10 Most Popular Promotional Products of August 2015

Get ready, ladies and gentlemen. It’s almost Labor Day, so you know what that means: the rest of the year is going to go faster than a Round Stress Reliever rolling down a staircase!

Speaking of the Round Stress Reliever, it’s been a few months since we last saw it at the top of QLP’s monthly bestseller list. Were the Rubberized Sunglasses able to hang on to the top spot for one more month? Or did one of QLP’s other customer favorites take first place in August?

Let’s find out! Here are QLP’s 10 bestselling promotional products for August 2015:

Whoa, way to come back and cinch the top spot, Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack! School has started up again, so we weren’t surprised to see this backpack climb high, along with our Custom Pencils in 3rd place. But don’t count out the Round Stress Reliever. It’s not that big a jump from the 4th place spot to the 1st!

I guess this is when we start to say goodbye to summer, which means I’ll have to find a tanning lotion that’ll turn me polyurethane yellow instead of orange. But I think it also means that we might say goodbye soon to our summer staples, the Rubberized Sunglasses (which slipped to 2nd place in August) and our Promotional Lip Balm (which fell to 10th). Hope I’m wrong. I’d love to see them stick around (along with the nice weather)!

It’s no surprise seeing the Collapsible Koozie Can Cooler and the small and medium Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bags. What were surprises were the Satin Pen in 7th place and the 3M Silicon Smart Wallet Cell Phone Card Holder (phew, what a mouthful) in 9th. Both of these products are brand new to the top 10! They’re great for just about any customer, though, so I hope we’ll be seeing them a lot more.

And maybe we’ll see other new products next month, too! But you and I will have to wait and see. For now, it’s time for…

The QLP Monthly Trend Alert!

This month, we’re taking a look at items that items that will help your customers enjoy what we hope will be some nice fall weather (I know, I can hear everyone else in the Chicago area laughing, too): the Glow Sports Bottle, customized EOS Lip Balm, and the Color Pop Suction Bound JournalBook.

A lot of runners make the most of the summer months, but let’s face it: it gets hot outside during the summer. Rainy and humid, too, depending on where you live. Fall is a great time to go running, and with the 16-ounce Glow Sports Bottle, your clients can enjoy those early evening jogs a little more, even when the sun starts setting early. This plastic water bottle is great for nighttime fun runs; it’s also sure to be a favorite for kids when fall sports leagues start up.

I’m a stress ball, so I’m naturally beautiful. However, I hear a lot of the humans around the offices talk about getting chapped lips after they’ve been walking outside. I’ve also been hearing a lot of them talk about these EOS Lip Balms lately, so I think it’s pretty neat that now you can customize these little round containers with your own logo. Plus, I think the shape of them is really stylish and smart, a fact that has nothing to do at all with the shape of my own smiley-faced head.

And then there’s the Color Pop Suction Bound JournalBook. You know, phone stands and phone holders have become really big sellers in the world of promo products, so I guess it was only a matter of time before everything became a phone holder. (I’m still waiting for a coffee mug/phone stand combo myself—can we make it happen, guys?) But we think the Color Pop Suction Bound JournalBook is great for students, teachers, and other writers who like taking notes by hand… and then doing everything else on their phones, the way everyone else does. Don’t forget that phone at home!

Interested in our bestselling products? Did our Trend Alert make you want to get up and go plan your next promotion? You can contact our amazing Quality Logo Products® sales representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by email (info@qualitylogoproducts.com), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Which product do you think will be the #1 product of the year? What did you think of our Trend Alert? Do you use EOS Lip Balms, and if so, which flavor is your fave? Because they all look really yummy. Let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Rondell Caraos

    Here is the wonderful list of what we sold the most of this past month… Love it! The Cinch Up Backpack is #1 Again! Go figure… school started back up and schools love them! Lip Balm and Cell Phone Card Holders make the list! Nice! We have been selling tons of the Card Holders! Everybody has a cell phone and can’t leave the house without it or your wallet so why not put them together?!? Best invention since Peanut Butter and Jelly!!! This list of our Top 10 doesn’t change much month after month, but it’s nice to see what is hot every 1st of the month. Thanks again for the quick tally of what people love with the changing of Seasons! 🙂

  2. Ryan

    This is always my favorite article each month! I love to see what our company as a whole is doing to help out all our customers! I have seen a big upswing in cinch bags lately, due to the weather and so many outdoor events. Backpacks are a great way to use people as your own personal billboard! Most people only wear a shirt one day every couple of weeks, but backpacks are used everyday! I’m also a big fan of the cell phone wallet sleeves! They’re so popular right now because who doesn’t carry a cell phone these days? I’m excited to see new challenges fall brings and how our top products will change to fit those needs 🙂 Thanks again guys!

  3. Doc

    Great post! Cinch Up Backpacks are always a popular item throughout the year so it’s no surprise that those are at the top of the list. Sunglasses and Koozies are such hot summer items for all events. I’m excited to see what trends occur through the end of 2015 from fall into winter. I’d love to see some of these items rise in the coming months:

    -Perfect to toss around at a tailgate party preparing for the big game!

    -A great price point for fall apparel. Light jackets are great corporate giveaways at holiday time as well.

  4. Greg

    Cinch up’s, tote bags, and Koozies oh my!! Not a surprise to see this in the top 10 every month!! Great items that everyone can use. The pens, stress balls, and sunglass’s are not to shabby either! So if you need any of these items or, any other of the great products on our site, don’t hesitate to give me a call! 😉

  5. Stacy Gruca

    Definitely seeing patterns here! People love what they love and sometimes tried and true beats everything else. I am a HUGE fan of out of the box items but consistency is nice too. I have customers who order those awesome cinch backpacks like they are water. They are a great way to get your logo out there in a Big way, no pun intended there, the imprint area on those babies are HUGE!

  6. Autumn Lohenis

    I can definitely understand why all of these items are on the top 10 sold list, they are AMAZING products. It is great to see what items our customers truly like the most and be able to make their events turn out wonderfully. I would have to agree on the fact that the imprint areas on the Cinch Backpacks is huge and is a great way for any company to advertise their logo. These bags are even great for fund raising or special occasions. You have so much room to get all of your thoughts on the bags including the logos that you want to print. I have to say that another great item is the sunglasses, as they can also be customized for your company and you can have your logo wore by people in style ? If you need any help or just have questions about any of our items please feel free to reach out , we are always here to help!

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