Whether you're talking about sports team apparel or "team wear" for a club, charity, workforce, or other situation, you want to make sure you are 100% satisfied with the investment you make in your team.
To make that happen, you need to approach team apparel from the get go with a clear set of criteria in mind by which to evaluate it. While everyone's most desired features will vary a bit, here are 5 factors that should help guide you in making a decision:
1. Full Customization
Clearly, the number one consideration in ordering team apparel is that you get exactly, precisely what you want. Whether we are talking about colors, patterns, material type, sizes, team logo and text, names and numbers of players, or anything else - full customization is key.
Don't limit yourself with a provider that can't handle deep customization but only gives you a few basic options. You should be able to create any type of uniform you like and see it come to life!
2. Long Durability
Look for a company adept at screen printing and custom embroidery and that offers highly quality, durable end products. Modern apparel printing techniques, tough materials, and genuine conscientious workmanship combine to yield a product that will endure for years to come and still be in good condition.
Remember that sports games, and even practice, put quite a strain on any type of clothing. For this reason, you may even want to order separate practice attire and game day attire to make sure everyone is always looking his or her best.
3. One Stop Shop
You don't have time to custom order your jerseys from one place, your hats from another, and your socks, gloves, windbreakers, duffel bags, and other team apparel pieces each from somewhere else.
Find a "one stop shop" that will meet all of your team's needs. It will make things much easier, coordinate the order, and save you time and money.
4. Bulk Orders
Some small time team wear manufacturers may have a difficult time fulfilling larger orders. But if you need dozens of full uniforms for your team members, done right, on time, and delivered to your door step - you can't put up with constant delays and snags.
Ask a company if they can handle bulk orders in a timely manner before you make the order. And give them a specific time frame so there's no miscommunication.
5. A Reliable Source
Take the time to research several sports apparel company before deciding to go with them. Find out who's been around awhile in the industry, what kind of reviews each company is getting online, and if they have a good rating with the BBB or other industry standard setting organizations.
You should be thinking long term, looking for a company you can trust as a reliable source of team wear for many years and numerous orders yet to come - not just focusing on this one order. After all, you don't want to have to go through the process of finding a new apparel printer every time you have a new need.
If you are looking for a reliable provider of top tier custom team apparel, consider Sportsanity Custom, located in DeLand, FL, and serving Volusia County, Central Florida, and beyond. Contact us today to learn more!