Computer & Electronics

Why SEO Is So Important for Promo Distributors
May 5, 2022 at 12:33 pm

Seventy-five percent of people never scroll past the first page of search engines. This also applies to buyers of promotional products, many of whom use Google and other search engines to find a vendor. This means that if you want to be in the game, you must appear on page 1 for the right search terms. If you don’t, you are literally invisible to your ideal clients...

EU Inches Closer to USB-C Standardization for Chargers
April 22, 2022 at 11:50 am

The European Union is moving closer to mandating that all electronic devices requiring chargers use USB-C as a standard interface. This would decrease demand for chargers and limit waste.

Microsoft's Promotional 'Sonic the Hedgehog 2' Xbox Controllers Are Covered in Horrifying Fur (and Everybody Wants Them)
March 24, 2022 at 1:24 pm

Over the years, there have been some monumental advances in video game controller technology. The Atari joystick became the NES controller, which became the PlayStation DualShock controller, and so on. But today, friends, we are here to tell you that the next evolution of the video game controller has arrived. And it is covered in electric blue fur...

Should I Upgrade to Windows 11 With QuickBooks?
March 4, 2022 at 11:34 am

Ask the Accountant… Question: I keep seeing pop-ups to upgrade to Windows 11. Is that a good idea? Answer: If you do that, you will likely run into problems if you are running QuickBooks Desktop. Currently, Intuit is testing QB 2022 with Windows 11. Indications are that earlier years of QB will not be tested…

Give Your Marketing Some SwagAR™ With Augmented Reality
February 28, 2022 at 11:16 am

For the first time ever in the promo industry, you can view dozens of SnugZ USA items in 3-D and interact with them via augmented reality. Lingo of the future, we know. But what that means is you can experience digital objects in the real world with a scan of a QR code on your phone’s native camera...

Technology - A Distributor’s Key to Higher Valuation
February 21, 2022 at 10:04 am

As a distributor, you are likely in one of three lanes: (i) ready to sell for an excellent valuation, (ii) in the hunt to grow by acquisition, or (iii) planning to stay the course and grow quickly and organically. In all cases, your sales, operations and ability to scale efficiently will drive success. Scaling efficiently equates to a strong technology platform...

20 Social Media Post Ideas for Your Distributor Business
February 10, 2022 at 12:03 pm

One of the most frequent questions distributors ask about social media is what to post. Most tend to have product-centric posts for obvious reasons. And while there is nothing wrong with that approach, social media is an invaluable tool to show what else you bring to the table. Here are 20 ideas you can easily implement...

Ubisoft Lets Gamers Turn In-Game Screenshots Into Custom Merch
January 14, 2022 at 10:05 am

Using the photo mode in games like "Assassin's Creed Valhalla," players can capture moments and then use Ubisoft's partnership with Zakeke to add them to items like T-shirts, hoodies, mugs, phone cases and more. And like every social media platform these days, there are editing capabilities like filters, sizing tools and more...

Showdown Displays Virtual Product Showroom Is All New for 2022
January 10, 2022 at 9:57 am

Showdown Displays announced the launch of its exclusive, interactive virtual product showroom for 2022. The Showdown Displays Virtual Product Showroom (VPS) re-interprets a widely used web-based platform, allowing it to be shared across locations and geographies while supporting an unlimited number of active users...