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Welcome Elizabeth Watters to the Quality Logo Products Team! [Interview]

Okay, I’ve got something to confess: the employee featured in today’s interview isn’t exactly a new member of the Quality Logo Products® team. Nope, she’s an employee who’s moved up to a different role in the company, and we couldn’t be happier for her!

Elizabeth Watters may be one of our new salespeople, but she’s been with QLP for a little over a year now. In other words, she knows the ropes! Here’s what she had to say about her time with us and what she looks forward to in the future.

How long have you been working in the promotional products industry?

Elizabeth Watters2I have been working at QLP for a little over a year. I was originally hired on as an assistant for the amazing Kelly Bird, who showed me the ropes and then kicked me out of the nest once she knew I could fly on my own. She is awesome and I thank her for preparing me for this position.

What do you like best about working in this industry?

I love that every single day is completely unlike the day before. I get to meet new people via the phone and work on projects that they are excited about. It’s a very neat experience.

Do you have a favorite promotional item? If so, what is it?

I have two favorites actually! The Kona Vacuum Tumbler, that tumbler keeps my coffee hot for a ridiculous amount of time, about 16 hours. Yes, I have had a sip of 16 hour old coffee. It sounds gross and slightly unhealthy but I hate to admit it was still pretty darn good.

The other product I love is the Igloo Alpine Bottle Cooler. I give this as a gift to everyone! I love the top diagonal zipper and the heavy duty bottle opener attached to the strap. I throw in a 6 pack of my friends favorite bottled beer, stick their favorite candy in the side pockets and Voilà! It becomes the best gift they have or will ever receive. After giving this as a gift, your friends will be forever in your debt. They will probably even do your laundry.

If a customer called up saying she was going to have a booth at a technology-related trade show and needed something catchy but affordable for 1,000 people, which product would you recommend?

I would definitely suggest a microfiber cloth. They are something everyone carries around or has in their desk, purse, or car for getting those awful smudges off of all of their smart devices. It has a very large imprint area and they are extremely affordable. It is a great buy and functional.

What would you recommend to a customer who’s looking for a custom wedding favor?

I love, love, love the sunglasses! We all know how expensive weddings can be and these are very affordable. Perfect for a summer wedding. I am all about functionality and these are fun and practical!

What’s been your favorite part about joining the Quality Logo Products® team?

It’s a tie for first! My co-workers are crazy fun and just a bunch of great people! Also, the days are so fast-paced it’s already time to go and you feel like you just walked in the door. It’s never boring!

How do you spend your time when you’re out of the office?

I sleep mostly. When I’m not napping and dreaming about the next big sale I am caring for my four beautiful, amazing, obnoxiously intelligent children. And by “caring for” I really mean they are fending for themselves whilst I sleep.

Anything else you’d like to share with QLP’s readers?

This company is amazing! I highly recommend working here and buying ALL of your promotional items from us (you’ll find me at extension 204)!

If you’re looking for a customer service representative with plenty of promo product knowledge and experience, Elizabeth is here and ready to help!

You can contact Elizabeth or any of our other dedicated, coffee-loving sales team members via e-mail (, phone (866-312-5646), live chat, or the comments section below.

Have you worked with Elizabeth since she struck out as her own salesperson? Did you know her while she was working with Kelly? What else would you like to know about her? Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. Jen

    Elizabeth! My name twin! It’s so awesome to see what you’ve already done, and I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us. You already have great promo ideas as we can see in this interview.

    Your positive attitude is infectious and I enjoy having you on the sales team. I also don’t blame you on the post-work weekend narcolepsy. It happens. 🙂

    Welcome to the family!

  2. Chase

    As a side note, Elizabeth really is as energetic as her answers here make her seem. You couldn’t ask for a more fun person to order promotional products from or to work with. Glad to see you out flying on your own, I have no doubts the sky will be your domain. Best of luck!

  3. Johnny

    It was good reading about Elizabeth’s interview being a new associate to the company myself. It definitely makes me wonder at what point in time assistants become their own sales people. The trend around here seems to be assistant to sales then running your own sales. Elizabeth’s been at QLP for a little over a year and it is always good to see progression in these types of positions but when or how did she know she’d be ok on her own? I do agree with Elizabeth about the environment. The people here really are great and fun to work with and the pace is non-stop which makes the day fly by constantly. I can’t wait to get to the point in which I can start quoting items from the site like the back of my hand or suggest products off the bat for anyone looking for something random to promote themselves. I’ll have to make sure I take the time to really check out the website because just from what I’ve seen there are a lot of interesting knick knacks we have to offer and I’m sure I haven’t even scratched the surface. If I’m lucky enough to be at QLP for a while I hope to know the website that well and be on Elizabeth’s level if not better.

  4. Kevin

    My buddy! I’m so excited to be the “new kid” with you! Years from now we will look back on the newbies and say “Ahhhh yes, we remember when…” I think you are an awesome pick for this position… And kicked out of the nest by Kelly… There’s nobody better to learn from 🙂 It’s you and me against the world, buddy! Couldn’t be more excited for us both! 🙂

  5. Kelly Bird

    Who knew that one faithful night I walked into a Crossfit Gym would kick-start this incredible journey I’ve had with Elizabeth. What you may (or may not) know about Elizabeth is that before ever becoming my assistant a year ago she was the boss of me at the gym. She’s an amazing fitness coach and while chatting after my first workout we realized our connection went back to high school sports where we faced off against each other during some pretty mean volleyball games…talk about a small world! We became fast friends and I knew she’d be a perfect addition to the QLP family. We had a great year working side by side and I’m so proud of her and anxious to watch her captain the QLP “Watters” on her own.

  6. Rondell Caraos

    Best of Luck to you Elizabeth! There is no doubt in my mind that you will do very well here. Your Mentor Kelly is one of the best so I’m sure you learned a ton already as her assistant. Keep being you and the sales will come! You are an awesome sweet person with a strong mind and strong muscles (had to add that) that will succeed very well on your own.

    Welcome to QLP… enjoy the ride!

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