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.

Full Color Printed Microfiber Cleaning Cloths – Super Low Prices

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6″ x 6″ Full color printed microfiber cleaning cloths – as low as $.43

Are you in need of a low cost giveaway or branded gift item to promote your business at trade shows and other events?  These full color printed, 6″ x 6″ microfiber cleaning cloths are the perfect solution priced from just $.43 – $1.05 each depending on the quantity ordered.

Or you can also save additional cost by choosing the smaller, 4″ x 4″ full color printed microfiber cleaning cloth priced from just $.30 – $.82 each.

Your custom full color graphics are printed using a sublimation process, ensuring a soft imprint that melds right into the soft microfiber fabric of the cloth.  Each cloth is packaged neatly in a poly bag for easy giveaway purposes at your next promotional event.

Microfiber cloths are a useful promotional item on which to advertising your brand message. They handy to keep in a purse, car, desk drawer, pocket, briefcase, glasses case, etc. and are perfect for cleaning sensitive surfaces such as mobile phones, tablets, glasses, sunglasses, laptop screens and more.  A useful item on which to advertising your brand message.

Click here to view product ordering information or to request a sample.

Brand Your Logo On These Tablet Cases With Built-In Stand

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Incline 7″ Tablet Stand with custom debossed logo – as low as $10.48 (click image for info)

Are you looking for a custom branded tablet case that can also function as a tablet stand? Here are some of our favorite options, all of which can be customized with a logo.

Pictured above, the Incline 7″ Tablet Stand is made with a simulated leather on the outside and a faux suede on the inside for maximum device protection.  It’s compatible with a wide array of tablets including the Nook, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus.  The built-in stand feature allow for multi-angle viewing.

This tablet stand can be printed with your logo or debossed for a more subtle look (image above shows debossed logo example).

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Convertible tablet Stand and Pouch – includes custom imprint – as low as $6.71

If you are looking for a tablet case/stand with a softer exterior, this Convertible Tablet Stand and Pouch is made from a soft, padded microfiber material on the exterior.

This tablet case features a generous 7″ W x 3″H imprint area for maximum branding visibility and is priced from just $6.71 – $7.49 each which includes a custom one color imprint.  Additional colors can be printed for an additional cost.

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elleven Tech Trap Stand with custom printed logo – as low as 11.98

The Elleven brand Tech Trap Stand folds over like a case and then flips over to become a stand for your iPad, Kindle Fire, Google Nexus or other tablet.  The gray colored exterior offers a light color background to help your branding really stand out.

Want to see more?  Click here to view additional table stand products and ideas.

Nomia Bluetooth Speaker Packs A Lot Of Branding Punch For Under $20

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Nomia Blue tooth speaker with custom logo – as low as $14.99 (click image for info)

We are really excited to share this Nomia Bluetooth speaker with our readers.  This bluetooth speaker can be paired with any Bluetooth enabled device such as a smart phone or tablet so that users can play music and other audio.

This mini speaker size is just 1.56″ H x 2.125″ W x 2.125″ L so it doesn’t take up a lot of space. This small size also makes it much more convenient to ship if you are sending these out as gifts in the mail or via another shipping service such as UPS or FedEx.

The pricing includes a custom, one-color printed logo.  But there is also the option to print up to full color process.  Choose from 5 great basic colors: black, white, red, blue or green.

Click here for additional product information or to create a free virtual sample with your logo.

Get Custom Branded Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Priced As Low As $17.79

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Blue Tooth Speakers with custom imprint – as low as $17.79

Looking for a custom branded Bluetooth speaker for use a business gift?  These wireless Bluetooth speakers are an excellent tech gadget gift priced under $20.00.

What a great gift to give to clients or employees at conferences, meetings, trade shows or even for the holidays.  Blue tooth speakers are one of the hottest gifts for 2014.

Choose either a blue, black or white speaker color.  Your logo is custom printed onto the speaker so that the gift recipient will always think of your company each time they use this thoughtful gift.

Click here to view additional product information and create a free virtual sample with your logo.

This 5-in-1 Charging Buddy Is A Cool Branded Tech Giveaway

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5-in-1 Charging Buddy with custom printed logo – as low as $4.99

Looking for the next big tech branded gift or giveaway item for trade shows, conventions, meetings and other corporate events?  This Universal 5 in 1 Charging Cable is your answer.

This universal charging cord features connections for Lightning Connector, Apple 30 Pin Connector, 2 Micro USB Connectors and a Mini USB Connector. Simply Plug the Cable Into a Powered USB Port and Then Into Your Smart Phone or other device.  You can even charge multiple devices at the same time if using an ample power source.

This Universal charging cable also has a full color digital printing options to satisfy even the most complex logos.

Available in the following colors: White/Blue, White/Lime Green, White/Purple, White/Red, White, Black and Multi-color.

Click here for additional product information or to create a free virtual sample with your logo.

New Stylus Promotional Item Sticks To Back Of Mobile Phones

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Customized StyleUs SLIDER™ smartphone and tablet stylus and holder – as low as $2.99

Mobile tech accessories are one of the hottest categories in the promotional products space right now.  Just about everyone owns a mobile phone and anything gadgety seems to carry with it a certain cool-factor.

Stylus’s for mobile phones are not only handy, but are also hygienic, helping to keep a phones’ screen clean as opposed to using dirty fingers to browse the web or type text messages. In the past, the problem has been that most stylus’s are not attached to your phone, so no matter how handy and useful they may be, it’s not always convenient to use them. But this is no longer an issue with the StyleUs Slider.

The StyleUs Slider comes with it’s own holder that sticks to the back of a phone using a 3M removable adhesive.  The stylus can easily slide right out of the holder due to the Griptyte(TM) performance gel coating.

Brilliant custom full color graphics can be printed onto the stylus making this item a fantastic customized giveaway for trade shows, conventions and many other types of events or promotions.

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These Tech Organizer Travel Bags Are Cool, Functional Business Gifts

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elleven Travel Organizer Case – as low as $14.98 (click image for info)

Looking for a useful customized business gift priced around $20.00?  With all the tech gadgets that the average person travels with these days, why not give clients and employees a functional business gift like this handy Dobby Nylon tech organizer travel bag.

The Elleven Travel Organizer case has enough room to store charging cables, phones, USB flash drives, small cameras and more.  The techtrap elastic organizer holds down small electronics in place and keeps cords neatly organized.  There is a zippered main compartment and a padded, zippered front compartment as well as a front tuck pocket.

There are several options for customizing this handy tech organizer with a company logo. The Elleven Travel Organizer  can be printed in up to full color, be branded with an epoxy dome or debossed for more subtle, tone-on-tone branding.

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