More Promo Products Means More Options!: How 25,000+ Items Benefit You
If you’ve ever shopped for promo items on our site before, you may have noticed that we have a lot TON of products – more than 25,000 to be exact. We know all of those products can be overwhelming. Have you ever wondered why we offer so many items?
The short answer is that the more promo products we offer, the more options you have as a customer. But allow me to explain that in more detail!
If you search our site for water bottles, you will get hundreds of search results, with many items seemingly identical. The same is true for many other products. In fact, “Why do you offer so many products that all look exactly the same?” is one of the most common questions our sales reps receive.
Let’s take a look at a specific example. If you search for apple stress balls, you will get a list of 10+ items that all look essentially the same. How different could an apple stress ball be, right? We have the Apple Stress Ball, the Apple Stress Reliever, and the Apple Squeezie, plus many others, like so:
What the heck is the point of that? Why don’t we just offer one apple stress ball?
The main reason is because we are a quantity distributor, so we work with numerous factories to get you the lowest prices. So all of those apple stress balls are similar, but they are all printed at different factories. This system offers you several benefits like…
Variety in terms of price and quantity
Since we work with several different factories, each factory does things a little bit differently. Some products could be on a better sale than other factories, stress balls can be made with a different density and durometer from factory to factory, or factories could use different imprint methods. In addition, since we work with so many different factories, those vendors will actually compete with each other to be the lowest price. So if a new vendor starts offering lower pricing, there’s a good chance that in the near future other vendors selling that same product will start slashing their prices to beat them. The more similar items we have, the better prices we can offer!
It’s for all of those reasons and more that we are able to offer similar products at different price points and quantities. For example, let’s take a closer look at those apple stress balls.
As you can see, even though those three apple stress relievers are seemingly identical, they vary in price from $0.66 – $2.00 each. They also offer different minimum quantities. The minimum quantity for the Apple Stress Ball is 75, whereas the minimum quantity for the Apple Stress Ball (Economy) is 200. So working with numerous factories and offering several similar items allows us to guarantee you find the perfect item that fits your budget and quantity requirements!
Flexibility in terms of shipping
The numerous factories that we work with are scattered all across the country. With factories in various locations offering similar items, depending on your shipping location we could choose a different factory to lower the transit time and price. You can see how all of the factories span the country on the map below!
So let’s say you live in Virginia and you are ordering some tote bags for an upcoming trade show. The trade show is coming up, so you need these items to get to you ASAP. If the item you chose would be shipping from California, your sales rep can help you find a similar product that would ship from a factory in Missouri to save you some money on expedited shipping.
Another scenario where this could benefit you is when deciding between differently priced similar items. An item from one factory may be 10 cents more per piece, but if it is shipping from a factory that is closer to you than the cheaper item, you’ll save money on shipping and end up getting the better deal with the higher priced item.
We understand that all of our customers have very specific needs when it comes to their promo items. And what can we say? We’re people pleasers! We want to guarantee that we are able to meet all of your order requirements, which is why we work with numerous factories to offer you the most options. By offering 25,000+ products, you have unlimited options when it comes to choosing your promo items!
The best products in the industry
We want to be a one-stop shop for all of our clients, so we get all of the best products in the industry. By working with several factories we are able to make sure that we always have the latest and greatest promo items, even if some of those items are very similar.
Not to mention the fact that…
Similar products can have subtle differences
Even though it may look like two or three items are completely identical, it’s entirely possible that there are small differences between the items. If you’ve narrowed your search down to a few items that look similar, you can contact your sales rep to find out if there are any differences that may not be readily apparent to someone without a trained eye for promo items.
How different could they really be? Well, as I mentioned earlier, all of those apple stress balls have a different density and durometer, meaning some are squishier than others. Two similar tote bags could be made out of slightly different materials. Some items may have different imprint options or ink colors.
Another small difference could be the imprint size and shape. For example, take a look at these two apple stress balls.
They look practically identical, right? Well, even though those two items are very similar, there’s a pretty big difference in imprint. Whereas the Apple Stress Ball (Economy) has a round imprint shape measuring 1 ½” in diameter, the Apple Squeezie has a square imprint shape measuring 1 ¼” W x 1 ¼” H. That could make all the difference for your logo!
So there you have it! We may have tons of very similar promo items, but that’s only because we want to make sure you are always getting the best value, the most options, and the greatest products that the promo product industry has to offer.
If you need help deciding between similar products, don’t hesitate to contact one of our sales representatives or request a sample to make sure you feel you are 100% choosing the right product. You can reach us by email (email@example.com), by phone (866-312-5646), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below!
Do you have any other questions about our extensive catalog? Have you ever had a hard time choosing between two similar items? Let us know in the comments below!