PROMO CLUB BY UNIQUE BUSINESS PROMOTIONS

IS A WHOLESALE MEMBERSHIP CLUB CREATED FOR COMPANIES LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY ON DECORATED APPAREL AND BRANDED MERCHANDISE.

 

We started PROMO CLUB with one simple premise: Every company deserves quality logo merchandise at U.S. factory direct prices. Since we started PROMO CLUB, we have received an overwhelming amount of interest. Exclusive access to wholesale logo merchandise and apparel is what we provide our members. You can’t find another program on the Internet like it today. And that’s what makes us Unique.

 

If you buy branded merchandise and apparel, trade show OR conference giveaways or promotional items then keep reading to learn how you can get exclusive access to never-seen-before wholesale pricing on your favorite swag.

 

Introducing an industry-first membership site that grants you direct access to custom imprinted promo items and apparel at factory cost.

 

How it Works

 

When someone says membership club, Costco, Sam’s Club or BJ’s may come to mind. These large membership warehouses save their customers money by letting them buy in bulk. At Unique Business Promotions, our membership club operates on the same model: pay one low annual membership fee and get access to hundreds of thousands of brand names, apparel and custom printed promotional products. We can get your business whatever promo item, t-shirt, hoodie, cap or giveaway you typically purchase with your logo on it – FOR LESS.

 

There is one main difference between our membership club and the model the big box warehouse stores operate from: we don’t mark up our wholesale cost from our suppliers. Not even one cent.

 

So how do we make money?

 

With a flat rate 10% administrative fee. The admin fee, which will be billed on a separate invoice from your goods, is 10% of the merchandise total only. Our admin fee covers our time and effort involved in processing your order and making sure it is delivered on time.

 

So you end up getting two invoices with every order:

 

1.   The factory supplier invoice, which details your merchandise total, item description, quantity, color of item, imprint color(s), imprint method, any applicable set-up fees or digital proof fees, production time and freight cost. If you live in Florida, where our business is headquartered, then you will be applicable tax.

2.   10% flat rate admin fee on the cost of goods only. This fee applies to each individual order we have in-house.

 

The Difference is Transparent

 

Right now you may be thinking…

 

“Hold on a second, this is too good to be true. I’ve never heard about any membership sites like this before and I’ve been buying branded merchandise online for years.”

 

And you know what, you are right. This kind of membership club doesn’t exist in the world of promotional products and custom printed apparel. That’s exactly why we created it!

 

“So how will I actually know if the price I am getting is really the factory wholesale price?”

 

All pricing is transparent. We will show you quotes from three different suppliers so you get an idea of fair market value. You can compare these quotes with the distributor you typically order from or any online company.

 

Once an order is placed with us, the supplier will e-mail an order acknowledgement detailing your cost of goods. You will receive an electronic proof prior to production. Once approved, your order will move to production. Once a tracking number has been supplied, it will be forwarded to you.

 

All supplier invoices are on pre-payment terms. In order to join our membership club you must adhere to pre-payment since your company will be the one paying the bill. You do have the option to pay us, if you prefer, and we will pay the factory. If you elect this service, a credit card processing fee of 3% will apply to your total order.

 

And so, when you see your credit card statement it will show the same total as the supplier invoice. The charge on your credit card statement will match the company name on the supplier invoice. No hidden charges; just complete transparency.

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider PROMO CLUB, an exclusive membership club by Unique Business Promotions.

 

Please read our frequently asked questions below for more information on our membership program and general ordering questions.

 

 

FAQ

 

How do I join?

Joining our Promo Membership Club is easy. Contact us for an application or email the following info to: hannon@uniquebusinesspromos.com 

 

1. Company name, web site, contact name, contact email and phone number

2. Annual spend on promotional items and/or custom decorated apparel

3. Product mix: what items do you typically order

4. Are you mainly purchasing for marketing promotions or internal programs?

5. For re-sale purposes, please email your resale tax ID. 

  

How much is the membership fee to join?

The annual membership fee is $99.00.

 

How many orders can I place per month?

Up to 10 orders on any given month. If you have a large marketing budget and process more than 10 orders on any given month, please e-mail hannon@uniquebusinesspromos.com for more information about our Enterprise Program.

 

How can I be sure the factory you suggest offers the lowest price on the item I want to order?

Whether it is apparel or hard goods, there are usually multiple suppliers that offer the same exact item or close variation to it. For example, let’s say you want to order a Gildan Heavy Cotton T-shirt with your logo on it. We can supply three different mill quotes that carry blank Gildan shirts for price comparison. The same applies to a pen, mug, USB flash drive or any other promo item. Take these factory quotes and compare them against your current vendor to see your cost savings.

 

Why can’t I order directly from the manufacturer and bypass your company, which is a distributor?

The simple answer is the advertising specialty industry was set up to protect its member supplier factories and distributors – those companies re-selling promotional products and decorated apparel to end-users. The factories that make or imprint the goods strictly abide by these policies to protect all those in our industry. In order to open an account with a promotional products factory based in the U.S. you must be an authorized distributor. Any company you have ordered from online is a distributor that re-sells the merchandise for a profit. They are not the manufacturer. Mark-ups in the 30-40% range are industry standard for distributors. None of these online distributors offer a wholesale membership club like Unique Business Promotions.

 

How do I place an order?

All e-mailed orders must be sent to hannon@uniquebusinesspromos.com for processing. Please include a purchase order number, if applicable, along with the following information: item (i.e. provide item number from our web site, picture of the item or link to the item); artwork in vector format (.ai or .eps file) or high resolution .jpg; specific PMS color(s) to be imprinted; location(s) of imprint; QTY; color(s) of item; standard production time or rush; ground shipping or expedited shipping; ship to address and name of person; billing address; company name, telephone and contact email of purchaser; any special instructions, if necessary.

 

 

How soon will I get my order?

That depends on what you order. Most popular promotional items such as tote bags, pens, mugs, desk accessories, notepads and electronics have normal production times of 3-7 business days after proof approval. Some suppliers allow rush orders. Please note any special requests for expedited delivery with your order.

Decorated apparel and cap orders (screen printing, embroidery, direct to garment, dye sublimation, heat transfer, pad printing and other decoration techniques) are typically processed within 7-10 business days after proof approval.

 

Can I get a proof before my order is produced?

Yes. All orders receive an electronic proof for you to approve before your order is sent to production. If you are re-ordering an item from the same supplier and the artwork has not changed, then you have the option to forgo the proof to save time. Proofs usually take the supplier 48 hours to e-mail after the order has been sent to order entry.

 

How much does it cost to create a logo or help with artwork?

If you require assistance with creating a logo or making a revision to your artwork our team of graphic designers can help. Fees start as low as $7.00. Every project is different, so please contact us for a quote.

 

Do I have to order the minimum QTY listed?

All imprinted orders require minimum quantities as listed for each item. Less than minimum orders are accepted for most orders for an additional charge. For screen printed apparel the MOQ is 24 pcs; for embroidered garments the MOQ is 10 pcs.

 

Do you offer PMS color matching?

Color matching is available at no extra cost. However, PMS matching is not guaranteed on certain items (i.e. dark colored items, stainless steel items and four-color process).

 

Can I purchase blank products?

Yes, unless the manufacturer has limitations on a branded item.

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Orders cannot be cancelled after the proof has been approved and production has begun. Charges will still apply for any product proofs received prior to order cancellation.

 

What is the over/under run policy?

Each factory reserves the right to ship +5% of the quantity ordered and invoice accordingly. If exact quantities are needed, there may be a charge. This policy is widely accepted and enforced by most promotional product factories in the United States.

 

Do you have access to factories overseas?

Yes. We work with several overseas factories that manufacture promotional merchandise. Please e-mail us information about your project to see if it qualifies for overseas production.

 

What is your product warranty?

All U.S. factories warrant items against defects in material and workmanship for a period of time from date of shipment. In the event of a breach of warranty, the buyer’s sole and exclusive remedy is a return of such item for repair or replacement. If you would like information regarding the warranty from the specific factory you will be ordering from please let us know.

 

What is your return policy?

Prior to return, all merchandise requires a specific Return Authorization (aka RA #) from the factory in order to be eligible for credit. Blank returns (i.e. apparel) not damaged are subject to a restocking fee, as determined by the supplier.

 

 

Can I ship on my own shipping account?

Yes. Just let us know your UPS or FedEx account number. You will be notified if any third party billing applies prior to shipping.

 

Can I receive a sample prior to ordering?

Yes. Most factories offer samples for free if they are under a certain dollar amount. If the item is eligible for USPS most likely the shipping will be free. Each factory reserves the right to charge for shipping. You must provide a shipper number if the factory requires shipping to be covered by the customer.

 

 

Authorization and Indemnification

By placing an order with Unique Business Promotions, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to order, purchase and/or distribute merchandise containing names, trademarks, logos, copyrights, etc. submitted with your order. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Unique Business Promotions, its affiliates and partner factories, from and against all claims, liabilities and expenses (including attorney fees), arising out of or related to an actual or alleged infringement or misappropriation of any trademark, copyright or any other proprietary right of such merchandise. This provision remains in effect after delivery of your order.

 

 

To become eligible for Promo Club membership, please email the following information to: hannon@uniquebusinesspromos.com

 

1. Company name, web site, contact name, contact email and phone number

2. Annual spend on promotional items and/or custom decorated apparel

3. Product mix: what items do you typically order

4. Are you mainly purchasing for marketing promotions or internal programs?

5. For re-sale purposes, please email your resale tax ID.