There are many reasons why you need to buy your promotional merchandise in the UK rather than abroad. Here are just some of the reasons we believe the UK provides the best promotional merchandise.
The first reason we believe you should purchase from the UK is due to the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA). The BPMA holds a strict code of conduct which its members must follow. The code of conduct includes a commitment to quality, integrity, and expertise. The BPMA is very strict with their memberships and members have to earn their chartered status through agreeing to various commitments. All of this means that if you purchase your promotional products from a BPMA member you are guaranteed high quality, credibility, and professionalism.
We also can assure you that purchasing from the UK means you are going to receive your products quicker. At Total Merchandise, we often send a proof copy of your product before producing the bulk order. This is so you can make any changes and to ensure you are happy with the product before committing to the final print.
Being in the UK this can be sent for next day delivery, if you were to purchase from the USA it can take up to weeks just to receive your initial proof.
Buying from the UK is also very good for the UK economy. In the late 60s a buy British campaign was created to encourage people to buy items manufactured in the UK as the British economy was flagging. In the current economic climate, it is important to keep the UK economy going by purchasing from within it. Buying from the UK can prove difficult, as British manufacturers have been in decline for decades, however, with promotional merchandise it is possible. By buying from Britain you can ensure you are putting something back into the economy which will, in turn, help your business in the future.
Another reason you should buy from the UK is that you can ensure a certain type of quality. Different countries have different regulations when it comes to production, with the UK having some of the toughest regulations in the world. With this in mind, as well as the BPMA standards you can be sure that any promotional products you buy in the UK are of the highest quality. As we have shown there are many reasons to purchase promotional merchandise from the UK, so do your bit for the economy and buy British.