Vistaprint vs. Walmart for Promotional Products. Who Is The Winner?

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 21, 2017

Vistaprint vs. Walmart for Promotional Products. Who Is The Winner?

Is Vistaprint or Walmart Right for YOUR Promotional Product Needs?

Promotional products are excellent marketing tools that offer great ROI and work to build your business. You’ve read my posts singing their praises. After all, they are the most effective forms of advertising available for businesses today. And they are increasingly a big hit at local events, family reunions and many other less “corporate” promotional product occasions.

We’ve been a leading provider of promotional product for decades, so we are watching with interest as some high-profile names want in on the action. Walmart has affiliated with a “trusted partner” to provide promotional products under the Walmart Promo Shop brand. And Vistaprint is also touting its promotional product services. Who “wins” in the promotional product battle between these heavyweight resellers? read more…

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Print Management? Here’s How to Take Control

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 16, 2017

Print Management? Here's How to Take Control

A Smarter, Less Stressful Approach to Printing Needs

Control freak?  If you manage a small or mid-sized business or play a key role in a larger one, you may feel you have to be these days. For many of us, the ever-faster pace of business today gives us the feeling that only we can see the big picture, and make the right decisions. The bad news is, there’s one area in which you’re probably not controlling things the way you should – print management.

But the good news is it’s easy to fix that and propel your business forward in several different ways. First, a solid print management relationship will reduce stress, by taking something off your plate with no downside. It will also save your business considerable money and valuable employee time. And finally, by controlling your print supply chain more effectively, you’ll actually improve the look and consistency of your print materials in the process. read more…

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QR Codes? Here’s Why They Matter to Your Business

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 14, 2017

Mashable Says QR Codes are “Cool Again”

A few years back, some “in the know” techies pronounced QR codes dead. But to paraphrase Mark Twain after he read his own obituary – reports of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Plenty of recent evidence suggests that QR codes are very much back in vogue; furthermore, some of the most popular social media sites are promoting their resurgence. I’m convinced that you’ll be taking advantage of our free and easy QR code generator in short order.

In a recent post, Mashable says QR codes are cool again. This comeback shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Trends today show people display little patience and expect almost instant results in whatever they do. Thus the “quick” in quick response (QR) codes make them very versatile, and very popular with generations to whom social media is a primary lifeline. read more…

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Need Custom Pens in a Rush?

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 9, 2017

Need Custom Pens in a Rush

Custom Pens Get Results. And Right Now You Can Get Them Faster

This post is about all about custom pens, so let’s get to the point. First, custom pens are an excellent promotional item to hand out at this time of year. Secondly, our special November offer means you still have time to get them.

Hand them out to customers at every opportunity. Leave them with prospects. Make sure every visitor to your office or facility leaves with one. Pens are great advertising for your business. And there’s no better time to order custom pens from Superior Business Solutions! read more…

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Ring in the New Year with Your Customers and Custom Branded Veuve Clicquot Champagne

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 7, 2017

Ring in the New Year with Your Customers and Custom Branded Products Like Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Here’s To a Creative and Compelling New Year’s Idea!

People love welcoming in the new year. But this New Year’s Eve, the ball-drop may not be the only thing commanding your guests’ attention. When it’s time to hand around those festive bottles of fine champagne, corks will pop as always.  But so will your business—thanks to your logo or unique design etched beautifully into each bottle!

It’s a truly novel idea, and a sophisticated way to remind guests or your lucky recipients of what they are celebrating, or whom they are celebrating with. The personalized label provides a creative highlight to New Year’s Eve and other holiday parties. And it’s a wonderful way to add an elegant touch to special events and occasions throughout the year. read more…

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How to Make a Custom Branded Calendar Your Customers Will Beg For

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 2, 2017

Promotional Calendars Make Great Promotional Gifts

How to Make a Custom Branded Calendar That Works for Your Business AND Your Customers and Prospects

Custom branded calendars remain one of the most popular promotional gifts a business can distribute to customers and prospects. The more pressed and over-scheduled our business and professional lives become, the more we consult our calendars every day. And it is not just the calendar on our phone or computer we look to. It is also the desk calendar from our vet’s office, or the one hanging on the wall that we look forward to receiving each year from our favorite restaurant down the street that is full of their secret recipes and event invites that connect us with our community and help us live a life well lived.  read more…

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10 Luxe Promotional Gifts for the Holidays

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on October 31, 2017

10 Luxe Promotional Gifts for the Holidays

Remember Them with These Promotional Gifts – and They’ll Remember You.

It’s not too early to think about how you’re going to recognize your best partners and customers during the holiday season. Think about how important they are to your success. It just doesn’t make sense to gift them with the “same old, same old” corporate gifts. Don’t miss an opportunity to show your best customers they’re worth your time and creativity.

It’s simple. If you want them to think of your business as something special, remember them with something special this year. It’s hard to break the old habit of humdrum handouts. But we can help. Here are some top-tier, luxe promotional gifts that will make your brand stand out from the rest this holiday season. read more…

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3 Unique Ways to Use Promotional Items

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on October 24, 2017

3 Unique Ways to Use Promotional Items

Wondering How to Make Promo Work for Your Brand?

I’d imagine after the last week or so, you are pretty well aware of my fondness for promotional items. Their value is hard to question. After all, consumer research tells us that they are the best-received advertising channel that is most likely to make them take action.

But there are ways to make them work even harder for your business. Today I’d like to share a few of them. I hope you can use one or all of them to make promotional items a regular (and very effective) part of your marketing efforts. read more…

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10 Fresh Promotional Items For The Produce Marketer

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on October 19, 2017

10 Promotional Items For The Produce Marketer

Here’s a Fresh Crop of Business and Relationship-Builders

This week, I’ve been talking about how promotional items can help build a business in different industries. Today, let’s talk about produce marketing. It’s another industry where you are only as good as the quality and timeliness of your last delivery. And when a wholesale produce buyer or retail chain needs fruits or vegetables, you’re not in the game if they don’t know your name.

That’s where promotional items come in. We have deep experience in helping clients choose, purchase, and distribute just the right item and send just the right message to their current and prospective clients. We’ve learned that the best items are both functional and uniquely themed to your industry. Our resources are nearly unlimited – but here are a few suggestions that will give you an idea of what I’m talking about. read more…

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10 Fresh Promotional Items for The Floral Industry

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on October 17, 2017

10 Promotional Items for The Floral Industry

Helping Companies in the Floral Industry Grow a Bunch

Marketers in the floral industry know that business grows on relationships and being “top of mind”. When a need arises from a current or potential client, your name needs to be the one they think of. One of the best ways to nurture relationships and make sure your company comes to mind quickly, is through promotional items.

I don’t mean just any items, of course. Our significant experience and consumer research has taught us that promotional items are the best-received advertising channel. But we’ve learned that useful items, especially those that are uniquely related to a specific industry “work” the best. We can source and/or create almost any item you can imagine. But here are a few suggestions that may plant some seeds. read more…

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