Promo Products 101

Introduction to Promotional Items

Hey there, and welcome to Promo Products 101! You might be curious about what Promo Products 101 covers. Well, this course is designed as a broad introduction to the wonderful world of promotional products. What was the first promotional product ever used? What does it mean when we call certain products "eco-friendly"? Did you find a padfolio listed on the Quality Logo Products site and ask yourself, "What in the world is a padfolio?" Promo Products 101 is here to help!

The Syllabus

What Does "Green" Even Mean? Understanding Eco-Friendly Products

We'll take a look at popular eco-marketing terms to find out which promotional products are best for the environment.

Environmental Impact of Promotional Products

Learn how promotional products affect the environment to ensure your giveaways are kind to Mother Nature!

How to Measure and/or Determine Your Hat Size

Learn how to properly measure your noggin so your hats fit just right! We'll also discuss converting UK and European hat sizes to US measurements.

What's the Difference Between Padfolio and Portfolio?

How can we tell the difference between a padfolio and portfolio? How are they typically used? Check out this course to find out.

What is the Shelf Life of a Promotional Product Battery?

Who doesn't love a battery-powered giveaway item? We'll learn all about how long you can expect certain battery items to last in this handy lesson.

Why are Red and Orange Mugs More Expensive?

Have you ever gone shopping for custom coffee mugs and noticed that red and orange mugs cost more than other colors? Learn why here!

Importance of Drinkware and Case Quantities

A case quantity is the amount of drinkware that will fit into one case. We'll examine the reasons why you should order your custom drinkware in case quantities!

Why Does My Shipping Cost So Much?

We'll dive into one of the fundamental questions that has plagued students of economics everywhere: why do I have to pay so much for shipping?

Beginner's Guide to Image File Formats

When it comes to creating the best promotional product, it's important to know your GIFs from your PNGs. Get ready to dive into the world of file formats.

Garment Imprint Locations

Learn where to place your logo on your next order of custom apparel. We discuss recommended zones for embroidery, as well as specific measurements for the imprint area.

What is a Gusset and Other Promotional Product Terms?

A gusset is a fabric or metal material that adds strength and mobility to a product. While they’re commonly found in apparel items like bags, collared shirts, blue jeans, and undergarments, gussets are also used in construction, technology, and food packaging.

What Are Promotional Products?

Promotional products are everyday items, like pens or tote bags, customized with a company’s name, advertising message, or logo. They are used to promote community events, as branded goodies at weddings and baby showers, and as general giveaways for professionals at trade shows.

The Different Types of Stress Balls

Stress balls can be shaped like anything, from hearts and stars to baseballs and brains. You can also find ones that are homemade, scented, and even digital!

Further Reading

The Anatomy of Pens and Pencils

Curious about the different parts of pens and pencils? Read here to find out more.