How to Create a Swag Store for Customized Hoodies
Customized hoodies are one of the most popular types of custom clothing, delivering comfort, warmth, and style.
Whether you want to create a swag store so your clients can feel more connected to your brand or offer personalized gifts to your employees, the guide below will tell you everything you need to know.
From production methods to printing and embroidery, print on demand services to design your own hoodies, there are so many decisions you need to make – and we can help you to make the right ones!
Find a Supplier
If you want your swag store to succeed, you need to find a trustworthy and reliable vendor or print-on-demand company whose team ensures you receive consistent good quality products each time you place an order.
When it comes to ordering hoodies from a swag supplier, there are several production factors that you need to think about, including what materials they use and how their custom hoodies are printed – via screen print, for instance.
Additionally, there’s the environmental and ethical side of your business to consider. If you like to showcase yourself as an eco friendly brand, you may want to choose an organic hoodie material and order from a fair trade supplier.
You also need to look into what type of printing and embroidery your supplier uses, as you want to ensure you will get a high-quality finished product – the small details truly do matter! If possible, ordering a small sample before placing a larger order is wise to ensure your chosen company provides quality embroidery and printing. Most reputable suppliers will provide a small sample if you ask.
It’s always a good idea to make sure your vendor will supply you with product mock-ups of your designed products to ensure you are happy with the results before you go ahead and order 100 hoodies!
Alternatively, if you don’t want to use a third party to design your custom hoodies, you can choose to do this yourself. However, you will need to invest in some printing equipment and be prepared for a steep learning curve if you have never designed a garment on your own before!
Choose the Type of Hoodie
There’s a wide range of styles of custom hoodies for you to choose from – and you need to make sure you pick the right one for your specific business type.
From sleeveless hoodies ideal for those working in warmer climates to high-visibility hoodies for construction workers, you’ll need to find a style that suits the bespoke nature of your company and the customers in your target audience.
Tip: You can also get your custom hoodie selection made professionally by the experts (hint: you’ve already found us!)
Decide on Quantities
How many custom hoodies do you think you’re going to need? While you might believe it’s better to start small and order more if required, this is not the most cost-effective way to create and maintain a swag store.
For instance, if you plan on taking your customized hoodies to a conference, you’ll likely need larger quantities. You may be surprised at just how popular this type of branded merchandise is – and you’ll run out in no time!
Furthermore, it’s worth noting that some vendors have a minimum order quantity, so make sure to check the small print before ordering.
Check Your Order
It’s imperative to check over your order before you make payment. The last thing you want is to receive 100+ custom hoodies with a glaring error!
Make sure to check the color and size as well as the clarity of the logo and any text you have added.
Remember, a personalized hoodie is only a great promotional product if it is made to the highest of standards. A low-quality custom hoodie will only reflect poorly on your brand, not to mention it’ll make unhappy customers who’ll be unlikely to purchase from your hoodie store again!