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  • Create an online team store
    We create an online store with custom merchandise
  • Promote your online team store
    You promote your online store to your organization and members
  • Elevation ships your online team store
    We do all the work! We process the orders, print, and ship
  • Earn money with your online team store
    You collect a fundraising check for a percentage of all merchandise sold

How Does an Online Team Store Work?

STEP 1: REQUEST AN ONLINE TEAM STORE

If you are interested in a Custom Team Store, you can Request an Online Team Store.

STEP 2: SELECT PRODUCTS

After we receive your request, you will work with an Online Team Stores specialist to pick out the items to be featured in your store. We will help you pick the appropriate quantities of apparel, equipment, and/or accessories tailored for your organization. Smaller programs should limit their store to fewer items so that ordering minimums are met.

STEP 3: DESIGN AND APPROVE ART

Once the items are selected, we will create your design and submit an art proof for use on your selected products. You can supply the logo you'd like to use, or give us an idea of what you want and we'll create the design for you. You can revise as much as you want, but keep in mind the more revisions mean the longer it will take to get your store up and running.

We prefer to keep logos the same on similar items. This allows us to make sure that your order minimums are met by sharing the same imprint. So all of your screen-printed tops will have the same logo, but we do allow color changes so you can do a black shirt with white lettering and white shirt with black lettering.

STEP 4: WEBSITE IS BUILT AND GOES LIVE

We'll create a simple, user-friendly section of our website of your very own. While the overall look of each store is similar, we will brand it based on your logo design, with the products you selected ready for purchase. Once your Online Team Stores website is ready, you will be sent the URL for the store as well as your store's password.

STEP 5: GET THE WORD OUT

Get the word out to everyone in your organization! You just need to let them know the URL and password in whatever fashion you choose. You can go with word of mouth, print a flyer, email your team, friends and family, and don't forget about social media like Twitter and Facebook. You definitely want to reach out to your target audience a minimum of once per week and absolutely send a reminder the day before the store closes so all of your members can order. We find that stores do 50% or more of their sales in the last 24-48 hours.

Sound like too much work?We can do your marketing for you. All you need to do is send us an excel or .csv file with all the people you want emailed and we'll set up an email at the start of your campaign, and a day before your store closes.

STEP 6: STORE CLOSES AND PRODUCTION BEGINS

The store is closed and orders enter production within 24 hours. Once the store is closed we cannot accept any additional orders, nor can we cancel orders previously placed. Normally stores take 3-4 weeks to produce all of the store items and prepare them for shipping. Oftentimes goods ship out sooner, but plan on at least 15-20 days for producing the goods. Certain custom items may take longer depending on your offering, a store specialist will help you through this process and make sure you are fully aware of those items. We do bill orders prior to starting production since they are custom made to order. Again - No cancellations or changes are allowed once an order is in production.

STEP 7: ORDER FULFILLMENT AND SHIPPING

Once your goods are produced, we process each order individually and either ship to your customers door or in bulk to a single destination point based on your preferences at the start of the store process. If orders are shipped individually, each customer will receive an email with their tracking number.

STEP 8: REBATE

Upon completion and fulfillment of your store, we will process your rebate based on your store's gross sales. Gross sales totals do not include applicable sales tax or shipping. Please note, if your store generates less than $500 in sales, depending on your selection of ordered items and at our discretion, your store will run the risk of not being produced and your store customers will be given refunds

Online Team Store FAQ

WHAT IS A TEAM STORE?

A team store is the new trend in ordering custom Spiritwear, apparel, and uniforms for you team or organization. A team store is your own personalized website in which we sell a variety of custom decorated products for your fans, players, coaches, and family members to purchase. We collect all the online orders over a certain period of time that you specify and then we produce and fulfill all of your orders at the same time. The best thing is you don’t have to do anything except pick your items, and approve your art. We take care of the rest.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A TEAM STORE?

  • Online web store dedicated for your organization
  • Can be used as an amazing fundraiser (if you request extra margin be added to your sell prices) of the profit returned to the customer
  • Hassle free process that allows you take the headaches out of collecting money and order forms from parents and then breaking out all of the apparel for distribution
  • Spend more time coaching or focusing on your program
  • We handle all of the service issues or complaints from your members

WHOW SHOULD HAVE AN ONLINE TEAM STORE?

We suggest programs with anticipated spiritwear sales of $2,500 or more are a perfect fit for an online team store. On average, customers purchasing items from a team store spend $75 to $125 on their order. This means if you have 25 kids on one team or between multiple teams then you should have no problem running a successful store. Other variables that can affect sales are the number of products you offer – sometimes more is not always better. We will help you pick out the perfect selection of products to maximize your team store.

WHAT ITEMS SHOULD I PUT IN MY TEAM STORE?

CORE ITEMS ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS
Short Sleeve T-Shirt Bags or backpacks
Long Sleeve T-Shirt Hats
Crewneck sweatshirt Winter Beanies
Hooded Sweatshirt Scarves & Mittens
Shorts Socks
Sweatpants  
Jackets  

HOW MANY LOGOS CAN I HAVE ON MY ITEMS?

We prefer to keep logos the same on similar items. This allows us to make sure that your order minimums are met by sharing the same imprint. So all of your screen-printed tops will have the same logo, but we do allow color changes so you can do a black shirt with white lettering and white shirt with black lettering.

Like anything custom, there are always exceptions depending on your needs. We have teams utilize our stores for everything custom. Some teams have no idea what their sales will be, while other teams may only put up 1 item with multiple logo’s and require every person in their organization to purchase it. We will help you work though any questions you might have during this process.

HOW MUCH DOES AN ONLINE TEAM STORE COST?

There is absolutely no cost to setting up an online team store. We take care of all the design, website building, and fulfillment at no cost to you. All you need to do is get your organization to the site and then it’s off to the races!

 

 

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