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.

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.

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Your Custom Graphics On Glass Water Bottles With Neoprene Sleeves

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Alta Defender Glass Water Bottle with printed neoprene sleeve – as low as $9.99

The unique design of the Alta Defender Glass Water Bottle allows for all the class of glass while the lid, neoprene sleeve and rubber base maintain vigilant protection for the knocks of daily life. Boasting 2 imprint locations, your custom graphics will be seen and associated with the style and versatility of this great product.

Chose from 16 vivacious neoprene sleeve colors including: Black, Camo, Forest Green, Fuchsia, Kelly Green, Lime Green, Maroon Red, Navy Blue, Ocean Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Teal Green and Yellow.

Your graphics can be printed in spot colors or full color (4 color process), allowing for tremendous branding customization.

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Protect Mobile Phones With This Custom Branded Waterproof Phone Pouch

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Waterproof Mobile Phone Pouch with custom imprint – as low as $3.90

Summertime activities usually involve water, whether sitting poolside or playing around in the ocean.  But who wants to be without their mobile phones even when in the water?  Now you don’t have to go through that separation anxiety.

This customizable Dry Bag Waterproof Phone Pouch allows users to keep their cell phones bone dry while submersing mobile devices in water.

And the best part is that you can still use a phone’s touch screen through the plastic pouch so you’ll never have to miss another text message while in the water.  There is a detachable neck lanyard included with the custom branded pouch so you can wear your phone like a necklace.

A one color imprint is included in the bulk pricing.  These waterproof phone protectors are a great promotional giveaway idea for insurance companies, travel-related businesses or company travel, water parks, beach clubs and more.

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Charge Laptaps And Other Plug-In Electronics In A Car With This Power Inverter

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DC to AC Power Inverter with custom imprint – as low as $22.91

On the road again this summer?  Your clients will appreciate this must-have tech gadget business gift.  Perfect for professionals who travel for work or for working on a laptop during summer road trips.

Plug this handy custom branded DC to AC power inverter into a car cigarette lighter and you will never run out of power again.  The inverter adds a handy standard plug-in electrical outlet into your car.  With 100 watts of continuous power output and a USB Port with 5-Volts DC Output, there is plenty of power to charge your laptop or other electronic devices on the road.

There are many other practical uses as well such as camping trips when you might need an electrical outlet to recharge a shaver, refrigerated cooler, camera batteries…basically anything you might need to have a great time on the road.

These DC to AC power inverters can be custom imprinted with a logo other custom branding for the perfect promotional tech gadget business gift that is under $25.00.

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Custom USB Flash Drives Are Perfect Religious Promotional Products

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Add you logo to this inspirational Bible and Cross shape USB flash drive.

What’s easily portable, small enough to fit in a pocket or purse and guaranteed to make a lasting impression? The answer is custom USB flash drives. Religious promotional products are often distributed to promote places of worship. At Brand Spirit, we offer a wide variety of church promotional products for customization and are currently featuring inspirational Bible and Cross shape USB flash drives. Click here to continue learning more about custom USB flash drives.

NEW! Customize The Popular Farkel Dice Game For A Winning Promotion

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Custom Pocket Farkel game – as low as $4.54. Click image for info.

Looking for a popular consumer game to customize with your company branding?

Now businesses can custom print their full color graphics onto the popular Pocket Farkel dice game. The white dice can even be custom printed in full color.  There are other dice colors available such as red, green, blue, organge or purple, but only the white dice have the option for a full color custom imprint.

To play the game, the dice are rolled, adding up points to be the first to reach 10,000 points.  To win the game, players need a combination of guts and luck!

The possibilities are really endless with this promotional Farkel dice game that is fun for all, ages 8 and up.  These games are excellent for use as tradeshow giveaways, direct mail promotions, client or employee gifts, business gifts, marketing campaigns, etc.

Click here to learn more about how to order custom printed Pocket Farkel games for your next promotion or event.

Play It Right by Promoting Your Business With These Custom Contoured Cards

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Custom Playing Cards – Contour 4 Color Process – as low as $3.70

No one is a stranger to playing cards. They are a universal form of entertainment. With this said, why not promote your business’s visibility by distributing these custom-printed contour cards branded with your own unique logo to business associates?

These customized cards are not your average playing deck. Their unique contour design exudes creativity and innovation. These playing cards, with their contoured sides, resemble an hour glass figure which may be relevant to your brand. The extreme compactness of these hour glass shaped branded playing cards allows you to bring them with you to any business function or social gathering, where you have ample opportunity for distribution and networking with potential business associates.

These custom-printed playing cards are designed and imprinted using a full color process, a method which is guaranteed to make your logo look more appealing and professional. The contoured sides of each card naturally captures the interest of those who see them, thus bringing attention to your logo itself. Infuse the lives of your business associates with a bit of fun and make use of the opportunity for effective yet inexpensive promotion.

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Promote Your Business In a Fun Fashion With these Foam Hands

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#1 Foam Hand – Custom Printed – as low as $1.49

Who can object to a foam finger? No one, really. They are fun, humorous, they invoke an air of lightheartedness–and they’re a great way to promote one’s business. This is especially true if your business is related to the sports industry in any way.  These customizable foam hands are a great way to root for one’s team, so pass them out to your business associates and anyone else you network with in order for them to root for your team–and become a part of it too.

These custom-printed foam fingers are made of texturally-comfortable open-celled foam, featuring fun, bright colors and a wide variety of sports-related shapes. Your business associates will be able to fit them over their hands and have a great time sporting your logo or message on one or both sides of the hand. Your marketing logo will be imprinted in water-proof ink, and you can choose the desired hue from a variety of colors. Your custom-printed foam hands can be produced in the following colors: royal Blue, Teal, White, Yellow, red, purple, navy blue, Columbia blue, lime green, dark green, awareness pink, black and brown.

Branding these foam fingers with your unique logo is a great way to increase your business’s visibility and promote your services in an inexpensive manner. While more serious and more conventional advertising campaigns may be the rout you’ve chosen for your business before, these novelty promotional foam fingers may be more effective and more fun as well. Order your custom-imprinted foam hands in bulk today. Begin distributing them at every business function you attend, and watch your company flourish in terms of its name and customer base.

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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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