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Where to buy low cost promo pens to place around college campus?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by dee1017, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. dee1017

    dee1017 Registered Member

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    Hello! Does anyone have advice on where to get low cost promotional pens? I plan to start by ordering 100 with a website link. Black and white is fine, nothing fancy. It would be marketing to college students for a cpa affiliate. I'd be leaving free pens around campus. Also, if you have any additional suggestions for campus CPA marketing- I'd love to hear them.

    Thanks,

    Denise
     
  2. insyncearnings

    insyncearnings Newbie

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    What do you mean for a cpa affiliate. Do you mean advertising an affiliate scheme say AdscendMedia as an example or do you mean an offer your promoting from your cpa network?
     
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    newklear Registered Member

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    When I worked for an ad agency, we bought blank promo pens from china, I don't know exactly where: it was a site which offered free shipping and it was about 20$ for 1000 pens (shipping usually took like 3 months, but we had some deliveries in 3-4 weeks). After that we customized them using a local service. You might get quicker shipping, since you are located in US.
     
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    tony_d Elite Member

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    If you're ordering in reasonable quantities, go straight to dhgate.com

    Otherwise a local printer/promo products supply company will be priced better for you because they won't have international shipping.
     
  5. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    Try the following searches in Google:

    Advertising Specialties


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    Low Cost Advertising Specialties

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    Discount Advertising Specialties

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    Lowest Price Advertising Specialties
     
  6. dee1017

    dee1017 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the feedback! It is offers from a CPA that im promoting. Do you recommend a chain like staples or a local independent store? I live in the NYC area so there are lots of places to choose from.
     
  7. whosbad

    whosbad Newbie

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    A quick google search for promo pens will give you plenty of websites to choose from.
     
  8. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    http://www.discountmugs.com/product/bp200-printed-black-ink-plastic-pens/

    You may want to consider your quantity. Honestly, 100 pens may not get any return.

    Look at the link I gave you. 100 of them and they are 42 cents a pop....but when you buy 5,000 of them it drops to 8 cents.

    Promo marketing like this requires volume. What type of offer are you pushing payout wise?

    With pens, it is go big or go home...and blanket the area with them.