Maui Jim Sunglass Onsite Event Program

Maui Jim Sunglasses offers a custom fitting experience where we come on-site to fit your guests with their choice of Maui Jim sunglasses. Our minimum for an in-person sunglass fitting is 50 people.

We are also offering Digital Gifting Options in case you can’t all be together in person or have a smaller group, our minimum for digital gifting is 25 pairs. 

If you would like pricing for an upcoming event, Our product consultants would like to kindly request the following information:

  • Name of program:
  • Location of program (hotel name included):
  • Type of program (digital/in-person or hybrid):
  • Date of program:
  • Type of program (i.e. sales meeting, incentive, golf, etc.) :
  • Number of attendees:
  • Per person gift budget:
  • Demographics of group:
  • Any additional information important to the group:


  • Container Fees Dropping
  • More Vessels Coming Online
  • World Traffic Slowing
  • More Normal Situation Mid 2023

Logistics News

Current Affects On Promotional Products

Logistics Update (Read time: 2 min 588 words)


The cost of shipping goods across the Pacific has dropped approximately 75% from the year-ago level as global trade and consumer spending soften. A report in the Wall Street Journal cites inflation, the war in Ukraine and Chinese factory shutdowns as significant factors in the easing in trade activity, as well as the excess inventory several U.S. retailers and brands are sitting on. This means that sea container shipping is getting more predictable. Price and transit times are stabilizing.


Supply vs. Demand (And How This Affects Our Promo Products)


Promo companies like Craftwell Canada importing goods should see reductions in shipping costs going into 2023. In 2021 the cost of moving a container across the Pacific peaked at more than $24,300, according to our Global Logistics partner. Rates have eased over time but still stood at $14,500 at the start of summer 2022. While they remain elevated compared to pre-pandemic rates, by early October shipping rates have slipped to $7,900.


Data from Drewry shows that the cost of shipping a container from Shanghai to Los Angeles has declined 74% over the past year and 54% from Shanghai to New York.


Shipping rates may remain under pressure as a considerable number of new container ships are slated to enter freight companies’ fleets over the next few years. In 2022, Braemar PLC expects the container capacity of the world’s cargo fleets to grow 4%. In 2023, it forecasts an increase of 8.8% and in 2024, 9.7%.


In the 2015-2019 time period, 688 vessels, capable of transporting about five million containers were ordered. Since 2020, 1,056 ships, representing approximately eight million containers, have been ordered.


“Spot rates have been dropping across the board and have, on some key corridors, plunged over the course of the last month as lower demand and easing port congestion take effect,” says Patrik Berglund, CEO of shipping data provider Xeneta. “In short, this means the ‘shoe is finally on the other foot’ when it comes to upcoming contract negotiations for Q4 and beyond. The shippers are in the ascendancy, while carriers will now be competing to lock in volumes in the face of lower global demand.”


Cancellations On The Rise


The dip in demand has sparked a rise in journey cancellations among container ship operators. Xeneta reports that in September, container capacity in the Pacific was down by 13%. For the two-week period that began October 3, 40 scheduled voyages from China to the U.S. West Coast have been cancelled, and 21 from China to the East Coast. Typically, cancellations this time of year run two-to-four a week.


Cancellations – or ‘blanked’ journeys, in shipping jargon – are also up along several Asia to Europe routes as well.


Another sign that freight demand is softening is the recent and quick decline in container ship charters. The Harpex index, published by brokerage Harper Petersen & Co. and a measure of container ship rental rates, dropped 30% over an eight-week period ending in mid-September. The index declined 18% in the last week of the survey period alone.


Panamax-type container ships – so named for being at the size limit to utilize the Panama Canal – chartered at $40,000-$50,000 per day for a six-month period in mid-September, half of what they were going for just a few weeks earlier.


An analysis by shipping industry database provider Alphaliner suggests that these shifts represent changing market fundamentals for the industry. Cargo volumes and freight rates are declining, supply is rising, and congestion is easing while risks of recession persist around the world.


Recognition Collection


Recognition Ideas

Employee recognition is important because it boosts morale, increases productivity, and builds positive relationships. Praising employees for their achievements reinforces quality performance—benefitting both the staff and the organization.

When employees feel appreciated, they put in more effort, are more engaged and, in turn, are happier.

According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 79% of employees work harder due to recognition in the workplace.

Emphasizing strong work performance can be the difference between a content employee and one who goes above and beyond.

Employees who go the extra mile make employee recognition highly beneficial to co-employees and the organization.

Increase Productivity and Profitability
Build Connections Among Team Members
Strengthen Core Values
Reduce Employee Stress


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“Employers who reward achievement, new behaviors, anniversaries, and milestones through employee recognition programs have higher retention rates and employee engagement than those who don’t.”


With a vast array of designs in both standard stitched and non-stitched formats, Craftwell carries an extensive line of Shop Ticket Holders so users can select what will work best for their needs. Ideal for industrial settings, the holders keep documents protected and information accessible. The high-quality materials and impeccable construction allow these products to have a long lifespan regardless of what setting they are being used in. Our product consultant will help you with your product selection best suited for your use and

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Awards Work.

” I can’t wait to get home and show my family”

Everyone appreciates being recognized for the contribution we make at work, at home and at play. It makes us feel good about ourselves. When we feel good about ourselves we do better!

At Craftwell our product specialists can help you select the right product or program for your award and incentive plan. We can manage the program for you with an affordable budget.


35 Employee Recognition Ideas

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  1. “Make a Note of It” Give each manager a sticky note pad with instructions to write a “Thank-You” note per day until they’re gone. You’ll be surprised by the results.
  2.  “Snail Mail” Send a card home to let an employee or coworker know why you appreciate them. Be specific!
  3. “Couponing” Keep a stack of reward coupons for items from the company cafe to give as instant appreciation when you notice someone going above and beyond.
  4. “Personal Days” make a note of significant dates in your employees’ lives to let them know you care: birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
  5. “Payday” Thank employees for their hard work during the pay period. Give a PayDay candy bar and a high five when you deliver paychecks for an instant pick-me-up.
  6. “Social Buzz” Get recognition mileage from your employee’s personal network. Post praise for a special achievement on your employee’s Facebook page and let the “likes” roll in.
  7. “eCards” Send an eCard for instant appreciation on a job well done.
  8. “Varsity Letter” give employees a varsity letter and any time they have a great customer review, they get a star to place on their varsity letter. Each employee places their letter in their cube for all to see.
  9. “Ring the Bell” Place a bell in the corridor of your department. Ring it whenever anyone does anything well for all to hear.
  10. “Caught in the Act” Publish a weekly “police blotter” style of events with the person’s name and action who were caught displaying extraordinary work.
  11. “Shining Star Gram” Post notes of praise shaped in a star in recipient’s office or cubicles.
  12. “Bright Ideas” Encourage continuous improvement by rewarding employee suggestions that improve workflow processes. Try an engraved glass plaque in the shape of a light bulb.
  13. “Pass the Ball” Encourage peer-to-peer recognition. Once an employee has been recognized for going above and beyond, he or she keeps the ball for a specified period (day or week), then “passes the ball” by recognizing a peer.
  14. “Snaps for Peer Recognition” Place a “snap cup” for employees to put in notes of recognition for coworkers. Then read them aloud during weekly staff meetings and afterwards give each other “snaps” (snapping your fingers) for a good job.
  15. . “Shout Out Board” When external and internal clients compliment an employee, the praise is printed and stuck on the outside of their cube. Then, when co-workers walk by and see the compliment, they shout-out great job or well done!
  16. “Lunch with the Boss” Make a practice of taking employees out to coffee or lunch. Getting out of the building creates opportunities for outside-of-the-box conversations.
  17. “Traveling Trophy” Designate a travelling trophy that can be awarded to individuals or teams. Let your unique culture shine! Often, the more silly or kitschy the item is, the better!
  18. “Day off” Give a spontaneous day off with pay for an employee who’s been working long hours for an extended period of time…Bonus: throw in a restaurant gift certificate for a family night out, or a basket of goodies and a special beverage to take home for family night in.
  19. “Free Parking” Reserve the best spot in the lot as a special reward for someone who’s contributed
    at a high level.
  20. “Candy Gram” Allow employees to send candy grams with a small note of thanks to any or all employees.
  21. “Certified” You’d be surprised at how valued a piece of paper can be when it symbolizes special recognition. Certificates of recognition carry added significance when they are displayed for others to see.
  22. “Quarterly Event” Recognize your team each quarter with an informal special event, like a catered lunch or cappuccino cart serving employees. Include a branded award like coolers for the lunches or travel mugs on coffee day.
  23. “Quest for the Best” Nominate a fellow employee for displaying exceptional work ethic. Have three winners drawn quarterly and present a certificate with balloons.
  24. “Kudos Bars” At weekly all-staff meetings, give out kudos bars to recognize contributors, thanking employees for have given extra help, etc.
  25. “Top Dog” Reward top sales performing employees per month by giving them the title “Top Gun” and post their name of the “Wall of Fame.”
  26. “President’s Circle” Induct employees who surpass a goal-post objective into an exclusive President’s Circle with honors.
  27. “Welcome Aboard Award” Recognize new employees upon completion of orientation training with a small award like a company logo lapel pin. A basket of goodies shipped to the new employee’s home on the first day of work says, “We’re glad you’re here!”
  28. “Your Service Matters” Multiply the impact of service awards by making presentations to tie the milestone recognition to specific contributions made throughout the recipients’ year and career.
  29. “Root for Your Home Team” By winning the Taking the Team to the Top Award, each team member receives an engraved key chain, thank you card signed by all of the administration team and the team gets to have the suite at the local baseball stadium for an upcoming game.
  30. “Family Matters” Recognize the important people in your employee’s life for the role they’ve played in helping him or her achieve success. In addition to recognizing the employee, give a small “supporter’s” gift to commemorate a significant contribution.
  31. . “Diamond Club” Reward employees who reach a designated high benchmark with a ring customized with your company logo. Add a diamond for each successive achievement. Great for sales awards!
  32. “Employee’s Choice” Recognize special contributions by presenting recipients with an award gift catalog. Employees choose the award that fits their lifestyle like a kayak or a cappuccino maker.
  33. “Sail Away” An incentive trip may create miles of motivation. First class all the way! Be sure to include a tangible memento award to serve as a reminder after the trip is done.
  34. “Piece of Mind Award” Create a personalized reward for those employees who demonstrated behaviors to match your mission statement and who have provided peace of mind to your clients.
  35. “Safety Milestone” When your company reaches a significant safety milestone, employees directly responsible for achieving this milestone receive awards such as a plaque.