A Promotional Gift Campaign is something which can seem frightening to many people.
If they have never helped to choose items and design one of these campaigns they may find the process to be a one which is frightening or, at the very least, intimidating. They may worry that they will make mistakes that will jeopardize the success of the campaign or even the company as a whole. And they may also be thinking of the horror stories that other people have told them about the ordering process in general. By learning a few basic mistakes that you can easily avoid it will be easier for you to choose the right items that will stay within budget and help you create a successful and memorable campaign of promotional gifts.
Mistake #1: Not remembering the budget
This is often a mistake that many people make when choosing promotional gifts. Although the per-item price may seem reasonable when you add up the total number of pieces and any additional charges this can push the total through the roof.
You may want to make sure you have the total cost worked out before you order your items. Consider how many items you will be ordering, what the printing or personalization costs would be and what any shipping or handling charges will be as well. That way there will be less chance that you will blow your budget on expensive items.
Mistake #2: Not ordering items early enough
Another mistake people make is that they do not leave enough time between when the order is placed and when the items are needed. This may mean that you end up incurring rush charges on your order and this can suddenly cause you to break your budget wide open. Look at what the usual shipping or delivery times are and think about when you are ordering the items. If it is over a period of time (such as the period from November to December) where the mail is likely to be very busy you may want to make sure you leave a little lead time in your order.
Mistake #3: Not working with a reputable distributor
You need to make sure you are dealing with a reputable distributor of promotional gifts. This will help to ensure that the items are good quality items and that they will be able to supply you with the items that you need. You want to make sure you are paying the best price possible but you also want to make sure that you are getting items that are worth the money you are paying for them.