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Energize Virtual Learners to Retain Them

custom promotional products

Students who thought their fall semester would be on campus might feel more isolated than ever taking online classes. Both new and continuing students could struggle connecting with a community they can’t experience in person, making them at-risk for leaving.

It is imperative that colleges build strong connections with students to keep them enrolled by keeping the university community energized and showing students they belong. That powerful connection will encourage them to participate in virtual social events, stay successful in their coursework, and ultimately remain enrolled. 

One way to solve this challenge is to use promotional products that give students a sense of school pride and connection. By mailing these directly to students at home, you create additional excitement, and deliver some positive energy right to the home. Physical products are also shared and talked about, making them active reminders of the university. 

Here are a few examples from our new product showroom that can help make these vital connections with students:

To see more examples of what you can send to virtual learners, check out our Products for Virtual Learners showroom.

Our promotional product packages are memorable and impactful, with options for full color envelopes, imprinted bubble wrap and boxes that can be decorated on the inside and out. Streamline the entire process with our packaging, kitting, and mail fulfillment services, which include:

  • Choosing the best packaging option for your product and your message
  • Providing all-in pricing, including estimated postage costs, so you know the budget
  • Assembling the custom package exactly to your specifications
  • Individual mailing, provided with tracking, to list of recipients


With expertise in serving higher education, the team at Magellan Promotions is uniquely positioned to recommend relevant ideas that are effective for keeping students engaged and connected with the university. Your account manager will help with the entire process — from brainstorming solutions, picking the right products, deciding on packaging options — all the way through delivery.

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Postage Permits

We are happy to mail using a client’s USPS non-profit number. Here are a few best practices for this to go smoothly. Let our team know up front on the project so we can make sure to get the information we need right away. 

While our mail house does prefer to use their permit number for the mailing, we can use the client’s permit, If using their permit number, ensure there is enough postage to cover the mailing.

The information we need to in order to use a client’s nonprofit number includes the following:

Formatting the Mailing List

Our account team will advise on specific requirements for your project’s mailing list.  We generally recommend these best practices to format the mailing list: