So, you have an important event coming up and have decided to order some custom promotional water bottles to hand out, but you are unsure of where to begin. You should know that you have already taken one of the most important steps in promoting your event; deciding on a reliably effective marketing tool like a custom water bottle has already put you on the right path to making the most of your event and getting maximum benefits from your marketing efforts. Now that you have decided on the type promotional product you want to use to promote your company or brand, what steps do you need to take to finalize your order?
Allow us to walk you through the online order process and shed some light on just how simple it is to get beautifully imprinted promotional products delivered to you in time for your next event or giveaway.
Step 1: Choosing the Right Bottle
There are a few factors to consider when selecting a bottle for your event. The type of imprint or number of imprint colors that you wish to print on your bottle can affect your choice, as can the size or color you prefer. Promotions Now has a large enough assortment of imprinting, size, and color options to accommodate any of these needs. Another factor that can influence your decision is production time. Often times, your event will be right around the corner so a bottle with a fast production time will be your top priority. In this case, you will want to choose a bottle that has the “Quick Ship” icon on the image. These products can be printed more quickly than other items, allowing for fast delivery.
Step 2: Quantities, Colors and Artwork
Once you have selected an attractive bottle that will work for you, you can now enter the quantity you would like to order and click the “Order” button. You will notice that the price per piece changes as you adjust your order quantity. This is a discount from the supplier for ordering higher quantities that we extend to you, the customer.
After you’ve clicked the “Order” button, you can choose your product color. For some bottles, you can choose the color of the bottle as well as the color of the lid. Other bottles have one uniform color, depending on the design of the bottle. Consider your imprint when you pick the bottle color. If your logo is blue, you will not want to choose a blue bottle, as there won’t be enough contrast for your imprint to stand out. You want your imprint to pop, so the general rule of thumb you should stick with is light imprints on dark items or dark imprints on light items.
After you have selected your bottle color, it is time to choose your imprint or logo color. All of the products available from Promotions Now include at least one imprint color in the price of the product. However, many products offer the option for multiple imprint colors at an additional charge. Some bottles also have PMS color matching available, so if your logo requires a PMS match, you can enter your PMS number here as well.
3: Selecting Your Imprint Method and Submitting Your Artwork
Now that you have your product and imprint colors squared away, click “Next” to move on to the most important portion of your custom order – your imprint. Your custom logo or marketing slogan is what will help make your giveaways effective in order to grow your brand. We understand how important this is, so we have provided you with many different methods for getting your artwork to us. In this next step, you can choose to upload your logo onto our website, request to use artwork from a previous order with Promotions Now, select stock art from our extensive library, or type your custom message or special instructions. You can even let us know that you will be faxing or emailing your artwork to us at a later time. Either way, we will start getting your art proof together for you to review within 24 hours from the time we receive your instructions.
Depending on which water bottles you select, they can be imprinted on one side, both sides, or on a full wrap around the bottle, so don’t forget to indicate which you would prefer. Some bottles offer all three of these options at no additional charge, while other bottles only include an imprint on one side with the option to add imprints for an additional cost.
4: Check Out
The important details of your order have been sorted out at this point and all you have left to do is select “Order Now” and check out. From here you will be directed to your shopping cart so that you can review your order details before proceeding. Once you have reviewed and approved your order details, simply click on “Check Out.”
At this time, you can enter your Promotions Now account email and password or sign up for a new account to use for future purchases and keep track of your order history. Once you are securely signed in to your account, you can enter or select your shipping address and designate your preferred delivery date and shipping method. Remember to enter the last day you can accept your order by, before your event, so we can be sure to deliver your order on or before that date.
After you have selected your shipping method, click “Continue” to enter or select your billing address, enter any coupon codes you may have, choose your payment method, and finalize your order by clicking “Place Your Order.” We offer a few different payment options to accommodate all of our customers and help the checkout process go smoothly.
Now that your order has been placed, you will receive an email confirmation from Promotions Now. Your confirmation will include your sales order number, order total, and information on how to contact us with any questions or concerns.
When your order is completed and your artwork is received, a member of our art department will create an art proof for you to review. Your art proof will be an emailed or faxed representation of how your custom imprint will look on the finished product. If you want to make a change, just let us know and we will have a re-proof done for you accordingly. We will not go into production with your order unless you are happy with your proof and have signed and returned it to us as approved.
As soon as you approve your proof, you are finished! You can now relax and leave the rest of the job entirely to us. We will send your order into production with your scheduled delivery date in mind and deliver your top quality imprinted water bottles in time for them to make a big splash at your event.
If you have decided to hand out custom water bottles at your next big event, give our online order process a try and see just how fast and easy enhancing your promotional marketing strategy can really be.