How to sell merchandise with Clothes2order: 6 Top Tips

Whether you’ve set up your own store to sell your merchandise, clothing designs or uniform through our Merchandise Stores platform already, or you’ve only just given it thought, we’ve put together our top selling tips to help you get the most out of your store and ultimately successfully sell your designs.

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1. Have a good range of products.

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The more products you choose to sell, the better. Don’t just choose one t-shirt you like and stick to it – you’re more likely to sell to your fans, members or customers if you have a good range of items. Why not add a t-shirt, a hoodie AND a cap for example? 

 2. Customise your store.

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Whether you’re a charity, a group or a school, you’ll want to let your fans and supporters get a feel for who you are on your clothing store. Pick a background image that represents you, change the font colours and link colours to represent your brand. Check out Dead Amigos Apparel‘s store: their simple but effective use of black and white adds lots of character to their store. To edit your store’s appearance, click on “Edit Store Details and Visual Design” the under “Your Store” tab.

3. Upload quality images.

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Make sure you give your customer an accurate representation of how your design will look on the garment. It is vital that you upload high resolution images of your designs and logos that you want to sell in order for the print quality to be as high as possible. A pixelated logo uploaded onto your store will result in a pixelated logo being printed.

4. Sell your products.

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It may sound easy, but make sure you include an eye-catching & striking description of your product. We include the tech details of the product, such as composition, weight and brand for you, so all you need to do is include a short, slick description of your product that will make your supporters, fans, members or customers really want to buy.

5. Set a realistic selling price.

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The higher the price, the more commission you’ll earn from us. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll sell more products. By setting yourself a competitive price, you’re more likely to make more commission or raise funds. Think how much would you expect to pay for a printed or embroidered garment – set yourself a reasonable price that you think accurately represents what your brand is about, and stick to it.  

 6. Promote your store.

Once you’ve set up your store, actively tell your fans, members and supporters about it. They won’t come and visit your store if they don’t know about it! Tweet about it, Facebook it, email your supporters about it, add a link on your website and launch it through your blog. The quicker you get the word out about your store, the sooner you’ll have visits and the sooner you’ll be selling your merchandise.

Ready?

If you’re ready to set up a store, congratulations! Create it here.

Any questions about setting up a store with us? Feel free to tweet us or visit our Facebook page.

 


Clothes2order features on ITV News

If you missed us on ITV’s national news bulletin last Wednesday night, you can catch us here again!

We featured as part of a news segment on the recovering economy, and how this has helped business grow at a phenomenal rate here at Clothes2order.

We thought our Managing Director, Michael Conway and Order Processor Kirsty Stephens did a cracking job!

 


“What I learned from Sir Richard Branson”

Our MD, Michael Conway, was lucky enough to be invited to spend time with the Virgin founder on Necker island. From kitesurfing to a business Q&A session, find out what 5 days with one of the most successful businessmen on earth taught our MD.

Business lessons in world’s most exclusive classroom


The Most Popular Slogan T-Shirts from around the web

The slogan t-shirt remains one of the most popular ways to express personal, social or political statements. Below we’ve rounded up the most talked about slogan t-shirts of 2015 so far…

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The hashtag #Meninist has become extremely popular in recent weeks – despite existing as a profile on Twitter since 2013, according to the BBC. Seeking to represent “the difficulties of being a man in the 21st Century”, we’re thinking it may have been inspired by the below campaign…

This is what a feminist looks like

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The latest slogan shirt trend among celebrities and politicians was the above “This is what a feminist looks like t-shirt”, worn by those keen to stress their feminist credentials.  Unfortunately, the original t-shirt supplier in question was burdened by claims that it was manufactured in a sweat shop.

Kim Sears’ I Shih Tzu Not tee

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This slogan tee worn by Andy Murray’s fiancee proved popular with fashion pundits from around the web.

Miley Cyrus’ I had nothing to wear so I put on this Moschino dress

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Teamed with a slogan bag bearing the popstar’s name, Miley Cyrus makes a bold fashion statement with this Moschino dress.

The Oscars are on their way…

Will there be another recording breaking selfie? What slogan could represent this year’s Oscars?

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Have you got any t-shirt slogan suggestions for this year’s Oscars? Share your comments below or tweet us @Clothes2order


T-Shirts, Buzz Aldrin and the Big Space Race

The debate as to whether man should return to the Moon or venture to Mars has lasted nearly as long as time itself. Should we stick to what we know, or venture out further afar to the unknown territories of Mars?

Although man may want to explore and test the surface of Mars, experts say it is too soon. “If we started going to Mars any time soon everybody would die. We don’t know what we are doing yet. We have to have a bunch of inventions between now and Mars”, declared Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to walk in space, at a Guardian Live event in London on Sunday. “Where we are going to go next is the moon. That’s where we are going to go because it just makes sense. It is only three days away and we can invent so many things.”

Well-known space engineers and pilots are now starting to show their Moon or Mars support via slogan t-shirts. Legendary astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, is advocating a mission to Mars by the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, via his “Get your ass to Mars” t-shirt below.

  However, David Masten, rocket designer and founder of Masten Space Systems, has shown his support for another moon landing with his slogan t-shirt:

 

Do you think slogan t-shirts are the  way to express your opinion?

Leave your comment below or tweet us @Clothes2order, or leave us a message on Facebook


Important information: Christmas delivery dates

With Christmas drawing closer, we want to make sure all of our customers are aware of our last delivery dates to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery. Make sure you get your order in as soon as possible to avoid paying express charges!

 

Last date for standard (7-10 working days) delivery: Before 10am on Dec 8th

Last date for 4 day express delivery: Before 10am on Dec 16th

Last date for 24 hour express delivery: Before 10am on Dec 19th

Any questions or if you need help, feel free to tweet us @Clothes2order or visit our Facebook page. Alternatively you can give us a ring on 08456 522 655, or email us at customer.support@clothes2order.com

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all our customers

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Meet the Clothes2order Mo Bro Crew

Movember is almost over meaning you can draw a sigh of relief – there are only 6 days to go before moustaches all over the world can be shaved off.

Before that, meet our team, who have done very well in raising over £160 so far to promote men’s health! Oh..and see if you can spot the intruders below…

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In other news this month…

Want to earn as you shop at Clothes2order.com?

When you recommend us to a friend, you’ll earn £5 credit for your Clothes2order account for every purchase they make over £30. Oh, and they’ll also get £3 credit to spend on their next order too.

Click here to find out more about our refer a friend programme.refer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally…the Clothes2order online Christmas Shop is now open

From jolly jumpers to wonderful onesies, the Clothes2order Christmas shop is full of fun festive treats, ready for you to personalise with a name, logo or design! Whether you want customised Christmas jumpers for the office, or want to surprise a family member with their name and design on an apron, there’s loads to choose from at the Clothes2order.com Christmas Shop.

 

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Facebook founder Zuckerberg: Why I wear the same t-shirt everyday

Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, has recently revealed in his first public Q&A the reason why he wears his famous grey t-shirt everyday. He owns several versions of the same t-shirt, and has disclosed that he believes choosing what to wear, along with what to eat for breakfast, is a “silly” decision he would rather not spend time and energy on.

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Supporting one of the great advantages of wearing a uniform for work, we have to agree with Zuckerberg – not having to make that decision about what to wear for work certainly saves money and the time spent agonizing over your wardrobe.

Zuckerberg, however, isn’t the only well-known entrepreneur to be famous for wearing the same outfit to work everyday. Below is our top selection of other wellknown faces who have worn the same clothing (or versions of) for work over the years:

Simon Cowell

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The TV presenter and music producer is well-known for wearing his standard open collar white shirt, high-waisted trousers and black jacket.

 

Richard Branson

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You will rarely see the founder of Virgin wearing anything but a white shirt, much like Cowell above.

 

Steve Jobs

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The late Apple boss and co-founder’s daily attire was his black turtleneck.

Designer Karl Lagerfeld is rarely seen without his trademark gloves, white shirt, black tie and black sunglasses.

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While the colour variation and creativity isn’t exactly riveting, these guys have saved themselves a lot of time over the years. Is there anyone we’ve missed off the list? Let us know below or tweet us @Clothes2order.

 

 

 


Clothes2order goes Sober for October!

It’s almost the end of October which means that if you’re taking part in Sober October, your days of sobriety are nearly over!

Emma, one of our account managers here at Clothes2order, has almost successfully completed Sober October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Although as part of Sober October rules there is a chance to buy a golden ticket for £10 to have a night off, and a glass of wine (or two), Emma has so far stayed alcohol-free for the whole month.

She has already raised £165 but the month isn’t over yet! If you’d like to donate to Emma to help raise vital funds to support cancer suffers please give here

Have you been taking part in Sober October? Or will you be doing Movember or any other charity events in the run up to Christmas? Let us know below to be in with a chance of winning a printed t-shirt in support of your cause!

Alternatively you can tweet us or facebook us to let us know what you are doing in support of your chosen charity :)


COMPETITION: What Are You Doing to Make Your Business Stand Out?

**Fancy winning our Regatta Standout range of jackets?**

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Simply share a photo with us of what your business, team, charity or group is doing to stand out and our favourite pic will win one of each of the new Regatta Stand Out Jackets as shown below, each personalised with your logo…worth over £120!

Ways to share your photo:

Tweet us @Clothes2order using the hashtag #StandOut

Share at Facebook.com/clothes2order

GOOD LUCK!

We’ve had some great entries already:

The new range from Regatta focuses on providing colour, warmth and style for both men and women. With a choice of fleeces, a softshell with detachable hood and waterproof jacket, this range is perfect for adding a splash of colour to your uniform or promotional wear, whatever the weather. View it on Clothes2order here >>

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Terms & conditions

Competition closes 31st December 2014. 1 x winner will receive: 1 x Regatta Standout Ardmore Jacket, 1 x Regatta Standout Arley Hooded Softshell, 1 x Regatta Standout Adamsville Full Zip Fleece, 1 x Regatta Standout Ashville Half Zip Fleece. Clothes2order reserve the right to end any promotion at any time.