Whoa, what a year 2015 was! I mean, there were some amazing things that happened, and not just inside the walls of Quality Logo Products. The world was given the gift of hot dog pizza, and for that, I will forever be grateful.
But it was a great year for Quality Logo Products®, too. We held our first-ever Supplier Awards, we kicked off the Give Your Brand a Hand giveaway, we became members of PPAI and the Quality Certification Alliance… oh, and there were some awards and accolades, too. Yeah, I’d be grinning like a fool even if I didn’t have a smile painted onto my polyurethane face.
And in the middle of it all… there were the products. The branded items. The reasons that Quality Logo Products exists. We’ve been keeping track of our bestselling products each month throughout the year, and now it’s time to find out what the most popular products of the entire year are. It’s more exciting than the New Year’s Eve countdown – are you ready?
Here are QLP’s 25 most popular promotional products of 2015!
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The Winner. The Undisputed Champ. The Top Banana (a title I don’t give away lightly, since I am the best-known yellow item around here). For the second year in a row, the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack was your bestselling item. It beat out its long-time rival, the Round Stress Reliever, which came in at Number 2, also for the second year in a row.
It was a close fight between those two, but then again, it usually is. Month after month, we see those two products duking it out for the top spot. They’re so practical and affordable that QLP’s customers keep coming back to enjoy them!
From tote bags to sticky note pads, we saw a lot of the items that usually show up on the list of QLP’s 10 bestselling products each month. And we noticed some trends in our top 25, too!
First of all, it looks like 2015 was the Year of the Fancy Shmancy Pen. Instead of a bunch of trusty, basic budget pens like the Bic Clic Stic Pen, you bought some particularly snazzy pens, including the Satin Pen, the Hedgehog Pen, and the Metallic Viper Pen. Here’s a secret, though: as fancy as these pens look, they’re still very wallet-friendly items. Way to shop smart, everyone!
You know what else we noticed? There wasn’t as much drinkware in this year’s top 25 as compared to years past. Sure, there’s the Mood Stadium Cup, but where are the water bottles? The custom coffee mugs? Maybe that just means everybody’s already doing a good job of staying hydrated.
Or maybe everyone’s just going for custom tech accessories instead! That’s what we’re betting on after seeing this year’s top 25. The On-the-Go USB Charger is still on the list after debuting last year. It’s joined by not one but two adhesive cell phone wallets: the SmartPocket Cell Phone Card Holder and the Smart Wallet Cell Phone Card Holder.
You spoke (well, you bought), and we listened: you love tech accessories! With that in mind, we’ve got some suggestions for your next promotion or client gift. Ladies and gentlemen, I’m proud to present…
The QLP Year-End Trend Alert!
Power banks and Bluetooth audio devices. That’s what we’re hearing a lot of QLP customers order right now. So here are three items that we think will strike your fancy:
The Zoom Audio Flask not only holds 18 ounces of your beverage of choice; it also comes with a detachable, light-up Bluetooth speaker and offers a built-in media device stand! Holy moly, you might actually get to enjoy your workouts when the new year starts!
Instead of plugging into your smartphone, our custom Bluetooth Earbuds use Bluetooth technology to let you listen to your MP3s or even answer your phone wirelessly! And because the earbuds are attached to each other with a bright white cord, you won’t look like you’re talking to yourself the way you would with other Bluetooth headsets.
If you’re worried that your desk is going to end up cluttered with too many tech accessories, why not combine a bunch of them into one sweet item? The 3 In 1 Power Bank Speaker Stand 3000 offers three handy functions for one great price (and has a name that makes it sound like a robot – bonus!).
Will tech rule the day in 2016? We don’t know, but we can’t wait to see what the coming year brings. If you’d like to take one more look at QLP’s top 25 items for 2015, you see them in this list here. Take your guesses! Make your 2016 predictions! And have a fantastic rest of the year – thanks for making 2015 a great one!
So what are your predictions for 2016? Will custom drinkware make it back onto the list of bestselling products? Will everyone be buying tech-related items? Let us know in the comments below!