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Promotional Merchandise

Discussion in 'International Business' started by ChristopherMorris, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. ChristopherMorris

    ChristopherMorris UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi, I'm looking to start my own business selling promotional merchandise. Pens, mugs, etc.
    Everybody seems to have the same or similar catalogue with the same prices.
    Does anyone know how I can actually tap into the source and who the wholesalers are.
    I've tried the web but it's a need in a haystack job!!!
    Thank you
    Posted: Feb 21, 2018 By: ChristopherMorris Member since: Feb 21, 2018
  2. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    The suppliers are in China, India and places like that. For fast turnaround and healthy profits, you have to buy t-shirts, mugs, pens etc. in bulk and have the kit to personalise them.
    Posted: Feb 21, 2018 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
  3. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    For clothing you could try UK clothing suppliers. Little place I used to know did a lot of personalised / corporate clothing and rang up their supplier to get particular sizes in with the right colour.

    Have you tried an industry trade body? They may be able to suggest places to look or who to contact.

    You've just missed the recent trade show by about 3 weeks but may well be others to attend.
    Posted: Feb 21, 2018 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  4. Maple Sourcing

    Maple Sourcing UKBF Regular Full Member

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    What specific products are you after? If you need many types of different products (in different industry) but each in small QTY, it's worthwhile to work with an agent or a wholesaler.
    Posted: Feb 22, 2018 By: Maple Sourcing Member since: Oct 8, 2012