FAQ about promotional products

  • Aug 11, 2017

When dealing with your everyday business of handling clients and employees, it is often difficult to try and understand how other businesses might work and why they do certain things, I am here to help shed some light on frequently asked questions about investing in promotional products.


1 ) Why is there a minimum order on promotional items and clothing?

  • The answer to this is very simple, in order for pricing to be reasonable our suppliers need to have enough of one item to make for it to be economically feasible, often times it takes as much time to produce only a handful of items as it does a few hundred of some items and because of this there are minimums.


2) Can I order blank items?

  • If you’re hoping to enjoy one of our products without the imprint added, you’ve come to the right place! Maybe you just need blank products to use as supplies or want to give them a try before requesting imprints. No problem! Most of our products are available without an imprint.


3 ) What does lead time mean?

  • Lead time pertains to how long it takes for your product to be made, the majority of the products that we handle here at Prairie Sky Promotions are 5 to 10 business days from Proof approval plus shipping time.


4 ) Why is there a setup fee?

  • The setup fee is a cost associated with the creation of a die, plate, screen and or any other fixture that is used in the machines that are used to print your logo onto the item of your choice.

  • Another quick note to make is that setup fees are per colour as it takes a whole new die, plate, screen, etc.. for each individual colour.


5) Is there a setup fee for a repeat order?

  • There is what is called repeat setup order, it is typically half of a standard setup fee.

  • It is there because it still physically takes time and labour to setup for orders to be printed on the various items.



I am going to be doing a short series of FAQ's on promotional products if you have any questions you'd like answered don't hesitate to ask, e-mail us here at info@prairieskypromotions.com and we'll make sure to include your question.

-Gustavo Peters-

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