It’s Time for Refresh
Fall New Items Preview is Here!
By Megan Burtch, Redemption Plus Product Merchandiser
Now that we’ve made it through the summer season, it’s time to start thinking about refreshing your redemption space. Over the next few months, Redemption Plus will be adding more than 200 new prizes. There will be lots to choose from when you’re wanting a new look for your redemption space.
We recommend organizing and merchandising your display by prize theme. By keeping like items displayed together you create an easier shopping experience for your guests.
You can do this yourself, or incorporate new items by utilizing our proprietary Storyboards, which come with pre-made merchandising plans. Visit the Storyboards category on our website to see all the new boards coming throughout the rest of this year!
Okay, now for the exciting part: Here is a sneak peek of our new and expanded themes coming to redemptionplus.com!
+ Under the Sea
Oceans cover 70% of our planet and include nearly 230,000 separate species! Though most of us haven’t been able to go to the beach this year, you can bring some of the briny deep home with you with items like our new 9” Jellyfish Lamp (322585, about 2000 tickets). Explore the depths with the new 5” Squeezy Bead Big Eye Sea Life (322582, about 450 tickets), and future marine biologists will love studying the 6” Growing Sea Animals Asmt (322587, about 200 tickets). Catch one of our Bumbinos Aquatic 8” Asmt (322592, about 450 tickets). Don’t worry, these fish can swim on dry land! Once you’ve got your slippery new prize, click here for some fun ways to explore and learn about everything under the sea.
+ Create Build Learn
These items challenge kids to learn through play, focusing on STEAM subjects — Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. STEAM play allows kids to learn while having fun, and incorporating these disciplines encourages creative and critical thinking, and inspires innovation. Hone problem-solving skills with 12 varieties of Metal Wire Puzzles (322611, about 100 tickets). Practice geometry AND art with the Spiral Art Set (322616, about 425 tickets). Future architects and builders will love the new Mini Blocks Turtle (322607, about 225 tickets). They’ll be having so much fun, they won’t even notice they’re learning!
One of our top-performing categories is Balls, and for good reason! Playing with balls improves motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and timing. College basketball season is about to be in full swing and people are yearning for a sense of sports and normalcy. We have some great new items to help your guests cheer on their favorite teams. Our new collegiate collection features 7” Mini Basketballs: Duke University 322598, University of Kansas 322599, and University of North Carolina 322600. These are all about 650 tickets. We also have fun new offerings in the 5” range that are great for cranes or redemption, such as Justice League 5” Vinyl Ball (322601, about 75 tickets) and Emoticon 5” Ball (322602, about 40 tickets). Balls are great prizes for all ages, and can be enjoyed alone or with a team. Here are 20 fun games that can be played with a ball.
+ More new themes
We’re also adding Rock Band, Outta This World and Squishies (yes, they’re still popular) themes! Of course, the new themes are exciting, but we’re also beefing up some of our current themes, like Imaginative Play, with new items as well! Keep your eyes locked on the New Products section of our website to stay up-to-date on all the new arrivals.
Why are we bringing in all these new items all of the sudden? A couple of years ago, we needed to become better at keeping prizes in stock. We got really good at making sure staple items like Samurai Swords and Whoopee Cushions were always available to you for purchase. However, that potentially left holes for other areas of your redemption display. We’re working to fill those holes and help you update the look of your space as you continue to navigate this post-pandemic world.
We’re doing a product survey until October 30th to help us understand what items our customers would like us to carry. Take the survey here (it’s only a couple questions) and be entered to win a $100 Amazon gift card!
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