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Wednesday
Mar042015

Tech Out with These Great Deals

Gold Bond Worldwide - The Logomotion

SWPR Eye Glass Cleaner
Take advantage of the edge-to-edge full color imprint on the SWPR Eye Glass Cleaner to... (read more)
Rocket USB Charger
With so many gadgets that require power, a Rocket USB Charger is a handy device for... (read more)
Stylus Pens
Stylus pens are a great way to reach a variety of markets and Gold Bond Worldwide has... (read more)
iBoost2 Mobile Devices Charger
The iBoost2 Mobile Devices Charger is specially designed to recharge tablets and... (read more)
 
 
Click here to download an unbranded flyer of Microfiber Cleaning Cloths! Click here to download an unbranded version of the flyer of Stylus Pens with Free Setup! Click here to download an unbranded version of the flyer of the iBoost2!
 
 
SWPR Eye Glass Cleaner
Take advantage of the edge-to-edge full color imprint on the SWPR Eye Glass Cleaner to promote anything from eye doctors to computer stores! The soft, scratch-free microfiber fabric is safe for glasses, phone screens, and more and will serve as a convenient reminder of your brand. You can click here to see all of our microfiber cloths or you can click here for an unbranded flyer.
 
 
Rocket USB Charger
With so many gadgets that require power, a Rocket USB Charger is a handy device for anyone with a car. Just plug in the Rocket, connect your charging cord, and power your cell phone, MP3 player, and other electronic devices. The green indicator light shows when the device is charging.
 
 
Stylus Pens
Stylus pens are a great way to reach a variety of markets and Gold Bond Worldwide has you covered with a pen for every price point. The Archer2 Stylus Pen has a classic plastic design with the addition of a click-through stylus tip while the Smart LED Pen with Stylus is metal and features a high-quality fiber stylus and bright LED. You can find all of our stylus pens by clicking here or you can click here for an unbranded flyer with some of our best-selling stylus pens.
These great pens are now available with Free Setup! Get the first color on pencils and plastic pens as well as laser engraving on metal pens for no charge.

Not only do we offer Free Setup on pens but we also offer:
  • Free Rush upon request
  • Deep Inventory
  • Great Writing Refills
  • and an Industry Leading Price
If you haven't tried a Gold Bond pen lately, what are you waiting for?
 
 
iBoost2 Mobile Devices Charger
The iBoost2 Mobile Devices Charger is specially designed to recharge tablets and smart phones when you’re away from conventional power sources. With a Lithium-ion battery pack, the iBoost2 can recharge as quickly as 5 hours and will hold a charge long after it reaches capacity. It comes packaged in a white gift box with a standard USB cord for charging. Click here for an unbranded flyer.

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Tuesday
Feb242015

FREE SETUP, FREE RUSH, GREAT WRITING EXPERIENCE = INDUSTRY BEST VALUE

Gold Bond Worldwide - The Logomotion
 
 

Free Setup on Writing Instruments
Enjoy Free Setup on Writing Instruments in 2015! Get the first color on ... (read more)
Full Color Drinkware
Draw extra attention to your promotional products by including a full color... (read more)
Q115 Distributor Self Promotion Offer
Make the most of your sales calls and marketing efforts with... (read more)
Platinum Power Phone Accessory Kit
Take a stand against battery drain in mobile devices with a Power Pak! The... (read more)
 
 
Click here to download an unbranded flyer of pens available with Free Setup! Click here to download an unbranded version of the Full Color Drinkware flyer! Click here to download an unbranded version of the PWRPAK-PLATINUM flyer!
 
 
Free Setup on Writing Instruments
Enjoy Free Setup on Writing Instruments in 2015! Get the first color on pencils and plastic pens as well as laser engraving on metal pens for no charge. Additionally, get free full color setup on the new PVPLuminesque Pen. You can click here to see our entire collection of writing instruments.

Not only do we offer Free Setup on pens but we also offer:
  • Free Rush upon request
  • Deep Inventory
  • Great Writing Refills
  • and an Industry Leading Price
If you haven't tried a Gold Bond pen lately, what are you waiting for?
 
 
Full Color Drinkware
Draw extra attention to your promotional products by including a full color imprint! The 1011 Mug and the 1016 Mug each include a full color imprint from the top edge to the bottom edge. A full color imprint on such large imprint areas will surely draw the desired attention. Another great mug for drawing attention is the 1040 Two-Tone Mug that features a colorful handle and interior wall in addition to the available full color imprint. If you’re really looking to make a statement, check out the SYN Tumbler with a full color, full wrap insert to give 360 degrees of exposure.
 
 
Q115 Distributor Self Promotion Offer
Make the most of your sales calls and marketing efforts with promotional products that feature your own imprint. From the 2011 Mystique Full Color Stoneware Mug to the Pinnacle Executive Pen, some of our hottest items are included in our 1st Quarter Distributor Self Promotion offer. One low price includes: the product and setup in 1 of our standard colors or a full color imprint in 1 location. Take advantage of these great DSP deals by clicking here!
 
 
Platinum Power Phone Accessory Kit
Take a stand against battery drain in mobile devices with a Power Pak! The PwrPak-Platinum features an imprinted car charger, an imprinted rechargeable power bank with a cord, an imprinted wall charger, earbuds, and an imprinted case to hold it all. Add a certified Twister Lightning Cord for only $6.95 (G) that allows you to charge up to 50% faster and sync up to 30% faster for iPhone, iPad, and iPod devices that use a Lightning connection. Click here to see all of our Phone Accessory Kits!

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Monday
Feb162015

Thank You from Gold Bond Worldwide

Everyone at Gold Bond Worldwide is honored to have started 2015 by winning several awards from across the industry. In Orlando we received the 2015 Distributor Choice Award for Golf Accessories for the 13th consecutive year as well as the 2015 Distributor Choice Award for Sports & Outdoors for the 3rd year in a row. From there we headed to Las Vegas where we were awarded a PPAI Supplier Star for the 2nd time in 2 years. Most recently, Gold Bond Worldwide received the PPAMS award for the Most Innovative Product for our custom kits. We won this award due to Gold Bond's ability to build custom kits out of virtually anything in our line as well as including distributor-supplied products. Custom kits are an amazing way for distributors to differentiate themselves while decreasing the risk of being price shopped.

 Thank you all for both your votes and your support. We are thrilled to be able to serve you and we will continue to focus on quality and providing our customers with more than they expect for years to come.

Monday
Dec082014

Free Promo Tips - SuccessFit

Get Cool Stuff! Support Education! FreePromoTips.com has created a SuccessFit "exercise" at the PPAI Expo to benefit PPEF. Everyone can participate and no one will break a sweat.

Participants will receive cool stuff from some great suppliers. See what you'll get and learn more at FreePromoTips.com. Register NOW! Registration closes 12-15!

Thursday
Aug282014

New Product Flyers

We have added a variety of new products from stylus pens to speakers and more. Check out and download the unbranded flyers below or click here for a complete list of new product flyers.

   

  

  

 

   


 

Thursday
Aug212014

Make Gold Bond Your Choice for PPAI’s Supplier Star of the Year

If we met or exceeded your expectations this year, we would be honored to have your vote

We would like to thank everyone that voted for us on SAGE, earning us better than an "A" status and an opportunity to be considered for PPAI's Supplier Star. 

Gold Bond garnered the Supplier Star of the Year Award last year and 8 other times. Our team continues to strive for supplier excellence by delivering more than you expect! It is our #1 goal to provide the easiest and most friendly experience in the industry. Simply stated we believe it is our job to make your job easier.
 
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you this year. Remember to vote for Gold Bond and that voting ends September 30th.     
 
Thank You,
 
The Gold Bond Team 

 

Tuesday
Aug122014

Become an Expert & Ditch the Price War

We attended the ASI Orlando show in January and I got the unique chance join a few education sessions. I was especially intrigued by the session “Preventing Selling on Price.” The session quickly transitioned to a how-to on becoming an expert and go-to person for your clients. I personally couldn’t agree more with the strategy, but I saw a room full of 1,000 people that were struggling with how to do that.

The problem became really clear when the speaker asked a couple of questions. The first question asked, based on a show of hands, how many people have a blog. Again there were at least 1,000 people in the room and not a single hand went up. With this response, the speaker followed up with an additional question asking how many people do an email newsletter. This time there was a response of about 8 hands out of 1,000. This made me wonder how most distributors are going to market. 


This post is designed to shed more light on this issue and give some solutions to promotional product distributors that are seeking ways to differentiate themselves. First and foremost, to be an expert or go-to person, you have to present yourself as an expert on what you are selling. It isn’t about the next hottest stylus pen or moisture-wicking polo. To be an expert, you have to provide ideas and solutions that help a company accomplish one thing, make money.  

 

This is a true concept for any industry. It was first told to me by the Chairman of the Board of Astec Industries. Astec is roughly a $1 Billion company that sells heavy equipment for processing asphalt for the paving industry. Don Brock simply said, “We don’t make equipment and we don’t sell paving technology, we build solutions that help our customers make money. If they aren’t making money using our equipment then we aren’t going to be in business.”  

 

If this rings true for someone that makes heavy equipment, then it couldn’t be more true for the promotional products industry. After all, promotion is in the name of our industry and a promotion involves an “activity that supports or provides active encouragement for the furtherance of a cause, venture, or aim.” At least, that is what Google states. To put it another way, it is an activity that supports or provides active encouragement for the furtherance of making your customers more successful or profitable.

 

Distributors that are simply pushing product are missing the chance for true clients and stable growth. The next time a customer asks you if you can get them a pen or t-shirt ask them for what it will be used and how they are going to use it. Then pitch them a solution that will help them accomplish their goal. Always be sure to present the product in a way that directly or indirectly contributes to what your customer wants to accomplish.  

 

Customer: I need a pen.

Distributor: Where are you going to use the pen and what do you want to accomplish?  

Customer: We are doing a trade show and I need a giveaway.

Distributor: That’s great, what type of trade show? Are you targeting a specific industry? What is the primary message you are trying to deliver at the show?

Customer: That is a great question. We are going to Dream Force which is the big show for Salesforce.com. We are pushing our new app that integrates our primary software platform with customers on SalesForce. We really want to showcase the ease of integration and the flexibility of the app.

Distributor: Sounds like a big opportunity. You need to consider something that the attendees will want to hang onto and the message needs to drive them to an action. Does the application on Salesforce also include an iPhone or Android app?  

Customer: Actually, yes that is the big thing we are showing off at the show.  

 

This conversation can go on to include the number of people they are expecting to come by the booth and the budget. At the end of it, the distributor has a host of information that allows them to provide a solution instead of a product. The solution goes all the way down to the level of tieing it all together through a call to action on the products imprint.  

 

Asking these open ended questions will open up limitless conversations and earn referrals based on the simple fact that you are no longer the necessary evil but the person that helps them succeed. If you simply ask your customer how many they need and their budget, you are only going to be a commodity and it will always be a price war. It is the way your position the product towards their goals that will separate you from the pack.

 

So now you want to know what this all has to do with blogging and email blasts? It is simple, if you ask open ended questions, your customers will give you the information you need to write a valuable newsletter or blog post. Write about the solutions you presented and how you helped your customer reach their goals. Then supplement with content from other places. It is all legit if you simply provide a blurb about the content you want to share and directly link them to the original source. If you are strategic in what you present, your content will be specific to industries that you are targeting. In time, you will have built yourself into a go-to expert.