Triple Threat: Nothing says “great uniform company” better than offering rental, lease and direct purchase

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Jun 4, 2019 8:33:06 AM

Nothing says “great uniform company” better than “we can help you with rental programs, lease programs, and direct purchase.” There's no need to stop with just one service when it's possible to become a great company that provides them all! When you work with SmartBuy|TK we make sure that your direct sales program is best in class, and give you the foundation that's necessary to become a great uniform company, no matter your size, location, or previous experience.

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Tags: employee apparel, new markets, linen and laundry companies, retail uniforms

Power Of Employee Apparel: Pressed Coffee & Books Is A Business Brewing Their Brand

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 20, 2019 10:19:00 AM

Coffee and Books: A Match Made In Small Town Heaven

A historic downtown in Pennsylvania is experiencing a revitalization and a new business, Pressed Coffee & Books is one of the newest storefronts that is brewing up some business. A creative couple decided to quit their professional day jobs, trust their entrepreneurial spirit and build a new business together. Their concept combined some of their favorite things, specialty coffees, fresh crepes and classic books. Not only is this coffee shop located in what used to be famous author, John O'Hara's home, his books line the book shelves that customers are welcome to read while they enjoy their drinks. He is just one of the authors represented in their book mix.

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Tags: employee apparel, restaurant supply, finding uniform prospects, retail uniforms

Power of Employee Apparel: Golf Galaxy Employee Apparel Unifies the Staff at this Golfer's Dream Store

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 12, 2019 9:15:38 AM

Florida is a popular destination for golfers at all performance levels, and visitors often need to pick up some gear before they hit the links. If you are visiting Florida and find that you need some golf balls or some apparel head out to Golf Galaxy in Pembroke Pines. This amazing store has everything you need and a knowledgeable staff that will get you set up and out onto the course in no time.

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

The Smart way to avoid being upset by customer calls when their order does not arrive

Posted by SmartBuy|TK on Mar 6, 2019 10:53:00 AM

The best way to minimize communication from upset customers is to get their orders right, every time. When you utilize an automated system, lost orders and errors in delivery can soon become a thing of the past! When you have a multi-step process that relies on manual inputs and tickler systems to alert customers to updated regarding their orders, there is a high probability of error. And, we all know that an unhappy customer is very rarely a returning customer!

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Tags: employee apparel program, selling uniforms, uniform business, retail uniforms

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

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

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 - 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