Saving money when purchasing promotional gifts should be the goal of any business. Many items may not seem like they will cost a lot when viewed at the per unit price but by the time you have ordered enough items to fulfill your needs you may end up with a much larger bill than you realized you would have.
Here are a few ways that you can avoid wasting money so that you can get the items you need at an affordable price.
Leave enough lead time when ordering If you leave enough lead time when ordering your items you will often be able to save money. This is because you will be able to choose the least expensive shipping methods which can often mean that the items will take some time to reach you. Expedited or rush shipping will get you your items in a hurry but you will pay a premium for this service.
Some companies will also charge rush fees on printing, embroidering or engraving items in a hurry. If you leave enough lead time you will also
be able to avoid shoddy, rushed craftsmanship that can cause the items you are getting to look like they were badly made.
Compare items to find the most affordable options
If you take the time to compare items you will often be able to find affordable options. It may mean that you need to check with several different sites or companies but if doing this means that your items will be more affordable overall it can be worth it in the end. Remember, spending an hour or two comparing items will often be enough to save you hundreds of dollars. Of course, the amount you can expect to save will depend on the number of items you are ordering.
Flexibility is critical to saving money. You may have a specific image in mind but if you are willing to compromise slightly you may end up saving quite a bit of money. Some promotional gifts can be personalized through the use of engraving but this can be fairly expensive. You may be able to save some money if you are flexible about how they are personalized. Printing may be more affordable than engraving or embroidery may be.
Once you have made up your mind it can be worthwhile to ask for an estimate. Request that the company include all of the incidental costs that will be associated with ordering promotional gifts. It can be worthwhile to get several estimates and take a short time to consider it. Certainly, if you have left enough time you will be able to wait a day or two to make your final decision and place your order for your promotional gifts.