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The Popularity of Promotional Pens and Why they Work

Custom pens have long been a favorite for promotional products. From new companies to multi-million dollar corporations, businesses of every size use pens to promote their brand. Inexpensive, yet effective, pens are an affordable way to get your name out to the masses. You can use them during marketing events, as customer giveaways, and even in marketing mailouts.

 

Why Promotional Pens are so Popular

You might wonder how something so small could possibly be so popular. The answer is pretty You might wonder how something so small could be so popular. The answer is pretty straightforward – they’re cheap, effective, and offer endless possibilities!

How often have you used a pen with a company name or logo on it? Many times, I am sure! Customized pens are hands down one of the most affordable promotional products you can buy, and they fit into any marketing plan and budget.

 

Everyone uses Pens – It’s a great way to remind them of your brand

Extremely affordable and effective at boosting sales, pens are used by everyone, every day – at work, at home, and on the go. Most people keep them at their desks at work and home, as well as in pockets, purses, briefcases, and even their car.

And think about how many pens are “lost” each day! Every time someone loses your pen, someone else finds it, extending your reach even further.

 

Tradeshow Favorites

Pens are an easy way to keep your name in front of current and prospective customers alike. A favorite for tradeshows and conferences, putting your name on a pen gives you so many opportunities to gain new clients. You can add your company logo for instant recognition, or add a phone number so the user can easily call and make an appointment, or place an order.

Another idea is to fill containers with your custom pens, and place them on tradeshow tables, at a receptionist desk, and in conference rooms. That way visitors can grab one on their way out, or take notes about your company while in a meeting.

 

Affordability

Pens are ideal for any promotion or event, with prices starting below 20¢ when you buy them in bulk! At that price, given the reach they provide, you can’t afford to not buy them to promote your company. The exposure it gives your company will pay for them over and over again.

Our Selection

At the Promotional Pen Store, we offer a huge selection of styles and colors to choose from, with pricing that fits every budget. One of our most popular categories, Budget Stick Pens, is ideal for small and new businesses or companies on a limited budget.

For example – let’s look at our best-selling stick pen – the Belfast. You can get 500 personalized pens with your custom logo for under $130.00 – including our setup fee! And shipping at the Promotional Pen store is always free!

In addition to our Budget Stick pens, we carry Click, Twist, Metal, and Stylus Pens, as well as pens with Rubber Grips for a truly comfortable writing experience. We also offer Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, Coloring Markers, and Mechanical Pencils. And for environmentally conscience brands, check out our selection of Eco and Recycled pens.

Many of our writing instruments come with a choice of ink color, and most with a one-color imprint, while some are laser-engraved. To create a truly unique pen, we have a great selection of click pens that come with a Full-Color Imprint to showcase your brand.

Visit our store and find your promotional pen today! Need assistance? Email us at info@promowebstores.com, or click on the chat box located at the right-hand bottom of any page to immediately connect with one of our helpful sales reps.

Holiday Gift Giving for Customers and Employees

The holiday season is a great time for businesses to show appreciation to customers and employees for their loyalty. Without either of these groups, your company would not be operational! While you are always looking out for new customers, keeping current ones happy is important. Repeat business is the key to long-lasting success.

And of course, you always want to include your employees. Sales might bring in the money, but happy employees are key to making your business run smoothly and efficiently. When you show employees that you care about and appreciate them, they will be happier in their work which is reflected in their attitude, and the way they treat customers. It’s also important for employee retention – a content employee is a long-term employee.

 

What makes a great gift?

When choosing branded gifts, whether for customers or employees, think about the quality of the item and the reusability factor. While small trinkets and items are great for promotions throughout the year, holiday gifts should be something that makes them say “wow”!

Studies have shown that when you give a customer a promotional gift, they tend to keep those gifts for 5 years or more! And of course, each time they use your gift they will think of your business, creating a reminder so they will call you when they are once again in the market for your services or products.

 

Gifts that Last

The best holiday gifts are ones that can be used over and over again. Repeat impressions are key to successful marketing, and that includes branded holiday gifts. Below are a few ideas for promotional gifts that are ideal for both customers and employees.

 

Drinkware

Custom drinkware makes a great promotional gift and is an easy way to keep your name in front of people throughout the day. The Custom Drinkware Store has a wonderful selection of sports bottles, koozies, glassware, and stainless steel drinkware.

16 Oz. Denali Stainless Steel Thermos – Stainless Steel with a screw-on, spill-resistant lid, and pop-up lid for pouring, this thermos has double-walled construction and is ideal for hot coffee as well as cold beverages like iced tea and water.

20 Oz. Full Color Stainless Steel Himalayan Tumbler with Antimicrobial Additive – featuring built-in antimicrobial properties to prevent germs and bacteria from forming on the cup, this stainless steel tumbler has a 4-color process wrap to create a one-of-a-kind gift that people can immediately associate with your brand.

Bags

A custom bag gives the recipient a useful and long-lasting gift with many uses. At The Custom Bag Store, we offer a varied selection of bags to meet every need.

Deluxe Sports Duffel Bag – This handsome duffel bag sports has several pockets and a shoe compartment to hold everything you need for a trip to the gym or weekend getaway, and features a generous size imprint to showcase your logo.

Manhattan Tote Bag – this stylish tote comes with a unique checkered pattern with Black, Blue, or Silver Accents and a Black or Brown pouch. It’s ideal for carrying groceries, work supplies, and books.

 

Umbrellas

A custom umbrella can be used year-round, and it’s one of the few items that you can use to promote your brand that will give your brand a broader reach. Every time someone uses a promotional umbrella with your logo, not only will they think of your company but they are advertising your product to everyone around them each time they use it. Check out our complete line at the Custom Umbrella Store.

46″ Auto Open & Close Reversa Inversion Folding Umbrella – The intelligent design makes it easy to open and close and is designed not only to protect you from rain but also from a rain-soaked umbrella. When not in use, it folds to only 13″ long so that it fits almost anywhere.

46″ Auto Open Reflective Iridescence Umbrella – featuring a generous imprint area, you can promote your brand while offering users a safe way to travel in the rain. This umbrella features a reflective iridescence canopy so others can easily see you when the skies are gray.

A Personal Touch

No matter what gift you decide on this holiday season, you can always add a personal touch to make it even more special. If you are wrapping your gifts, consider adding a Custom Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer, or Promotional Pen to the bow so they know just who the gift is from! You can also add a gift tag to these items and attach it to the gift if you decide not to wrap them individually.

 

Our Top Selling Promotional Pens of all Time

Custom pens are a popular promotional item, and we sell a lot of them! With their extremely low price pens are an cheap and effective way to promote any brand, company, or event. Even our most expensive product comes in at only $4.64 – and that is for a set of 8 fine point markers!


Promotional pens are a great way to advertise your business. Cheaper than most single-use gimmick products, people use pens everyday. This gives your brand the repeated exposure it needs.


Pens are easy to carry, making them ideal to keep in your car for client visits. You can drop off a few at your customer’s offices, to help keep your brand within their view throughout the day.


Our least expensive budget stick pen is only 18¢ per piece for 1000 pieces. That’s only $180.00 for 1000 pieces of promotional items featuring your logo! You can get 500 click pens for as low as $130.00 (500 at 26¢ per piece), or 5000 for $1050.00 (21¢ per piece). That’s a lot of pens for the money! If you are looking for premium pens, we also carry the top-selling BIC (32¢ and up) and Pilot ($1.24 and up) brand pens.


At the Promotional Pen Store, we have a great selection of writing instruments to choose from. In addition to stick and click pens, we also carry Metal, Twist, and Rubber Grip pens, as well as Stylus Pens. While most of our pens come with a one color imprint, we have a selection of Full-Color pens to make your logo pop! We carry Eco and Recycled pens for environmentally conscious companies.


We also offer Mechanical Pencils, Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers, and Coloring Markers. So, no matter what type of writing instrument you are looking for, we are sure to have one that meets your needs!


And, did I forget to mention? All our pens come with FREE GROUND SHIPPING (up to $100), and a FREE SETUP for orders of 500+ pieces with a One-Color Imprint. Additionally, most of our pens come with the option of mixing colors so you can mix and match theme colors. Each product has its own quantity requirements listed on its page.


Now that you have a good idea of what types of pens we sell, let’s take a look at our all-time top 5 best-sellers!

 

The Preston B – 539PE

The sleek design and vibrant colors of the Preston B Ballpoint Click Pen make this pen a great choice for any business. Choose from Black, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Purple, Red, or Yellow, this pen comes with your choice of Blue or Black ink. Pricing starts 500 pieces at 21¢ per piece.

The Dart Pen – 121PHR

The Dart Ballpoint Click Pen is very popular, and it’s no wonder why! This great-looking click pen comes in many color combinations to go with any logo or event theme.

With 40 color combinations, you can choose one to enhance or complement your theme. The pen comes with refillable black, medium-point ink and is perfect for any promotion. Pricing starts 250 pieces at 29¢ per piece.

 

Belfast B – 518PE

The Belfast B Budget Stick Pen is one of the cheapest pens we carry. It comes in 12 bright barrel colors with a matching cap and black ink. Choose from Black, Burgundy, Red, Blue, Dark Green, Light Blue, Green, Lime, Orange, Pink, Teal, or Yellow. The pen writes smooth and is a great choice for tradeshows, and other marketing events. Pricing starts at 500 pieces at 18¢ per piece.

Jetstream W – 538PE

The Jetstream W Ballpoint Click Pen is a great choice for tradeshows and other events. The stark white barrel emphasizes your logo. and you can choose an accent color to enhance or match your logo colors. Choose from Dark Green, Dark Blue, Red, Orange, Pink, Purple, Light Blue, Lime Green, Yellow, or Black trim. The pen comes with Black or Blue ink. Pricing starts at 500 pieces at26¢ per piece.

BIC® Clic Stic® – 314PBIC

The most customizable pen we offer is the BIC® Clic Stic® Retractable Pen. This pen features a Tungsten Carbide ball, lightweight barrel, and break-resistant pocket clip. Bic® pens are < customizable and have over 600 possible color combinations!


You can choose your barrel style, barrel color, trim color, and ink type and color. The barrel and trim come in 25 color choices, and the ink comes in fine or medium ink in black and blue! This pen offers up to 3 imprint colors on the barrel, and an optional one-color imprint on the clip.

 

Promotional Ideas to Support your local Football Team and Marching Band

Fall is a popular time for local schools and students involved in sports. Football is a mainstay of any school, which usually also includes the marching band on game night. While these are two separate groups, both are considered a sport, and work together during the football season and get a lot of attention from the students, teachers, parents, and other family members. Each club often sells candy, food, and products branded with its name and logo at the concession stand to raise money.


And while you could also do the same, by selling items with your logo and offering the proceeds to the school, or the club directly, another idea is to provide the members with materials (featuring your branded logo, of course) they can use, and often need.


A great way to promote your brand would be to supply these students with a tote bag filled with promotional products featuring your name or logo. Not only does it show that you care about the kids, but their parents will see your thoughtful gift and remember your business the next time they require your services.


Custom Drawstring Sports Packs

Custom drawstring sports packs are a great idea for both the football team and marching band. They are ideal for holding everything a kid in either club needs, and it’s a great way to keep the materials separate from the rest of their school items, so they can grab it and go when it’s time for practice.


Football players will have clothing, shoes, towels, and maybe even a playbook to bring to practice, while marching band kids always have extra items to carry in addition to their instrument. They have band music and folders, instrument accessories, cleaning kits, gloves, shoes, jackets, and more. And if you fill them with useful items featuring your logo, you are sure to be noticed by their parents and teachers as well!


A sports bag is a great choice for these students. With the drawstring closures that also serve as handles, they can easily wear it – even while marching if needed! Our best-selling Non-Woven Hit Sports Pack sells for as low as $1.19 per piece and offers a large 8″ W x 9″ H imprint area for your logo, so it will be seen even from the bleachers!


Custom SPF Lip Balm

All of these kids will spend a lot of time outdoors, first in the hot sun, then in the bitter cold once the weather turns. There will be a lot of chapped lips! An SPF lip balm (or two) would be a great addition to your bag and greatly appreciated. Starting as low as 33¢ per piece, our These lip balms contain an SPF to help protect young lips from the damaging rays of the sun, and the drying winds of winter.


Personalized Hand Sanitizer and Custom Cleaning Cloths

Having hand sanitizer and a cleaning cloth in their bag is a great idea, especially for the marching band students that share instruments! In today’s world of fast-spreading viruses and your standard cold and flu, keeping your children as healthy as possible is always difficult.


Pair our 1 Oz. Square Hand Sanitizer Gel (64¢ and up) with our Value Microfiber Cloth in Printed Pouch (as low as 57¢) for a useful addition that parents and teachers will also appreciate!

For something unique and memorable, check out our Football Shaped Microfiber Cleaning Cloth. It’s perfect for the football team!


Custom Imprint Sports Water Bottles

Both of these activities are exhausting and can cause severe dehydration if you don’t have water on hand! Our 20 Oz. Surf Bottle (Push Pull Lid) would make a great addition to your bag, and is something every member needs! Starting at only 73¢ a piece, it’s a small price to pay to keep the kids hydrated.

BPA-free, it holds a generous 20 ounces and comes in a wonderful selection of colors for both the bottles and the lids, so you can mix and match to complement school colors or those of your logo. You can also order an assortment if you want to have more than one color combination!


Promotional Pens and Mechanical Pencils

One thing every member needs is a pen or pencil! There are always changes in football plays, as well as the music and choreography for the band throughout the season. Including a promotional pen or mechanical pencil would be appreciated by the football coaches and band director, as well as the students!

Our Click Pens start as low as 21¢ per piece, and are a great option since they don’t have a cap to lose! Or you can opt for a Mechanical Pencil (46¢ and up). If you want to make an even greater impression, opt for one of our Full-color Imprint Custom Click Pens! Starting at only 33¢ per piece, your pen will truly stand out from the others.

If you put this all together, you can create a fantastic gift package for each child for only $3.67 per child! That’s a small price to pay for everything you get: 1) Knowing that you have provided a useful gift that everyone will appreciate, 2) Peace of mind for the parents, 3) and the huge amount of exposure your company will get when other students, teachers, coaches, parents, families, and more when they see your name and logo all over each item!