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.

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.

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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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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.

Design Your Own Soy Candles – Customize Scent, Wax Color & Logo

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8 oz. Mason Jar Candle with Lid and Raffia Tie – As low as $7.29 (click image for info)

High end candles are gifts that can be relied upon to be well received by gift recipients.  Candles are a luxury item that usually come in a wide array of designer scents, colors, sizes and styles, but typically only available for purchase at boutiques and gift retailers.

Made in the USA, these designer soy candles (usually sold in gift shops and other luxury retailers) are now available to be customized to meet your corporate gift needs.

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Custom Branded Designer Soy Candle in Chrome Tumbler – as low as $9.49 (click image for info)

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Midnight Black 6oz. Tumbler Candle with black lid – as low as $10.45 (click image for info)

Customize the soy color in any Pantone (PMS) color of your choice to match your business colors.  You can also choose from over 100 tantalizing scents such as cinnamon bun, cabernet and hot apple pie.

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25 oz. Symphony Glass Soy Candle With Lid – as low as $18.23 (click image for info)

Custom branded candles are perfect business gifts for the holidays, events, gift bags, company stores, company trips & picnics, incentives and rewards.  Whether the gift is for clients, prospects or employees, your brand will stand apart on these designer candles.

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14 oz. Frosted Candle, with wooden wick in 2 piece box – as low as $17.11 (click image for info)

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Give Your Tablet A Cozy Place To Relax With A Bean Bag Tablet Holder

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Bean Bag Tablet Holder with one color imprint – as low as $13.00. Click image for info

Need some cool new SWAG ideas?  This new branded tablet bean bag chair makes a great client or employee gift.  It’s the ideal tablet holder for weary iPads and other tablet devices.

Add your custom printed logo to these tablet bean bags for long lasting branding impact.

Available in white, black, green, royal blue and yellow, there is bound to be a color to meet your marketing and branding needs.

These are perfect for holiday gifts, trade show giveaways, events, conferences, sales meetings, incentives and more.

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Keep Your Logo Front And Center On Desktops With The Zoom Phone Stand

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Zoom Phone Stands – custom imprinted – as low as $5.98.  Click for info.

Great marketers know that desktops create an opportunity for valuable branding real estate.

This Zoom mobile phone stand is ideal for capturing that space.  It’s sharp, sleek design appeals to even the most SWAG-immune individual.

The arm has a tacky grip that holds pretty much any mobile phone steady.  The base also has a tacky, reusable/washable surface to hold the stand in place.

Your logo is printed directly on the front of the phone stand for prime visibility.

This custom branded Zoom Mobile Phone Stand is the perfect idea for a trade show giveaway, employee gift, business gift, as part of a sales or marketing kit, sales incentive as well as many other marketing and branding uses.

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Flip Flops Made From Recycled Tires Make Your Eco-Conscious Brand “Stand” Out

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Custom Branded Flip Flops With Soles Made from 100% Recycled Auto Tires.

Looking for recycled or sustainable products for marketing purposes, promotions or branded merchandise?  Show the earth-friendly side of your brand by customizing these Laguna Ultra Classic Flip Flops with your company branding.

These Flip Flops, made from 100% recycled rubber tires, are an excellent way to give a second life to used automobile tires that could otherwise end up in land fills.

The flip flops come with with an all-fabric straps made from nylon and satin polyester in colors such as:  black, white, forest green, athletic gold, maroon, navy, red and royal.

Your logo or other custom branding can be printed directly onto the fabric straps. The soles of the flip flops can also be custom printed up to two-colors.

These promotional flip flops are perfect for schools and universities, travel incentives or gifts, company stores, destination-related business gifts and more.

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May Your Business’s Prosperity Ride On The Use Of This Mini Cooper Replica

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Custom Branded Mini 1:43 Scale Mini Cooper – as low as $13.64

Perhaps your business associates cannot own a life-size, real Mini Cooper, but if you promote your business using one of these miniature replicas, you can give a Mini Cooper to everyone, making them forever indebted to you. Well, perhaps they won’t be indebted to you, but they will surely appreciate the replica, and you will appreciate the increase in business that your brand will receive from the advertising exposure.

This miniature Mini Cooper is the real deal; it replicates a life-size model to the tee. Better Yet, your logo can be imprinted clearly and proudly on the roof of the toy car. Whether your business associates put this promotional gift on display in their office cubical’s or give them to their children to use as toy cars, your logo will be imprinted as clearly on their minds as it is on each product.

This custom-branded promotional Mini Cooper has the scale size of 1:43. This means that the branded toy car is not tiny, but it is not so humongous that it cannot be displayed among other trinkets or model cars. Your prospective clients can safely bring this Mini Cooper home without their wives giving them flack for it–especially if you give it away as a business gift.

Though this Mini Cooper may not be the perfect promotional item for every industry, it is certainly ideal for any business related to the automobile industry. Whether you are running a high-end dealership or your business revolves around manufacturing tires for real Mini Coopers, this is the branded gift that will captivate prospective customers and draw them to make use of your services.

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Brand A Company Logo On This Full Length Yoga Mat and Case

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Custom Branded Full Length Yoga Mat and Case – $15.78

Health and fitness is a big concern among many. No matter what your business is, you can promote a healthy lifestyle by offering these full length yoga / exercise mats to your employees. They will love these if they currently do yoga or exercise regularly. This would go over really well if your business or office locations has a gym included for employees.

There are many uses for these customizable yoga mats. They can be given away at corporate events, given as gifts, sold in a lobby or gift store and even sold as a fundraiser for a charity or organization.

The custom printed yoga mats are also a great idea for gyms and health clubs. These can be sold to members, or even given to members when they sign up as a promotional item. Any user would surely enjoy these.This is an excellent way of branding your company with appropriate products that relate to your business.

There are many colors available for these mats, purple, teal, royal, black, red, yellow, pink, sky blue, burgandy, white, gray and orange. The yoga mats come in a convenient nylon carrying case with a strap and a small pocket. It is made from 4mm thick foam material, making them comfortable for use. The mats feature a strong inner net layer for durability. The mats are non-toxic foamed PVC with inner net layer.

You can personalize these mats with your company logo. Your logo can be imprinted with one color in one location. You can print in additional locations, but that requires an extra charge. Both the mat and the case are imprintable. The imprint area is 10 inches by 7 inches on the mat. The case imprint area is 5 inches by 3.5 inches.

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