"Oh, $@*%! I forgot to order the promo stuff!"
Ever been in those shoes? It’s OK… Most people have at one time or another. And if you haven’t been there yet, this might help when it does happen to you.
As much as those of us in the promotional products business would like to believe that our goods are always top-of-mind with marketers, the truth is that sometimes these valuable items are forgotten until the last minute.
Unfortunately, many items take a couple of weeks to produce. The good news is that there is a wide selection of items that can be turned-around in 1-2 days. Not just one or two items, but a broad enough selection to create a complete campaign almost instantly!
All of the items in the photo above were shipped within 48 hours of the order being placed. How’s that for FAST?
Learn how you can help speed up the process of producing exceptional promotional goods!
- Tell us your budget and objectives up front – Often times, clients call and say, “I need pens fast!” Or, “What can you have in my hands by Friday?!” If, instead, you say, “I have a $500 and I need 150 promo items for this project by Friday. What do you suggest?” Our experienced pros are happy to use their imaginations to find the BEST branded products for you.
- Supply us with great artwork – Promotional companies are happy to use whatever design you like… Please just make sure it is vector-based, all the fonts are converted to curves and the details are spelled out. This is often times where the biggest hang-ups occur.
- Shipping Addresses – Check and double-check to make sure the shipping address is correct. On a RUSH job, we usually have the items shipped direct instead of having them come here for us to quality check. After everyone has worked hard to get the items produced and out the door on time, the last thing you want is for them to go to the wrong address.
As a nationally recognized premier promotional products company, we love it when our clients bring us in at the beginning of a campaign to offer our marketing strategy know-how. However, we completely understand how things can slip through the cracks and these product requests can come in at the last minute.
No sweat. We’ve got you covered.
And, working together, we can still knock it out of the park!
Posted on Fri, May 20, 2011