Seriously, Yes, Seriously This Low

I have been in the promotional product business for almost nine years now.  There are few products that I have to say, “really, are you serious?”.  This is one of those products.

I was at the PPAI show in Vegas last January and visited the Ash City booth, one of our valued apparel partners.  Through my experience I have seen the rise of the 100% polyester, moisture wicking polo shirts in the industry.  They have risen in popularity because they are lightweight, comfortable, easy care and breathable.  They certainly are not the polyester shirts of the 1970’s.  The pricing on the 100% polyester polos has continued to drop but we have seen a pricing floor and the inexpensive options are usually not comfortable and feel cheap.

Origin Core365 Men's Performance Pique Polo Well that pricing floor has been broken in 2013.  At the PPAI show Ash City introduced a new line of apparel called Core365.  These products (polos, activewear, outerwear, soft shell jackets) are value priced while not sacrificing quality. The polo option is incredibly low priced but you would not know it from the feel and look of it.  It is made from a lightweight 100% polyester material and has a smooth finish on the inside, so it is comfortable to wear.  The polos come in a wide variety of colors so they should work with most colleges. The shirts wash well, are easy care and of course come in ladies sizing and styling.

To give an idea on pricing, for only 12 pieces, they run less than $15 each.  To boot, this includes up to 10,000 stitches on one location.  We have other polos in this price range, but none that I like as much as this one.

This polo is an outstanding option for student and professional staffs, golf outings, gifts to friends of the university, fundraisers and to sell to alumni.

To learn more, see the colors and pricing, click HERE.

Contact us to learn more, see a sample and be wowed by this polo shirt!

Take Note of the Desktop Whiteboard

We often refer to desk products as the gold standard of promotional products because they are seen so often. So post-it notes, cell phone holders, coasters, desk calendars and mouse pads are some of our most popular promotional products since their cost per impression is so low.

Well we have a new desk product to throw in the mix that is perfect for the college student called the Desktop Whiteboard.  The Desktop Whiteboard is a stand alone dry erase board that fits nicely on a desk.  It measures around 4″ wide and 4.25″ high and comes with a dry erase pen that fits into a hole on the top.  It is made with a lightweight dry erase board material that is sturdy enough to use over and over.

We have partnered a local production department to make these.  Thus this is this not widely available and is a Magellan Collegiate Promotions exclusive product.

Since this is a promotional product, it can be custom imprinted.  The top and the back of the product can be customized, allowing a good amount of space to market a program, school or department.

For colleges, there are a number of ways that departments that can use this product. For example, residence life can use it to give to new students and include important hall information, athletics can print schedules on the back, restaurant operations could publish their hours of operation and public safety can print safety numbers.  There are many more ways that colleges can use this useful product to raise awareness and inform.

One of the best features of this product is the cost.  The minimum order is only 100 pieces and runs under $2 each.  For 1,000 the pricing drops all the way down to $1.08 each.  To see a complete list of pricing and learn more about the Desktop Whiteboard, click HERE.  If you could like to see a sample, please contact us.

So create awareness and market your college program, department, school or service through the Desktop Whiteboard.

Styling With The Stylus

Styling with the Stylus

When I hear stylus, I often think of the now ancient Palm Pilots (or if you were like me, a Handspring) of the 1990’s.  The stylus’ were what you needed with these devices to take notes and update your tasks (I never did master writing in graffiti).  However with the touchscreen revolution, the stylus’ of yesteryear slipped into the background.

However the stylus has recently re-emerged as a useful tool for smartphones and tablets.  They are handy for people who do not like fingerprints on their screens and would rather write and tap with a stylus vs. a finger.

 

As a promotional product, this new style of stylus is on fire.  Many of our partners have added new options and tell us that these are one of their hottest products, not just in their tech product line, but overall!  The new stylus looks much different from the old version.  They are wider like a pen and feature a round soft tip.  There are a number of stylus options to choose from, including metal or plastic, short and long, and versions that dual as a pen.  The pricing for most custom imprinted range from around $1 to $5.

So if you want to give out a useful and hot promotional product, consider a stylus.  To see the options that we have to offer, click HERE.

Let us know if you want to see a sample and/or discuss options.  Happy tapping!

by Michael Wolaver, Magellan Collegiate Promotions

Styling With The Stylus

When I hear stylus, I often think of the now ancient Palm Pilots (or if you were like me, a Handspring) of the 1990’s.  The stylus’ were what you needed with these devices to take notes and update your tasks (I never did master writing in graffiti).  However with the touchscreen revolution, the stylus’ of yesteryear slipped into the background.

However the stylus has recently re-emerged as a useful tool for smartphones and tablets.  Stylus’ are handy for people who do not like fingerprints on their screens and would rather write and tap with a stylus vs. a finger.  This short video by CNet discusses some of the ways people use stylus’ with their smartphone and tablet devices.

 

As a promotional product, this new style of stylus is on fire.  Many of our partners have added new options and tell us that these are one of their hottest products, not just in their tech product line, but overall!  The new stylus looks much different from the old version.  They are wider like a pen and feature a round soft tip.  There are a number of stylus options to choose from, including metal or plastic, short and long, and versions that dual as a pen.  The pricing for most custom imprinted stylus’ range from around $1 to $5.

So if you want to give out a useful and hot promotional product, consider a stylus.  To see the stylus options that we have to offer, click HERE.

Let us know if you want to see a sample and/or discuss stylus options.  Happy tapping!

by Michael Wolaver, Magellan Collegiate Promotions