Ho, Ho, Ho Sigg Water Bottle

Sigg Christmas Water Bottle

Sigg Christmas Water Bottle

Say Merry Christmas and help save the planet while you rehydrate in style with an eye-catching water bottle from SIGG.

Made from a single piece of aluminum with an EcoCare BPA-free lining, it’s ultra-lightweight (yet rugged and crack-resistant).

To minimize unwanted tastes and scents, the inside is lined with a water-based, non-toxic epoxy resin that exceeds government requirements.

You can find this bottle along with other t-shirts, household items and cards on Cafe Press via Ho, Ho, Ho Sigg Water Bottle 1.0L > Household > Special Event Tees & Gifts.

“Toys Rock” Infant Bodysuit

"Toys Rock" Infant Body Suit

Toys Rock Infant Body Suit

Babies love creepin’, crawlin’ and sleepin’ in our super comfy, 100% cotton jersey knit Infant Creeper. Infant clothes shouldn’t be hard to change, so our three-snap bottom helps ease those nasty diaper changes. Great baby stuff for your special little one.

See this item and more on Cafe Press via Toys Rock Infant Bodysuit > Infant/Toddler Apparel > Special Event Tees & Gifts.

Expand Your Network with Customer Retention Programs

promotional calendars

Calendars Make Great Retention Gifts!

Surveys have shown that 7 out of 10 customers are lost because of indifference.  The competition made them feel more important, and did not take them for granted.   That’s a huge number of losses for a problem that easy to fix.  It makes sense that if you’re not making quality connections with your customers and making them feel appreciated, some other company (your competition) will.

It’s also been proven that it’s easier and more profitable to keep existing customers than to gain new customers.  Existing customers know who you are, and they trust that you can deliver.  They typically spend more and they have the ability to provide referrals to your organization.  So why not reward them for contributing to your success?

Keep your customers by generating a “system” that works in conjunction with other advertising to keep your name front and center with the public all year long.  Utilize a plan that will allow you to routinely make connections with customers, members, and sponsors as well as the people you want to do business with in the future.  Your plan should also provide feedback and information to help you constantly improve your process.

Go beyond regular communication channels with thoughtfully selected business gifts that fit your budget, while gaining the attention of your customers.  Executing a retention program at least once per quarter can go a long way toward keeping members, customers, prospects and clients happy.

Using custom printed items in your retention program will make customers feel appreciated and help them to identify with your company, thus providing a connection that goes beyond email campaigns and direct mail.  Providing custom printed items empowers customers to advertise for you without even knowing it, by displaying your items on their desks and in their homes! With benefits like that, need we say more?

Now that you know about the benefits of retaining and rewarding customers, your immediate task is to find items that will fit the needs of your organization.  That’s where we can contribute the most by providing high quality items for your program as well as program support.  Don’t take your customers for granted, expand your network and contact us for help with getting started or implementing your next retention program.

How to Get Started with Christmas Ornament Fundraising

Christmas Ornaments

Popular Fundraiser

Any organization (churches, schools, sports teams, fraternities/sororities, reunion groups, clubs, etc) can run a Christmas Ornament fundraiser.  In fact, it’s something that many groups run on an annual basis. Ornament fundraisers are fun, easy, and profitable for all involved.  Read our ornament fundraising brochure for review or forwarding to your colleagues. Here are the program basics to get you started. Follow these steps to get started!

Design Your Ornament

  • Decide on an imprint for your ornament.  Some ideas include using your logo, team mascot,  building, your slogan, holiday message, add your school, business or organization name, team name and/or year.  Some organizations have contests to obtain ideas, and get members involved.
  • If you don’t know where to start on your ornament design, contact us for ideas. We provide free artwork assistance and clip art options for your design. Each ornament has an artwork template that can be used to make designing easy.
  • After your artwork is received, we’ll make a proof of your custom ornament and fax or email it as an attachment for your approval.

Choose Your Ornament

  • Pick an ornament from our Holiday Catalog 2009. If you don’t see an ornament in our catalog that you like, send us your requirements and we will find an ornament that meets your needs.

Place Your Order

  • Once the order information and artwork are received, we will fulfill your order, including any reorders. You have several options for submitting your order, including our “no risk” option that allows you lots of flexibility based on your needs. Your organization can purchase ornaments before orders are taken or you can “pre-sell” them collecting money ahead of time based on your needs and your time line.
  • Reorders are easy and ship in one to two weeks, depending on time of the year – it is a good idea to check with us on the current re-order lead time. The holidays are very busy so lead times may be longer. Since we would have all your order and artwork information reordering will be easier.

Promote Your Fundraiser

  • You can start pre-selling the ornaments based on the artwork and proof or we can provide samples that you can display on order taking days. So when your ornaments are delivered, you may have already sold them all! Contact us for our “no risk” option that may be a good fit for your needs.
  • We have many resources available to promote your fundraiser, including our fundraising guide, flyers, order forms, banners, and samples that can be displayed on order taking days.
  • Ornaments make great holiday gifts for family members and friends and we have a number of ornament types to choose from.
  • Check our holiday catalog or contact us for more information and ornaments (and other items) that can be used for your next fundraiser!

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holiday Budget

The end of the year presents several great opportunities for your organization. The economy may make it a little more challenging to buy business gifts for everyone on your list, so we thought we’d share some tips to help make the most of your advertising dollars.

Here are our 6 tips for stretching those dollars:

  1. Start a Fundraiser. Implement some fundraising activities during the year to offset holiday expenditures. Visit our blog for fundraising ideas .
  2. Set Goals, Make Lists. Think of all the people who contributed to your success this year and place them in categorized lists.  Prioritize your lists of important people and set budget limits for each. Categories may include customers, employees, sponsors, suppliers and people you’d like to do business with.
  3. Plan Ahead. Order custom printed items and awards early to avoid rush charges for expedited production and shipment.  Get the best selection on items that are high on your priority list when you order early. After the holiday season kicks in, the factories get really busy.
  4. Take Advantage of Discounts. Take advantage of quantity discounts by planning ahead and using the lists created in tip #2. The more items you order, the higher the discount. Many items are available with end quantity pricing to allow for even more savings.
  5. Choose a Basic Imprint. Decide on an imprint that will work for all or most of your holiday gifts and business giveaway items. This will simplify ordering and possibly allow you to take advantage of even more savings. Full color imprinting allows you to have photographic reproductions of your imprint at no additional cost.  Some ideas might include your building, photos of important events or people, landmarks and more.
  6. Choose Items That are Flexible. Select items that will give your advertising message mileage into next year.  Sticking with a basic imprint will make items good for not only the holidays, but the following year. Items like calendars are an inexpensive way to keep your name in front of customers all year-long and they make great holiday business gifts.

Follow these tips and you’re sure to have a more satisfying and stress free holiday season.  For product or fundraising information, call, email or visit us at www.customtshirtmakers.com.

Custom Printed Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List!

Custom Printed Items, Promotional Items

Featuring Low Minimum Quantities and Full Color Imprinting

Our holiday catalog is here! And it features low minimum quantities, full color imprinting and business gifts for everyone on your list! Full color digital imprinting is available for many items, allowing you to have full color printing in as many colors as you like for no additional charge!

Screen printing and embroidery also available on many of our holiday items.  Make sure to order early to avoid rush charges for delivery and production.

Many items are a great fit for holiday fundraisers and stores.  Check with us for the best in holiday fundraising ideas, now is the time to advertise your fundraisers to allow for holiday delivery.

Contact us for product information and artwork assistance.