Find the Perfect Promo: Search by Imprint Area Shape and Item Size!
Hey, QLP fans! Did you think that I was done announcing new website features? Well think again because I am back to tell you about some more exciting ways to search for products on our website.
I’ve talked about searching by delivery date. I’ve talked about searching by your budget. Heck, I’ve even talked about searching by type of imprint! But now it’s time for more exciting things. We’re going to go over some new sort functions in addition to searching by item size and imprint area shape!
As always, the nice humans over in the Media department have put together an incredible video to show you the ins and outs of the new features.
Okay, let’s get right to it.
New Sort Functions
First of all, we’ve upgraded some of our existing sort filters so you can display your results however you want.
Let’s head over to our Personalized Pens section. By default, our pens are sorted by popularity.
But you know what? You’ve decided that you really want to maximize your budget so you want to see which pens are the least expensive. All you have to do is click on Price and the items will re-sort themselves to show you the most cost-efficient options we have.
Looking for the most expensive pen on our website? Then just click the price tag and it will resort all the items so you’re looking at the fanciest pens we carry.
This is important to note: When the triangle is pointing up, you are seeing items from lowest to highest. When the triangle is point down, you are seeing items from highest to lowest.
These arrows mean the same thing no matter whether you are searching through price, minimum order quantity, item size, or imprint area. When you click on price and minimum quantity you will first be shown low to high. When you click on item size or imprint area you will first be shown high to low. This is because we want you to get the more promotion for your buck! Want to see the other opinion? Just click on the button again!
So for example, if you are looking to buy a custom tote bag and want to get the largest imprint you can, just go to our tote bag category and click on imprint area. This will sort the items from largest imprint area to smallest. We figure that you’re going to want to add as much information as you can, so you’re going to want to see the biggest imprint areas first.
This actually brings me to my next point. When you search items by imprint or item size, our snazzy-dazzy new website will actually display the measurements for you right there! And if you’re searching by imprint, you’ll get the kind of imprint, too.
So on that tote bag example, you can see that you can get a 12” x 16” imprint and that it will be in ink.
Now maybe you would rather be able to carry more things. So for you, item size is more important. Just click on the item size button and the bags will resort themselves from largest to smallest. And while they’re at it, they are going to display the size as well!
New Sidebar Facets
Now that we’re gone over the new sort filters, just check out two brand new patented features! Not only are these features new to the industry, but they are also two more ways for you to find all the products you absolutely want and need.
Searching by Item Size
So let’s stick with tote bags. Let’s say that you’re putting together a swag bag for a conference. One of your giveaway items is a box with the depth of 5 inches. So you want to make sure that the tote bag you hand out has a depth (or gusset!) of 5 inches so that box can fit!
From the tote bag category, scroll on down until you find the Item Size menu on the left. Click the arrow and you’ll get a field that looks like this:
Pro tip: hover your arrow over the words “Item Size” and a graphic will pop up that shows you QLP’s definition of height, width, and depth.
To find bags that have a depth of 5 inches, we’ll type 5 into the Depth box and click Go.
After you click Go you get to see all of the bags that have a depth of 5 inches. They are automatically ranked by popularity and size, showing the dimensions of all the bags.
If you want to sort the bags by price or imprint area, you can use the different filters at the top. All the bags shown will have the depth of 5 inches unless you manually delete it from the item size field.
Here’s the cool thing about this feature: when you type in a dimension(s) and there are products that have that/those dimensions(s), you are only going to see the results with that specific dimension. If no items match your specified dimension(s) then our website will show you any that are the closest match.
For example, let’s say that we really want a bag that is 6 1/4 inches wide. We type 6.25 into the width box in the item size facet and hit Go.
Unfortunately we don’t have any tote bags that are exactly 6 1/4 inches wide. So our website gives you these bags as a very close match:
The facet lets you match to the nearest 1/8 of an inch, so feel free to get very specific!
Searching by Imprint Area
We here at Quality Logo Products know that no two companies and no two logos are the same. Sometimes products that look great with circle logos don’t look as great with long, skinny logos. Circle logos don’t turn out that well on sunglasses and tall, thin logos aren’t going to be that great on Frisbees.
This is no longer a problem! With our brand new imprint area filter you can find products that are absolutely ideal for your logo!
Let’s say that I’ve grown tired of my days as QLP’s mascot and I want to go into business for myself! I set up a company, get some office space, and then I design myself this super-rad amazing logo:
You would do business with me, right?
Anyway, I know that the best way to expand my brand awareness is to hand out some promotional items with my company logo on it. (Hey, I learned something while I was working for QLP!) So I go over to their website and head over to the trade show giveaway category.
So we scroll all the way down and on the left is a facet called Imprint Area. Open it up and you have your choice of the standard 4 types of logos.
Note: If for some reason your logo doesn’t fit into one of these categories, just ask your friendly QLP representative to help you pick out the best one.
We know that my amazing logo is a circle, so we click on the round logo. Once we click that the QLP website will show us which products look great with a circle logo! They also show us the dimensions of the imprint and they type of imprint!
It’s pretty awesome. And now I know that putting my logo on a Frisbee is going to look amazing. I should’ve started my own business years ago.
Need another example? I got one. Let’s say that you own and operate a Paris-based tour company. You probably have a logo that looks like this:
Tall and skinny. And tall and skinny logos look great on tall and skinny promo items like key chains, tote bags, and water bottles.
But vertical logos like these don’t look that great on items with horizontal imprint areas, like sunglasses and pens. Just look at this logo on a pen:
This pen is even larger than it would appear in real life and that logo is still extremely tiny. That’s why picking out the right imprint shape for your logo is so important!
Anyway, once you’ve picked out items that you know your logo fit on, you can also use the item size and imprint area sort filters at the top. So I can re-sort these items to find out which of these round items will let me have the biggest imprint area. How cool is that?
But man, I’m so proud of the QLP humans for creating these new ways to search. It makes finding promo items by size and imprint area easier than ever! Make sure you head over and try it soon!
Questions? Comments? The QLP team is here to help. You can contact any of our fantastic customer service reps by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by phone (866-312-5646), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below!