When you’re looking for awards to present to your employees or gifts to give to your best clients, there is nothing classier or more impressive than crystal promotional items. When you’ve decided that these types of products are appropriate for your business, you should be aware of the following seven tips before you order.
Work with a Reputable Awards and Promotional Products Company
It might be tempting to jump on the internet and choose products on your own, but you’ll benefit much more by working with a reputable awards and promotional products company. How do you know the company is reputable?
Signs a Promotional Products Company is Trustworthy
How long they’ve been in business.
If a company has been in business for years with a long list of satisfied customers, you’re usually safe in assuming they’ll be able to take care of your needs quickly and effectively.
Their customer service.
Does a company representative get back to you quickly when you have questions or ask for more information? Do they listen to your needs and make appropriate suggestions? Do they seem willing to do what it takes to fulfill your needs? If a company has great customer service, you’ll know that you won’t have problems working with them down the road.
Reading online reviews about the company can give you good insight into what the company does well and possible red flags you should be paying attention to. Check out the company’s reviews to see if there are any major issues you should be aware of.
Consider the Purpose of the Crystal Promotional Items
Are your crystal items for clients, prospects or employees? Knowing the purpose of your order will help you narrow down the items you want to order. If crystal awards are for employees and are meant to commemorate a milestone or bestow an honor, you should look at crystal trophies or paperweights. If the products are meant for clients or prospects, you can look at vases, business card holders or pen holders with crystal engraving of your company’s logo.
Know Your Budget
Crystal awards are not the least expensive promotional items, but they are worth the investment. You should still know your budget, however, as there are plenty of products to choose from, ranging from very affordable to more spendy.
Affordable Crystal Items for Promotions
- Business card holders.
- Name plates.
Premium Crystal Items for Promotions
- Ice buckets.
Know Your Crystal Engraved Message
How much crystal engraving do you want on your products? When looking at products and awards options, you need to be aware of how much room you need for your targeted message. If it’s as simple as a logo, you can choose smaller products. However, if you plan to engrave a longer, more customized message, you should be focusing on larger products with more space.
Consider When You Need Your Crystal Promotional Items
Always keep your timeline in mind when you’re ordering your crystal items. If you have an awards ceremony coming up in a week and find out that crystal engraving of your awards will take two weeks, you’re in trouble. Always give yourself enough time to make an informed decision and for the company to properly engrave the message and ship the products.
Know How to Submit Your Logo to be Engraved
When you’ve selected your crystal items and are ready to submit your crystal engraved message, make sure you’re aware of the files that are needed. If it’s a simple message, you probably don’t have to worry about anything other than selecting a font, but if you want your logo engraved on the items, you’ll have to submit a file. Work with the promotional product company’s customer service and art teams to make sure you’re providing the format they need.
Choose Who You Will Give Customized Crystal Products to Wisely
Crystal promotional items are not cheap and should be reserved for your best clients, most promising prospects, or most valuable team members. If you give high dollar promotional products indiscriminately, not only are you hurting your budget, but you’re also reducing their value.
Customized crystal products are a great choice for recognizing valuable employees, as well as providing benefit to long-term clients and enticing prospects to do business with your company. Keep the above seven tips in mind when ordering your products, and you’ll have a hassle-free and satisfying experience. If you have any questions about ordering crystal promotional items, please contact us today!