How Much Do Promotional USB Flash Drives Cost?
Last Updated: January 07, 2022
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In the last few years, USB flash drives have become a hot promotional item. They're perfect for corporate gifts and trade shows because they stand out as a high-quality giveaway. You can also use USB flash drives as a marketing tool by preloading them with content.
Promotional USB flash drives come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors, storage capacities and qualities. Choose plastic, wooden, metallic or even leather finishes. Have your logo printed or engraved. You can also choose from a wide variety of custom shapes - including wine corks, pens, light bulbs and credit cards.
Promotional USB Flash Drive Average Costs #
The price of a promotional USB flash drive depends on several factors: quality, memory capacity, style and design, and the size of your total order. Larger orders will come with a discounted per-item price.
USB flash drives are more expensive than most other promotional items. Generally, they cost anywhere from $5 to $20 each, with the most popular types falling in the $6 to $12 range. That includes both the device and the cost of adding your company's logo or design.
Below is a sampling of what you can expect to pay for a standard or basic swivel USB flash drive in various memory capacities. For smaller orders, expect to pay on the high end of each price range. Larger orders will be billed on the lower end of each price range.
*** 148 MB: $4 to $5
- 256 MB: $4 to $8
- 512 MB: $5 to $10
- 1 GB: $6 to $12
- 2 GB: $6 to $13
- 4 GB: $8 to $14
- 8 GB: $13 to $18**
Other Costs and Fees #
Occasionally, promo companies will charge a fixed rate for each USB device and then separate a flat rate for logo work and customization. Other times, the company includes logo work in the price of the device but charges a set-up fee for design work - usually $50 to $100. In that case, the price usually includes two colors. Additional colors will run extra.
Most companies have minimum order requirements. The minimum could be 25 pieces or it could be 500.
If you need the USB flash drives in a hurry, plan on paying extra for a rush order. Spending $50 extra might speed up the process by a day, while spending $250 extra could speed it up by three days.
Choosing a Promotional USB Flash Drive #
Price is not the only consideration when shopping for promotional USB flash drives. The cheapest USB drives are often poor quality, and handing out promo items that seem cheap or break easily reflects poorly on your company.
Get several quotes before you settle on a supplier. Be suspicious of any quotes that seem too good to be true. Buy from reputable suppliers who have a long history of satisfied customers.
If time allows, ask the supplier to send you a sample of the USB drive before committing to the purchase. Make sure it works well and doesn't appear flimsy. If there's a cap, make sure it fits well. If it has a keychain, make sure the chain doesn't break easily.