The New Promotional Trolley Coin Keyring Has Arrived

Out with the old!

The new pound coin affects supermarket trollies and therefore promotional trolley coin keyrings.

The new 12-sided one pound coin has caused something of a stir.

Everything we’ve been used to popping familiar old round pound coins into have needed to be upgraded to accept the new ones – car park ticket machines; vending machines on railway stations, in sports centres and a host of other public places; supermarket trolleys; lockers in swimming pools; coin-fed metres, etc, etc.

For some in industry it’s proved a particular headache – for example, the suppliers of trolley coins, which usually come in a handy keyring: a simple device for people wanting to unlock a trolley at their local supermarket.

The trolley coin keyring has always been a popular promotional giveaway, so the industry had to react quickly.

Manufacturers had to scramble to ensure that new trolley coin keyring products would fit the coin-operated supermarket trolleys that were being rapidly upgraded at supermarkets across the UK.

It’s a lesson for sure of how quickly things can change in the promotional product industry, and for that fact in in any industry; how just when you thought it was all systems go it can be all systems change!

But every cloud has a silver lining, as they say, because there’s a rumour going round that new pound coins stamped ‘2016’ rather than ‘2017’ (some it seems were printed last year) could be worth quite a bit more than their face value. Turn out your pockets, and good luck!

Contact our team for more information, samples prices and visuals for our new range of trolley coin keyrings.

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Having worked in Promotional Merchandise for the last 25 years I have been exposed to all aspects of the industry. Starting out as an account manager working with some of the worlds leading brands, I have learnt to understand the needs of a client, manufacturing processes, and what it takes to deliver a successful promotional campaign that is on brand, on time and within a given budget.