Avoiding Last-Minute Order Panic Before Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year, commonly referred to as Spring Festival since the 20th century, remains the most important social and economic holiday in China. The holiday was originally tied to the lunar-solar Chinese calendar. Time was spent honoring your household, deities and ancestors. Families also gathered together to enjoy great feasts and connect with one another. After the adoption of the Western calendar in 1912, people of China joined in celebrating January 1 as New Year’s Day. Today China continues to celebrate the traditional Chinese New Year, but as Spring Festival, a shorter version of the original holiday. However, traditions have evolved over time and younger generations of Chinese use it as a chance to take a break from work as opposed to renewing family ties.

 

How does this impact you as a promotional products distributor?

China factories will be shutdown from 2/7-2/25 to celebrate Chinese New Year, causing production and order delays for your business. 

Domestic Manufacturing

Thinking about ordering from an overseas promotional products supplier? Think again.

Save yourself some time and the irritation of not knowing where your order is.

At SnugZ USA we’re open all year long. Let us handle all your needs with your local inventory and products assembled right here in the USA.

Zip-It

Remember to take advantage of Zip-It! Zip-It is SnugZ USA’s next-day service program. If you place your order before 2:00 pm EST, it ships the very next business day at no additional cost. Zip-It is available for our most popular items.

What Products Qualify for Zip-It Service?

Look for the “Z” icon next to the item number in the SnugZ Catalog or on our website to indicate which items are offered on the Zip-It Next-Day service program. Get more details about the program here.

Boost company, team, and individual morale with Gift Giving

Boosting company, team, or individual morale isn’t always the easiest task. Employees desire to feel valued and the Holiday Season is a perfect time to recognize every hard fought victory and those who worked diligently all year to ensure your company’s success. The SnugZ USA 2017-2018 Gift Collection provides a variety Gift Giving ideas to fit every budget, company, and individual. So bring us your moments, your times, your expectations when the stakes are high or just plain there and together we will build memories worth having.

STOCKING STUFFERS:
If your company is working with a limited budget, there is no need to fret, you still have amazing gift options in our Gift Collection that any employee would love to receive.

New to our stocking stuffers is the “Copperhead Small Wood Puzzle” (TCOPPERHEAD) – It’s a wooden puzzle cube featuring your company’s logo laser-etched on the front. You will find that it’s not only fun to play with, but stimulates your brain’s creativity, patience, and also helps develop intelligence. A perfect trinket for someone’s desk or office.

TCOPPERHEAD
Copperhead Small Wood Puzzle

“If you want creative workers, give them time to play.” –John Cleese

SweetZ Gift Sets:

Sweet and savory is never a bad route. Give ’em something to snack on with an assortment of SweetZ Gift Sets. “SweetZ Party Pack” (HGS19) comes with two SweetZ filled heat sealed bags in a wooden Gift Box with brown crinkle paper. The best part is the sharing!

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SweetZ Party Pack

“Give the world a reason to dance.” – Kid President

ZEN Gift Sets:
Have a little more wiggle room in your gift giving budget? We offer a multitude of high-end gift sets. The “Ultimate Spa Set” (HGS2) provides everything one could possibly need to indulge in a relaxing evening after a long day of work. Essential oil infused apothecary jar candle, bath salts and body butter in a square jar, two 15 mL. essential oil dropper bottles, bath bomb in a wooden Gift Box with brown crinkle paper. Available in 9 different Signature Zen Scents!

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Ultimate Spa Set (shown w Immunity Signature Zen scent)

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well” – Voltaire

TRAVERSE Gift Sets:
Traverse is new to the SnugZ USA Gift Collection and to the promotional industry. Our Traverse line offers eight different Handcrafted Gift Sets made with nothing but top notch materials. Choose from 5 domestic, USA Made, leather colors and 11 Irish waxed linen accent stitching colors to create something truly unique. Customize to match your company logo! Simple leather goods crafted with a long lasting promotion in mind. A high quality gift for high quality workers, making it the ultimate thank you.

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PUDDLE JUMPER

“You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” – Amy Charmichael

Express to your employees that they add something to the company that no one else can, and are valued beyond measure. Not only will they remember the gift by enjoying what’s inside the box, but the feeling they felt for being recognized by you.

Download the 2017-2018 Gift Collection Catalog here, and #GIFTSOME!

12 Places Bad Nasties (Germs) Hang Out

A Germ’s Favorite Destination

Think of every single place you visit or touch during the week: your place of work, the kids toys, two or three restaurants and that is just the tip of the iceberg.  Unfortunately you may not know the last time those places were properly cleaned and disinfected.  According to the CDC 80% of all illness if caused by hand contact.

Sanitizer makes it easy to combat germs and “Bad Nasties” on-the-go.  Make sure you carry it with you and apply often!

12 Places Bad Nasties Hang Out

  1. Public Restrooms
  2. Restuarants
  3. The Office
  4. Air Planes
  5. Hotels & Motels
  6. Swimming Pools
  7. Movie Theaters
  8. Day Care Centers
  9. Schools
  10. Your Home
  11. The Doctors Office (Surprisingly Enough)
  12. Hospitals

Why SnugZ USA Sanitizer?

SnugZ USA offers hand sanitizer products that are made up of 62%-63% food grade ethyl alcohol. Richard Massey, regulatory affairs director for SnugZ, said the company conducts both in-house and independent testing by an FDA-certified facility to ensure its hand sanitizers are effective and safe.” You’ll want to read the entire article by ASI Central here.

Did you know that sanitizer when used properly can eliminate up to 99.9% of germs?  That’s why it’s such an excellent fall and winter giveaway that everyone will use to keep healthy.

We have several bottle options that are ready to be customized for you! Everything from our 1.9 oz Clear Sanitizer with Carabiner attached to SPF 15 Lip Balm to our unique Duo Bottle with Moisture Bead Sanitizer.  Order today!

 

What you should know about Corporate Gifting Trends!

According to a recent study conducted by the Advertising Specialty Institute on annual corporate gift giving, companies expressed that they had budgeted to spend about $43, per current or prospective customer, on products such as branded food gifts, wine bottles and desk accessories.

Besides giving gifts to customers, companies also plan on spending roughly $50 per employee, including gift cards, food/beverages, to apparel and cash bonuses.

In total, 6 in 10 companies plan on rewarding clients and employees this year.

“Everyone appreciates being remembered and recognized, which is why smart companies choose to recognize faithful customers during the holidays with a special gift that says, ‘Thank you for your business’,” says ASI CEO Timothy M. Andrews.

So what can we do to try and help corporate gifting trends this year?

  • Gift Sets
    • Here at SnugZ USA we offer a ton of gift options from our Nut Gift Set, featuring our yogurt covered pretzels and roasted almonds for those sweet and salty cravings. To our DIVAZ gift set which includes our signature shimmer sunscreen, lotion, and berry lip shine!
    • If you are feeling creative you can bundle our products and even create your own!
      Choose from our large assortment of packing options and you pick the fills!
  • Options at the right price point
    • With items starting under a dollar, it’s easy to show people you appreciate them even in the simplest of ways!

The main goal of gift giving is to show appreciation and to encourage relationship development. So help companies share the love this season!

 

Stats also acquired from the Nation Retail Federation, Yahoo and Splashscore.

For more information about ASI’s survey, contact Nate Kucsma, ASI’s market research director, at nkucsma@asicentral.com.

Color Blocking



Colors affect us in countless ways – mentally and physically, consciously and subconsciously.

Psychologists suggest that color impression can account for 60% of the acceptance or rejection of a product or service. Good color choice can make all the difference and accounts for an increase in brand recognition by 80%.

With our SweetZ line, a full offering of color blocking is available in numerous fill options, which not only allowing you to customize your product based off of the color of your logo, but also make the color parings endless!

Fashionable Promotion?

SnugZ’s line of fold over elastics is a simple, universal accessory to wear with any outfit, for any occasion. Worn by many celebrities, our handmade elastics are the latest trend. Not only are they completely versatile, but they won’t leave a dent in your hair like traditional hair elastics.

Available in three, easy-to-wear sizes and five colors to match any logo and outfit; we have the perfect accessory for your promotion. Fold over elastics also make the perfect gift, in a 3-pack or 5-pack option.

Make a statement to commemorate a bachelorette or birthday party with these custom-printed bands. The uses are endless! Get your hands on this trendy item before it’s too late.

Prevent Flu Season From Starting with SnugZ

 

The leaves have fallen and the snow is approaching. But with the snow comes the bitter cold…cold and Flu season that is!

The peak of flu season starts in late November and ends in March. Based off of studies conducted by the CDC, (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), in the United States, on average, 5-20% of the population gets the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications each year!

The main way influenza or “the flu” virus is spread from person to person is in respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes.

The best way to prevent getting the flu would be to get a flu vaccine. But protecting yourself in more ways than one is ideal.

Be sure to carry SnugZ hand sanitizer to combat germs throughout the day. Check out some popular favorites like ZSCP or ZS19.

You never know who’s touched that door handle, faucet, or hand you just shook. Be prepared with SnugZ!

Prevention in Pink

 

The Susan G. Komen foundation reported that in 2013, “There will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer (this includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors) and 39,620 breast cancer deaths.”

October is right around the corner! How will you show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness month?

From walks, charity events, and company sponsored fundraisers, make sure you’re prepared with all of our “pink” merchandise.

Spreading awareness is key and SnugZ USA has you covered with all the latest personal care products. Show your support the pink way and get ready for Breast Cancer Awareness month!