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.

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Customized Silicone Mobile Phone Pockets As Low As $.59

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Customized Silicone Mobile Phone Pockets – as low as $.59

Are you looking for a low cost silicone phone pocket that can be custom branded with a logo?  With pricing from just $.59 – $1.10, which includes a one-color imprint, these are some of the least expensive silicone wallets available on the promotional market today. With low prices like these, you can feel free give these customized phone pockets to everyone you meet.

Even with such great prices, the quality of this silicone phone pocket is remarkable.  The backing is also made of removable 3M adhesive and each pocket comes packaged inside of a clear plastic sleeve.

Need to print more than one color?  Each additional imprint color adds just $.05 more. These silicone phone pockets come in over 100 colors such as white, black, yellow, green blue, purple, orange, yellow and more.

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Send Eco-Friendly Holiday Greetings With Plantable Greeting Cards

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Seed-paper greeting cards with custom logo & custom greeting printed inside. As low as $2.33

These seeded greeting cards are a wonderful way to share holiday joy this season in a very green way.

Each card is Loaded with lovely wildflower seeds that can be planted in any soil. The unique handmade process and attention to detail produces seed paper that germinates quickly and thrives in all regions year after year. The proprietary, Earth-friendly printing process also protects the seeds without sacrificing the printing quality.  Even the envelopes are eco-friendly, made from either 100% recycled kraft paper or snow paper.

Choose from a wide variety of stock holiday seeded greeting card design options.  Your custom logo and custom greeting are printed on the inside of the cards.  You will just need to allow standard production time of around 2 weeks for your custom printed cards (3-4 day rush options are also available).

Use coupon code: SEEDS4U to save 10% off your seed paper greeting card order today (offer expires 12/31/14).  Click here to view product ordering information.

Use The Ceramic Grow Guy As A Giveaway To Grow Your Brand

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Grow Guy Planter / Plant Head with custom branded logo – as low as $2.25

Looking for a unique desktop giveaway item to grow your brand exposure with clients and prospects?  The Grow Guy plant head is the solution.  The 3″ tall Grow Guy is made from a ceramic body.  His head is pre-loaded with seeded soil.  Just add water and watch his grass hair grow like wild. Haircuts encourage new growth and keep people engaged with this branded gift.

Clients have fun with Grow Guy, drawing silly faces on them and competing with plant growth

In fact, office personnel have been known to get into hair growing competitions to see who can grow the craziest and longest hair.  What great branding exposure for your company to give these away as office gifts to prospects or clients.

You can easily tie this fun branded gift into marketing messages inspired by themes such as Grow, Care, Develop, Nurture, Bloom, Produce, Sprout, Cultivate and Plant.  Give Grow guy as gifts at meetings, holidays, events, trade shows, conferences, use in direct mail marketing and more.  At a price point of less than $3.00, your marketing dollars will get a lot of branding bang for your buck.

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

Promote Your Brand With Variety Of Multi-Functional Stylus Pens

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Premium Pen with Stylus Tip and custom printed logo – as low as $.95

Pens are a tried and true promotional giveaway item.  When pens are combined with a stylus (which can be used on smart phones and tablets) they become a truly multi-functional instrument.

These Premium Pens with Stylus tip come in a wide variety of color and feature a stylus on the side opposite the pen tip.  A custom logo is printed onto the barrel to give your brand incredible repeat exposure.  Priced nicely in the $.95 range, these combo pens are a fabulous promotional item for use at events, conferences, meetings, sales kits, marketing kits, trade shows and more.

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Recycled Ballpoint Stylus Pen with custom printed logo – as low as $.73

These recycled stylus pens are an eco-friendly/environmentally-conscience option featuring a recycled paper barrel.  These combo pens feature accent colors such as red, black, blue, orange and green and are priced as low as $.73, including a one-color custom branded logo.

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Tres’Chic Touch with Pen & Stylus Tip – includes laser engraved logo – as low as $1.20

The Tres’Chic Touch is a comb pen & stylus where the pen comes out from the stylus which is at the tip.  The metal body and chic chrome accents really set this pen/stylus combo apart.  Your logo is laser engraved onto the surface of the pen creating a very elegant brand impression.  Priced from $1.20 – $1.46, you get a lot of style for the price point.

Colors include: black, blue, burgundy and gunmetal (pictured above).  Click here for additional product information about the Tres’Chic Touch.

Click here to view hundreds of other multi-function stylus pens that can be custom branded with a logo.

The Building Blocks Needed For Your Next Great Marketing Campaign

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Full Color Printed Promotional Building Blocks – as low as $5.25

These Lego-like promotional items are fun giveaway products for businesses to communicate a marketing message that utilize words such as “building, constructing, fits together, connecting”, etc.

Building bricks have been around for decades and bring back fond memories of construction toys from childhood.  This Promo Blocks set is made up of 6 bricks connected together to create a total product size of just 3″ x 2.5″…the perfect size for a branded desktop product!  Custom full color graphics are printed on one side to communicate your brand message.

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Custom Printed USB Flash Drives Delivered In Just 5 Days At Low Prices

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1GB Swivel USB Flash Drive custom imprinted – as low as $3.80 – delivered in 5 days (free shipping)

Every business can use customized USB flash drives for easy data storage and file sharing.  Custom printed USB flash drives are useful business gifts for clients, prospects and employees.

Now these handy swivel USB flash drives are available at lower prices than ever before.  One of the big reasons for the new lower prices is they ship directly from the overseas factory to your doorstep.

These promotional USB flash drives are capless as they swivel open to reveal the USB drive inside.  With in capacities ranging from:  64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 8GB, 16GB to 32 GB, there is no doubt you will get all the data storage you need.

Free shipping is included – delivery can be as little as 5 days!  2 PMS imprint colors are included and you will also receive 2 free set ups, a lifetime warranty and up to 2 GB data loading…all for FREE.

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Colors include: Black, Blue, Gold, Gray, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Silver, White, Yellow and custom colors to meet your needs.

Additional options include: Key rings, lanyards, packaging and more.

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This Promotional Color Pencil Set With Sharpener Inspires Creativity

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Colored Pencil Set in Tube with Sharpener – custom imprinted – as low as $1.19

Look to these custom branded colored pencil sets for a promotional gift that inspires the creative juices to flow.

There are 12 colored pencil colors in the set and the lid comes with a handy built in sharpener.  The pencil tube is made of recycled paper and the lid colors are available in either blue or red.

Your logo can be printed directly onto the lid or the recycled paper tube.  Click here to view additional product information.

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12 piece colored pencil set with sharpener in lid and full color printing options – as low as $1.49

If you have a multi-color logo, or even a full color imprint, the option shown above allows for more elaborate printing, including a full color label that can wrap around the tube for added branding real estate.

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How And Why Is Creating A Press Kit So Important?

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Gift Box, Portfolio or Press Kit with optional handle and velcro closure.

Custom press kits and portfolios are perfect unique presentation packages that will help keep you top-of-mind for your potential customers, allowing you to continue your conversation long after your meeting is finished. click here to continue reading more about creating a memorable eye-catching and unique presentation packages to reinforce your brand.