Up until recent years, if your school or company wanted to sell branded merchandise to its fans and employees, they had to break out the good ole paper order forms. Thankfully today there are several online options that take away the stressful paper work and money chasing. Here are 5 major advantages to using an online store for your next custom merchandise campaign.
1 – No Paper: This is one of the biggest reasons why people are transitioning all their fan gear and similar merchandise sales online. Paper forms can easily get lost and require a lot of time and attention. With everyone purchasing online, admins can easily login and see who ordered and who didn’t. No need to track this info on paper anymore!
2 – No Chasing Money: We’ve all had the responsibility of collecting money at some point in our life. Whether for church BBQ plates, summer fundraising campaigns or class t-shirts, the frustration is still the same. You’ve got to chase down money! With online stores, everyone pays with their credit card. Finally, an end to the “I’ll bring a check on Sunday” lingo. 😊
3 – No Inventory: One of the top complaints we receive from organizations wanting to transition all their fan gear to an online store is inventory. Traditionally, when schools or businesses order branded merchandise, they will either use a signup form or they will just bulk order a ton of stuff and hope to sell it. With an online store, everyone can see the merchandise and buy whatever they want upfront. This usually means no leftover inventory!
4 – No Cost: As good as all this sounds, you’re probably thinking that an online store will cost you a ton of money to setup. The good news is…it won’t. In fact, setting up your online store is 100% free and can take as little as 24 hours to open (depending on the time of year).
5 – No Wasted Time: They say that time is one of our most valuable commodities. It doesn’t matter how it’s saved. All that matters is saving it. Moving your next spirit wear or promotional item sale to an online store will save you quite a bit of time. Start saving today!
Here’s a LINK to a short video clip that may help explain how online stores work a little better. If you have any further questions or would like to setup your own store, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 800 340 8958.