Hottest product of the year! Have customers on the go? Let them travel light! This Silicone wallet with 3M adhesive sticks to the back of any phone and conveniently holds up to 3 credit cards, a drivers license or business cards, hotel room keys, casino rewards cards or anything else you need to carry with you. Also the silicone construction helps to protect against electronic pickpocketers and identity theft. Will NOT deactivate credit cards.
Posted by poorrichardspromos on October 10, 2013
Posted by poorrichardspromos on July 30, 2013
There’s a lot of talk these days about RFID or ‘Radio Frequency Identification’. So, what exactly is RFID? In plain english, RFID describes a system that transmits the identity (in the form of a serial number) of an object or person wirelessly using radio waves. Today, a wealth of vital information—including your name, address, and even your Social Security number—can be stored on an RFID chip embedded inside your credit cards or ID cards. You see it happening everywhere. ‘Scan’ your card at starbucks to buy coffee or zip through an EZ pass lane on the highway. Major retailers like WalMart are planning on full implementation of RFID in the next few years. Convenient? Absolutely! But is this new wave technology opening the door for electronic pickpocketing?
Gone are the days where thieves have to physically steal your wallet or your mail to get your information. Anyone can purchase a Credit card reader that will read your credit account number, expiration date, and in some cases even name off your new RFID enabled credit card. These readers can easily be concealed by electronic pickpocketers so that someone could walk through a crowd, ride on a subway, elevator, or other crowded area and steal nearby credit card information without the card holder ever knowing it happened.
Here are some tips to stay one step ahead of the thieves and to keep your information safe.
- Change your passwords frequently. You probably have a ton of websites and online pages you need passwords for, correct? Do you keep it simple with the same password for all? Well it’s time to change it up.
- Shred your snail mail. I’m not sure why companies find it necessary to still include your personal information such as a school ID or social security number on documents sent to you in the mail, but shred them up!
- Invest in a RFID Protector Sleeve – These are very inexpensive and simple to use. Just slide your credit card in the sleeve and it blocks your information from being transmitted. These can come in a simple plastic case or in the form of a sturdier Aluminum Wallet.
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Posted by poorrichardspromos on July 23, 2013
What is Kate wearing? What kind of stroller will she use? Highchair? Binkies? Swaddle blankets? From souvenirs to champagne to retail sales… the party is on for retailers – at least in the short run.
Fox news reported that retailers could see a boost of $372 MILLION from the birth of William and Kate’s baby boy. Hey, we’ll take the quick economy boost. Thanks royals!
Posted by poorrichardspromos on June 18, 2013
**HOT NEW ITEM**
Who isn’t looking for a boost during a long day? Perk up your pucker with this all natural Caffeinated Lip Balm! Contains green tea and caffeine extract. Easy to pack and ship, this lightweight promo is sure to be a big hit for you next Trade Show promotion.
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Posted by poorrichardspromos on May 15, 2013
Gone are days we only pulled out our shades when the sun was shining brightly. Sunglasses have become one of the hottest accessories for any occasion, and we have the perfect pair in mind to promote your brand. Compact and easy to carry, these Collapsible Frame Retro Sunglasses are going to be a hot item this season. With their collapsible frame and bright colors you’ll be reminiscent of the 80’s. And, let’s be honest – who doesn’t love a good throwback?
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Posted by poorrichardspromos on April 18, 2013
With the completion of the Masters and the nice weather approaching, Golf enthusiasts are flocking to the greens in full “swing!”
One of our more popular golf promos due to the low price point and convenient size, this Chrome Golf Club Key Chain has been a winner with golf event coordinators and trade show marketers.
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Posted by poorrichardspromos on March 21, 2013
Well, I guess you can use promotional products for pretty much anything. So when a heightened event like a brand new Pope occurs, you can bet the internet will be screaming with papal merchandise ranging from Promotional Mugs, Hats, T Shirts, and Keychains just to name a few.
Popular souvenir items have been printed with the new pontiff’s picture and quotations from his papal address along with supportive prayers and prayer cards. Retail shops in his native Argentina are also getting a big boost of merchandising as shown in the video below:
While retailers are making out on the enthusiasm, the church is also getting a positive boost of energy as shoppers rush to buy souvenirs.
Whether it be the excitement of a New Pope or the tragedy of 9/11, the most retained promotional products are those that are linked to an emotion. Although I rarely wear my NYFD hat purchased as a donation shortly after 9/11, I will no doubt be keeping it forever. People do not throw away things that evoke meaning in some way. So who knows? 10 years from now, you just may glance outside your door to see your neighbor sipping out of a Pope Francis mug.
Posted by poorrichardspromos on March 14, 2013
San Francisco became the first city to ban plastic bags in April 2007, and since then, similar bans and taxes have been proposed or passed in other California towns as well as cities in Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island Vermont, Virginia and Washington. Aas the bans continue to spread across the country, so does the controversy.
Argument #1 – Effects on the Environment
Because plastic bags are not biodegradable, they are found littered not only in landfills, but in rivers, ponds and oceans emphasizing their harm to the environment. Additionally, it takes a tremendous amount of oil to make them. The plastic bag is only a few decades old, but it’s estimated that 1 million bags per minute are used, building up to over 500 billion each year.
And what about paper bags? In addition to banning the plastic bags, most of the laws require retailers to charge between $0.05 and $0.10 for each paper bag given out. Turns out, they are not necessarily the best for the environment either. Comparably, roughly 15,100 barrels of oil are used to produce and transport 100 million paper bags, according to policy analyst Skaidra Smith-Heisters for Reason’s New Environmentalism program.
Naysayers argue that the reports of environmental harm are overstated. Opponents state that only 0.4 percent of landfill space is dedicated to plastic bags, and that the items, while not biodegradable, are recyclable.
Argument #2 – Effects on Businesses
Another point of discussion is the thought that limiting and taxing plastic bag usage hurts jobs and businesses. Many argue that legislation unfairly punishes businesses, who could alienate customers if they do not offer bags and risk fines if they do. The plastic-bag industry, says that the making of plastic bags supplies a livelihood to 30,000 hard-working, law-abiding, patriotic Americans. Many business owners buy plastic bags two to three years in advance. Since the ordinance has now banned the plastic bags, they all have to go to waste.
However, while the plastic bag industry may suffer, the ban proposes opportunity to promotional products distributors who offer reusable tote bags for purchase. These laws offer distributors more selling opportunities.
Argument #3 – Entitlement vs. Excess
While consumers can argue they are paying too much for everything these days, is it fair to say we are conditioned to expect the “Free?” Free bags cost retailers in the United States $4 billion, which are accounted for in the costs of retail goods. Some areas have included an option for retailers to charge 5 cents for paper bags, which encourages long-term change in behavior. This motivation for long-term behavioral change is a way for an entire society to realize habits of overconsumption. Instead of relying on “free” unlimited, disposable bags to carry their groceries, consumers will be motivated to reuse bags when facing a fee of 5 cents per paper bag. Eventually, the hope is that most consumers will become more responsible.
But let’s face it, customers simply do not want to pay for bags no matter what. “You know, you spend a lot of money you expect to have a bag, not pay for it,” reported one shopper.
There is no doubt that as we push forward as a society to be more Eco-responsible there will always be a divide. Where do you stand?
Posted by poorrichardspromos on March 5, 2013
The key element in getting the most bang for your buck on Trade show Giveaways is to make sure the don’t get thrown away. Sure i love this newfangled widget, in this really cool color, but will anyone else. David Blaise an industry consultant once stated ” nothing beats promotional items for getting a targeted message to a designated recipient on a repetitive basis”. With that being said “if you pick a bad product that is not retained, and re-used” you have pretty much bought a billboard in Siberia”. Don’t get me wrong. There is not a miracle trade-show giveaway that everyone will use or see all the time. Still you want to consider which product has the most likelihood of being retained and if so, what percentage will be re-used. Will it be seen on a repetative basis.This means every day or once a week even if it is not used. How many times will they see my message or logo. I may not drink my coffee out of the ceramic mug that sits on my desk and holds my pens but I see it everyday at the office all the time.
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Posted by poorrichardspromos on February 23, 2013
With Trade Show season in full swing. We are seeing great results with hot new product. our USB CHARGER ON THE GO style# HP-2600. It has all the things we like about our Trade Show Giveaways. It’s Small, It has a high retention rate, it is inexpensive, great for traveling. comes in assorted colors and ships in as little as 24 hours. People love our techie gifts.
Poor Richard says this is a winner.
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