Smart ways to get rid of worries about cash investments in inventory

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Jan 16, 2019 8:59:00 AM

Are you up at night worrying about how much cash you have sitting in inventory with hopes that you will be able to move the product soon? Inventory management can be one of the most stress-inducing aspects of business ownership. You worry that you ordered too much of a product that could turn out to be a low seller or not enough of the product that can give a healthy boost to your bottom line. With a turn-key apparel service, those worries can be put to rest and you can enjoy a great night of sleep! If inventory woes are keeping you up at night, it's time to take a look at changing your business model.

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Tags: uniforms, selling uniforms, starting a uniform business, uniform business

The SmartBuy|TK way to feel safe about how to grow your business

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Jan 8, 2019 9:25:33 AM

Now that you have established your business and feel comfortable with your initial level of success, you may be wondering, "What's next?". When you sit down to consider your plans for future growth you may wish that you have a crystal ball! Yes, you will research your market and analyze trends, while examining your firm's past performance for any clues into future results. Constant innovation and attention to sales channels, fulfillment, and providing top service to your clients can leave little energy to focus on big-picture initiatives.

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Everyone Wants To Wear A Uniform

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Dec 6, 2018 11:21:32 AM

There are many reasons to require your employees to wear a uniform, but there are also a lot of reasons for staff members to wear employee apparel. In addition to instant recognition by customers, uniforms can also foster a stronger feeling of belonging and cohesiveness among employees. What is it about wearing a uniform that so many people find appealing? From NFL jerseys proudly worn on Sundays to concert tees; fans love to show the world their favorites! Add in iconic logo shirts from brands like Ford and EMT attire worn by hip-hop artists, it becomes clear that people love to wear clothing that reflects their tastes and makes them a part of a larger group.

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Tags: employee apparel program, job specific uniforms, uniform business, retail uniforms

MedSpring Urgent Care's Stylish Scrubs

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Nov 20, 2018 8:17:32 AM

While ER's take care of you when you need critical care, walk-in clinics can assist you with other non-life-threatening conditions. It is their duty to ensure that you receive the care that you need, with some of them being open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. It is these physicians and nurses who work the long hours to ensure that you get the medical treatment you need, even at the early hours of the morning. Because of this, they equip themselves with the best uniforms possible that improve comfort and give them the flexibility they need to respond quickly to patient's needs.

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Tags: uniforms, power of employee apparel, medical apparel

Do-It-Yourself Uniform Sales Versus Outsourced Solutions

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Nov 13, 2018 12:14:05 PM

Are you considering a move into the growing employee apparel industry? This market segment shows a lot of growth potential and offers a lot of opportunity to both seasoned and new entrepreneurs alike. There are two different models that you can adopt when you begin your uniform sales business, the do-it-yourself route or an outsourced solution. Let's take a closer look at both types to gain a better understanding of how they each fit into the overall market.

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Tags: uniforms, employee apparel, starting a uniform business, uniform business, retail uniforms

Power of Employee Apparel: Tricky Fish extends brand offering branded apparel to the public

Posted by Rick Levine on Nov 6, 2018 7:12:12 AM

When Tricky Fish opened its first location in 2017, diners were attracted to the brand’s relaxed and fun environment. They asked questions about the brand’s logo on promotional items in the restaurant.  Tricky Fish extended the brand by launching Tricky Fish Life, a lifestyle brand featuring sportswear and more, just in time for the holiday season.

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Tags: new markets, power of employee apparel, retail uniforms

Benefits of Sizing Events for You and Your Customers

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Oct 25, 2018 8:45:00 AM

Main Benefits of Hosting a Sizing Event for Your Customers

As a uniform provider, you probably work behind the scenes most of the time. Your customers rely on you to fill their orders and deliver employee apparel in a seamless manner. When you are doing your job right, it's likely that you don't have much interaction with your customer. This is never a great way to build a business relationship that will withstand the pressures of price changes or competitors trying to poach established clients.

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Tags: selling uniforms, how to sell uniforms, uniform business, retail uniforms

Power of Employee Apparel: Lights, Camera, Action! Here's How Wearing The Same Shirt Helped Build a Brand

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Oct 16, 2018 8:44:20 AM

"All the world's a stage" is a famous line written by Williams Shakespeare. It's from his play, As You Like It and continues, "And all the men and women merely players; And one man in his time plays many parts..." Here's a story about how a shirt design helped build a brand for a small volunteer organization.

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Tags: new markets, power of employee apparel, volunteer uniforms

How Linen and Laundries Can Cold Call on Local Businesses To Sell Employee Apparel

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Oct 9, 2018 10:14:00 AM

Untapped Revenue Potential for Your Local Linen and Laundry Company

Is your linen and laundry service running out of steam? If you are searching for new revenue streams, it's time to learn more about employee apparel sales. Many of the same organizations and businesses that are your current customers also have a need to purchase staff uniforms and employee apparel. You likely have restaurants and hospitals on your client roster already, and these are also two top prospects for employee apparel sales. Learning more about a hands-off and fully outsourced employee apparel sales opportunity can give you the edge you need to continue growing your already successful business. 

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Tags: employee apparel program, sell restaurant uniforms, new markets, finding uniform prospects, linen and laundry companies

Power of Employee Apparel - The Crisp Shirts, Khaki Pants of West Marine

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Oct 2, 2018 8:55:00 AM

Located in the Silver Bluff area of Miami, at 3635 South Dixie Highway, West Marine has everything that you need to make your time on the water even more fun!  West Marine began as the West Coast Ropes store in 1968. This first iteration of the popular marine supply store was a mail order store that primarily sold nautical nylon ropes. From there, the company evolved to become what we now know as West Marine in 1975 in Palo Alto, CA. From these humble beginnings, a watercraft superstore was born! In Southern Florida, you will find a West Marine store in almost every area as Miami residents love boating, fishing and all manner of activities associated with the nearby Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal Waterway!

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Tags: uniforms, employee apparel, employee apparel program, job specific uniforms, power of employee apparel, retail uniforms