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Buying the right promotional products
Buying the right promotional product for your company can be difficult. This is one of the reasons why some companies assign marketing agencies to do the work for them.
Not all companies (especially the small business) have the budget to pay for these marketing agencies so they have to do all the work alone.
What I have to do before I search for a promotional product ?
The first step you should do is brainstorming. You have to ask yourself what you want to get printed on your promotional product and what you want to promote ?
You want to promote ...
1. a product which your company sells to customers.
2. your company.
3. your homepage.
The best way is to combine 2 of these 3 points to get the best afford. For example: Print your company address or logo(2) and the URL of your homepage(3) on the promotional product. Or you can print the name of one of your products(1) on it with a few describing words and the URL of the homepage(3) where your customers can find your product.
After you have decided what you want to promote you have to think about which promotional product fits best to your company.
In which industry do your company work ?
Write down the words which are synonymously to your companies industry or the products you sell. For example if your company is a bank you can write down the words: money, dollar, credit.
It will help you later to find the right product group on the websites of the several merchants.
Use search engines to find merchants of promotional products.
Search for the keyword "promotional products" at google, yahoo or msn. You will find a lot of merchants.
Now look at the merchants homepage and use their search functions. Type the words of the synonyms you had found above into the keyword search box. When the results for this keyword appear than bookmark the best products pages in your browser. Compare the prices of these promotional products (including shipping and printing costs) to get the highest quantity from your budget. You shall also ask the merchants for a free sample so that you can convince yourself of the quality of the promotional product.
When you follow all the above mentioned steps you should find the best promotional product for your company.
About the Author: Author: Dennis Scheffler
Owner of C.R.O.B.I.K.E. Technology
Marketing Expert for promotional products