What are Promotional Products?
Promotional products, also known as promotional merchandise, promotional gifts or branded merchandise (the list goes on) are products that can be branded with your company logo, slogan, artwork or contact details.
These are utilised as a marketing tool, often as tradeshow and exhibition giveaways to increase brand visibility or as corporate gifts to reward staff and thank clients. Let’s be honest, everybody loves a freebie! Branded merchandise can also be sold by charities, schools and clubs to raise essential funds and awareness. You can view a selection of our popular fundraising products online.
What are the most popular types of products?
We always strive to offer the latest and most popular products, which is virtually anything you can think of! Our most popular promotional items include promotional clothing, printed bags and promotional pens, which are ideal for exhibitions.
We also offer branded notebooks, promotional umbrellas, printed drinkware, printed stress balls and a whole lot more! Speak to a member of our team if you’d like to learn more about our products, or if you have something special in mind, we’d be happy to help!
Why should I choose Purple Moon?
We’ve been trading since 2008 and have 40 years plus combined industry experience – so we understand a thing or two about promotional products! We’re trusted by charities, the public sector, blue chips and local businesses. In fact, we have long-standing relationships with reputable UK and international brands like Age UK, Bentley and Oxford University.
We’re committed to delivering the best service and branded merchandise possible – ensuring you receive exactly what you ask for. Since quality is of the utmost importance to Purple Moon, we’re also accredited to deliver thousands of promotional products every single week through our vast manufacturing network.
We also have an eye for design and know-how to select great products. Only the best branding methods are used so that your product will always look great – our tailored solutions are designed to meet all your needs.
How do I place an order?
We want every client to enjoy an efficient and stress-free buying experience. Please peruse our Order Process page to learn more.
Can we see samples before we buy?
We always suggest ordering a sample before committing to an order. We offer free sample support within reason and only charge for more expensive samples.
How do you brand promotional products?
Depending on the product, we can use various techniques when we apply a logo or other artwork. When branding promotional clothing, for example, we regularly screen print, transfer print and embroider. In comparison, for promotional mugs, we can dye-sublimate, transfer and even sand-blast!
What are your best selling promotional items?
Our promotional products constantly evolve, and popular items are sometimes trend-driven or seasonal. If we had to select a branded merchandise top 10, though, it would currently be (in no particular order):
Do you offer eco-friendly products?
At Purple Moon, we’re proud of our collection of eco-friendly promotional gifts to address your environmental concerns and enhance your eco-friendly credentials. We strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, which is why we are always increasing our range of both eco-friendly and UK manufactured promotional products. From eco-friendly pens and notebooks to bamboo take-out mugs and eco trolley keyrings, we’ve got it all.
Can you create custom promotional products?
Yes, we can! It’s one of our specialities. Many of our clients have very specific requirements, and we pride ourselves on fulfilling all of them. You can request a customised product or fully bespoke merchandise, meaning you can tweak an existing item or create a brand new one – it’s up to you.
What is your turnaround time for promotional merchandise?
Our turnaround time is above the industry average across all categories – thanks to our efficient processes, working relationships and dedication to customer service.
It’s all dependent on product type, quantity, branding method and product origin. For example, printed cotton shoppers and other printed bags can be delivered in just a few days, whereas it might take around three weeks to manufacture lapel pin badges and silicone wristbands in the Far East.
Do you offer express printed promotional products?
Yes – many of our clients rely on us for this invaluable service. In fact, we’re always ‘pulling rabbits out of hats! We’ve supplied everything from printed t-shirts and plastic pens to dye-sublimation mugs and lanyards in just 24-72hrs! What’s more, we don’t pass on unnecessary costs.
What format do you require artwork in?
You can learn more about this in our artwork guidelines section. If you don’t have suitable artwork for your design, we can provide an artwork re-draw service.
Can I place a small order?
As a general rule of thumb, there are minimum order quantities (MOQs) for every promotional product. This is due to the time involved, cost, production schedules and even packaging requirements. However, we aim to offer our clients flexibility, so we will accommodate smaller orders where possible. Please contact us with your requirements.
Do you off bulk discounts?
Our prices are always very competitive, but we can usually offer further discounts for larger orders. This applies to multi-item orders or a single item ordered in bulk. We’ll also price beat or price match like for like quotes if possible.
I’m a reseller, can you help?
We work with many promotional merchandise resellers, including marketing agencies, event organisers, web designers, print companies and retailers. As an established and large distributor, we’re able to purchase at favourable prices, which we pass on to both clients and resellers.
Can we see a catalogue of your promotional gifts? In line with our commitment to being more eco-friendly, we ceased distributing our printed product catalogue in 2010. You can peruse our best-selling promotional products online, and unlike catalogues, our website is frequently updated with new products.
What if I can’t find an item on your website?
Don’t worry – if it’s not on our site, we can still supply it! We are sourcing specialists with a huge network of manufacturing partners – so we can supply virtually any promo product. So, if you’re looking for a specific item or have simply seen a product you like elsewhere, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team on 0121 274 2130 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How much is delivery?
As our range of branded merchandise is so vast, there is no standard delivery charge – especially as each client has different requirements. We’ll always include competitive delivery costs where applicable on quotes.
What payment methods do you accept?
Our preferred payment method is BACS, but we also accept debit/credit cards or cheque payments. We also offer credit accounts subject to status.
How do I contact Purple Moon?
If you need to contact us for whatever reason, our friendly team are on hand to help. You can call us on 0121 274 2130 Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.30pm (excluding public holidays). You can also fill out our contact form to request a callback, email us at email@example.com or use the chatbox to speak to us. We also love connecting with clients on Facebook and Instagram.