Decide on the quantity. Include a few extra for new employees or new customers that will emerge after you place your order.
Determine your budget.
Pick a style of knife that will be popular with your employees (or customers)
Choose a reputable online engraved knives company.
Send them your art file. Hopefully you have vector art, which is an eps or ai file. Sometimes pdf files are in vector format. Vector art is the clearest, neatest art for engraving your logo on a knife.
Ask for an email proof before your knives are put into production.
Now just wait for your order of gift knives to arrive. You’re the hero of the workforce!
There seems to be some lingering effects from the Covid-19 lockdown of year
2020. In that year, production levels of many products decreased. This was caused by the reduction in the workforce due to “social distancing”. Other effects were a reduction in the availability of raw materials. Shipping materials and finished products from China suffered as well.
Currently, the production time for engraved Gerber knives is 15 or more business days. Normally the production time used to be 10 business days. This additional 5 days may not be too important in the month of July. But, when the Christmas rush begins in October, those additional 5 days could affect the Christmas deadline. Imagine having a company Christmas party, and the gift knives haven’t arrived yet. My advice is to plan ahead, so you don’t get caught with this sort of inventory problem.
If you are a business owner, you are always looking for ways to increase your income. You know that promotional products are useful, long-lasting, and appreciated. You can’t say that about a newspaper ad.