Peer into the Future with these Full Color Imprint VR Goggles

As seen in a recent article by The New York Times, these Virtual Reality Paper Goggles are the best option for those looking to experience Virtual Reality as has been made possible by Google! Our kit comes folded neatly and ready to assemble with all parts included AND printed numbered instructions. Full color options and templates available upon request. Ready-made Cardboard viewer kits with an alternative capacitive switch that works with most phones.



Emperor Opens UK Facility!

Emperor, Green Lane, Pa., announced the opening of a new office in the U.K. Based in Middlesex, minutes away from London’s Heathrow airport, Emperor’s newest location is in the heart of the robust U.K. market.

Emperor, a promotional electronics supplier with headquarters outside of Philadelphia and a factory in Shenzhen, China, grossed more than $3 million in 2014 and is poised to close more than $4.5 million USD in 2015. Since its incorporation in 2010, it has grown from a fledgling U.S. supplier to a global supplier.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to merge with our partner in the U.K., and look forward to providing our U.K. clients with direct access to China’s silicon valley manufacturing for their promotional product sourcing,” said Stephen Peters, CEO of Emperor.

Emperor is continuing its efforts to provide localized access to the world’s manufacturing centers with plans to open a print and manufacturing facility in South America for the growing market there.

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What is Chinese New Year and how does it affect the Promotional Products Industry?

Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, is arguably the most important Chinese national holiday. It starts on the last day of the last month of the Chinese calendar, and runs until the Lantern Festival, the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese calendar. As it is not based on the Gregorian calendar, the exact dates change every year.

So technically the holiday lasts for a good two weeks, however in practice companies close to about three weeks, and in some extreme cases even four weeks. Local governments and banks close down as well, but in general for a week or less. Most of the restaurants and stores will be open during the holiday, though business hours are adjusted so all staff can be with their families to celebrate the holiday. Local offices of third party shippers such as FedEx, UPS, and TNT take a break, one of the reasons for this is that Customs close for the holiday as well. There is no exporting shipments without clearance.

During the holiday all production comes to a halt. What affects suppliers and distributors the most, is the fact that every factory has their own holiday schedule. Some might stop working a week before the holiday actually starts, whereas some might stop working only a few days in advance. To make things worse, workers might even leave for their hometown on a different date, or come back a while after the actual holiday ends. Suppliers and distributors should be aware that production capacity the week before CNY and the week after CNY will not be at a hundred percent. Realistically speaking production stops for two or three weeks, and will be running at 50-70% the week before and after the holiday.

Weeks before the holiday even begins the first signs are seen. Factories notify their customers of the upcoming holiday, and with that, also deadlines they have for accepting orders. Deadlines often seem very strict, however keep in mind that your supplier has to take their partner’s deadlines into account as well. The majority of the most popular promotional products consist out of parts that come from various different suppliers which each having different holiday schedules.

The best way to prepare yourself is to check with your suppliers their holiday schedules as early as possible. That way it’s easier to anticipate down the road, and also prevents you from accepting orders that cannot be delivered in time. Many suppliers and distributors miss out on orders during this period. This, however, is better than missing an event and disappointing your customer. In many cases your honesty will be appreciated, and perhaps other arrangements can be made.

In order to minimize the delays for ongoing orders and orders in the making, we at Emperor ensure that plenty of stock is available before the holiday so we can work around our suppliers deadlines. Aside from that we always have stock available in our US office, ready to be sent out on short notice. Our talented design team is on call, which means we can get your order ready for production, even when other suppliers have their hands tied!

Although the Chinese New Year holiday can be frustrating for suppliers, distributors, and also end customers, with a good preparation you can work around the difficulties that will surely cross your path. Monday February 8th 2016 Chinese New Year is upon us again. No need to worry about it just yet, we will give you a heads up in plenty of time!

Wouter Savelkoul hails from Susteren, Netherlands, and is a senior sales representative for Emperor, based in its China office and manages accounts primarily in Europe & Canada. Aside from business development he also often takes out his pen USB and writes articles on Asian manufacturing, QC/QA, and anything else directly related to the promotional products industry.

Emperor Achieves PPAI Product Safety Aware Status!

EmperorOpens in a new window, Green Lane, Pa., announced it has achieved Product Safety Aware status in the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Product Safety Aware programOpens in a new window. This means Emperor has met or exceeded the PPAI product safety training and education requirements.

The supplier has demonstrated its commitment to product safety by actively engaging its workforce and adopting a corporate culture prioritizing product safety compliance training and a commitment to continuing education.

In addition to PPAI’s Product Safety Aware Program, Emperor has Manufacturer’s Data Sheets available for all power banks upon demand. This means that the product is safe for normal intended use and has gone through strict quality control inspections to meet or exceed international requirements.

“Meeting the evolving product safety compliance expectations of the promotional products industry requires regulatory knowledge and an ongoing company commitment,” said Stephen Peters, CEO of Emperor. “We are proud to establish a proactive leadership position in the industry through our commitment to PPAI’s Product Safety Aware compliance program along with our commitment to our customers.”

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Now Your Music Dances with YOU! Bluetooth Equalizer Speaker Tube

This equalizer bluetooth speaker is perfect for your next employee gift project or premium gift basket. Watch the lights dance as the music plays through these powerful 10 speakers! Listen to music on the beach, mountain, and anywhere in between! Don’t limit music to your iPod, take it to the next level with music throughout your house or out on the trail! Rechargeable lithium battery ensures your music listening pleasure lasts for hours! Loud speaker output is 10W with a charging input of DC 5V. Normal charging time is 3 hours for a maximum of 12 hours playback time.

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