You need to be aware of certain factor anytime you want to select promotional items for your business. You have to think how you will go about the exercise, as well as which items you intend to end up with.
You need to understand what you want to achieve with these items. This will serve as the guide to the rest of the exercise. You have to decide whether you wish to reach a large number of people quickly, or you are aiming at a more select group.
Large number usually means the business will only spend on more cost-effective items and less on higher cost items. That would work best for a select group of clients, where you want to give more value.The pricier items are for, the smaller select group being targeted. You can even consider electronics at this stage.
It is important that the selected items are relevant to the targeted audience and clients. While it may seem like a simple conclusion, it is common to see many business owners lose sight of this goal. Those who own businesses that provide cleaning services, for example, would do well to get giveaways that are related to cleaning. Clients tend to associate a brand name with the theme portrayed by the promotional items. It is sensible for an accounting firm to give away notepads, calculators, or other accounting related items.
You can only pick promotional items that are in season. You cannot, for instance, get your clients sunglasses in winter. You could instead get the stainless steel tumblers, since they will use them to keep their drinks warm. You can still go for mugs, beanies, and blankets when it is winter time. When it comes to summer, sunglasses, coolers, and beach items will make the most sense.
You need to select items that are of the highest quality when it comes to promotional exercises. There is always the default classification of the quality of the promotional items with the quality of the rest of your business. Cheap items are taken to reflect the rest of the business poorly. High quality means the business is great.
You also need to think of the ability of the items to withstand long-term use. You may get a great item that does not last more than a few days. The longer the lifespan the better.
It is easy for most to choose items that are prices the lowest. This should not be the case, since price is not always the deciding factor. You on the other hand should not go out an overspend. Do not also settle for the first cheap things you see. Look for a way to balance between price and quality.