More COVID-19 Coverage

Update 4/3: Promotional Products Suppliers Offering Free or Reduced Drop Shipping
April 2, 2020 at 11:40 am

As the standard promotional products supply chain is disrupted due to COVID-19, some promotional products suppliers have waived or reduced drop shipping costs to individual locations. This is an alphabetized list of suppliers with confirmed free or reduced drop shipping rates. This list will be updated as more information becomes available...

The Secret to Staying Productive While Working From Home
March 31, 2020 at 11:39 am

Working from home can be a challenge. But, just because we might be in a different work environment doesn’t mean that productivity needs to take a hit. Your output and focus can remain the same as it was in the office, as long as you focus on the right things. For some tips on bossing it from home, we talked to a work-from-home pro...

Under Armour to Manufacture and Distribute Face Masks and Fanny Packs for Medical Professionals
April 1, 2020 at 12:49 pm

In our coverage of Under Armour over the years, we have given the brand solid marks for some measures and not-so-glowing reactions to other steps. Today, positivity holds sway, as the company is assisting its Baltimore base by planning the manufacturing and distribution of face masks and special fanny packs for health workers combating coronavirus...

Deftones Sells Merch to Benefit Road Crew After Tour Cancellations
March 31, 2020 at 12:46 pm

Since the COVID-19 pandemic forced the band to cancel its Australia and New Zealand tour, Deftones are selling apparel whose proceeds will go directly to its road crew. The band took to Instagram on March 26 to explain the move, showing off four shirts and a hoodie that would have been available on the tour...

Using Social Media to Stay Connected and Keep Customers Informed
March 23, 2020 at 12:41 pm

Suppliers and distributors able to continue operations are looking for ways to stay in contact with their partners and customers and do the best they can during this time. One of the ways were seeing everyone stay connected is through social media. Here's how a few suppliers are doing that, along with their advice for using social media during this time...

The $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package: Provisions for Independent Contractors and Other Key Details for the Promo Industry
March 26, 2020 at 1:14 pm

The Senate on Wednesday passed the record-shattering $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package aimed at rescuing the foundering U.S. economy. The bill is expected to pass the House on Friday. We looked through the full text of the bill and consulted various online sources to see how the legislation applies to the promotional products industry. Here are some key details...

Fanatics Is Using MLB Jersey Material for Medical Masks, Gowns
March 27, 2020 at 10:43 am

Fanatics is halting its production of MLB jerseys, and is using the material to make gowns and masks for medical professionals dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. They might even look a little familiar to Phillies and Yankees fans. Fanatics executive chairman Michael Rubin discussed the plan in a series of tweets yesterday...