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Real-world Promotional Product Prices from BuyerZone Buyers

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In a recent survey of BuyerZone users, we asked about the price quotes they received on various promotional items. Below is a sampling of the responses, broken down into four product categories:

We've broken down these prices quotes into several groups, including some of the most popular promo product choices: t-shirts, mugs, and bags. While these items are popular for good reason - they're relatively cheap and widely used and appreciated - you can help your company stand out by choosing less common items for your giveaway.

An important point to keep in mind when shopping for promotional products is that the volume you buy will heavily impact the price you pay per item. Ask the vendor what quantity you'd have to buy to get to the next price tier - and even if that number is more than you need, do the math.

Often, you'll be able to find additional uses for the extra items you order to get a price break. In some cases, the total cost will be lower if you order more items.

T-shirts

"Jerzee t-shirts, $2.96/shirt." [300 shirts]

-- Association, Berkeley, California

"$5.75 per shirt including art set-up." [200 shirts]

-- Nonprofit organization, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"1,000 red, 500 black, 1,000 white t-shirts with 6-color logo on front and 2-3 color design on back. Black and red - $4.02, white - $3.76."

-- Health and beauty products manufacturer, Lehi, Utah

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Totes and bags

"$5.21 per bag. This included set-up charge for the printing. As I was specific as to the type of item, it came down to timeliness and price. Adeast was a hands-down winner." [800 portfolio bags]

-- Educational institution, Hampton, Virginia

"Leeds canvas tote bag - $3.15/bag with set-up, shipping included. Production time, 1 week. Redrew logo price included." [500 bags]

-- Health care organization, New York, New York

"Saddle bag- $7.88/bag, with silk screening." [60 bags]

-- Government, Hoffman Estates, Illinois

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Mugs

"We paid $2.32 per 15oz. mug with logo on each side." [150 mugs]

-- Real estate firm, San Diego California

"Qty 72 mugs with 2-color logo imprinted on one side = $330.16." [$4.58 each]

-- Real estate services, Los Gatos, California

"1,000 coffee mugs @ $.99 each. Set up fees and freight extra."

-- Equipment sales and service, Atlanta, Georgia.

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Other products

"650 planners on order at a cost of $1.57 each, plus a $40 one-time setup charge."

-- Financial services, Chicago, Illinois

"$1,355.72 for 10,000 giveaway pencils. Included setup charge for custom imprint (one color), plus UPS ground shipping & overrun charge." [$0.14 each]

-- Government, Charleston, West Virginia

"Got 100 keychain/flashlights imprinted and paid around $320 total." [$3.20 each]

-- Software manufacturer, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

"I purchased 200 insulated, 600-denier lunch totes @ $5.25/ea. There was a $35 set up charge for the imprinting of our logo, and somewhere between $83 - $93 shipping charge."

-- Government, Savannah, Georgia

"$8,800. 6,000 mini flashlights w/batteries. Included setup cost, pre-production sample, help with logo sizing and colors, shipping."

-- Marketing agency, San Francisco, California

"We purchased 50" x 70" fleece throws, 100 at $6.20 a piece. Great deal."

-- Education, Lugoff, South Carolina

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Want more information on buying promo products? Read our Promotional Products Buyer's Guide.

Information was provided by BuyerZone.com users. Quotes have been edited for clarity only.

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