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.

Reduce Plastic In Landfills With Bobble® Filtered Water Bottles

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Custom printed bobble filtered water bottles – as low as $9.80

Designed by the famous industrial designer and interior architect Kareem Rashid, Bobble® is a beautiful, sleek alternative to plastic water bottles.  Each bobble® water bottle save hundreds of plastic bottles from landfills, plus you’ll save money by spending less on bottled water.

This eco-friendly water bottle provides great tasting water from any faucet. Users can fill this BPA free, patented, reusable water bottle with water from the tap which is filtered as you drink.  The replaceable filter removes chlorine and contaminates from municipal tap water.  1 filter = 300 water bottles.

This innovative water bottle features a customizable non-slip band for printing a custom logo, making it Ideal for use as corporate gifts, convention giveaways, event gifts and incentives.  With it’s vast celebrity following and strong brand recognition, your gift of a customized bobble® water bottle will be well appreciated.

Available in 9 vibrant colors including: black, red, burgundy, pink, orange, aqua, royal blue, gold and green.

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Customized Copper Plated Stainless Steel Mugs For Less Than $10.00

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Customized Copper Mugs from $7.49 – $9.99

Copper mugs are one of the hottest product trends in 2014.  While solid copper is the most desirable, it’s not exactly what one would call “budget friendly”.  These stainless steel mugs with exterior copper plating offer a more affordable option at under $10.00 yet still give that cool copper mug aesthetic.  The pricing also includes a custom one-color printed logo.

The 17 oz. copper beer barrel mug and the 14 oz. copper beer barrel mugs offer a very cool beer barrel mug design, while the 17 oz. copper mugs as shown in options 3 and 4 in the image above come in more traditional Moscow Mule cocktail mug styles.  All 4 styles also come with a gift box making these delightful mugs easy to giveaway at events or for other gift giving purposes.

Copper mugs are a trendy branded business gift for holidays, events, thank you gifts, client gifts, giveaways, conventions, company anniversaries and more.

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Mason Jar Shape Adds Retro Appeal To Ceramic Mugs

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Sweet Southern Mug – 16 oz. Ceramic Mug With Custom Imprint – as low as $5.50

Mason jars have made a huge come back in recent years.  Besides storage purposes, they’re being used as drink tumblers, candle holders and plant pots.  Now ceramic coffee mugs are also available in the shape of mason jars.  We like how the shiny white and black ceramic finishing gives a fresh look to the mason jar shape.

These 16 oz. ceramic mason jar mugs can be customized with a logo or other promotional branding, up to 2 imprint colors.  What a novel idea for company branded gifts and giveaways to share the brand love.

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New! Your Logo On Govino Champagne Flutes

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Govino 8 oz Champagne Flute with custom imprinted logo – as low as $3.47

Looking for a stylish yet shatterproof way to serve champagne at your next event? These customizable Govino champagne flutes are made from an unbreakable BPA free material yet still still reflect champagne color and aromatics much like crystal.

Print up to a 2 color logo on an imprint area of 1 1/4″ x 1 3/4″. These Govino champagne flutes are also reusable, creating a nice event gift / memento for people to take home afterwards.

Govino glasses signature thumb notch is quite functional and ergonomic.

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Your Custom Graphics On Glass Water Bottles With Neoprene Sleeves

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Alta Defender Glass Water Bottle with printed neoprene sleeve – as low as $9.99

The unique design of the Alta Defender Glass Water Bottle allows for all the class of glass while the lid, neoprene sleeve and rubber base maintain vigilant protection for the knocks of daily life. Boasting 2 imprint locations, your custom graphics will be seen and associated with the style and versatility of this great product.

Chose from 16 vivacious neoprene sleeve colors including: Black, Camo, Forest Green, Fuchsia, Kelly Green, Lime Green, Maroon Red, Navy Blue, Ocean Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Teal Green and Yellow.

Your graphics can be printed in spot colors or full color (4 color process), allowing for tremendous branding customization.

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Take Wine To Go With Custom Branded Wine Tumblers – On Sale $4.29

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Double Walled Wine Tumbler with colors lids – includes custom imprint – $4.29 on sale. Click image for info

Ever wished there was an easy way to take wine on the go?  Then your wishes have come true with these convenient wine sippy cups that can be printed with a logo!  These are the perfect wine glasses for outdoor use, relaxing by the pool, picnics, golfing, boating etc.

The insulated double wall construction helps to keep your wine cool for longer periods of time.  Made from a BPA free acrylic and shatterproof too!

These custom branded wine tumblers come with color coordinated feet and push-on lids. Available colors include:  purple, pink, charcoal, red, clear, blue and merlot.

And right now they are on sale for just $4.29 when ordering 144 units or more customized with a one color imprint.

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Full Color Branding Available On Stainless Steel Pint Glasses

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16 oz Stainless Steel Pint Glasses – includes custom imprint – $3.89

Looking for the next cool trend in promotional drinkware?  These custom branded stainless steel pint cups aren’t only great for beer. Whether it’s water, iced coffee, juice, smoothies, milk or any other cold beverage, it’s a multi-use cup for any occasion. And just like glass, stainless steel won’t affect or retain or impart flavors.

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18 Oz. Double Wall Stainless Steel Pint Glass with full color imprint

Take these promotional stainless steel glasses to concerts, BBQs, beach trips, or just use them at home.  These 16 oz. to 18 oz. stainless steel pint glasses are also great for camping trips, boating, or hiking.

One nice advantage to stainless steel over glass is that it won’t break when dropped.  And it’s dishwasher safe.

So the next time you need a promotional business gift or custom branded drinkware, consider these customizable stainless steel cups for a useful memorable promotional item.