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Buying Cheap Promotional USB Flash Drives

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

It’s understandable in today’s economic climate to make sure when you’re buying promotional USB flash drives that you do your research and get the best possible price you can for the flash drives you buy. So cheap is best right? The answer is “not necessarily”.

The problem with just using cheap as the benchmark against which you make your buying decision is that it can mask all manner of other issues and the potential problems of buying “cheap” can include but are not limited to damage to your brand and reputation. Ironically often the exact opposite of what most companies are trying to do when they hand out promotional products.

USB2U for Promotional USB Flash Drives

USB2U for Promotional USB Flash Drives

If all promotional USB memory sticks were manufactured to the same specification and all suppliers took the same degree of care and responsibility in the supply of your order then a decision based on price would be reasonable. But, buying promotional USB flash drives is not, for example, like buying a Samsung TV of a particular model where you know exactly what you’re buying because every reseller is selling exactly the same product and you can read not only the reviews on the product but on the supplier as well!

Instead buying flash drives is a bit like entering a minefield – one wrong step and you could be looking at a very costly mistake.

Why is it so difficult? Well the fundamental problem is that although lots of USB sticks look exactly the same on the outside it’s what is on the inside that is important. Buy cheap and you’re likely to get something that looks pretty good but inside the shell will be cheap components (cheap flash memory, cheap controller chips and a cheap capacitor) that are likely to fail or will have very slow read/write speeds and might even be masked (this is an expression used to describe flash drives that have been “adapted” to make a 128MB chip look like a 4GB chip).

Over the 12 years or so we’ve been selling flash drives we’ve heard our fair share of horror stories and our advice is simple:

  1. Buy local because at least this way you can check out the supplier, you can read reviews on their service, you can spend a couple of £ and find out who’s behind the company and if things do go wrong then at least you have some recourse in law (in a jurisdiction you are familiar with).
  2. Get some assurance from your supplier on the type/quality of the components used inside their USB sticks (get this confirmed on the order as well as just the memory size).
  3. Read the terms and conditions of supply and ideally don’t part with any money until your USB sticks are ready to ship – if you have a good credit record then ask for payment terms. This way you’ll get your USB sticks before you have to pay for them and you can make sure they are exactly what you were expecting.
  4. Read the reviews sites and see what other customer are saying about the suppliers you’ve contacted.
  5. Check the length of any warranty and be clear about the process to invoke any claim under the warranty.

Yes the price is important but so is your brand so make sure you are buying from a supplier that you feel comfortable trusting your brand and your company’s reputation to.

 

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Looking for a Good Young Enterprise Idea? – What About Promotional USB Memory Sticks

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

This year there will be around 250,000 students participating in the Young Enterprise programme. At some point they’ll all be at that tricky point when they’re trying to come up with that “killer” idea that will ensure the success of their initiative.

No doubt they’ll all have been glued to the latest episodes of Dragons Den and a few of them might have poured over copies of Richard Branson’s and Alan Sugar’s autobiography to get some insight into what makes a successful entrepreneur tick.

But when it comes down to it having that “gem” of an idea is what’s needed to get you started and then it’s all about execution, teamwork and enthusiasm.

One option for any Young Enterprise team is to consider selling promotional USB memory sticks – these are USB sticks that carry a company’s brand or logo and optionally also have data-files pre-loaded onto them.

Promotional USB memory sticks are incredibly popular at the moment because they’re so easy to use, they’re small, portable and they come in a great range of styles and colours. Millions are sold every year to businesses that use them as a give-away to prospective customers at shows, exhibitions and events. Typically businesses will pre-load the USB sticks with sales brochures, presentation files or media files before they are handed out – this way they can offset the cost the USB sticks by saving they make by not printing their sales collateral.

Because of their popularity there are lots of opportunities for a Young Enterprise Group to sell promotional USB memory sticks including selling them to their fellow students, selling them in the school shop and to teachers, lecturers, parents and friends. They can be sold (pre-loaded with photographs) following school sports days, award ceremonies, stages plays and musical performances.

The primary target has to be local businesses – use your “local” knowledge and your networks and any contacts parents of the group might have. If this is just too big a leap then just target he school and gets some USB sticks produced with the school logo or crest on and sell them through the school shop.

Finding a supplier of USB sticks that is supportive of an Enterprise Initiative will be key. Ideally you need to identify a supplier that won’t demand payment up-front (This way you’ve got around a month to sell some before you have to pay for them and you won’t have to deal with one of the big headaches of starting a business and that’s cash flow!)

Promotional USB Wristbands for a Young Enterprise Scheme

Promotional USB Wristbands for a Young Enterprise Scheme

USB2U have been supplying branded (and unbranded) USB memory sticks to Young Enterprises participants for a number of years on the following terms:

  • Free design support using their team of in-house designers. So, if you’ve got an idea but need someone to bring it to life then just chat through your requirement and their designers will weave their magic on their Apple Macs
  • Free Print Set-Up and Origination. When you order printed USB memory sticks it’s typical to get charged for the artwork to be “set-up” before the sticks are printed but for Enterprise Groups these fees are waived.
  • Free Lanyards (neck straps) – these come in a variety of different colours and are available with every order.
  • Discounted packaging and gift box options
  • 30-Day trade terms on all orders. You won’t have to pay for your branded USB memory sticks until 30 days after delivery! (to qualify the order needs to sent to your school or university)
  • Wide choice of styles and memory sizes and you can select different colours and sizes in a single order.

If you think branded USB memory sticks might be suitable for your Enterprise project then get in touch with USB2U – you can email, pick up the phone (it’s a Freephone number so you won’t have to pay for the call), fill in the on-line quote form or “chat” to the team in real time using their web based chat system!

Promotional USB Flash Drives for Young Enterprise Schemes

Promotional USB Flash Drives for Young Enterprise Schemes

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Printed and Promotional USB Sticks – A Roller Coaster Ride

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

No, this is not about the challenges of finding a reputable supplier of promotional USB memory sticks but instead it’s about the changes taking place at theme parks around the world and how USB sticks are now likely to be offered to you at the end of your rides/visit.

Visit any theme park and you’ll quickly discover that your picture is worth a small fortune (it has to be given the price you’re asked to pay for photos at the end of each ride).  Let’s face it when you visit a theme park it’s almost impossible to avoid having your photograph taken whilst you’re scared out of your wits on an extreme “thrill” ride or whilst you’re getting soaked on the log flumes and water slides

The savvy theme park operators know that these photos, as embarrassing as they are, make brilliant souvenirs and of course they’re a great reminder of a fun packed day spent with family and friends. As a parent “pester effect” at the end of each ride as you’re corralled though a gift shop and photo booth can be irritating but the photos are a great source of revenue to the theme park operators.

USB Sticks Enjoying a Day Out at a Theme Park

USB Sticks Enjoying a Day Out at a Theme Park

If you’re tempted to buy any of the photographs then there is the hassle of carrying them around with you all day (and keeping them dry and flat). Some theme parks have a facility where you can order them at the end of each ride and pick them up on your way out. Handy.

It’s been possible (from some of the theme parks) to buy a portfolio of photos at the end of your visit on a CD or DVD and recently, some of the larger and more “switched on” theme parks have introduced an option to buy the ride photographs on a printed USB memory stick. This is a great idea because it’s far easier and a lot more convenient to carry around a small USB flash drive with you as you go around the park. Then, at the end of each ride if you see a photo you like you can simply hand over your flash drive and get the images copied onto it! There’s even scope to combine an admission of “fast pass” wristband with a USB stick – a USB wristband!

The benefit of buying digital copies of the snaps is that they are easy to print off on your own colour printer and just as easy to upload to Social Networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. Of course you can do this with your smart phone but it’s a bit tricky taking a “selfie” as rocket around a thrill ride and you’re pulling several “G’s” in a tight turn!

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PostScript to the 5k USB Stick Scam

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Last week we posted an article about a company that approached us in a panic because the 5,000 USB sticks they had purchased direct from a “factory” in China were not working on any of their PC’s or Mac’s. They were dumbfounded because they thought they had done everything they could to make sure the factory they were dealing with was legitimate and that the USB sticks they’d ordered would be up to the job.

Not only had they taken the precaution of buying from a “Gold” supplier on a reputable Chinese supplier brokerage web site but they’d also insisted on being sent a sample of the USB sticks for testing before they committed to the final order of 5,000 and importantly before they agreed to pay for them!

The dialogue with the factory was good and the shipment of the sample was arranged promptly. The independent tests on the sample undertaken in the UK suggested everything was in order so they pushed ahead with the order for 5k USB memory sticks. Payment was wired to the suppliers’ bank account in China and three weeks later the USB sticks arrived – then the fun began!

When inserted into any PC a quick check of the “properties” of the USB sticks suggested they had 512MB of memory (the size they had ordered) but when they tried to use the memory and load content onto the USB sticks alarms bells started to ring – it looked like data was being transferred onto the USB stick but when it was taken out and re-inserted it had nothing on it! The same scenario was repeated with multiple samples from the 5k batch and irrespective of whether they used a PC or Mac and irrespective of how large the data was they tried to copy onto the stick nothing was on them when they were re-inserted!

All attempts to contact the supplier in China were met with silence. Panic set in.

Having been sent a couple of the samples our initial suspicion was that the USB sticks had no memory in them at all but having sent the samples to our factory in China they have discovered that the USB sticks do have a very, very tiny memory module and that this has been “masked” to look like a 512MB stick! The small memory module inside the sticks is normally used on “web keys” – its just large enough to carry a website URL and nothing else.

The “masking” of this memory to make it look like it has 512MB of storage is pre-meditated fraud. The supplier knew exactly what they were doing and they knew the 5,000 sticks they supplied were nothing like the original sample. The buyer had been duped and was now thousands of pounds out of pocket and without the USB sticks they so desperately needed for their event.

The simple moral of this story is that whilst it’s tempting to save a few pounds by buying direct from a factory in China it’s also incredibly risky and you’ll have no safety net or recourse – if it all goes wrong as it has in this scenario then don’t expect to recover your money or get replacement USB sticks.

At USB2U we’ve been supplying promotional USB memory sticks for the last 12 years and we don’t let our customers down.

USB2U - Your Trusted Supplier of USB Memory Sticks

USB2U - Your Trusted Supplier of USB Memory Sticks

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A Cautionary Tale – Buying USB Flash Drives Direct from China can be Very Expensive

Friday, February 7th, 2014

It’s incredibly tempting when you are looking to source promotional UBS Flash Drives to have a go at buying them direct from China.  In todays connected world with easy access to Chinese suppliers over the internet and via email it all seems so simple.

On the face of it all you need to do to save a few pounds is to find a Chinese supplier on a supplier directory website like Alibaba, ping off a few emails, agree what you want and confirm your order. You’ll then need pay for your order (up-front and in cleared funds to a bank account in China) before anything is produced and then you’ll need to wait for the order to arrive. Easy. What could possibly go wrong?

Well here’s a cautionary tale from a large(ish) UK marketing company that called us in a panic yesterday. We should stress that this is not the first time we’ve fielded such calls and it’s unlikely to be the last. Hopefully by publicising this issue we can help other businesses avoid the same pitfalls, anxiety and cost (loss)!

The 5,000 USB Stick Sting:

Business A decided to search for a Chinese supplier of promotional USB flash drives. Their online search led them to Alibaba and from there to a “Gold” supplier. Let’s call them “Supplier B”.

Supplier B responded to their enquiry quickly, professionally and they have a web site that suggests that they are a supplier to Sony, Kingston and other well-known brands. They also promote a 5 year warranty and have lots of images on their website of supposedly happy clients from around the world. They supplied a sample to Business A for testing and all was well. Business A then placed and order for 5,000 USB sticks and wired a payment to their Chinese bank account.

Two weeks later the 5,000 USB sticks arrived and they looked fine. The only problem is that none of the PC’s that they were plugged into recognised the USB stick. They tried other PC’s and Macs all with the same results. Panic began to set in. They called us and sent us some samples for testing.

Our tests confirmed what Business A had already suspected – they’d been scammed. The USB sticks “looked OK” but when taken apart there was no flash memory inside them so when we ran a battery of tests on the USB sticks it was no surprise to anyone that they failed them all!

The Chinese Supplier can’t be contacted, they are not responding to emails or phone calls – they only have a gmail account anyway! The net result is that Business A is now thousands of pounds out of pocket, has no USB sticks for its event and is hugely embarrassed by the whole situation.

There is little or no recourse open to Business A. It’s incredibly unlikely that any legal action against Supplier A could be taken or indeed be successful, the Chinese authorities are unlikely to be interested and the Chinese Embassy in London have historically proven unhelpful. It really is a case of “buyer beware”.

Our Advice on Buying Promotional USB Flash Drives is simple – buy locally, buy from a proven supplier, buy from a company that operates from a country that has laws and protection you can fall back on if things go wrong, check 3rd party review sites. Use simple tools like Google maps to make sure they are operating from a business premises and not a back-bedroom in a house, use credit reference agencies to check that they are financially sound (they only cost a few pounds) and don’t deal with companies that use free email accounts (Hotmail, gmail etc.) and only use mobile phone numbers! Use you common sense.

USB2U - A trusted UK Based Supplier of USB Flash Drives

USB2U - A trusted UK Based Supplier of USB Flash Drives

At USB2U we’ve been supplying USB sticks since 2002. We’re a UK registered company with 20 staff. We’re based in Northampton in the Midlands and we assemble and print the majority of the USB sticks we supply on-site in the UK. All of our USB sticks are supplied with a 10 year warranty and you pay nothing until your sticks are ready to be sent to you and for many customers we offer 30-day terms. We have over 1,400 reviews from genuine customers on Trustpilot where we have a score of 9.6 out of 10 and are ranked as “EXCELLENT”.  But, more fundamentally if anything goes wrong with your order we will guarantee to put it right – we take enormous pride in what we do and we want our customers to love their USB sticks. We can help if things go wrong but we’d much rather be your supplier of choice in the first place – trust us, it’s far less painful all round!

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Show Off Your Branded USB Sticks in our Premium White Gift Boxes

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Although there are promising signs of recovery in the business markets at the moment it’s still tough. We might be on the path to economic recovery but we’re by no means there just yet. The UK seems better placed than most with the IMF expected today to announce an upgrade in the UK’s national output from 1.9% to 2.4%. This of course is a “forecast” but nevertheless it does seem to support the general consensus that things are on the turn.

The challenge for any business and it’s particularly true in challenging market conditions, is to continue to drive growth and stimulate sales. Although by no means the complete answer, promotional USB sticks used as part of a wider marketing campaign have been proven to drive brand and product awareness and to lift sales.

Of the millions of promotional and branded USB memory sticks that are given away each year the ones that look the best, create the biggest impact and generate the most positive feedback are either fully customised (bespoke 3D) models or those that are handed out in a good quality printed (or engraved) gift box.

USB-Gift-Boxes-Small-White

USB-Gift-Boxes-Small-White

Although everyone seems to love being given a freebie giveaway and USB sticks still rate of the most desired and popular promotional gift (source: BPMA survey 2012 when 45% of those asked said they would prefer to be given a USB stick in preference to any other promotional product) the challenge with so many being given away is to make yours stand out from the crowd. Getting creative with the design and commissioning a unique 3D custom USB is one way of doing this but custom models can take time (typically 4-6 weeks) and they are a little more expensive than “standard” models that are available in just 24hrs.

A less expensive option is to hand out your promotional USB sticks in a printed, engraved or personalised gift box. These come in a wide range of colours, shapes and sizes. Some look better engraved (the small wooden boxes) and some look better printed. At USB2U the box that is the most popular with our customers is our premium white glossy box – it’s popular because it’s white so it works with pretty much any brand, it has a really nice glossy, premium feel to it and it comes with a foam insert that can be laser cut to match any USB stick that it’s supplied with.

We’ve also added a smaller version of the Premium White USB gift box to our range – it’s available from today and we’ll be showcasing it at the forthcoming Photography Show 2014 (held at the NEC from the 1st -4th March).

USB Gift Boxes - Premium White Small

USB Gift Boxes - Premium White Small

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The Year of the Horse is Galloping Towards us at Breakneck Speed

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

If you’re looking to source branded or promotional USB sticks for use any time in the next few weeks then you need to familiarise yourself with the Chinese Zodiac Calendar Why? Well, 99% of all of USB memory sticks in the world are manufactured in China and most of them are made to order with a turn-around time of 1-2 weeks.

Very few suppliers of USB sticks hold stock locally and even fewer have any capability to print, engrave and data-load USB sticks in-house. So, the lead times that you see quoted are almost always based on a rapid turnaround from a “partner” factory in China. This is usually fine but when China closes production and shipping stops.

In a couple of weeks China will “close down” as the country takes an extended holiday to celebrate the start of a new year. The year 2014, according to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar is the Year of the Horse and it officially starts on the 31st January but it’s a big deal in China so offices and factories close en-masse.

New Year (also known as Spring Festival) is a huge event for Chinese communities around the world so expect the usual fireworks and extravagant displays that have become a familiar sight at the start of any New Year.

To allow families to gather together (often across huge distances) most offices and factories close for at least two weeks. As a result production of pretty much everything in China stops during the New Year festivities. The impact of this is a mad clamour to get things like promotional USB sticks produced before the holidays start followed by a period when nothing gets produced because of factory closures. This is then typically followed by a crazy week or two when the factories return and everyone is desperately playing catch-up!

In the weeks just before Chinese New Year (Now) it will come as no surprise that the price of USB sticks start to increase (classic supply and demand)  and these higher prices tend to linger for several weeks after the holiday finishes before gradually falling over the following months.

Lead times also take a battering around Chinese New Year with typical lead times of 7 – 10 days often being extended to anything up to 6 weeks!

Our advice (and we say this every year) is to plan ahead. If you need or think you might need promotional USB memory sticks during February then don’t wait – please get your orders in now! Not only will you get a better price but you’ll be able to choose the model/design you want and you’ll be assured of getting your USB sticks when you need them.

If you do leave it late then don’t panic. Having lived through (and survived) many a Chinese New Year we now plan ahead and invest heavily in holding UK stock – this allows us to continue to offer a wide range of different USB sticks all of which can be printed, engraved and data-loaded and delivered in as little as 24hrs!

USB2U Year of the Horse

USB2U Year of the Horse

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USB2U and Promotional USB Memory Sticks – A Look Back at 2013

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Well 2013 has been another cracking year for promotional USB memory sticks. At the start of the year some sceptics were suggesting that USB sticks had had their day and sales would start to decline but as far as promotional USB sticks are concerned sales have continue to grow. Here’s our look back at some of the highlights over the past 12 months:

  • During 2013 sales grew by another 20% making the year the most successful in our 11 year history. Sales of USB sticks in most months were well into 6 figures and this unprecedented growth looks set to continue into 2014.
  • We’ve added lots of new faces across the business during 2013 with new staff joining the Print and Design team, the Operations and Admin team and the Sales team. It’s been great to see the business going from strength to strength and the continued support of our customers has allowed us to invest in the team which in turn allows us to continue to provide an excellent level of customer support.
  • Our customers seem to like what we’re doing – we have a rating on TrustPilot of “Excellent” and a TrustPilot score of 9.7 out of 10 – this comes from over 1,250 reviews most of which have been posted in the last year. We’re understandably delighted with this albeit we’re not complacent and we’re doing all we can to push our rating closer to the maximum score of 10.
  • Throughout 2013 there was a noticeable increase in the number of customers asking for a 24hr or 48hr delivery option. To meet this demand we’ve increased the number and range of USB sticks that we hold in the UK and we’ve increased our investment in our in-house print and engraving capabilities – we can now comfortably print and engrave well in excess of 5,000 USB sticks a day!
  • The “standard” memory size that most customers choose for their promotional USB memory sticks has increased over the year from 1GB to 4GB. The primary reason for this is not because people are loading more data on them but price and availability – prices continue to fall. There is now less than 20p – 30p difference between the price of a 1GB stick and a 4GB stick. With reducing demand 1GB sticks are also much harder to get hold of!
  • Sales of fully customised USB flash drives (made into a custom shape) have increased a little but not as much as we expected. Although there are no set-up fees for these custom models the increased lead times and the need to plan ahead seems to put people off.
  • USB 3.0 has still not really caught on – after all the hype USB 3.0 has not happened in the promotional sector where it accounts for less than 1% of all sales. Customers “get it” but are rarely willing to pay the premium for USB 3.0.
  • Demand for Packaging takes off – with more and more professional photographers now buying USB drives instead of CD’s and DVD’s there has been a noticeable increase in demand for attractive packaging options. To accommodate this we have now increased the range of gift boxes and packaging options we hold in the UK and we’ve launched a dedicated micro site to showcase these to photographers – the response has been phenomenal.

In summary 2013 has been another excellent year and we enter 2014 better placed than ever to support our customers. We expect prices to keep falling and demand to keep growing albeit there is likely to be the usual “blip” with prices around the Chinese New Year period.

Promotional USB Memory Sticks - Popular in 2013

Promotional USB Memory Sticks - Popular in 2013

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Buy Your Promotional USB Sticks Now Whilst Prices Are Cheap

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

If you’re looking to buy promotional USB memory sticks for use in early 2014 then you might want to think about buying them now.  The reason is simple – they’re cheap at the moment but the current dip in prices is unlikely to last.

We’ve been supplying promotional USB sticks for the last 11 years and we see a fall in prices around this time every year and every year we advise customers to take advantage of the opportunity to buy early and save themselves a chunk of money. For budgetary reasons, sign-off reasons and because it just seems too early, many customers cannot commit to buy and understandably some sceptics think we’re just trying to drive sales (which of course to some degree we are).

The reality is that December always sees factory prices fall – it’s because it’s the “quiet period” when flash products for Christmas goods have already been manufactured and sold and it’s a few weeks ahead of the Chinese New Year when prices rocket because of the China “closedown”.

Promotional USB Memory Stick Prices Set to Rise

Promotional USB Memory Stick Prices Set to Rise

This year the impact on prices is even more pronounced because USB memory sticks and flash memory are traded in US Dollars ($) and at the moment the USD ($) is falling against the GBP (£) – over the last couple of months its dropped nearly 10% against the GBP (£) which has a direct impact on the price paid for Promotional USB Memory Sticks.

By way of illustration you can currently buy 500 x 8GB promotional USB sticks for well under £3.00 per stick!! To be clear that includes the printing (or engraving), a dataload and a simple white gift box for each USB stick. There are no other “hidden” costs of delivery costs. Less than £3.00 each for an 8GB USB Stick!

History suggests that between now and late January the core price of USB sticks will increase by 10% and of course if the USD ($) recovers then this could add another  5% – 10%. So, worst case the 500 X 8GB sticks could end up costing another £300 more in 4-6 weeks time.

So, if you can buy your promotional USB sticks now, or at least get your order in now then not only will you save yourself a few pounds but you won’t be rushing around at the last minute (in the midst of all the Chinese New Year madness) trying to find a supplier that can deliver the sticks you want, when you need them and for the budget you have.

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Promotional USB Flash Drives in Tins

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

How many of your will be handing out your Christmas gifts this year in the plastic carrier bags you were given by the shop you bought them from? Perhaps you’ll throw the carrier bags away and just leave then (unwrapped) under the Christmas tree or maybe you’ll hand them out (unwrapped) on the day itself – not for you the “frippery” of gift wrap. After all it’s a waste isn’t it and think about the impact on the environment of all the wasted wrapping paper, gift tags and sellotape!

Seriously though wrapping up the gifts and then seeing the pleasure on people’s facing when they first try and guess what they’ve been given and then finally rip off (or in some cases carefully remove) the paper to reveal their gift is one of the biggest parts of Christmas day. It just wouldn’t be the same if the gifts you’d carefully selected were just handed over unwrapped – your family and friends would think you didn’t really care and it would take the edge off the whole “gift giving” experience.

We’ve grown up expecting gifts to gift wrapped and for some degree of thought and effort put into how they are wrapped and presented. It’s not just Christmas either but it’s one of those “rules” that applies to Birthday’s, Wedding’s, Anniversaries and so on – we expect (rightly or wrongly) our gifts to be gift wrapped or at the very least for some level of thought to have been put into how the gift is handed over.

Promotional USB Flash Drives in Gift Boxes

Promotional USB Flash Drives in Gift Boxes

The same basic principles apply if you’re a company that is handing out promotional gifts – yes, there will always be the anti-packaging and pro-environment lobby but the reality is that gifts given out it a gift box or some form of packaging are typically better received. They play into our psyche of expecting a gift to be wrapped and they get a better reception, they engender stronger feelings of “warmth” and they create a stronger emotional bond to the brand of the company that is giving away the gift. Considering that the cost of a decent gift box or gift wrapping will only a small amount to the overall cost of giving the gift then its money well spent.

In the case of promotional USB flash drives (one of the most popular promotional gifts over the past few years) there are lots of packing options including printed gift boxes and printed tins. All of these are supplied with custom foam inserts for the USB flash drives to sit in and all of them really help to raise the impact the USB drives make when they are handed out – judge for yourself from the examples shown on this page!

Promotional USB Flash Drives in Gift Boxes

Promotional USB Flash Drives in Gift Boxes

If you’re looking to giveaway promotional USB Flash Drives for Christmas or anytime for that matter then do think about how you’re going to warp, box or present them – it will make a big difference to how the “gift” is received.

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