Merchandise Question :)

Business By adventuregal Updated 26 Sep 2010 , 9:33pm by adventuregal

adventuregal Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 1:54am
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Hey everyone icon_smile.gif
I started my business in September-we are doing all the bazaars this year and I'm hoping I can find a good place to get some items before then. I'm mostly wanting to get t-shirts for our stand workers and a banner. If anyone on here has a suggestion or good experience with a certain company I would love the info!!! icon_biggrin.gif
Thank you in advance

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tmdoxie Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 3:15am
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Do you have a local screen printing shop that could make shirts for you? I think that would be the most afforable way and the easiest.

scp1127 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 3:19am
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www.zazzle.com !* Great shirts, etc. Quality is great too and they are fast. Just start with one you like and start customizing.

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indydebi Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 10:20am
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I'm a big believer in "support your local small business" when possible, so I agree with tmdoxie.

Evoir Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 11:24am
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Cheapest I have found is VistaPrint online. But I have also been VERY impressed with prices and quality of work with local embroidery and screenprinting businesses. Just make sure you order early as possible icon_smile.gif

mayo2222 Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 12:16pm
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Check out www.Cafepress.com *I was throughly impressed. I had 1 custom pregnancy shirt made for my wife and I wasn't sure what size to order. Well I ended up ordering the wrong size and was going to ship it back (30 day return policy) and get a different size. I contacted them about it and the said keep my shirt and they will just send a new one at no cost to me.

They are more expensive that you will find at a local screen printer though, but you can more than just shirts. You can also sell your items directly from their website and never have to deal with inventory.

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Occther Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 12:38pm
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I always used a local supplier for embroidered or silk screen shirts. I agree with Debi & tmdoxie. It is great to support local business and helps to encourage support of your business. Plus a lot of them are more willing to do small orders because they want the business.

bakingpw Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 12:52pm
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www.wetinkprinting.com * has great prices and turn-around times.

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kansaslaura Posted 25 Sep 2010 , 5:29pm
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Originally Posted by Occther

I always used a local supplier for embroidered or silk screen shirts. I agree with Debi & tmdoxie. It is great to support local business and helps to encourage support of your business. Plus a lot of them are more willing to do small orders because they want the business.




Absolutey!!!!! We've got a wonderful place that does that and did the signage for my windows as well. Shop at home first!!! It always comes back in a positive way.

adventuregal Posted 26 Sep 2010 , 9:33pm
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thanks for the advice everyone! We plan to be very local-oriented so I think I'll have to look more into that first-I hadn't had much luck when I called around last week, but it's worth trying again icon_smile.gif The only place I've ever ordered from was customizedgirl.com and that was for a very embarrassing non cake related teeshirt LOL

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