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QLP’s New Search Function is Better, Faster, Stronger, and Easier!

Hey, folks! Remember that shiny new website I mentioned last week? Well, today I’m here to tell you all about one of its features: our new and improved search engine!

You already knew that we have the largest collection of promo products anywhere online, but now we’ve paired our massive collection of products with the most accurate, fastest, and user-friendly search engine to make it easier than ever to find any promo item imaginable!

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Don’t just take my word for it! Bret Bonnet, co-owner of QLP, said, “I hands-down think we have the most powerful and most accurate search engine in the whole industry.”

Alright, alright. “What’s so great about it?” you ask? Well, let my friends over in the Media department tell you all about it:

First things first, our new search function is an all-inclusive search engine for our entire site.

What’s that mean for you? Now not only can you search for promo items, but you can use that big handy search bar to locate information from our FAQ, blog posts, or article library.

So for example, if you need some more information on artwork for your items, all you need to do is type “artwork” in the search bar, and a list of quick links will pop up with a few article or blog suggestions.

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Pretty cool, huh? Now all the promo product information you could possibly need is just a search bar away!

While we’re on the subject of quick links, let’s talk about how our new search bar’s quick links feature will make it easier and faster to find the items and product information you’re looking for.

You can quickly find products, pricing, and minimum quantity with our new quick links.

Here’s how that works. All you have to do is type in some search terms, for example, “apple stress ball,” and a list will populate with three products that match your search terms. Each product listed includes a price range and minimum quantity, making it possible for you to find the product you’re looking for without even hitting the “Go!” button on the search bar!

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However, if the perfect item for you isn’t listed in those quick links, don’t worry! Our search function has tons of new features to help you find the product you’re looking for.

Now you can search for items based by color!

If you know you need a purple item, why bother sifting through search results that show you anything other than what you’re looking for? With our new search function if you search for “purple koozies,” our search results will only show you products in purple.

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Alternatively, you can search for any product, and then check which color you’re looking for under “Item Color” in the left sidebar. So in the picture above, you will see the purple checkbox is already marked.

This new item color filter will allow you to quickly compare color options. If you’re looking for an acrylic tumbler, you can use the item color checkboxes to quickly see what they would look like in red, blue, or any other color in order to choose a color you like best. The new filter will also make sure that your search results only show you products that are available in the color you’re looking for!

We have several other new search filters to make shopping easier for you.

I mentioned a few of our new search filters last week. Our new search function allows you to search for promo items based on the price and quantity you need, your delivery date, and imprint type and number of ink colors. We’ll have more details on how to use all of those new filters in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

beverage capacityIn addition to those three never-before-seen, patented new features, we’ve also added a new filter that will make searching for drinkware, water bottles, travel mugs, and flash drives easier.

When you search for water bottles, acrylic tumblers, mugs, stadium cups, and other drinkware a handy little beverage capacity filter will appear in the left sidebar. This will help you narrow down the search results so that you only see products that are the size you’re looking for. This filter can narrow down a list of 700+ items down to a much more manageable 10-20!

memory capacityWe’ve also added a capacity filter for our USB drives. We know that flash drives are becoming some of the most popular promo items, so we want to make sure you can easily find a flash drive that meets the memory capacity you need!

Just like the beverage capacity filter, now when you search for flash drives a memory capacity filter will appear in the left sidebar. This new filter will cut your search results in half, making it easier for you to find the perfect item!

We’ve also made sorting our search results more convenient than ever before.

You’ve always been able to sort our search results by price, quantity, and popularity, but we’ve made that feature easier to find and easier to use. Now at the top of your search results there will be a handy navigation bar that allows you to sort products by lowest price, highest price, minimum quantity, and popularity.

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Our new and improved search function combined with helpful new search filters and this new sorting option will make locating the perfect item for your next promotion faster, easier, and we might even venture to say more fun!

Remember, our new search function is very powerful, and with great power comes great responsibility. Eh, maybe that last part doesn’t really apply … it just sounded cool. Go ahead and search our catalog of products with reckless abandon! Go nuts!

While you continue to play with our new website and familiarize yourself with all of its new features, we’ll have a few more blog posts coming out over the next few weeks to explain more of those functions in depth. Be sure to check back to find out what our new website’s really made of!

What do you think of our new search function? Which new feature will be most helpful for you? Let us know in the comments!

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Bubba

Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on

Comments

  1. Kelly Bird

    The new search functions make it faster than ever to find EXACTLY what you are looking for and make sure it can arrive to you when you need it! Buying promotional products doesn’t get easier or more fun than shopping at QLP!

  2. Jen

    I LOVE that we can search for anything now: blog posts, specific colors on an item, general FAQs,etc. It’s the quickest and easiest way to guide customers to anything from questions on vectored artwork to the garment sizing guide. Thanks for all of your hard work; it shows!

  3. David

    With hundreds of results being returned on most searches for “normal” promotional items, the ability to filter your results by color, material, size, etc is a massive help in saving time. With a couple filters selected, you can usually narrow it down to a reasonable number of results to look at in more detail.

  4. Jay

    Awesome job (again!) Bubba.

    Can we send this entry to our entire customer base?!? ;)

    It can get a little intimidating to find that ONE item you’re looking for when there are about 28-29k different items on the site, but the filters have helped dramatically per some of my customers. I can only imagine how much work went into this, actually, no, I can’t!

  5. Leo Avila

    AMAZING! The new search functions make the once daunting task of looking for very specific items a thing of the past. Amazingly fast with many filters to help the everyday customer get through the large amount of inventory online. Keep up the good work guys.

  6. AG (A.K.A. Myrtle)

    The fact that you can search by item color, price, production time, etc… is absolutely fantastic! I can’t tell you how many times a client has called in looking for a purple pen in a rush and it’s taken quite a bit of time to seek out products that fit that particular color request. From a sales persons perspective it’s a great tool being able to assist clients with a level of efficiently that is second to none. Let’s face it, sometimes these promotions sneak up on you so what better way to save time (and in turn) save money by being able to find exactly what you need, in the color, price range, production time, memory size… you get the idea :) Awesome job team!

  7. Mike Wenger

    Searching for color specific items is a huge help to both the first time user and the seasoned QLP’r. Just knowing within seconds which items match your company color profile in your budget is a HUGE time saver. Beyond that though, the search provides alternate ideas you might have not ever thought of. Kinda cool if you ask me!

  8. Ashley

    I think this new search functionality is so ingenious and user friendly. Being able to pin point specifics about a product when dealing with an industry of so many variables, really cuts down on the guess work for both the customer and sales reps! I love the color selection tool the most! It is so much faster than staring at pictures trying to find the right “pink” item. Great idea and way to make it work so well! :)

  9. Greg

    The new search functions on our site are GREAT! You can search for color, size, delivery date needed, size (oz) of a coffee cup, and even how many imprint colors that you want you do! So come a take a ganders at our new and always improving site, and as always, the best customer service around, is just a click away!

  10. Angie

    Way to go team! The new search filters are a great time saving measure for both the customer and the sales team. I have been using the item color and “when do you need it” filters the most.

  11. Julie

    My favorite search function is the “Sort by Color” feature. It makes finding the perfect item to fit your wedding (or other party) color scheme ridiculously easy! :D

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