7 Tips for Saving Money When Buying Promotional Products



As a general rule, standard shipping anywhere in North America is a four to six-day endeavour. The next levels of shipping are three day and overnight. It’s kind of heartbreaking to see exorbitant shipping fees added to a project simply because an earlier deadline was missed. We’ve seen shipping costs from $100 for a project to $2000 for the same project because of rush shipping fees. Calculating the impact of rush shipping fees is something we do all the time to help our buy- ers get the decisions they need from their teams. Nothing helps get a decision made like showing an overnight shipping quote!


Many suppliers have standard production times of seven to ten days, and they charge rush fees to do production in less time. These fees are generally nominal compared to rush shipping – and we work with supplier and clients to ensure the most cost-effective solutions.


We get it, sometimes you must get merchandise done at the last minute. We have suppliers that have two-day production. We’ve had orders where the project is approved one day and printed and shipped the next. The trade off? You won’t get artwork proofs to approve and any unforeseen circumstance (think snow storm) can upend the whole project.

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