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Introducing FREE Team Pop-Up Shops!

A few months back we had a team of people that wanted to order, pay, and ship individually call us to help out.  As with everything we do things tend to evolve over time and get better.  As we come closer to some yearly technology conferences like VMworld, we get more of these requests.  While the initial solution worked, it lacked a few things that new groups wanted such as:

  • Password protected access
  • Multiple product variations and options
  • Live shipping rates
  • Easy checkout functionality
  • Account based order history
  • Local pickup locations
  • Bundled product options

So what this sounded like was we needed to build a store.  Well, not a full blown store, but what we have started to refer to as Pop-Up Shops.  So how do they work?  We will get into some detail but first watch this short video about them.

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Helping Customers Through Technology

We wanted to share a short story of how we helped a customer with a specific challenge.  This customer problem is not in fact unique and maybe you or someone you know has this same challenge.  If they do after reading this you can see how we are uniquely positioned to help them.  This can be quite a knot to untie.

Project:  Order embroidered team polos based on a single design and model shirt
The Challenges:   These are common with these type of orders

  • Manage and track all the individual sizes
    • Have each individual on the team place their own order based on size and quantity
  • Have each individual pay on their own credit card for expense purposes
  • Ship each order individually to the purchasers

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What Are CPSIA Labeling Requirements All About?

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We wanted to take a moment to educate our customers a little bit on what is known as The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and how it affects the printing specifically of YOUTH garments.  This federal Act has a lot of components to it that covers various industries, but we wanted to provide some information specific to the screen printing process.

First and foremost this is a FEDERAL MANDATE and everyone is required to comply with it.  In some cases we have had customers say our pricing is slightly higher on youth garments, and we have explained the CPSIA requirement as part of the reason to no avail and come to find out some other companies are not following this requirement.  That being said, STK Promotions will always comply with this, but there is a slight cost addition to the process for another custom screen that is created PER ORDER.  We pride ourselves on our morals and running a business by the book.  Therefore if we do lose business because we are a little higher, but following the law, so be it.  At least you know we will not compromise on our values.

We have established a flat fee pricing table based on quantity of youth garments on an order to accommodate for this process.  We assure you it’s not that expensive, but is something we simply looking to cover our costs for so we can comply.

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