Promotional products are those fun high-quality consumer gifts that merchants give away free to shoppers. Coupon clipping enthusiasts are often familiar with the gifted reusable grocery bags, shimmering aluminum beverage mugs, and store-branded pens that come in a variety of delightful colors. Electronics, toys, and household items are all given away by merchants AND by savvy consumers who shop for gifts from promo product vendors.

How Cheap Gifts are Purchased through Promotional Item Catalogs:

Everybody can buy exciting cheaply priced gifts directly from the same suppliers that the merchants use. Promotional items are normally sold with printed logos or store slogans attached. However, it is also possible to order promotional items in ‘plain’ without any type of advertising attached. Plain promotional items are unbranded consumer goods that are priced less than those with designer logos, store names, or other ads.

It is possible to find Black Friday prices every day of the year through shopping with promotional item vendors. The only catch to the inexpensive prices is the fact that all items are sold in bulk orders that often contain a minimum of 10, 50, or 100 pieces of the same wholesale product. New parents can find brag books or picture frames. Brides can find reception tokens, while teachers can find classroom gifts with budget-friendly prices.

When shopping with promotional item vendors online, choose a location with a live customer service option. Ask for information about discounts or coupon codes that can be used while placing orders. Most suppliers carry hundreds or thousands of products that are priced less than $5.00 per unit.  Keep in mind, it is common to ask for free samples of candles, backpacks, and other wonderful items before your final order for gifts is completed.

Here are a few of my favorite vendors:

ProdPromo: This International promotional products store is run by a friendly family-oriented man named Gareth who often mans the live customer service function personally. The ProdPromo site includes thousands of high-quality items that can quickly show all new promotional shoppers what this marketplace has to offer. This store lists UK prices but also has a division for U.S. shoppers.

Holden Products: Holden Products are made and located in Texas, USA. For people who are interested in eco-friendly bags of all types, sports bottles or corporate gifts, the Holden family has you covered. This company has been in business for over 35 years and is just now entering the online marketplace. You can meet Stephen Holden on this entertaining video where he tests his reusable grocery bag durability while skydiving. For some great deals, contact Stephen.

Empire Promos: The Empire Promos store caters to an American audience. This large promotional items site offers a wonderful selection of small gifts with consumer-friendly prices. For the best bargains on prices on this site, click to see their extensive 'sale and clearance item' category.

BTC Group: Frank runs the large BTC Group promotional products site that services all areas of the United Kingdom. It is possible for people from the United States to find ideas and products at this large store to ask American suppliers about. Most promotional product stores do not show all of their offerings online; consumers can always ask the live customer service departments if they have products seen in other locations. Visit Frank's large store here.

It always pays to shop early when ordering bulk goods during the Holiday Season to avoid shortages or the possible mailing complications that arise when delivery dates are a problem. Promotional item stores offer state-of-the-art Websites that are fun-filled places to find economical gifts.

This has been a guest post by Catherine from Kemmerer, WY
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