Our Best Selling Promotional Items: Umbrellas

Promotional Umbrellas have long been one of our most popular promotional items. They are a great giveaway opportunity that offers a large imprint area with high visibility and can be extraordinarily useful for your clients. However, with all the varieties, choosing the right umbrella for your message can be a little challenging. Below are some helpful tips on the sorts of things to consider when choosing the perfect umbrella to giveaway

The Types Of Promotional Umbrellas Available:

Golf Umbrellas

These are the largest of the portable umbrella range. They come with different materials and qualities like steel or carbon straight shaft, windproof etc. Most importantly, they also offer a substantial design area for maximum brand exposure.

Promo Budget Golf Umbrella

These best-selling promotional golf umbrellas not only ensure brand exposure every time there's a shower, but they are also budget-friendly!

Telescopic Umbrellas, Mini Umbrellas and Compact Umbrellas

These can fold/collapse down into a very short length, making them easy to transport and store. There are varying degrees of 'compactness'. As well as different finishes and materials they also have different opening mechanisms. These practical, promotional umbrellas will help your customers when they need it the most. 

Express Supermini Telescopic Umbrella

These mini branded umbrellas are the ideal size to keep in a bag for those unexpected showers. Also available on our express service!

Traditional Walking Umbrellas

UK weather can be unpredictable, so these traditional walking umbrellas are not only useful for your clients but they also offer huge amounts of brand exposure. 

Fare Regular Eco Umbrellas

Branded with your company design these eco-friendly umbrellas maximise your businesses advertising in any weather. 

Beach or Garden Umbrellas

For those sunny moments cover your customer's backs (literally) with a branded garden parasol. 

Classic Garden Parasol

Perfect for enjoying the UK's sunny days these promotional garden parasols are available in 18 colours!

Branding Opportunities

The opportunities for branding on these items are massively varying from umbrella to umbrella but the basics are often:

  • Printing areas – these are very generous and are one of the largest print areas of all the promotional items. Opportunities to print in full colour are common but the option for fewer colours and therefore less cost are always available.
  • Additional print areas – often specific umbrellas will allow extra areas for print like the covers or the handles.
  • Umbrella colours – the canopies can often be customised to match your company Pantone colours or if not then there will be a range of colours that will provide a best near match.

Additional Features

Remember there are all sorts of extras that are available too. Often you can specify materials used or even handles, having straight or a curve, carbon or wood shafts. There's been a rise in novelty umbrellas with cute characters and shapes on the canopy (like ears). Some can come with a light in the handle or even a light that runs the length of the stem!

Offering one of the largest print areas of all portable promotional items and the high visibility,  branded umbrellas offer makes them the fantastic branded merchandise. Your customers perceive them as high value, extremely useful and are likely to keep then for a long length of time. As for who, when or where to give out to? Well, the opportunities are many - from golf courses to schools & universities, to conferences and trade shows just being a small section, any audience will appreciate receiving a personalised umbrella.

Written by

Katie Reed | Product Team Supervisor

With 10 years' experience in the promotional merchandise industry, Katie speaks with true authority about all matters related to promotional products. Her attention to detail and creative flair ensure that product details, prices, imagery and descriptions are accurate and answer all our customers' questions. Her articles and other product-related content have become truly trusted sources of both information and inspiration for anyone deciding on their next promotional product order. In another life, she would have been a star Quidditch player.

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