Ad Pro, AIA – 5 Tips For Choosing the Right Promotional Products

What to consider when choosing a promotional product for your company.



Who should you buy from?

There are many places you can buy promotional products.  We believe you should choose Ad Pro, AIA because we are promotional consultants as well as trained sales professionals.  Our staff is trained and awarded the Certified Advertising Specialist and Trained Advertising Specialist designation. Only 4% of distributors in this industry have this designation. We work with quality suppliers that understand the current safety standards and laws governing the promotional products industry.  You can always contact us for information and help.  We give you the personal touch and are happy to keep you informed or answer questions about your order at any time.

What is the purpose of giving an item and where and how will you distribute it?

You may be displaying at a trade show, giving customer appreciation gifts, honoring employees with awards, or creating a mailer.  All of these are common reasons for purchasing promotional products, but they have very different purposes and places of distribution.  Since there are so many promotional items, keeping these simple ideas in mind will help you narrow your focus of appropriate items.

Will your items be used for children 12 or under?

If the answer is yes, then you need some advice and expertise on how to meet the Consumer Product Safety Initiative Act. If you are in California, the Prop 65 Compliance Act needs to be considered as well.  These are not issues you can discuss if you just order online.  Don’t take a chance! At Ad Pro, AIA we have been trained to deal with companies that have been certified for safety and compliance in these areas.  We work to protect your business name and the safety of your customers.

What are you planning to spend?

The price and quality of promotional products can vary widely.  Knowing the purpose and distribution method of the items can help you set a reasonable budget.  We always recommend that you contact us for help with your general budget and items.  We work with quality suppliers, that we call our MVP’s, and we often have special pricing available that isn’t posted or a blow-out special that just came across our computers. You want to spend enough to get a quality product that will not be tossed and forgotten.  A legitimately useful, quality,item that will be used again and again is what we recommend.  It gives you the most bang for your buck and is smart marketing.

When do you need your products?

Although this consideration is mentioned last, it is a top priority.  Ordering 8 weeks or more before an event or occasion is not too soon.  Many items can be secured in two to three weeks.  Last minute orders often incur expensive rush charges, expedited shipping,  and limit your options on items and decoration methods.  However, we do have suppliers that offer 24 hour service for those occasional emergencies. You need time to get exactly what you want, and we need time to make that happen for you.

  • Contact Ad Pro, AIA today and we can discuss these considerations for your next project!Ad Pro, AIA logo
    Bob Vibe-  775-762-8869
    Kaye Vibe- 775-815-8869
    Tim Kuhn-     760- 217-5605Toll Free- 888-662-3776

Ad Pro, AIA serves the Nevada communities of the Carson Valley, Carson City, Reno, Sparks, Lake Tahoe, and communities along U.S. Hwy 395.  Ad Pro has a strong presence in southern CA with a dedicated sales representative there.  Beyond that, Ad Pro has national accounts in the United States and Canada.
Contact us today!  We can meet your promotional needs.