How to Hit a Home Run With Your Promotional Giveaways
Baseball season has begun and millions of fans are sitting in the stands, eating peanuts and cracker jacks, drinking beer, and cheering for their favorite team to hit a few home runs. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Well, here are a few ways you can hit a home run, too – while ordering promotional products!
It’s overwhelming when you have promotions to plan and giveaways to choose by a certain deadline, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Follow these 3 tips if you want to know how to make your promo products experience as memorable and effortless as possible.
1. Allow Enough Time
In baseball, if a player is going to steal a base, they aren’t going to wait until the ball has reached home plate to start running, as this most likely will result in an out.
The same rule applies when ordering promotional products; you can’t wait until your event is a few days away to start the ordering process. It’s very important that you allow yourself adequate time to order promotional products. The more time you have before your event, the more products you’ll have to choose from and the less you’ll have to spend on shipping.
Many promo items are available on a rush production or rush shipping option, but they come at a higher price and may need to be shipped overnight, which also costs you more money! The best way to ensure you’ll hit a home run with your promotion is to get a head start and order your promotional products early.
2. Choose the Right Item for Your Market
Choosing the right item for your target market is a crucial, but often overlooked, factor when ordering promotional products. You aren’t going to see a beer vendor selling Bud Light in the stands where a bunch of third graders are on a field trip, so don’t put your logo on beach balls and send them to your customers in Alaska!
Select products that are right for your audience. If you’re promoting to a school, order pencils, erasers, stress balls, and other school supply promotional items. If you’re advertising to health-conscious customers give them pedometers, water bottles, or a dumbbell stress reliever. There are thousands of promotional products to choose from, and your sales rep would be happy to help you choose the right one!
3. Perfect Your Communication
Communication on a baseball field is VERY important, just as it is when ordering promotional products.
When players in the field don’t communicate, you see them colliding into each other as they both go to catch the same ball, and more often than not, neither one ends up catching it. Players are also communicating with their base coaches constantly. When a base coach is giving you the go to run, you run! As you can see, good communication is a key factor in a baseball game.
Good communication is also key when ordering promotional products. As a customer, it is important that you clearly communicate what you’re looking for to your sales rep. It is important that both the customer and the sales rep have a good flow of communication throughout the ordering process. This will help eliminate any of those outfield collisions as you both try to catch the ball.
Find your favorite promotional product on qualitylogoproducts.com, talk to a sales rep, and follow these steps and you’ll be on the way to hitting a home run with your next promotion!
Can you think of any other similarities between America’s favorite pastime and the promo products ordering process? How do you avoid striking out with your giveaways?
Outgoing and always bubbly, Lauren's interests are as varied as her extensive wardrobe. She enjoys shopping, Starbucks, shopping, watching her favorite TV shows, going out with friends, reading, and shopping. Her love of Kraft Mac & Cheese knows no bounds, and the same goes for her love of vacationing. Lauren is often making up her own words to use in daily conversations at QLP, but her main responsibility is vendor relations (or as she will say, vendor relating).