TradeNet honored as A+ Supplier… Again!

TradeNet is pleased to receive a 2016 A+ SAGE Rating Award for providing excellent service and products. The rating continues an ongoing string of SAGE A+ designations for TradeNet.

sage-2016-aplus_lightTradeNet is a leading supplier of printed promotional products ranging from magnets, to dry erase boards, to calendars, to Sticky Notes, to scratch pads, to direct mail and more. Distributors from across the nation obviously appreciate the diversity, quality and economy of TradeNet’s Your Message Your Way® product line.

SAGE A and A+ ratings are awarded each year to top industry suppliers based on a distributor rating system from SAGE, a primary product research system in the promotional products industry. Distributors rate suppliers on a variety of criteria and decide which suppliers to use.

As part of the business relationship between SAGE and PPAI, the SAGE rating makes TradeNet eligible for the industry’s annual PPAI Supplier Star Awards Competition.

TradeNet is accustomed to having an A+ SAGE rating, but it’s still great to be able to hold it up when the report card comes out.

Three decades for TradeNet

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Tom Mertz isn’t one to dwell on the past, but the founder, President and CEO of TradeNet Publishing, Inc., can recall a time when he was calling on businesses to sell magnetic dry erase memo boards and then cranking them out on the kitchen table of an Iowa farmhouse. The year was 1986.

See what’s happened in 30 years.

From that rather innocuous beginning, TradeNet Publishing rapidly became a major national supplier of erasable boards and refrigerator magnets. We are new based in Gardner, Kansas, on the outskirts of Kansas City. We have 130 employees, each who plays a critical role in TradeNet’s ongoing success in offering an extensive line of Your Message Your Way® printed promotional products.

TradeNet has revised its logo for 2016 to recognize 30 years of helping bring success to the distributors of the promotional products industry. We’re looking forward to more decades of helping deliver “Your Message Your Way.”

TradeNet gets 'Star' nomination; votes welcomed

 Distributors’ success remains TradeNet’s goal 

PPAI Star_155x119TradeNet is always dedicated to the continued success of its distributor partners serving the promotional products industry.  We take pride in providing customers what they need, when they need it, on time and on budget.  It’s very important to us that we provide superior customer service and quality products and thus enable our distributors to fulfill their promise to clients.

If you as a distributor feel we’ve accomplished this goal, that we’ve consistently exceeded your expectations, we’d be delighted to receive your support for the PPAI Supplier Star Competition, an honor that recognizes PPAI Supplier companies for excellence in customer service and product and decorating quality.

To vote for us for this prestigious honor, simply visit awards.ppai.org.

Thanks in advance for your support and for allowing us to be your partner in business in success.

Slinky® wins for 'Most Fun' at ASI Showcase

There’s something about a Slinky® toy that puts a smile on people’s faces. Obviously the same is true for TradeNet’s version of the Slinky® brand, our variety being in the form of Adhesive Notes. Distributors voted Slinky® Adhesive Notes the winner of the “Most Fun” category in the popular Product Showcase at the recent ASI Show in Chicago.

SLINKY-4-SAACTradeNet is the exclusive seller of Slinky® Adhesive Notes, the sticky pad that’s fun like a Slinky®. The pads can be ordered in 50- and 100-sheet pads. (Higher per-pad sheet counts can be custom ordered.) Standard and custom shapes available. Notes are printed with four-color process on the front and spot color on the back. Click here for more information.

By the way… Who out there remembers the song from the old Slinky® television commercials?

TradeNet at the SAAC Show – Booth I-151

TradeNet will present “Selling Direct Mail as a Promotional Product”

SAAC Show 2015TradeNet is again headed to Long Beach for the Specialty Advertising Association of California’s annual trade show.  The SAAC Show takes place August 5-6 at the Long Beach Convention Center. TradeNet is one of the few designated Diamond-level sponsors of the SAAC Show. You’ll be seeing the TradeNet logo on show materials and TradeNet team members at various events.

Make a point to attend one of the two educational sessions — Selling Direct Mail as a Promotional Product — as facilitated by Scott Perry, TradeNet Director of Sales. Scott will demonstrate how to sell direct mail as an extension of promotional products. The sessions start at 8:45 a.m. on both days of the show. CLICK for more information.

TradeNet Booth I-151 will be easy to spot (most likely because it will be busy). Visitors will discover a sampling of many of TradeNet’s value-priced, high-quality Your Message Your Way®  line of products, including:

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New Video: TradeNet Made Easy

Don’t lose sleep. Video shows how easy it is to order from TradeNet

In this 45-minute video — TradeNet Made Easy: The basics of product search, order entry and tracking — Debbie Evans, Customer Service Representative, demonstrates how to use TradeNet’s online order features and make the most of the DistributorCentral platform for checking order status. No more wondering how to find the right products, placing order or determining order status. It’s the latest TradeNet University learning tool intended to put you in control of order processing.

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Order tracking just got easier at TradeNetOnline.com

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Let’s make this easy, shall we? Keeping tabs on order status is simple as visiting TradeNet’s website.

Distributors can now search for order status on our website (even if not logged into a DistributorCentral account). The “Order Status” tool is at the top of the menu bar at http://www.TradeNetOnline.com.

Thank goodness for simplicity. Distributors who click on the Order Status option will then enter either their DistributorCentral order number or purchase order number and the ZIP Code associated with the billing address on their account. This combination is required in order to receive tracking information.

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Voila! The distributor will see the status of the order in the production process. If the job has shipped, the results will appear with a shipped date and a tracking link.Clicking the tracking link allows tracking each package in the order.

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Clicking the tracking link allows tracking each package in the order.

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Order Status is a great information tool for distributors and it’s easily accessible right from TradeNet’s home page. Email TradeNet with any questions: TradeNet@TradeNetPublishing.com

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