Things To Consider When Buying A Promotional USB


We at SMS Trading realise that not everyone will know what things to look out for when fishing around for a decent USB deal, especially when you may not know much about the product in detail.Many of our products and gifts that we offer in our gifts site involve or evolve around USB’sUSB flash drives (sticks) are quite simply the most versatile and memorable item in the promotional gifts marketplace today. They allow you to pre-load information, giving the user quick and easy access to your latest catalogue or marketing campaign. Now that’s not something a pen or mug can do is it?But, what should you be looking for when buying promotional USB flash drive.1. Quality Make sure you choose a supplier who specialise in sticks and related item such as ourselves at SMS Trading, and not a company offering everything that don’t necessarily understand the product. You’re looking to raise your profile, which will not be achieved by branding sub quality goods with your logo.2. Marketing Message A branded stick with your brochure or catalogue pre-loaded is a great way of getting your message across. In most cases we discourage the use of auto-run. It does not work on Mac’s and many administrators have blocked it.3. Sales VehicleUsing a stick as an incentive is a great way to get clients to buy a premium product. Alternatively it can be used as a bargaining tool for your sales staff. People love free gifts.4. Speed A good quality stick will have a minimum of 3MB/s writing speed and 15MB/s reading speed. Based on this a low quality 1GB stick would require approximately four minutes to fill up. A good quality one would take just under two minutes.5. Packaging A stylish gift box branded with your logo adds value to the stick. If you don’t have any specific packaging requirements we recommend using trays, which is more environmentally friendly.6. Model A professional supplier will be able to suggest a model to suit your requirements. Customizing the shape or color of the stick is a good way of making sure that you stand out from the crowd. A premium model may cost a little extra but will pay ultimately pay dividends.7. Accessories Adding a keyring or lanyard to the stick will allow the user to safely attach it to their person. Incorporating password protection is smart practice if sensitive information has been pre-loaded.8. Branding There are four types of branding which are commonly used, here are their pros and cons:Silk ScreenPros: cheap, quick lead timesCons: can easily wear off on a keychainResin DomePros: photographic quality, long lasting, short lead timesCons: a bit more priceyEngravingPros: long lasting, subtle and stylishCons: no coloursTampoPros: can print on rounded surfacesCons: high volume required9. Express Service If you are regularly buying sticks it might be useful to consider a supplier who retains stock in the UAE. They should offer an express service and delivery can be as fast as 24 hours throughout the UAE.10. Price When you purchase sticks you’ll want to get value for money but a very cheap price often means poor quality. If you have any lingering doubts insist on seeing a sample. Memory prices can vary on a daily basis so make sure you get an updated quote before you place your order.A note on quality:A good quality stick should work perfectly for approximately 10,000 write/erase cycles, which is the equivalent of filling and emptying the stick once a day for 25 years. Fake or white chips as they are often referred to can start to suffer from the very first cycle and are more prone to error messages and very slow data transfer speeds.If you would like to view our USB sticks and related devices please visit us at: http://www.smstrading.ae/blog/product-category/electronics/We also offer very good wholesale prices, so don’t hesitate to call us on: +971 6 530 7775 😉


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