PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.

The promo industry’s business services providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. This week, PPAI Media is spotlighting the product search services they offer promo businesses. The way these companies can increase efficiency in the industry creates a luxury that previous generations of distributors could only dream of. Product search companies make thousands of promo products available to find at the click of a mouse.

Many of these business services providers will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2025, which takes place January 14-16 in Las Vegas.


For more than a decade, the SAGE and PPAI partnership has connected everything distributors need to grow and manage their businesses effectively and efficiently. While PPAI leads the promotional products industry with comprehensive networking, education, legislative and business-saving benefits, SAGE provides its most popular product research and business services.

Through this relationship, members receive a PPAI membership and a SAGE Total Access subscription, everything they need to succeed in growing and managing their business. SAGE Total Access gives users the ability to source products, create client presentations, build virtual samples, manage projects from start to finish, keep track of client information and much more.  

The Association and SAGE have recently taken the next step in their partnership with Promo Data eXchange (PDX), the open standards formula behind PPAI’s mission to eliminate unnecessary phone calls and emails.


ZOOMcatalog's digital tools help suppliers and distributors create, customize, share and track digital marketing and sales assets.


Recently purchased by OrderMyGear, DistributorCentral provides PromoStandards compliant data from promotional products suppliers to industry service providers and websites, and hosts thousands of free distributor websites.


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Also offering an editorial arm providing marketing news and articles, Print & Promo Marketing has a robust product search engine for products ranging from apparel and drinkware to stickers, textiles and much more.