Frequently Asked Questions
CUSTOM UMBRELLA & PARASOLS COSTS
How do I get prices for customised umbrellas and parasols?
We provide bespoke quotes based on your requirements for branded umbrellas and parasols. All we need from you, in order to provide a quote for your personalised umbrellas and parasols, is:
- Umbrella / parasol type (we can help you with this if you are unsure which route to go down)
- When you need them by
- Colours in logo (or design ideas for print)
- Any branding or customisation options
How do I get a quote?
You can get a quote a few different ways:
> Simply fill in our Quick Quote Form and we will get back to you with further information and prices
> Alternatively you can email one of our team on firstname.lastname@example.org
> Or give us a call 02920 494086
Do you have a minimum order quantity?
If you are ordering umbrellas, we have a minimum order quantity of 25 units.
For parasols you can literally order any quantity you like, even if it is just one!
Do you provide umbrella samples?
If you are not too sure exactly what type of branded umbrella you are looking for we are happy to provide you with a sample or samples of different umbrellas so you can make the right choice for you and the umbrella’s end user. These are free of charge, we just ask you to send them back to us if you decide not to go ahead with your order.
We don’t provide provide parasol samples as standard. If you require a sample please speak to one of our team – email@example.com or call 029 2049 4086.
Can I have a fully printed version of my branded umbrella before you start manufacturing the whole order?
Yes, of course! If you order more than 100 units then we can produce a full pre-production sample of your printed umbrella before we start manufacturing your whole order completely free. This gives you a chance to review your branded umbrella as well as the final design to ensure you are 100% happy before giving us the go-ahead.
For orders of less than 100 we send you a collection of photos of your custom umbrella to approve. If you would prefer a physical pre-production version and you are ordering less that 100 units we can do this for you but there would be a small fee attached.
How quickly can I get a pre-production sample of my branded umbrella?
Once you have approved your umbrella design it typically takes us around 7 to 10 days to produce your pre-production sample and get this to you.
How long does it take to manufacture and print my custom umbrellas/ parasols?
Here at Brollies & Parasols we manufacture each order exactly to your requirements, we don’t simply print on a stock umbrella or parasol. Once you have approved your design artwork OR pre-production sample if you are ordering over 100 units, manufacturing your entire order typically takes around 21 days, depending on the quantities you have ordered.
There are then a number of different shipping options from this point, sea freight is the cheapest option and takes around 30 days. We can alternatively fly them over for you which takes a matter of a few days.
If you have specific date when you require your branded umbrellas or parasols let us know and we can discuss different types of options available. All lead times will be confirmed when you obtain an official quote, as times may change depending on the time of year.
If you require a much quicker turn around, we can use our UK factory to manufacturer and print your personalised umbrellas which provides a much shorter lead time. Contact our team and they will be able to advise on both options.
BRANDED UMBRELLA OPTIONS
What colour choices do you offer for branded umbrella canopies?
We are proud of offer nearly 100 different canopy colours as standard, giving you exceptional choice to match your corporate colours effectively, strengthening your branding. Alternatively with orders over 500 units we offer FREE pantone matching canopy service. This means you get an exact match, even with unique company colours.
We can match your colours for you or send our swatches to you for you to choose yourself.
What branding options do you offer?
All of our branded umbrellas are bespoke and fully customisable. This gives you a wide scope for personalisation to get a fully branded umbrella at a low cost.
We can brand your umbrella in a number of different ways. Starting with printing, you can opt for a simple logo print on 4 panels or go for the full colour process print across the entire umbrella. We offer pantone matching as well as inside printing, branded umbrella sleeves, umbrella decals, branded umbrella tie wraps, even printed handles and shafts. Learn More.
If you want a striking and brand-strong logo umbrella then we offer a range of branding options:
Multi panel umbrella canopy
Engraved metal collars
Printed tie wraps
Printed shaft and handles
Promotional umbrella cords …….. Learn more.
Why stop at branding your personalised umbrella, what about its packaging? We offer printed umbrella sleeves, tubes, cases and aluminium tubes. Learn more.
What is the difference between the different types of umbrellas?
We offer three different types of umbrella, based on these categories:
Telescopic branded umbrellas
You will probably know that these are collapsible umbrellas that have a ‘fold’ so that they fold away to be a more compact umbrella. You can opt for a one fold, two fold or even three fold for an ultra compact umbrella. Learn More
Walker branded umbrellas
Collapsed, these are the ideal height to assist walking and support the user, however when opened these are not as large as a golf umbrella making them ideal for the city and within events that are tight on space. Learn More
Golf branded umbrellas
These are the largest umbrellas and are great for sporting events and for gifts that make a statement. They have large canopies, ideal for impact printing, and are suitable for men and women. Golf umbrellas tend to make the most durable choice and provide a long-lasting product. Learn More
Need some inspiration?
If you want some ideas on how to make your branded umbrella unique and branded to suit your corporate image why not browse through our Inspiration section of the website. Take a look through and see what catches your eye!
We have a detailed set of Assembly Instructions for our parasols. You can find these here together with a Downloadable PDF version. If you had any specific questions about your parasol, our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Go to Instructions
Parasol Usage & Guidance
We include parasol usage guidance in with our parasols which includes how and when you should be using your parasol. We also offer advice on storing your printed parasols, cleaning them and how to use in conjunction with bases safely. You can find these here together with a Downloadable PDF version. If you had any specific questions about your parasol, our team are always on hand to answer any questions you may have. Go to Instructions
Do you provide any guarantees?
Yes here at Brollies & Parasols, we provide performance guarantees with all of our Uber Umbrellas. We believe in our umbrella’s materials, design and technology so much that we guarantee that they will last and stand the test of time. We trust our umbrellas so provide a guarantee so you can trust us too.
Where are your factories?
We have two factories, one in Asia and one here in the UK. Our factory in Asia is ISO9001 certified and is set up to produce a vast array of printing and branding options.