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Custom Bags for Promotional Giveaways

You’ve finally decided you want to create a custom bag for your upcoming promotion. And why not? A custom bag makes a great investment! Not only are they economical and affordable, but they garner much more attention than a small one-use item that only the recipient will see.

When you give away a great tote bag imprinted with your custom logo or message, you’re basically passing out portable little walking billboards! And since they are reusable, people will use them over and over again, giving you a lot of exposure from just one product.

So now that you have decided what you want, you need to decide what type of bag is right for your brand. Let’s start with the basics.

 

Where to Begin

First, think about your company and the event you will be promoting. You want something that will remind your current customers of how wonderful you and your products are while creating something to attract new customers.

What image do you want to represent? Consider your business and the kind of customers you want to appeal to. There are many styles to choose from, ranging from mini bags to coolers, to large totes. With so many colors and styles, you are sure to find the perfect tote bag to represent your company, as well as match or enhance your color scheme.

So, let’s take a look at the different kinds of custom bags available.

 

Types of Custom Bags

Depending on the brand or event you are promoting, there are several types of bags you can choose from that will project the right image you want to promote.

 

Tote Bags

Tote bags are sturdy and made to last, and are an excellent choice for bookstores, grocery stores, and other types of shops that may sell heavier items.

Looking for something a bit more eco-friendly? Browse through our Cotton Tote Bags. We have a few nice-sized natural cotton grocery totes that project an organic image or feel, perfect for fresh markets.

Drawstring Sport Packs

Promoting a sporting team or event? Look no further than our Drawstring Sport Packs! These handy little bags are ideal for supporting or raising money for your local sports team or school, and make wonderful fundraisers. Sell them at concession stands during sporting events, or as a fundraiser for the football team, band, or any other sport or school-related program to raise money and support student activities.

 

Paper and Plastic Bags

Heading to a tradeshow? Custom plastic and paper bags are a must for any tradeshow! Not only are they a great way to hand out your promotional materials, but they will be seen all through the event prompting others to visit your booth or table!

 

Dry Bags

Dry bags are a great way to promote beach parties, boating excursions, corporate picnics, and more! They are a great way to protect cell phones, watches, clothing, and other items you don’t want to get wet while out having a good time. And they float! If it falls off a boat, or you want to pull it behind you while in the water, the bag will stay on top of the water for easy access to your belongings.

Coolers or Lunch Bags

From single lunch bags for schools to larger coolers that can accommodate up to 24 canned drinks, cooler bags are another profitable way to support a school, sports team, or another event. There is a wide selection of cooler bags to fit every need. And just imagine the exposure your brand can get during tailgating season!

 

Gym and Duffel Bags

Custom gym and duffel bags are another great way to promote a sports team or sporting venue, as well as work-out facilities and gyms. You can sell them in your gym’s shop so customers use them to carry their gear around, giving you exposure everywhere they go.

You can always check out our best sellers to see what other people are using. Any bag you choose is sure to boost sales and brand awareness. So go ahead and place an order today!

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Promotional Products

Choosing a promotional product to market your business can be a daunting task. How do you know what item is right for you? There are several things to take into consideration, including the brand you are marketing, your budget, the type of customer you are targeting, and the type of event you are promoting if applicable.

Price, of course, is always a factor when looking for promotional items. Especially if you are a new or small business. The good news is, we have many products that fall under $1 each, and many that are under 50¢ a piece. That’s hard to beat!

And let’s face it – the less they cost, the more you can afford, which is always important especially if you are attending a large tradeshow or sponsoring an event. Every one of our stores (except for the umbrella store), has customizable products starting at prices below 50¢ apiece! With prices so low, it’s easy to be able to advertise your brand or event.

Our Promotional Pen and Hand Sanitizer stores offer the lowest prices overall with pricing starting below 20¢ each, with the Custom Lip Balm and Sunscreen Stores coming in second with prices as low as 32¢ per piece!

Our stores offering Custom Drinkware, Bags, and Cleaning Cloths all start around 50¢, and Sunglasses below 75¢. And while our Custom Umbrellas might be a bit more, the prices are still hard to beat starting around $5.00.

Once you’ve made your selection, you might have questions about the process or questions in general. We have pulled together the most frequently asked questions from our customers, along with a few suggestions to get you started.

 

Coupons

 

Do you offer any promotional codes?

Yes, we do! We have promo codes for new and current customers. During checkout, scroll down to where you see Use Coupon Code – enter the appropriate code and hit enter. Your discount will be applied at checkout.

Please note that promo codes are case-sensitive.

 

New Customers

new25 – For first-time customers, we offer a $25.00 discount off your first purchase of $200.00 or more (before shipping).

Returning Customers

We have 2 promo codes for returning customers only. This code will remove your setup fees. There are however, stipulations for using these codes.

  1. To use the customer reorder codes, you must be logged into your account so we can verify your previous order.
  2. These are good for EXACT REORDERS ONLY.  It must be the same product, same quantity, same flavor or color, and same art work. No changes can be made from the previous order to qualify for the reorder promo codes.

peach – this is for the Custom Lip Balm store only

customer – this code can be used on any of our other stores

flavor – this one is strictly for the Lip Balm Store. On certain products, you will see the option to mix flavors. You simply order the number of lip balms you wish to buy in one flavor, then in the notes section provide a list of the flavors you want and the quantities.

Please be aware that there is a minimum number that must be ordered per flavor. Each product has details listed on its page.

 

Seasonal Coupons

We also offer seasonal coupon codes. In order to receive these codes, you will need to be signed up for our emails. When they become available, we will send out an email with the code, expiration code, and details.

You can sign up to receive our emails by clicking here:

Can we get free samples before we place an order?

Absolutely! Feel free to order a sample of any of our products before you buy. For lip balms, you can even order more than one flavor – within reason of course! You can try up to 5 different lip balms/flavors so you can see which one you think customers would prefer.

Just send us an email along with the product number of the product you want to try, and the flavor, scent, or any other option that may be a choice, along with your company name (if applicable), name, address, and phone number.

 

Miscellaneous

 

Can I get a lip balm, hand sanitizer, or sunscreen without a label?

Unfortunately, the FDA requires that the drug facts and ingredients are listed on each item. You can always order a blank label if you prefer, but a label will be provided on each item.

 

What is the difference between a one-color, two-color, and full-color imprint?

This refers to the number of colors in your graphics. A one-color imprint means that your logo, or other graphics, is just a one-color image. Two colors, of course, means it has two colors, while a full-color imprint means that your graphics contains several colors to create a custom image.

We always receive a number of questions regarding artwork, and the submission requirements.

 

Artwork Requirements

 

File Types

We prefer to receive art in an Adobe Illustrator eps (vector) file in either CMYK or PMS (all fonts/typefaces outlined) but will gladly accept electronic art in eps, pdf, tiff, or jpeg files in a PC format. Please keep in mind that artwork with high color saturation will print with better quality. All art with halftones, screens, fades or blends are subject to our review and approval.

 

How to Send Artwork

We make it easy! When you go through the online ordering process you will be prompted to upload your logo before checking out. We also have a NOTES area where you can provide us with additional information about your art if needed.

Alternatively, you can email your logo to us before you order and request a FREE PROOF. Be sure to tell us which product you would like a proof for, and let us know if you need to make changes or add to the art file you are sending. Our email address is info@promowebstores.com.

 

Do you keep our artwork on file, or do we have to resubmit it with each order?

Once you place an order, we will keep a copy of your artwork on file, so you can quickly and easily reorder your product, or even another item using the same artwork.

 

Will we receive a proof before our order is placed?

Absolutely! Every order comes with a free proof that must be approved by you before the order will go to production. Once you place your order and submit your artwork, we will send it to our designers to create a mockup of your custom product. We will then email it to you to proof and authorize. Simply reply to the emailed proof and let us know you approve.

Once we receive your authorization, it will be sent to production. We do request that proof approval be made within 24 hours of receipt to maintain your ship date.

 

Production and Shipping

 

What is your standard production time?

Production times are noted in the description of each product. If available, rush production times will be noted as well, including the time frames and additional pricing if applicable.  Special art submission and proofing time requirements may apply.

 

How are the finished products shipped, and what is the shipping time?

All of our products are shipped using UPS ground shipping within the continental USA. The production time depends on the product and is noted in the product details. Once you have your order in your cart, select “Estimate Shipping”.

Your available choices along with pricing will pop up, and you can choose the speed you desire. Many of our products, including all of our lip balm and sunglasses, are offered with free shipping for up to 3,000 pieces.

 

Do you offer any guarantees?

We do! Every order comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are unhappy with your order, we will refund or rerun your order. Should you have any problem with your order, please contact customer service at 1-800-974-3611 within 15 days of receipt.

We advise opening your merchandise as soon as it is received for review, even if you do not intend to use it right away. Should you find a defective product, a UPS call tag will be issued immediately.

Should you have any other questions we can answer, please email us at info@promowebstores.com.

Spring is Here – Refresh your Promotional Products

A change of seasons always signals a time for renewal! As the saying goes – out with the old, and in with the new! The term “Spring Cleaning” brings to mind cleaning out closets, changing heating and air conditioning filters, refreshing batteries in smoke alarms, and buying new clothes. It’s also a great time to refresh your marketing efforts to attract new business with new promotional products.

Spring means warmer weather and more outdoor events. School will be ending soon, and people will start making plans to head to the beach and other vacation destinations with friends and family.

Whether you are thinking of sponsoring an outdoor event, booking a tradeshow, or ramping up your advertising efforts to promote your brand, it’s the ideal time to add new products to your collection of gifts for events and client gits.

Sunglasses, sunscreen, drinkware, tote bags, and umbrellas make wonderful promotional items for outdoor events!

Custom Sunglasses

Outdoor events are a fantastic place to showcase your name on a stylish-looking pair of sunglasses! At the Custom Sunglass Store, not only do we have a large selection of sunglasses available, but we offer the ability to mix colors so you can offer guests a choice.

You can choose one pair of sunglasses in several colors that match your company colors or event theme. One of our best sellers, the RETRO ! Baja Neon Rubber Sunglasses, comes in your choice of 9 colors, with the option to mix colors in quantities of only 25 pairs per color!

We have many styles available, including Retro Sunglasses, Malibu, and Aviators, as well as sunglasses for Pre-School Kids.

Custom Sunscreen

At the Custom Sunscreen Store, we offer sunscreen in various styles, including lotions, sprayers, sticks, and more sun protection, available in SPF 30 and SPF 50. We also offer several sunscreens that come with a lip balm also containing SPF to protect lips from the sun. We also carry aloe gel for customers that forgot to put the sunscreen on!

For a truly unique promotion, try our Sunburn Alert Stickers! These stickers change color and let wearers know when it is time to reapply sunscreen, to help prevent burning. The user simply adheres the sticker to their skin, and when it turns blue, they know it’s time to reapply or get out of the sun!

Custom Drinkware

Have a beach party, sponsor a race, or host a nighttime event! At the Custom Drinkware Store, we have promotional drinkware for everyone! Our Koozies are perfect for beach parties!

Ultra-affordable at prices starting below 50¢, koozies are an effective way to promote your event on any budget! They also make terrific take-home reminders for weddings and other family events.

We offer a vast selection of personalized drinkware including sports bottles and bottled water, ideal for promoting a foot or bike race. Sports bottles are reusable and give participants a permanent reminder of the fun they had running in the race! During the race, remind everyone who sponsored the event by serving bottled water featuring your logo! Why advertise a national brand of water when you can hydrate everyone using bottled water showcasing your brand!

For nighttime events, we have light-up drinkware! Custom drinkware that glows featuring your company logo or event message is a fun and distinctive way to promote your event. It adds an element of excitement, and guests can take one home as a reminder of the great fun they had that evening!

Custom Bags and Umbrellas

You should be customizing products that people will take with them everywhere they go. Why? It gives you better exposure! Every time someone uses your promotional product, it is seen by everyone around them.

You create a cooler featuring your brand’s logo or message – it’s seen every time it gets taken to the beach, a baseball game, on a picnic, or hiking. At The Custom Bag Store, we have everything from lunch bags to large coolers that hold a dozen cans or more for a day full of adventure! We have drawstring sports bags for kids’ sports and use at school, and tote bags that are good for, well, everything else!

And of course, we have the Custom Umbrellas Store – a very useful gift when you find yourself caught in a downpour of spring showers! Just think, your umbrella will be seen all over town – getting in and out of cars, running into buildings, and dashing through the streets – all featuring your company logo! And our golf umbrellas are perfect for sponsoring a local golf tournament!

The bottom line is, spring is a time of renewal, and there isn’t a better time to refresh your advertising arsenal and prepare for warm-weather events. At Promotional Webstores, you’ll find a vast and varied selection of products guaranteed to make your event a hit!

 

Boost your Brand with Custom Bags

Having your brand name and marketing message seen all over town is a goal many business owners strive to achieve. The more you put your brand in the eyes of potential customers, the quicker your business brand becomes a household name in your industry. While some people solely rely on the digital space to advertise their brands, you can go far beyond that to leverage the power of promotional products.

As a business owner, it’s important to understand that the world’s digital market economy is characterized by congested and aggressive advertising. As a result, you must look for smarter ways to build brand awareness outside the digital space. Promotional products are items you can personalize to drive your brand marketing campaign locally or nationally. Business owners who understand the power of traditional advertising include promotional items in their marketing efforts.

Regardless of the type of business, custom tote bags, lunch bags, grocery, messenger, business, gym, and duffel bags can be used for effective physical brand promotion. Not only do they make great customer gifts, but they provide the added value of repeated use and brand exposure. Unlike a disposable plastic bag, tote bags are reusable; and recipients will use them over and over again, giving you extended brand exposure. The longer they use these bags with your promotional message imprinted on them, the higher the exposure your brand gets.

Why Use Custom Bags as a Marketing Strategy?

Imagine what it will look like when people are seen in shopping malls, offices, streets, and event arenas with your personalized bags. Of course, this will go a long way to improving your brand visibility. But this isn’t the only reason you need custom bags for your business marketing.

Here are some other reasons why more businesses are paying attention to the use of reusable bags for their brand marketing:

Promotional products are cost-effective

The cost of advertising your business using custom bags is less when compared to the use of radio, television commercials, or billboard advertising. As such, even small business owners can depend on it. And with the added value of repeat exposure over longer periods of time, you get more for your advertising dollar!

Custom bags come in different types, styles, and sizes, making it easier for you to pick one that fits your budget. At The Custom Bag Store, you can see the different designs, materials, and prices that fit your advertising budget.

Nothing beats the reusability of custom bags. People have the habit of reusing custom bags multiple times and for different purposes. You can easily benefit from this habit by customizing a bag with your business logo, promotional message, and contact details. Not only will the recipient be reminded of your business, but you can potentially gain new customers from the exposure you get when it is used around town.

There is no doubt about the importance of using promotional custom bags for your brand awareness. Whether you are using them to promote your business at a tradeshow, or a customer and employee gifts, you stand a higher chance of benefiting from this marketing with a unique bag for your business. Get started today, by creating walking billboards through customers that will provide you years of return exposure!