In case you’ve been wondering how to get some cool LinkedIn swag, the LinkedIn Store is now open for business. In it you can find:
- Gel pens
- Microfleece vests and jackets
Not a bad start. The prices are fine, and I really like the pens.
But isn’t LinkedIn a business network? Are you going to wear a T-shirt or a fleece jacket to a business networking event? And most businesspeople I know don’t use backpacks to carry their laptops. LinkedIn clearly got way too much input on this from their Silicon Valley developers, who may actually go to networking events in their LinkedIn T-shirts. 😉
I’m sure some people other than LinkedIn employees will want some of the items currently being offered, but I think they’d get even more traction with products targeted at business people. Here are some things that would make a lot more sense in LinkedIn’s store:
- Business card holder
- Permanent name tag
- Golf/polo shirt
- White dress shirt with logo (that would look slick!)
- Coffee mug
- USB flash drives
What would you like to see in the LinkedIn store? LinkedIn is open to suggestions on their blog.