Our company has given away technology type promotional items at a local college career fair. We’re looking for something new to the market but staying with technology.
James T Bass, Houston, Texas

An item we came across recently is the All-In-One Retractable Charging Cable. Its unique compact design keeps the cords from tangling as they automatically retract into case. The charging cables extends to 23" with a Micro USB connector on one end and an 8 pin connector on opposite end. The All-In-One Retractable Charging Cable is available in black, blue, green, red or white.

All-In-One Retractable Charging Cable
We would like to have some inexpensive pens at our tradeshow table for people to fill out a questionnaire and to also keep the pen. What are our options? </br>BD - Dallas, Texas

We would like to have some inexpensive pens at our tradeshow table for people to fill out a questionnaire and to also keep the pen. What are our options?
BD - Dallas, Texas

You have a couple of options and both are less than 20 cents apiece. The Belfast Ballpoint Pen with White Barrel or the Belfast Ballpoint Pen with Colored Barrel are the choices for a stick pen. If you’re more interested in a retractable, the Preston Ballpoint Pen is your best bet. The Preston is available with a number of different trim colors so matching your logo colors is easier. Both pens are available with a FREE rush services for those who find themselves behind schedule.

Inexpensive pens
What is the most basic and handy promotional item that is also very inexpensive, maybe even something that can be mailed out?<br />BET, Bartlett, Tennessee

What is the most basic and handy promotional item that is also very inexpensive, maybe even something that can be mailed out?
BET, Bartlett, Tennessee

Mailing the item out changes the direction of the answer a bit so we would have to say a nail file aka emery board. Since the nail file is flat, it easily fits in a #10 envelope without adding to the cost of mailing. Nail Files are available in a number of colors and shapes…some with a full color imprint. The price is as about as low it gets…like 20 cents apiece for a quantity of 1500. Our suggestion would be not to just send one nail file but send 2 or 3 to have them scattered about. Besides, the stamp for the envelope will cost you as much a couple of nail files!

Nail Files
Our company has a National Sales Conference coming up in January and would like to give each of the attendees a gift of a technology product of some type. Any thoughts?<br />AFB – Arlington, Virginia

Our company has a National Sales Conference coming up in January and would like to give each of the attendees a gift of a technology product of some type. Any thoughts?
AFB – Arlington, Virginia

A Power Bank would be a great idea as it would be useful for those who travel a lot and are on their phone a significant amount of time. However, we would recommend an Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified Power Bank as there have been reports of Power Banks catching fire. This may be only the inferior models that have not gone through the UL certification but it’s something to consider. There are many Power Banks to choose from in various styles, capacities and price ranges. Need help…just let us know!

Power Banks
In our dental practice, a great number of our patients are children. What would you suggest for an inexpensive gift that is branded with our logo and message?<br />BT – Richmond, Virginia

In our dental practice, a great number of our patients are children. What would you suggest for an inexpensive gift that is branded with our logo and message?
BT – Richmond, Virginia

Allsorts has an entire category for Fun For Kids however we might recommend these four products. Folding Flyer Disc With Case is fun to toss about, even inside the house and is available in a number of colors. Color Changing Cups or Mood Cups will become your patient’s favorite at any meal. Jumbo Chalk is always well received by kids as they enjoy expressing themselves in their artwork. Bubble Tube Necklace…there’s something very special about bubbles that always seems to bring about a smile.

Fun For Kids

Our church would like to give something out to everyone in our congregation that is useful for all ages yet inexpensive…any ideas?
ALD – Orange, Virginia

One of our favorites is the Lip Balm With Clip Cap as it certainly is a product that all ages will use and it is inexpensive. The clip allows you to place the lip balm on your keys so that they are always handy. This also prevents the lip balm from getting lost or staying in your pocket as it goes through the wash.

Custom Lip Balm SPF w/ Clip Cap
Our company often works with Senior Citizens and would like to present them with an inexpensive gift that might cost around $3.00 to $5.00. What would you suggest?<br />CGH – Punta Gorda, Florida

Our company often works with Senior Citizens and would like to present them with an inexpensive gift that might cost around $3.00 to $5.00. What would you suggest?
CGH – Punta Gorda, Florida

The Illuminate Pen with LED light would be a good choice for Seniors! This is a quality aluminum pen with rubber grip that has a light at the pen tip to illuminate the spot where one would be writing. It’s not just for writing or signing your name on something…use the Illuminate Pen as an anytime flashlight. Your Seniors will love this gift!

Illuminate Pen With LED Light

There are some Home Shows coming up that we have a table at… any ideas for promotional giveaways?
JB – Coos Bay, OR

November 28th, 2016

Something for the home of course… something handy and useful would be the best item to attract people to your table. What comes to mind is a Shammy Towel! People will use the Shammy Towel in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in the laundry room… many places in the home. Outside, for cleaning the car, wiping down outdoor furniture, washing the windows of the house… the list is endless.

Shammy Towels
Any suggestions for a promotional product for a HVAC contractor?<br />MJB -  Salem, MA

Any suggestions for a promotional product for a HVAC contractor?
MJB -  Salem, MA

November 22nd, 2016

Since HVAC contractor’s purpose is to keep people warm or cool…a thermometer comes to mind. The least expensive product is the Thermometer Magnet which there are a number of options. People will keep this magnet around to tell them what the temperature is in their home or office. Being highly visible… the Thermometer Magnet has the name of your business clearly in view!

Thermometer Magnets
How can we make our Holiday party more interesting?<br />KLH – Chicago, Illinois

How can we make our Holiday party more interesting?
KLH – Chicago, Illinois

November 14th, 2016

Holiday parties can be a challenge in bringing people together so that they can enjoy the event. One idea may be “Glow In The Dark” products with your logo! There are Pint Glasses, Beer Mugs, Lighted Ice Cubes, Glow Cups, Nite Glow Bracelets and so much more!

Glow In The Dark Products
Thank you

Thank you

October 25th, 2016

November 24th, 2016… for most of us will mean cooking, eating too much, watching football and spending time with family. We have much to be thankful for in our lives but how often do we let people know other than our closest family members, just how important they are to us. November is a great time to tell our customers and employees how grateful we are for them. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, just something to say that I recognize you, I appreciate you and I’m grateful for you. Allsorts has some wonderful ideas for such thanks giving…

Food Gift Sets
Football Season

Football Season

August 16th, 2016

Sorry to see the summer go but bring on FOOTBALL season! Custom imprinted footballs are perfect for team fundraising, student involvement, alumni get-togethers and local business community support. There’s a great selection of promotional football products to choose from…vinyl and foam footballs, foam football helmets, full size leather footballs, signature footballs and stress footballs. Make it a football season to remember… Allsorts can help!

FOOTBALL

Technology

August 9th, 2016

It’s back to school time and what better way to gain visibility with the younger crowd than technology! There are so many technology promotional items to consider in a wide range of prices. From something as simple as a screen cleaning cloth or a stylus pen to bluetooth speakers or mobile device charger…you can’t go wrong. Also, unique technology products like bluetooth keyboards, USB plug-in fans or solar power banks will really be a hit. Ask Allsorts for ideas… we’re here to help!

Technology
Supporting Employee Health

Supporting Employee Health

August 2nd, 2016

Employee health has been receiving a lot of attention and rightfully so! Americans currently face many health related issues… which can be addressed with diet, exercise and stress reduction. Many companies are encouraging their employees to eat better during their time at work by providing them with a cooler bag. Bringing ones daily snacks and lunch to work encourages better nutrition and improved dietary habits. Show your employees that you care with a cooler bag like this one!

Companion XL Cooler
Back to School

Back to School

July 26th, 2016

Every year, children head back to school, which creates the perfect opportunity for some inexpensive marketing. For around 10 cents, local businesses could provide each student with a pencil imprinted with a message from that business. As the children bring those pencils home from school, the message is seen by many! Our Workhorse #2 Pencil is On Sale for as little as 10 cents.

Workhorse #2 Pencil
Retail Style Tote Bags

Retail Style Tote Bags

July 21st, 2016

Tote Bags are useful …that’s why people always enjoy receiving them as a promotional giveaway! Retail Style Tote Bags are far more than just useful, they become people’s FAVORITE bag in so many ways. These tote bags are well constructed, featuring various fabric colors, patterns and sizes…and most importantly, they are fashionably attractive. Make your next marketing effort a SUCCESS with a Retail Style Tote Bags…you’ll be glad you did!

Retail Style Tote Bags

Simple Works Too!

July 12th, 2016

Sometimes simple and handy promotional items are your best choice for increasing your visibility in the marketplace. People will keep them, use them and see your logo with each use of that item. Consider the Flower Scrubber inexpensively priced, available in a number of colors, durable, offers a large imprint area and are a product that just about everyone has a use for. 

Flower Scrubber
Beverage Napkins

Beverage Napkins

June 22nd, 2016

Parties are the BEST! They help make life fun! Unfortunately, a lot of them aren't memorable and what's life without memories? If you're planning a party or an event, you will want to make it memorable for your guests. Music, entertainment, food, guests, etc, all make your party fun but there are other ways of making it memorable like having your logo or theme in all the right places. Napkins with a full color imprint are one way of having you in front of your guests and forever imprinted in their mind.

 5 Reasons to use full color imprint on napkins

  • A full color imprint displays your company's logo with its actual colors.
  • WOW your guests and make your event amazing and unique.
  • The napkins provide eye-catching branding.
  • A medium for doodling great ideas or exchanging phone numbers.
  • Full color imprints on napkins can be vibrant works of art.
white napkins with full color logos printed on them

More than 6 ways of using full color imprint on napkins:

  • Weddings: picture of bride and groom, their names, their initials, the date of their wedding, ornamental flowers.
  • Corporate Events: company anniversary, holiday party, annual picnics.
  • International/National Trade Conferences.
  • Resorts, Hotels: use it at the restaurant, at the lobby bar, the coffee machine, guest rooms, function rooms, catering events.
  • Cruise/air lines, country clubs, golf courses, sports arenas.
  • Birthday, graduation, baby shower, anniversary, celebration, holiday events.
White napkins with full color logos printed on them.

Full color imprint napkins