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What’s working in promotional products?

Every now and then, something comes along that disrupts an industry.

When the Japanese first introduced their small vehicles to America, citizens dismissed them. But not when younger consumers flocked to buy them, eventually making the manufacturers industry leaders.

When Washington’s Presidential campaign team handed out commemorative buttons in 1789, no one would have believed how the simple act would lead to an evolving promotional products industry that has transformed marketing.

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Win 100 USB Business Cards

We are giving away 100 of our USB Business Cards!

Win 100 USB Business Cards

 

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN HERE!

Our USB Business Cards are all about making a statement! Without changing the looks of the average, everyday, well-designed business card, we added a tear-off USB webkey that plugs directly into a computer and launches your website. Made from multiple layers of paper laminated together with a tiny silicon chip in the middle, this product is only about 0.02 inches thick and environmentally friendly.

All you have to do to enter is:

Download the template, and let your creative juices start flowing.  After you have your design all ready, email a .jpg of the design to contests@customusb.com with USB Business Card Contest as the subject.  Then we are going to post all of the designs here, and let everyone vote for their favorite design!

So get the word out!  Share this post so all of your friends, family, random strangers, and everyone else can find it to vote for you!

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RULES:

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 11:59 PM AUGUST 2, 2013!

We will leave the voting open until 12:00 pm the next Friday, August 9, 2013.  At that time the design with the most votes will be the winner!  We will post the winner here and contact them via email.

The winner has one week after they are contacted to claim their prize or it will be awarded to the person with the next highest number of votes.

In order for the cards to be printed correctly the design has to be a vector graphic or a layered PSD file.(If the file is a vector, all the fonts must be outlined)

We reserve the right to not post any designs that contain any offensive material, or material that is not original artwork.

If you have any questions email us at contests@customusb.com

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The Scoop on Cheap USB Drives

We are often asked about price matching and once in a while someone asks us to match prices found on eBay and Amazon. These prices are generally unrealistically low, even by direct-from-China standards. So, we decided to investigate and see what kind of product people were receiving when they bought one of these cheap USB Drives.

We found a 1GB Spin drive for $2.05 on Amazon. Spin is considered to be one of the most popular models on the flash market, but $2.05 is way too low. Furthermore, some of the sellers on Amazon had this drive listed for as low as $1.24. Once added to the cart, however, each of these drives came with a hefty shipping cost. The total checkout price of a single 1GB drive was just over $6, regardless of which seller you go with or how many drives we added to the cart. We ended up placing an order for a single Spin drive whose total cost was $6.03 ($1.24 for the drive + $4.79 for shipping).

The drive arrived 5 days later via USPS in a small padded envelope.  Once we received the drive we disassembled it, and tested the quality of the chip.  Our results showed it performed pretty well as you can see below.

The total price of this USB drive after shipping was $6.03.  Although it was a bit more than $1.24, it ended up being a quality drive, and $6 is on par with the average price of other 1 GB USB drives.  The lesson, make sure you check the shipping cost the next time you are comparing prices of USB drives (or anything you buy, really). Read More…

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