Things to consider when investing in staff uniforms

Between the warmer temperatures and freedom of holiday breaks from work and school, brick and mortar businesses notice an increase in foot traffic during these summer months. Other industries also observe a pre-Christmas business serge which welcome new customers into the database. Their lasting impression and experience with a business could be the difference between a one-off customer and one who returns. First impressions count and staff uniform appearance can be the difference between a professional first impression and one that’s not.

Staff uniforms must serve a dual purpose of functionality and professionalism so staff are comfortable and their job is not restricted, and appearance is top-notch.

Below are three things to consider when looking for a staff uniform for the summer.

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Consider Your Industry

When thinking about the uniforms or apparel requirements of your business take what type of work you are doing into consideration when purchasing. Working in different environments will naturally impact on the type of products required. If you’re unsure it’s best to speak with your local EmbroidMe store about options best suited for your business. Working in the outdoors, food industry, and flammable areas will each require different products in their own right.

Consider the Product Specifications

With a wealth of products available choice can quickly become overwhelming and deciphering the product codes can become confusing. Products have different feature ratings such as breathability and longevity so you’ll want to get this right to obtain the ‘perfect fit’ for your organisation.

Consider the Branding

Your industry and business will impact the type of uniform branding your organisation requires. For example, hospitality may require a high quality embroidered logo on the left chest to be easily recognised, while tradesmen might require a name, role, business logo on both the front and back of each garment so they’re easily identifiable.

EmbroidMe doesn’t only brand shirts but can supply them too, and often at a competitive rate! EmbroidMe is a network of branding solution companies specialising in branded clothing and promotional products. In fact, we’re New Zealand’s largest branded apparel group so we’re confident that we’ll be able to find the best solution for your business to Get Noticed.

For further advice on sourcing the right staff uniform talk to our team today and consider the points above before making your next purchase.

Fitness and Wellness Promotional Products

More and more companies have realised that keeping employees healthy has a positive impact on their bottom lines. Some of the reasons companies have become attuned to their employees’ health and wellness include: health care cost savings, improved productivity and decreased sick leave.

This embrace of employee health and wellness has led to companies starting wellness programs to help employees stop smoking and lose weight, preventive health screenings, even on-site fitness centres. Offering your employees fitness-related promotional products is an excellent way to complement or jump-start your company’s wellness program.

EmbroidMe offers a wide variety of fitness-related promotional products that you can brand with your company’s design or logo, including:

  • Food and Fitness Journals – Journals that allow users to track daily exercise routines and food intake, including calories, fat grams and carbohydrates.
  • Fitness Towels – Customisable light, ultra-absorbent towels available in a variety of sizes, colours and materials such as microfiber or cotton.
  • Pedometers – EmbroidMe offers a range of pedometers, from those that just measure steps to those that measure steps, miles, kilometres and calories and include wireless technology that transfers data to a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • Sports Bottles – Available in a variety of sizes, colours, designs and materials, these eco-friendly alternatives to non-reusable water bottles are sure to keep your employees and clients hydrated.

With custom promotional fitness and wellness products from EmbroidMe you can promote your brand while encouraging your employees and customers alike to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Workwear Promotion

Health and safety laws are being discussed in parliament and will likely bring changes to legislation, so our focus over August and September is all about workwear. Workwear includes more than hi vis, in fact it incorporates retail, hospitality, and trades uniforms. Staff must be comfortable while at work and they require a uniform that perfectly caters for the industry they are in.

Give us a call today to discuss different workwear options to suit your business. Furthermore when you call us, ask about our special workwear offer as you may be eligible!

Visit our website for more information on workwear clothing or to find your nearest store!

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Common Misconceptions about Promotional Products

May 12There are a lot of misconceptions about promotional marketing and promotional products that can scare of SMBs that are new to this form of marketing.

Allow us to set the record straight on these common myths:

People Just Throw Them Out

Everyone has received some kind of item branded with a company’s logo and/or an organization’s message. A lot of people try to argue that these items are thrown away and forgotten, but a study by ASI shows that these items are actually held onto for an average of about six months. Once they are no longer kept by the owner, over half are passed on to another person, continuing the branding impression.

They Don’t Make an Impression

Given that people hold onto their promotional items for six months, it’s clear there’s an impression made. And, according to Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) research, 89% of consumers can recall the name of an advertiser whose promotional product they received within the last 24 months. However the kind of impression made is dependent on the type of product and promotional marketing campaign. There are products that are better for greater visibility such as promotional bags, branded apparel and logoed writing instruments that are seen by many wherever they travel and are easily passed on. Products that foster a deeper connection with their recipient include USB drives, wellness items – prized for their utility – and delicious edible marketing.

You Can’t Tell If They’re Effective

We know marketers love to track return on investment (ROI) – how can you tell if handing out a branded water bottle is even effective?

Haven’t you noticed QR codes popping up on everything from direct mail to printed napkins at restaurants? Add a code to your printed koozies! The code can track your prospect back to the koozie you handed out at the green market on Saturday. The same goes for a unique URL. A special web address can lead to a landing page developed specifically for your koozie campaign, making tracking efforts a breeze.
Call-to-action (CTA): coupon code for a discount, a gift with purchase, BoGo, make them an offer! And then print it out along with your logo on your promotional products of choice. Customers will mention it and lead you back to the promotional item containing that offer.
Tracking number: nothing illustrates ROI like a phone call. Imprint a unique phone number on your products and you’ll know for sure they’re working for their money.
Too Expensive

Marketers want the most profitable form of marketing – that’s why they track and measure ROI. To understand what is getting them the best bang for their buck, they use a cost-per-impression metric (CPI). Promotional products are actually one of the most cost effective forms of advertising. According to the Advertising Specialty Institute, they have a CPI similar to spot ads on radio or online display, averaging $0.005 per impression. That’s a far better CPI than with prime-time TV and big-time print. The fluidity of these products means your marketing dollars can go a whole lot further.

Try to Get Them Cheap

This same study shows that people keep items they consider to be useful. Considering the length of time a promotional product is kept, wouldn’t you want it to be better quality so it will last long enough to leave a good impression instead of one of poor quality? There’s a difference between getting affordable products and “cheap” ones. Bang for your buck assumes there’s real value in your purchase, and for that, the item needs to last awhile. Do you want your company to be associated with a piece of junk, easily discarded? No. You want your brand’s imagery to appear on something that satisfies needs, innovative with a great look and feel – you want your branded item to leave your prospect thinking, “How thoughtful!”

Can’t Reach New Consumers

True, you think of promotional products as a way to cultivate customer loyalty but passing out products to prospects is known to be effective as well. In an ASI study, 31% of consumers said they would be likely to do business with a brand after receiving a logoed item – this likelihood increases according to the item itself. Apparel, USB drives and tote bags are big. Anything unique, designed with care is going to increase the likelihood you will win your way into their daily lives.

No New Products

Like any industry, promotional products are constantly evolving to keep up with the latest technology and trends. Every year thousands of new, innovative products are launched at the PPAI expo, which is one of the largest trade shows in the United States – we recently bogged about this year’s revelations here. Promotional products are a $19.83 billion industry, and it continues to grow every year.

All Promo Businesses Are the Same

There are two types of promo companies – you either have a mom and pop shop or a huge company that exists solely as an online store. What makes EmbroidMe stand out is they have combined the pluses of each dynamic. Each EmbroidMe store has at their disposal state-of-the-art technology, decades of experience in the industry and access to over 800,000 items from which to choose—while still delivering one-on-one quality customer service!

Contact your local EmbroidMe store to speak with a promotional marketing expert who will personally guide you in the development of your new promotional product campaign.

Excellent Embroidery and Promotional Products from EmbroidMe Albany

Promote your business all the time with the best quality logo embroidery and embroidered uniforms from EmbroidMe Albany

embroidery albanyAt EmbroidMe Albany, we are experts in logo embroidery and promotional products. We can become your partner for branding solutions to make sure your business stands out and is seen.

We can brand anything from pens, USB memory sticks, drinkware, conference bags, hats caps, t shirts, polo shirts, hoodies through to entire national uniforms. Embroidery Albany one-stop-shop!

 

Anything you can think of to put a logo on, we can help!

  • EMBROIDERY ALBANY FOR BUSINESS CLOTHING

If you’re in business, having a uniform will set you apart from your competitors. Your team will look smart and feel proud to be part of your business. Options range from a formal uniform to printed t-shirts, company jackets to embroidered caps and polar fleeces. And you’ll also find promotional items like pens, bags, gifts, hats and drink bottles. We know choosing can be stressful but we’ll make sure you get everything you need, when you want it.

  • EMBROIDERY FOR CLUBS, SPORTS TEAMS, ASSOCIATIONS

If you want your team to turn heads, or need more people to join your society or charity, we can help. Finding time to organise embroidery or screen printed t-shirts can be difficult when you’re fitting it in around work and other commitments. You can choose online, or call or visit the showroom.

EmbroidMe Albany is located at 23 William Pickering Drive in the heart of the North Harbour business district.

Contact EmbroidMe Albany today for our same day quote service!

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  • No minimum orders
  • Largest choice of products in NZ
  • If you can’t find what you are looking for, contact us for our free advice
  • Phone 09-447-1040
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Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

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EmbroidMe City West Embroidery and Screen Printing One-stop-Shop!

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EmbroidMe Auckland City West is located in the “Heart of Auckland City.” We are your full service embroidery and screen printing centre. Serving clients throughout Auckland and beyond (in fact we have valued clients in Australia, Tahiti and even in the Mediterranean). Our large showroom stocks a wide range of clothing, caps, hats, bags and promotional items. You name it and we will source the right clothing and apparel for your budget and style!

  • What we do best!

EmbroidMe Auckland City West can customise any garments and promotional product for your business! We can supply you with embroidery and screen printing for Polo shirts, T shirts, Hats, Caps, Business Shirts, Outerwear, Corporate Wear, Team Wear, Sports wear, Logo wear, Hi-Viz, Work Wear, Protective wear, Chef and Hospitality Wear, Contract; embroidery and screen printing, Golf Balls, Business Gifts, Imprinted Promotional Products, Pens, Pencils, Mugs, Stress Balls and so much much more.

  • Our Embroidery Services use the latest computerised embroidery machines, on-site by experts.

Our on site production facility uses the latest computer controlled embroidery machines and garment printing technology. To produce your brand or name onto the highest quality products, custom clothing and uniforms for your business, team, club, school, association, birthday party, exhibition, event and showcase. See our machines in action on YouTube, click here.

  • The EmbroidMe Difference

In a highly competitive market place we all need to make sure the people who count know who you are and crucially, remember you when it’s time to place that all important order. Promotional products and gifts offer the opportunity to show clients that you value them and their business whilst promoting your own. This may vary from a pen, stress ball, golf umbrella, to a desk diary or briefcase. Our passion is embroidery and screen printing!

Call us today on 09 354 3340 or visit www.embroidme.co.nz/AucklandCityWest

We look forward to seeing you. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin!

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Latest Fashion Jackets from EmbroidMe

At EmbroidMe we have preferred suppliers who provide us with the highest quality jackets available in New Zealand!

Our supplier TheCatalogue.co.nz have an amazing range of clothing and apparel for business and all the family. A great way to promote your business, local school, association or sports club is with branded clothing and apparel. All our EmbroidMe Showrooms located in Albany Auckland, Auckland City West, Newmarket Auckland, East Tamaki Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Dunedin have a great selection for you to see. We can advise you for the right branding solutions for your budget and style.

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There is no minimum order and we also sell directly to the public if you would like to order a gift with the person’s name or business embroidered or digitally printed on the clothing.

With winter now here you need to stay warm and dry with a jacket for work and leisure. We have jackets to look great with a suit and tie to jackets for the outdoors on a building site or on the sports field. You name it, we will have it!

Our Puffa vests and jackets look great. For the cold wet days stay dry with our waterproof and shower-proof jackets. For indoors and under your shell jacket we have polar fleece jackets and soft shell jackets for the cold wind! To the see the full selection visit www.embroidme.co.nz and www.thecatalogue.co.nz.

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Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

EmbroidMe winter jacket promotionsDon’t miss out on our latest promotion!

Free beanie with every purchase of a jacket, fleece and vest.

Call Your Local EmbroidMe Showroom Today!

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EmbroidMe Dunedin Your Embroidery and Screen Printing Experts

EmbroidMe DunedinEmbroidMe Dunedin are your Embroidery and Printed Clothing Specialists.

We source and supply a large range of quality clothing, uniforms and apparel through our worldwide network of suppliers. Along with supplying quality apparel, we use the latest embroidery and screen-printing technology. Ideal to help promote your brand it in a multitude of ways depending on your requirements. We are located in central Dunedin at 162 Princes Street and we service all the surrounding towns and area. Call us today for expert advice! Phone 03 477 7057 or visit www.embroidme.co.nz/Dunedin

All our Embroidery Services are carried out in-house on our modern Tajima machines

With computer generated images meaning accuracy and clarity for your logo.  You also have the option of digital heatpress, vinyl heatpress, dye-sublimation and screenprinting.

Exciting times ahead at EmbroidMe with our suppliers answering the call for more fashion-forward garments to keep your staff and sports groups looking sharp while wearing your brand.  Most suppliers have got new catalogues out so feel free to have a browse through and request a quote via our online quoting facility.  OR  Give us a call and we can come to you with recommendations based on our experience in the industry.

As well as apparel we also carry an extensive range of promotional products.

Samples available for viewing in our showroom or in our online catalogues.  If you have a target market you want to reach or need to keep within a budget (or are simply curious about what is out there) get in touch and we can hook you up with the right product on the day.  Choose from pens, calculators, compendiums, bags, confectionery, keyrings, corporate ware, golf gadgets, torches, tools, flash drives, travel mugs, notebooks, teddy-bears, lanyards or maybe even a pair of jandals.

If you want to receive updates about in-store promotions this year then feel free to request to be added to our online newsletter mailing list and receive a monthly update on what’s happening in the big world of branded apparel and promotional items.

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We look forward to seeing you. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Linkedin!

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EmbroidMe, What we do best!

embroidme new zealand-logoEmbroidMe recognised long ago that not all designs are created equal. With the latest technologies and a wider range of available decoration options, there really is no end of choice and quality in the production of promotional materials and branded apparel.

Quality Embroidery Services, Quality Clothing, Apparel and Promotional Products

EmbroidMe Showrooms in Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua and Dunedin provide the latest embroidery and digital printing technology for embroidered apparel, uniforms, business clothing, t shirt printing, caps, hats, branded apparel and sports clothing.

  • What we do best. “Helping Local Business and the wider community”

Sourcing and supplying quality apparel and uniforms, embroidery, garment printing, and helping local businesses and teams with their brand identity and most importantly, to get noticed! Ideal for business workwear, new uniforms, school uniforms, sports wear clothing, caps, hats, t shirt printing, clothing brands and promotional products, (including promotional pens, tote bags, compendiums and corporate gifts). To find the closest EmbroidMe Showroom, call FREE on 0800 773 330 or click here.

  • Embroidery for Schools, Colleges and University Uniforms

We endeavour to help local schools, by reducing usual problems associated with ordering school uniforms. With fast turnaround times and low order quantities we make it easy to supply your school uniform shop efficiently. We will help by providing top clothing brands and a hassle free service giving great value for money.

  • Embroidery for Clubs, Local Sports Clubs, Societies and Individuals

We supply Sports Clubs, Golf Clubs Clubs, Societies, and even famous individuals with embroidered, durable apparel, caps, hats and clothing brands. Personalised embroidery and digital printing can also be added to the garment, adding a distinctive feature for members.

EmbroidMe Purchasing Power

Through our relationships with suppliers all over the globe, we have access to products and materials that others don’t. With over 400 locations across the globe, we have the purchasing power of the World’s largest branded apparel and promotional products network.

Partners in Branding Solutions

EmbroidMe is more than just your branding company. We can brand everything from pens through to entire national teams. Anything you can think to put a logo on, we can help! We are in the ‘branding solutions’ business.

New Zealand’s Largest Network of Branding Consultants

We have professional branding consultants who can advise the right apparel or promotional product solution for your business and budget. What is the biggest challenge you are facing in promoting your business? Let us know and we can help find the right solutions to your problems.

Research and Development

Since 2000, EmbroidMe has continued to research and develop new branding solutions for our customers. Because of our size and our exposure to national and international world-leading technologies, we can bring you some of the most creative solutions available for your business.

We have 7 EmbroidMe Showrooms in New Zealand

Through our National Accounts Department and team of expert project managers, we can handle any project no matter how big, or where it is located.

Here at EmbroidMe, we can show you samples and help you find the best apparel to meet your needs.

EmbroidMe winter jacket promotionsDon’t miss out on our latest promotion!

Free beanie with every purchase of a jacket, fleece and vest.

Call Your Local EmbroidMe Showroom Today!

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Logo embroidery and t shirt printing experts in East Tamaki Auckland

embroidery aucklandEmbroidMe East Tamaki Auckland provides the latest embroidery and digital printing technology for embroidered apparel, uniforms, business clothing, t shirt printing, caps, hats, branded apparel and sports clothing.

  • What we do best

Sourcing and supplying quality apparel and uniforms, embroidery, garment printing, and helping local businesses and teams with their brand identity and most importantly, to get noticed! Ideal for business workwear, new uniforms, local schools uniforms, sports wear clothing, caps, hats, t shirt printing, clothing brands and promotional products, (including promotional pens, tote bags, compendiums and corporate gifts) please contact us at EmbroidMe East Tamaki Auckland and be delighted at what we can do for you.

  • Embroidery for Schools, Colleges and University Uniforms

We endeavour to take away from the school, all of the usual problems associated with ordering school uniforms. With fast turnaround times and low order quantities we make it easy to operate your school uniform shop efficiently. We will help by providing top clothing brands and a hassle free service giving great value for money. Each order is delivered to the school free of any freight costs.

  • Embroidery for Clubs, Local Sports Clubs, Societies and Individuals

We supply Sports Clubs, Golf Clubs Clubs, Societies, and even famous individuals with embroidered, durable apparel, caps, hats and clothing brands. Personalised embroidery and digital printing can also be added to the garment, adding a distinctive feature for members

  • embroidme east tamaki auckland wayne strongAbout EmbroidMe East Tamaki Auckland.

EmbroidMe East Tamaki Auckland was opened in June 2006 and taken over by Wayne and Michelle Strong in Sept 2007. Each year the business has continued to achieve strong business growth and in July 2011 we reached a new sales record with the highest individual sales record for the NZ EmbroidMe Franchise network.

Store sales were up 52% on the same quarter in 2010 which has been a great way to celebrate the store’s 5th year anniversary.

We have invested in the latest embroidery and t shirt printing technology for business uniforms, sportswear clothing and corporate apparel. Wayne is a member of several business organisations including The Franchise Association of New Zealand the East Tamaki Business Association and BNI.

Wayne’s team consist of four full-time employees and one part-time, who source and supply clothing and apparel from top brand suppliers and we use the latest computerised embroidery technology and t shirt printing for thousands of clothing products, apparel and promotional products for a large range of diverse customers including and not limited to: Schools, Day care centres, Large Corporates, SME’s, local small businesses, Sports Teams, Restaurants and Cafes, Tradesmen, Construction Industry, Cultural Groups, Non-profit organisations and Government Departments.

Our wealth of experience and quality of service means that nearly 80% of our business is from existing customers and referrals. We are 100% New Zealand owned and operated and know the importance of brand awareness, corporate identity, branded apparel and the importance it has on your business bottom line.

We focus on giving our East Tamaki, Pakuranga, Howick, Half Moon Bay, Bucklands Beach, Botany Downs, Greenmount, Otara, Flat Bush, Whitford, Beachlands, Maraetai, Clevedon customers, clothing brands, caps, hats and branded apparel and products, to suit every budget and expectation.

We know the importance of brand awareness and corporate identity and the effect it has on the bottom line.We have a complement of embroidery machines configured to tackle any quantity with the highest quality work from one-off bespoke special gifts to thousands of embroidered logo’s for your business, club, school or team.

We are open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.00pm.

Contact EmbroidMe East Tamaki today on 09 265 0300.

Visit our website www.embroidme.co.nz/EastTamaki

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Pop in to see us at 89A Springs Road East Tamaki Auckland 2013