Service Tips, Top Picks, and a Trip Down Memory Lane.

August is our birthday month here at Threds and we are celebrating 25 years of service by sharing a timeline of how far we have come since 1994.

Rooted in humble beginnings, Threds officially launched in August of 1994 as a retail clothing store selling salvaged vintage jeans. Screen printing followed shortly in 1996. To highlight our screen printing origins, here’s a tip on how to brand on a budget utilizing our services.

When planning a custom T-shirt order on a small budget, consider the following:

  1. Select a simple 1-2 color design that will reduce the cost of your overall spend while still being able to successfully portray your logo or message. 

  2. Consider a 1-print location verses multiple print areas on the garment. You can achieve great brand visibility with a single front or left chest print option, like the examples below.

  3. Comfort over brand. Consider going with a cheaper brand of shirt that can provide the same level of comfort. You’ll save on costs, but not at the expense of quality. 

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In 1997, Threds included promotional offerings into our business portfolio. This allowed us to expand our overall custom branding capabilities and garner more corporate business. Check out Threds pick of the top 5 go to promotional items for any occasion:

1.    Drinkware 

2.    Tote bags

3.    Writing instruments

4.    Koozies

5.    Notebooks

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Embroidery joined the family of offerings in 1999 to service clients who wanted a more formal branded apparel look and feel. Check out our list of items that are a best fit for embroidery services:

1.    Polo shirts

2.    Fleece 

3.    Hats

4.    Jackets (non-waterproof)


Finally, in 2003 Threds introduced a fulfillment and e-commerce division, making us a full service branding powerhouse with a national footprint. What does this service do for customers?

  1. It provides an entire team of creative thinkers, committed to developing branded merchandise that resonates with your customers.

  2. We have a dedicated account & design team that understands your brand.

  3. We handle all the customer service needs.

  4. It provides fast, affordable shipping options.

  5. It provides design, production, inventory and order fulfillment all under one roof.

  6. We provide accurate product sales and inventory reports.

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Let Threds be a part of your brand’s story. We’ll do more than produce it; we’ll help you tell it. Start your custom apparel or promotional project today! 

Top 5 benefits of an Online Uniform Program

Threds creates custom restaurant uniform sites.

 

#1. Uniforms at a touch of a button

The internet is a beautiful and easily accessible thing, so why not take advantage of it? Online shopping is incredibly relaxed and convenient for many consumers and in this case, employees, franchise owners and store managers. An online store features custom uniform garments for employees to order and pay for whenever needed. By creating an online ordering platform, it helps managers and franchise owners simply click to order.

#2.Complete customization

An online uniform program is a customized store that is designed to fit your unique set of needs.  It is important to feature quality items that are stylish, functional and offers flexible fit.  Online stores provides your company the opportunity to feature custom apparel unique to all of your store locations and is readily accessible for all store managers and employees.

#3. Supports all franchise locations 

An online platform is ideal for those that have multiple locations, but want to keep all locations brand consistent. in unison and as seamless an possible.  A consistent employee appearance is vital when creating a unified image for your company.

#4.Hands free

When having an uniform program, there are many efforts that come with it. This being said, when choosing to partner with an online uniform program consultant, all the work is done for you- hassle free. The consultant will build and manage your online store, develop apparel and promotional products, process orders/returns, warehouse and ship the products all in house just for you.  Certain consultants will also manage all customer service and customer inquiries which gives you one less thing to worry about! Sounds like a win, win to us.

#5.cost effective

Partnering with an online uniform program provider can help a growing business.  Your partner should provide an in-depth analysis of your current fulfillment and shipping methods.  Having a fulfillment partner create an analysis of your current inventory, labor, shipping and packaging options can open many opportunities for cutting costs and save you a lot of time.  A true fulfillment partner will offer you cost-savings along with guaranteed, on-time shipping and accurately fulfilled orders. You also benefit from cost savings and the satisfaction of having a one-stop shop for all your transporting, production, and order processing needs for your employees.

The Takeaway

Finding a well established online uniform program partner is ultimately the best route to take for your business and employees. In addition to value-added services, the convenience of connecting with a online fulfillment consultant takes all the burdens out of uniform programs out of your hands and into theirs. All the work is done for you, with a touch of a button!

 

If you are interested in starting your own online uniform program, we can help develop a custom e-commerce platform to support your needs. Find out why we are the perfect partner for you here.