Deal toys are gifts that commemorate the closing of a business deal. They also showcase the work of bankers and can attract future clients. They are typically given out by members of the banking industry and can range from the simple encasement of a tombstone ad to a more elaborate, customized piece. The cost of a deal toy varies and, if allowed, can become quite expensive. Luckily, there are ways to keep deal toys within your budget. Here are a few tips to help you keep the costs of your deal toys from getting out of hand.
The Bigger the Size, the Bigger the Price
Deal toys have evolved from the simple encasement of tombstone ads to complex displays. While deal toys that are larger in size may turn heads, they also require more money. As a general rule, the more square inches the toy, the more it will cost. On average, deal toys tend to be no larger than a grapefruit.
Adding features to a deal toy sets them apart from the others. The materials used, printing methods available and texting options make it easy to create a customized piece. While Lucite is a common material for deal toys, wood, metal and glass are some of the other materials available for use. Air brushing and 3D laser engravings are some of the printing options available. It is important to keep in mind that the more ornate the deal toy, the more expensive it is to produce.
Shape and Number of Pieces
Using a standard shape for your deal toy is another tip to staying within your budget. Standard-shaped deal toys are typically less expensive. These deal toys require less material and labor to produce. Using a standard shape does not alter the quality, or limit the creativity of the deal toy. Ordering in bulk helps to decrease the overall cost of the deal toy. Larger quantities tend to have a lower cost-per-piece. Typically, there is a discount on the cost starting at orders of at least 25 pieces.
Deal toys are a great way to memorialize the successful closure of a deal. They vary in style from the basic encasement of a tombstone ad to larger, more ornate designs. While creativity is often desired for deal toys, it is important to remember that the more ornate deal toys will impact your budget.