31 May

In 2018 promotional product professionals deserve more

In 2018 Promotional product professionals deserve more. They deserve to make more money for all of their efforts.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

Promo Motive tells it like it is!

As a SUPPLIER for over 20 years, we like to tell the truth!

Truth #1. Promotional product scams are everywhere. Here is how to avoid the most common pitfalls!

“The most commonly used scam to dupe distributors by suppliers is the use of set up fees.”

Set up fees are a scam employed by distributors in an effort to do a couple of things.

The first thing this accomplishes for suppliers is a revenue stream. As a long time ad specialty supplier and having worked in big suppliers in the 90’s and 2000’s I can tell you this…

“Set up fees represent as much as 32% of a suppliers gross revenue!”

set ups are a scam

set ups are a scam

Secondly, the use of set ups has come about as a way for suppliers to try and fool the unsuspecting distributor into thinking the actual price of the product is less that it is.

Set ups are also always on some weird coded price so that the supplier gets paid but you as a distributor can’t actually charge your customers any profit on that part of the sale.

“If you think of set ups as an additional TAX on your sale you won’t be happy!”

The other issue I have with set ups is that they are totally unnecessary and generally are a cost to you the distributor that is NOT an actual cost to the supplier. Here’s how:

Suppliers either bring in decorated products direct from offshore or decorate domestically.

“As a supplier myself, who brings them in directly from China I can tell you the following. I never, ever, pay China a set up fee! NEVER.”

If I don’t pay them, why should I charge you?

If a supplier decorates here in the States the idea of a set up is even more ridiculous. Ask yourself, what does a set up fee cover?

Labor? Does a decorator only pay their labor on each job (i.e. call someone in to print your job only)? No, these people are fully employed at the supplier and as such their labor is easily accounted for in the suppliers overhead.

Materials? The cost of ink is nada, zilch, bupkis.

In closing. Let’s be honest, if a supplier is charging you excessive set up fees then you are really getting taken.

Distributors! Are you looking for a SUPPLIER who really has your back?  Check out Promo Motive!

30 May

5 cool colors of the keysmart system now available for promo

Get your clients’ logo lasered onto on of these 5 cool colors of the keysmart key organization system now available for promo.

Get rid of the old school key ring and get into the new millenium with a Keysmarter key organization system.

Tired of those bulky key rings? Get smart, get keysmart.

Keysmart is the first true key system to replace the outdated key ring. Now you can have your keys held safely and securely in this state of the art keysmart system.

These are perfect for tradeshows, b2b marketing and for the promotional products professional. Get smart, get keysmart!

“Get Your Logo On It!”

Visit the productegory for complete info… click here.   

Want free samples??????? Just ask us! Email john@promocrunch.com 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

What is the Keysmart?

The keymart system is the compact solution to ridding you of your bulky key ring. This Swiss style key holder will create the perfect pocket organizer and minimalist key ring. Incredibly versatile with a wide selection of accessories, our Keysmarter key organizers can fit up to 100 keys. Individually made with the highest quality and care.

Call 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com and get your logo on it!

30 May

FREE samples of trendsetting swag for promotional products professionals

Get any or all of these trendsetting promotional product ideas for FREE.

Free is easy, free is good and free samples are the easiest way for distributors to get more sales. If you are looking for free samples of the ideas below simply follow these three easy steps.

  1. Send us your address.
  2. Send us your UPS or FEDEX ground account. Average shipping cost is $5. (shipped from our Arizona warehouse.)
  3. Wait 3 days and voila! (fancy french word for easy!) they arrive at your door.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including

You will get 2-3 random samples of the round pop phone grip. Here are the net prices including FREE shipping: minimum order 250 units NET including everything $1.88 each.

square pop phone stand Promo Motive tradeshow swag, fidget spinners and fidget cubes, c

You will get 2-3 random samples of the square pop phone grip. Here are the net prices including FREE shipping: minimum order 250 units NET including everything $2.18 each.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

You get 2 random samples of the keysmart key organization system. Here are the net prices including FREE shipping: minimum order 250 units NET including everything $2.88 each.

Who or What is Promo Motive?

Distributors Love that We Zig while others Zag. Here’s Why!

Firstly, we import direct from the factory to you, saving money and passing along the savings.

Secondly, We only do COOL. We don’t do dull and only offer amazing. No mugs, pens, hats or such here. As we like to say “We Do Weird Well!”

Lastly, we provide world-class marketing intelligence and “hop-to-it” customer support designed to find you a swag solution that will help you and your clients truly stand apart from the crowd. Read more…..

Are You Selling The Same Idea…Again?

Today’s most successful promotional products need to be fresh and innovative. If you are doing the same old thing and getting the same old dull result, then surprise, surprise….you need to consider doing something new!

This is where Promo Motive comes in. We specialize in innovative, trending and cutting edge products that can be logo’d. Want to know how we spot product trends that can be logo’d and will be winners in promo? Read more…

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm.

Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com

23 May

Which shape of pop socket is right for your logo?

Deciding on which style of pop socket phone holder is right for your logo is critical in best meeting your b2b marketing needs.

Square, round, triangular and other shapes of business logos now have a pop phone grip to meet their needs.

Pop phone grips are all the rage and are in high demand for b2b marketing, tradeshows and promotional product marketing. The problem until now has been that the only available shape for a POP grip was the original round shape… now Promo Motive has introduced a whole array of shapes of pop phone grips designed to meet the shape of your client’s logo.

new shapes of pop sockets for business t o business promo

new shapes of pop sockets for business to business promo

Not all logos are created equal.

Logos come in all shapes and sizes. The most common are round logos and square logos, but some logos come in triangular shapes, six sided polygons and many more designs. Now we have a shape for all of your logo needs.

Square pop socket style phone grips

Got a square or rectangular logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

square popsocket for promotional logo

square pop socket for promotional logo

Triangular pop socket style phone grips

Got a 3 sided logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

triangular 3 sided pop socket style phone grip

triangular 3 sided pop socket style phone grip

6 sided polygon pop socket style phone grips

Got a hexagon shaped logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

6 sided pop socket6 sided pop socket

6 sided pop socket

Original pop socket style phone grips

Got a round logo? We’ve got a pop for that... click to see product page.

pop socket style phone grip and media stand for business and promotional product

pop socket style phone grip and media stand for business and promotional product

Custom shape pop socket style phone grips

Got a custom shaped logo? We’ve got a pop for that… click to see product page.

end user custom shaped pop socket

end user custom shaped pop socket

 

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm.

Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com

22 May

What is a Keysmart key ring replacement system?

What is a Keysmart key ring replacement system? In 2018 even your bulky oldschool key rings are being reinvented!

The Keysmart is a total reinvention of the way we manage our house, work and car keys.

In 2018 it seems that just about everything we have become familiar with is getting a major makeover. In fact, many things that we have taken for granted as being static in their design are getting redesigned. The latest is the key ring which is now replaced by the Keysmart key ring replacement system.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

Keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

“This swiss style key holder will create the perfect pocket organizer and minimalist keyring. Incredibly versatile with a wide selection of accessories our Keysmart key organizers can fit up to 100 keys with expansion.”

Promo Motive is the place to get your logo’d smart key holder. Min order is just 250 units. Shipping and set up are always free.

Tired of those bulky key rings? Get smart, get Keysmart.

Keysmart is the first true key system to replace the outdated key ring. Now you can have your keys held safely and securely in this state of the art Keysmart key organization system.

These are perfect for tradeshows, b2b marketing and for the promotional products professional. Get smart, get key smart!

“Get Your Logo On It!”

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm.

Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

Wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

16 May

FREE virtual proofs in 20 minutes or less!

Now here’s a challenge that most suppliers can’t live up to: virtual proofs on the following items in 20 minutes or less.

As a distributor you hate to wait! I get that! So on the following items we will get you FREE virtual proofs in under 20 minutes.

To get your free virtual proofs simply click on this email link and send me the logos. We will respond ASAP…or faster!

 

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

 

Also: get your logo on the keysmarter… “get rid of the ring!”

 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

We believe you deserve more.

Promotional product professionals deserve a break. They deserve to make more money for all of the effort they put into their difficult work.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

more than a c

We back our Distributors with FREE Everything!

We look at this business differently. Instead of trying to gouge you money for set ups, shipping, pantone matches, separations, virtuals etc etc, we believe in giving you one fair and low price. This way you can make more than a lousy C!

 

“Free everything and one fair and low price will make it easier for you to make more than a C!”

What do we do for FREE?

We offer all of our clients, (not just an elite few) FREE shipping, FREE virtuals, FREE set ups, FREE 4 color imprint, FREE pantone matches and a FREE smile all because we believe you deserve to make more than a lousy C!

Below are two price lists, designed with you in mind. The bottom one is CODED on a C… feel free to use it. However, the TOP price sheet is WITHOUT pricing.

WE WANT YOU TO USE THE TOP ONE AS WE KNOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE THAN A LOUSY C!

Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@promocrunch.com 

15 May

Our goal is to be the innovator of trending logo’d swag

The promo swag business prides itself on being innovative but at the same time is mired in repetitive behavior that promotes safe over innovative. Why is this wrong?

 

The promotional products business is a 27 Billion dollar industry whose stated goal is to provide creative marketing solutions, yet the reality of this industry is that it is mired in the promotion of tired and safe ideas.

 

Promotional products or swag occupy a unique place in our collective mindset. It is one of the more ubiquitous office accessories and one to which a significant portion of the budget is allocated. However, its true purpose seems to have been lost and is now overridden by the bland and the boring.

popsocket trade show promotional products and b2b swag

Get your business logo on a pop socket for trade show promotional products and b2b swag. Pop sockets are the top selling promotional product for trade shows in 2018. Wholesale, imprinted and factory direct promotional pop sockets are the perfect swag for conference giveaway, B2B marketing and trade show swag.

 

Historically speaking, the idea of promotional products is found in its name: promotion. The first major purpose of swag was for trade show giveaways and B2B marketing.

Trade show giveaways are still one of the key reasons for the existence of swag. Its purpose is really, really simple.

 

“The purpose of swag for trade shows is to get people to come to your specific booth and to go away from your booth with something that reminds them of who you are!”

 

If you agree with the above quote, then the obvious conclusion is that whatever you put your logo on that you give away, it better be eye-catching and innovative. The top trade show giveaway is a pen. A crappy leaky pen is NOT very innovative or trendy!

The reason the pen is the number #1 giveaway is because the people who generally sell you your swag are not very in touch with trends or innovation. Indeed, some are, but the vast majority is not.

 

“ASI (the Ad Specialty Institute) says the average age of the promo resellers (distributors) is 57! Is the average 57 year old somewhere you would look to for innovation and trend awareness?”

 

This is why you should consider Trade Show 8. TS8 is a trend oriented promotional products business that looks for trending swag ideas that can have your logo imprinted or engraved on them. We specialize in trade show swag, B2B marketing and unique trending swag.

 

Popsockets for b2b logo, marketing and tradeshow logo. Get your business logo on a popsocket

Pop sockets for B2B logo, marketing and trade show logo. Get your business logo on a pop socket.

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Trade Show 8. Factory Direct Trade Show Swag. Call Toll-Free 1-888-908-6932 or email People@Tradeshow8.com.

14 May

Professional marketers are caught off guard by this idea

Professional promotional products marketers and B2B specialists are stunned by this new idea. Free samples of a product to test and try before purchasing seem something out of the 1950’s.

Promo Motive is bringing back the good old days with free samples of it POP phone grips. Reversing the trend from simply providing free virtual proofs, Promo Motive is also going old school with its free pop phone grips to qualified resellers.

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US YOUR ADDRESS AND COURIER NUMBER FOR A FREE SAMPLE!!!

 

 popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

Do you qualify for FREE Samples?

If you are a professional reseller of promotional swag and would like to get 4 or 5 samples of both the square and the round POP phone grip then you are automatically qualified.

Are these really FREE?

Yup, the samples are FREE, all we ask is that you provide a valid UPS or FedEx Ground account. These ship domestically and cannot be shipped other than these 2 services (we use a 3rd party warehouse). If you get a promotional products order as a result of these samples, we will reimburse you the cost of your ground freight as a credit against your order – about $5-$10 off!

If you want to order these for your clients here is the cost!

Our minimum order is a measly 250 units and these come complete with FREE Shipping, FREE 4 color logo, FREE pantone matches and FREE virtual proofs. How amazing is that?

 

“Can’t Buy’em if you don’t try ’em…Can’t sell’em if you don’t smell’em!”

 

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

 

coded pop phone stand pricescoded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices

 

pop sockets for trade show

pop sockets for trade show

11 May

Get Your Logo on it for Less. Factory Direct Promotional Products for Less.

Promotional product professionals deserve a break. They deserve to make more money for all of the effort they put into their difficult work.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

more than a c

We back our Distributors with FREE Everything!

We look at this business differently. Instead of trying to gouge you money for set ups, shipping, pantone matches, separations, virtuals etc etc, we believe in giving you one fair and low price. This way you can make more than a lousy C!

 

“Free everything and one fair and low price will make it easier for you to make more than a C!”

What do we do for FREE?

We offer all of our clients, (not just an elite few) FREE shipping, FREE virtuals, FREE set ups, FREE 4 color imprint, FREE pantone matches and a FREE smile all because we believe you deserve to make more than a lousy C!

Below are two price lists, designed with you in mind. The bottom one is CODED on a C… feel free to use it. However, the TOP price sheet is WITHOUT pricing.

WE WANT YOU TO USE THE TOP ONE AS WE KNOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE THAN A LOUSY C!

Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@promocrunch.com 

Below is the NO price go for it and make more than a C price list!

coded pop phone stand no price

coded pop phone stand no price

Below is the Coded a C price list with Free Everything!

coded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices