Public Holidays

Public Holidays – The days off you don’t want!

Public Holidays

Holidays! You love them! We love them! They’re a special time that we can celebrate whatever it is that is being celebrated. Usually we get together with family and friends and leave work-life behind for a while. A little time away helps us to recharge, realign and rest. However, when you’re waiting desperately for an order to arrive, hearing that everyone has taken the day off is not welcome news. Below we’ve listed the most inconvenient public holidays that will get in your way – and are best factored in when you’re planning your promotional products.

Christmas and New Year

The biggest holiday in the western world warrants a week off on its own. With all the planning, shopping and then meal prep – you need the few days before. Then a couple of days after for recovery and getting the house back to normal. Soon after comes New Year’s Eve and the opportunity to celebrate the ending of a year and bring in the new.

With the two together, many people get two weeks off – from the weekend before Christmas to the Monday after New Year’s Day. Before taking their annual leave, they finish up what work they can and prepare for the new year. This may include processing your order. Or it may include processing the order that scraped in before yours, pushing yours to the new year.

Shipping over this period can also be dicey. Tis the season of giving and in our global society that means sending. Whether its local, state to state or overseas – people are using the post to capacity. The chances of delays are increased.

The lesson is: Get your Christmas and New Year’s merchandise and corporate gifts sorted well before December. Thinking of Christmas in September/October may be considered tacky, but if you’ve got big plans you cannot wait until the season rolls around.

Chinese New Year

The biggest holiday in the Chinese calendar is Chinese New Year. Its date is determined by both the lunar calendar and the solar calendar, which gives the holiday the other names – ‘Lunar New Year’ and ‘Spring Festival’. The first because it is celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice. The second because it signals the end of the coldest part of Winter and start of Spring, as determined by the sun’s longitude.

The holiday lasts approximately 15 days. In 2020 it begins on the 25th of January and goes until the 8th of February. Chinese New Year is celebrated with red (for luck) decorations, food (particularly fish and dumplings) and being together with family.

Like Christmas and New Year, Chinese industry takes a break for their holiday. Work is wrapped up and suspended as people all over the country travel home to their parents and relatives to begin the holiday. The Reunion Dinner is done on Chinese New Year’s Eve and is a big event. This mass movement is called Chunyun and equates to 2.5 billion trips over the whole New Year season.

Factories close officially for the duration of Chinese New Year but can remain closed for the month surrounding the holiday. If your product is being made in China, it’s best to avoid ordering in mid-January and February to avoid delays. If you do require products in the first quarter, save yourself some stress and order before November. It may seem like an unnecessarily long lead time, but it will guarantee your order is manufactured and dispatched before the holidays begin.

State and Local Public Holidays

Melbourne Cup Day

Celebrated Australia wide, Melbourne Cup Day is only a public holiday in Victoria. They get the full 24 hours, while the rest of the country get the three minutes, thirty seconds at 3pm. Because of the public holiday, no orders can be received, processed or dispatched from our Melbourne factories or warehouse. It’s less of a disaster and more of an inconvenience and definitely something we can work around if we have a bit of time.

Show Days

Another inconvenience is the show day. Almost every state and town has one. Some are one- to three-day affairs, while the major cities can take two weeks to get through all the events and proceedings.  In most cases there is just the one day set aside as a public holiday for people to go and have a look. So, like Melbourne Cup Day above, it’s not a big deal if your product order coincides with a show day. It may affect our factories and warehouses, but only for a day. We can work around it most of the time.

When to order

Avoiding the busy season is a sure-fire way to keep out of trouble. So, order your Christmas promo and end-of-year corporate gifts in September or October, at the latest. Your early Spring merchandise should be ordered well before Christmas to avoid interruption by Chinese New Year.

We’ll let you know if any of these will impact your order. As we’ve said before in many of our previous articles – the longer lead time we’re given, the easier it is to navigate any delays, holidays and unforeseen circumstances. If you’ve got an event coming up, start thinking about the products you’ll need well in advance. Keep the public holidays in mind and be sure to give your order a three-month lead time just to make sure you get what you need by the time you need it.

Timelines & Deadlines

Timelines & Deadlines – where the time goes from product quote to delivery

Timelines & Deadlines

A timeline for promotional products is flexible in most cases. The time it takes from the moment you request a quote, to the point where the products are signed for at your door can be shortened to an extent. We can push factories along, or you can invest in air freight. Very rarely are we asked to slow an order down and from this we’ve deduced that speed is a priority for a lot of our clients.

It is important to note that it always pays to be prepared. Giving yourself a three-month period between the time you order merchandise and the time you actually need it is incredibly valuable. It means that you will be able to get the products you want, at the best price, without the stress of a tight deadline.

However, we know you’re busy. Promotional products aren’t always at the top of your list of priorities – and when they are it’s probably because you’ve planned the rest of the event detail and swag is the finishing touch. It’s coming up in a couple of weeks and you need that branded merch now. So, when the production timeline is not progressing as you think it should, it could be for several reasons. We’re listing them below in the hope that it helps you better understand what the hold up is.

The Product

The product you choose can determine how soon it can get to you.

Some of Impact’s factories can hold a range of stock on-hand, as well as manufacture to our clients’ needs. For the merchandise that is kept in-house, all it needs is the decoration to be applied. It’s called ‘local’ product and can be ready for delivery within 24 hours (more detail below).

The second most common product type is made-to-order. Impact has relationships with factories both in Australia and all over the world. Some manufacture your everyday products and others can make whatever you like. Our network of specialist manufacturers is what allows us to supply unique products to our clients.

Speaking of factories all over the world – the product you’re after may need to be imported. These products are called ‘indent’ stock. As you would have read in our custom products article, imported goods need a longer timeline, obviously because of travel and sometimes because of customs delays.

When we’ve got the time to source the perfect product for you, the variety of products available is massive. For when you’ve got a close deadline, the products become limited to what we can source with the shortest lead time. Meaning that you may not get the exact product that is perfect for your brand and message at the best price.

Production

It makes sense that the more products you require, the longer they will take to produce. Our factories are used to producing merchandise in bulk, so they’re able to manufacture and decorate hundreds of products simultaneously. They can be fast – but a reasonable timeline must be allowed to produce large orders.

For example, you can imagine that an order of 10,000+ units has got to take a bit of time. It’s usually between five and ten working days.

The quickest time to dispatch that we can organise is under 24 hours. Rush jobs have a higher unit cost though and are only available depending on the type of product and decoration.

Further to that, how detailed your logo or design is can also influence your lead time. The trickier your logo or other decoration is to apply, the longer it will take. A simple one-colour logo can be printed in a matter of seconds. Depending on the decoration type (here’s a list of what’s possible), your intricate multi-colour logo can take up to 15 minutes to print or embroider and even longer for engraving.

Shipping – Indent Sea vs. Air Freight, Couriers, Customs

We touched on it earlier, but shipping is a major player when it comes to a product’s lead time. It’s the part that we can’t really control. For local stock, we can arrange couriers based on their speed and flexibility. Through our 20 years of experience, we know the ones who can get the job done quickly. You can see our review on our couriers in another blog.

Indent orders, however, are mostly out of our hands once they leave port (sea/air). Unfortunately, we cannot predict the weather that may impact the freight of indent products. Nor can we hurry along products that have been delayed by customs.

How can you make it faster?

After placing the order – look out for the artwork proofs for approval. We send them to you as soon as we receive them from the factory. The faster you approve the proofs; the sooner production can start.

Similarly, make sure the artwork you send us is correct. The more times we go back and forth between you and the factory with artwork adjustments the longer your order will take. Moving a phone number and changing the orientation of the print will take sometimes-precious hours.

Let us know the delivery address at the point of order. That way we can tell the factory when we place the order with them and there’ll be no back and forth while the products sit there all dressed up but nowhere to go.

Finally, when you’re in a pinch and you need that merch faster than fast – you can shorten the timeline by paying a bit extra for express, rush or overnight shipping. Be sure to mention it as soon as you can so we can arrange it.

Conclusion

In our business there are few worse things than missing a client’s deadline. We understand how important they are – so we will do all we can to get your products to you in a timely manner. Some products are available as quickly as the next day – but it’s best to get things done in advance.

Let us know how we can help with your next event or promo roll-out – Contact us today.

Promotional Products Prints

How Are Promotional Products Printed? The Top 5 Ways and Their Pros and Cons


Promotional Products Prints

If you’ve ever wondered how a logo is printed on a mug or a bag, look no further. Unsurprisingly, there are lots of ways to print a design. Each type gives your product a different look and feel. The availability of some printing methods are dependent on the shape or texture of the product. For others, the decision is made by the detail of the logo. Below, we discuss five ways your logo can be printed onto promotional products and the advantages and drawbacks of each one.

Pad Printing

In pad printing, a silicon pad is pressed onto an inked plate that has been etched with your design. The plate is called a cliché. The now inked pad is then pressed onto the product, transferring the image from the plate to the product like a stamp.

Pros: It’s a simple method, but gives quality, detailed results on textured and complex three-dimensional surfaces.

Cons: For multi-coloured prints, each colour must be applied separately, slowing the process. Pad printing is also messy and requires harsh chemicals to clean the pad between colours and jobs.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is often used for large, flat surfaces like fabric or signage. A stencil of your design is fastened to the screen and ink is forced through it with a blade or squeegee onto the product. Each colour is applied individually and uses a new screen for results like Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe prints.

Pros: Screen printing is useful for quick printing on large areas.

Cons: Set up and cleaning can be time-consuming. Also, ink can be transferred from product to product and a detailed design is difficult to achieve.

Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing is a way of transferring a digitally printed image on to a product. Your design is printed onto special sublimation paper, it is aligned to your product and they are put through a heat press. Within the heat press the dye on the sublimation paper becomes a gas and embeds itself in the product.

Pros: A full spectrum of colour is possible with sublimation printing without the need to change screens, plates or pads. Because there is no need for screens, plates or pads, it’s also great for variable data printing. Prints are durable because the dye becomes a part of the fabric rather than sitting on top.

Cons: Sublimation dye is expensive and will only show well on white or light-coloured products. Only polyester or hard, poly-coated products can withstand the heat needed for sublimation printing, limiting your product choices.

Heat Transfer

Heat transfer printing is similar to sublimation in that it uses transfer paper, heat and pressure to print your design onto your product. However, unlike sublimation, a heat transferred design will only fuse to the external layer of your product.

Pros: In the digital age, heat transfer printing can be done at home with transfer paper and an iron. It is a very simple method. Your designs can be printed on light or dark-coloured materials (polyester, cotton or a blend) and it will not affect the final colours of the print.

Cons: The transfer paper must be trimmed before being pressed onto the product. This can be time-consuming but it prevents an unsightly border of transfer around your design. They can also crack and peel over time because they sit on top of the product.

Digital Printing

Digital printing on promotional products happens in much the same way as your printer at home, except bigger. The products are placed on a tray that carries them through the printer. Inkjets transfer the ink on to the products, they are dried and emerge printed with your design.

Pros: Allows full colour printing with gradients from a common image file like PDF or TIFF. Set up time is reduced and only one pass is needed to print the entire image.

Cons: The nature of digital printing means that PMS colours cannot always be matched. Metallic and fluorescent colours are also not possible. Compared to other forms of printing, digital prints can sometimes be less vibrant or precise.

In Conclusion

As well as those mentioned, there also a number of other specialised printing methods. Each one has its strengths and luckily, in our technologically advancing world, all of them are available for your promotional products. You can be assured that whatever your job is, the most suitable printing method will be chosen to make it the best it can possibly be.

We hope this article answered any questions you had about how branded merchandise is printed. If you have any other questions, comment below or send us an email.

Cost and Value

Cost vs Value: What Do They Mean For Your Promotional Products?

Cost and Value

What is the difference? What do they actually mean? And how do they impact your promotional products?

Cost and value should be carefully considered when deciding on a budget for branded merchandise. They are a valuable tool in a larger marketing strategy, after all. Read on to find how cost and value work together and what they mean for your products.

Cost

Cost is the dollar amount spent on your branded merchandise. It’s the number that you may feel is the most important, but when it comes to investing in your business, is the out-of-pocket amount the only one you consider? Of course not!

Value

The value is what the customer perceives your products to be worth. It is not a dollar figure, but is based on the product’s usefulness, quality and longevity. Value is individually perceived and not easy for companies to track. However, it is possibly the most important factor for promotional products, as we’ll discuss below.

How do they work together?

Promotional products must maintain a careful balance between cost and value to be effective. Your company wears a product’s cost in the hope that your potential customers will see its value, keep it and eventually give you their business. Because value is unique to an individual it is not a direct reflection of a product’s cost. For example, what you spend $20 per unit on may be of little value to the recipient and give little to no return on investment (ROI). Likewise, a product costing you 50 cents may be of great use to the recipient and return upwards of 1000x its outlay in future business.

The ideal ratio is low cost and high value but today’s consumers aren’t so easily bought. We’ve all become so used to being sold to that we’ve learned to tune most advertising out. Anything we receive that even looks like it’s trying to sell to us, is treated with suspicion and its value decreases.

A promotional product’s ‘give-away’ nature

Branded merchandise can also suffer from its ‘give-away’ nature. Because it costs the recipient nothing, a promotional product often has a low perceived value. We know when what we’ve been given has been mass-produced – that feeling takes away the gift’s uniqueness and any sentiment it may be trying to convey. This is why it is key to know your target market and have a focused, strategic aim in your branded merchandise marketing.

Choose promotional products that are not like anything your customers have seen before, are useful and feel like they cost something substantial. This increases their perceived value and will compel the receiver to keep it. The longer your products are used, the more advertising your brand receives.

Cost per impression

Each impression – that is, each time your brand/contact details/logo is seen – increases the chance of someone doing business with you. When your promotional product is in use often, even every day, the impression count sky-rockets. How many times will that bag be picked up by your client, and how many times will it be seen by others? The relatively small cost of a promotional product can therefore be well worth it for the number of times your brand is seen and engaged with.

In conclusion

A promotional product with a low cost to you but a high perceived value to your customer will also be of great value to your business. Well-made, well-placed merchandise has the potential to provide huge ROI in the form of revenue and brand loyalty, making its initial cost well worth it. You just have to get the cost:value ratio right.

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Promotional Product Problems

Promotional Product Problems: 3 Things You Can Do To Stop Your Promo Becoming An “Oh No!”

Promotional Product Problems

At Impact we’ve found that our clients most fear their products will arrive and be nothing like what they envisioned. Thankfully there are steps we, and you, can take along the production journey to minimise the possibility of issues that require a dramatic fix.

As a part of the production process, we supply artwork proofs. These documents come from our factories and give you a visual of what your merchandise will look like with branding, including the size and position of the logo. Our factories sometimes have a disclaimer about the colours or print placement not being consistent to exactness from product to product. These inconsistencies stem from the sheer number of products they are supplying. Their disclaimer covers them for the logo on one item being a few millimetres to the right or left where the logo on the next item is dead centre.

The information you give us is the first step you can take in making sure your promotional products are just right. So having a clear brief is integral. Below are three more things you can do to limit the occurrence of promotional products issues.

Ask for a sample

To further curb the occurrence of larger issues arising, suppliers offer preproduction samples at cost. Samples are invaluable due to the confidence they give that what you will receive is absolutely what you want. A preproduction sample will give you a feel for the size and shape of your product. If the sample arrives and the item is too heavy or a detail is off, adjustments can be made to make the product just right.

A sample will also show how the colours will appear when they’re printed. The product material and the colour of the product can alter the tone of the colours once they’re printed on its surface. To counter this, suppliers print a layer of white first in order to get a truer print and a sample will demonstrate the final result.

Get a sample; for the peace of mind and avoiding buyer’s remorse, it’s worth it.

Know the PMS number

In the branding business we know that the colours of a logo are almost as important as the design itself. Cadbury Purple is not the same as purple, and purple will never be used on a Cadbury product. The way to ensure the correct colours are used on merchandise is to use the specific Pantone colour, identified by a number/letter code. So important are these colours to the big brands that there have been decades-long battles over them and their use (don’t you dare use PMS 2685C for your chocolate bar wrapping, you will regret it).

If the exact colour of your logo is critical, know the PMS number. When it is requested and where printing and production allows, that is the colour that the factories will produce regardless of how it looks on your screen.

Order early

Deadlines can multiply stress immensely. While Impact can meet some extremely tight timeframes, our clients’ stress becomes our own when their deadline looms. To stop a timeframe strangling the possibilities available to you, order early. Know your events calendar and start looking at promotional products three to six months in advance. The options available increase when there is the time to make them and perfect the branding.

Getting in with plenty of time also reduces the worry of products getting lost in transit. Immense pressure is added to all parties involved when the courier has a tight delivery deadline. So to prevent refreshing the courier tracking site every 10 minutes and a possible late arrival, order early.

What if there’s still an issue with the product I ordered?

Mistakes do happen, no one is immune. Even if you’ve done all of the above and we’ve done everything our end, there is still a small chance that something could go wrong at any point in the production chain. If there’s still an issue with the product (it’s faulty, broken, the wrong colour or has wrong parts), there’s no problem that can’t be fixed with some time and effort. Products can be remade, parts re-sent and logos reprinted.

We are passionate about the products we produce and so are just as passionate about getting them right. Our experienced and knowledgeable team are only a call away to answer any questions before, during, and after the production process.

Promotional Products Pricing

What Makes Up the Cost Of Promotional Products? How Pricing Works in Branded Merchandise.

Promotional Products Pricing

Some promotional products can be cheap and nasty, some are cheap and pretty nice. Most often though, they are reasonably priced and quite good quality. A full spectrum of pricing and quality exists in the world of promotional products – if you’re willing to pay more money, you will get a branded product that is beautifully crafted.

It’s important to put away the idea that printing your logo on a promotional product means branding a cheap piece of plastic that will likely be thrown away within 24 hours. Readjusting your perception of what branded merchandise is will also open your eyes to the huge range that exists. We guarantee that there are products out there that you have not even imagined could be used for promotions, and they really are available to you.

The cost of branded merchandise is dependent on the following four factors:

Decoration

There is a myriad of ways that your logo or slogan can appear on promotional products and it depends on the material to be decorated but the main methods are as follows.

Printing:

Almost anything can be printed on and it is the cheapest way of getting your brand on to the product. The simplest way is screen or pad printing where price is determined by the amount of colours to be printed, e.g. a three-colour pad print will cost more than a one-colour. A direct digital print will use a computer to print directly onto the product with full colour, and a sublimated print is where the print impregnates that material. Heat transfers are another option often for complicated or fine print work where the full-colour image is printed onto heat transfer paper, which is then pressed onto the product. Decal and resin-coating are common methods of enhancing print decoration on hard surfaces.

Embroidery:

Think textiles; shirts, hats, bags and jackets. Embroidery is priced by stitch count – the bigger the logo, the higher the stitch count, the higher the price.

Debossing/Embossing:

Debossing and Embossing is pressing the artwork into the product with a stamp to make a raised or recessed image. This decoration type looks great in leather, paper and cork.

Engraving:

Metal and wood items are the most commonly engraved promotional items. The top layer/s of material are removed with lasers or specialised machinery for a high-end feel. This decoration method is generally more expensive than printing because of the specialised equipment and the additional value you receive with a more permanent finish. Fantastic effects can also be made by laser engraving garments.

Etching:

Etched branding happens on glass products and the costs are similar to engraving for the same reasons stated above. Etching scratches the design into the surface of the glass, giving a sleek, lasting finish.

As well as decoration type, the number of positions where the decoration appears will influence price. For example, a mug with your logo printed on the front and back will be slightly more expensive, whereas a shirt with large logos embroidered on the chest, back and sleeves will be significantly more expensive than a shirt with one logo on the chest.

Quantity

Most promotional items are bought in bulk, so factories are used to making high quantities. The more you buy, the less you can expect to pay per unit. While this may not make sense for deluxe items – things that you’d be purchasing small amounts of – the cost of products for trade shows and other events will greatly benefit from a lower unit price per quantity break. It’s helpful to note that the quality of a product does not go down when the quantity goes up.

Shipping

Quality

As stated above, quality varies across manufacturers and you’ll be able to tell by how much you’re being charged. Check out our other pricing article to give you a rough idea of what you should be paying. While there may be cheaper products out there where the quality is just fine, keep in mind that the products you’re buying will be distributed to the people you want to attract to your business. If you’ve only been given cheap products in the past, how have those products affected your perception of the company who gave them to you?

Potential customers will only continue to use the promotional products you give them if they think they have value. Human aversion to waste is a great tool because we hate to throw away something that we think might have cost something substantial. So going above the cheapest possible product will pay off in the longevity of your brand with an individual.

Shipping

How a promotional product gets to its final destination is a large factor in the overall cost. There aren’t that many options and you can’t always choose how it arrives, but it’s good to know why it costs what it does.

Our offshore factories offer air or sea shipping. Air is faster but more expensive, both in general and especially for large quantity orders. The price comes from the materials needed to pack the items, what they weigh and the space they take on the ship or aeroplane. Items coming from overseas will often spend at least a week in customs and have an extra cost associated that goes under the banner of duties and taxes.

Local and national shipping is easier to control as the cheapest or fastest courier can be selected. The deadline of your items may influence who can carry your products to your door, which is why it is always better to be prepared and order well in advance.

When you’re next thinking of promotional products, we hope that this information can help you understand the numbers associated.

Promotional Products Cost

How Much Do Promotional Products Cost?

Promotional Products Cost

As you’d imagine, the scope of promotional products is enormous. This innumerable list of items ranges from the plastic fantastic to the luxury bespoke, so the variance in price is also enormous. Even when items are the same, the way it is decorated or packaged and the way it is shipped will influence the cost. We’ll try to break down the costings for the most common promotional products below. Note that all prices are in AUD.

Swag

These small items are usually purchased in bulk, which drives their cost down. The more you buy, the cheaper they are per unit.

Pens are one of those trickier items because they can be cheap and cheerful in plastic or they can be a high-quality luxury item complete with presentation box. The decoration options on a pen are printed one or more colours, or engraved (if the surface allows). That being said, a plastic pen with a one colour and one position print, will start at $.50, while a top of the line pen in a presentation box can set you back upwards of $100.

Stress balls are simpler to price. The easy sphere stress ball with a one colour print in one position will set you back around $1 per unit. Then, if the ball is not interesting enough, there are a myriad of shapes to squeeze the tension away. These include stars, hearts, trucks, tools, doctors, sheep and many others. Alternative shapes cost about $2.50 per unit.

Drink bottles are a common swag addition that may actually be more expensive than you first thought. Plastic drink bottles with a simple one position print are priced from $3. Metal and glass drink bottles are favourites because of their higher perceived value. These can be etched and engraved as well as printed, upping the unit price to around $12 per unit.

Wearables

There are so many different options for wearables that it is extremely difficult to put a number to them. Below are the most common and what determines their price.

Hat pricing is dependent on the style and quality of the hat. The decoration type (print or embroidery), decoration size (embroidery is priced by the number of stitches e.g. the bigger the logo, the more stitches, the higher the price) and decoration placement (where the logo is positioned and the number of positions) also play a big part. All of these variables combined put a simple promotional hat at around $9 per unit.

The same variables make pricing shirts just as difficult, except the option for logo placement is much greater. Clients also often require multiple logos or artwork on a single shirt. Various sizes and the difference between men’s and women’s shirts can also be a factor. Considering all of these, a one-colour tee-shirt with a multi-colour print in one position is around $10 while a simple, medium quality polo with one embroidered logo in one position is about $15 per unit.

Bigger Products

It can be hard to guess at the price of larger promotional items because while they are big, they’re often bought in higher quantities. Shipping plays a role in pricing large items because the cartons (boxes they’re shipped in) are larger or don’t fit as many products. However, the quality of large items is always the highest contributing factor when pricing these promotional products.

Golf umbrellas are big items. Their quality varies and therefore so does their price, ranging from between $10 to $60. Decoration and manufacturing will also have an impact on what you’ll pay for a branded dry day on the links. Golf umbrellas come in aluminum or fibreglass ribbing, with fibreglass being the more durable. They can be printed on 1, 2, 4 or all 8 of the panels. As per decoration pricing, you’ll pay per colour, or slightly more for a full-colour print.

Trade show and promotional signage is another larger item where the cost can be tricky to guess. It is primarily dependent on the quality of materials that make up the base, stand or fabric of the sign. We’ve all seen low quality examples that have been torn to shreds in the wind, or drooping under their own weight. Indoor pull-up banners can cost you upwards of $180, while smaller feather banners will be under that and wall event banners will be much more.

Boxes for Shipping

Technology

Tech items may be small, but the engineering in them increases their cost. When they’re bought in bulk, the cost goes down but they may still not be as cheap as you’d think. They also range in quality.

USBs can set you back between $5 and $15 depending on the storage capacity and decoration (more colours or engraving will be more expensive than a one-colour print). Impact only supplies A-grade chips so the quality is always guaranteed. USBs are a fun item to customise in terms of shape, and the options there are endless.

Branded portable speakers range incredibly in price due to their variable quality. Basic Bluetooth speakers start at around $10. Higher-end speakers with fabric and wood accents can cost over $100.

Earphones are also variable based on quality. Simple corded earphones will set you back $5 per unit and the promotional, Bluetooth versions are more in the range of $60.

In conclusion…

This is by no means a comprehensive list of the many promotional products out there and their corresponding prices. This is a snapshot of what you may be looking at forking out when you go to order custom, branded merchandise. We hope this is helpful to you as you begin your quest and that it gives you some insight about what goes in to the promotional products you come in contact with.

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