The Finer Things is a Promotional Products and Corporate Gifts distributor in the Houston, TX area. We have thousands of products to choose from for any corporate event such as trade shows, holiday parties, company picnics, awards, rewards, company store programs, safety programs and employee incentives. We have products that can be embroidered, engraved, screen printed, debossed, embossed or silk screened, if there is a way to get your logo on a product, we have it!

Everyone has received an imprinted product at some point, usually it's a pen, a key chain, stress ball or perhaps a t-shirt. Those are some of the industry's biggest sellers even today, but there is so much more out there. We strive to find you that unique product that will let your company stand out at the next event. Something that people would want to keep and use over and over again.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The difference between Tier 1 memory and others.

Have you ever wondered why you can go online and find some random USB supplier that will sell you USB drives for a steal?  Chances are that they are not offering you Tier 1 memory chips.  Tier 1 memory chips are brand NEW, non-refurbishned, high quality chips.  Tier 2 chips can be no-name brand or refurbished chips.  The Finer Things only offers Tier 1 chips to our customers. 

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Difference between Marketing and Sales

It is so often these days that Marketing and Sales are thrown into the same category.  While they are closely related, they are actually quite different. 

Marketing is everything you do to get your company name out there for people to see, it can include taking out ads, billboards, handing out brochures, attending trade shows (and having a booth), giving out promotional products, creating a website, blog, etc. 

Sales is what you do to close the deal.  Sales are more often than not something that is done one-on-one.  Calling clients, meetings, lunches, presentations and then writing proposals, following up and closing the sale.  Often times you can add some marketing to your "sales" by handing out an imprinted item with your logo to a client.  Making sure that they have your company information/logo lying around in their office as a reminder of the pending deal that they have with you.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

USB Pricing is about to increase, get your drives TODAY!

This pricing has been extended through the end of the week.  Now is the time to order your USB drives!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Tired of the same old stuff?

Are you tired of the same old promotional products?  Koozies, t-shirts, yet another pen or no, wait for's a key chain!  Well, we have all been there, you walk from booth to booth and all you see is the same old stuff over and over.

One has to wonder, do they not have a promotional products distributor that caters to their every need?  There are thousands and thousands of promotional products to choose from.  A dedicated Finer Things promotional products rep can help you find that perfect product to make you stand out above all your competitors at your next trade show or event.

We have created a page for items under $2.00, there are sure to be items that you have never seen before.  Check out the link below, and if you need more ideas, just let us know!

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Double Wall Insulated Tumblers

I know you've all seen these tumblers, and perhaps have a few stashed in your home, office or car, but the beauty of this product is that you kept it!  So will the people that you give them to, which makes this the perfect promotional product for your next event.  Let people walk around, drive around, go to the beach or park carrying your logo around with them!  These are available in a variety of sizes and tons of fun and exciting colors, one is sure to match your company.  Let us send you a quote!

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Exciting new silicone drinkware

This fun and exciting new product is made out of silicone and is unbreakable.  It's a 16 oz pint glass made out of 100% food grade silicone and is FDA approved.  It is dishwasher, oven, microwave and freezer safe. 

It is available in 4 colors and would be the talk of your next trade show or event.  The minimum on this item is 72 pieces and pricing is as low as $7.99 each.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New Technology Product: Ear Buds

Check out one of our cool new Technology product!  These little ear buds come with 3 interchangeable ear bud covers, a case with your imprint on the case.
It is available in 6 cool colors.  Red, Black, White, Green, Blue or Yellow.

The minimum is just 100 pieces and we are selling them at the 2500 piece price of $2.75 each!

Tips on Ordering Promotional Products

To make sure that you have a smooth ordering experience when purchasing promotional products for your company's event, it is important to keep the following points in mind.
  • Most items quoted include a one color, one location imprint. There is almost always a run charge per item and or per location when a second color or imprint location is desired.

  • The majority of items have a setup charge for imprinting. Note: When a second color or location is requested, there is almost always a second setup charge.

  • Keep in mind that what looks good on paper, might not always look good embroidered. While your computer has unlimited color options, embroiderers only have selected thread colors, and will match your printed color as closely as possible.

  • It is very important to submit your art in the correct format. Printers only accept Vector files such as .eps, .ai (Illustrator) and .tiff files. Printers can not embroider, silkscreen, etch, or laser engrave with .jpg, .gif or .bmp files, so make sure that you get the correct format to avoid any additional art charges.

  • Often times a vendor will have an in-house or contract artist available that can redraw your art for a fee. Do note that this will delay your order, so allow plenty of time to meet your in hands date.

  • At times printers might recommend changes to art when there are objects that are too close together, or colored in, due to chances that colors might blend and ruin the details of your art.

  • PMS (Pantone Matching System) is an established standard of colors used by printers and publishers. Printers can match your company colors based on this system, or use whichever color is closest to the art provided. Printers may charge a fee to match specific PMS colors.

  • Occasionally there might be an overage or shortage on your order. Vendors in the promotional products industry reserve the right to a 5% overage or underage on all orders. More often than not, this only applies to the less expensive items sold.

  • The average production time for most products in the industry is 2 weeks after vendor proof approval. This means that correct art has been submitted, the vendor sent a proof of what your art will look like on the product and you approved the layout.

  • There are many vendors in the industry that will do rush orders, some as quickly as with a 24 hour turn around. Some will even do this free of charge. The requirements include proper art delivered with the order and no proof before production.
Tips on Ordering Promotional Products