11 Jul

Folding Reusable Drinking Straw in Maui

Maui hosts Last Straw photo shoot

Maui is the home of the Sea Turtle and also the place for our latest photo shoot of the Last Straw.

Sometimes product research can be tough and grueling work. Just not this week. 🙂 This week we are in Maui taking product shots. Here are a few of our new folding reusable drinking straws.

If you would like to send these to customers email john@promocrunch.com or simply right click on the image and save to your desktop. If you have a MAC I have no idea how to help. Aloha!

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last straw folding reusable drinking straw

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Looking to get your client’s logo on a folding reusable drinking straw but don’t know how to sell it?

Look no further as the LAST STRAW collapsible folding drinking straw. Now available at Promo Motive!

The Last Straw is the last word in eco-friendly promotional products. The Last Straw is specifically designed to be easily logo’d in up to 3 colors.

Available in 5 case and 5 straw colors, the Last Straw is available today and sold through your local or regional promotional products specialist.

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How to sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw: Last Straw!

If you think that selling a $5 net drinking straw is a tough sell think again. In fact, there are folding straws on the market that sell for $30 or more… Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units at $30 a piece!

“The sell on the folding straw is not about the function of it, it’s about the emotional appeal!”

First point:

This all started with a Turtle Video. The storyline is simple: ecologists and scientists working in Costa Rica come across a Turtle in distress. They pull it aboard and find a plastic straw stuck in its nose.

WARNING: Video has disturbing images. 

Second Point:

After over 30 million views of this video and a greater understanding of how billions of plastic straws were ending up in the oceans and staying undegradable for up to 5000 years, cities and countries banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws.

Seattle bans straw…read more...
Vancouver bans Straws…read more...
McDonalds Bans Plastic Straws…read more…
Huge 1000 location Bon Appetite bans straws…read more…
Alaska Airlines Bans Straws…. read more…

Third Point:

It’s not about why would you pay $10 for a straw, but more importantly it’s about what it says about a brand to have their logo on a folding reusable drinking straw. Your client’s logo on a LAST STRAW says that the client cares about the environment, is on top of the latest trends (meaning they are “in touch”) and lastly, but not least, they want to be seen as helping solve a recognized world problem and being a part of the solution.

last straw folding collapsible straw for sale now. Wholesale bulk promotional orders

Want help, FREE flyers, FREE virtuals or samples?

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com.

folding straw coded distributor prices

26 Jun

Queen gets Jiggy with her promotional swag. Pop phone grip tickles her Majesty!

The 94 year old Queen is Getting Down and Getting Jiggy with her Promotional Swag!

Like all of us, the monarch loves her smartphone and like anyone who loves their phone, she LOVES her POP phone grips!

The Queen gets a POP phone grip with her logo for the next Buckingham Palace tradeshow!

queen gets jiggy

Phone grips come in all shapes and sizes and Promo Motive leads the way with the best in low cost POP phone grips complete with 3M reusable adhesive backing and pop out grip styling.

POP NET PRICES: 250 $1.88 – 500 $1.68 – 1000 $1.48 FREE SHIPPING – NO SET UPS

pop socket style phone grip and media stand for business and promotional product

POP SQUARE NET PRICES: 250 $2.18 – 500 $1.98 – 1000 $1.78 FREE SHIPPING – NO SET UPS

pop sockets for trade show

Tons of other Phone POP grips available including Custom shaped, POP rings and more. For complete info call 1-888-908-1481 or email John@PromoCrunch.com.

custom-shaped-popsockets

25 Jun

McDonalds and Starbucks move to ban plastic straws, transition to reusable

The trend to ban plastic straws continues its worldwide movement as both Starbucks and McDonalds ban plastic straws.

Disposable plastic straws continue to be the poster child for everything bad in the world of non-recyclable plastics and major corporations are taking notice.

As is often the case, major corporations start at the edges of their business empires and then quickly move towards the center. Today both McDonald’s and Starbucks of India banned the use of all disposable plastics including drinking straws.

This ban comes amidst an ever-increasing chorus of bans from cities, states and countries banning the disposable plastic straw. This ban includes Seattle, Vancouver and over 500 other cities.

wholesale bulk folding drinking straw

 

What started all of this, a Turtle Video?

Yes…24 million views of the video below showing a sea turtle having a disposable plastic straw wrenched from its nostril (where it had become embedded in its sinus and throat) has prompted a worldwide backlash against the disposable straw and given rise to the folding stainless steel drinking straw.

The disposable plastic straw is now being banned worldwide. Seattle bans plastic straws.

 

The Promotional Products market gets in early on the trend.

Often the promotional products market is slow to adopt new ideas but the folding reusable straw is out of the gate and available for corporate promotions as of August 1, 2018. Get it here first.

folding collapsing drinking straw

wholesale bulk orders of folding collapsible steel straw

31 May

In 2018 promotional product professionals deserve more

In 2018 Promotional product professionals deserve more. They deserve to make more money for all of their efforts.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

Promo Motive tells it like it is!

As a SUPPLIER for over 20 years, we like to tell the truth!

Truth #1. Promotional product scams are everywhere. Here is how to avoid the most common pitfalls!

“The most commonly used scam to dupe distributors by suppliers is the use of set up fees.”

Set up fees are a scam employed by distributors in an effort to do a couple of things.

The first thing this accomplishes for suppliers is a revenue stream. As a long time ad specialty supplier and having worked in big suppliers in the 90’s and 2000’s I can tell you this…

“Set up fees represent as much as 32% of a suppliers gross revenue!”

set ups are a scam

set ups are a scam

Secondly, the use of set ups has come about as a way for suppliers to try and fool the unsuspecting distributor into thinking the actual price of the product is less that it is.

Set ups are also always on some weird coded price so that the supplier gets paid but you as a distributor can’t actually charge your customers any profit on that part of the sale.

“If you think of set ups as an additional TAX on your sale you won’t be happy!”

The other issue I have with set ups is that they are totally unnecessary and generally are a cost to you the distributor that is NOT an actual cost to the supplier. Here’s how:

Suppliers either bring in decorated products direct from offshore or decorate domestically.

“As a supplier myself, who brings them in directly from China I can tell you the following. I never, ever, pay China a set up fee! NEVER.”

If I don’t pay them, why should I charge you?

If a supplier decorates here in the States the idea of a set up is even more ridiculous. Ask yourself, what does a set up fee cover?

Labor? Does a decorator only pay their labor on each job (i.e. call someone in to print your job only)? No, these people are fully employed at the supplier and as such their labor is easily accounted for in the suppliers overhead.

Materials? The cost of ink is nada, zilch, bupkis.

In closing. Let’s be honest, if a supplier is charging you excessive set up fees then you are really getting taken.

Distributors! Are you looking for a SUPPLIER who really has your back?  Check out Promo Motive!

14 May

Professional marketers are caught off guard by this idea

Professional promotional products marketers and B2B specialists are stunned by this new idea. Free samples of a product to test and try before purchasing seem something out of the 1950’s.

Promo Motive is bringing back the good old days with free samples of it POP phone grips. Reversing the trend from simply providing free virtual proofs, Promo Motive is also going old school with its free pop phone grips to qualified resellers.

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US YOUR ADDRESS AND COURIER NUMBER FOR A FREE SAMPLE!!!

 

 popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

Do you qualify for FREE Samples?

If you are a professional reseller of promotional swag and would like to get 4 or 5 samples of both the square and the round POP phone grip then you are automatically qualified.

Are these really FREE?

Yup, the samples are FREE, all we ask is that you provide a valid UPS or FedEx Ground account. These ship domestically and cannot be shipped other than these 2 services (we use a 3rd party warehouse). If you get a promotional products order as a result of these samples, we will reimburse you the cost of your ground freight as a credit against your order – about $5-$10 off!

If you want to order these for your clients here is the cost!

Our minimum order is a measly 250 units and these come complete with FREE Shipping, FREE 4 color logo, FREE pantone matches and FREE virtual proofs. How amazing is that?

 

“Can’t Buy’em if you don’t try ’em…Can’t sell’em if you don’t smell’em!”

 

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

 

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coded pop phone stand prices

 

pop sockets for trade show

pop sockets for trade show

11 May

Get Your Logo on it for Less. Factory Direct Promotional Products for Less.

Promotional product professionals deserve a break. They deserve to make more money for all of the effort they put into their difficult work.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

more than a c

more than a c

We back our Distributors with FREE Everything!

We look at this business differently. Instead of trying to gouge you money for set ups, shipping, pantone matches, separations, virtuals etc etc, we believe in giving you one fair and low price. This way you can make more than a lousy C!

 

“Free everything and one fair and low price will make it easier for you to make more than a C!”

 

What do we do for FREE?

We offer all of our clients, (not just an elite few) FREE shipping, FREE virtuals, FREE set ups, FREE 4 color imprint, FREE pantone matches and a FREE smile all because we believe you deserve to make more than a lousy C!

Below are two price lists, designed with you in mind. The bottom one is CODED on a C… feel free to use it. However, the TOP price sheet is WITHOUT pricing.

WE WANT YOU TO USE THE TOP ONE AS WE KNOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE THAN A LOUSY C!

Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@promocrunch.com 

Below is the NO price go for it and make more than a C price list!

coded pop phone stand no price

coded pop phone stand no price

Below is the Coded a C price list with Free Everything!

coded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices

07 May

Custom shaped promos increase marketing presence

Custom shaped promos increase marketing presence. Turning your logo or product image into a custom shaped promotional product increases marketing impact by up to 200%

It is now possible to increase your marketing quotient by up to 200% simply by turning your logo or product into a custom shaped promotional product instead of simply putting your logo on a promotional swag.

end user custom shaped phone stand

end user custom shaped phone stand

Promo Crunch and Promo Motive are specialists in turning your clients product or logo into a custom shape. For nearly 20 years we have been turning clients’ logos and iconic shapes into something special in the promo field.

The custom shaped pop phone stand is just that style of idea. For a low min order of just 1000 pieces at a net price of $1.88 (that includes shipping and set up) we can make this happen. Think of your clients’ business. Do they have an iconic shape that can be turned into a phone stand?

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 am – 6 pm.

Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com

custom shaped pop ring for b2b

custom shaped phone stand for b2b

We do other custom shapes!

Other custom shaped ideas include custom USB flash drives and more. See below.

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow

batman shaped custom flash drive for tradeshow