What’s in Your Merch Box? The Element of Surprise


By Betsy Bennholz, Promotional Products Sales Manager at MEDiAHEAD

Ah, the thrill of the unknown! Merch boxes are like Pandora’s box, but with less Greek tragedy and more unicorn stickers. The anticipation of not knowing what awesome items await inside is a joyous roller coaster ride for the senses. The possibilities are endless.

Merch Box What’s in Your Merch Box? The Element of Surprise

The best items for a merch box depend on the target audience and the purpose of the merchandise. Here are some popular choices that tend to work well and hints to keep your branded items on the coveted prime real estate of a desk or the walking billboard of a person’s body:

  1. Exclusive or Limited-Edition Items: Anything that can’t be easily obtained elsewhere tends to generate excitement. This could include a cup or laptop decal, a unique animal shaped stress reliever, an absorbent desk or car coaster, or a reusable, foldable tote bag.
  2. Practical and Useful Items: Quality merchandise that people can use in their daily lives tends to have a longer lifespan. This could include items like mugs, water bottles, tote bags, or notebooks, often featuring creative designs or quotes related to the brand or theme.
  3. High-Quality Apparel: T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and other apparel items are classic merch box staples. The key is to ensure they are made from high-quality materials and feature attractive designs that people would want to wear beyond just supporting the brand.
  4. Personalized or Customizable Items: Offering the option to personalize or customize merchandise adds a personal touch. This could be through custom engravings, embroidered initials, or allowing customers to choose their preferred colors or designs.

Ultimately, the best items for a merch box are those that resonate with the audience, align with the brand’s identity, and offer value beyond just being a promotional item. Variety and creativity also play important roles in making a merch box memorable and desirable. We can create this experience from start to finish! Let’s talk.

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