If you are shopping for promotional gifts there are things that you should look for and as many things that you need to avoid. By learning some common mistakes that people make when ordering and purchasing promotional gifts you can avoid making the same common and often costly mistakes.
One of the main mistakes that many people make when ordering promotional gifts is that they do not leave enough time for the job to be completed and for any setbacks to occur. You need to leave enough lead time that you can correct any errors that may be supplied in a proof, allow for the personalizing to be completed and for the items to be shipped to you.
Any time there is a rush order this increased the chances that something will go wrong and will also often cause additional charges to be added to your order. Rush shipping is usually far more expensive than regular shipping can be so if you
don’t want to break your budget leaving a good amount of lead time is essential.
Another common error is not proofreading the information that will go on the promotional gifts. If you have written out what will be put on the promotional gifts read over the information once. Then, read it again.
After, it can be a really good idea for you to have someone else that did not have a hand in typing out the information look over what you are sending in. They may see something that you do not. As well, if you are having a company personalize your items using any kind
of decorative font, have them send you a proof of what it will look like in that font. Some words may look very different and some lettering styles are too hard for your customers to read.
A final mistake that is often made is that people will sometimes choose a low-quality item to hand out because they think that these items are more affordable. They may be less expensive to buy but they will often break quickly and will not be worth the money that you are paying for them.
Ask around to other people who have given promotional gifts in the past. Find out which companies they used and whether the quality was what they expected. This can help you avoid making a costly mistake.
If you are careful about the kinds of promotional gifts that you hand out you will be able to relax and enjoy the increased attention that it can give your company and the products and services that it offers.