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Fidget Spinners Affecting Bearing Prices

Fidget spinner craze is experiencing an overwhelming demand that suppliers are finding it hard to cope with the effects .It’s no wonder some manufacturers of important accessories of the toys like ball bearings are charging exorbitant amounts so as to keep up with the demand.

Reports from The New York Times say that Asian companies are hiding ball bearings in anticipation of more price increase, while charging up to 50-200 above the normal prices. For instance, a Portland, Oregon based company was forced to bring lots of cash to china factories so as to have the orders considered.

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Prime was the first company to commit to the spinners simply because of early planning. They were able to have many factories produce for them. Jeff Ledere, CEO of prime line says that their inventory gets replenished every moment and there are no stock outs, despite high rising demand every day. Jeff adds that they have heard stories of ball bearings shortages elsewhere but not in Prime.

In an interview with The New York Post, Zing stated that they had to hoard and buy bearings in bulk so as to deal with sudden change in bearings prices. Zing continues to say, “Factories would tell us that they don’t have bearings unless you want to pay more “.He says this forced them to change and come up with new tactics to survive the situation.

An online sports merchandiser by the name Fanatics, reported that they saw their sales increase rapidly up to 1000 percent with rise in demand for bearings. This was based on the fact that sports fans wanted to get their hand on with their favorite team logos.

Fanatic’s president of Merchandising Jack Boyle again reported to The New York Post that they can see the trend continuing through the holidays and back to school season.

As this situation persists, the suppliers and distributors of promotional materials for fidget spinners are supposed to take notice of the price hike and make right adjustments in their factories so as to ensure their products reach end users as expected.

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Politician’s Fidget Spinner Raising Money

Politics is a major social as well as a community issue that has both positive and negative effects. The key players in politics are the people seeking fresh elections as well as re-elections. Arguably, the politicians do all that is possible to either get to the office or retain their political positions.

The activities that the politicians undertake during campaigns require funding. In the past years, politicians have been using unique items on funding their campaigns. Some of the products that have lately been used can clearly be seen in the last year’s race to the white house.

In a move to enhance political careers, Randy Boyd has has invested in a promotional fidget spinner which he is offering on his website. You are required to donate 5 dollars on his website which in return earns you a red fidget spinner toy. The merchandise comes branded with the logo of the candidate at the center. The logo plays a major role in spreading the campaign for the candidate. The major advantage of this strategy is that the candidate does not need to engage in physical, political tours.

Evidently, the move has earned the candidate a major political mileage. There are high hopes for the candidate’s race to clinching the governor’s seat. The productivity of using printed fidget spinner toys will clearly be evidenced in the year 2018. This is when the elections will take place in the month of November. This will either see the Candidate dance to the victory tune or the opposite. The prospective Governor has vast confidence and believes that he has invested enough for the position.

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Cops Want Their Own Fidget Spinners

The 1934’s were filled with Shirly Temple Dolls, a time when they were all the craze. Later, the Stars Wars figures started to fly off the shelves, followed by Transformers in 1984. Now, years later, fidget spinners are the new mania. Over six months, total revenue from fidget spinners has increased by 3.8%, resulting in over $3.2 million made over six months. That has beat almost every small, plastic toy ever created.

The Bradenton Police Department USA is now looking to join in with the community and share the enthusiasm for the new toy. They want to spend about $2,000 on purchasing up to 1,000 fidget spinners with a customized twist by adding the ”BPD” ( Bradenton) logo into the promotional fidget spinners. They decided to advertise themselves as a fun community where as much as they may help, spending time with their local residents is also something they choose to do, rather than have to do. After the fidget spinners start to take popularity in Bradenton, the police department is considering purchasing more fidget spinners

A BPD inter-office announcement on Wednesday’s city council mentioned that the new plastic toys, ”have become a popular toy and have been advertised as a way for students to focus nervous energy into the toy, rather than violently and verbal”.

The message addressed to police Chief Melanie Bevan conveys that the new fidget spinners will be used for both fundraisers to benefit the department’s Explorer Program and as a community method to outreach to them in times for help.

The message says, ”All money gathered from the sale of fidget spinners will be used to support the needs of the Explorer Program associated with the Explorer Program include equipment, competitions, and training,”.

The fidget spinners will be used for a number things:

– Promotional fidget spinners used to promote the police department

By allowing the community to know that the fidget spinners the Bradenton police department is distributing are to help people gain knowledge of their services, more people will be aware of the selfless community willing to help anytime, anywhere.

Fidget spinners will be given away to attendees during upcoming community events

By allowing the community to see how the police department is not only giving the fidget spinners away to children and teenagers but to adults as well, it encourages more people to join the fundraising campaign and support the cause.

Using fidget spinners as common interest to interact with students

Most students will purchase these fidget spinners. There are studies that show if something is advertised on social media constantly, the mind’s subconscious will decide that it should own that object; in this case, a fidget spinner. Either that or child’s friend’s group will most likely own fidget spinners, which motivates him/her also to have one.

Creating positive experiences for anyone of any community policing program

By having a source of entertainment for a low price will create positive experiences for anyone. This will only encourage the community to have trust in the police department for being able not only to help their town but to provide humanly relaxations and comfort for anyone.

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Fidget Spinners – Hottest Promo Items?

Fidget Spinners are new-in-the-market stress reliever toys that are taking the whole world by storm. These gadgets are designed for people who have a problem of focusing or who keep on fidgeting, by helping them to relax. Thus, they are ideal for use in the office, school and at home.

Something about Fidget Spinners have made them to cause the craze about them in the past only couple of months. It is either their effectiveness or their uniqueness and perhaps ability to cut across all generations, both the young and old. But what is certain is that Fidget Spinners are also the latest trend in brand promotion. Coming from billboards, classified space on digital and print media, brands have lately found another better space and now scrambling to have their fair share of space on these toys.

But how did Fidget Spinners become the hottest promotional Item?

They are Everywhere

A visit to majority of offices, schools, and homes will reveal a new toy that people are suddenly becoming obsessed with. It is the Fidget Spinner, which is apparently making their owners concentrate on their work or studies. This is indicative of just how these Fidget Spinners are effective to the point of making them move at a very high rate off store shelves. The trend is also very much clear online where if people are not talking about it in Facebook and Twitter, its use is being demonstrated in YouTube, or being traded in blogs and business websites. Well, what other combination of consumer behavior, other than what Fidget Spinners offer, makes an item desirable by brand promoters? Simply for its availability everywhere, marketers have found Fidget Spinners a perfect item for promoting their brands.

They are for all generations and can be customized

An essential element for being everywhere is that brands can customize these gadgets to the taste of their target customers. For example, a brand whose target is kids can order Fidget Spinners that are designed with kids’ features, such as rainbow colors, and then have their brand logo or name imprinted at the center of these toys. An example of a brand targeting kids with Fidget Spinners is Pokémon. The same way, brands targeting an older market, such as the working class, can order customized Fidget Spinners that match the needs of that group. Microsoft, Sea World, Goldman Sach’s and Tiffany’s, among others, are examples of branded Fidget Spinners found in offices and other markets for older people.