• The promotional products industry has several main components: manufacturers of blank products, decoration processors, wholesale distributors, promotional products marketing firms and local t-shirt and awards shops. If you are a manufacturer of t-shirts, corporate apparel, awards, small toys or gift items and want to expand your company into the mainstream of the industry, the first thing you need to do is make your operations as efficient and cost effective as possible because promotional products suppliers are highly professional and responsive to customers needs or they quickly go out of business.
  • Trade lines are business lines of credit offered by vendors and banks. You can more effectively manage your cash flow using a line of credit through one of your suppliers or the bank. You need to establish trade lines to build your business credit rating. You may not be able to take out large loans and lines of credit with good terms right off the bat, but establishing a few trade lines fast can help you get your business credit set up.
  • Most promotional items are relatively small and inexpensive, but can range to higher-end items; for example
  • celebrities at film festivals and award shows are often given expensive promotional items such as expensive perfumes, leather goods, and electronics items. Companies that provide expensive gifts for celebrity attendees often ask that the celebrities allow a photo to be taken of them with the gift item, which can be used by the company for promotional purposes.