We Are All in It Together: Making “It” Happen From a Manufacturer’s Perspective

For those that do not know me, I am one of the co-owners of the supplier, Toddy Gear. Our current business is manufacturing USA made masks in our factory in Illinois. 

Running a manufacturing facility in these times is especially difficult. Not only do we have to provide a safe environment for our employees by taking temperatures and blood oxygen levels daily. We monitor their health, create social distancing workstations, and wipe down all workstations and surfaces countless times daily, and in addition to this, we have to produce our distributor’s orders. 

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Virtual Meeting Best Practices

For everyone out there working from home and missing that face-to-face interaction with your clients, using free services such as Zoom and Google Meet are excellent ways to stay connected. These services provide free video calling for small and large groups of people. If you have been hesitating, stop and give one of these services a try. It’s FREE!

It’s quite easy to use this technology to your advantage. Instead of taking your customer to lunch or coffee, see if you can have lunch or coffee delivered and present during lunch. Send them a sample kit and set up a virtual meeting to demo the items. If you are stumped on proper virtual meeting etiquette, take a look at these best practices.

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Building Loyalty with Self-Promo’s

We all believe in the power of promotional products, and that is why we love this industry. We know that keeping in front of clients is essential when things are going well. With everything happening right now, it is even more critical to remind clients that we are there to help them. 

Here are some out of the box ideas that make sending out self-promos and hosting virtual meetings to the next level.

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Build Your Kit

Smart brands build strong relationships with employees and customers—one of the best ways to do this is to use high-valued gifts that deliver brand messaging and utility. 

The most in-demand gifts right now are work from home kits, customer appreciation gifts, and thank you gifts that keep brands top of mind.

We have handpicked the most popular products to engage, assist, and energize the people brands care about most. 

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COVID-19 Update (3/22/20)

To Our Loyal Customers;

On Friday, March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that all Illinois residents must “stay-at-home” in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This order includes the closure of all non-essential businesses within the state until April 7, 2020. As a result, Toddy Gears Bolingbrook, IL production facility must close until such a time where we are allowed to re-open. During this time, several of our staff members will be working from home and are available to respond by email or phone to provide information on existing and future order inquiries. 

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