Why One Style Won’t Fit All

You’ve started a brewing company that’s grown into a household name. People love your brews so much that you’ve decided to make shirts as a way to share in the pride you all have. The tricky part is that people come in all shapes and sizes. How are you going to make a shirt that looks good on everyone? The good news is enough cuts and fits exist for you to find what works best for your brand. In this post we go into detail about shirt sizing and fit.

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Black Market Brewery prints shirts and tanks to promote their brand

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Your Questions About Apparel Fulfillment Services- Answered!

It started as just an idea – your company began as a one-person side job, with a couple of designs and a dream. Now it’s grown to a full-time business, with a small army of people working in your house just to get all your t-shirts out to your loyal customers. You’re constantly distracted because you have so many orders coming in, which is awesome, but you have so many other things demanding your attention that you can’t focus on the things that got you here –  designing great apparel and selling and marketing your brand.

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And don’t look now, but the holidays are fast approaching- the busiest time of year for apparel companies! More people are going to online shop this year than ever before, and this means you need to be ready for the influx of customers coming your way to purchase their gifts this season.

If you’ve reached the point where you can’t focus on building your brand because of the crush of shipping orders to your customers, we can help! Here at Threadbird, we know the ins and outs of custom apparel. We were first an apparel production company, but we also specialize in fulfillment services for your brand. We can take are of those details, so you can focus on the things only YOU can do to grow your business. So read on to see how we can improve your efficiency via packing and shipping, inventory, customer service, and many other ways.

Fulfillment services are typically for clients with high-volume order history. High-volume order history is a brand that sells large amounts of products. You need to grow your business to at least 250 packages a month before our fulfillment services make sense for you financially. We want you to get there!

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The benefits of using Threadbird fulfillment services include:

  • Pick & Pack & Ship your orders.This part of your business can feel like the biggest hassle. Your products are flying off the shelves so fast that you can’t keep up! Instead of worrying about keeping your customers happy by receiving their orders on time, let us worry about this part of your business. We can complete fulfillment of orders your receive.
  • One company – lots of services.Instead of having to talk to a printer or two, and perhaps a packaging vendor, as well as dealing with shipping, you can talk to just one company! But by combining services with Threadbird, you can save on things like shipping, as any product we create for you ships to our warehouse for free. That could save you $1,000’s a year!
  • Worldwide Shipping.Are you based out of somewhere in the US but have customers all the way in France? Or vice versa? First of all, congrats because you’re killing it, and secondly, getting shipments across the world requires different postage and other potential hurdles like shipping time. To get orders to international customers in a timely matter requires a whole lot of efficiency! Let us take care of that for you.
  • Store your inventory from any supplier.All the garments and other items you create take up space. Space that you could use for other things, like more office space or a gaming room. Instead of putting money into expansion just for storage, we can store your inventory for you. We also don’t require that you print with us to use our fulfillment services! Keep printing like you have been and we can take care of this one part of your business.

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  • Connect our software to your online store’s API. We can integrate with your Shopify, StoreEnvy, SquareSpace, and many more! This allows the customer experience to flow smoothly while we work with you on the other side to fulfill their requests in a timely manner.
  • Automatically share tracking numbers with your customers. There’s anticipation that comes with waiting for a package to arrive. As online shoppers ourselves, we can all agree that don’t like to wait and we want to know where our purchases are! Your customers will not be left in the dark waiting for their order to arrive. We provide them with tracking info via UPS surepost and UPS innovation, so they can stay up to date and know when to expect their order. If the order is international, it’s shipped via USPS.
  • Store customer support included.We can take care of your customer support. As experts in the screen-printing industry, we’re able to answer questions your customers may have about product fit, care, and appearance. We handle returns, questions, and concerns.
  • Returns & Exchanges. We can work with you to create a returns & exchanges policy for your store. This way you and your tribe don’t have to worry about changed minds or exchanges. If you aren’t sure what kind of return policy works best for your brand we can help you figure that out.

So there you have it. You can use our expertise to your benefit while focusing on what you do best.If you want to know more about fulfillment services, you can e-mail us at fulfillment@threadbird.com or head to our page on fulfillment services. What services are you excited to start using?


Best T-Shirts for Screen Printing

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There are tons of different t-shirts brands out there, so don’t feel bad when you have no idea where to start when ordering yours. Hopefully this guide can help you out. Here are our four most popular shirt styles:
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How Apparel Finishings Can Take Your Brand To The Next Level

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With the custom apparel industry constantly growing and evolving, it may feel harder and harder to distinguish your brand. If you want your brand to stand out beyond just the quality of the screen-print itself, as well as increase your brand presence, check out the ways that apparel finishings can help you achieve that. We will go into detail about what we offer here at Threadbird, and how it can benefit your brand. Read on to learn how you can grow your tribe!

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What’s Big in Custom Apparel

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As a team of people passionate about custom apparel, we spend a lot of time talking about screen printing trends and looking at new products. So we thought we should share with you some of the new stuff we like and trends we see, like the return of the oversized t-shirt, a passion for pull over sweatshirts, and from a sales volume point of view, the power of the Anvil 980 tee and the Canvas 3939 zip hoodie. So let’s dig into the how’s and the why’s of these trends to learn more.

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Ten Common Screen Printing Misconceptions

Professional screen-printing is widely done mainly using machinery, but there are some manual parts in the steps.  This means better overall quality versus other methods, but with it come a few things to keep in mind. These 10 common screen printing misconceptions hold true for screen-printers all around the world.

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