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 The Handy Dual Compartment Cooler Bag Branded With Your Logo

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The Obrero Dual Compartment Cooler Bag with custom printed logo – as low as $6.00.  Click for details.

No matter what your job is or where you work, packing your lunch is a cheaper and healthier option than going out every day. Fast food isn’t good for your wallet or waistline. Sometimes finding a lunch bag big enough for an adult is hard. But the Dual Compartment Cooler Bag is a great option.

The Obrero Dual Compartment Cooler Bag comes in 4 different colors and those include: Royal, Silver, Yellow, Black, Black with Red together. There are two compartments for your food and for your drink. This bag has a front pocket, a place to put your ID, and the strap is adjustable so it will fit you how you like it. The insulation on the inside is made of sturdy nylon.

Of course, since you are a company, putting your logo on it is the perfect way to stand out. Whether these are used at company events such as picnics, or the employees use them to bring their lunch to work, everyone will see the brand and logo.

This would be great for employees, but also would work well for school fundraisers, and charities or other organizations that need to raise funds. This is a great way to get your charity out there and seen by others. Of course, this can be sold online and shipped, or put in a store or general location in your business/office so visitors can see it.

Those who receive this cooler bag can also find many uses for it in their personal time. Whether its tailgating, going to the park, or an amusement park, this cooler bag is the perfect size for keeping snacks and drinks cool for those day trips.

This custom branded insulated lunch bag is 9.25 inches by 8 inches by 6 inches. They weigh only 1.35 pounds on their own.  It can be embroidered or can have silkscreen, the choice is yours. You can also order these cooler bags without any printing.

Click here to learn how to order these insulated cooler bags for your organization.

Top Picks – Promotional Duffel Bags For Branding With a Logo

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Vista 18″ Sport Duffel with custom imprint – as low as $5.98 each. Click image for product info.

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The Sportster Duffel Bag with custom imprint – as low as $5.99. Available in other colors.  Click image for info.

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Dome Duffel with custom imprint – as low as $6.48 each. Available in other colors. Click image for product info.

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The Wingman Duffle – as low as $6.75 each. Click image for product info.

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Linx Sports Bag with custom imprint – as low as $6.98 each. Click image for info.

Duffel bags are one of those great promotional products that will get a lot of use over a long period of time. They can be taken to the gym or other fitness activities, they can be used as an overnight bag and so much more.

Click here for a full range of promotional duffel bags that can be custom printed with a logo.

Step into a 2D cartoon world with the awesome new sketch messenger bag

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Sketch Messenger Bag as low as $9.98 each – includes a one-color imprint. Click image for product info.

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Sketch messenger bag – available in several colors

Make a statement with this unique Sketch Messenger Bag that appears to be 2D cartoon or comic book drawing, yet is roomy enough to carry your business essentials.  The padded main compartment with Velcro closure fits up to a 13″ laptop and most tablets.  A zipper expands at the bottom for extra room.  Also comes equipped with an adjustable shoulder strap and padded grab handle.  Cartoon-like outlines and bright, vibrant colors will be sure to turn heads.  Add your company logo or marketing message for a super cool, quirky business gift that really stands apart!  Perfect for employee gifts, company store products, corporate branding, trade show giveaways, prizes, incentives, premiums and more. Click here for additional product information.

Promote sustainably with this Bamboo Bag – Perfect for trade shows and more

Bamboo biodegradable promotional tote bag with custom logo

As low as $2.60 each

This biodegradable bag is 100% natural bamboo that has a 100 GSM Eco friendly, and is a sustainable resource. Bamboo comes from nature and completely returns to nature in the end. The shoulder length handles on this bag makes this a perfect give away at trade shows and other events.  The bags act as a walking billboard for your brand while providing the convenient function of holding materials and other items that attendees may pick up at the event.  Click here for more information.