Buying Guides

 Running a corporate awards or recognition program may be all new to you.  Or perhaps your company has been running one for years and your current awards supplier just doesn't meet your needs anymore.

 Whatever the reason, this report will give you a detailed explanation of the corporate awards order  and delivery process. By following the steps outlined, you'll ensure that the recognition gifts you award truly reflect your corporate image; make the awards presenter look good; and ensure that you as the awards organiser or procurement manager build your professional reputation.

Please use this e-book as a guide to asking the right questions and, importantly, ensuring that you get your timing right. 

The Trophy Superstore is a leading supplier of Corporate Awards and Trophies in Australia. Every week, awards organisers and procurement managers ask us a range of questions that need to be answered.

This guide includes a comprehensive glossary of industry terms, so you can feel comfortable talking “apples and apples” with us.

Start here and work through this process. This guide will ensure that your stylish Corporate Awards are decorated exactly to your specifications and delivered to your specific location anywhere in Australia.The Trophy Superstore is an experienced awards supplier to corporates, and has rigorous processes in place to ensure  we meet corporate deadlines, allowing for any contingencies and last minute changes.

Key decisions will be required to ensure the awards are produced within your specified timeframe. To avoid any delays, it's important to ensure the decision makers will be available.

Your critical date in the process is the awards function or presentation. 

Once you know this date, your activities can be planned, working backwards from this date. Generally when working with corporate clients, we recommend allowing 7 - 10 days from the award selection to delivery. 

Ideally, the finished awards will be delivered to your office or on location at least 48 hours prior to the event. This will give you peace of mind that the awards have arrived, are correct and ready to be presented. 

Whether you’re awarding your staff, suppliers or corporate partners, it’s important to select awards that make a great impression.

There are a range of awards available, including crystal, glass, acrylics, plaques, clocks and trays.

Crystal awards have become increasingly popular for corporate awards presentations, and are superior to glass. Alternatively, for team awards, a plaque or tray may be preferred for display purposes. Our customer service team can provide you with the right advice in selecting your awards. All of our catalogues are online in PDF format so you can include details and images in your proposal or view online at Corporate Awards.


Our online shop will enable you to select a range of awards and obtain indicative pricing for final decision by the awards presenter or committee.

Contact The Trophy Superstore customer service line on 07 3841 6055 for a quote

Our customer service representative will ask you a few questions to ensure we provide you with an accurate quotation. You may not have all the answers yet – that's OK.

Commonly, you'll be asked:

·         The date and location of the presentation

·         The preferred size of the awards

·         The preferred type of awards, i.e. crystal, glass acrylic or custom built awards

·         The artwork required and whether any logo or words need to be redrawn

·         Any budget restraints

Based on this information, we quote an indicative timeframe and provide you with a quote within 48 hours, or sooner if necessary.

Our quotations are all inclusive: award, engraving and GST.

We do provide a discount structure for large volume orders and this information is available in our online store so you can obtain an indicative estimate. For single items, we do not provide a discount structure.

Most companies rely on the photographs in our catalogue to decide which awards to use. However, if you are ordering more than 20 award items we can supply you with a sample of your preferred award, including engraving, for the cost of one award. If this engraved sample is included in your order, we will refund you the price of the sample.

If you wish to order a sample item, please allow 1 to 2 days extra in your timing.

Once the quotation is approved, we'll work with you to ensure the selected awards are ready for your awards function.