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We’re proud to be a Chicago Promotional Products Company

eLead Resources, Inc is proud to be a Chicago promotional products company.  Located at 314 W. Superior Street, we’ve been doing business in Chicago for over 10 years. We service our clients with the outstanding customer service and ultra competitive pricing. Being a Chicago promotional products company has its advantages because of the large client base right here in Chicago. To be a successful Chicago promotional products company you need to offer brand consulting, e-commerce and brand-stores, branded merchandise, promotional apparel and warehousing and fulfillment. We are MBE certified, we have rush service capabilities, are committed to sustainability, have the ability to manage and assist with large corporate events, we offer preferred vendor pricing and assign dedicated account representatives to each client.

Please allow us to introduce eLead Resources, Inc.

Please allow us to introduce eLead Resources, Inc. eLead Resources, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of promotional marketing products and brand consulting. We leverage our technology platform and extensive supplier network to help our customers save money, maximize budgets and achieve a new level of marketing effectiveness through promotional products. Our network of over 700,000 branded marketing products allow our customers to reach a wide range of potential and existing clients. eLead Resources assists our customers in building consistent brand identity practices and powerful brand management methodologies. Our services allow your brand to remain intact and visible to your client base.

Our capabilities include brand consulting, e-commerce and brand-stores, branded merchandise, promotional apparel and warehousing and fulfillment. We are MBE certified, we have rush service capabilities, are committed to sustainability, have the ability to manage and assist with large corporate events, we offer preferred vendor pricing and assign dedicated account representatives to each client.

We ingrain the notion into our staff that the promotional products industry is all about customer service. For the most part, all distributors source the same products from the same set of suppliers. Whoever can provide those products for the best price with the highest level of customer service, will be the ones who will survive. At eLead, it’s not just about providing our clients the products they are requesting. It’s about providing those products at the best price possible and working within a client’s budget to provide the best array of products without exceeding the budget.

Our primary competitive advantage is the relationship we have with our suppliers, and how that relates to cost savings and better customer service for our clients. Due to the large volume with spend with our suppliers, they award us end-quantity-pricing (EQP) on almost all products. This results in significant cost savings to all of our clients, new and existing. We have also implemented several cost reduction methodologies into our customer service strategy including ordering ahead of time and taking advantage of the free storage at our warehouse.

Why eLead Resources, Inc?

  • Preferred Vendor Pricing
  • Free Online Brand-Stores
  • Dedicated Account Representatives
  • MBE Certified
  • Rush Service Capabilities
  • Commitment to Sustainability
  • Large Corporate Event Solutions

Thank you for taking the time to consider our services, and we thank you for the opportunity!

To request information or a quote click here.

Request for Proposal Process RFP | eLead Resources

eLead Resources is very familiar with the RFP or request for proposal process. We have responded to many requests for proposals over the last few years, especially for branded promotional products. A branded promotional product request for proposal, or RFP, is a process in which we submit a full proposal to be a sole source provider of promotional products for a large corporation. A corporation will send out an RFP to a large number of people. They have a few weeks to disclose whether they intend to big or not. Once all the bidders are set, then you normally have a few weeks to submit your RFP response.  Once all the responses have been submitted, the sender will usually invite 5 or so companies for a final presentation. Once all the final presentations are completed, the company selects a winner.

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What is Direct to Garment (DTG) Printing? | Blog | eLead Resources

A direct to garment DTG printer is a large printer that prints directly on apparel. Its very beneficial because it allows the user to print just one piece of artwork on an apparel item without being forced to meet certain minimums. We use our direct to garment printer every day. Our direct to garment printer allows us to offer one-off apparel to our clients as a value-added service. This has been a major determinant of our success.

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Proud to Be a Minority Owned Business | Blog | eLead Resources

eLead Resources is proud to be a minority owned business. We are officially certified through the Chicago chapter of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. We are proud to be a minority owned business because doing so helps us, and other minority owned businesses, reach a new level of opportunities in the marketplace.

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Trade Show Giveaways Ideas | Blog | eLead Resources

There are many trade show giveaways ideas that can help attract trade show traffic to your booth. Promotional marketing products are by far the most popular trade show giveaways ideas. You want to make sure all of your contact information is on the trade show giveaways ideas. Water bottles a very cost effective trade show giveaways ideas because they are somewhat inexpensive, everyone uses them but they can also hold a lot of text and information such as your contact information and website. eLead Resources offers thousands of trade show giveaways ideas to our clients. Please contact us for a free quote on trade show giveaways ideas today!

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Cheap Promotional Item Ideas | Blog | eLead Resources

There are many cheap promotional item ideas on the market today. We offer over 700,000 promotional products to our clients every day. Here are some cheap promotional item ideas: pens, mugs, hats, tee shirts, fleeces, bags, phone chargers and stress balls. All of these cheap promotional item ideas can be branded with your logo. These cheap promotional item ideas  are a great way to build brand identity, or you can simply give these cheap promotional item ideas to your employees as a morale building gesture. Cheap promotional item ideas are also a great holiday giveaways to clients or employees. Whether you want to give cheap promotional item ideas to your clients or distribute them internally, eLead Resources is your one-stop shop for cheap promotional item ideas.

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Tchotchke Definition | Blog | eLead Resources

What is the definition of a tchotchke? What is the tchotchke definition? The definition of a tchotchke is basically a promotional product branded with a company’s logo. People often refer to promotional products as tchotchkes. Tchotchkes can be pens, mugs, apparel, bags or any other promotional marketing product. We offer of 700,000 tchotchkes to our clients brand with their logos. Tchotchkes come in a variety of colors, types and sizes and are great way to promote your brand and create brand awareness. eLead Resources provides a wide variety of tchotchkes to our clients every day.

What is a brand store or brand shop? | eLead Resources

A brand store is a ecommerce website that showcases a company’s brand materials. Most brand stores are categorized into various product categories such as; apparel, drink ware, tech and mobile, wellness, bags and totes, kids and infants, office and events and pens. Brand stores are a great way to showcase all the promotional products available for a specific company. We build brand stores free of charge for our contracted clients. We build our clients brand stores to showcase all of their promotional products and then sell them to employees or anyone else interested in purchasing branded promotional products. But our brand stores also have another function, they also allow us to communicate with our clients. All of our brand stores have a “Custom Request” page where customers can request brand promotional items not currently seen on the website. They also allow our clients to distribute promotional products for certain internal events and trade shows.

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eLead Value Proposition Statement

At eLead Resources, we ingrain the notion into our staff that the promotional products industry is all about customer service. For the most part, all distributors source the same products from the same set of suppliers. Whoever can provide those products for the best price with the highest level of customer service, will be the ones who will survive. At eLead, it’s not just about providing our clients the products they are requesting. It’s about providing those products at the best price possible and working within a client’s budget to provide the best array of products without exceeding the budget.

Our primary competitive advantage is the relationship we have with our suppliers, and how that relates to cost savings and better customer service for our clients. Due to the large volume with spend with our suppliers, they award us end-quantity-pricing (EQP) on almost all products. This results in significant cost savings to all of our clients, new and existing. We have also implemented several cost reduction methodologies into our customer service strategy including ordering ahead of time and taking advantage of the free storage at our warehouse. By ordering in bulk, our clients get a better per unit cost on the initial purchase.

Why eLead Resources, Inc?

  • Preferred Vendor Pricing
  • Free Online Brand-Stores
  • Dedicated Account Representatives
  • MBE Certified
  • Rush Service Capabilities
  • Commitment to Sustainability
  • Large Corporate Event Solutions
  • Rebranding Strategies
  • Graphic Design Services
  • Detailed Reporting CapabilitiesThank you for taking the time to consider our services, and we thank you for the opportunity!

To request information or a quote click here.

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