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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?

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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.

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Promotional products are oftem maligned as being cheap and trashy however promotional products (aka swag) plays an important part in the business world’s overall marketing strategy.

Clocking in at 27 Billion US dollars per year the promotional product business is no slouch in the advertising game.

In fact, promotional swag occupies a critical link in the marketing paradign of business from the smallest mom and pop to the largest international conglomerates.

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What is Swag?

Swag is basically any product that has the clients logo on it. This logo’d product is then usually given away to customers and potential customers in an effort to make “impressions on the client of their logo”.

It take 7 impressions to make an impression.

There is an adage in the marketing world that “it takes 7 impression to make an impression!” In short this means that your eyeballs need to see your logo 7 times or more to have it imprinted in their mind.

There is a certain Pavlovian response about branding and response. The big brands do this religouly while smaller brands with a “loosely defined” brand indentity do it less rigidly. This needs to change if you own or market a business and want to succeed.

All brands need to imprint on their customers and their potential customers if the want to survive. The imprinting of their brand makes the customer/potential customer think of them before they think of someone else or some other brand. It is that simple.

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The role of Swag.

Swag’s role is simple. It is to give the buyer something inexpensive, that can have their logo on it that the recipient will look at at least 7 times , getting the much vaunted 7 impression to make 1 impression logic.

In the past the best things were items such as pens and paper products. These “evergreen products” are now on the way out of favor due to issues such a new digital lifestyle etc.

What is now hot in promo are products found to be trending at retail and found on sites like Kickstarter.

These new products may seem less functional than in the past promotional product ideas but that is because we do not all think like the new millenial mindset.

The first real product to take the swag world by storm in this new way was the fidget spinner. We sold millions of logo’d fidget spinners over the course of about 9 months and our customers were ecstatic. We were able to give them a treending product with their logo on it that EVERYONE wanted. The 7 imprint/1 impression idea was firmly made.

Fidget Spinners are now dead!

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So what is trending now?

Your smartphone is the next battleground for your eyeballs. Popsockets, Nuckees and a whole array of other stands, grips and non-digital phone accessories are hot.

Here are a few ideas……

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Here’s 3 ideas under 2 Bucks that will make it work.

Tradeshows are a great way to up your brand game but you need a way to engage the customer and to keep your brand front and foremost in their minds.

Its easy to get people to come to your booth if you’re giving away something expensive. For instance if you gave everyone at your booth a leather jacket with your logo on it you would have a line up around the block. You’d also go broke.

So the trick to getting people to come to your booth and to leave your booth with something they remember you by is to give them something with your logo on it that is cheap and cheerful, fun and fabulous, inexpensive and interesting.

Here are 3 great ideas under 2 bucks.

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Silicone Phone Wallets

Keeping on with the theme that your customers smart phone is a great way to get your logo out there how about the Phone Wallet. 500 units is $1.48 each.

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Key Smarter

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Promotional products are one of the most effective marketing tools and ways to promote your brand and Mountain Dew has taken the plunge with their promotional POP sockets.

Trade show marketing is one of American businesses most effective and popular ways to promote and market a companies brand. Relatively inexpensive and totally guerilla the trade show swag giveaway, if executed properly will give marketers and advertisers the biggest ROI on the marketing budget.

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What Do Bulk Pop Sockets Cost?

Bulk Pop sockets come direct from our factory in the far east and are shipped direct to the customers in the USA or Europe. These off brand Pop sockets are sourced from the same factory as the original pop socket and come with white label packaging that can also be branded with your companies logo or advertisement. Please note package branding may require a higher MOQ.

The cost of the wholesale imprinted pop sockets phone grip includes freight to one stateside or EU address and all duties and costs. It also includes your logo in glorious 4 color digital imprint. To visit the product page click here. 

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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.

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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.

 

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