There are cheap corporate gifts, and then there are cheap corporate gifts…with the emphasis on cheap, as in cheaply made. When you are looking for cheap corporate gifts, make sure you get the best deal. This means not only in price but in quality as well. There are many companies that will take care of your promotional product needs but with items that are so sub-par that they leave a bad impression instead of a good one. The last thing you want someone to say is “They must be really cheap, look at this garbage they gave me”. Brand recognition back-firing that way is not what you want.
What you want is a company that will produce corporate gifts cheaply but with quality that you will appreciate. The deal you are looking for will be one that gives you the most products, for the lowest corporate gifts bulk price with the quality and imprinting that you desire to spread your brand name. There are many that offer these but few that actually deliver.
One of the ways that you will negotiate a better deal is by ordering in bulk. In many cases, the larger your order, the better the price per item you will receive. If you know you will need three thousand pens throughout the year, order them all at once, not every time an event comes up during the year. The larger quantity will often save you money.
Additionally, find out the pricing for items as you add colors and fonts to your item as well as the cost to “set up” the printing for you. If you know you will need a few colors, you will want to work with a company that gives the first few free and then charges you. Some companies charge for every single color, you can probably do better than that or negotiate better than that if you order in bulk.
Companies want your business; don’t be afraid to negotiate for what you want. Many times, if you work together, you can come up with a deal that satisfies both parties, which of course is ideal.