Wave one Team Stores Online

 

Wave One Sports, the leader in custom team sports apparel, offers online Team Stores.  Wave One online team stores are a great way for your team or organization to offer custom team sports apparel and accessories to your players, families and fans with limited amount of effort on the part of your coach or team manager.  In addition, online team stores can be a great fund raising option.  There is no charge for this service provided by Wave One Sports.

  1. Your team rep works closely with one of Wave One Sports experienced sales professionals to choose the items that will be offered for sale on your online team store. Most successful team stores offer 4-6 items, this is the easiest way to ensure minimums for each item are reached.  Wave One will digitally mock up each item in the appropriate color(s) and with the appropriate decoration, typically your logo(s).
  1. Prices for items offered on your team store must be determined. Some stores are setup as a convenient way for customers to purchase custom team gear and offer the items with no mark up.  Others use custom gear as a fund raiser and add to the cost.  Wave One will issue a single check, directly to your organization, for money collected as a fund raiser after the store closes and orders are shipped.
  1. The timing of your team store must be determined. Stores are not continuously open but have a start date and an end date, during which orders are taken.  Once the store is closed no additional orders can be placed.  Store timing operates this way because maintaining inventory of your team’s custom apparel for random ordering throughout the season is not feasible.
  1. Promoting your online team store is the most important thing your organization must do! Leading up to and during the time your store is “live” daily reminder emails, including a store link, to your customers “driving” them to your store and reminding them of the dates they must order are critical to the success of your store.   The most successful stores are heavily promoted.
  1. Your web store is completely secure and safe allowing your team members and their families to pay directly by credit card. After shopping they will be taken to their shopping cart where they can review their order and check out. After checkout, they will receive an email confirming their purchase. This process eliminates the responsibility of your organization of taking orders and collecting money.
  1. Once your team store closes your team order is produced and individually shipped. Most stores are open for a two-week period, prior to or at the beginning of your team’s season.  Once the store closes the items are produced and then shipped.  Normal production time is approximately 5 weeks from the close of the store until the items are shipped.  Items cannot be purchased after the close date.
  1. Your customers orders will be individually shipped, removing the sorting and distribution responsibility entirely from your organization. Wave One will ship most orders via USPS.  Shipping fees are added to your customer’s orders at time of purchase.

Check out this link for a sample of a Wave One Team Store:

http://www.waveonesports.com/cart/home.php?cat=517 

Under Armour Armourfuse Lax 1-PLY Reversible Racerback

Today we are reviewing one of the hottest new women’s lacrosse offerings from Under Armour, The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback.

The benefit of the single ply design is the weight saved by eliminating essentially an entire tank compared to traditional 2 ply reversible tank tops.  Traditional pinnies and reversible racerbacks are actually two individual 1 ply tanks printed or decorated on one side.  These two pieces are sewn together with the decorated sides on the outside creating the reversible.  Functional for sure but bulkier, heavier and less attractive compared to the 1-Ply.

The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback featured here are being worn proudly by the Summit Elite Girl’s Lacrosse Club of Denver, Colorado.  Also shown are Summit’s new matching Armourfuse Shorts.

ArmourFuse is Under Armour’s copyrighted name for their sublimated uniforms and practice gear.  These Signature Under Armour Fabrications feature brilliant, vibrant team colors permanently fused directly into textiles.

The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback is constructed of durable lightweight polyester mesh, sublimated on both sides to create an attractive, functional reversible tank.  It features a scoop neck design, with the option to have contrast or solid binding around the collar and arm holes.  Decoration for Armourfuse is virtually unlimited, with options including custom Under Armour Lacrosse graphic, team name, player numbers, player names and custom graphics.

The Armourfuse Lax 1-Ply Reversible Racerback is an excellent option for NCAA and Club Teams, and practice wear for all levels.  Please contact Wave One Sports, the leader in custom team sports apparel, to design and purchase all of the Under Armour Armourfuse styles.

 

Name Brand V. Generic, which do you prefer?

Wave One Sports is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  We offer the highest quality sports apparel available today.  Daily we discuss brand options with our customers.  Some brands we offer include Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and New Balance.   Champion, Holloway, Alleson Athletic, Pennant Sportswear and Legacy Headwear are popular choices.  Charles River Apparel, Badger Sports, MV Sport, Game Sportswear and Game Headwear round out the list of frequent selections.  These brands represent the most requested brands we offer; however, we source and sell many additional brand options.

What is the difference between international/national brands and generic brands?  Good question! Each of the brands listed above are distinct brands, some are nationally and internationally recognized due to  extensive marketing.  Many customers contact Wave One and request a specific brand like Nike regardless of the item, style or cost.  The international/national brands are well known for their quality and consistency.  Their creative marketing and extensive advertising dominates all forms of media, creating strong demand for their products.  Huge brands like Nike spend vast sums on product research and development.  The result is a steady stream of new product offerings utilizing cutting edge technological advances in fabrics, materials and manufacturing techniques.  Years of advertising and product development have made Nike one of the most, if not the most recognized athletic brand on the planet.  Millions of loyal Nike customers purchase their products without ever considering an alternative.

Generic brands frequently are produced by smaller companies, many of whom specialize in just a few products.  Many times, the quality is as good, if not better, than the more well-known brands.  In today’s world much of the apparel sold in the US is manufactured off shore, sometimes two or more styles from different brands are made in the same factory!  The companies that make and sell the generic brands typically spend a small fraction of what the big boys spend on advertising, marketing and product development.  By eliminating or reducing these expenses the generic brands can offer their similar quality product(s) at lower prices.  However lower prices may be a result of inferior quality. The adage, you get what you pay for, works both ways.   Generic brand sports apparel customers are looking for quality products that do not have the brand label on the outside of the garment.  They prefer to advertise their brand featuring their team or company logo not the clothing brand’s logo.  And, if our generic customer accomplishes this at a lower cost for similar quality, even better.

Mom used to say; that’s why they make vanilla and chocolate, referring to people’s differing tastes.   Today we could say; that’s why they make Breyers vanilla and chocolate, and Acme brand vanilla and chocolate.  Some people prefer name brands.  Some people prefer generic.

Wave One understands we must listen carefully to our customers’ needs and desires, then offer a variety of options to satisfy their custom team sports apparel wishes.   Having dozens of brands at various price and quality points is only one piece of the customer satisfaction puzzle.  Superior quality decoration and the most responsive customer service in the industry, combined with abundant brand options keeps Wave One customers coming back time and time again.

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Are You Happy?

Perhaps you have seen Wave One Sports’ most recent ads in Lacrosse Magazine.  Our current advertising campaign; “ARE YOU HAPPY?” is designed to get you thinking about whether your current custom team sports apparel supplier is fulfilling your needs and meeting your expectations regarding your team gear.  Wave One Sports has been making our customers happy since 1988.  Wave One is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  Our high-quality products, exceptional service and fair pricing has resulted in thousands of happy customers, happy customers who come back season after season because we make them happy. 

Wave One’s successful formula is offering the highest quality products through exceptional service at competitive prices.  It’s a simple formula, but evidently not very easy to execute consistently.  We work very hard each day to ensure that every one of our customers has a superior experience. 

The first element of our successful formula is high quality products.  Wave One sells and decorates the finest quality products from Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Holloway, Alleson Athletic, Champion and New Balance to name a few.  Our customers seek and appreciate the value in these brands, and understand that the quality of the decoration is of equal importance as well.  This combination of superior quality apparel and state of the art decoration results in the finest quality custom team sports gear available.

   

The second element of the successful Wave One formula is exceptional service. At Wave One service encompasses every aspect of the team sports apparel buying process.  From our customer’s very first contact to the moment they open the package containing their new gear and beyond, we strive to be accessible, knowledgeable, responsive, courteous, understanding, and helpful.  All phone calls during business hours are answered by one of our experienced sales professionals.  We know our customers are too busy to fool around with menus and voice mail, when they call, we answer.  Our customers get service when they want it and need it on their schedule, and are never left wondering if they will get a response.   Email is another tool Wave One uses extensively to serve our customers.  Quotes, pictures, mockups and all variety of product information can be produced and communicated via email in a moment’s notice, supplying much need answers quickly. We understand that busy schedules sometimes don’t allow for calls or contacts during “normal” business hours.   Our comprehensive and mobile friendly website is available 24/7 for product information and email links to request additional information and ask questions.  More and more of our customer contact is exclusively via email and the internet, but many customers also take advantage of our telephone accessibility during the work week.  At Wave One we understand that a happy customer will come back over and over and in addition may refer additional business because of their positive experience.  Wave One makes customers happy.  Wave One will make you happy too.

 

The third element of the successful Wave One formula is competitive pricing.  Our strong relationships with our suppliers, built over 28 years of making our customers happy,  have put us in the position to offer our high-quality products and services and exceptionally fair and competitive prices.  We have learned from our customers that lowest price does not equate to best value.  Our customers know that they get the best value for their dollar at Wave One Sports, and they return season after season for the experience.   We believe that doing what we say we will do, every time, creates value.  We also know that we are not the only game in town, and that we must earn our customer’s trust and loyalty on every order.  And we do.

 If you are a Wave One customer, we thank you.   If you have not yet had the pleasure of working with Wave One Sports, we ask – “Are you Happy?”  Well, are you?  Let Wave One make you happy.

Product Review – UA Women’s Stripe Tech ¼ Zip

Introducing The Under Armour Stripe Tech Microstripe ¼ Zip Pullover.  Shown is the women’s version we have just embroidered for our friends at the AIM Academy.  

New for this year, the Stripe Tech ¼ Zip Pullover is available in both men’s and women’s styles.  The updated UA Tech fabric has a softer, more natural feel for incredible all-day comfort.

It features UA’s Signature Moisture Transport System that wicks sweat away from the body.  Lightweight stretch construction improves mobility for full range of motion.  Anti-order technology keeps your gear fresher, longer.  ¼ Zip front standup collar for extra protection from the elements.  Flatlock stitching on the raglan sleeves unlock mobility and eliminate chaffing.  Drop-tail hem offers superior back coverage.  Allover visually mesmerizing microstripe pattern offers unique new aesthetic and styling.  Fit is generous, more relaxed,  without being bulky. 

Women’s version being offered in 16 athletic and fashion colors, men’s in 7 athletic colors,  provides plenty of options to work with your team color scheme.  The men’s Stripe Tech ¼ Zip is available in sizes S – 4XL, women’s in  XS – XXL.  Shown embroidered with the AIM Academy custom logo on the left chest.

See the color options for men here: 

http://waveonesports.com/custom-team-uniforms/UA-Stripe-Tech-Qzip.html

See the color options for women here:

http://waveonesports.com/custom-team-uniforms/UA-W-Stripe-Tech-Qzip.html

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Introducing the Ripple Tech Short Sleeve Tee from Alleson Athletic

This beauty is constructed from 100% Extreme Flat Knit Ripple tech Cationic Polyester Colorfast fabric with moisture management fibers.  It is available in unisex sizes for adults S-3XL, and youth S-XL.  Athletic colors offered are black, dark green, grey, maroon, navy blue, royal blue and scarlet red.  The Ripple Tech Tee features raglan sleeves with straight hemmed sleeves and bottom. 

 

Wave One will decorate the Ripple Tech Tee with your logo, in your colors and can add player names and numbers.

 

Contact Wave One Sports today and place your order for this exciting new moisture management tech tee.

 

800-779-2831 (800 – 77 – WAVE1)

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