Guide for purchasing thumb drive from supplier

Now there is  flood of services of  thumb drive supplier providing branded promotional USB drives. This is why it can be difficult to choose the right service with so many available. In this article we are going to be looking at what could certainly be the things you should look for when you buy the USB sticks from local thumb drive suppliers.

What is the specialty of the company?
There are many corporate gift companies that are selling personalized promotional thumb drives.  However, there are not many companies that specialize ONLY on selling technology related premium gift in the market.  It is always the wise choice to pick the thumb drive supplier from a company that are solely selling the promotional usb flash.  They are always able to provide professional service in terms of product knowledge and broader usb flash drive models for your selection.

What version of the thumb drive is it?
This is an important thing to consider as well because this is what will determine the speed in which you can transfer things to it and from it. The best way to make this decision is to determine if the USB drives will be used to transfer big files, but since there is no way to determine how people will end up using them, the best bet you have is to always go for 2.0 or higher. Most of the promotional thumb drives are built in version 2.0 .  There are less models for the USB 3.0 version in premium gift industry.

Find out what kind of nandflash grade for the thumb drive

One thing that most people do not realize is that there are many low grade memories that can easily stop working in a few months depending on the frequency of the use. The cheapest ones are usually manufactured with grade C and D in quality, but if you want to give a gift that will last a long time you should get at least grade B and if possible grade A Original chipset.  Please refer this wiki page if you would like to know the in depth knowledge about the thumb drive components.

Do they have data preloading services?
If you are planning to hand out a few hundred of them you are going to need a professional service to do this for you or it will take a way too long for you to do it on your own. The best thing you can do is have someone else take care of this so that you can handle other matters of the business.  The preloading charge is vary from FOC to a small service  fee depending on the total file sizes need to be loaded into the USB flash drive.

What options they offer

There are many styles and designs for this kind of USB drives, but you need to find out just how much they can customize your designs. Most of the suppliers have very generic colors and shapes, but there are some specialized suppliers that have a team that can design the casing as well as the graphic design if you require any of them.

The packaging and overall presentation

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You should find out what kind of packaging options are being offered and at what kind of prices. There are some very slick looks that you can get for the packaging and this gives you another opportunity to have a slogan or something catchy that will make people remember your brand for a long time.

Know about the people who are getting your gift
This is a great way to know exactly what kind of design choices you will have for your drives. When you are able to give people something useful that looks good, they will most likely use it for many things and this will keep your brand in their heads permanently. There is no better way to achieve some good marketing and promotion that to make sure that people will indeed use the gifts you give to them. This means that your brand will probably be seen by other people that your clients interact with and this will boost your exposure even more.

Make sure you hand out USB drives with enough storage space
If you give people very small USB drives like 256mb or 512mb of space they are probably not going to use them for a long time. If you want people to use the drive many times you need to provide something that has a lot of space in it in this technology age.  We suggest at least 4GB for this purpose.  However, please opt for 8GB if you have the extra budget to spend for the promotional gifts.

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By Glovis Yan