Let’s talk lead times!

Can we do quick- turnaround and rush orders? Absolutely!

Can we do fully custom, Pantone-matched, direct import items? Absolutely!

Both are great options that we can help with.

However, by taking the time to strategize and prepare in advance, you can unlock several benefits that may positively impact your marketing efforts and overall experience.

Here are three key advantages of planning ahead:

1. Cost Savings

Time is money, right?

By taking a proactive approach with branded merchandise, you can often avoid additional expenses such as rush fees and expedited shipping costs. Rush fees often arise when orders need to be expedited due to tight deadlines or sudden demands. By carefully planning and scheduling promotional campaigns well in advance, companies can eliminate the need for rushed production, minimizing or completely avoiding these extra fees.

Ordering ahead also allows you to opt for standard shipping methods, which are often more cost-effective. This not only reduces expenses but also helps maintain tighter control over logistics, ensuring that the products arrive on time and in good condition.

While we understand and welcome those last minute requests, we also want to help you avoid unnecessary costs and allocate funds to other important aspects of your operations.

2. Get Your First Choice

When you plan ahead, you have the advantage of choosing from a wide range of options or creating something fully custom. Whether you’re looking for promotional apparel, accessories, office supplies, or unique giveaways, planning in advance allows you to explore a vast selection of products available in the market without potential stock issues or limitations.

When popular promotional products gain traction, they can quickly become in high demand, leading to supply shortages. By planning well in advance, you can secure the desired quantity of products before they run out of stock. Moreover, if you have specific preferences regarding sizes, colors, or customization options, planning ahead ensures that you can obtain exactly what you need without compromising on your requirements.

3. Create Something Completely Custom

Our capabilities extend far beyond simply adding your logo to a product; all we need is a little time! Custom merchandise projects typically involve lead times ranging from 25 to 90 days. As your dedicated partner, we take care of every aspect of the process, ensuring a seamless experience from start to finish. From creative designs and virtual mock-ups to pre-production samples and importing logistics, we handle it all.

The possibilities truly become endless when you plan ahead for branded merchandise. By having the freedom to explore various options you can curate a promotional lineup that stands out and makes a lasting impact on your target audience.

Let’s Get Planning!

Ready to get started? Grab your marketing calendar and let’s plan ahead!

We’re here to help you elevate your brand’s next experience!

Contact us to get started.