Friday, August 31, 2012

When is the best time to buy products?


What is the best times of the year to buy promotional products? Aren’t there always products on sale? Yes and no…of course there are always sales, suppliers like the merchant’s on radio, TV and print media have products to sell, but just like seasonal purchases and discounts there are times of the year that are better for purchasing items for your promotions.


Your promotional consultant should be advising you regarding posted discount dates for reoccurring purchases such as holiday cards, planners, calendars, and food products. Suppliers offer discounts to better prepare production and plan for inventory prior to the request of last minute shoppers.  


Are you a non profit or a school? There are also spike periods for printing tee shirts or stocking up for school store inventory. Working with your promotional consultant you will be able to identify trends, capitalize on specials and keep inventory and budget in check by planning ahead.


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