True USA Manufacturing and its Impact on the Economy

Did you know:

1 – Manufacturers contributed $2.25 trillion to the United States economy in 2016.

Since Q2 of 2009, when manufacturers generated $1.7 trillion, this number has been on an upward trend. Value-added output from durable goods also grew over that same time period from $0.87 trillion to $1.20 trillion and non-durable goods output from $0.85 trillion to $1.00 trillion. In 2016, manufacturing was responsible for 11.7% of GDP in the U.S. economy. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

2 – $1.00 spent in manufacturing equates to $1.89 added to the economy.

That’s the highest multiplier effect of any economic sector. Further, for each worker in manufacturing, there are an additional four hired in another industry. (Source: NAM calculations using IMPLAN)

3 – More than 3/4 of all private sector R&D is conducted by manufacturers in the USA, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Research and development in manufacturing has gone from $126.2 billion in 2000 to $229.9 billion in 2014. Pharmaceuticals, chemicals, computers, electronics and motor vehicles and parts were the most significant contributors to R&D spending in that year.  (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis)

4 – If manufacturing in the United States was its own country it would be the ninth-largest economy in the world.

Manufacturing had $2.1 trillion in value added in 2014. Including the United States, only eight other nations could best that in terms of GDP. (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Monetary Fund)

5 – Most manufacturers in the U.S. are considered to be quite small.

In 2015, there were 251,774 manufacturers and all but 3,813 had less than 500 employees. Three-quarters had fewer than 20 people working for them. (Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Statistics of U.S. Businesses)

6 – With nearly 12.5 million workers in the United States, manufacturing takes up 8.5% of the workforce.

After the Great Recession came to an end, manufacturing companies have hired more than one million workers. 7.8 million people work in durable goods and 4.7 million work in non-durable goods manufacturing. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

7 – Virtually 50% of all manufactured goods exports went to nations that the United States has FTAs with.

The U.S. exported $634.6 billion in manufactured goods to fair trade agreement countries in 2015. 48.2% to be exact. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

8 – Tremendous growth over the past couple decades has made manufacturers more “lean” than ever and more competitive globally.

Output per hour has increased by more than 2.5 times since 1987 for all manufacturing workers. Productivity is about 1.7 times great for all non-farm businesses. As a matter of fact, durable goods have seen even larger growth, almost tripling its labor productivity in that same span of time. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

9 – It’s predicted that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed in the next decade and 2 million of those openings are expected to go unfilled due to lack of skills.

(Source: Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute)

10 – U.S. manufactured goods exports have quadrupled over the past 25 years.

Back in 1990, $329.5 billion in goods were exported. A decade later that figure more than doubled to $708 billion. Despite slowing global growth exports reached an all-time high in 2014 of $1.403 trillion. (Source: U.S. Commerce Department)

Since 1989, SnugZ has been committed to providing an exceptional customer experience and producing high quality products for their customers right here in the good ole’ USA! 

(Manufacturing Facts Source: National Association of Manufacturers)

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.

Don’t just live life, Traverse it.

With every order, the Traverse craftsman starts with the raw ingredients. A piece of leather and a brand logo. But instead of working with detailed blueprints, the master is able to craft his work one stitch and cut at a time. Just enough structure to provide a template while still leaving room for improvisation and creativity. The result is not only the longest lasting promotion you’ve ever seen but one which will elicit a visceral response above and beyond the mere function of the leather good itself. A smart brand wants its reputation to be associated with multiple fibers of a quality experience. Traverse has emerged as more than a great promotional product – it’s an emotional charge to the senses.

A few months ago, a distributor customer of ours called seeking a unique promotional item for a client that truly embodied our craftsman mantra we not only made her a beautiful leather purse and notebook which instantly became incorporated into her brand’s daily workflow, but we also made a film to tell the story.

What we found has implications for the entire promotional industry. If you think about it, every brand has a story. And for those whose story is dedication to being the innovators, the disruptors and the leaders in their category – this is what being a craftsman is all about. This is the essence of what it means to TRAVERSE life. By taking the path that leads to the unknown is risky but it’s the only way to truly break new ground. Brands who understand this inherently surround themselves with products that stand for the same thing. Traverse leather goods elicit a response each time they are shared and used. It’s a piece that will be kept and integrated into your life for years to come.

We invite you to explore our new Traverse leather line which includes journals, notebooks, wallets, accessories and more.

Don’t just live life, Traverse it.
#TRAVERSElife

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USA Made. Always on-trend.

People often ask: “What’s the next trend?” In fact, it has become quite the trend to ask that question. The simple answer is USA made promotional products, because quality isn’t a mere fad, it will stand the test of time.  Check out some awesome SnugZ USA made promo below:

Traverse Leather Goods
Distinctive leather goods designed and hand-crafted in the USA. Each piece contains refined style and details that set it apart from the pack. Rugged hand-sewn construction so it lasts and lasts. You’ll find everything from beautiful Journals to the legendary Dopp Kit Bag – Choose from 5 domestic, USA Made, leather colors and customize to match your company logo with 11 Irish waxed linen accent stitching colors to create something truly unique.
Check out the entire Traverse Leather collection by SnugZ USA here.

Personal Care
Summer is right around the corner and with that excitement it’s easy to forget about that inevitable and dreaded first burn. We’re not talking about that insult from the bully in 7th grade that you finally have a comeback to. Think more along the lines of an ugly and red full body sun tattoo. Ouch! Remembering the pain yet?
This day in age it has become paramount to have a keen awareness of what is going on our skin and into our bodies. At SnugZ USA our sunscreen formula and ingredients are always kept up to date with FDA compliance standards. Rest assured, you can count on us to deliver a sunscreen product that is safe, PABA free, and USA Made in an FDA Registered facility that will protect from harmful UV rays.

Beside sunscreen, we have many other Personal Care items as well including: lip balm, aloe, lotion, sanitizer, and spa products. RIGHT NOW during our Summer Love Event get EQP -20%* on our best selling sunscreen through July 2017 – ZSUN10, ZSUN19, ZSUN20, AND ZSUNJT. Click here to check them out. 

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Lanyards
A lanyard isn’t “just a lanyard”. *Many SnugZ USA lanyards are manufacutred and assembled right in the USA. A lot of factors go into choosing the right lanyard for your event. Some of those can be the right type of decoration that best expresses your brand, material type (durability), attachments, badges and variable data, or a custom design. Watch a great video here to find your perfect solution.

Click below to explore each category:
Cotton
Polyester
Dye Sublimated
Dual Use
Cord
Eyewear Retainer
Badges
Zip-It Lanyards that ship the Next Day!

Over 50 NEW Swag-Wow Items!!

SWAG-WOW!!

Hello boys and girls, Paully, the SWAGWOW-MAN here for SnugZ and we have a bunch of unsung SWAG heroes about to play the circle of fifths up and down your auditory WOW holes! Throughout this month, we will be showcasing all our brand new, must have items. But these aren’t your average “As Seen On TV” products, they were born from the understanding that the best things in life come in two’s. Or for every filthy time your child played mine-craft with Cheeto encrusted-fingers on your device in the back of the car. These products are in demand and on trend right now.

So call today while supplies last… actually we make these here in America, at SnugZ so our supply is pretty much unlimited, so just call or head over to our website and check out all  new products. #SwagWow

WHAT’S NEW?

January has come and gone in a flash and even though you may still be recovering from trekking down each and every tradeshow aisle, it is time to get to work. Well, we are here to help. We hear it every year, from all our customers, “Show me what’s new!” Well, at SnugZ, we have been busy as always and have over 50 new products. From dye-sublimated apparel to new personal care containers, we invite you to check out our NEW 2017 CATALOG. 

We also want to introduce Traverse, an all-new leather line, which includes hand-stitched journals, notebooks, wallets and other leather accessories. With 5 leather colors and 11 custom waxed linen accent stitch colors, these products provide many unique options for your customer.

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THIS IS WHAT WE’RE MADE OF

Rafael, 6 years.

SnugZ USA is made of craftsmen, masters and heroes. People with a passion for quality and a strong drive for excellence. People that are proving that it can be done here in America and it can be done well. We work tirelessly to deliver your high quantity orders without ever sacrificing on quality. With every screen, every fill, and every stitch we feel that pride of ownership that only comes after years of paying the price, the days … and nights of perfecting and then perfecting again, and finally the realization that we’ve quietly, steadfastly, set the benchmark of our craft.

SnugZ is proud to be handcrafted in America by American workers – and that’s what we’re made of. Let us prove that we can deliver on high quantity orders instead of waiting for your order produced overseas. We will showcase many ‘How It’s Made’ videos and employee spotlights from our talented team throughout the year. We look forward to serving you and making 2017 a year to remember.

// #SZMade SnugZUSA.com //

Do you know where your order is?

You: Picks up the phone to call the customer service line from a supplier that promised your order would be to you on time. That was 3 weeks ago…

Customer Service: No answer. Waiting, the phone rings at least 20 times.

You: Hang up and begin to wonder in frustration what you’re going to tell your client who’s waiting.

 

Unfortunately this scenario, for a lot of us, isn’t far from some of the customer service experiences we’ve had.  Don’t count on an over-seas supplier to deliver on time.

Fortunately at SnugZ USA we are open all year long and source from local inventory and products made right here in the USA.  Let us take care of your promo needs and give you peace of mind.

Trust us and order today: snugzusa.com

 

Zip-It: Next Day Shipping

Zip-It

WHAT IS ZIP-IT?

“Zip-It” is SnugZ’s new 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” symbol next to the item number in the SnugZ Catalog or online at snugzusa.com to indicate which items are offered on the Zip-It Next-Day service program.

#ZIPITGOOD

 

More than 50 new products and counting…

We've Been Busy

 

WITH MORE THAN 50 NEW ARRIVALS IN 2016…WE’VE BEEN BUSY.

Do you remember the first order you ever made from SnugZ USA?  We bet you do!  Just like it was yesterday.

Make SnugZ your destination and check out all our new products here.  Here’s some great ideas to get you started:

  • Duo-Bottle
  • Zen Essential Oil
  • Sunscreen
  • Wax Warmer
  • New Linen Gift Bag
  • Tingle Lip Balm
  • SweetZ

SnugZUSA.com // #DestinationSZ