It’s Time To Get Credit For Bringing Donuts

How many times have you taken donuts into an office only to have the receptionist take them to the coffee room and the only person who knows you brought them is the receptionist?

Donuts 2

Have you ever taken donuts to a meeting, had half of them left over only to have the box taken away to be eaten by people who don’t know you brought them?

You can try taping your business card to the box, but that looks a bit tacky and they may take the top of the box off and your business card can’t be seen.

Or you can order donut boxes that guarantee everyone will know who brought them. How?

Simply go to Thanks a Dozen and start taking credit where credit is due. A while back I wrote about a great promotional tool from Thanks a Dozen and as a marketing guy I sent away for my free samples never thinking I would not only receive them, but that I would be so impressed.

Are Donuts a Big Deal?

Here in Canada one of the leading chains is Tim Horton’s. To put donut consumption in Canada into perspective Tim Hortons has ten times the franchise penetration in Canada per thousand people than that of Dunkin’ Donuts’ in the US. There are a reported 10 billion donuts consumed in the United States each year and Canada is one-tenth the size, so Canadians eat 1 billion donuts, but with 10 times the penetration of franchises I wonder if we eat 10 billion? But we are off the topic.
Taking Donuts to a Client

Why do people take donuts to clients? Here are a few good reasons:

  1. Buy more time on calls…
  2. Stay remembered by those you contact…
  3. Become friends with the gatekeeper…
  4. Warm up cold calls…
  5. Develop name recognition for your service or business…
  6. Easily target your market niche group with a product everyone enjoys…
  7. Just say “Thanks!”…

Imagine I am taking donuts to a Real Estate office to do a presentation on Email Stationery for inboxFX. I can take donuts from Kripsy Kreme, Dunkin Donuts or Tim Horton’s in boxes like these and advertise these giant companies and give them all the credit:

Dunkin Donuts Krispy Kreme box 2 Tim Hortons

Or I can take the donuts out of the box (following sanitary procedures) and deliver them in a branded inboxFX Email Stationery donut box like this. Who’s your donut giver now?:

InboxFX Donut Box 1

Here are a couple of other preliminary samples of branded donut boxes from clients:

Marie Donut Box Documents and SettingsMarketing Guy BlogGraham Donut Box 2

And you are not limited to donut boxes. We also offer the following boxes:

Bagel Boxes
Bagel Boxes
11 5/8″ x 4 5/8″ x 8 5/8″ plus roof
There is a business card slot on one side of roof
Foodsafe box holds up to a dozen bagels and 2 tubs of cream cheese

Cookie Boxes
Cookie Boxes
6 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ plus roof
Business card slot on one side of roof
Foodsafe box holds donut holes, cookies, popcorn & other treats

candy boxes
Candy Boxes
4 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ x 2 1/2″ plus roof
Does not contain a business card slot
Foodsafe box holds candy, gum or other treats

Pizza Box
Pizza Boxes
14″ x 14″ x 2″ (standard large size)
Does not have a slot for your business card
Foodsafe box is perfect for piping hot ready to serve pizza!
Convenient and cost effective way to promote your brand

Tissue Boxes
Tissue Box Sleeves
4 3/8″ x 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Slips snugly over a standard box of tissue (tissues not included)
Offers long-term exposure to your brand right on your client’s desk

Can I Customize the boxes?

Yes. We will do that for you. Here are a few samples.

Custom Designed Boxes

Custom boxes require a minimum order of 250 units (or more) and there is a one-time set-up fee of $ 149.00 for all but the candy box which is $ 49.00. Artwork is extra. The printing prices are as follows:

Donut Box – 10″ x 4-3/8″ x 5-7/8″ plus roof – Qty 250 $ 3.29 – Qty 500 $ 2.99
Bagel – 11-5/8″ x 4 5/8″ x 8-5/8″ plus roof – Qty 2000 $ 3.62
Cookie – 6-3/8″ x 3-3/8″ x 3-7/8″ plus roof – Qty 250 $ 1.99 – Qty 500 $ 1.89
Candy – 4-3/8″ x 1-7/8″ x 2-1/2″ plus roof – Qty 300 $ 1.19 – Qty 1000 $ 0.80
Pizza – 14″ x 14″ x 2″ – Qty 250 $ 3.79 – Qty 500 $ 3.39
Tissue – 4-3/8″ x 4-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ – Qty 250 $ 3.29 – Qty 500 $ 2.99

Do you have stock boxes?

Yes. Go to my storefront by clicking here and check out all of the designs.

Here are some samples. We will print your logo and contact information in the white ovals on the side plus there is a slot for your business card in the roof:

Thanks For Referral Donut

Thanks for the Referral
A great product for those in any business who depend upon the referrals of others. Available in a yellow version as well.

We Appreciate Your Business

“We Appreciate Your Business”
Comes with either a red or blue stripe and is customized with your logo/slogan. The box stresses how much their business is appreciated by you!

Little White House

Little White House
A great product for Mortgage Companies, Title Companies, Banks, Realtors and Home Restoration businesses.

Have a Great Day

Have a Great Day
Displaying a cloud Background with a Daisy and “Have A Great Day!” on the roof. These boxes can be used by most every business to market their products or services.

Home Auto Life

Home – Auto – Life – Insurance
If you’re in the insurance field…what a great way to thank present customers and gain new ones. Illustrated with a home (red), a car (blue) and a man (orange) with the words “Home – Auto – Life” on the handle. Of course, when personalized with your logo/slogan this really makes the ultimate promotional gift.

Yummy Box
Displaying rich earth tones with various “yummy” words…the Yummy Words Box provides more than a dozen or say ways to say “Thanks!”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Schawbel says:

    Very creative. I had no idea donuts were that important until I read this post.

  2. Wanda says:

    Very nice. I never thought of using those boxes.

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