Impamark are still working!
Despite the National Lockdown we are still able to operate normally
|Following the government announcement last night regarding the new National Lockdown, we wish to reassure you that in spite of our offices being closed, we are open for business and are fully operational with staff working from home.
Our phones are all diverted to our home offices and we are still able to process your enquiries and orders for both branded merchandise and PPE.
|If your workplace is still open we have access to all PPE so please just contact us for current prices and lead times.
|Please also remember that Chinese New Year (CNY) is on 12th February 2021 so if you wish to place orders for lanyards, enamel badges, silicon wristbands etc for delivery pre CNY then we need your order by Monday 11th January.
Any orders placed after this date will not be delivered until some time in March.
|These are challenging times for us all but we are here to help and support you.
Do please take care.
Nicky & the Team
Impamark Approved – Face Coverings
Keys, wallet, phone… and face covering!
Who’d have ever imagined face coverings would be such an integral part of 2020? We sure didn’t!
To help you out, we decided to do a short summary of 5 face coverings that have proved popular with our clients. Oh, and if you would like to see them in action (we even purchased a model head!), check out our video which will be linked at the end of this post.
Check out our Youtube Video of them in action – click on the image!
In response to a number of recent questions, some information on why Impamark has been selling PPE.
We are a business and have bills to pay. Our normal business dropped to zero almost overnight.
We have had just one order for a small quantity of Promotional Merchandise during the first 4 weeks of lock down. We have had almost no enquiries, and we know that a lot of our best clients will not have any work for the foreseeable future.
We have had no option but to try and find ways to remain in business so we can try and keep our staff employed in the very difficult months ahead.
We know that there are many businesses and people that have been profiteering from PPE products during the crisis.
We have taken an ethical stance and have been selling at margins much lower than normal to try and help clients.
For many years Impamark have been essentially a sourcing company. We print logos on products, but our core business is to source products that people want.
We have suppliers in the UK, Europe, and the Far East. Many produce more than just promotional items, and it is this supply chain that we are part of.
Our trade only suppliers started to offer PPE items and we decided to test the market to see if there was any interest with our current client base.
It has been both happy and sad in equal measure. Sad to hear from desperate people who are unused to sourcing products. And happy when you hear their gratitude when we have been able to help them.
Truly extraordinary times.
It really isn’t that simple. If only.
The NHS has strict requirements and procedures which we cannot always fulfil. In addition the quantities that they require are vast, and their existing supply chains are effectively government managed within tender contracts.
They are sourcing massive quantities direct from the Far East and other places. We cannot compete with that.
However, in a bitter twist of irony, we supplied PPE to an air cargo company who were contracted to airlift NHS PPE supplies from China back to the UK. Their staff had no PPE equipment at all!!
We are a small company and do not have the cash to be able to just buy PPE and then give it away for free, particularly in the quantities that are required.
We have to buy the items ourselves. We do not get them given to us, and are not able to just give them all away.
However, we are regularly donating some PPE to charities and councils to try and assist.
We hope this answers some of your questions. If you have any other questions then do please ask and we will be happy to help answer them.
If you know someone who is struggling to find items then please put them in contact with us.