As you wrap up the year, you tie up all the loose ends and plan for the year ahead. You analyze sales, the marketing plan, your budgets and even staffing.
The end of the year is also a great time to take inventory of custom pens, imprinted bags, branded USB drives, personalized coffee mugs and any other company giveaways that you may have. Chances are, you’re probably running pretty low. The good news is that there has never been a better time than right now to stock up on your company swag!
1. Budget Surplus
For the lucky ones, there is money left over at the end of the year in the budget! And you know what they say, If you don’t use it, you lose it. And who want to lose budget money for next year? Not anyone that we know, that’s for sure! So go ahead, you have the green light to use that extra green for some great giveaways!
2. You are Going to Need Them
Each new year brings new customer events, tradeshows, customer meetings and new hires! What are you going to giveaway for that tradeshow you have in March? And what is going to be included in that new employee package? Some laser engraved stylus pens would be nice or maybe even an imprinted phone charger? Stock up now so that you are ready when you need them.
3. Order Early, Avoid the Last Minute Rush
Repeat after me, “This year will be different.” And actually stick to it! Don’t pay for rush shipping on your promotional items because you waited until the last minute AGAIN! Order them early and you will be ready for your next event! And just think of how good will it feel to check another item off that to-do list!
4. Your Giveaways Can Double as Holiday Gifts
When you have shelves full of imprinted goodies, you can use those items for end of the year gifts for your staff. They would LOVE an imprinted hoody or a branded travel coffee mug or even a scenic wall calendar for their work space. Just pick up some $5 gift cards to a local coffee shop to pair it with and BAM—you’re done! Now that was easy.
5. Everything is On Sale
This time of year everyone wants to sell, sell, sell. And you know what that means for you—SALES, SALES and more SALES!! First there is the Thanksgiving SALE, then it’s on to Black Friday, then Cyber Monday and the sales just keep going! So if you want to save on your promotional items, you picked the right time of the year. Order now, stock up and save. You’ll be so happy you did!