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Using Buttons For Social Distancing

One thing that we have learned so far from 2020 is the importance of taking care of ourselves and those around us. Not only mentally, but physically when it comes to taking health precautions. As a company, we have made it a priority to ensure that our employees are up to date on hand washing procedures, refrain from touching their face, and do not come to work if they are sick.

We encourage all of our customers to be safe, and our pin-back buttons can help remind others about practicing safe interactions during this time. With our buttons it is easy and quick to communicate to others that someone is avoiding direct physical contact, while avoiding awkward interactions or explanations. It will be much easier for their peers to respect their boundaries, as the visual message will be communicated even without being verbally mentioned.

Wearing a button stating that someone is practicing social distancing or not shaking hands is a clear non-verbal safeguard and is helpful when others may not necessarily want, or be able, to explain their situation. That way, there is no awkwardness and people are able to respect the personal space of others. This is not just relevant for the current pandemic of COVID-19 and the annual flu season, but also for those who may not shake hands or have other reasons for social distancing.

What is “Social Distancing”?

Social distancing is a term used to describe when an individual begins to distance themselves from social situations where groups of people may congregate. This includes activities like attending sports games, going out with friends to restaurants, or going to the movies. In our home state of Arizona there are currently recommendations to cancel or postpone mass gatherings of over 50 people, and the President of the United States has recently advised avoiding groups of over 10 people.

It is important to note that social distancing does allow for essential tasks to be made, like buying groceries or going to work. The key idea is to keep a larger than normal space between yourself and your peers when outside of your home, and then remaining inside your home as much as possible. Avoiding situations where there are a lot of people in one area can help prevent the spread of illness, as there are fewer people in one spot for an illness to infect.

This button design helps declare that you intend to practice social distancing when away from your home, and will help others quickly recognize and respect your personal space.

Why are These Buttons Important?

Although flu season occurs every year, this season there is also a COVID-19 pandemic. Since flu season is annual, individuals do not always take caution when it comes to the health and safety of others. Consumers can be proactive by wearing the “I Don’t Shake Hands” and “Social Distance” pin-back buttons during this time to help prevent close contact interaction with others. These visual indications allow for quick communication without awkward explanations, and are an ideal impulse purchase item given the current focus on personal and public health in our current society.

What Type of Wearable Backings do You Make?

Traditional Pin-Back Button

Our pin-back buttons can be attached to nearly every piece of clothing: shirts, hats, or bags. The sizes range from 7/8” all the way to 6” in various shapes like rectangles, squares, ovals, and circles. This type of button backing is considered the traditional/standard backing.

Clothing Magnets

We offer several types of clothing magnet backings for our buttons, which suit a variety of situations. The first is a small round clothing magnet for our smaller sized buttons. Although small in size, they are powerful and will definitely stay in place!

The second is a clothing bar magnet that is excellent for larger buttons that may pull on clothing due to their weight. These magnets are also able to stick on surfaces that are magnetic, like refrigerators.

Bulldog Clips

Our bulldog clips can be easily attached to ID tags, which makes them perfect for anyone who does not want several buttons on your shirt.

Click here to see our full button backing lineup, and click here to see our past blog post about our backings for more details!

How Can These Buttons be Sold in Stores?

One way these buttons can be sold in the form of our button boxes. Our button boxes provide a quality impulse purchase for consumers, and are perfect for placing on your check out counters.

The MSRP is 3 for $5, or 1 for $1.99. These boxes are designed to have 88 buttons, with the attached backer card, per box. The backers of our custom buttons and boxes can be designed to your preferences. In the case of the “Help Stop The Spread” buttons, they come pre-designed, with a retail and fundraiser option to choose from. Fundraiser boxes, or FunD for short, help raise money for the CDC Foundation, which is working hard to stop the spread of COVID-19. If you have a favorite charity/non-profit you would like to raise money for, our FunD boxes can be customized with the organization of your choice.

For large volume orders, button boxes can also be customized with your company logos.

Where do these buttons come from?

We are proud that all of our products are made in the USA and have no foreign components. Everything from the metal button parts to the graphics printing is made in the USA, and every button is assembled at our facility in Phoenix, Arizona. All of our employees follow proper cleanliness protocol to ensure that your products are made to our high standards. We are always committed to providing you the best service, and work hard to ensure you are happy with your buttons.

We are also proud to be a Woman-Owned Small Business, certified by the WBENC. Check out our past blog post to read more about this amazing organization, and don’t forget to #BuyWomenOwned!

Let’s help spread awareness and limit the spread of this illness that is altering our way of life here in the USA.

Some people just feel uncomfortable saying they are socially distancing, and now they can wear it on a hat, jacket, backpack, purse or more so they don’t have to feel they are offending anyone. Help us all spread the word so we can limit the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery. As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series: Part 3 – Your Custom Button Order & Ordering Process

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Welcome to our FAQ Series Part 3: Your Custom Button Order & Ordering Process!

When it comes to the custom button order process, you may have a few questions. In our previous two installations of the FAQ Series, we discussed our products, turnaround times, production times, and shipping questions. You can read Part 1: Product Questions here and Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping Times here. This next part of our FAQ Series will be about button orders and the ordering process.

Can I Cancel My Order?

We’re sad that you want to, but you definitely can cancel your custom button order. If your order is cancelled before you approve the proof, you will receive a full refund. If your order is cancelled at any time after the proof approval, you will be billed for the work that was done up to the point of the cancellation. This includes all the setup, printing, cutting, and production fees.

Can I Place A Reorder?

Of course! You can place a reorder through our website or directly through us! Instead of the $29 setup fee you paid originally, we charge $5 to pull the art from our archives. The $5 covers the cost to pull your artwork from our archives and ensure that it is the proper graphic before going into production.

I’m Not Ready To Place An Order… Can I Get A Quote Instead?

Absolutely! All you need to do is either go onto our website and click on the Get A Free Quote Button and submit your free quote request, or you can give us a call or send us an email. We’d be happy to help you determine pricing for your custom button order. If you submit a quote request, it can take up to 24 business hours, so if you need your buttons in a hurry, it might be best to give us a call or reach our via email. To be able to give you an accurate price quote, we need to know what size buttons you want, the total quantity, when you need your buttons by, and the delivery zip code the buttons will be delivered to. We will gladly discuss our different options with you and put together a formal estimate after our conversation for you to have.

I’m Not Sure What Size Is Going To Be Right For Me, Can You Help?

Definitely! Our team of custom button experts can help you determine what size button will be right for you. In order to provide different size options, we will need to know what the buttons are being used for and what will be on the buttons.

If I Order Today, When Can I Get My Buttons?

This falls within Part 2 of our FAQ Series, however we do get this questions a lot when it comes to the ordering process. Our standard production time is 5 business days from the proof approval. We also typically ship we UPS ground, so shipping would depend on where your custom buttons are going. We are based out of Arizona, so anything going to the East Coast will typically take 5 business days with UPS Ground. If you need your buttons on a specific date, we can Fast Track the production, or expedite the shipping. Our Fast-Track production options include Same Day and 1-4 Day Production. For shipping, we can expedite the shipping as well. If you give us a specific in hands date, we will calculate out the best way to get the buttons to you on time.

I Placed An Order Through The Website, But I Need To Make Changes

No problem! Sometimes our customers need to add buttons to their order, change sizes, change delivery dates, or delivery addresses. We can accommodate that for you! If you are increasing your quantity, changing sizes, or the delivery date extra costs may be involved which we will discuss and approve with you before proceeding with production. To make changes to your order, the easiest way to do so is to give us a call or send us an email.

What Payment Methods Do You Accept?

We gladly accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, personal or corporate checks, and ACH transfers. If you are sending a check, it needs to be received and cleared before we can begin production. A delay in payment will also result in a delay in the production. This may also result in a delay in the delivery of your order. We do also accept Purchase Orders (PO’s). You must call to discuss payment terms if you are using a PO. If you are providing a PO, you may be required to fill out a credit application.

How Do I Place An Order?

There are a few different ways that you can place an order with us. You can place a custom button order by website, by phone, by email, or by quote request. If you are ready to place an order, one of the fastest methods is through our website. Our website will allow you to choose your size, quantity, and delivery date before checking out. If you have questions or would like help, you can reach out to us and we can help walk you through the ordering process. If you received a quote from us, you can also use that estimate to submit payment and we will turn that estimate into an order. We also have a few videos posted that shows how to go through the ordering process, linked here.

I Didn’t Receive My Coupon Code for 15% Off My Buttons

Oh no! We are sorry to hear that you haven’t received your 15% off coupon! Sometimes our emails go into the spam or junk folders or there could have been a typo. If you contact one of our sales representatives, they can help you get a coupon code. In order to provide the coupon, we will need your email address. Providing your email address will allow us to set you up in our system.

Questions?

If we missed any questions on this part about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat feature on our website (custombuttons.com). We are here to help in every step of your button order process, from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will feature topics on Button Artwork and Design. As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 2: Turnaround, Production, & Shipping

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Welcome back for Part 2 of our FAQ series! This blog will be all about our turnaround time, production, and shipping. Our last post featured Product Questions, which you can read more about here.

When it comes to turnaround time, production times, and shipping times, things can be a little confusing. Hopefully this answers some of your questions! If you still have further questions, we’d love to help! You can give us a call at (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or reach us on our website chat!

Let’s begin!

“Am I better off to get Fast-Track Production or Rush Shipping?”

First you need to enter in your quantity and delivery zip code and click the ‘calculate a price button’ on the ordering page. Then a calendar will pop up with dates that you can choose from. When you choose an earlier delivery date, the website will calculate the most cost effective way to get the buttons to you! Our button experts on our sales team also use this method to determine the best price for your delivery date!

If you have difficulties using the website, we are more than happy to give you a quote or help you! You can reach us by phone, email, or by chat to help you place your order. You can also check out our video here, that walks through the steps of placing an order and also talks about Fast Track and Shipping options.

“What do you mean by Production Time and Shipping Time?”

Production time is the time that it will take us to produce your buttons. Our standard production time is 5 business days for orders less than 10,000 pieces. If we finish your order sooner than standard production time, we will ship it out so you can receive your buttons early! When you have a Fast Track order, the Fast Track determines the number of days it takes us to make your order. We offer Same-Day and 1-4 day Fast Track production times.

Shipping time is the time is takes for your buttons to reach you once they leave us after production. Ground shipping times vary depending on how close or how far you are away from us in Phoenix, AZ. We ship with UPS and Fedex. Typically and each carrier has different transit dates and days they deliver on. We will ship your buttons the most efficient way possible to ensure your order arrives to you on the date that you need them by.

“What do you mean by turnaround time?

When it comes to the verbiage, turnaround time is the total time it takes to produce and deliver your buttons to you.

“Can I rush my order?”

Yes definitely! We offer a Fast-Track Service, which guarantees that your buttons will be produced the Same Day, 1-4 Day Production times, and we also offer expedited shipping options. Sometimes it takes a combination of the two to ensure that your buttons will arrive by your selected date. Unlike other button companies, our fees associated with our Fast-Track service are minimal. Beware of companies charging you up to 125% to rush your button order!

“I need my buttons tomorrow! Can you help?”

Absolutely! Here at Everyone Loves Buttons ®, we specialize in rush orders, and we offer a same day production and next day air shipping option on orders that are up to 2,500 buttons. If you are placing an order on our website, our cut off time is 11AM Arizona Time, however we can accept orders after that if you give us a call. The only catch to placing an order that needs to be delivered tomorrow is, everything needs to be approved by 1PM Arizona Time. This allows us enough time to produce and get your order out the same day.

“Do you ship internationally?”

Of course! International shipping can take a bit longer than domestic shipping depending on the country that the buttons are going to. We insure/declare all shipments for their actual ‘per piece’ value. This ensures that your buttons are insured when shipping out of the country. We try to make sure that duties and taxes are built into the cost of your shipping so you don’t have to worry about that. Costs are based off of the recipient country, and can change and you may owe more to receive your package.

“My buttons didn’t arrive the date that I needed them, what do I do?”

Our deepest apologies that the buttons didn’t arrive on time. We ship out every order so that it will either arrive on time or sometimes arrive early. We put our faith in our shipping carriers to deliver our products on time. Sometimes weather or truck issues can cause delays.

In situations like this, we start by contacting our shipping rep, whether it was with UPS or Fedex. From there we initiate the refund process for the shipping to be refunded. We will issue a refund for the shipping if the buttons did not arrive on time. If you do not want the button order due to the delivery being late, please send them back to us and we will issue a complete refund. We do not issue refunds for incorrect addresses provided or businesses being closed at the time of delivery.

“I need my buttons on a Saturday, can you do that?”

Yes! We offer Saturday deliveries, however you have to place the order directly through us (by phone or email). Our website is not able to calculate out a Saturday delivery. The delivery costs for Saturday deliveries are also typically higher with shipping carriers rather than a standard delivery date.

“I need my buttons in the morning on my desired delivery date, what do I do?”

The only way we can guarantee a morning delivery is if we ship Next Day Air or 2nd Day Air AM delivery. When packages are shipped Ground, 3 Day Select, and 2nd Day Air, the delivery time is by the end of the business day, meaning 4:30PM for businesses and 8PM for residences. Next Day Air typically has a delivery time between 10:30 AM and 12PM. AM deliveries are between 8 AM and 12 PM.

If we missed any questions on this part about turnaround time, production, or shipping, you can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com). We’re here to help in every step of your button order process from starting an order to shipping out your order.

The next part of our FAQ Series will discuss the ordering process, and other details pertaining to orders, so stay tuned for that next part! As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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FAQ Series – Part 1: Product Questions

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When it comes to ordering custom buttons, you might have a few product questions, and we are here to help! We do have an FAQ page, but your question might not be on that page, and that’s where our blog comes in! Frequently, we get calls, emails, and chats in regards to our products. We decided to create a FAQ blog series to answer some more of our frequently asked questions!

“I’m looking for a standard button size, what do you recommend?”

We carry over 21 different shapes and sizes when it comes to buttons, and that can be a little intimidating. Have no fear! Our button experts can help you through picking out the perfect size.

Our most common sizes are the 1”, 1.25”, 2.25”, and 3” buttons.Each size has different purposes, and we want to make sure that it will fit your needs! The 1” and 1.25” buttons are perfect for handing out. To show off a little flair, smaller buttons are often pinned to jackets, hat, backpacks, lanyards, and more.

The 2.25” round buttons are about the size of the top of a soda can. They often feature short catch phrases, pictures, and great for political candidates because they are a visible sized button without being obtrusive.

The 3” round buttons are highly visible, and are about the size of a baseball. We commonly see companies using this size as their silent salesman for new products or offers happening in stores.

If you are not sure what size would work best for your custom buttons, we can definitely recommend a size based on what you want your custom buttons to be for! We will ask questions about what you are using the buttons for and what you want to put on the buttons. Your answers will help us determine the best button size for your project.

product questions button sizes

*Not pictured is the 6″ round button.

“What kind of backing options do you offer?”

We actually have a page on our website dedicated to showing the different backing types to show what they look like. Currently we offer:

Standard Pin-Back Buttons

Clothing Magnet Buttons

Fridge Magnet Buttons

Bulldog Clip Buttons

Mirror Back Buttons

Bottle Opener Buttons

Zipper Pulls ®

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For information on each backing type, see our blog post here.

“Do you offer free samples?”

Yes we do! However, they are not custom samples with your design, just generic samples. Typically, people who are requesting samples are testing a few different things. They are testing our quality, determining what size would work best for them, and finally what type of backing they are interested in.

We make it easy too. Just let us know your name and ship to address, and we will send out the generic samples to you. We use bubble mailers with stamps to protect the samples. This, however, can take a few days to receive, so if you’re in a rush, this may not be the best option.

“What makes you stand out from other button companies?”

We have the highest quality and standards when it comes to our button products and customer service. We will work day and night (and weekends if needed), to make sure that we get out your order on time. Our highly trained staff ensures that your buttons are made with only the best parts and graphics during production, and our customer service team ensures you have the best possible experience with us. Our 4.9 Star Rating with Trustpilot isn’t for nothing after all! We strive to be able to help every step of the way.

Did you know that we are also a Nationally Certified Woman Owned Business (WBENC & WOSB) and a Certified Made in USA company? We take pride in the fact that we are woman owned and all of our products are Made in the USA. Our button parts are manufactured in Wisconsin and our button manufacturing facility and offices are located in Phoenix, AZ where we make all of our custom promotional button products!

“How can you sell such high quality buttons at affordable pricing?”

We buy all of our inventory in bulk, and have great relationships with all of our vendors. We offer the highest quality buttons in the industry. All of our promotional products are printed on a state of the art digital press. This allows us to print in the highest quality, clarity, color, and contrast. Our labor and our parts are all 100% Made in the USA! Our buttons are manufactured by skilled employees, and in a sweatshop free environment.

We are widely considered as the largest button company in the United Sates! You will get the best pricing (we have a best price guarantee), quality and service, when you choose to buy from us.

“What’s the different between flat back fridge magnets and clothing magnets?”

This is one of our most frequently asked product questions.

We offer two different kinds of magnets, those you wear (clothing magnets) and those you display (flat back fridge magnets). Clothing magnet buttons are made with a 2-piece magnet attached to the back of the button. This allows you to attach the button to your clothing without poking holes that are caused by our pinback buttons. The clothing magnet will either be a round 2-piece magnet or a bar 2-piece magnet depending on the size of the button.

Flat back fridge magnets stick to metal surfaces and are not able to be worn. They are called flat back magnets because we use a flat back metal part and put on a flat refrigerator magnet.

Clothing Magnets Examples

Fridge Magnet Example

You can always give us a call (623-445-9975), send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com), or on our chat on our website (custombuttons.com) if you still have questions about the button ordering process. We are here to help with your button order process.

The next part of our FAQ series will feature our Turnaround Times, Production, and Shipping Questions! We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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How to Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options

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This blog features different way your can wear your custom buttons and our other button backing options.

When you are creating or designing your custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail…how is anyone going to wear or show off their buttons? Most people choose the pin-back style buttons because that might be what they are the most familiar with. There are however, more than just that one way to wear a button or even display a button.

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Wearable Button Backing Options

Traditional Pin-Back Button

The standard backing choice is the pin-back button style, which allows you to wear your custom buttons with the clip of a jewelers pin.

A pin-back button can simply be fastened to a shirt, hat, or bag using the jeweler’s safety pin mechanism. Cool fact, the first design for a pin-back button was patented in 1896. Modern buttons are modeled after that patent in very much the same way! Patent holders, Whitehead and Hoag said, “My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide…a novel means for connecting the ornamental shell or button to the bar or pin for securing the badge to the lapel of the coat.”

While pin-back buttons may not seem like much of an invention, in 1896, zippers hadn’t even been invented! Early campaign buttons had to be sewn onto the lapel or worn as a pendant. So the pin-back button was quite the revolutionary product.

Today, the pin-back buttons is the most cost effective option for those who are on a budget. From sizes starting at 7/8” all the way to 6” with rectangles, squares, and ovals in between, there is a button size and shape for every need! To order standard pin-back buttons, click here!

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Clothing Magnet

If you’d rather your buttons not poke holes in your clothes, the bar magnet is a great choice! This small, powerful magnet is a fantastic backing option for larger buttons that might stretch clothes if they were attached with a pin. This back is also a great option for places that want to reuse their custom buttons amongst employees, or have a lot of buttons to choose from.

For instance, a fast food restaurant might order their custom buttons with a bar magnet, and just keep them all in a drawer in the main office. Employees can easily swap out the buttons each shift without poking dozens of holes in their uniforms. Our clothing magnets come in two different sizes, a small round magnet and a bar magnet.

Depending on the size of the buttons that you order is what size clothing magnet will be used for your order. Both are powerful magnets and even stick to magnetic or metal surfaces like refrigerators! To order clothing magnets, click here!

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Bulldog Clips

Bulldog clip backs look a lot like badge clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can easily be clipped onto a lapel or pocket so you don’t have to push a pin through your shirt. Bulldog clips are also great for attaching ID tags to lanyards. To order bulldog clips, click here!

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When choosing how your employees or customers are going to wear your buttons you have to figure out how they will be wearing them. If they will constantly be removing and putting the button back on, a bar magnet or bulldog clip fastener is probably a better choice because those won’t poke holes in their clothes. However the downside to those types of backings is, they can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom buttons on a budget the traditional pin-back button style might be a better choice.

Other Backing Options

Other than the standard pin-back buttons, clothing magnets, and bulldog clip backing options, we also have Zipper Pulls®, Fridge Magnets, Bottle Openers, and Mirror Backs. These backing types have some limited size options due to how they are made.

Zipper Pulls®

Zipper Pulls® are a 1” or 1.25” button that has a backing that allows it to be clipped to a zipper. They are an advertising tool for a variety of industries including sports teams, ski resorts, schools, trade shows, and more! They are a great way to show off your brand or create awareness. To order Zipper Pulls®, click here!

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Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are a way to show off your custom button designs on the refrigerator or a metal surface. The custom button magnets are made using the same production process, however the backing type parts are different. Fridge magnets use a flat back metal part or an unpinned back (depending on the size of the magnet button). This type of magnet is stronger and longer lasting than the flexible fridge magnets you would normally see. To order fridge magnets, click here!

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Bottle Openers

Bottle Openers come in one size currently, the 2.25” round. The backing is a black polypropylene plastic with a metal bottle opener. It also has a magnet to either hang your bottle opener up while it’s not in use or catch the bottle cap when opening the bottle! Bottle openers are great for breweries, gifts, or even advertisements for beverage companies! To place an order for bottle openers, click here!

Mirror Backs

Mirror Backs, like the bottle openers, come in one size the 2.25” round. They have a mirror on the back and your custom design on the front! They are great for people on the go.  It is compact enough to carry it in your purse or your makeup bag. So, you will never be without a mirror again. You can order mirror backs here!

Whether you, or your customers are planning on wearing your custom buttons or displaying your custom buttons with one of our other backing types, we are here to help! We can be reached by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com) or even by chat on our website Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM Arizona Time. Our team of button specialists can help you with quoting your project and determining the best options for you.

We are prepared to help every step of the way! As our Founder and President, Maura Statman, likes to say, “We’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!”

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A Year in Review 2019 Edition with: Everyone Loves Buttons®

Happy Holidays! Hanukkah has just begun this year, and Christmas is almost upon us. So we wanted to celebrate the holidays with a Year in Review. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing customers and staff. With that, we want to take a look at some highlights of this year and what our plans are for 2020.

2019 Highlights

This year we introduced a new product line, a new size into our product line up, and we went to our first trade show in several years!

Button Boxes

Our newest product line is called Button Boxes. There are three different avenues for this retail product: Custom Button Boxes, Support the Cause FunD Button Boxes, and Stock Button Boxes. Button boxes are the perfect impulse buy at checkout counters, from their button designs to their compact box. Buttons are hot nowadays and people love to express themselves, so what better way then to offer buttons at the checkout counters. From our clients in the Grand Canyon Souvenir Gift Shops to different gift shops in Maine, they have seen great success with their button boxes. People love picking up these little mementos of their time visiting. With Support the Cause FunD boxes, our customers donate a portions of their sales to a charity that is featured on the box. People are happy to donate and have a keepsake of their donation to pin to their hats, jackets, and more. If you aren’t looking for a custom box with your designs, we also offer a line of stock boxes, from locations, to holidays, to even our parental advisory line. Our stock buttons are a fun way for people to express themselves.

2.5 x 3.5” Round Fridge Magnets

Another fun way to express yourself or have a souvenir reminder is to check out our newest fridge magnet size: 2.5 x 3.5” Rounded Corner Rectangles. There is a animation/theme park mogul who has changed their square corner rectangles over to rounded corner rectangles for safety, and we decided to follow suit. The 2.5 x 3.5” rounded corner rectangles are great to feature high quality images like our friends at the Arizona State Parks. They feature different parks on their custom magnets that you can pick up at the different park gift shops!

Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show

Gift Shops and retail products is one of the reasons why we decided to attend the Souvenir and Resort Gift Show this year, hosted in Las Vegas, NV. When the final decision was made that we were going to attend, we had just a few short months to prepare ourselves. From planning to packing, to making sure that our show products were made, there was quite a lot to be done. We had to make sure that our marketing materials were eye catching and easy to read. We made sure that we brought along enough product samples, from custom buttons, to button boxes, to fridge magnets. When all of our product samples and marketing materials were made and everything was packed, it was finally time for the show!

We decided to be apart of a program that put retail buyers in front of us for meetings, which allowed us to pitch our product face to face. This allowed us to talk with those individual buyers and found out what their retail needs are. From there, we came up with different products that we thought would do well in their gift shops and retail stores. From this program stemmed organic foot traffic to see what we were all about. Over the course of 4 days we met people from across the United States, and even some from other countries. Each person we met was different from the last, whether they were interested in a particular button box, or wanted to order custom buttons, we were there for them! After the show was over, we packed up the car and drove home to sunny Phoenix, AZ.

Going to the Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show was certainly a unique experience for us. We met a lot of people and it was a great way for us to begin a working relationship with different buyers, especially having been able to meet face to face. All in all it was a great show for us to attend and we learned a lot.

2020 New Years Resolution

With 2019 coming to an end, we want to ring in the new year by working on our 2020 New Years Resolution. For 2020, there are a few things that we would like to do:

  • Shine a spotlight on some of our customers each month in the new year
  • Produce over 5 million buttons, clothing magnets, fridge magnets and more in 2020
  • Continue to provide legendary customer service and high quality products
  • Continue to offer our customers constant communication with us from our emails, to phones, to even our chat on our website.

We are constantly working with our customers and staff to be able to provide the best customer service and highest quality promotional products in the industry. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our customers and our staff. To our customers, we wish you nothing but joy as the year comes to an end, and to our staff, thank you for the countless hours and hard work you dedicate to us every day!

For all of your custom button product needs, from custom buttons, to fridge magnets, to clothing magnets, we’re here to help! You can use our website, custombuttons.com, to place an order, download button templates, get a free quote, or chat with one of our sales team! If you need help placing an order you can see our blog post about placing an ordering here. If you are not ready to place an order you can submit a quote request via our quote request form and we will send you back a formal estimate for you to review.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons®. May you know love, peace, and prosperity in 2020. And remember we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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5 Ways to Improve Marketing with Custom Buttons

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5 Ways to Improve Marketing with Custom Buttons

There are many tips and tricks to improve your marketing strategy from increasing your social presence to focusing on your customers. But what about ways to improve your marketing without having say a word? With custom buttons you can improve your marketing, and this blog will discuss 5 different ways to do so!

A Brief History of Buttons

Since the days of their inception, pin-back buttons have been a huge marketing tool. George Washington’s supporters had brass campaign buttons that said “Long Live The President” in 1789. Later presidential candidates such as John Quincy Adams and Abraham Lincoln won their elections with the use of these effective marketing tools against their opponents. Abraham Lincoln was the first President to have his picture featured on a button. That revolutionized the industry and introduced a new era of pin-back buttons which then included photos and campaign slogans.

Whitehead & Hoag, Founders of Buttons

The pin-back buttons that we see today, however, most closely resemble those produced by Whitehead and Hoag. Whitehead and Hoag are the oldest and largest button company of the early 20th century. They introduced a patented design that featured the use of celluloid over the button’s image to protect the image from age and weather and maintain the vibrant colors of the image. This is how standard buttons got the name celluloid buttons! With this new technique, button making and printing became cheaper which led to toy, candy, and tobacco companies using them as product promotions.

In the 1960s and 1970s, pin back buttons became an effective way to support a cause. Anti-war buttons and peace sign buttons picked up hype and became a huge marketing tool for those people who wanted to express their beliefs. To this day, people of all ages, are creating buttons to express their beliefs or support their causes.

It’s no wonder that buttons have carved a market in the advertising industry, even after being around for the last two centuries.

So let’s take a look on how custom buttons can improve your marketing:

1. Custom Buttons Are Walking Billboards

With custom buttons coming in a variety of different shapes and sizes, it’s no wonder that companies are using them as walking billboards for their customers. Whether it’s the company employee wearing a button advertising a sale, or a customer wearing the button with the company logo, custom buttons are everywhere. We see buttons on t-shirts, travel bags, and even on hats. Great buttons include a colorful design or slogan that attract attention for that company and are great conversation starters.

Check out our sample page here to see different examples of advertising buttons!

2. Cost Effective Method to Promote Your Business

Most button companies, like ours have price breaks for when you are ordering larger quantities. Buttons become cheaper the more that your order and the frequency that you order. Custom buttons are also long lasting handouts that can survive weather, time, and use. We’ve even, by accident, sent some of our own buttons through the washing machine and they’ve survived. So you don’t have to worry about your buttons not withstanding the test of time! By taking time to invest in great marketing materials, you will be able to garner the amount of attention you or your company is looking for!

3. Great Handout at Events and Trade Shows

Everyone loves custom buttons, whether it is at an event or at a trade show. Again, they are cheap item to bring to hand out. They make great mementos for the guests of the show or the event. There is a large audience of people that are moving from booth to booth at such events or shows. With freebies and giveaways, people are more likely to remember your company. People will even seek out your booth specifically because they intend to get the same button they’ve seen someone else wearing.

4. Multiple Custom Button Designs to Track Business Profits

This is geared towards retail stores and restaurants. When you are running different sales or promotions, you can have your employees wear different kinds of buttons. For example, if you have a sale on Women’s clothing and another on technology, you could have two different buttons made up, one for employees in the clothing department, and one for the employees in the technology department. The products are run up at the register and you are able to track the different profits based on which product is purchased. You can also measure using buttons as your silent salesman versus no buttons and see how the sales increase. This ties back into Number 1. Custom Buttons are Walking Billboards.

5. Customization is Key

With pin-back buttons, anything is possible. You could have your brand logo or slogan on a button in a multitude of sizes and shapes. You can also use buttons to promote a new product or an upcoming event. By being able to put whatever you want on a custom button, the sky’s the limit. Custom buttons can come in round, square, rectangular, or even oval forms depending on the needs of your business. They also have no limitation on what you can feature on the buttons from creating a personal memento to advertising different product such as food, clothes, or the latest sale.

Remember not every button manufacturing company is created equal, so it is important to do your research on which company has the best service and quality. By taking time to research various button manufacturers, you can figure out which of them is the right fit for your custom button needs. Remember, paying a little bit extra for a quality button will be well worth it in the long run. It’s always best to compare costs, with production times, along with the quality of the products you are ordering. Make sure to read the customer reviews, and if you have time, even ask for samples before buying!

About Us

Here at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc®, we have seen all kinds of buttons from personal to corporate. We love to see each unique design, and are able to help you with your own design. This allows us to ensure that your own custom buttons are perfect. We offer 21 different shapes and sizes from 7/8” round to 6” round and 1.5” square to 2.5 x 3.5” rectangles and a range of sizes in between. Each order is unique and special and we treat everyone that way. Whether it’s your first time ordering with us or your 20th time, you will receive the same customer service, quality, and attention every time. We’ve been in this business for over 20 years, and know a thing or two about creating the perfect custom button.

Questions or Need Help?

For a free custom quote or if you are ready to place an order, you can do so through our website: custombuttons.com, by phone: (623)-445-9975, or by email: sales@custombuttons.com. Our team will be able to help you with any questions you may have. We can give you a price quote, or even help you place your order. We take pride in truly being there for our customers every step of the way, and remember we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®.

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Thankful for You: Cyber Monday Deal & Thanksgiving Recipe

In the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to say a big thank you to all of our customers. Without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we love every day, and that’s making custom buttons. We love to see each and every design, because no two button designs are alike, and it’s amazing to see what our customers come up with every day. From Happy Birthday Buttons, to promotions going on in stores, we love to make our customers buttons.

 

We’re thankful for our employees who work tirelessly to ensure that all our button orders go out on time. From our sales department, to our shipping department, we are all here for our customers. We strive to achieve customer satisfaction even if that means working late nights and weekends when needed.

 

To share our thanks, and since we are going to take Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday off to be with our families, we are going to be running a Cyber Monday Special. $59.99 for 100 1.25”, 1.5”, and 2.25” buttons. This includes artwork and shipping. You’ll have to call us directly (623-445-9975) or send us an email (sales@custombuttons.com) to get this special one time deal. This is cost is only for the buttons, art, and ground shipping, if you would like the buttons faster than our standard production time (5 business days from the proof approval) and ground shipping (1-5 business days depending on your location), we can apply the difference in costs for a fast track option depending on when you need your buttons by. This offer is for December 2ndonly, so jump on it while you can and spread the joy of buttons!

 

As an added bonus, here’s a recipe we are dying to try this Thanksgiving, courtesy of PopSugar.com and The Two Bite Club blog.

 

Cinnamon Butter Baked Carrots

Ingredients:

  • 15 carrots, peeled and stems removed
  • 1/3 cup of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher sale
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • Bushel Fresh Parsely Chopped (optional)

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
  2. Clean Carrots and arrange in a 9” x 13” baking dish
  3. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. While the mixer is running, slowly add the boiling water and orange juice.
  4. Pour the mixture over the carrots and cover the dish with aluminum foil. Bake for 90 minutes.
  5. Remove the foil and transfer carrots to a serving platter. Drizzle carrots with the melted cinnamon butter from the baking dish. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

 

Thank you for being the best customers around, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and a Happy Holiday season. For all your custom button, clothing magnet, and fridge magnet needs, check us out at CustomButtons.com, and remember we’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

National Button Day

Today is National Button Day and it is a fun holiday to celebrate buttons that are used on clothing, ornamentation, or as fasteners on November 16th. These types of buttons are different from the ones that we manufacture here at CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons Inc ®, but we wanted to share because we love all types of buttons!

The first clothing buttons have been found in the Indus River Valley, China, and Ancient Rome. The oldest known button, dating 5000 BCE, was made of curved shell and for in the Indus River Valley.

Buttons that function as fasteners and buttonholes didn’t actually come into popularity until around the 13th Century in Germany. As they gained popularity throughout Europe, button composition reflected the popular materials of the era in which they were made. Today buttons are most often constructed out of hard plastic, metals, seashells, or wood.

Collecting buttons started to become popular in the United States, and from that popularity sprung up The National Button Society, which was founded in 1938. The members vary from people having buttons in containers, casual collecting, and even competitive collecting. The National Button Society focuses on educational research and exhibitions, the publication of materials about buttons, and the preservation of the importance of buttons.

If you’re an avid button collector, you could easily become a National Button Society Member, and even see if there are any button societies in your own state. There are also museums that feature button collections such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Smithsonian Museum, the Waterbury Button Museum, the Keep Homestead Museum, and even the National Button Society’s own online button gallery.

To celebrate you could visit a museum, whether in person or virtually, wear something with buttons, share your collection with other enthusiasts, or you can make a craft with buttons.

If you ever need pin-back buttons, wearable clothing magnet buttons, fridge magnet buttons you can check out our samples page for inspiration to create your own custom buttons! We have an in house art department that can help your custom button dreams become a reality, and our sales team is here to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after the ordering process! You can contact us Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PM Arizona Time, by phone (623-445-9975) and by email (sales@custombuttons.com).

Remember, we’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

How to Order Custom Wearable Magnetic Buttons

In this blog we are going to discus the different steps on how to order wearable magnetic buttons.

Starting Your Custom Wearable Magnetic Button Order

Starting from our homepage CustomButtons.Com, the fastest way to start an order for wearable clothing magnetic buttons, is to click on the Order Now Tab.

Next you will click on Wearable Magnetic Buttons.

Choosing Your Magnet Size

You will be directed to a page featuring our different shapes and sizes that can accommodate our wearable clothing magnetic buttons. For custom wearable magnet buttons, we currently carry 15 different shapes and sizes, anywhere from 1.25” round buttons to 1.75” x 2.75” ovals. When you decide on what size wearable magnets you are looking for click on the size displayed.

What Our Clothing Magnetic Buttons Look Like

Unlike our pin-back buttons, our magnetic buttons do not have a pin in the back, and have a two-piece wearable magnet that will not puncture clothing.

You will have to click on the button size you want to order to be directed to the ordering page for that size.

Clothing Magnetic Button Ordering Page

Quantity

Like our other ordering pages, the quantity automatically populates at 100. Our minimum is 5 buttons (per art version), but you can enter in any quantity.

Artwork

After entering in your quantity, you will upload artwork. Click on the Choose File button and select the image that you want to upload. Please note that you will not see an image of what you uploaded, we send a digital proof after the order is complete.

Additional Information/Comments/Notes

If you do not have an image to upload, you can describe out what you want in the Additional Info section. You can specify colors of the background, text, font styles, and even the layout of your design. Our in-house graphics department will put together a digital proof for your approval. We do not go into production until you approve that proof.

Delivery Zip Code/Calculate Price & Delivery Date

After entering in any comments you may have for your order, you will enter in your delivery zip code and then click Calculate Price & Delivery Date.

Choosing Your Delivery Date

A calendar will pop up which allows you to choose your desired delivery date. The date that automatically populates highlighted in black is our standard production time and delivery date. Our website will calculate out the Fast Track or Expedited Shipping costs for you to receive the buttons on that date.

You cannot choose a date on the weekend or a greyed out delivery date. If the date you need you buttons is greyed out, you can contact us to see if it is still possible for us to the order directly. (In some cases we can.) Next step is you will click on Add to Cart.

Adding Your Magnets To Your Cart

If you have multiple art designs, you will have to repeat the ordering page steps until all of your designs are in the cart. (If each design is the same size and over 50 in quantity, we can give total quantity pricing if you reach out directly to us.) The website is not currently able to do total quantity pricing. You can add another product to your cart by either clicking on the Product Name (if you want the same size) while in the cart, or going to the Order Now tab and clicking on Custom Buttons.

After adding your buttons into your cart, you can continue shopping, enter in a discount code, change your set up option, or continue to check out.

Your Cart

Discount Code

You can sign up for our newsletter to receive 15% off your buttons in your first order. We will also periodically send coupon codes for sales we are running through our newsletters.

Choosing Setup Option

In the setup options, you can choose from Camera Ready Art, Full Service, or Reorder. See our BLOG POST on choosing the right artwork option for your order. (If you are ordering fewer than 50 buttons, the setup fee is waived, so you will not see that cost in the cart.) We send digital proofs with every confirmed order whether you choose the full service, camera ready, or the reorder set up option.

Next you will click on Proceed to Checkout to continue the checkout process.

Proceed to Checkout

Checkout Page

On the check out page is where you will enter in your information.

Entering in Billing Information

In the Name and Address section, you will enter in your billing address for the card that you input in the step before.

Different Shipping Address?

If your billing address is going to be different from your shipping address, uncheck the box that says Ship to this Address.

Another section will appear for you to enter in your shipping address.

After all of your information is filled out, then you can click place order now.

Placing Your Order

The page may take a minute to process, so please do not click back or refresh. When the order finishes processing you will get a page that thanks you for your order, provides you with your order number, and lets you know our next steps in your order process. You will also get an emailed copy of your sales receipt. (If it is not in your inbox, you may have to check in your spam or junk folder.) Feel free to reach out to us, if you did not receive a copy of your sales receipt in your email.

If you have any questions on how to order your custom wearable magnetic buttons, or need help, feel free to reach out to us by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com). We are in the office Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (Arizona Time). Our capable staff can assist you with placing an order, graphic design, button quotes, and any questions that you may have. We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons!

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