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.

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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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.

These Customizable Touch Screen Gloves Make Texting Easy

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Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves with custom printed logo – as low as $29.98 (click image for info)

Gloves are always a timeless gift, perfect for holiday gift giving.  These touch screen gloves give a modern, tech-y appeal to this classic gift.

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Touch Screen Texting Glove with custom logo – as low as $6.82 (click image for info)

Smart phone-friendly touchscreen gloves are made with a conductive thread in the finger tips that conveys electrical impulses, thus allowing people to text or otherwise use their smart phones with their gloves on!

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Black Touchscreen Mechanics Gloves with custom logo – as low as $15.55 (click image for info)

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Winter Lined Black Touchscreen Hi-Tech Gloves – as low as $21.91

These smart phone gloves are ideal for giving as holiday business gifts for clients and employees.  Add your logo or other custom branding for a customized gift that will be appreciated for many years in the future.

Click here to view additional customizable touchscreen glove 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.