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Old October 22nd, 2014, 04:24 AM   #61
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Re: Anyone doing a "no disks" delivery yet?

I don't think the size pf the product makes much difference, it's more about creating desireability in the packaging. Think in terms of a diamond ring, is the bride going to be impressed with receiving it in a shoe box size package? Small can be beautiful and suggest quality and value if executed properly, so I am looking at jewelry style presentation.

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Old October 22nd, 2014, 08:04 PM   #62
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Very clever Roger!

I'm sure jewellers have plenty of suppliers of the furry velvet style classy boxes that things like necklaces and bracelets are presented in so that would be pretty much perfect for a USB drive and certainly would give it a greater perceived value for the bride. Plus of course it's far less likely for it to get lost too!!

I still cannot find a supplier with "off the shelf" 16GB USB drives that are already printed with the words "Our Wedding" on either a white or silver body. Photo albums do it so I still cannot fathom out why USB manufacturers don't have a stock drive like that? It gets mighty pricey when you are forced to buy 50 at a time just so you can have some simple text printed on the body of the drive.

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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:08 AM   #63
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OK Chris, here is the answer to your prayers with a minimum order of 25. I am waiting for a quote at the moment. Promotional USB Flash Drives and Custom Memory Sticks

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Old October 23rd, 2014, 05:17 AM   #64
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Here is another link for a company that we will be using for a massive range of boxes. Prices are very good, with a one off artwork charge of 35, then printing is included in the box prices. Boxes

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Old October 23rd, 2014, 07:18 AM   #65
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I've been talking with Flashbay too. Ask them for a sample pack. Pretty impressive!

Very very friendly and helpful. Also being very patient with me as I'm trying to sort out some custom packaging before I place my order with them!
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 07:29 AM   #66
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Thanks Roger

What price did they quote you for 16GB drives that are customised??
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 07:47 AM   #67
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I've been getting quotes for 8gb ones.

Heres a few quotes I got to give you an idea.

Kinetic USB(2.0) flash drives

100 x 8GB at 3.91 per unit ex VAT

Focus USB(2.0) flash drives

100 x 8GB at 4.09 per unit ex VAT
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 08:57 AM   #68
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Thanks Clive

That's pretty cheap ... However that's a whole bunch of drives to buy ..How long would those last you if it was your sole distribution method. It is going to be 400 out of your pocket instantly and they could sit on the shelf for quite a time depending I guess on how many the bride will get and how many weddings you do in a season?

A plain ole USB 8GB drive over here is just under AUS$10.00 for single units ( GBP5.47 each) which is more than you are paying!

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Old October 23rd, 2014, 10:12 AM   #69
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We use the Flashbay ones and so far so good. We went for 50 and are already half way through them.
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Old October 23rd, 2014, 12:38 PM   #70
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Hi Chris, prices each for their 16gb drives are 25-9.11, 50- 6.48, 100- 5.86. Prices are before VAT and postage. Printing is included, either engraving, or printing and turnaround about 7 days.

As Clive said they are very friendly and enthusiastic.

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Old October 24th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #71
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Well, promotion and professionalism goes a long way with me, and after receiving this sample package from Flashbay, I was very impressed.

I emailed an enquiry yesterday morning, had a proof and prices sent through by yesterday afternoon and received this sample pack this morning, very impressive especially as I was only asking about 25 usb drives.

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Old October 24th, 2014, 06:52 PM   #72
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Thanks Roger

Absolutely critical to present well and promptly. I very much doubt whether you will even bother to look elsewhere now because these guys did their marketing professionally. I think we need to make sure that we also keep our presentation and promptness standards high for our products. A little extra effort goes a long way!

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Old October 25th, 2014, 02:24 PM   #73
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If you go on etsy.com there's a lot of handmade stuff for usb drives. Type in "usb wood" and you'll find a lot of unique things that might have the higher end feel.
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