Prime Line® proudly announces that its 2011 annual catalog and its new 2011 Gift catalog are now available as animated virtual flip catalogs through ZOOMcatalog, a fully-searchable online library of mobile device-friendly catalogs created to reduce the cost, time and environmental impact associated with traditional print catalogs.
Distributors can now access Prime’s 2011 annual catalog and its new 2011 Gift catalog online, virtually anywhere on any computer or mobile device at no charge.
This unique new feature allows distributors to search Prime’s catalogs by item number or name, and gives them the flexibility of emailing the entire catalog(s) to their customers, giving them a competitive advantage over other distributors who rely on traditional print catalogs, additionally saving them time and money on shipping.
Other unique features include a complete keyword search, an email to a friend feature, instant post to Facebook and Twitter buttons, an interactive table of contents, a “print this page” option, and they can send suggested pages to their clients so the catalog will open to that page directly.
Leed’s, a member of Polyconcept North America, has launched a mobile version of its website, making it available on the go through mobile phones. Key features customers routinely use on leedsworld.com are also available on the mobile site.
Those features include product searches, inventory inquiries, and freight estimates. Product sections that are available on Leed’s website are among the features of the mobile version, as well. Users can choose to browse clearance, promotions, and brand products when accessing the web from a mobile phone. In addition, users have the opportunity to quickly access product images as well as the ability to send a personalized email message that includes a link to a product suggestion.
To use Leed’s mobile website, simply visit www.leedsworld.com from your mobile phone.
As PPAI first reported on Saturday, February 19, Governor Jerry Brown has issued a memorandum directing all California state agencies and departments to immediately stop purchasing “free giveaway and gift itemsundefinedsuch as key chains, coffee mugs and squeeze toys” as part of his “continuing efforts to cut costs and tackle the state’s budget gap.”
Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC) and Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) will reach out to the Governor and state legislators to remind them that while a prohibition on the purchase of promotional products may yield some short term savings, in the long term, this prohibition may unintentionally diminish the good work of those agencies.
If state agencies cannot use promotional products, individuals and businesses may not utilize the state government’s services to the extent they could, or be as informed about their rights and responsibilities under state laws and regulations.
Winners were selected by PPAI distributor members who cast their votes for companies that provide the best quality, highest level of customer service and the most effective communication. Hub Pen was one of three companies honored in the $20-$50 million sales category.
Beacon Promotions, Inc., of New Ulm, MN was recognized and awarded the Supplier Star in the S9 category at the 2011 PPAI Awards Banquet at The PPAI Expo held in
Winners are recognized for outstanding service in areas such as responsiveness, on-time shipping, product quality and sales aids. Three suppliers are nominated for this award each year and Beacon has been among those nominated in 4 of its 5 eligible years.
Each year, the Institute of Packaging Professionals holds the AmeriStar Packaging Competition to showcase the most groundbreaking, innovative, packages of the year. Visstun is among the 36 winners selected by a panel of 17 packaging experts. Judging was based on six criteria: innovation, protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact.
CPPA members will now receive discounts on a variety of SAGE services, including SAGE Online™, SAGE Mobil™, SAGE WebExpress Pro™ , SAGE WebStore™ , and SAGE Company Store™.
Current SAGE subscribers may contact SAGE to activate their discount beginning with their next renewal, and CPPA members adding new SAGE services simply indicate CPPA membership on your SAGE application.
Prime Line is happy to announce that effective January 1, 2011 Jeff Lederer is promoted to President. Jeff joined Prime in 1993 as a regional sales manager.
Prime CEO Rick Brenner noted that “Jeff has been preparing for this position for his whole life, having worked at Prime for the past 17 years in a variety of sales, marketing and executive roles at Prime. He’s a consummate professional, a creative and innovative marketer and a key architect of many of Prime’s most innovative service and product offerings..."