Vinyl stickers can decorate the bumper of a car, help to personalize a cellphone case, make a piece of luggage stand out at the airport, combine with other stickers to create a collage and be used for a scrapbooking project. Their low cost also make them useful for advertising, and they can be passed out to large groups of people to promote bands, businesses, films, video games and other ventures.
Vinyl stickers can also be used as a temporary patch for a hole in a wall or even a piece of clothing, depending on the strength of the adhesive on the sticker and the surface that it is attaching to. This allows damage to become decoration. They can work as labels on drawers as well without damaging the furniture they're sticking to.
Vinyl stickers are also used for identifying groups of items as belonging together. For example, a band often personalizes its instruments with stickers featuring the band's logo. This is done for self-promotion, but it also helps the band keep track of its equipment during shows so the instruments do not get mixed up with those of other groups performing at the same venue. This is especially useful when items are getting shuffled around quickly, making identification more difficult if two or more items look the same.
Vinyl stickers are also water-resistant, making them ideal in outdoor locations where paper stickers typically fade or dissolve. This is why printing logos and advertisements for local businesses on them is so effective, because the stickers can last a long time once they are placed somewhere.