Here are a few DO’S and DONT’S
DO first think about what you want the promotional products to accomplish for you. Then find a knowledgeable, professional promotional product company and give them the most information you can about your needs: what you want the promotional product to do, what your requirements are in terms of budget, delivery location and date, imprinting specifications and color scheme.
Let them know when you will be able to place your order and what “look” your company or organization wants to project. If the people you contact are just “quote departments” and cannot understand and address your individual program goals, then you are in the wrong place.
A promotional products company with experienced, knowledgeable account executives will be able to pull all this together and present options that will help you meet and exceed your goals. However, without a clear idea of where you’re trying to go, your promotional product account executive is shooting in the dark. At EmpirePromos, we try to understand your challenges and goals, research and then recommend products that will target your objectives and help to craft a successful program for you, your colleagues and your clients. DON’T ask five different people for quotes on pens, because you’ll probably get quotes on five different pens. Some will be stick pens when you have retractables in mind. Some will be too cheap; some will be too expensive.
DON’T decide on a pen and ask for five different bids on that pen or promotional tote bag. You may be missing out on many other options. Selecting the right promotional products professionals and giving them all the background you can about how the promotional products will enhance your program, will help us to help you hit a home run!