Team Apparel Decoration Like the Pros

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. We are excited to welcome in one of the team members from Stahl’s TV to our show to give us very timely information about selling to Teams and how to manage those differences when it comes to Team Apparel. Stahls TV is one of the best sources of information when it comes to decoration in the industry. Stahls and their family of companies are the leaders in Team Apparel so we are excited to bring you details you can put into practice today to make your company better.

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Team Apparel Decoration Like the Pros

  • School is starting, teams are forming, but start us off by telling us when the ideal time is to be chasing these Team Apparel orders.
  • What are some of the biggest challenges a decorator might expect to face when promoting and decorating team apparel and what can they do to overcome those challenges?
  • Can you also describe some of the decorating techniques people might use to best manage team apparel? You are most likely dealing with names and numbers at a minimum and maybe even some unique decorating locations
  • From my days as a custom screen printer, it was the additional uniforms needed… new kid on the team, damaged uniform, etc. And sometimes those sponsors are screen printed. Suggestions here.
  • If this is my niche and I really want to grow my team apparel business, what tips do you have for generating new customer here?
  • My personal experience when dealing with individual teams rather than an entire league was not so much getting the sizes and numbers from a coach, but getting the sponsor information in a timely manner. Is your realm just the decorating, or do you coach your customers on the business as a whole? What kinds of business advice to you share?
  • Maybe we need to break this down by types of teams, age groups, etc., but what would you guess the percentage of heat applied names and numbers are today compared with other decoration methods?
  • In looking at the sheer fact of matching numbers front and back, the right name with the right number, any suggestions for team sellers to keep themselves organized? Who’s the ideal candidate to be a team decorator?
  • Let’s talk about the order taking the process from the front end. How do you recommend sellers to make sure everyone on the team gets the right size, etc.?

Courtney Kubitza is the Educational Content Manager for Stahls’ TV She has been teaching customers heat printing within the apparel decorating industry since 2010. Her role in the apparel industry started with helping decorators expand their business with heat transfer vinyl and vinyl cutters. Since that time, Courtney has grown to help thousands of decorators from start-up entrepreneurs to seasoned veterans find new ways to use heat applied graphics. Courtney actively participates in educational workshops and seminars at industry trade shows including ISS, DAX, NBM, PPAI, and ASI helping garment decorators take their business to the next level.

Chat Room

ErichCampbell: You have to understand the individual culture of the schools and the influencers in the chain. Make their lives easy, and you will win
ErichCampbell: Great to hear from Courtney! 🙂 I hear they do great videos over there at Stahls’ TV. 😉 hehehe
ErichCampbell: Classic cut vinyl is just *the* choice for naming and numbering.
AaronMontgomery: Welcome Erich!
ErichCampbell: Greetings! Glad to be in; even if I am all alone in the chat today. Hehehe.
AaronMontgomery: LOL – Everyone must be on their last summer break before getting back to the grind.
ErichCampbell: The folks at Stahls’ are awesome at education. It was awesome getting to visit with Courtney.
ErichCampbell: I’d love to do it again. 🙂
ErichCampbell: They are awesome to work with.
ErichCampbell: A ton of us are all teaching to this topic right now; we just did an ebook and we’ll be doing a webinar very soon. 🙂 Ebook: https://www.deconetwork.com/sports-sponsorship-ebook Webinar: https://www.deconetwork.com/coach-a-sports-sponsorship-deal-webinar
ErichCampbell: Did some videos, but don’t know when they are going live. 🙂
ErichCampbell: You missed your shot, Terry! Self promotion, dude! 😉
ErichCampbell: There’s also a lot of turnover in schools; you never now when a new team mom will be in charge. 😉
ErichCampbell: You just need to stay visible and do the work.
ErichCampbell: Now that’s a gafffe. 🙂
ErichCampbell: And listen to 2RG!!!
ErichCampbell: Totally! DecoShow! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElBKp_zC0Mk
ErichCampbell: Awesome. Get out there to PA.
ErichCampbell: Love the 5 things today; getting that team is awesome.

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