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.

This Woodgrain Tumbler Gift Set Is A Striking Business Gift

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Alta Woodgrain Gift Set (Tumbler, Coaster, Pouch) with branded logo – as low as $16.00

Are you in need of a great business gift idea with a high end look for under $20.00?  This Woodgrain Tumbler Gift Set is the perfect gift for just about any type of business.  It comes with a woodgrain tumbler with leatherette sleeve, matching leatherette coaster and bundled up in a leatherette bag.  This gift set is reminiscent of the look and feel of the inside of a luxury car with the wood grain and debossed leather.

All three products are branded with your logo using a subtle debossing branding method. Priced from just $16.00 – $17.00 depending on quantity, you cannot ask for a gift with more impact for less than $20.00 than this tumbler set has to offer.  The price includes one image deboss on sleeve, coaster and bag, and single color imprint on tumbler.

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Available in many leatherette colors

Coasters and Leatherette sleeves are available in Dark Brown, Black, Tan, Naval Blue, Forest Green, Gray, Rustic Brick,Plum, Tangerine, Goldenrod or Pink.  The bags are available in tan or black.

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

Give A Chic Custom Branded Gift With These Gourmet Chocolate Truffles

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Belgian Chocolate Truffles in Custom Imprinted Box – as low as $13.75

Give your clients and business associates a sweet gift with customized gourmet chocolate truffle gift box assortments.  This box of 10 chocolate candy truffles is not your average box of chocolate.  Each piece is handcrafted with care and attention to detail and then showcased like fine jewelry. The packaging is also well crafted and fitting for housing treasured gems like these.  Your logo is branded in either gold or silver foil onto the tops of your choice of gift box colors.  The gift box is then wrapped up in a bow with fine ribbon.  Click here for additional product information.

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Custom Chocolate Candy Bar w/ 10 Truffles in Window Gift Box – as low as $16.67

Place your logo front and center, stamped onto a gourmet chocolate centerpiece surrounded by 10 delectable Belgian chocolate truffles with this Window Gift Box assortment.  Further customize this gift by choosing two themed dark or milk chocolate truffles which will be repeated in a frame surrounding your centerpiece.  Themed chocolate options include: real estate, apples, thank you, hearts, snow flakes and more.  Click here to view the dark chocolate truffle themes.  Click here to view the milk chocolate truffle themes.

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Gift Box w/ Eight Belgian Chocolate Truffles Candy w/ Edible Imprint – as low as $10.75

Looking for a solution that can accommodate full color graphics?  A custom logo can be printed in full color, edible ink onto these Belgian chocolate truffles for a graphically delightful gift.  Choose from a range of chocolate flavors as well as stock designs to intermix with the logo’d chocolate and create a truly customized chocolate gift.  The window gift box allows your uniquely designed chocolate to show through.  Further customize with a foil stamped logo onto the gift box.  Click here for additional product information.

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37-pc Belgian Chocolate Candy Gift Box with custom imprint – as low as $27.50

For a gift that is a bit more indulgent, this large Belgian chocolate gift box will delight the senses with an array of 37 chocolate candy options showcased in delightful artisanal textures.  The gorgeous gift box is customized with either hot stamping, foil stamping or a full color digital imprint to showcase your company logo and other custom messages.

Want more customizable gourmet chocolate gift ideas?  Click here to view hundreds of additional fine chocolate gifts ideas.

Give The Gift of Luxury & Style With Customized Montblanc Pens

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Montblanc Meisterstück Classique Ballpoint Pen with custom imprint (click image for info)

For the past 100 years, Montblanc has been known for the uncompromising quality, style and craftsmanship of their fine writing instruments.

If you are looking for a business gift that will really show your clients and business associates your appreciation, a customized Montblanc pen will relay your message of gratitude with timeless elegance.

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Montblanc pens – standard gift packaging

The Montblanc Cruise Collection Atlantic ballpoint pen is a fine, twist-action ballpoint pen made from a precious resin, priced in the $210.00 – $225.00 range and available in the color black. The included gift packaging makes this an easy choice for gift giving.  Choose the optional custom logo branding to create a customized gift that will be cherished for a lifetime.  Click here for additional product information.

The Monteblanc Cruise Collection Atlantic Rollerball pen is equally as stunning featuring a removable cap and rollerball ink technology.  Priced from $235.00 – $250.00, the Atlantic Rollerball pen can also be engraved with a logo or other customized branding to meet your corporate gift-giving needs.  Click here to view product information.

Of course anyone who knows Montblanc over the years is familiar with Montblanc’s Classique Meisterstück pen collection. Priced from $405.00 – $420.00, the Meisterstück ballpoint pens make writing a truly pleasurable experience. These classic pens can be custom printed with a logo or engraved and then color-filled with either silver or gold finish giving the perfect customized touch to these fine writing instruments. Click here for more information.

Give Executives The Power They Need With Branded 8000 mAh Power Banks

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8000 mAh Power Bank with engraved logo – as low as $37.50

Have you ever traveled for business and have had your mobile phone or tablet run out of power just when you needed it most…and there were no electrical outlets nearby?  Well busy professionals will never need to worry about this again with these powerful 8000 mAh power banks that can be custom engraved with a logo or other branding.

These high capacity power banks can charge up to two portable electronic devices at the same time.  Also features two USB ports; a 2A output for high speed tablet and large device charging (or cell phone), and a 1A output for cell phones and smaller devices.

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A handsome zippered carrying case is also included with these portable power chargers which also features a built-in emergency flashlight and a 3 in 1 charging cable.

These branded portable power chargers an excellent idea for holiday gifts, client gifts, employee gifts, sales incentives, rewards, thank you gifts, business gifts and more.

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Zip Up A Successful Promotion With These Brandable Zipper Ear Buds

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Zipper Ear Buds with Custom imprint – as low as $5.94 (click for info)

If you are considering what cool SWAG to order for your next promotion or event, consider this.  Mobile phone accessories are current one of the hottest categories when it comes to promotional products and business gifts.

Most people are on their cell phones thorough the day, ever day.  So why not seize some of that valuable branding space with a fun phone gadget?

These zipper ear buds made their retail debut last year and have recently started opening up some really cool custom-branding opportunities for businesses to promote their logos.

The cord of the ear buds acts as a zipper to zip the two ear bud cords together creating a zipper effect.  Not only does the zipper effect look cool, it’s also quite functional if you are the type who doesn’t like the ear bud cords floating around too freely.

A one-color logo is imprinted directly onto the ear buds and the packaging itself can be custom printed in full color.  These promotional zippered earbuds are an excellent gift or giveaway idea for events, conferences, trade shows, employee gifts and more.

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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

This Digital Photo Frame Is A Sleek Business Gift

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Digital Photo Frame with 7-inch LCD – custom branded with a logo – $69.99.  Click image for details.

A digital photo frame that can be customized makes an appropriate corporate gift for just about anyone. Everyone has pictures of their family and friends that they want to display at home or on their desk at work. Giving away a digital photo frame that is branded with the logo of your business is also a great way to attract new customers or clients.

To mark a company event and provide your employees with lasting memories of it you can load the digital photo frames with pictures from the event before presenting them to their intended recipients. This provides them with a unique gift that they can use and enjoy every day. Preserving memories through photographs is something that has been done for decades and by giving away these digital photo frames your business can contribute to that.

With the included remote control it is easy for anyone to share multiple pictures of the people and things that matter to them the most. By simply touching a button they can begin a slideshow that displays all the pictures stored in this digital photo frame. The slideshow is then displayed on the photo frame’s 7 inch LCD display.

Transferring pictures from a computer to a frame has never been easier thanks to this digital photo frame. The included USB host connector makes it possible to hook the photo frame up to any computer and transfer photos on the computer to the frame. Users will have access to an on screen menu that allows them to upload video and music files as well, making for a truly interactive and unique picture viewing experience.

Presenting this digital photo frame to others is a fun and convenient way to get your brand name out there.  Click here to view ordering details.