Wholesale Plaques

Common steps for buying wholesale plaques

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 20, 2014 | No Comments

With most businesses look for every opportunity to save money, buying wholesale, including wholesale plaques, is a great opportunity to keep costs under control while still showing appreciation for those who deserve it. Just like with many products, award plaques can be cheaper when you buy them in bulk.

But buying wholesale is not always as simple as it is with Presenta Plaque. For many retailers, buying wholesale means going through the following steps.

Step 1: Obtain Required Licenses and Registration

Often, a general business license is required to buy wholesale plaques. If you plan to sell the merchandise you have bought wholesale, you will be required to get a license to collect sales tax. You should check with the city, county and state in which your business is located to find out what licenses are required. The wholesale vendor will generally request your sales tax license before they sell you merchandise at a wholesale price. They do this to make sure you’re not a retail customer trying to buy wholesale. Additionally, this ensures that the wholeseller won’t be required to pay sales tax. You will also need to obtain an Employer Identification Number from the Internal Revenue Service which will be used instead of your social security number to set up accounts.

Step 2: Compare Retail Prices

In accounting terms, the difference between the retail price and the wholesale price is called “cost of goods sold”. Once you determine the average retail price of the merchandise you want to sell, it will set a benchmark for the wholesale price you seek.

Step 3: Select Wholesellers

You can look for wholesale vendors at tradeshows, online, through industry ads or by networking with other businesses that sell merchandise similar to what you will be selling. You should choose vendors based on the level of quality you require and the terms offered by the vendors. Terms you may want to look for include include:

  • Shipping costs
  • minimum purchase quantity
  • length of time you have to pay

Step 4: Arrange for Payment

When your first wholesale order arrives, you should be prepared to make least make a partial payment. The wholesale vendor may waive an upfront payment if your business’s credit is strong and you have excellent personal credit. You can also pay from loans, credit cards or your personal savings. With some wholesale companies, they may offer purchase-order financing, a type of loan that is short term but has higher fees than a bank loan.

 

There are many advantages to purchasing wholesale, especially wholesale plaques, so please talk to us about how you can benefit from Presenta Plaque’s wholesale pricing!

Most Impressive Awards Air Force Members Can Receive

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 30, 2013 | No Comments

The Air Force is a symbol of American pride and accomplishment, and those who serve are distinguished heroes. The Air Force offers awards so its airmen and officers can be recognized as such. There are different Air Force awards for various accomplishments, and each award stands to represent specific achievements worth recognition. Awards range from recognizing risk of life in extreme situations to awards for involvement in very specific circumstances. The five awards covered here are the least common and most difficult to achieve.

The Medal of Honor is the highest award granted by the Air Force. It is given to officers and enlisted individuals in the name of Congress to recognize those who distinguished themselves with “gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of their lives, above and beyond the call of duty, in action involving actual combat with an armed enemy of the United States.” This award is for those who managed the impossible in order to save those around them in combat. The medal displays the word “Valor” in bold above Lady Liberty.

The Air Force Cross is awarded for acts of extreme heroism during combat that don’t quite merit the Medal of Honor. It’s basically the Air Force’s version of the Distinguished Service Cross or the Navy Cross, being that it’s the second highest award and it represents gallantry and risk of life while in service, heroically in situations where the United States isn’t in direct combat with an armed enemy. The ribbon features a wide center stripe of baby blue with narrow stripes of white and red at the edges. It also features an eagle encircled by a wreath of oak leaves.

The Defense Distinguished Service Medal is awarded to high-ranking officers who offer extremely meritorious service. It is rarely awarded since it is granted to those with responsibility to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outstanding command in a Defense Agency, or for any other Joint Activities designated by the Secretary of Defense. This award features a center stripe of dark red flanked on either side by wide stripes of gold and medium blue on the ribbon and an eagle perched upon a stack of arrows on the medal.

The Silver Star is awarded by all branches of the armed forces to any person who, while serving in any capacity, is cited for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, or while serving with friendly forces against an opposing armed force in which the United States is not a belligerent party. The ribbon features a wide center stripe of red flanked on either side by a wide stripe of dark blue, a wide stripe of white, a thin stripe of white and a narrow stripe of dark blue along the edges.

The Legion of Merit is awarded to officers and enlisted men of the armed forces of the U.S. and on nationals of other countries “who shall have distinguished themselves by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services” since Sept. 8, 1939, the date of the president’s proclamation of the state of emergency that led to World War II. This crimson ribbon may be awarded for combat or noncombat services. In the case of American military personnel, if the award is for combat service, it is displayed with a combat “V.”

These five awards offered by the Air Force are only a glimpse at the full array of medals and honors granted, but they are the most impressive awards one can receive. Hopefully, the next time you meet a distinguished member of the Air Force, his or her award will not be foreign to you. Displaying such awards is a great honor, and Presenta Plaque can design the perfect plaque to help Airman, their families and friends celebrate the award to its fullest. When you create a celebratory plaque for a member of the armed forces, you’ll be a hero too!

Award Plaques to Give at the End of the Calendar Year

by Presenta Plaque | on Dec 10, 2013 | No Comments

The end of the year usually brings anticipation for a new year and a fresh start. Many people look at it as a time to reflect on ways to improve in the upcoming year. People create New Year’s resolutions for themselves and companies set goals for their employees and the business as a whole. A great attitude and positive energy is the perfect way to start any year, but let’s not forget that this is also a time to look back and appreciate all the hard work and dedication of the year that is now coming to a close.

Every day should be a time to thank those around us, whether they are family, coworkers or friends, but the end of the year and holidays bring a special kind of atmosphere that inspires most of us to say thank you. A plaque is an excellent way to tell someone, no matter who it is, that you appreciate their accomplishments, friendship, hard work or maybe that you simply want them to know you appreciate having them in your life. Here are some ideas for sharing the gift of a plaque:

If you know someone who’s had a rough year –a plaque is a great way to let them know that you admire their strength and persistence. A simple gesture of appreciation can mean a lot to someone who thinks their struggle and persistence have gone unnoticed.

New parents –New parents are an excellent reason to give a plaque. Parenthood, especially for first-timers, can be very challenging and in everyone’s admiration for the new baby, it can be easy to forget that someone is losing lots of sleep to keep that baby bouncing and happy!

That employee who always stays late –While there probably isn’t a specific award for this anywhere in the company’s handbook, the end of the year is an excellent time to reward those employees who always go the extra mile even when it isn’t expected of them. It can be incredibly satisfying – and motivating – for someone who feels their extra work isn’t recognized.

Your young student –While this may sound a bit atypical, there is a lot of hard work that goes into being a student. Between all-nighters, caffeine-fueled 20 hour days, and minor finals-induced panic attacks, it can be easy to forget that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A little pick-me-up before the big diploma can be a great way to remind your college student that, yes, you understand.

Mom and Dad –Last but certainly not least on the list are Mom and Dad. If you are lucky enough to have parents who never take a break from being supportive, whether it is a new year, end of the year or midway through May, a plaque is a perfect way to thank them for all that they do.

The end of the year is usually the time when one begins to reflect most, but it is important to never forget to appreciate those who make every year even more memorable than the last.

Happy Holidays to our Presenta Plaque family and we thank you for allowing us to be a part of celebrating those that are an important part of your life, this year and in many to come.

When is the Best Time to Give Award Certificates?

by Presenta Plaque | on Nov 21, 2013 | No Comments

When deciding to give out award certificates, the first question that must be answered is, “What’s the occasion?” Once that is established, Presenta Plaque can give you a few pointers on when is the best time to reward a student, employee, friend or family member.

When it comes to rewarding students, it really comes down to how you prefer running your class. If you would like to give your kids an incentive to work harder and go the extra mile, it is great to give quarterly award certificates for excellent behavior, maintaining great test scores, etc. This is a long enough period of time for a student to redeem themselves if they get on the wrong track, but it is short enough that students understand that if they work hard enough they have a shot at it.

The same can also apply to employees. You want to make sure you give employees time to show you what they’ve got but short enough to keep them on their toes.

Rewarding family and friends all depends on what you deem appropriate. If you have a structured award process in your home, it is truly up to you to decide when is the most appropriate time to give an award certificate to your kids. But it is important to remember that while award plaques can help motivate children significantly, the time and occasion should be chosen carefully, especially when teaching young children about responsibility.

If you are just looking to show someone that their friendship goes far from unnoticed, any day is a perfect day to give them an award plaque. Whether it is for an important achievement in their life or just a little pick-me-up, it is great to show friends that they are very much appreciated regardless of the time of year.

At Presenta Plaque, we believe that every day should be an occasion to give thanks to family, friends, caregivers or teachers. Often a simple ‘thank you’ or a kind gesture is enough to make someone feel appreciated.

Wholesale Plaque Kit Manufacturer, Presenta Plaque, to Help Recognize Success Stories by Sponsoring From Gangs to Jobs

by Presenta Plaque | on Jan 30, 2013 | No Comments

Presenta Plaque to support From Gangs to Jobs organization, recognizing individual’s success in the program, by awarding them certificate of achievement plaques.

Recognizing the importance of the program From Gangs to Jobs, Presenta Plaque wants to help congratulate graduates. The purpose of From Gangs to Jobs is to facilitate young adults’ transformation from a life of destruction into a productive life through caring relationships, life skills development and career placement. Participants are provided long term coaching, empowerment through job readiness skills, employer support and job placement follow-up.

Maurice Fitzgerald of Presenta Plaque explains, “This is an organization made up of people willing to stand by troubled young adults, believe in them, hope with them and never give up on them, even when times are hard. This is the kind of support that really resonates with us, so we are eager to help support them in their efforts.”

Participants in the program take classes including Introduction to Christ, Gang and Drug Avoidance, Job Preparation and Keeping It Real (covering topics such as character qualities, word studies and responsible fatherhood). Once participants complete the program, they have gained skills in workforce preparation, communication, interpersonal, life management, decision-making and customer service. All these skills are taught in the framework of Biblical principles.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a beautiful keepsake certificate mounted in a plaque from Presenta Plaque. This is a wonderful reminder of the hard work they have put in to achieve their transformation and an inspiration to continue along a productive path in life. This award will remain a point of pride for years to come as they continue serving as productive members of society.

 

About PresentaPlaque:

PresentaPlaque is a one stop shop for certificate plaques. All our plaques are sold in case quantity and ship from our factory directly to you. We have low wholesale prices with single plaques available at retail prices.

Presenta Plaque offers two basic styles. The first are Pocket Plaques which are pre-assembled and ready for your certificate or award to slip right into. The second Plaque Kit which comes with all the hardware and pieces needed to turn your certificate or award into a beautiful plaque. They are both easy to assemble and beautiful to look at.

For additional information, please call 800-824-2930 or visit https://www.presentaplaque.com/