Uniforms and branded apparel may be necessary for your business, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. If you feel restricted by your current corporate clothing options, there’s a great solution you may not know about: creating a company apparel web store with Inkd Apparel. We’ve found there are many reasons companies set up a website where customers can order custom apparel, including fundraising for a great cause, branded polo shirts for corporate events, and crowdfunding drives.
No matter the reason, a corporate custom apparel web store can address all of your needs. Plus, Inkd Apparels Order Together, Pay Separate feature makes ordering custom company apparel simple and fun! Let’s take a closer look at how your business can benefit from a custom company apparel web store.
Corporate Custom Apparel Web Stores Provide Convenient Access
A lot of businesses will place their custom apparel orders only once or twice a year, usually before a big company event. While that’s understandable, it usually results in a lot of unnecessary stress. Collecting money, shirt sizes, and orders can be a real pain, and someone will undoubtedly forget to order or make a mistake. But when you work with Inkd to set up a free online store, everyone can order together but pay separately, which means no one has to keep track of order forms or distributing your t-shirts or company polo shirts. It also gives employees the freedom to order when they want; you can have your web store open for several periods during the year, so no one has to wait for next year’s event to roll around.
Our Web Stores Offer More Versatile Custom Apparel Options
When companies handle their apparel orders in a more traditional way, there aren’t typically many options for employees to choose from. Many times, they’ll have only one or two possible shirts they can order, with few decoration options. But with a web store, you can have all sorts of apparel and decoration offerings available for your employees. Instead of just one polo shirt with a standard logo, you can offer a couple of different kinds with custom embroidery for their name and job title. Or you can add t-shirts, hoodies, vests, button-downs, and hats with a fresh new logo that’s either screen printed or embroidered. If your employees have more choices, they’ll often feel more enthusiastic about wearing these items (even when they don’t have to!).
Custom Company Apparel Web Stores Help You Raise Money More Consistently
Ultimately, most businesses have to consider their bottom line. The good news is that an apparel web store can actually help you meet your financial goals. A company web store allows employees to place orders more regularly, which means you’ll have money coming in more consistently. That can help you achieve your business goals a lot more efficiently. This is especially true if you’re a non-profit organization or want to raise money for a worthy cause. While the average product fundraiser will generate more than $3,100 for non-profits and schools, having web store access throughout the year may allow you to bring in more money, more often. Whether you use that revenue directly to grow your business or you decide to donate it to a charitable organization, a web store will allow you to do so at any time, rather than once or twice a year.
A Web Store Can Allow Anyone to Purchase Your Custom Company Shirts
Of course, most of your corporate apparel orders will likely come from employees. But you should think beyond your direct team, too. You can use your company web store to encourage clients, friends, and family members to get involved. Not only will the revenue help your business, but it can be an excellent way to increase your brand visibility, both in your own community and across the country. When there’s a potential for a higher number of orders, your company stands only to benefit. Even better, you can easily share your web store link via social media, too!
A Corporate Custom Apparel Web Store Will Boost Your Brand Awareness
When your employees wear their custom apparel, your brand awareness will be heightened. But because a web store is so easy to operate and to order from — and can be opened as many times as you want throughout a given year — your business will benefit way more than with traditional corporate apparel ordering. Having numerous options and opportunities for ordering will increase employee morale and will likely make them actually want to wear these items to work, for company events, and even on their days off. When your employees are proud to wear company apparel and have more chances to do so, your brand will get more attention for the right reasons.
Looking for a better way to order your company polo shirts and other custom apparel? Inkd can build your custom site, design your apparel, and help you place those orders quickly. For more information, get in touch with us today!