidered graphics on front and side.

Hunters will love this cap because of its camouflage look. They will know they can wear it when they go hunting and still be able to blend in with their surroundings. This sturdy hat is very durable and has a long lifespan to it, so even if someone is tough on hats this one will last them years. It also looks good on everyone. With six panels included on the cap it is very desirable for serious cap collectors and anyone would be proud to add it to their collection.

If you are looking for the perfect customized gift to advertise your business, the Leaf Print Camouflage Cotton Twill cap is the right choice for you. Your colleagues, friends, family and employees will love this cap and be proud to wear it everywhere they go.

Marking a family reunion or other special event with this cap is the perfect way to send people off with a souvenir that will always remind them of when they got it. Having a personalized cap that brings back memories of a family reunion for years to come is something that everyone can cherish. It will serve as a reminder of the love and support a family provides.

Everyone needs a good cap to help keep their head warm in the winter and protected from the sun and these caps are the perfect way for anyone to make that happen.

Click here to learn how you can order these camo hats for your business today.

Have Fun With Your Logo On This Baseball Hat With Tire Tracks

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Brushed Heavy Cotton with Tyre Tracks – Customized With Embroidered Logo – priced at $7.16 – $14.72 each.

A fashionable hat made of quality material is usually well-received by most individuals. If the hat features a tire track design in addition to a well-placed custom business logo, it becomes even more desirable by those who wish to be affiliated with that business.

This brushed cotton promotional hat featuring tire tracks across the brim and over its top is a perfect item for promoting a business related to the automotive industry. Give it away at automotive conventions or car shows, or distribute it at construction sites and auto body shops in order to spread the word about your business. Your logo can be neatly imprinted on the hat in a place where it is clearly visible and adds to its visual appeal.

This custom-printed hat is made of quality heavy cotton. It is designed to protect the head and face from sun damage or cold winds. Though it is not a winter hat, this potential promotional freebie can retain a degree of warmth when worn, making it useful in cooler weather. This hat can especially come in handy to a person who spends a lot of time outdoors and who is exposed to a varying degree of elements year-round.

Any automotive enthusiast would appreciate this well-made, embroidered hat, so feel free to order enough of them to give several to each person. If the recipient is impressed with the quality and design of the hat, he is likely to give any extra ones to his friends or other associates in his industry. This ensures that your logo is shared once more and your business is further promoted.

Whether yours is a tire company or any other business within the automotive industry, it can surely use a boost in terms of promotion. Free or very affordable promotional tools are the best advertising vehicles. Purchase your brushed heavy cotton hats today.