Frequently Asked Questions

  1.   How do I place an order?
  2.   How do I find products I'm looking for?
  3.   What if I don't see the products I'm looking for?
  4.   How does A Better Idea! accept payment?
  5.   Do you have any sales or specials?
  6.   How long does it take to receive my order?
  7.   My event is less than two weeks away!! Can you still help?
  8.   How do I prepare my artwork so you can reproduce it?
  9.   Can I specify which ink colors to use?
  10. Can I specify which fonts to use?
  11. How will you ship my order?
  12. Why should I order promotional wearables?
  13. I can't decide. Do you have any ideas?

How do I place an order?
You can place your order request via our toll-free phone, email, fax, mail, or view our "How To Order" Page. All order requests will be confirmed by PHONE and a faxed order form confirmation will be faxed to you. More detailed information is available from our 'order' section of the site. Your order is not placed until your completed authorization form is faxed back to us confirming all pricing, shipping and payment information.

How do I find products I'm looking for?
You can find products on our site by clicking any link in the product guide in the left corner on the home page, or by clicking our 'search products' section of the site.

What if I don't see the products I'm looking for?
A Better Idea has access to thousands of products! Our site is merely a sample of what we have to offer. If you're looking for something specific, looking to find items to fit your theme, or just don't see quite what you're looking for on our site, give us a call toll-free at 800-520-1691 or e-mail us. We'll be glad to offer suggestions.

How does A Better Idea! accept payment?
A Better Idea accepts payment via credit card or check. If it is your first time ordering from us, or if you have more detailed questions, click here to read our payment terms. All orders over $500 require payment by check.

Do you have any sales or specials?
Yes! We offer many sales and specials on a regular basis. Check out our 'specials' page. We try to update our site as much as possible with online sales flyers.

How long does it take to receive my order?
It can vary depending on the products you order, but most products from A Better Idea will ship within 10-20 working days from the time the order is placed complete. We do offer rush service on many items. Call or email us for details.

My event is less than two weeks away!! Can you still help?
Yes! Call us! Now! We offer rush service on many of our items. The best way to avoid any time delays is to have as much detail about your order together when you call. You must have artwork ready to email of FedEx to us!

How do I prepare my artwork so you can reproduce it?
You can prepare your artwork in several different ways. The best way to insure your design is replicated correctly is to also send a printout via fax so we can check it against your electronic file. To read more about our artwork guidelines, click here.

Can I specify which ink colors to use?
If not specified, we will use industry standard colors. If your design requires a specific ink color, please specify a color using the Pantone Color Matching System (PMS #). While every effort will be made to match the requested color as closely as possible, we cannot guarantee exact color matches due to the nature of the printing process.

Can I specify which fonts to use?
Yes, but you must provide A Better Idea with the font. Keep in mind that certain fonts that are too thin or too detailed may not reproduce well. For questions about fonts, just give us a call at 401-841-5646.

How will you ship my order?
Our preferred standard method is on your own UPS account, although we can use FedEx Ground or UPS and add it to your charges. If shipping via an expedited method, we will ship UPS Air or FedEx Air. Shipping rates are pre-paid with your shipper account number or on your invoice. Please include your acct# on your order form.

Why should I order promotional wearables?
Promotional products & logo sportswear benefit small businesses especially because the initial cost ratio vs. the rate of response is much higher than traditional forms of advertising such as print and radio. Also, if your promotion is useful and handy, your recipients will use them for YEARS, whereas a newspaper ad, radio ad, etc. may be read/heard only a few times and may not illicit a response.

I can't decide. Do you have any ideas?
Yes! We have the experience and are the experts in promotional products. We have plenty of great ideas, good strategies, resources, and other wearables available. Just tell us about your event for a "better idea"!








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Auto & Truck Magnets | Awareness Bracelets | Awareness Magnets | Awareness Promos | Awareness Ribbons | Backpacks |  Badge Holders 

Baseball Caps | Beer Mugs | Boat Bags | Bottled Spring Water | Budget Mugs | Budget & Economy Totes | Business Card Magnets | Calculators

Calendar Magnets | Canvas Tote Bags | Car Magnets | Carabiners | Ceramic & Porcelain Mugs | Christmas Items | Class School Gifts

Clocks | Clipboards | Closeouts | Coffee Mugs | College Ideas | Color Paper Fans | 6 Pack Coolers | 12 Pack Coolers | Crystal Awards | Curved Acrylic

 Custom Gifts | Custom Shape Magnets | Drawstring Bags/Cinchpacks | Event Planning | Face Hand Fans | Flag Pens | Flag Pins Flag Wristband

Flashlights | Full Color Magnets | Full Color Photo Totes | Giveaways | Glass Gifts | Go Green| Grocery Totes | Hand Fans | Health & First Aid

 Healthcare Magnets | Highlighters | Insulated Cooler Packs | Insulated Totes | Key Lights | Key Tags | Lanyards | Lapel Pins | Latte Mugs

Lucite Embedment's & Awards | Luggage Tags | Lunch Pack & Bags | Magnets | Mouse Pads | Mugs | Mug Gift Sets | New and Unique

 New Logo Products | Note Pads | Obelisk Acrylic | Oil & Gas Gifts |Ornaments | Paperweights |Patriotic | Patriotic Paper Fans | Pedometers

Pens | Photo Frame Magnets | Photo Mugs | Pink / Breast Cancer Fundraising | Political Hand Fans | Promo Products | Quick Ship & Rush

Real Estate Magnets | Recycled & Organic Bags & Totes | Schedule Magnets | Silicone Bracelets | Sitemap | Sports & Bike Bottles 

Sports Magnets | Sports Related | St Patrick's | Stainless Steel | Star Awards | Stock Shape Magnets | Stress Balls | Summer Fun

Sunglasses |  Support Troops Bracelets | Table Covers | Tape Measures | Technology | Tee Shirts | Travel Mugs/Tumblers

 Toolkits | Watches | Wedding Hand Fans | Wine & Glassware

A BETTER IDEA! provides promotional product ideas and logo printed giveaways that creatively promote your company. Unique advertising gifts that “remain to be seen” over and over. Cool products for hot business promotions, conference favors, and tradeshow handouts!


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