Enamel pins tick all the boxes for the ideal small swag. Pins are easy to produce, customizable to fit your brand and purpose, and, best of all, people love to wear and share their pins online and in real life.
Enamel pins are easy to ship and store
Whether you’re storing it at a conference booth or sending it to virtual event attendees, your event swag needs to be easy to handle and ship. Enamel pins are the perfect fit.
Trade show booths aren’t known for having ample storage. Big, cumbersome swag makes booth organization a nightmare.
An enamel pin is just one to two inches in diameter, so you can pack hundreds of them in a single, manageable box. It’ll slide right under your table, where you can grab a handful to hand out. Even better, the people who get your pins won’t have to figure out how to get them home in their overstuffed carry-on.
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When your event goes online, you may be sending swag to hundreds of attendees. You need swag that won’t burn through half your promotion budget in shipping.
A single pin like this amazingly detailed beauty designed by @kapowcast weighs in at an ounce or two.
You won’t find a promotional item that costs less to ship.
Enamel pins are inexpensive
There are situations when an expensive promotional product is called for, but when you’re giving swag to hundreds of employees or customers, it has to be economical. You can produce your own 100% custom enamel pin inexpensively and even cut the cost with a little pre-planning.
The production process for enamel pins makes them an affordable swag option, especially for a fully customizable product.
If, for example, you made knit products like Wanded Knit and Crochet does, you could make a pin that looks just like one of your hats without paying an extra fee.
Here are a few ways to keep the cost of your enamel pins as low as possible [add link to pin cost saving post]:
- Avoid extra shipping costs by ordering several weeks before your event
- Choose soft enamel pins which cost less than their hard enamel counterparts
- If you have several events that need swag, order pins in bulk to reduce the per-unit cost
Enamel pins are easy to order
When you’re organizing an event, you don’t have hours to dedicate to designing swag, even though you want it to be amazing. The enamel pin ordering process is just three simple steps, and you can start with just your logo or a napkin sketch.
First, upload your design. Don’t worry—WizardPins can take whatever type of sketch or drawing you have.
Next, review the proof. The proof is a digital image of what your design will look like in pin form.
WizardPins provides unlimited proofs for free, so you can be sure to get the perfect pin.
And finally, you receive your brand new pins, ready to be handed out to grateful customers.
Enamel pins are popular
Swag that gets forgotten in a drawer or tossed in the trash is a waste of marketing budget. Enamel pins have been popular for decades, even becoming sought-after collector items.
Enamel pins are an enduring part of pop culture. They’re featured in magazines, discussed by celebrities, and worn by every U.S. President since Richard Nixon.
Ewan McGregor sporting his “Time’s Up” enamel pin. Source
Even promotional pins that started out as company swag are popular. Collectors pay top dollar for many branded pins like this one from Apple that’s listed for $149.
Collectors then show off their pins online so that one promotional item may deliver years’ worth of marketing impressions for your brand.
Bottom line: you don’t have to worry about your enamel pin going the way of the fidget spinner.
Enamel pins have a flexible design
You can use your swag to show employee or donor appreciation, generate brand awareness, or spread a message. Enamel pins can take on just about any simple or complex design you need to do each job.
Check out the detail in this promotional pin created by the Guavette Shop.
Notice the unique outer shape, intricate interior details, and multiple color combinations. It’s hard to imagine fitting so much detail into any other type of small swag.
Enamel pins are worn and shared
The right swag can do double duty by impressing the person you’ve given it to and generating impressions from everyone else that sees it. Enamel pins are designed to be worn and displayed, making the owner happy and placing your brand in front of the people they encounter.
Enamel pins are a versatile fashion accessory people wear on clothing, hats, and bags.
That means your logo pin is more than a nice gift to a loyal customer. It’s a mini mobile billboard, introducing new people to your brand and message.
Your pin has another marketing swag superpower: it gets shared online. For example, Shopify recently held a virtual conference for their employees and sent out pins as part of a swag box [Shopify post link].
Without in-person gatherings, Shopify employees didn’t have many Instagrammable moments from the conference. Their pins gave them a photogenic focus for their employee’s posts.
Use small swag promo pins to reward employees, vendors, and customersSmall swag can do big jobs across your entire organization.
Use promotional pins to gain new brand fans, followers, and loyal customers. Recognize excellence from your team with employee award pins. And reward superior service from your vendors with a pin they can show off to bolster their reputation.