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10 Most Popular Promotional Products of January 2015

I know that January’s one of the longer months of the year, but man, it feels like just yesterday that we were going over the bestselling promo products of 2014! Pretty soon, we’ll be checking out the best of 2015. Well, not really. I suppose it makes sense to at least get through January before we talk about the end of the year.

So let’s get to it. Drum roll, please! Here are QLP’s top-selling promotional products of January 2015:

Top 10 Promo Products of January 2015 Cinch-Up Drawstring Backpack Round Stress Reliever Medium Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bag Adhesive Sticky Note Pads Rubberized Sunglasses SmartPocket Cell Phone Card Holder Mood Stadium Cup Promotional Lip Balm Adhesive Sticky Note Pads Bic Clic Stic Pen HTML Map

No surprises in the top three results. The Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack, the Round Stress Reliever, and the Medium Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote Bag were the number 1, number 2, and number 3 items, respectively, for all of 2014. Looks like they’re just keeping that momentum going!

But the number 4 spot, now that’s where it starts to get interesting. QLP’s 4” x 3” Adhesive Sticky Note Pads, a favorite from the middle of last year, are back on the list. You’ll notice the 3” x 3” Adhesive Sticky Note Pads down on the list, too, at number 9. Has everyone been starting off the year by getting organized? I think the answer’s a big ol’ YES!

Rubberized Sunglasses, another favorite from last year, come in at number 5. They’re followed by a newcomer to the list, the SmartPocket Cell Phone Card Holder, at number 6. People in the promotional products industry have been saying that tech-related items will be big in 2015. This could be the start!

Joining the 3” x 3” Adhesive Sticky Note Pads at the bottom of the list are a few more familiar faces from 2014: the Mood Stadium Cup (number 7), the Promotional Lip Balm (number 8), and the Bic Clic Stic Pen (number 10)

Despite all of the familiarity, there was a bit of a shake-up in the Top Ten this month. Where are the koozies? The pencils? The Brain Stress Reliever that freaks out almost everyone on QLP’s Content team? Maybe they’ll be back in February. Or maybe on next month’s Top Ten, we’ll see some products from…

The QLP Monthly Trend Alert!

No one likes spending the winter all cooped up inside. This month, we’re putting the spotlight on products that will help your customers get up and go: the Double Wine Tote Cooler, the Slim-Line Power Bank, and the Emoticon Round Nonwoven Tote Bag!

January 2015 Trend Alert Double Wine Tote Cooler Slim-Line Power Bank Emoticon Round Nonwoven Tote Bag Quality Logo Products® HTML Map

February brings with it one of the most popular holidays of the year: Valentine’s Day. You don’t totally have to wine and dine your customers, but you can make it easier for them to enjoy a glass of wine with a loved one with the Double Wine Tote Cooler. This neoprene carrying case holds two 750 mL wine bottles, perfect for a weekend getaway. It makes a fine gift for guests checking at an inn or resort.

Holidays or no, tech-related promotional products are a big deal right now, and QLP has plenty of mobile chargers and power banks ready to be imprinted with your logo. The Slim-Line Power Bank caught our eyes because of its slender design—this little beauty fits right into a pocket or a purse and makes it easy for customers to keep their phones charged no matter where they are! It takes only 3-4 hours to fully charge back up once it’s been used, and it even comes with an intelligent IC chip that prevents overcharging and overheating. It’s just what you need for a client gift, or maybe a trade show contest giveaway!

Speaking of trade shows, it’s still early in the year, and lots of companies and organizations are planning their trade show appearances. In fact, Build a Better Trade Show Image Week takes place in February, so it’s just the right time to start thinking about how you can make your booth stand out. Our choice? The Emoticon Round Nonwoven Tote Bag. Tote bags are always useful for convention guests, and how often do you see a round one? Plus, the happy emoticon face lets you greet new prospects with a smile right off the bat.

Get your company moving with promotional products that will help your customers shake off those winter blues! If you’d like to order any of our bestselling items or hot new products, you can contact one of our vivacious 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.

Were your favorite items in this month’s Top 10? What did you think of the products in our trend alert? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Comments

  1. Chase

    Pretty sure this list doesn’t change much. Which is a true sign of the quality of these items and how well they work as advertising items. The newest item I do see on there is the Phone Wallet! That is an awesome item perfect for almost anyone! Very cool to see this item come up in the ranks to really become a popular item for the month. I would really like to see a list of maybe the top 30 or 50 items. This trend would be really cool to see change month in and month out. Could really show how this industry is changing. Really good article! Excited to see more! 🙂

  2. Jaimie

    I see the cell phone card holders really trending right now. They are just super convenient to have when going to any special event and the ladies do not want to carry their purse around. I mean in the end, at most places all you really need is your ID and Credit Card/Money. The cell phone card holder can make that easier for you. Not just for the ladies, the guys who don’t want to carry around a bulky old wallet, the cell phone card holder is just the ticket. Having your awesome logo on them makes it even better. 🙂

  3. alan

    You can’t stop cinch up bags and stress balls!

  4. GREG

    Cinch up backpack always a top seller! I have noticed a big upswing on the Cell phone card holders! We have a nice selection for this item too!!. Get them while they’re HOT!

  5. Anthony

    It’s crazy how two items can sit on the top for so long!! You would think someone would de-throne the Cinch Up Backpacks and Stress Balls by now! But it is interesting to see some other items creep into the list. The Smart Phone Credit Card Holders seem to be on fire at the moment and it does not suprise me with how much smart phones are being used these days. You’re always on your phone so why not keep your trusty funds and business cards behind it?! I do want to see more tech-savvy goods make it on the trend lists since we are living in an age where almost everyone has a device to charge. Why not show off your brand to someone who needs a quick juice!!?? Great post! 🙂

  6. Rondell Caraos

    Month after month… it is pretty much the same list. Cinch Up Backpacks and Round Stress Balls… everybody loves them! They stay at the top for a reason! They are cool, not that expensive, everybody wants one, and they promote your company! It’s a win win! It’s nice to see the Smart phone wallet on there! They pretty much go hand in hand because what happens if you leave the house without one of these things… you turn around and go get it regardless of how far you are! I feel so lost without my phone. Eww, no wallet… what if something happens?!? You need that! Not saying that it’s the next peanut butter and jelly sandwich but it is still a pretty cool idea! No wonder why we are selling a ton of them, people just love em! Maybe next month, we do the Top 25 Items?!? I’d like to see what else could creep in and make the Top 10. Great post as always!

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