Why it’s some times not worth saving a few cents!

by Jeremy on January 14, 2007

I was talking with one of my suppliers earlier this week, just going through our plans for 2007 – the usual kind of thing for this time of year! Anyway, we got on to the topic of overseas orders, and he mentioned a story of where an end user decided to go direct to China, to shave 2 cents off their unit price.

When the goods arrived, 5000 T-Shirts, 5000 Caps, 5000 Brochures, etc. so did 5000 cheap pens. When the items were packed in to a tote bag, all was fine and all goods were then distributed nationally to all the tradeshows occuring that next week.

On the day before the tradeshow, the staff decided to get the bags ready at their stand, only to find that nearly all of the ink cartridges in the 5000 cheap, and nasty plastic pens they had purchased has exploded with all the ink ruining the other items in the tote bag!

The lesson to be learnt from this, is that sometimes, its not worth saving an extra 2 cents, if you are going to be jeopardising the quality of the end product. We recommend Custom Printed BIC Pens to all our clients, as they are one of the most trusted manufacturers of plastic pens worldwide.

Don’t forget, that every promotional product you purchase and distribute is a reflection of your company and brand – if it’s cheap and nasty, they’ll think your service is cheap and nasty also!

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