lanyardThe most important part of selecting any product that you want to use as a giveaway or promotional item is finding the perfect supplier.

What should you look for in a supplier?

You want to make certain that the company is legitimate. Millions of individuals every year are unfortunately duped by fraudulent internet companies. What can you do to ensure that this does not happen to you?

Investigate the company. You have to determine how long the company has been in business. One of the ways that you can do this is to read about the company and do not rely on information that the company provides about themselves. Validate the information from a reliable source.

Look into the history of the organization. Go online and check for blogs or websites that offer opinions and comments about suppliers. People who are misled or invest unwisely are often very vocal in their opinions. Check with unbiased resources like the better business bureau and consumer reports.

Investigate how you can contact the company. Do they have a telephone number? Do they have an actual building? Are they only available by email?

If you do decide to purchase lanyards what are your payment options? Never pay for anything in advance unless you are absolutely certain about the company and its reputation.  One of the best ways to pay for anything is to use an online payment service.

What choices does the company offer?

When you are designing a lanyard you are going to want to select the one that will best suit your needs. There are three common methods for designing a lanyard. The first is called a “woven” lanyard. In this method the information of printing is actually sewn onto the cord. The second method is called silk screening. This is the most common technique. This method is ideal for most applications. However, if you want to incorporate a detailed image onto the ribbon you should consider the process referred to as full color.

You will also need to determine what kind of clasps the supplier has to offer. The attachment is one of the most important elements of the lanyard and you should make certain that the producer has the one that you want o pick. You should also invest what other lanyard options the manufacturer is able to provide.  Do they have safety breakaway lanyards? What kinds of ID cases are available?

You will also want to investigate bulk purchasing. Lanyard suppliers are frequently able to offer to offer bulk prices. Additionally, some producers are willing to waive shipping and handling.

Selecting the right producer is vital. No matter what kind of lanyard you are planning to design you must have a supplier who is able to meet all of your requirements.