June 5th, 2013
The price of flash memory, especially 4GB is increasing since middle of last week (6/5/2013). This trend is likely to continue during Q3 and Q4. At best we will see prices fluctuating crazily during this time period, and probably trending up over time. There are several reasons for the price increases:
1. The demand of Mobile Internet Device and cellphones are absorbing huge quantity of flash memory. We have heard rumors from Samsung that due to increasing demand for their mobile devices, their own supply will not be enough to fulfill all of the demand, so they will buy some memory from Toshiba to meet their demand commits, further constraining supply for our channel.
2. Due to developing technologies ( transition from MLC to TLC) and recent conversion to smaller chip die technologies, Toshiba, Intel, Micron, Hynix, etc. are no longer producing memory < 4GB in Capacity as the new die technologies yield 8GB modules. The supply of memory less than 8GB now is predominantly made up of new downgraded 8GB modules. The supply on capacities greater than 8GB will likely be unstable at best and will continue to cause price volatility, and keep prices from declining from current levels and will probably drive prices up over the long term.
3. And of course the flash manufacturers all want the price to go up as the low levels we have seen over the last several years do not enable them to make sufficient profit on flash chips.
Please be aware of these market conditions and let your customers know – especially for larger opportunities.
May 16th, 2013
As every Promotional Distributor is aware, the issue of delivering a quality product at the lowest cost is now a greater concern than ever before. We have realigned our pricing structure so that you can continue to receive the same superior product and service at prices that will enable you to stay competitive in this super competitive market segment.
Effective 5/1/13, LogoIncluded will no longer include the split key ring and individual plastic sleeve packaging on USB Flash Drive orders. By doing this, our Partners will receive a more competitive base price without having to pay for items your client may not be interested in. These items have been moved over to our “Options” category and can be ordered, if needed / desired by your end customer. Standard USB bulk packaging will be included at no additional charge.
As always, we appreciate our Distributor Partner relationship and hope these changes will help you close more business, while still offering a quality product that you can stand behind to your customers.
January 12th, 2012
iPad2 - Kathryn Peterson
iPod Touch – Tim Brown
iPod Shuffle – Nicole Striplin
iPod Nano – Jim Matsies
Thank you to everyone that registered and congratulations to our winners! You should have already received notification from your Sales Rep and your prize is on the way.
If you weren’t able to stop by our booth at PPAI last week, we launched several new products - Mobile accessories, Apple compatible accessories, USB car chargers and much more. Be sure to check out our website!
December 2nd, 2011
In our biggest contest of 2011, we are giving away what everybody has on their wish lists this year – Apple Products!
IT’S EASY – sign up for our contest and you’ve earned your chance to win one of the following prizes:
16GB iPad 2 (black)
6GB iPod Touch (black)
8GB iPod Nano (red)
2GB iPod Shuffle (blue)
Visit http://www.logoincluded.com/contest/ to sign up or get more details!
October 21st, 2011
NEW iPhone 4 cases! This ideal accessory is precisely engineered to fit the iPhone 4 perfectly. Rugged enough to keep your phone safe from harsh environments, scratches. dust or damage. Can be removed and washed for reuse, leaves no residue.
Never touch your screen again! rfect for ladies who have their nails done,or if you don’t want to take your gloves off on a cold day. These beautiful multi-purpose stylus tools and pen combo’s are conveniently sized and designed to fit just about anywhere. Great corporate gift idea!
Premium sound earbuds! Listen to your music with added comfort and quality with our noise-isolating, in-ear design. The Isolator earbuds deliver precise clarity so you can enjoy natural vocals and a big bass punch without disortion.
Now you can navigate with a breeze! It works wirelessly, so you don’t have to worry about cable s or adaptors cuttering your workspace. Discover how it’s elegant design quickly handles everyday on-screen action like scrolling and minimize/maximize with easy finger geatures. Folds in half so it travels easily, illuminated scroll wheel, mini dongle included.
Charge you iPhone in your car, anytime/anywhere!
Small, compact for easy travel. Plug in your cigarette lighter and charge your device.
August 10th, 2011
Check out the new LogoIncluded App available on the Apple App store for your iPhone, or iPad for access to all these great features:
HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT PHOTOS
We use state of the art photography equipment to take professional quality photos of our own products. Now thousands of these photos are available to you anytime in the palm of your hand. Ideal for presentations when you need to show your customer what a finished product will look like.
Tired of having to call your sales rep to get up-to-date accurate pricing? Our app provides real-time pricing. When we lower our pricing, you see
it right away!
If you are not yet a LogoIncluded distributor, all pricing is displayed as coded [R]. If you are, login with your LogoIncluded distributor credentials, and all of
the pricing throughout the entire app is updated to show YOUR PERSONALIZED NET pricing!
UP TO DATE NEWS AND SPECIALS
Always be ìin the knowî by reading our news section for sales and business tips and information about our newest product additions. Our Specials area
will give you the details on all of our current promotions. Weíll even provide you a PDF that you can send to others via e-mail.
DETAILED PRODUCT INFORMATION
Find detailed information on our products such as product colors, dimensions, imprint dimensions, product features, available packaging and accessories, product options and production times! Save your favorite products for quick access. Share any product via email with your clients.
ACCESS TO OUR ENTIRE PRODUCT CATALOG
We have hundreds of products, now available at your fingertips! Browse through our catalog of USB flash drives, pen drives, optical mice, digital frames, screen cleaners and other technology products!
LEARN ABOUT US, OUR FACTORY AND OUR SERVICES
Take a video tour of our factory in China, learn about our passion for social accountability and our environment. Read about our free mockup services and ability to make you a 100% high quality custom product and more.
August 4th, 2011
LogoIncluded is proud to announce our Domestic Production options. We are now offering multiple styles of USB drives, with more exciting new products on the way! 1-3 Days from Approval to shipping including a 1 location, 1 PMS color imprint with no setup charge for the first logo. Look for us to add Digital Photo frames within the next week!
July 11th, 2011
The Pharma guidelines enacted in 2009 put a huge crimp on ad-specialty sales across the US. Many companies saw their revenues cut dramatically, and were forced to reinvent themselves overnight to respond to the changes created by the new guidelines. The guidelines are voluntary and they boil down to 2 basic rules regarding the sale of technology items. The basic rules are:
- The products must be used for educational purposes.
- The products can’t have any residual value (use)
With these limitations in mind we can recommend 2 HOT products for your pharma clients. These products are:
The pharma changes definitely have caused a lot of heartburn in the industry, but fortunately, there are still many alternatives to sell into this HUGE market. If you have pharma clients or prospects, keep these points in mind to grow your business.
July 5th, 2011
When Apple first created the iPad it was to mixed reviews of its utility, function, and purpose. Was it just an oversized iPhone? Was it just for games? Was it Apple’s big mistake? After the launch of the original iPad the sales numbers settled this one for us definitively. For 2010 Apple shipped an estimated 10 million units in the U.S., easily outpacing the original iPhone. With the breakaway success of the iPad other manufacturers are rushing to get in on the action and carve their piece of the tablet market. Early estimates indicate global sales of 44 million units for FY’11 are being reported by IDC, with early estimates for 2012 reaching as high as 70 million units. Tablet sales are expected to take outpace the sale of Netbooks for 2012.
This is great news for the promotional products industry. All of these units are going to need cases, screen protectors, chargers, car chargers, and other accessories. Targeting these products and opportunities will present great opportunities to increase sales with your existing customers, and show potential prospects that you are ahead of the market and proactively serving their needs. Being the first to show a client a new product or idea puts you in the drivers seat. No longer are you a vendor, but you are a now a partner, presenting them with new items and ideas to increase their brand awareness and help drive their marketing initiatives. When evaluating products keep these 2 pointers in mind:
- Any iPad accessories are HOT! Apple’s iPad is still 90% of the market. Examples: cases , chargers, screen protectors, etc.)
- Products that will work with any tablet. ( keyboards, stylus etc.)
Have you seen our hottest new iPad accessory? Introducing the TS01 – Stylus. Will work with any capacitive touch screen ( iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc).
June 27th, 2011
In March we saw the enormous devastation caused by the Tsunami in Japan send shock waves through the technology sector. Fear of damage to vital factories, existing inventories, and uncertainty about Japanese infrastructure caused some pretty crazy pricing for a few days directly after the event. There was also a lot of talk in the media about the entire supply chain being a problem, even if there were no real memory inventory shortages. Fortunately these dire predictions were proven incorrect mostly because of the 4 factors below.
1) No major flash manufacturers sustained any direct damage to their infrastructure or manufacturing facilities. The only real slowdowns they suffered were related to shutting down shifts to preserve power for resuce and recovery efforts.
2) The fear of wafer manufacturers and other secondary component makers who were affected not being able to make sufficient product to meet global demand was over-hyped.
3) The global economy has been sluggish and is now entering the summer season where demand is typically lower.
4) Apple, the largest consumer of NAND flash and other major flash consumers didn’t rush their delivery dates and use up available inventories for fear of dwindling supplies. They all waited to see if there was sufficient reason for concern before reacting in appropriately.
Flash is traded as a commodity, just like Oil and Pork Bellies. Because of this prices are continuously changing and are subject to some pretty wild swings at the best of times. Fortunately there was really no material shortage given the factors above and prices returned to normal ranges within a period of a few days.