Marketing, School Spirit Items / 15.01.2018

As a business owner, a common goal is to be #1 in your market. Your market might be only your local town, your region, or nationwide. For some companies, it could even be international. Either way, your company must have excellent relationships with your suppliers to reach that goal. You can't dominate your market if you have unreliable suppliers. Your suppliers must be trustworthy, fairly priced, and reliable. They must be willing to work with your company to overcome challenges if they arise, which any business owner knows far too well these "challenges" can show their face at the most inopportune times. On the flip side, you must be willing to reciprocate the business relationship with your suppliers. That means not beating them up on pricing. It means being loyal. It requires good communication.

Our #1 Foam Fingers Supplier

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our favorite factory where our custom foam fingers are made. This experience was not only educational to learn the 7 steps to manufacturing bulk foam fingers but also critical in advancing our professional relationship with this key supplier.
Marketing / 04.12.2017

Upselling and cross-selling are both vital components of successful businesses. These practices help increase sales as well as increase profits. Upselling is the practice of encouraging a buyer to purchase a more expensive product or service than originally intended. Cross-selling is the practice of selling additional...

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 28.06.2017

  The Summer season signifies it's time for schools to focus on their football season. High school students and teachers may be out for the summer break, but football coaches are hard at work with training camps for their players, planning strategies for the upcoming season, and tryouts for new players. For those who manage fundraising campaigns for the school booster club, attention now must turn to the upcoming football spirit items. Planning ahead is important with your spirit items. Late planning can cause a loss of fundraising revenue due to extra rush charges, factory inventory issues, late arrivals for your booster club store, and many other problems.

Considerations When Planning Your Team Spirit Items:

PromoDoodles / 20.01.2017

We are releasing our PromoDoodles by Perfect Imprints one week early in honor of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. Some Americans are celebrating. Some are boycotting. Some are excited. Some are scared. We are rooting for unifying the people of our great country. Whether we voted for this man or not, he is our new President and we will support him as long as he keeps the best interest of the American people in mind while performing his Presidential duties. The PromoDoodle below shows Donald Trump juggling custom basketballs, which is symbolism of his enormous task of juggling the current feuding between Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Donald Trump - Inauguration
Promotional Product Ideas, School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 17.11.2016

[caption id="attachment_6165" align="alignnone" width="800"]Original Foam Finger By Associated Press (Ottumwa High School yearbook) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Foam fingers and foam hands have been a popular sports spirit item since they were introduced in 1971 at a high school boys state basketball final. However, the first prototype wasn't made of foam. Instead, the giant foam finger at that game was made of hardware cloth and papier-mâché. Since then, many different manufacturing companies have been producing foam fingers and foam hand gestures in bulk. They have become a staple item at football and basketball games. However, foam fingers and foam hands aren't just for sports games. They have been very effectively used in advertising, as well as for other "unsanctioned" uses.

A Disgraceful Day For Foam Fingers

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 01.06.2016

Top 3 Football Spirit ItemsEach year as school comes to a close, students and teachers are look forward to a few months of downtime. Plans are made for sleeping late, vacations, pool and beach time, and plenty of time to explore favorite hobbies. However, for football coaches, there is no rest. It's already time to plan the new football season that begins with summer training and the first game of the season near the first week or two of school. Good coaches know that efficient planning can make the difference between a winning and losing season. As the new football season is planned, raising money for the team for new equipment, uniforms, and travel expenses is often at the top of the to-do list. One extremely effective way to raise funds is by selling school spirit items. Below you will find the top 3 selling football spirit items along with the honorable mention and a rising superstar with potential to take over a top 3 spot.

Top 3 Football Spirit Items