Global Sourcing: “The world is getting smaller” and never has this been truer than in the promotional products industry. Production times are typically 7 to 28 days, and then a matter of choosing the shipping method, air freight, 1 to 3 days, or by ship, 3 to 5 weeks. Gone are the 90 to 120 day turn-around times.
Also, the quantities required to go directly to the offshore factories are getting smaller. No longer do you have to order 1,000 hats or flash drives to qualify for direct to factory purchasing. In some cases, you can order under 100!
If you know you have an event coming up or have developed your marketing plan and know what your needs for promotional products are each quarter, give the team at STOUTgear a call so they can reach out to their world network to find the product at a far better price than advertised. Not only will you have taken care of a “to do” item on your list, but you will impact your budget in a very positive way.
The reality still is, for deep discounts, volume is the key. Although, depending on the product, you may be surprised about where the “big break” is. Please contact us to discuss your plans, and we’ll go to work for you gathering the information and costs so you can make an informed decision.