A Tale of Two Tumblers
There’s a zillion promotional products on the market. And you can get pretty much anything on-line. So why work with a local company?
Because we know stuff. We pride ourselves in finding and working with good quality vendors and recommending products that last.
Case in point…Earlier this year I got a sample of a black stainless steel travel tumbler. Great price point, about $8, and it kept drinks cold for over 12 hours, and hot for a solid 4 hours.
Now every supplier that makes drinkware will tell you not to put it in the dishwasher, and I’m pretty sure not many people pay attention to that, at least I often don’t.
What I found out with my new favorite tumbler is that the dishwasher completely ruined the colored coating on my cup, the color just started peeling off. Now I know they warned me not to put it in the dishwasher, and I didn’t listen. And I’m pretty sure that stuff peeling off it is not all that healthy, so I quit using it and went onto another cup, and then another cup until I found one that holds up really well.
This new cup is at a higher price point closer to $11, but after months of daily use, still looks great. And it keeps my drinks hot for about 4 hours and cold for a solid 12+. And yes, I’ve been putting it in the dishwasher, it wouldn’t be a fair comparison if I didn’t. Although let’s be clear, the manufacturer does not recommend the dishwasher, and Adwear doesn’t either.
Nobody wants to put their logo on an inferior product, and we certainly don’t want you to be upset down the line if your cup doesn’t hold up. That is why shopping local is important. You can call us, email us, fax us, you can stop in and have lunch with us if you’d like, and we’ll give you our honest, often tested opinion.
Adwear Specialties wants to be your marketing partner and you can be assured we’ve done the research to lead you in the right direction.
Adwear Specialties is your one-stop shop for promotional products. Our showroom is in St. Paul, MN and we proudly serve our Twin Cities metro area. Please call us today for your Ad specialty, Screen printing and Embroidery needs.