So it’s time once again to raise the money needed to ensure another successful year for your school or team. But how are you going to do it? You could try selling magazines or candy bars again, but the items you’re allowed to sell aren’t always what people want. (And the school board won’t be happy about the amount of candy that students eat.) You could just ask people for donations, but those are hit-or-miss as well – after all, there are only so many people willing and able to just hand out money.
But what if you could offer something that everyone at your school would like, that could be offered all year round, and required little legwork on your part? At SpiritGear.com, we make this fantasy a reality by helping you offer school, team and club apparel to make fundraising a breeze. On any given day, you’re sure to hear at least one student, team member or parent talking about how hard it is to find clothing with their school’s logo on it. When you create an online store with SpiritGear.com, you’ll be able to offer all sorts of cool items that let them show their school, team or club pride, while your organization receives a 20 percent commission from each sale.
You may be wondering: what separates Spirit Gear from other companies? After all, anyone can make a T-shirt with a logo. Here, we go above and beyond with the ability to produce countless items to fill any desire. We can do T-shirts, of course – but our apparel options also include shorts, sweatshirts, jackets, vests and pullovers, giving you options for every time of year. We can also make hats and caps that rock a customized logo, allowing you to wear it loud and wear it proud.
And we aren’t just limited to apparel either. Through one of our online stores, your fans and alumni will be able to order school-specific coffee mugs, blankets, picture frames, ornaments, car decals, umbrellas and many more items of your choosing. If our current options don’t include what you’re looking for, we’ll even work with you to create a made-to-order design that will best reflect your spirit. The most diehard supporters could literally outfit their whole home thanks to Spirit Gear.
While some fundraising companies provide second-rate products for you to sell, or have a huge mark-up compared to buying them in a regular store, people who order your group’s merchandise through Spirit Gear will get high-quality products at a great price. Through our parent company Express Design Group, we produce all of the products offered through your store with no outsourcing. This includes in-house embroidery, screen-printing, engraving and any other task needed. With all the latest production technology available, from tackle twill manufacturing to precision laser engraving, we make the best gear at a fraction of the cost of other manufacturers. The result is apparel and accessories that supporters actually want to use at a price they can afford.
Better still, this amazing service requires almost no work on your end. Setting up an online store with Spirit Gear can be done in just three steps. Simply 1) upload the logo and colors of your school, team, club or organization; 2) choose the products that you want your store to offer; and 3) submit your store request. Seriously, that’s all you need to do – we’ll take care of everything else from there. That includes setting up the online storefront, producing merchandise, fulfilling orders and shipping them out. You don’t have to worry about anything – no wasted inventory, no questions, no late-night texts about clothing sizes and no processing delays.
You may be thinking that there has to be a catch, right? Well, there is no catch. You don’t even have to make any upfront financial commitments – you submit your request, we do all the work, and you get 20 percent of the proceeds. Express Design Group has been producing themed merchandise and conducting award-winning promotional campaigns for nearly 20 years, with clients that include worldwide nutrition brands, professional sports teams, hit television shows and beauty pageants. When you work with Spirit Gear, you’ll have all of our team’s experience and expertise at your group’s fingertips. Our track record speaks for itself, and when your supporters starting gushing about their new shirt or coffee mug, you’ll know you made the right choice.
Whenever you’re ready to open your online store, Spirit Gear is ready for you. Check out our demo store for an in-depth look at how real groups design and sell their apparel, gifts and accessories. Once you’ve found the right inspiration, our expert customer service team will get to work, assisting you from initial conception to grand opening and beyond. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-877-IN-A-RUSH (1-877-462-7874). Betty, Sue, Lisa or Amber will be happy to help you or provide one-on-one advice about how to open a store with us. Our customer service department is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm CST.