Frequently Asked Questions
Bee In The Know
If it can be photographed, we can do it.
The Busy Bees retain all rights to the images and any derivations thereof, unless a separate written agreement is purchased.
Anything that a person or business uses to promote themselves is a promotional product.
Promotional material is any combination of media that provides participants with descriptive information regarding the learning activity. Materials can include apparel, brochures, email announcements, website and direct mail, just to name a few.
Promotional merchandise, promotional items, promotional products, product media, promotional gifts, or advertising gifts, sometimes nicknamed swag, are articles of merchandise (often branded with a logo or slogan) used in marketing and communication programs.
Incentives and Awards are used to engage an employee or maintain the loyalty of a customer.
Employees can earn additional compensation or prizes for a job well done. Several surveys have been conducted and Employee incentives are the most successful at engaging the employee while improving the bottom line for companies; that is a true Win – Win!
Customer Incentives or Loyalty programs have proven to be the most effective way of rewarding and retaining customers. With so much competition in today’s market place, if you are not providing the best products and services, there is someone out there that will be happy to take your customers.
The most common forms of decoration are Embroidery, Silk Screening, Sequins, Rhinestones, Vinyl applications, and Heat Press designs.
Because raster images are constructed using a fixed number of colored pixels, they can’t be dramatically resized without compromising their resolution. When stretched to fit a space they weren’t designed to fill, their pixels become visibly grainy and the image distorts. This is why altered photos may appear pixilated or low resolution. Therefore, it is important that you save raster files at precisely the dimensions needed to eliminate possible complications.
Vector images, alternatively, allow for more flexibility. Constructed using mathematical formulas rather than individual colored blocks, vector file types such as EPS, AI and PDF* are excellent for creating graphics that frequently require resizing. Your company logo and brand graphics should be created as a vector and saved as a master file so you can use it with smaller items such as your business card and letterhead, but also on larger surfaces, such as your corporate jet. When necessary, always create a JPG or PNG for use on the web from this master vector file. Just be sure to save the new raster file in the exact dimensions needed.
*A PDF is generally a vector file. However, depending how a PDF is originally created, it can be either a vector or a raster file. Whether you opt to flatten the layers of your file or choose to retain each one will determine the image type.
We had a customer that was planning an event, however, the promotional item they wanted had a higher MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) than the number of attendees. We were able to combine their order with another customer’s to facilitate both events.
A normal retail store has specific arrangements with a few suppliers and cannot breach contractual agreements when selling one brand versus another. We are not limited in that regard, we get to source out what you need and provide it at the best price available. A great example is shirts, we can usually get the shirts and decorate them for less than you could buy the shirt blank. Because of our success and strength of buying power, we can usually waive the supplier’s MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity) requirement.
We do the leg work and you save money. We will work within your budget to make it happen, so call us today and let us help!
We have been very fortunate over the last three plus decades and have had the honor of being associated with several great charities and organizations. By funding charities and non profit organizations, we get to pay it back or forward to ensure their success and improve the quality of life for others.
If you are a non-profit or charitable organization, we would love to hear more about you and hopefully find a way to help you further your cause. We do offer deep discounts to such organizations, not to mention the volunteering of our time.
Pick from one of our listed charities or you can recommend a charity that will be vetted to ensure it meets our mission objectives. Together we can make a difference!