Why USB sticks still make excellent promotional giveaways

Printed USB Sticks have long been a firm favourite in promotional merchandise world. Having continually been found in the top 10 lists of promotional products, some may feel that with the growth of cloud platforms and storage space, the days of the USB giveaway were numbered. However, we have some great reasons as to why branded USB sticks will continue to be a useful and appreciated item of branded merchandise…

Data Security

It was a big topic even before GDPR came into light in May 2018 with cyber attacks on the NHS and on national banks being reported in 2017. Backing up your data on an external hard-drive or portable USB stick is great practice. It is also a great way to transport data.And for those that want extra levels of security in place, USB sticks such as our GDPR drive, offer hardware encryption meaning that even if your USB stick fell into the wrong hands, your data would always be safe.

You can check out our GDPR drive here.


With inflation and new technologies, you tend to find the cost of items going up. The opposite is true of USB sticks. As a commodity, the price of flash memory varies day to day and so when look at trends in pricing we have to look on a larger scale. If you compare the cost of promotional printed USB sticks today to the prices 5 years and 10 years ago, you will see they are considerably lower. Being budget friendly is definitely a big-selling point that flash drives have on their side.


USB Sticks can be custom made into a wide variety of shapes and designs. Usually made of PVC but available in wood and plastic materials too, custom shaped USB sticks make great promotional gifts and offer very high levels of brand awareness.

It can be a great leap forward in brand recognition or awareness in a new product, achieving more than a simple logo print can.

Custom shaped USB sticks continue to be an extremely unique and popular product year after year.

Get more information on our Custom Shaped USB sticks here.

If you’d like to print your logo on USB sticks or explore the possibility of custom shaped USBs, get in touch with our team on 01752 491470 or email us on sales@usb-flashdrive.com