How to Order Promotional Products YOUR Way - MARCO Ideas Unlimited!

  • Oct 19, 2023

by Samantha Sage

In a world saturated with advertising and marketing messages, it's essential for businesses to find unique and effective ways to stand out. Promotional products have long been a successful strategy, offering tangible reminders of your brand to your audience. But what if you could take this marketing tool a step further, ensuring that every item you distribute perfectly aligns with your brand identity and resonates with your target audience? That's where a promotional products company that offers customized services based on customer preferences comes into play. 

At MARCO Ideas Unlimited, we’ve been perfecting our promotional products customer service platform since 1959! Backed by our 65 years of experience finding the right promo item for your brand and budget, we’ve been able to customize our service offerings to give you the exact level of service you want, without sacrificing on quality promotional products or end imprinting result.


The Personalized Touch

Personalization is the key to creating a memorable and effective promotional product strategy. A one-size-fits-all approach just won't cut it anymore. Fortunately, innovative promotional products companies like ourselves now provide two distinct avenues to meet your unique needs – Do-it-yourself online shopping with cart check-out for an Amazon-like experience, or our dedicated personal promo shopper experience to get you the most effective promotional products without expending your time and energy.

Online Promo Shopping with MARCO Ideas Unlimited’s WebCart Check-Out

In today's fast-paced world, convenience is a must. For those who prefer a DIY approach to sourcing promotional products, the MARCO Ideas Unlimited online swag shopping experience is perfect. This option allows you to find and customize your promotional items with ease, all from the comfort of your own desk.

Here's how it works:


  1. Easy Navigation: Our user-friendly websites make it simple to browse through an extensive catalog of promotional products, from branded pens to custom apparel. Simply type in a few keywords to find the items you’re looking for, or browse through our promotional item categories to get unique ideas. Whether you need eco-friendly promos, items made in the USA, or all the decoration to make your next tradeshow booth a lead magnet, you’ll find the path to success starting on our homepage. 

  2. Customization-Driven Search Tools: MARCO Ideas Unlimited offers over 1 million promotional products for personalization, which can be overwhelming to consider! However, our website’s search function is optimized with smart features to help you find exactly what you’re looking for in just one search. Try including a preferred color, material, or general attribute term (e.g. Pens + Blue, Notebook + Recycle) to narrow your results and find the most effective promotional item for your brand needs. 

  3. Virtual Sampling: One of the biggest concerns with imprinted promo items is how your logo will look on the final item. To alleviate this uncertainty, we provide blank images of our goods that can be personalized with your own logo, and many of our 1 million+ promo items include a virtual mock-up tool so you can preview how your customized products will look before making a purchase, ensuring they meet your brand standards. Find an item you like but can’t create a virtual sample yourself? Simply email our team at and we will return your mock-up within 1 business day standard, and usually within the very same day! Protecting your logo and brand integrity is our focus, so we are always available to assist you with visualizations.

  4. Seamless Checkout: Once you've chosen your items and confirmed your design, the shopping cart checkout process is quick and secure. Simply add the items to your cart, upload your logo art files, and complete payment using our secure payment link. Prefer to pay on terms? Simply contact us to complete a credit check and establish your account for terms payment. 

  5. Order Confirmation & Tracking: As soon as your online order is placed, it is reviewed by our dedicated service professionals who confirm each detail and ensure the quality of your art. We’ll follow up with you via email or phone to ensure that your order details are fully confirmed before your order goes into official proofing, giving you a final stamp of approval on your item’s look. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way, and provide tracking information as soon as your items are dispatched.

Dedicated Personal Shopper Experience

For businesses with specific needs, those looking for new and unique promo ideas, or who prefer a more personalized service level, MARCO Ideas Unlimited also offers a dedicated personal shopper experience. Your personal shopping account rep will guide you through the entire promo selection process, offering specialized promotional product suggestions based on your brand identity, event needs and deadlines, and overall marketing goals.

Here's what you can expect:


  1. Initial Consultation: Your personal shopper will take the time to understand your brand, your target audience, and your marketing objectives. If you’re shopping for event-specific swag, your shopper will discover all necessary details to ensure that your promo needs are met completely and on time. 

  2. Product Recommendations: Your personal promo shopper will then provide expert advice and recommendations, presenting a curated selection of promotional items tailored to your unique requirements, quantity needs, and budget. Our experienced sales reps know what promotional products are the most popular, as well as the most unique and intriguing – no matter what your promo needs are, even if you don’t quite know what promos you need yet, we’re here to help.

  3. Customization Guidance: Based on your item selections, your personal shopper will assist in creating custom designs and mock-ups of final imprints with your desired logos that perfectly encapsulate your brand identity. We’ll create the most effective promotional products options for your brand and logo – no more illegible prints or ill-informed color choices with our expert guidance!

  4. Quality Assurance: At MARCO Ideas Unlimited, we only work with trusted suppliers and manufacturers who produce quality items. We vet the items sold by reviewing samples in-person to ensure proper function and feel. You can trust that the products chosen and customized are of the highest quality and adhere to industry standards. Need to verify quality for yourself? Simply ask for samples prior to ordering! Your peace of mind and satisfaction with your promos is our primary concern. 

  5. Seamless Delivery: Once the shopping is done, the service doesn’t stop - your personal shopper will handle the entire order management process, from design to delivery, ensuring a hassle-free experience with minimal work on your end. All you need to do is provide final confirmation of details and brand guidelines and we’ll take care of the rest. 


Benefits of Personalized Promotional Products

No matter which avenue you choose, the benefits of personalizing your promotional products are undeniable:

  1. Increased Brand Visibility: Customized promotional products ensure that your brand message is visible, consistent, and well-received.

  2. Higher Engagement: Personalized, useful items create a stronger emotional connection with your audience.

  3. Targeted Marketing: Tailored suggestions help you choose products that will resonate with your specific customer base.

  4. Cost-Effective: Personalization minimizes the chances of investing in products that may not yield the desired results.

  5. Brand Consistency: Ensuring that every promotional item aligns with your brand identity bolsters brand consistency and recognition.


The power of promotional products should not be underestimated. They are a tangible representation of your brand that can make a lasting impression on your audience long after your meetings have ended. By partnering with a promotional products company that offers personalized services based on customer preferences, you can elevate your brand and marketing efforts to new heights. Whether you prefer the convenience of online shopping or the expertise of a dedicated personal shopper, you're on the path to creating promotional products that truly reflect your brand's essence when you shop with MARCO Ideas Unlimited.


Contact us today to find out why our clients say we’re the best place to order promotional products!


Samantha Sage is the Marketing Coordinator & Sales Assistant for MARCO Ideas Unlimited. Sam leverages her years of multi-industry marketing experience to help businesses grow their brands with quality promotional products. When Sam isn't researching new & unique swag options, you can find her in the Oregon woods with her husband & senior rescue dog. 

  • Category: Advertising Value
  • Tags: Promotional Products, Personalization, Service, Marketing, Branding
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