There are lots of places to buy custom patches today. More and more people are finding the most convenient and most economical way to do so is by ordering custom patches online. Ordering patches from an online provider is fast, easy and cost-effective. Unlike most local patch providers, online companies can handle orders of any size, at prices small shops can’t match.
Why Order Patches Online?
The decision to order custom patches online is an easy one to make when you consider the factors of quality, service, and price. In recent years, online suppliers have become the go-to providers for custom embroidered and PVC patches of all kinds.
Years ago, local embroidery shops were the only way to get patches made. You had to submit your design – which needed to be fully ready for embroidery – and wait for production.
Within the past two decades, however, custom patch providers online have become the dominant force in the marketplace. It’s easy to understand why.
For starters, local embroidery shops typically are quite small. They have overhead expenses to cover, including utilities, rent or mortgage payments, personnel, equipment, and supplies. While larger online providers have these costs too, they have a much larger national or international customer base to spread them out over. They also can take advantage of economies of scale when buying supplies, equipment and other necessary goods and services. That enables the online suppliers to offer lower prices.
Volume production is another area where online suppliers outmatch smaller shops. Local patch providers typically are limited in the size of orders they can handle. They don’t have the equipment or staff to handle large custom patch orders.
Limited equipment capacity means even if a small shop accepts your large patch order, production will be slow. You might have to wait quite a while for your full order to be completed. And if a machine breaks down, you could be in for a long wait until it’s repaired.
Online providers, on the other hand, can use high-speed state of the art production equipment and multiple production lines built to handle high volumes. That means you’ll get your patches sooner.
Quality Control Is Better
When you order custom patches from a reputable online provider, you get patches made on state of the art, computer controlled equipment. That means your patches will be consistent and precise. Companies typically use only the highest quality backing materials and embroidery thread as well.
To ensure quality, every patch is hand-inspected before being shipped. That’s something a small shop might not have adequate personnel to do.
Last but not least, a good online patch provider will back their work with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. You should be able to expect a replacement of defective patches at no added cost.
How to Order Custom Patches Online
When it comes down to the bottom line, ordering custom patches online should be just like ordering any other product online – fast, easy and cost-effective. The right company will offer you outstanding quality, unbeatable prices, and first-rate customer service. Don’t settle for anything less.
A good patch supplier will offer easy contact and allow you to order right from their website. A no-obligation free quote form and a toll-free phone number put you in control of your order right from the start.
Finding the right online provider of custom patches is easy. There are a few things to look for to ensure you do business with the best provider.
Start by asking about their track record. You want to deal with a company that’s been in business long enough to have established a record of satisfied customers over years of continuous operation.
Next, consider their artists. A good company will feature experienced graphic artists who can work with you to turn anything from a simple doodle to a fully realized design into great looking, durable custom patches.
See if they have a gallery page. A company that’s serious about patches won’t be afraid to show you examples of their work.
Consider pricing, but be sure you’re comparing apples to apples. Some companies advertise a low price, but then find sneaky ways to tack on extra fees, such as setup, shipping or other “gotchas.” You want a provider that offers you straight-up “what you see is what you get” prices. The best surprise is no surprise.
Service is the Key
Most importantly, look for outstanding customer service. You want a company that will work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the perfect custom patches for your needs. Patch sizes, shapes, attachment styles, thread colors and more can be customized to fit your requirements. A good provider can help you get the most promotional impact from your patches.
If you’re ordering custom patches for the first time or the 100th, you can depend on Patches 4 Less as your one-stop custom patch solution. We’ve been creating great patches for customers around the world for 15 years. We can turn your creative ideas into patches you’ll wear with pride. We have the equipment, the experience, and the skills to create the best patches you can buy at prices you can’t beat anywhere.
We guarantee every patch we sell with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you find any patch you buy from Patches 4 Less to be defective in either workmanship or materials, we’ll gladly replace it at no extra cost to you.
What are you waiting for? All you have to do is fill out our no-obligation Free Quote form, or call us toll-free and we’ll get started on your patch order today. You’ll be amazed how fast, easy and fun ordering custom patches online from us can be!
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Rick Cundiff spent 15 years as a newspaper journalist before joining TJM Promos. He has been researching and writing about custom patches and other promotional products for more than 10 years. He believes in the Oxford comma, eradicating the word "utilize," and Santa Claus.