You will see gifts that are given out for challenges. I am known for giving out customized Crochet Crowd Mugs. I also give out pens and sometimes shirts.
I’ve been using Cafe Press for over 3 years in offering customized gifts with our logo. Items range from cups, clothing and accessories with our logo.
Like you, I order in my cups from Cafe Press and then throw them into my prize packs. Cafe Press doesn’t keep any inventory on hand. When you place your order for anything, they make it on the spot. This means there is no inventory and high overhead costs for storage.
Though I know some people prefer they order their cups directly from me, it is cheaper to order them directly through Cafe Press. I’ve already paid for the item and shipping to get it to me, I would have to inflate my price to charge shipping again if it comes from my studio. Cafe Press is a direct to your door service. They take great care in packaging and have a really quick turn around. In some cases your order is shipped within 24 hours of placing the order.
Cafe Press is reliable and has fabulous customer service.