If you are ordering promotional gifts you may be worried about the cost. Many people have heard horror stories about other people who tried to order them and ended up racking up a huge bill that may end up breaking their budget. There are a few common mistakes that you can avoid easily when it comes to ordering promotional gifts.
Here is what you need to know:
- The first thing is that you need to do your research. Read over product descriptions carefully so that you know what you are getting. Pay attention to descriptions of dimensions, colors and quantities. The last thing that you want to do is think that you have ordered one type of item only to find out that it is completely wrong. If the company made the mistake you may often be able to get your items replaced for little to no cost but if it is your mistake then you are left with no alternative but to offer the wrong promotional gifts or to reorder them, something that can end up costing your company a lot of money.
- The second mistake that people make is not asking to see a proof of what the printing or embroidery will look like. This can be a huge problem since this is the time that any layout or spelling mistakes can be corrected. Often, people may request a proof but not take the time to read it.
Again, if there is an error and the company did not give you the chance to review the information you may be able to come up with a compromise. If, on the other hand, you were too busy to check things over you will usually need to pay for items that cannot be handed out.
- You want to make sure that you review your order before finalizing it. For example, check the quantity that you have ordered. It is far too easy for someone to accidentally add or remove zeros and this can mean that you end up with a much smaller or much larger order than you wanted to place. Smaller orders may be an issue because you may not have enough to hand out to everyone that is attending a conference or trade show. Too many items may mean that you have leftovers sitting around and taking up valuable space.
If you double check all of your information and take the time to do your research in the first place it becomes much more difficult for you to end up out of pocket for promotional gifts that you cannot use.