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ESP

There is a reason 3 out of 4 industry searches occur in ESP:
It’s the best sourcing database for promotional products. It’s easy. It’s fast. It works. It provides you with all of the tools and information you need to close sales: search for products, preview Virtual Samples, watch videos, create presentations, generate invoices – it’s all at your fingertips with ESP. No other tool in the industry compares!

Why choose ESP?

ESP - ASI Promotional Products Software with Search Capability
  • Access the largest searchable collection of promotional products in the industry.

  • Find exact products using Visual Search.

  • View confirmed accurate product info & pricing – all updates occur in real-time.

  • See products in every style, size and color available.

  • Create customized presentations.

  • Preview clients’ logos on products with Virtual Samples.

  • Find decorators to imprint products based on type or location.

  • Generate promotion ideas with Event Planner.

  • Access anywhere using any major browser on a PC or Mac.

  • Compare product features with the Product Compare tool.

  • Receive discounts through Supplier Specials and Daily Deals.

  • Read peer reviews of suppliers and check their references.

  • Sync your clipboard to the cloud.

  • Manage orders in less time – no re-entry and easy export.

  • Integrates with QuickBooks and ASI SmartBooks™.

  • Includes free mobile app.

ESP Database
Every year, ASI invests millions of dollars and implements cutting-edge technology to enhance ESP because we know how important it is for the 32,000 distributors who use it to grow their businesses. The database contains every product in the industry, with 100,000s of promotional products from more than 3,000 suppliers.

Platforms & Browsers
Log in to ESP from your PC or Mac in seconds using a major internet browser such as Chrome, FireFox, Safari or Explorer. There is no additional software required, and there is no additional charge for using different platforms or browsers.

Guided Navigation
 Run an ESP search for any promotional product, category or company and a list of options to narrow your search will appear on the left on the screen.

Advanced Search
Get more specific and search by numerous attributes, including:

ESP - ASI Promotional Products Software with Advanced Search
  • Quantity

  • Product Number and ASI Number

  • Color, Material, Size and Shape

  • Theme

  • Imprint Method

  • Supplier Location, Supplier Rating and Preferred Suppliers

  • Production Time

  • Product Options (like New Products, Made in the USA, Personalization, Full-Color Process, Canadian-Friendly, etc.)

Visual Search
Don’t know what a product is called? Upload an image of the product you or your client needs and ESP will find it.

Decorator Search
Search for a decorator using any keyword and you’ll find a match in seconds. Need a decorator in your area offering a specific service? Use the powerful Decorator Advanced Search Tool.

Event Planner
Event Planner is a big time-saver for you and your customers. Select an event, and ESP will provide you with a list of products for it, along with editorial content and videos on best practices, sales techniques and other tips that will help make the event a huge hit!

Current events in ESP Event Planner include:

ESP - ASI Promotional Products Software with Search & Event Planner
  • Bar/Restaurant Opening

  • Campus Store

  • Clearance & Specials

  • Eco-Friendly

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • Flu Prevention

  • Golf Tournament

  • Health & Fitness Fair

  • High-End Gifts

  • Holiday Gifts

  • Incentive Program

  • Made in the USA

  • New Product Showcase

  • Non-Profit Walk

  • Political Campaigns

  • Real Estate Program

  • Rush Ship

  • Trade Show

  • School Fundraiser

  • Sports Program

  • State Fair

Confirmed Product & Pricing Info
Enjoy less headaches and less back-and-forth with suppliers checking information. Product and pricing data is current since all updates occur in real-time and suppliers can sync their internal databases with ESP. You can also look for the “Confirmed” logo next to products and you’ll know that the ASI supplier actively logged in and confirmed pricing.

Supplier Ratings
Read personal references on suppliers before you order from them. Distributors rate suppliers based on a scale of 1-5 stars and write reviews on their experiences. You can also search based on ratings, so you can find the best suppliers quickly.

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Interactive Product Pages

  • Virtual Samples – Upload your client’s logo on a product and provide them with a mock-up of the finished product. Using a logo increases the chances of closing a sale by 80%.

  • Product Detail Page – No guessing. Preview a product in every color and style that’s available.

  • Product Videos – Learn how to use a product and see it in action!

  • Request Quotes, Samples and Catalogs – An email will automatically go to the supplier with all of the info they need to fulfill your request.

Standout Products and Specials

ESP - ASI Promotional Products Software with Search & Standout Products

A variety of features in ESP help you locate the best products and prices for your customers.

  • Product Compare – View up to 10 products side-by-side to find the perfect fit.

  • Daily Deals – Access the biggest deals and hottest specials currently in ESP.

  • Product of the Day – Check out the daily featured item, visible on each page.

  • Top Sellers – Browse the list of top-selling products.

  • You May Also Like – Receive product recommendations based on the items you are viewing.

  • Most Popular – Spot distributors’ favorite products, which are highlighted in your search results.

  • The Joe Show – Watch Counselor’s Managing Editor Joe Haley show you how to use the industry’s hottest products.

  • New Supplier Pavilion – Sneak a peek at products from new suppliers.

ESP Presentations

  • Drag and drop images and edit text to create your own custom presentation.

  • Choose from many templates that match your website design and colors for branding consistency.

  • Virtual Samples allow you to upload your client’s logo and apply it onto any virtual sample-ready product.

  • Design sales flyers to market ideas to your client.

  • Export your presentation and virtual samples into PowerPoint, PDF or publish on your ESP Website.

  • Show clients multiple products in a side-by-side comparison using the Product Compare tool.

  • Save time by copying a presentation and adjusting the content for each client.

  • Share a presentation with your company so all of your sales reps can use the same template.

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Go Mobile
 On the go? No problem. Download ASI's ESP Mobile™ app software on your iPhone, iPad or Android for no additional charge and close sales on promotional products anytime, anywhere, or purchase ESP Mobile as a stand-alone.

Visual Search
Take a picture of a product on your smartphone. ESP will then search through 100,000s of products and find an industry supplier for you to source from.

Rate-A-Supplier
Read other distributor comments on suppliers before you make a purchase, and take a moment to write your own reviews of suppliers after doing business with them.

Virtual Samples
Create instant Virtual Samples for your clients right on your phone! Simply upload their logo onto ESP Mobile, and view your client’s logo on any Virtual Sample-ready product.

ESP - ASI Promotional Products Mobile Software with Search

Built for You, Built for Sales
Setting up a search engine optimized (SEO) eCommerce site has never been easier. You can have your online shop set up in minutes.

Look Good
Get the professional look and feel you want for your business. Pick from 100s of hot designs, layouts and colors.

Encourage Shopping
Deliver a world-class shopping experience to your customers. Your site is pre-loaded with 100,000s of promotional products and is powered by the industry’s most robust, accurate shopping engine.

ESP Websites - ASI Promotional Products Software with Search
  • Featured products automatically randomize each time your site is visited

  • Fast, accurate results and favorite suppliers

  • Ready-to-use videos, banners, news and content

  • Integrates with social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

  • Publish a client’s presentation to an exclusive page where they can easily view and purchase products on your site.

Impress Your Customers
Virtual Samples allow your clients to see their logo on 100,000+ products. Upload the logo once, and it appears on all logo-ready products, in the right size and the right location.

Get Paid Faster
ESP Websites™ are eCommerce-enabled, allowing you to easily and securely accept credit cards and eCheck payments. Plus, get exclusive rates though ASI’s affiliate partner, PromoPayment™.

Making You Money: What ASI is all about.

Promotional products, also known as ad specialties, make up a $20.5 billion dollars industry and are used by virtually every business in America. Why? Items like mugs, pens and t-shirts are memorable and provide a better cost per impression for advertisers than almost every major marketing effort like prime time TV, magazines and radio.

With so many businesses buying ad specialties there is a huge opportunity for professionals looking to make great money running a promotional products distributorship. It’s easy and inexpensive to get started and you can work from home.

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