Are you planning on ordering custom medals? Die Cast Medals are the most common and popular custom medal choice for events of all kinds.
No matter what type of event, one thing remains the same: the sooner you order, the better. Custom Die Cast Medals are typically made overseas and are imported either by air or ocean freight. While air freight will get your medals to you the fastest, ocean freight (which takes 4-6 weeks* longer) is significantly more cost-effective for medium and large orders.
Ocean vs. Air Freight—Why the Method Matters
The introduction of air freight has made everything about the world of freight move at rapid speeds. However, transporting your goods through the air will cost you when it comes to quality custom medals because of their significant weight.
One of the best ways to stay within your budget is to order early (approximately 12-14 weeks* before your event date) and have your custom medals imported via ocean freight.
You might be wondering why everyone wouldn’t just choose the cheaper option, and it really comes down to one key reason—they don’t start their custom medal order early enough. If you want to take advantage of the significantly less expensive method, start the process asap.
The amount of money you can save by using ocean freight depends on the total weight of your order (based on the size and thickness of your medals); the larger the medals, the more you will save.
For example, on a 3.5” medal, you could save more than $1.00 per medal. Therefore, if you order 500 medals, you could save $500.00 on your order by allowing enough time for ocean freight. The more medals you order, the greater your overall savings will be.
The Bottom Line Is…
You can count on your Custom Die Cast Medals arriving much faster if you have them imported via air freight, but the overall cost for this method will be much higher. Air freight is great if you are short on time or only need a small number of custom medals. However, ocean freight is the clear winner if you have the time.
Now You Know
After reading a bit about the main benefits of ordering Custom Die Cast Medals by ocean freight, you can probably understand how crucial it is to start your custom medal order as early as possible.
An experienced custom medal vendor can guide you through the variables that impact the timeline and total cost for your custom medal order. Rely on a trusted vendor who will work as a part of your team to create a unique and memorable medal that’s sure to WOW any recipient who earns one.