When it comes to the creation and distribution of products for or by a business the logistical aspect of the process can be quite challenging. Of course, for most, they will hire a professional logistics business to create, store and transport the required goods.
One of the big considerations when it comes to this, with things like packaging and basic equipment or utensils is custom merchandising. Custom merchandising is when a business decides to include their company logo, colours and signature design on packaging and other every day pieces to promote the company.
Of course, there are additional costs associated with custom merchandising but no firm wants to appear as basic and simple when they have the opportunity to let the world know who they are. It is one of the most basic and inclusive marketing efforts that can be made with the distribution of the so called “propaganda” free of charge as the company transports goods and moves between locations or visits clients.
So outlined below are some of the key reasons that custom merchandising can help your business.
Marketing is important for any business and when it comes to cost efficient methods, custom merchandising is certainly one of them. Because these goods are already going to be transported, handed out and included in various different settings the cost of labelling the goods is relatively minimal.
These goods are going to be regularly seen by members of the public as they walk through the city or enter your offices giving them a constant reminder of your product or service. All of this is beneficial, as long as it doesn’t become excessive, to your brand image as will be further explained below.
This point will tie in well with the professional aspect of custom merchandising, however it deserves its own point. The idea that by applying custom merchandising to all of your goods and inventory ensures that everything is inclusive of the next ensures consistency.
As everything now has your label or signature design on it, it all appears to relate to the same company and thus keeps everything in order. It doesn’t differentiate one thing from another but simply highlights what your company does across a range of areas.
- Employee boost
Custom merchandising is great for employees as they feel a part of the company and valued. It creates a sense of patriotism within the company constantly utilising company products as they appear.
It makes every employee feel like a valuable member of the team and a real part of the business. Things such as t-shirts, pens, packaging, mugs and mousepads are all great reminders for employees of who they are working for and their ownership of these utensils makes them feel like an important part of the company.
This is probably one of the biggest reasons that custom merchandising is so great and leads to a successful business. If everything in the office, besides desks and chairs etc., is labelled with the company’s signature design and name, it creates a professional feel.
Linking back to the point about being inclusive, the consistency with which the brands image is seen is therefore created in a stronger sense and it is viewed as a large and successful business. A professional look is vital to success as it provides employees and clients with a sense of achievement.
Customer merchandising, as outlined above, has a multitude of benefits for your business ranging from in house to external benefits. All are important and the relatively small cost that is associated with custom merchandising will be worth it in the long run when it starts to pay dividends.