Being entrusted to buy your teams hockey jerseys isn’t something to be taken lightly. There are numerous factors which must be taken into consideration to ensure that you buy the finest quality garments that the team can wear with comfort and confidence.
One of the first and very important factors to identify if whether you are purchasing direct from the manufacturer, who also distributes their own garments throughout the country or are you using a middle-man? Ideally you want to work directly with the manufacturer, this lowers cost, reduces risk of errors and speeds up turnaround time.
The next decision is your size needs. These are things you need to know before you even start your search. Ensure each team member is measured around the neck, top of arms, breast and waist, so that you can match their sizes to the size chart offered by the manufacturer. Remember that every manufacturer will vary from one to the next and they will provide you with a size chart that you can use, this way you have an idea on how many of each size you need. This will speed up the ordering process when the time comes.
Now you can start thinking about your design and what you want your hockey jerseys to look like. Remember to take your team colours into consideration along with logo placement. Some teams like to have their team members number displayed on the back. Know what you want and also know which team member belongs to which size, so when placing your order the risk of mixing up the sizes and team numbers will be reduced.
Ideally the manufacturer you have selected for your hockey jerseys provides an online design tool to save you time and energy. With this tool you can visit the sportswear manufacturers website, find the hockey jerseys that are similar to what you are looking for and then using the simple online design tool, you can play around with the design until you secure exactly what you had in mind. So you are looking at a picture of the hockey jersey you designed with your team for the very first time. This image will be saved when placing your order, so the manufacturer sees what you designed and can make your items according to your size specifications.
Pricing is important, but it should never be your deciding factor when choosing a manufacturer. Sometimes paying slightly more for better quality is a safe choice to reduce the risk of the jerseys getting worn and damaged after a short period of time. The price offered by the manufacturer should be realistic and you will find money savings by eliminating the middle man and going direct to the manufacturer for a one on one service.
With pricing identified, your next thing you want to take into consideration is the turnaround time on your custom hockey jerseys, bearing in mind that the manufacturer must make your jersey from scratch based on your unique design. Two weeks is the normal and this should be assured to you upfront, so you know when your order will arrive.
Finally, ensure the hockey jersey manufacturer you have selected will provide you with effective delivery. If you order online you expect to the door delivery and not having to drive around and collect yourself. Check with the company on who they use for delivery and whether you can track your order so you know exactly when it will be arriving.