New Balance® Compu-Rucksack – A Unique Bag Packed With Features

New Balance® 574 Parks Compu-Rucksack – holds up to 17″ laptops in a dedicated computer compartment – AS LOW AS $64.98

2013 sales figures released by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) shows that bags are the 3rd most popular giveaways (by quantity sold). The impressive imprint area offered by bags make them ideal candidates for marketing campaigns and business gifts.

The New Balance® 574 Parks Compu-Rucksack is one such bag. It looks unique and is packed with features. This backpack is also classy, spacious and good-looking.

This customized promotional backpack cleverly highlights your logo and message!

This is a business gift will win the approval of recipients. Here are some reasons why:

✦ Spacious enough to store a 17″ laptop
✦ Checkpoint-friendly computer bag
✦ Flapover enclosure with TPU straps
✦ Main compartment can fit a tablet or iPad
✦ Front and two side zippered pockets
✦ Padded back for added comfort
✦ NB DRY technology to keep users cool while on the move
✦ PVC-free
✦ Natural color with blue and red accents
This computer backpack can be relied upon as a cool branded computer bag for clients and employees . Contact us directly if you would like additional, stylish bag ideas.

This Sleek Black Tote Bag Will Turn Heads At Your Next Trade Show

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Slick Black Midnight Tote Bag With Colored Trip – as low as $2.99

Are you searching for a convention tote bag with a high-tech look and feel?  This shiny Black Midnight Tote Bag is the ideal solution to help your business stand out at conventions and trade show.

It features two shoulder length handles and a pen loop to keep writing instruments handy at all times.  Choose from 4 bright trim color options: blue, lime green, red and orange which give this sleek tote bag a nice pop of color against the black body and handles.

Your custom branded logo can be printed in an area of up to 5″ x 5″.  The promotional tote bag size is 14″H x 15″w x 5″D.  Click here to view additional product information.

Trade show marketing tip:  Businesses spend a large chunk of their marketing budget exhibiting at trade shows, and yet once you get there, you then have to figure out how to stand out among a sea of other booths.

Trade show tote bags are a truly fantastic opportunity to generate buzz on the show floor away from your booth.  If your bag is sleek and unique like this one, people will want to know more about where the bag originated from.  Once they find the source, they will be more receptive to learning what your company has to offer.

Want more trade show marketing tips? View 22 guerrilla marketing ideas for trade shows.

Steps To Successful Overseas Promotional Product Sourcing & Importing

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Is your business looking to purchase a large quantity of branded promotional products and/or need to custom manufacture a unique premium item or product to your specifications?

Avoid the risks that can come with using the unproven factories found on China direct websites and work with custom product sourcing and manufacturing experts instead. In the end, you’ll still save cost, time and get peace of mind working with a dedicated team of custom product experts with products sourced only from trusted and reliable factories.

Source an existing product and save cost by importing in volume, or create your own design from the ground up.

 The following steps will ensure a successful overseas project:

  1. For maximum cost savings on large or heavy items or for completely custom made products, it is best to allow 60-120 days until product is required so that ocean freight can be utilized.  Ocean freight requires around 30 days for transit time which is why you should try to allow 60-120 days.  If time is an issue, air shipping can cut shipping time down to 5-7 days, but may add to the cost.
  2. Work with a promotional products distributor that has experience with custom manufacturing and importing as well as sufficient product liability insurance ($1,000,000 per occurrence & $2,000,000 aggregate is recommended).
  3. Request a quote based on your product and timeline needs.  It is best to communicate a product budget in advance if you have one.  This will help the distributor to best meet your requirements and will also save time.
  4. Once the project is underway, ensure that you will receive a digital mock up first. Then follow that up with a physical, pre-production sample.  If the project is under a time constraint, a photo of the pre-production sample may be sufficient for production approval.
  5. Once your product has shipped, tracking information should be made available to you (if shipped via air).
  6. Ensure that you will not be charged with any import duties as this should normally be handled by the distributor.
  7. Immediately after the product is delivered, inspect the shipment to ensure that you received exactly what you were expecting.

Contact Brand Spirit to learn more or to obtain a quote for your next custom project.

New: Carhartt Backpacks, Duffels & Tool Bags Make Memorable Branded Gifts

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Carhartt Signature 20″ Work Duffel Bag with custom embroidered logo – as low as $79.98

New and trending promotional travel gift – The Carhartt Signature backpack, tools bag and duffels bag

For the past 125 years, Carhartt has been helping workers get the job done.  The Carhartt brand got it’s start in 1889, establishing itself as makers of top-of-the-line overalls for railroad workers.  

This newest line of durable duffel bags, tool bags and back packs feature the rugged look and sturdy construction that have made Carhartt the premier brand for the everyday workforce.  This durable gear can be ordered with custom a embroidered logo or full color printing featuring your business or organizations’ branding.  With the holidays coming up soon, Carhartt gear is a great solution for your business gift-giving needs.

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Carhartt Signature 14″ Tool Bag with custom imprint – as low as $49.98

This Carhartt Signature 14″ Tool bag is the perfect gift to hold all your coveted tools.  It’s built with a metal frame to allow easy access to the main compartment.  The 1200D Poly fabric is not only extremely durable, it’s also water repellent.

The Carhartt Signature Standard Tool belt is also available to be customized.

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Carhartt Signature Standard Work Compu-Backpack with custom logo – as low as $73.98

Where the Carhartt brand really crosses over into everyday, practical use by just about anyone are their rugged compu-backpacks.

The Carhartt Signature Standard Work Compu-Backpack is water repellent and built to last.  It features a padded laptop sleeve in the main compartment, which can house up to a 15″ computer.  There is also a handy ipad/table sleeve built in along with storage space built in for power cords and other electronics accessories.

But if you’re looking for something a little larger, the Carhartt Signature Deluxe Work Compu-Backpack can hold up to a 17″ computer.  Both backpack sizes come with contour fitted shoulder straps along with back panel padded air mesh.

Click here to view all customizable Carhartt products.

Get The Handy Dual Compartment Cooler Bag Branded With Your Logo

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The Obrero Dual Compartment Cooler Bag with custom printed logo – as low as $6.00.  Click for details.

No matter what your job is or where you work, packing your lunch is a cheaper and healthier option than going out every day. Fast food isn’t good for your wallet or waistline. Sometimes finding a lunch bag big enough for an adult is hard. But the Dual Compartment Cooler Bag is a great option.

The Obrero Dual Compartment Cooler Bag comes in 4 different colors and those include: Royal, Silver, Yellow, Black, Black with Red together. There are two compartments for your food and for your drink. This bag has a front pocket, a place to put your ID, and the strap is adjustable so it will fit you how you like it. The insulation on the inside is made of sturdy nylon.

Of course, since you are a company, putting your business logo on this personalized cooler bag is the perfect way to stand out. Whether these are used at company events such as picnics, or the employees use them to bring their lunch to work, everyone will see the brand and logo.

This would be great for employees, but also would work well for school fundraisers, and charities or other organizations that need to raise funds. This is a great way to get your charity out there and seen by others. Of course, this can be sold online and shipped, or put in a store or general location in your business/office so visitors can see it.

Those who receive this cooler bag can also find many uses for it in their personal time. Whether its tailgating, going to the park, or an amusement park, this cooler bag is the perfect size for keeping snacks and drinks cool for those day trips.

This custom branded insulated lunch bag is 9.25 inches by 8 inches by 6 inches. They weigh only 1.35 pounds on their own.  It can be embroidered or can have silkscreen, the choice is yours. You can also order these cooler bags without any printing.

Click here to learn how to order these insulated cooler bags for your organization.