Plan ahead. Do not restrict the selection of items that you can produce for your next event because you left it too late to order what would really work well for you. Plan ahead and know what you want to do for each of your events coming up for the next quarter if not the whole year. Completely bespoke items need more planning and production time if they are being manufactured overseas and need to be shipped in.
Use an established company with a good reputation and sound financial standing. Make sure that you next perfect promotional product is not delivered because you chose to order from a company that sold its products only on price and not on any other services or benefits.