Show of hands: Who loves promo products? We do, we do! Considering that it’s “Promotional Products Work!” Week, we wanted to show businesses how they can actually get promotional products. It starts by selecting the right promo products company.
When your brand is on the line, you can’t just choose any company and hope for the best. You need a promo products provider that’s going to deliver topnotch products and exceptional service every step of the way.
Use this quick checklist to determine if your promotional products company is up to snuff:
- Does the company provide marketing insight?
Many vendors don’t take the time to understand your ultimate business goals—they sell you the promo items and they’re done. That’s not the way to do it. ePromos has worked with thousands of clients, big and small, and in all kinds of industries and markets. We get what works. It’s important that your promo products provider understands your objectives and has the experience to find the best promotional products to achieve them.
- Do they do more than just sell?
Many promo products companies are one-person shops. No art team. No production department. That means that while they can provide the products, it ends there. They don’t have the resources to ensure your finished items look as great as they could, and that they arrive when you need them. Here at ePromos, for example, we have an in-house art department, plus you get personal attention from a Brand Consultant.
- How well do they really know promotional products?
The people at topnotch promo products firms have actually held the physical products, and they know their qualities. This matters because you can’t really tell the quality of a product from an online picture. You need someone who knows the products inside and out, and someone who also knows the factories that manufacture the items. This saves you cash in the long run because they can find an item that ships closer to you or a factory that can produce the item quicker.
No matter how many items you’re purchasing, you want to know you’re getting the best from your promo products provider. Start by asking these questions and you’ll see: Not all companies are the same when it comes to service, quality and reliability.
So, now you know what to look for. Have more questions? Our Brand Consultants are always standing by to assist. Give us a call—we’d love to work with you. And, hey, happy “Promotional Products Work!” Week!