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Promotional Product Trade Secrets EXPOSED!

Beat the Promotional Products Industry at their own Game

We let you in on a few secrets about the promotional products industry.


It’s about time you learned how to buy your promotional products smarter and for far less money. What we are about to reveal here will forever change how you look at buying your promotional swag!

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Secret #1

Promotional products sold to you from your local distributor usually go through at least 3 to 4 different “hands” each time increasing their actual cost by 30-50%.

These steps are:

  1. Factory: Let’s face it, pretty much everything is made in China. Having owned factories in China, I can tell you that each product has between a 25-45% profit after costs of materials and overhead.
  2. Trading Company: 80-90% of all promotional swag does not come from the actual factory but from a uniquely Chinese concoction called a trading company. Trading companies do not make anything but instead source from factories the various products. They then logo them, market them and have a team of salespeople who sell to anyone in the west (USA or Europe) willing to buy. They also add and additional 25-35% to the price.
  3. Promotional Product Suppliers: These are generally US or EU based warehouses who may import in bulk promotional products that they buy from the trading companies. The suppliers buy in large quantities and often logo the product domestically. The largest of this type of supplier is Leeds who is worth several billion dollars in annual sales.They sell exclusively to the next one on the food chain.
  4. Promotional Product Distributors: These are your local-based promotional products guys/gals. They will sell you anything from “soup to nuts”. They will come to your office to drop off a box of pens or leave behind countless catalogs. They will phone you often and will always ask you about “your next marketing initiative?” They buy from the promotional product suppliers primarily for 2 reasons. Firstly, The suppliers will give them payment terms allowing them to pay 30-45 days after they deliver the product and secondly because the suppliers will sell them very small orders like a half-dozen T-shirts or a dozen golf balls. promotional product distributors add 40-100% to the price they pay from the supplier.
coded promotional product prices

coded promotional product prices

 

Secret #2

What is ASI or PPAI and why this concept is now outdated?

ASI and to a lesser degree PPAI are organizations that represent both supplier and distributor. In the pre-internet world they rigidly governed who could buy and sell promotional products, what prices the distributor could sell the products for and in general kept the free market out of the promotional product game. It worked well for a long, long time.

The Internet Changed Everything.

Pre-internet everything in the promotional products business was done in catalogs. They were released once maybe twice a year in January just before the main trade show and often a fall (September) supplement. These catalogs printed and provided by the suppliers (hundreds of millions printed each year) free of charge to the distributors. In these catalogs and still on the supplier sites you will find pricing that often has letters such as “C” or “A” next to them. This is called coded pricing. It is the price that suppliers want the distributor to sell to you for.

Secret #3

Coded Pricing: In my opinion……ASI coded pricing (aka Suggested Retail Price) is and should be a relic of the past.

What is it? Coded pricing is the suggested retail pricing of promotional products. It is always shown as a letter designation. Usually a “C” or an “A” but what does this mean?

Each letter lets the distrubutor know what to sell the promo product for. The letter also tells them what their profit is!

For instance a promo product with the letter “A” as the suggested price (usually seen on the sites, flyers or in catalogs) means the suggested retail price is DOUBLE the cost that the distributor pays for it from the supplier.

A common letter designation of a “C” or “A” means that the price you pay is 66% more than what the distributor pays the supplier.

In my opinion… These are good folk to know for “pens and mugs with your logo on them”. They really, really know their stuff about pens, mugs, magnets etc.

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promotional product prices

How You Can Beat The System!

First off, we suggest you fire your local swag merchant. Then read this great blog post on how to save money on swagclick to read

The basic suggestion we can offer you is that in the age of the internet you need search for a better solution on how to spend your marketing budget. Blindly doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

” Asking your logo promo guy to suggest something cool for your logo is like blindly doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, it’s the definition of insanity!”

 

The Demographics.

Most local promotional sellers are stuck in the past while at the same time their clients (end users) are increasingly becoming younger. ASI states in a recent press release that the average Distributors age is 58 while the end-user (that would be you) is and average age of 35!

Now, we have nothing against 58 year olds but we also think that we would not get the best results if we were to ask the average 58 year old what is trending on social media and what would be cool for our logo. The Demographics don’t lie!

“Some Distributors get kickbacks from the Suppliers, Why would YOU pay for this ?”

The other problem with the Promo Industry is that some of the Distributors get kickbacks from the Suppliers on some of their orders for the basic (aka as boring) ideas. In fact there are several promo Suppliers currently facing price fixing legislation. Read more…

The reason this matters to you is simple…if you think your Distributor is giving you the best advice as to what works best for your logo, brand and corporate image it may not be advice that is truly honest!

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Trade Show 8. What we do differently.

Trade Show 8 is owned and run only by promotional product specialists. We only source and sell trending Swag! We don’t sell leaky pens and crappy coffee mugs. Everything we sell is trending on sites like Kickstarter, ETSY, Indigogo or on Social Media. 

Factory Direct: Today, smaller orders and faster delivery allow us to sell swag factory direct from the source. Our overseas factories provide us amazing delivery and outstanding prices on the coolest promotional swag.

Safe and Secure: We accept all major credit cards and offer a 100% money back guarantee on all of our products.

Fast and Friendly: We offer delivery in as little as a week on most orders and will ship for FREE anywhere in North America or Europe. We also provide live real time customer support. Simply call us at 1-888-908-6932 or email [email protected] 

 

Best Selling Trade Show and Promo Swag Ideas!

Below are just a few of our best selling promotional products designed for your business or event logo. “Get Your Logo On It For Less!”

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Top 10 promotional products and swag 2019

Top 10 Promotional Products 2019.

Top 10 Promotional Products 2019

In 2019 there is a seismic shift in the promotional product world away from tech and leaning more towards “old school ideas” and “new school weirdness”.

As a purveyor of all things odd and interesting we can see the stats on search and hits on our sites that show “what is hot and what is not”. What is HOT and definitely trending is the search for non-tech ideas. Inquiries for flash drives, power banks and such are way down while the search for things like Jenga, board games, pop sockets and such are way up.

Tradeshow8 is the leader in the promotional swag industry in the offering to our clients of the most unique and unusual swag there is. Who knew?

So…..Without further adieu (Fancy French word for “let’s get on with it”)

Here are 2019’s top new ideas for your logo. Call Sloan at 1-888-908-6932 0r email her at [email protected]

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Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

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Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

Tradeshow 8.com Unique unusual promotional products

Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

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Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

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Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

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Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

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Get your logo on unique and unusual promotional products. Tradeshow 8 specializes in unique, creative and unusual promotional swag.

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New Promotional Products 2019

New Promotional Products 2019

The world of self-promotion in the business marketing field depends on doing 2 things really well. They are…

Catching Your Targets Attention.

In the world of TV advertising they refer to this as “eyeballs”. How many “eyeballs” are on the advertisement or product.

If you are like me, I love TV ads that are unique and unusual. Ads that are definitely not boring. The days of “features and benefits” in advertising are over and done with. Todays most effective ads depict lifestyle or humor.

Being Cost-Effective.

Advertising and brand marketing is all about ROI. Return on investment is all about having a cost for the campaign that produces a short-term profit that exceeds the cost of the campaign and a long-term benefit to the brand.

Simply put, the cost of the campaign must produce enough new sales, customers, traffic or “aha moments” that you can reasonably measure.

How To Catch Someones Attention.

Simply put “Get A Little Weird!” If you are looking for effective promotional swag the best way to get more “eyeballs” on your logo or brand is to put your logo on something different, unusual, unique, creative or just plain old weird. Trust me when I say this. Weird Works Well!

How To Be Cost-Effective. 

Simply put, buy from us. We provide factory-direct promotional products, cut out the middleman and are definitely on the leading-edge of weird!

Call Sloan at 1-888-908-6932 or email for info [email protected]

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Tariffs on Promotional Products. How will it affect you and your business.

Promotional Product Tariffs

Tariffs on Promotional Products. How will it affect you and your business.

As of today, President Trump has ratcheted up the trade war with China. Love it or hate it there are real world consequences for you if you are a business marketer who uses promotional products.

As a supplier to the professional marketer we have a front row as to what wil happen. I think it’s important to get you looped in on this as it will affect business.

First off, what is a Tariff?

Tariff is a TAX on American businesses and consumers on goods imported in from China. It is not a TAX on China, China does NOT pay the tariff, we/you do.

Purpose of a Tariff?

The stated purpose of a tariff is to make it so expensive to import goods from China that the demand and the COST for American made goodsbecomes less expensive than the cost paid for Chinese goods plus the tariff.

This all sounds good but there are some real problems with this idea. Here are a few points to consider.

We don’t make this stuff here!

The U.S.A. is currently having the BEST economy in it’s history. Think of that.
The BEST economy in it’s history!

In 2019 with it’s best economy of all-time underway a quick look at the overall domestic manufacturing sector here shows very few tech hardware companies operating (ear buds, power banks, flash drives, BT speakers etc) , there is also very few garment companies still in existence ( hats, T’s, Sweats etc) and virtually no significant plastic injection companies ( think pop sockets, water bottles, lanyards etc).

It is safe to say that 90% of what you sell will go up in price by 25%!

We will not ever make this stuff here again!

Employment in the USA is also at an all time low. Basically anyone who wants a job can have a job. As an employer getting people to work for low wages is nearly impossible, to keep them for any length of time absolutely unlikely!

The people who make this stuff in China are LOW or Minimum Wage earners!

The jobs that we are trying to take away from China are not jobs American’s want. Jobs in the Chinese manufacturing sector are the McDonald’s jobs of their culture. It is often their first job away from their home town and its a job where they stay for a year, make some money and get some skills and move on.

We own part of 3 of these factories in China and I can tell you its hard to find people to work for low wages in China. The wages required to keep the cost of the made in China product low in price for American consumers is less than 1/3 of what you would need to pay a similar person/position here in the USA.

If we were to make these products here in the USA the average wholesale cost of a promotional product will have to rise 245% to meet USA wage demands.

One solution, allow in lots of immigrants in from the southern border to work super cheap?

Given the current climate in Washington that’s not going to happen nor do I personally think its the right thing to do.

Washington could incentivize American Industry with Tax Breaks to make Pop Sockets (and other swag) here.

Another option would be for Washington to take the billions from the Tariff/Tax and give it to fledgling plastic injection molders here (and other manufacturers) and SUBSIDIZE them to get up and running/offset wages etc. That is unlikely to happen.

What can we do?

I am not a political animal so I cannot go about yelling and screaming at the screen in front of me. It will do no good. You can however contact your congressman or Senator or email the office of the Trade Representative (not sure what good it will do?). Attention: United States Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer [email protected]

Can you get around the Tariffs?

You probably can’t, but we can!

As a direct importer we hate having to charge our customer a TAX that does not benefit you in any way. So we have come up with a creative solution that allows us to bring your promotional products in from China without any tariffs or duties being charged to you.

Does this interest you? It should!

Contact us [email protected]

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How To Import Promotional Products

Tips on Importing Promotional Products

Looking to import your promotional products direct from China?

Here are the best inside tips on how to import your businesses promotional products direct from China and save money.

China, the middle kingdom is where virtually all of the world’s promotional products are made. We have been importing promotional swag direct from the factory to our clients for over 20 years.

We thought that it was about time to reveal the insider details about how to import these products direct from the factory bypassing the supplier middleman. Beat the supplier at their own game.

Insider Info

Product Sourcing: Firstly you need to find the product you want to supply to your client. This can involve you going to the Mega Show in Hong Kong in either October or April and walk the show to find a supplier who will both ship smaller quantities and logo them for you. We have done this many times.

Alternatively you can go on Alibaba and make an inquiry there. Alibaba is China’s largest online source for all goods. Alibaba web site.

Once you have made a sourcing inquiry the tough parts come fast and furious.

Communication

Language and Communication Barriers. Part of the challenge in doing both of these sourcing forays is communication. Firstly, China starts work at about 8PM EST each day and ends at about 5AM EST. So talking to them on the phone is always a time challenge plus you probably don’t speak Mandarin? We do.

Meeting their Minimums. After doing this for 20 years one of the biggest challenges we have identified is meeting the factory’s minimum order size. Generally the factory will have an MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) that will exceed your needs. The way to get around this is to promise you will do more orders in the future and then actually do more orders in the future. One of our toughest challenges has been getting the factories to reduce their MOQ to us so we can start doing business. It is an enormous challenge.

Got the Product. Now What?

Assuming you have gotten the factory to agree to a lower MOQ and arranged for your logo to be done, you approved the virtual proofs etc. You are now ready to ship these logo’d products to your destination stateside (or anywhere else in the world).

Shipping

All goods are usually quoted EXW (ex factory or ex works means the price quoted is at the factory door, you need to pay and arrange for it from that point). This basically means you will need to arrange freight to your door from theirs.

Air or Ocean Freight. Choosing which service is better is always a bit of a gamble and a lot of factors come into play.

What’s your in hands date? Basic rule of thumb, if you have 4 months go ocean, less time go air.

Which is more expensive? Air is almost always but not always more expensive. If your products are small/compact shipping by air can actually be less than consolidated ocean freight.

Which Carrier to use? Personally I like using FedEx but DHL and UPS are both great carriers. If you’re wishing to use FedEx use their FTN service.

The Border

HS Codes? HS Codes are the international code system designed to match your product (ie what is it?) to the import codes of the country you are shipping to. For instance the HS Code for your stainless steel water bottle is HS 7219. The current trade tariffs in each country vary widely from 0% for Canada to 25% for the USA.

Tariffs. Tariffs are the percentage charged for a particular product (HS CODE) to enter a country. They can also be called duties. The Tariffsand Duties are supposed to protect the USA (or other countires) domestic manufacturer of these or similar products. However, they are better described as a TAX. They may protect the domestic manufacturer but more often they simply are a TAX for the import countries government.

The price of your goods plus the Tarriff rate plus the cost of shipping and the cost of brokerage determine your final price.

Customs and Brokerage. C and B is basically the work done on this side of the ocean. A broker is the person or company on this side of the ocean who puts all of your paperwork together and runs it through US Customs. You can of course do this yourself and save the brokerage fee.

EIN. Your EIN ( Business or Enterprise Identity Number) is now required on all incoming product orders. This number must match the number of the final destination. For instance if you are having the factory drop ship to your clients location you will need to provide Customs and the broker the EIN of the destination (ie your clients EIN, not yours).

Final Delivery. Assuming you have gotten the goods through Customs then you can arrange a ground freight carrier (of which there are hundreds) to pick up at the brokers warehouse and truck to your final destination.

Quality Control

Then comes the big reveal. Opening the boxes and crates of your product from China. Make sure your fingers are crossed and that the widgets you ordered are the widgets that were shipped to you. Hopefully they are. : )

Or you could consider the following.

Tradeshow8 is your 1 stop shop (they still haven’t come up with a catchier phrase) and we make it all very very simple.

  1. Email us a picture of what you want and tell us how many you want? Email Sloan
  2. Wait 24 hours for an answer.

Now…Isn’t that a whole lot easier?

Destination Management

Trade Show 8. The Destination Management Solutions Provider.

Trade Show 8 specializes in working directly with DMC’s from around the globe in providing them factory direct solutions for their promotional products and special needs. We deliver direct from the factory, logo’d products and special needs to DM events in over 100 countries.

In the 20 years we have been in business we have worked with dozens of DMC’s on major projects. Our Destination Management product solutions have shipped direct to event locales from Miami to Montenegro, Norway to Patagonia.

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trade show 8 destination management supply service

What is Trade Show 8?

TS8 is a US Based company that owns or has investments in over 10 factories in China. These factories produce over 1000 different trade show and event logo’d promotional products.

We also employ 4 full time sourcing experts. These “Sourcing Sorcerers” work for us to find just about anything.

Over the years we have sourced everything from scale model basketball courts for NBA team season ticket holders, customized tire pressure gages for the Paris- Dakar road rally, a fully custom built tent compound shipped to Dubai to 100’s of other stops and product ideas in between these.

Our corporate logo business has worked directly with The Oscars, Tiffany Jewelers, Facebook, Google and other marquis clients. Reference available upon request.

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How We Work?

We make it really simple. Call us at 1-888-908-6932 or email [email protected]. That’s the first step.

The Process is Simple.

Tell us what you need or even pitch us a request for an idea with your clients event logo on it. Within about 3 minutes we can tell you if your request is in our wheelhouse. If it is in our wheelhouse (and it usually is) we will source it and provide you an all-inclusive price delivered to your event anywhere on the planet.

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Logo’d Swag.

We specialize in identifying trends on social media and supplying these products with your event logo on it, delivered direct to the locale.  View our best sellers. Click to read…

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Special Needs?

What are Special Needs? This is basically a catchall category that encompasses our ability to source and deliver just about anything and deliver it anywhere. Need a custom tent, basketballs and hoops with a logo on it, a custom made dance floor, dye sublimated t shirts, custom 3 D flash drives with your clients info preloaded! You name it, chances are we can find it and deliver it.

“We source just about anything and deliver it just about anywhere!”

Our Strategic Advantages.

We cut out the middleman. Simply put you are paying too much in this day and age if you are not going factory direct and using a specialized service such as Trade Show 8.

We are experts in our field. Just like you are an expert in Destination Management we are experts at what we do. We thrive on challenges and logistics. It’s what we love to do.

Next Step.

Call us at 1-888-908-6932 or email [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Factory Direct Promotional Products

If you are NOT importing your promotional products direct from the source factory you are spending too much!

In 2019 if you are not importing direct from the factory at least some of your promotional products, you are spending way too much money for the same thing. Why would you do this?

Importing from China and using a service like ours has never been easier, if you know what you’re doing!

The current import environment can be quite frightening when you consider the ongoing trade war. EIN requirements, tariffs, duties, HS codes. All pretty daunting for a business marketer to consider importing direct from China.

On the other hand, importing has never been easier. Lower minimum quantities, greater selection, awesome prices and fast, fast, fast delivery.

In our last 10 years of factory direct dealings with China we have seen minimum orders drop dramatically and delivery times speed up exponentially. We source orders of swag in quantities as low as 100 pieces and deliver in as little as 1 week.

Here’s the Elevator Pitch!

Don’t think your order is big enough to consider getting it delivered direct from the factory? Think again!

Need it fast? Do you have 2-3 weeks before the event? Call us?

Nervous? Don’t be, we are a USA based company that guarantees fast delivery and 100% satisfaction or you don’t pay one single dime!

What’s The Next Step?

Simple. Send us an image of what you are looking for, how many you are looking for and when you need them by. In 24 hours or less we will have you a price and a proof!

Trade Show 8 Email [email protected] 1-888-908-6932

Case Study 1

The regional T Mobile office called us looking for 250 T shirts for an event.

When speaking with the marketing person at T Mobile they told us they were having problems sourcing their stand up signs.

It seems that T-Mobiles current domestic supplier for the folding signs had raised prices by 20% and was taking way too long to respond.

We asked if he could help. Simple!

We asked Tom (the contact at the T Mobile office) to take some pictures of the original sign and send them to us. Once we got the pictures we sent them to our partners in China.

Within 48 hours we had 2 solutions for Tom. 2 weeks later we had him a prototype. A week after that Tom called us asking if we wanted to quote on a national roll out.

We quoted Tom. Long story short, a month later Tom sent us an order for 2000 folding signs for T Mobile. We sourced, produced and then drop shipped them to all 50 states.

WE LOVE TOM!

Case Study 2

Our client, Sally from Carlsberg Brewery called us to inquire about a “small order of 500 hats”. (We think every order is huge..as we like to say “it takes many pebbles to make a beach!”).

Sally said to us that she thought this order was too small to go factory direct and suggested she should just get them locally.

“Hold on Sally!, let’s see what we can do for you!”

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import direct basball caps and hats

In 20 minutes we had a factory direct price for Sally that saved her about $2 each off of what the local promotional products distributor was going to charge.

BE A BUSINESS MARKETER LIKE SALLY!

Trade Show 8 Email [email protected] 1-888-908-6932

Case Study 3

Dick runs the marketing for a small company. Dick’s boss said to Dick. “We need 250 flash drives with free preloads of our catalog to give away at the next trade show”.

Dick did exactly as he has always done and phoned his friend Todd at the local promotional products place. Dick told Todd he had 2 weeks and needed a good price.

Todd went to a supplier who held inventory in the States. The Supplier who had already marked up the product by 50% sold it to Todd who marked it up 40% who then sold it to Dick.

Dick paid almost $14 for a flash drive. About $9 more than he should have. Dick’s boss was furious.

The Moral of this Story? No One Wants To Be A DICK!

Trade Show 8 Email [email protected] 1-888-908-6932

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Swag or Promotional Product

Swag or Promotional Product

Swag or Promotional Product?

Which word is correct in 2019 to best describe the stuff we get at trade shows?

Is it Swag or a Promotional Product?

The answer you choose may be more telling than you think.

What’s in a Word?

Let’s consider the world of the car.

The car industry is barely 100 years old and the names used for the car has gone through several iterations including horseless carriage, automobile, auto and now the car. See over 100 other names used for cars. Read more…

In 2019 as far as I can see none of the major car manufacturers are still referring to their product as the latest in horseless carriage technology.

The car industry has adapted their marketing to meet the lingo of their clients (btw lingo is an out of date word) shouldn’t your swag seller?

What is a Target Market

The automotive marketer identified their buyers are wanting the vehicle (another word for the car) to be called a car!

In the Swag market (aka promotional products, aka ad specialty) many older resellers seem hell-bent on trying to correct the buyers to stop calling it SWAG and call it Promotional Products.

Get Over it!

According to ASI (The promotional swag for profit association ) the average age of their end user (that would be you) is about 35 years-olds while the average distributor (the local swag seller) age is 58. See Secrets Exposed…read more 

This makes sense as most swag buyers at corporations are professional business marketers who have grown up on the internet and do not have anywhere near the loyalty to “the distributor we have always used” mentality.

They are far more likely to go online and search around looking for ideas they like than to simply buy what the local reseller tells them they should do.

Cheap Promotional Products

Cheap Promotional Products

What search term do millennials when looking for promotional products?

The search term they use the most is SWAG.

So…. is it SWAG or a Promotional Product?

That’s up to you to do whatever you feel is right but I know that if I was selling cars I wouldn’t call them horseless carriages? Just saying?

Some of our trending SWAG is shown below!

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The Pop Up Sockets are a phone grip, iPad stand, earbud organizer, gaming tool, hands-free video stand and much more. They are ideal for your next trade show, fundraiser, or any everyday giveaway.

The Pop Up Sockets are designed with a patented 3M washable reusable adhesive. This allows the user to reposition the phone stand on their phone or phone case.

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Frequently Asked Questions!

Can You Remove and Clean Your Pop?

To reposition your Pop Up Socket gently pull off your pop from the phone or the case. Then gently run the adhesive base of the Pop Up Socket under cold water for 3 seconds.

The Pop Up Socket phone stand is fairly small and the 3M adhesive is very sticky. You won’t need a lot of water to clean it and help it restick.

Let the pop up socket dry for around 10 minutes and then reattach. Too much water could make the drying time last past the 15 minute limit and ruin its stickiness.

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Will the Pop Up Socket Stick to a Phone Case?

Yes this Pop Up Socket will stick to any case even a bumpy case. While Pop Up Sockets do not stick to all devices and cases — especially those made of silicone or with a waterproofing coating — they do stick to most typical devices and cases.

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How To Use a POP Up Socket Phone Stand?

Using a Pop Up Socket as a stand works better when there are two of them attached to your phone or tablet (especially the latter), but a single one works too. With one Pop Up Socket, just pop it out twice and lean your device in landscape orientation.

Earphone management system: You can wrap your earphones/ earbuds around your Pop Up Sockets to keep them in one place and tangle-free.

Grips for larger devices: Pop Up Sockets make holding large devices such as tablets and e-readers easy, comfortable and secure. You can also use them for smaller devices such as GoPros.

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What’s the Price?

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Delivery Time?

Every order of POP UP SOCKETS takes between 7-10 days from approval of your logo proof to delivery into your hands.

All orders come FedEx and can be shipped anywhere in North America or Europe and include FREE SHPPING.

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Money Saving Tips on Promotional Products

How to Save Money When Buying Promotional Products.

In 2019 saving money on your trade show or b2b promotional swag is easier than ever.

The world of promotional products (aka swag) is both changing and stuck in the 1980’s. If you are small to medium sized business owner looking to save money on your marketing budget and to increase your ROI on promotional products this short post is a good place to start.

The Promotional Products Industry is Stuck in the 1980’s.

Believe it or not, according to ASI, the promotional products industry experts, they recently stated that ” a full 48% of all promotional product distributors were nearing retirement having started their career in the 1980’s.

ASI also stated in the same article that the current buyer of promotional products average age is 36. Their is huge disconnect going on between the buyer group and seller group.

ASI is obviously worried that their business model is under attack by the internet much like many other old-school business models such as newspapers, radio, traditional TV etc.

What is the ASI promotional products business model?  Click Here. 

The New Age of Buying Promotional Products.

In 2019 if you are still buying your promotional products (aka SWAG) from your local distributor you are paying way too much and probably not getting the best in trending swag.

In 2019 there are a number of ways a end user for promotional products can save up to 60% on the trade show and b2b promotional product giveaways. Here are a few ideas and some insider information.

Alibaba

For those who do not know what Alibaba is imagine E BAY and Amazon combined and then doubled in size. Alibaba is the portal to Chinese products where you can find virtually anything both with a logo and without. For the adventurous buyer this is a great place to start.

The downsides for most USA customers on Alibaba is as follows:

You’re too small to matter: Unless you are a regular importer and spend significant money with China your inquiry (and perhaps your money) may get lost.

The Supplier is a Scammer: A few years ago Alibaba CEO Elvis Lee ( I cannot make this stuff up) ran a scam on Alibaba. Read the NY Times article.  

English in not the Suppliers first language: Now before anyone calls us racist etc understand we speak both languages (English and Mandarin) and understand how difficult it is to understand what one side wants when only 1 language is spoken.

Hybrid Factory Direct

For those who want the price advantage of a factory direct price and solution there are a small handful of USA based promotional products suppliers who have English speaking US based customer service, US banking and the safety of ordering factory direct from the safety of an American business.

These Hybrid Factory Direct suppliers are most often niche-specific, they specialize in a specific area of the market.

The advantages of HFD is simple.

They have the best price on their specialty: Almost without fail I have found that HFD suppliers are on pont when it comes to price and style. Their buyers grind out great prices and know which styles are trending.

They depend on you, not the other way around: HFD supplers do what they do best because they respond quickly and accurately. Simple.

Credit card payment vs bank transfer to China: This is a no brainer, China direct requres wire transfer upon placement of the order and HFD will take your credit card. Credit care payment is super safe. Read more.

Who are the best Hybrid Factory Direct Suppliers.

The following are just a few of the best at this. For more info call us at 1-888-908-6932 or email [email protected] 

Trade Show 8: Trade show 8 specializes in Geek Swag. POPZ phone stands, Folding Laptop stands and More are their specialty. Click to see. 

Flash Bay: Flash Bay is the source for flash drives and memory tech. Click to see. 

Cheap Bulk Swag: CBS specializes in patent free knock offs of items at retail that can have your logo on them. Things like inexpensive Popsockets. Click to see. 

Promo Crunch: PC is very specialized in designing and delivering custom shaped USB’s and Power Banks. Click to see. 

What are the Top Trending Ideas for your logo in 2019!

Below are just a few of the best sellers you will find at Tradeshow8. View All. 

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