Here’s part two of our list of our employees’ favorite items! Take note of all of the different products that our Coastal crew loves that have made it to our wish list!
“Socks allow people to show off their style, it’s a new items that people really think is neat to personalize and I can make my own pair of Coastal socks for every day of the week!”
Aaron, Director of Sales and Marketing
Glitter Flake vinyl
“It works great with my Cricut (easy to cut and peel off the top plastic cover) and we (my whole scrapbook group) love the way it works with scrap-booking and card making.”
Lynn, Human Resources and Accounting
“This is my favorite product because it gives you such a wide range of items to sublimate, all with very high quality. On top of the range, it is very user friendly, low maintenance, and fully warrantied. If I were to start my own business, this would be the first purchase I would make.”
Alex, Professional Solutions
ChromaLuxe Easel Frames
“They are versatile, come in a variety of sizes, easy to use, super easy to press, have a fantastic gloss finish and that in turns makes your images stand out just that much more! I’ve used them for party centerpieces several times.”
Tracy, Sales Manager
Here at Coastal, we’re lucky enough to be up close and personal with a lot of our products, which means we all inevitably end up with favorites. So, we thought we’d share a few of our employees’ favorite items that made it to the top of their holiday wish list. Stay tuned for more! Enjoy!
ChromaLuxe iPhone case
“I love them because you can change out your sublimation plates to fit pretty much anything. Which is why I usually have like 5 different plates in my drawer.”
-Stacy, Customer Relations
“My fave are the flip flops. They can be customized with any design you like then spruced up by adding ribbon, flowers, bows, etc. to make them all your own. They’re great for so many events and perfect for both children and adults!”
ChromaLuxe Photo Panels
“They’re a unique way to display your favorite photos. There’s so many sizes and styles to choose from that there’s no way your walls would ever look boring!”
Chelsey, Customer Relations
ChromaLuxe Connection Photo Panels
“I’d love to have photos of places I’ve traveled, my adorable nieces or heck, even random cats on display around my apartment. Because cats.”
Sarah, Graphic Designer/ Tradeshow Coordinator
Sure, it may just be September, but stores are already parading out their Christmas decorations ahead of Halloween candy and before you know it, the busiest time of the year will be here.
If your business operates anything like Coastal, you begin planning for your holiday rush months in advance. In the personalization industry, timing is everything. Many customers don’t start planning their gift giving soon enough to allow for anything more than a 2-3 day production time, despite the time and attention that personalized products might require. In order to help make your holiday sales more successful, we’ve compiled a list of important dates and products you’ll want to keep in mind as the season creeps up on us.
- Mobile Device Cases: It’s a given that someone is going to get a Kindle or iPad or new iPhone for the holidays. Make sure your customers realize how important (and easy) it is to make those gifts extra special by including personalized cases. Names, photos, quotes – these types of things make a great gift into an unforgettable gift. Plus, Coastal carries a HUGE variety of phone and tablet cases/covers (most are even sold individually), so you can easily make sure you have one or two of everything available so your customers don’t have extended wait times.
- Jewelry: Though television commercials will tell you that women want diamonds or pearls for special holidays, I would bet that most women would prefer accessories from the heart. A gift is going to mean that much more when it’s something that their loved one has actually put thought into instead of just picking up at the local jewelry store. Consider some of our newer jewelry options, like cuff bracelets, tear-drop earrings and necklaces, and even hair clips – these basic accessories become cherished mementos when personalized with photos, initials or more.
- Ornaments: Everybody wants a personalized ornament. Whether it’s “Baby’s First Christmas,” “50th Wedding Anniversary” or a photo of a newly-wedded couple, ornaments commemorate the passing years and add to the sweet memories on Christmas trees everywhere. Help your customers build on these traditions with one of our dozens of types of ornaments to choose from.
- DTG: If you’ve been extra good this year, go ahead and give yourself the most-wanted gift – the Epson SureColor F2000 Direct to Garment printer.
Coastal also offers a Gift Guide to help you discover the best and most popular products for everyone on you (and your customer’s) list!
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