ERB Safety and Fame Fabrics, long-time suppliers to the promotional products industry, announce the addition of Westin Moe as Inside Sales Representative.

Woodstock, GA (February 2016) Based in Georgia, Wes will cultivate and grow new business relationships with targeted Promotional Products Distributors across the country.

Moe brings over six years of professional sales experience working for a custom manufacturer and decorator in the industrial market sector. 

Graduating from Shorter University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Wes now lives in Acworth, GA with his wife and two children.

Contact Wes today to increase revenue through safety products and uniform sales!

Westin Moe

800-800-6522 x 312

wmoe@e-erb.com

SAGE/63502 | ASI/51204 | PPAI/192224 | UPIC/ERBIND

About ERB Safety & Fame Fabrics

ERB Safety is a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect the health and safety of workers in the construction, manufacturing and industrial sectors.

Fame Fabrics is a leading supplier of quality uniform apparel with a focus on aprons and smocks as well as vests and chef apparel.

For more information visit: www.e-erb.com and www.famefabrics.com.

Outlier Value

When embarking on any professional relationship, it’s usually easiest to form partnerships with the biggest company or the one that been around the longest. Many times we assume a partnership will be successful simply because of the perceived success of an organization. However, it’s equally as important not to discount the value of the outlier.

As a result of conventional thinking, outliers can be overlooked which creates an environment where most companies end up looking like their competitors. As one Fortune 500 CFO once said, “Our strategy is a good one. We know it because everyone else [in our industry] has the same strategy.” It’s exactly this thinking that keeps outlier companies on the fringes.

The outliers are the ones who innovate, the ones who instigate change, and the ones who push an industry forward. Apple, Amazon, Zappos, and Google come to mind when thinking about industry outliers that have capitalized on being different. They stand out because they don’t think like their competition and the same applies to the promotional products industry.

While there are many companies simply looking to compete against each other with similar products and value propositions, there are organizations that seek to distance themselves from that clamorous crowd. DistributorCentral has been an outlier in the promotional products industry for some time simply because they are built differently:

  • Free, open, and accessible platform
  • Lean organization that is nimble to the requests of users
  • Complete data integration with leading software partners

Outliers understand that if they don’t experiment, they will become the experiment. Sometimes the experiments succeed and sometimes they fail. The important thing that outliers embrace is the need to continue to try something new. Outliers are the ones who dream up solutions for problems we not only face today, but will face tomorrow.

If you do things the way they’ve always been done, you’ll get what you’ve always got. By doing things that their mainstream competitors do not, they innovate the way business is done and stand out from a very noisy crowd.

Bill Petrie
engage@brandivatemarketing.com
brandivatemarketing.com
 
 brandivatemarketing
 @brandivatemktg
 

About brandivate

Bill has over 15 years working in executive leadership positions at leading promotional products distributorships. In 2014, he launched brandivate – the first executive outsourcing company solely focused on helping small and medium sized promotional products enterprises responsibly grow their business.

A featured speaker at numerous industry events, a serial creator of content marketing, Vice President for the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS), and PromoKitchen chef, Bill has extensive experience coaching sales teams, creating successful marketing campaigns, developing operational policies and procedures, creating and developing winning RFP responses, and presenting winning promotional products solutions to Fortune 500 clients.

Polyconcept North America Expands Website Features- Net pricing now available to logged-in users

PITTSBURGH — January 18, 2016 — Polyconcept North America (PCNA), a leading promotional products supplier, announced today that net pricing will now be available to logged-in users at PCNA.com, making it easier for distributors to quickly calculate pricing for projects. This release represents the latest round of enhancements in PCNA’s move to provide an improved online experience to distributors.

“We want to provide our distributors with helpful selling tools,” said Leanne Finney, PCNA Vice President of Marketing. “The goal is always to save distributors time, which in turn saves them money.”

Net pricing will be visible to logged-in users when searching for Leed’s, Bullet and Trimark products.

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About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Polyconcept, the world’s leading promotional products supplier. With headquarters in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, PCNA operates Leed’s, Bullet, Trimark and JournalBooks. As the corporate home for this diverse group of suppliers, PCNA serves as a single source for the widest selection of hard goods, apparel, cutting-edge decoration and reliable service. For more information, go to www.pcna.com.

Top 40 Supplier IMAGEN Brands announces a new Go-to-Market sales initiative.

Crown and Vitronic sales forces are joining together and representing both Brands as one sales team.  One sales team two great Brands.

We now have a team of 45 sales professionals located across the nation allowing for a more personalized sales approach for our customers. Our Regional Sales Managers, Inside Sales Representatives and Account Coordinators now offer a wider range of product, price points and solutions that will create increased value to our customers. Our Go-to-Market sales initiative will provide solution based presentations, streamline pre-sale activities and expedite quote response time.

The distinctive nature of the individual Crown and Vitronic Brands will remain.  We continue with the impressive heritage in customer service at Crown and Vitronic, where we deliver an unprecedented customer experience.

Visit us at www.Crownprod.com and www.Vitronicpromotional.com  for your sales contact

Seattle, WA – iClick has announced free shipping on all of its product line for 2016, including USB Flash Drives, Power Packs, Mobile Accessories, Computer Tech Accessories and Pens. Free shipping will add even more value to iClick’s customers. In addition to iClick’s ReadyShip 24-hour production capabilities, and no rush charges, iClick continues to deliver award winning services and the highest quality of products. For expedited service, iClick continues to offer its 3Day ship at ground rates. Free shipping will be for UPS Ground only and will not include third party billing.

“We are always listening to our customers, from product selection to services, and we always respond. We will continue to deliver the “Remarkable” to our customers and thus enable them to be “Remarkable” to their customers” says Reggie Gonzalez, VP of Sales & Marketing.

Established in 2001, iClick is an award winning supplier to the promotional products and marketing specialties industry.  2014 Counselor Magazines Supplier of the Year and 6-time award winner for Counselor Magazines Distributor Choice Award for Best Supplier in the USB/Computer Tech category, 2011 to 2016.

For more information contact
iClick
800-456-9177 / sales@iclick.com
ASI – 62134
PPAI – 254537
SAGE – 67747
UPIC – ICLIC342

Contact Information:
iClick / Reggie Gonzalez, VP of Sales & Marketing
reggieg@iClick.com
/ 800-456-9177 x 373

Alpi International Introduces Live Inventory on ALPI.net

Oakland, CA – January 20, 2016- Alpi International is pleased to announce that ALPI.net now features a live inventory tool.

“We know live inventory is becoming an integral part of our distributors workflow,” said ALPI owner and founder Francesco Indrio. “We want to make sure that we are providing tools that will make their lives easier. We have a strong commitment to customer service at ALPI, and even though we are giving people the tools to be self sufficient, we are still happy and available to chat online or on the phone to confirm stock and provide info on when more stock is arriving.”

Current inventory on hand is now displayed on every product page, to the right of the product description. To best ensure accuracy data is updated three times a day, to reflect changing numbers with orders entered in our system. An order confirmation will be sent with each purchase order confirming that the stock is still available.

“Everyone on our sales team is very excited to have this feature active,” says Inside Sales Manager Marc Canet. “It’s the number one thing our clients have been asking for.”

To learn more about this feature, call 510.655.6456, or visit the website at www.alpi.net.

About ALPI®

ALPI® is a promotional products supplier that has been in the importing & promotional products business for over 30 years. They carry a line of fun, creative, novelty products including exclusive, original stress reliever designs known as SQUEEZIES®.  ALPI is also known for award winning customer service and consistent quality.  ALPI’s website, www.ALPI.net, features hundreds of imprintable items and showcases their custom capability.

Leed’s Announces Exclusive Partnership with Sheaffer

PITTSBURGH — January 19, 2016 — Leed’s, a leading promotional products supplier, announced today that it is now, along with A.T. Cross Company, the promotional products supplier for Sheaffer luxury writing instruments. Sheaffer joins the well-established Leed’s portfolio of writing instrument brands, which range from high-end offerings to more value-priced options.

“We are extremely excited to offer Sheaffer pens to our customers,” said Nicole Kyser, PCNA Category Manager – Pens. “As one of the world’s top brands for luxury writing instruments, Sheaffer really complements our existing products in the category.”

Available with laser etching or color imprint decoration, Leed’s currently offers six Sheaffer styles and a pen set.   They are now on PCNA.com and eligible for SureShip®, the industry’s first 24-hour turnaround program. All Sheaffer pens ordered through Leed’s include a premium gift box for an elegant presentation.

For more than 100 years, Sheaffer has created innovative, reliable and stylish writing instruments.  Sheaffer is owned by A.T. Cross Company, a world-renowned manufacturer of award-winning quality writing products. The full Sheaffer assortment is available through Cross.

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About Leed’s

Leed’s is the premier supplier of high-quality promotional products, with goods ranging from pens and drinkware to bags and mobile tech. With an in-house product development team and dozens of leading retail brands, Leed’s continually introduces products with the look, feel and performance customers want, while our award-winning service and cutting-edge decoration capabilities provide a seamless experience from start to finish. As a founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Leed’s promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers and has been the recipient of many honors, including 2014 Top Supplier of the Year by Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) and dozens of ASI Distributor Choice Awards. With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence for more than 20 years.

Polyconcept North America Announces U.S. Sales Contest

Winners receive exclusive access to 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship 

PITTSBURGH — January 18, 2016 — Polyconcept North America (PCNA), a leading promotional products supplier, announced today a new sales contest for U.S. distributors. The contest is designed to leverage PCNA’s corporate attendance at the 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship, held June 16-19 at the historic Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa, which is located only a few miles from PCNA’s offices.

“We are excited to be involved with such a historic event, right in our own backyard,” says Leanne Finney, PCNA Vice President of Marketing. “We wanted to give our distributors a chance to attend the event with us and take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

The contest focuses on U.S. Trimark apparel sales. Distributors can participate by shipping $50,000 net in Trimark apparel between January 4, 2016, and March 31, 2016. Qualifying distributors will earn a ticket to the PCNA Champions Experience, which includes:

 

  • Air transportation to Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Two nights’ hotel lodging
  • Ground transportation in Pittsburgh
  • One two-day pass to the 2016 U.S. Open Championship
  • Unlimited access to the PCNA hospitality tent near hole No. 3
  • Tour of PCNA’s Pittsburgh facility
  • Dinner with the PCNA executive team
  • And, lots of cool gifts!

For official rules and details, visit www.pcna.com/champions-experience.

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About Polyconcept North America

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Polyconcept, the world’s leading promotional products supplier. With headquarters in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, PCNA operates Leed’s, Bullet, Trimark and JournalBooks. As the corporate home for this diverse group of suppliers, PCNA serves as a single source for the widest selection of hard goods, apparel, cutting-edge decoration and reliable service. For more information, go to www.pcna.com.

Bullet Announces 2016 Product Launch

Bullet Announces 2016 Product Launch 

MIAMI — January 18, 2015 — Bullet, a leading supplier of low-price promotional products, announced its 2016 product launch today. The latest collection includes 91 products, with highlights including new, value-priced offerings in bags, mobile, and drinkware. The new products are available at www.pcna.com/Bullet. 

“We are really excited about the new 2016 Bullet products,” said Jeff Brown, President of PCNA Hard Goods. “These are great, high-quality items available at the unbeatable prices that customers have come to expect from Bullet.”

In 2016, Bullet enhanced its well-established bags collection with several new products. In the fast-growing tote category, Bullet introduced several pieces made from natural materials such as cotton and jute. The new trendy jute totes are sturdy, functional and available in three sizes.

The mobile tech category is another area where Bullet has strengthened its offerings for 2016. Bullet has the industry’s lowest prices on Bluetooth® accessories. The Ditty Bluetooth® speaker provides up to 2 hours of nonstop music for as low as $9.99 (C).

In drinkware, Bullet introduced several mugs, tumblers and sports bottles. The Duo 30-oz. Tritan™ Sports Bottle has a large capacity and dual opening lid with loop handle, for easy cleaning and carry.

For more information on Bullet’s new 2016 products, please visit www.pcna.com/Bullet.

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About Bullet

Bullet is a leading supplier of low-price promotional products, offering deep inventory, reliable service and 24-hour turnaround. Bullet’s wide-ranging selection includes everything from popular products like pens and drinkware to bags and mobile tech, as well as a full line of American-made products. Recognized as the industry’s low-price leader, Bullet also demonstrates a firm commitment to quality. In 2010, Bullet attained membership in the Quality Certification Alliance, a group that promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers. With headquarters in Miami, Bullet has delivered high quality at low prices for more than 30 years.

Leed’s Announces 2016 Product Launch

 

PITTSBURGH — January 12, 2015 — Leed’s, a leading promotional products supplier, announced its 2016 product launch today. The latest collection includes 197 new products. Launch highlights include offerings in the bags, mobile, drinkware and gift categories, as well as new brand partnerships including SKROSS® travel products and Sheaffer pens. The new products are available at www.pcna.com/Leeds/ and in the 2016 Leed’s catalog.

“We are excited by our new brands and new products for 2016,” said Jeff Brown, President of PCNA Hard Goods. “We put a great deal of time and energy into making sure our new 2016 products are in line with the trends that our customers are seeing in retail.”

An established leader in bags, Leed’s has some exciting new products in the category. Exclusive compu-backpacks from elleven™ include smart organization and functionality, along with reflective material accents, a key design trend for 2016.  In the fast-growing tote category, Leed’s enhanced its collection with several new products made from natural materials. Items made from cotton, jute and wood are quickly gaining popularity in retail.

The mobile tech category is another area where Leed’s is leading the way in 2016. The new Gamazoid Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank has 3 watts of speaker output, a working range of 33 feet, as well as a built-in power bank for charging mobile devices. With safety in mind, many of the new Leed’s power banks and chargers are UL-Certified.

In 2016, Leed’s introduced four travel adapters from SKROSS®, a leading manufacturer of premium travel adapters and innovative charging solutions for users of mobile devices around the world. The SKROSS® adapters feature travel plugs and USB chargers that work in over 150 countries.

Leed’s is also now the exclusive promotional products supplier for Sheaffer luxury writing instruments, offering six Sheaffer styles and a pen set. Sheaffer joins the well-established Leed’s portfolio of writing brands, which range from high-end offerings to more value-priced options.

Finally, Leed’s introduced several glass drinkware pieces that reflect the latest in design and material trends. In addition, many of the new 2016 drinkware products feature double-wall construction and vacuum insulation for keeping beverages hot or cold for longer periods of time.

For more information on Leed’s new 2016 products, please visit www.pcna.com/Leeds.

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About Leed’s

Leed’s is the premier supplier of high-quality promotional products, with goods ranging from pens and drinkware to bags and mobile tech. With an in-house product development team and dozens of leading retail brands, Leed’s continually introduces products with the look, feel and performance customers want, while our award-winning service and cutting-edge decoration capabilities provide a seamless experience from start to finish. As a founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Leed’s promotes quality, safety and integrity among suppliers and has been the recipient of many honors, including 2014 Top Supplier of the Year by Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) and dozens of ASI Distributor Choice Awards. With global operations headquartered in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Leed’s has been synonymous with excellence for more than 20 years.