Smart way to feel better about filling 200 small uniform orders at once or 20,000 all year long

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Feb 26, 2019 9:35:00 AM

Successful uniform vendors and employee apparel providers understand that employers have to source uniforms as they hire people, a fact that often translates into orders that are quite small. This fact can make inventory management incredibly challenging to say the least. Because of the way that on-demand and turnkey apparel services are set up, these challenges can be minimized and ordering demands, of any level, are dealt with in a straightforward and seamless manner. Utilize a bespoke platform to put your mind at ease, whether you are processing 200 or 20,000 small orders throughout the year.

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Tags: uniforms, how to sell uniforms, starting a uniform business, uniform orders, uniform business

Smart way to stop being afraid your website technology will frustrate uniform customers

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Feb 20, 2019 10:05:00 AM

In our modern age businesses conduct the bulk of their transactions on the internet; this fact causes some people a lot of unnecessary angst. If you are concerned that your website technology will frustrate your customers, don't be. Follow these helpful hints and you will be able to streamline your ordering and customer service platforms into an efficient and enjoyable experience for your clients and their employees.

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

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