One of the best ways to grow your race’s brand quickly is by offering runners the best swag possible. And nothing gets people posting on social media quicker than awesome custom race medals. Throw in some unique stickers for people to display on the back of their vehicle. And go the extra mile with challenge pins for runners who show up to multiple races.
These are all techniques some of the biggest race series use to build their brands. So why not take advantage of this for your local series? Below are some of the best priced options available, including custom race medals with no minimum order!
What You Need to Know About Custom Race Medals & Stickers
When looking for a place to order your race SWAG, there are a couple of things to take into account. Here are the main thing to be on the look put for:
When looking at pricing for custom race medals and stickers, make sure you don’t get hooked with a fake rate. Many places will show prices for larger quantities or will have high minimum orders as a way to get you through the design process then run up the price. Look for brands with transparent pricing.
Many companies require high minimum orders, sometimes between 50-100 medals. This can be expensive for smaller races. Especially if you want to test out medal designs. Or have multiple medals for different race distances. To save you some time, here is a site that has no minimum order custom medals. Make sure to check out their reviews, some of the best in the industry. And their partner website for custom enamel pins. Also no minimum required!
Another way some companies will hide costs is by passing on shipping costs to the customer. Make sure you go with someone offering free delivery with your order. Just be sure to get your design in at least a month before the race, every site will charge a bit extra for rushed shipping. Here is a link to a site with free delivery and no minimum on custom die cut stickers. With almost 5k reviews and a 4.9 rating you know they will get the job done.
Turn Around Time
Now this is the one that gets a lot of people. Some companies will offer good prices but can’t provide a quick turnaround time. Or will charge for a reasonable delivery time on your order. And even worse, some will make you wait months just to receive your product. And with the recent supply chain and shipping issues it’s only gotten worse. This is where checking reviews comes in, more in this below.
Ratings and Reviews
One thing I always recommend doing is checking the reviews of any company you plan on ordering from. This is one of the best ways to verify they are legit, and will follow through. The best place to find reviews will be google review and their trusted partners. Although not all online companies will have a google review location page. Many will have reviews from Google approved networks. A couple things you can do to find reviews include doing a google search with “the company name + Reddit” and checking their social media pages. I’m also a fan of checking their social media. Look for real comments and customer interaction.
There is no question the value custom race medals, stickers and swag can add to your race. They catch people’s attention, get people posting in social media, and sporting your race stickers on their vehicles. All of these impressions will help build your race’s brand and grow your turn out. Heck, there are a lot of people that will show up for the medal alone. So give them something memorable. Something to show off to their friends and tell everyone how awesome your race events are.
If you have any tips for race directors looking for custom swag, let us know in the comments below!