5 Ways to Boost Your Merchandise Effectiveness

5 Ways to Boost Your Merchandise Effectiveness

  Throughout my career in the branded marketing industry, people often ask me, “What’s good?” or “What’s a hot product?”. The general expectation is a one-size-fits-all answer. In some ways, a comparison might be asking a Car Journalist, ‘What car is good?’ The simple answer is, it depends. Are you looking for the wow factor? … Continued


Mastering Brand Consistency: From Print Design to Digital Marketing

It might be obvious, but the key to a successful brand is… successful branding. What do we mean by this? It means you need to master your brand’s visual identity, tone of voice and brand personality. Ask yourself, what do you want your audience to interact with? In this blog, we will look at how … Continued


What is a Vector File? (And what is a Raster File?)

If you’ve ever dabbled in the world of design or digital illustration, chances are you’ve heard the term “vector file” thrown around. But for those who are unfamiliar with this design terminology, you might be asking, what exactly is a vector file? And why is it so important? Today, we’re explaining what a vector file … Continued


End-of-Year Gift Ideas (12 Days of Christmas edition)

It’s almost that time of year again, when the shelves are filled with tinsel and Christmas songs replay in your head wherever you go. Which is why this year, we’ve put a spin on the iconic Christmas classic ‘12 Days of Christmas’, to inspire you with your End-of-Year employee gifting.  ‘Tis the season to spread … Continued


37 SWAG ideas for End-of-Year employee gifts

Get ready to explore practical and genuine End-of-Year employee gifts. If you’re on the lookout for fresh and innovative employee SWAG (Stuff We All Get) ideas, you’re in the right place. We’ve gathered an impressive collection of 37 gifts that will take your regular End-of-Year appreciation to a whole new level. Say farewell to mundane … Continued


4 Steps to a Successful Summer Gift With Purchase (GWP) Campaign

Ah, summer – the season of sun, fun, and fantastic campaigns! As we make our way out of Winter and the temperatures begin to rise, so does the opportunity to engage your customers with an exciting Gift with Purchase (GWP) campaign. Whether you’re a seasoned marketer or a small business owner looking to make a … Continued


Why Investing in Merch is a Smart Business Decision

In the world of business, making strategic decisions is crucial for long-term success and profitability. Among the myriad of marketing options available, one avenue stands out as a smart choice — investing in merchandise.  In fact, 70% of brands consider promotional products mostly or always effective in achieving marketing goals (PPAI). From startups to established … Continued


Top 19 practical drink bottles

Get ready to elevate your hydration routine with our collection of 19 practical drink bottle designs that effortlessly blend functionality and accessory. Say goodbye to boring bottles and embrace a world of refreshing possibilities. Discover some of the branded designs that really change the look and feel of a drink bottle — the creative designs that … Continued


3 SWAG packs your business needs

Life is full of milestones worth celebrating, and what better way to commemorate these special moments than with some SWAG? Whether you’re welcoming new team members, congratulating a graduate, or spreading joy for a momentous occasion, SWAG packs are the perfect way to make someone’s day. What does SWAG mean?  The modern and industry definition … Continued


How to make Instagram-worthy merchandise

Creating merchandise that is Instagram-worthy is an exciting journey that combines creativity, quality, and a deep understanding of your target audience. In today’s social media-driven world, having merchandise that grabs attention, inspires engagement, and looks fantastic on Instagram can be a game-changer for your brand.    So, let’s dive into the steps you can take … Continued


Why isn’t my merch successful? (7 ways to improve your sales)

Are you sitting at your desk, staring at your screen, wondering why you’ve had $0 sales on your merchandise? Thinking, ‘why isn’t this merch successful?’ Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many business owners and marketing managers have experienced the frustration of launching a branded product only to see it struggle to gain traction. But fear … Continued


The History of Merch: Who Invented Merchandise?

Merchandise captivates the world. It appears in all sorts of settings, from sports games to music concerts, even in supermarkets too. But where did merchandise come from? Who invented merchandise? Putting your face or brand onto a product and selling it? We’re going to uncover the history of merch and explore the amazing individuals who … Continued


Case Study: 3 Big Companies That Use Promotional Products

Promotional products have a lot of potential. That is why large corporations, medium sized enterprises and small businesses use promotional products to their advantage to increase sales. Particularly when you understand your target market and their needs, your promotional products will be valued and appreciated — your business will generate ROI on branded merchandise. We … Continued


23 tote bag designs that pop!

Graphic tote bags have become incredibly popular in recent years. They’ve made a comeback for obvious reasons; they’re versatile, practical and a fashion accessory too. Tote bags are ideal for carrying groceries, books, and other essentials, and their large size means that they can hold a lot of items. Plus, tote bags are reusable and … Continued


AS Colour: Branded apparel that’s designed to last

AS Colour has become a popular ‘go-to’ apparel supplier for branded merchandise here in Australia. It’s quite common to purchase apparel from a local retailer and notice the little AS logo on the apparel tag. Why has AS Colour become so successful in the promotional product industry (in Australia & New Zealand)?  The simple answer … Continued


5 Eco-friendly materials that are easy to source

Sustainability and eco-friendly products can sometimes be difficult to find, especially in the merchandise and retail world. There is hope though! Many industries are transitioning to using more sustainable products, materials and fibres and this is due to it being more accessible and costs becoming more affordable. Currently, Australians donate or recycle up to 210,000 … Continued


51 merch examples to inspire your next marketing campaign

Struggling to think of the next promotional product to produce for your brand? Luckily, we’ve created a go-to merch inspo list with merch examples from across the world.  You’ve done branded pens, branded tote bags and even branded caps — what else could you possibly do? Try thinking outside the box, or simplifying nailing your … Continued


Why good branding makes good merch

A strong visual identity can really make or break a brand. Good branding is essential to brands that want to stand out and grab the attention of their target audience. This is especially important when a brand is considering producing its own merchandise — these promotional products should emphasise the visual identity of the brand. … Continued


73 Promotional Products that will increase your sales

Choosing the right promotional products for your brand can be difficult. With so many options and products, you can sometimes get overwhelmed by catalogues. Our advice is to focus on what aligns best with your brand and marketing strategy, then make a decision. Products like these can be used as incentives for customer loyalty, as … Continued


Essential Stationery for Back to School

It’s that time of year, here in Australia, when the kids go back to school and all the adults go back to the office. Parents can finally get some peace and quiet while working-from-home, or enjoy some socialising in the office. As schools and businesses start the new year it’s the perfect opportunity to get … Continued


What is a Dad Cap?

This term has been floating around the internet for a while now — so what makes the Dad Cap so special? Well, what used to be known as the classic Baseball Cap has unironically turned into the Dad Cap. But why? I’ll tell you why. There is a right of passage to wear a branded … Continued


2022 Wrapped: Top 5 Promotional Products of 2022

It’s that time of year when we look back at 2022 and reflect on our top-selling promotional products of the year. This year has been a huge year for Good Things — not just in product delivery but also as a business. From opening new office locations to launching internationally and delivering more branded merchandise than … Continued


Vintage merchandise: What makes it last a lifetime?

If you grew up in Australia in the early 2000s then you most likely, definitely, remember these (now) vintage merchandise products. Every household would have some form of Vegemite or Nutella merch that lived in that corner cupboard of the kitchen. You’d get home from school and ask Mum if she could make a vegemite … Continued

Eco-friendly Merchandise_National Recycling Week

Why eco-friendly merch is a ‘must-have’.

This week is National Recycling Week and this year’s theme is ‘Waste is not waste until it’s wasted’. Here at Good Things, we see value in this year’s theme. Over the last couple of years, we have seen a steady increase of enquiries into eco-friendly merchandise products. This can include (but is not limited to) … Continued