You waited until the last minute to order your client holiday gifts?! Here are 5 Tips that could save you…


So you haven’t even started thinking about your holiday business gifts?!  How will you thank your customers?  Oh, and your staff?? If you’re in a rush (again) this year, here is a list that will help your chances of getting that last minute order done.

Tower of Treats1. Have Your Information Ready

  • How many gifts will you need?
  • What type of gift (personal or business –related)?
  • What value would you like the gifts to be?
  • Will you want them decorated with your logo?
  • If yes, do you have the final digital logo artwork file?
  • What style/color do you prefer?
  • Do you have the approval to order?

image0182. What is the absolute date you need the gifts to arrive?
Factor in weekends and holidays. Many production facilities, offices and shippers are closed on weekends and holidays, so keep that in mind when you’re planning the gift-giving or shipping day.

3. Have a Plan B
Your first gift choice may be out of stock or the shipping time won’t allow it to arrive soon enough. Have a second gift in mind so you’re ready to switch, if necessary.

4. Beat the Rush
Once you make your decisions, keep things moving along. Year-end and holiday time is busy for everyone. The more people or businesses you can get in line ahead of, the better. Have an alternate person aware of the situation so any questions can be answered or proofs approved if you’re not available.

5. Be prepared with a grateful frame of mind!
image019There will be a lot of people trying to help you, but things may not work out exactly as you’d like them to. Be gracious and appreciate what can be done. Plan to work father in advance next time. Consider Happy New Year Gifts as an option! It might be a calmer time for you and for the recipients to enjoy their gifts.

Contact me to help with your business gift ideas! If you have the answers to the above questions, I’m sure we can find something you will be proud to represent your business. Our showroom is decked out with holiday gift-giving ideas so get over here soon!

Mary Anne Kennedy
Primary Source Promotions
p. 515.727.8774

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A little more about us:
Primary Source provides businesses, schools, non-profits and organizations with promotional products, decorated apparel, personalized awards plus executive and incentive gifts. We help clients choose the products that will fit their budget and recipients, AND give them RESULTS:

  • Increase tradeshow traffic
  • Enhance marketing plan
  • Boost sales
  • Reward employees
  • Recognize supporters
  • Increase attendance at events
  • Promote your brand
  • Market you services
  • Recruit members
  • Support your community or cause

At Primary Source, we want your promotional product choice to bring you the results intended – we are Promotional Products with a Purpose!

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