As I’m doing these blog posts more and more, I am finding products that I get really excited about! I’m having to rein in my emotions, so I can provide you with just the cold hard facts. NAH! That’s boring!
In January, 3 of our sales representatives headed to a trade show in Las Vegas. There, they learn of all the new products available in the promotional products industry. A little while after that, samples of this amazing product arrived.
FREAKIN’ BIRDHOUSES, you guys!
Who DOESN’T love lollipops?
The upcoming summer season means festivals, other outdoor events and conferences. We see a lot more businesses stocking up on awesome giveaways. Fun items like lollipops and wrapped candies are perfect for this season. With more and more businesses attending events (especially with the plethora of amazing events here in Victoria) it’s important to get more bang for your buck.
This past week I saw someone ask on Twitter if there was a place they could get buttons done by the weekend. Curious to see what our quickest turnaround time would be, I asked production and you know what they said? Easy Peasy, Nikki! I couldn’t believe it!
This week I felt a little stumped on which item to write about. There are THOUSANDS of items in our industry and sometimes it’s daunting to pick just one.
So, I asked for some input from Jarid (one of our amazing sales reps) and here is what he thinks is hot this Wednesday!
These tumblers have been around for a while, but their popularity just won’t fade!
We printed some of our own back in May of last year when they first appeared on the scene. This was one of those products that each of the employees used their best puppy dog eyes to get one of their own. I use mine every day! I have one at home that someone gave me. These are my water cups throughout the day. I try to fill it 4 times at work and 4 times at home.
This What’s Hot Wednesday is a special one!
We’re able to offer up some pretty sweet deals on Victorinox products!
When I’m asked where I work and I say “Island Business Print Group – A Print and Promotional Company”, people usually understand what ‘print’ means, but it’s not uncommon for people to ask what the ‘promotional’ part means. This is where I should really practice up a good answer, because I usually flail and and say something like “You know, like anything you want to put your logo on.” Because the breadth of items we have available is hard to explain. If people still look confused, I’ll follow up with “Like pens, mugs, bags n’ stuff” but that doesn’t even begin to cover it!
How many of your drink coffee or tea? Do you drink it daily? Do you have a favorite mug?
The majority of the time, when I drink coffee, I’m at work. Here at Island, we have our nice stackable Island coffee mugs. They’re big, and I know exactly what proportions to use in the mug to make the best coffee! Also, when I take selfies – our logo is prominently shown. I mean, uh… IF I took selfies at work. Now, our mugs are pretty awesome. They obviously do the trick, they stack nicely in our cupboard so that we can have enough mugs to last us a week until the cleaners come. (Yes, we ARE a wee bit spoiled.)
Alright, raise your hand if you packed on a little winter weight. It’s ok, I can’t see you, go ahead. Have you pulled out your spring clothes yet? Do they fit?
Ok, ok. Enough with the personal questions. Spring weather is trickling in and it’s time to get moving. I’ve noticed some companies starting up walking/get moving programs. Some complete with prizes! One of the ways to motivate your staff/group is by giving them something to help them measure their progress. One of my favorite items is a pedometer. Simple and inexpensive, these little tools are great for getting an idea how much you’re moving each day. (and they won’t irritate your skin like some electronic sports band that I really wanted that will remain nameless.)
Ahhh, the corkscrew. I doubt these would ever go out of style! It’s amazing how many places these are good for! Hotels, Wineries, Restaurants, Liquor Stores, Wine Reps, and not to mention our kitchen!
For those of our friends here on Vancouver Island, it looks like we’re in for a real treat weather-wise.
Look at this forecast for Victoria!