Grand Rapids area franchise businesses have unique challenges when it comes to uniforms. It can be difficult to maintain branding and message integrity, while achieving the best pricing and process to support your franchisees. Often the choice of a too limited product offering or a supplier with cumbersome processes leads franchisees to seek their own local source for apparel, often with results that do not meet the brand standards you have worked so hard to put in place.
Fortunately, Grand Rapids Apparel has developed what we believe is the ideal solution for businesses who need a simple solution for their franchisee’s employee uniforms. We take your needs into consideration and determine the ideal brands and product lines to support your brand. Our custom website solutions have many options to allow franchise owners or even their employees to directly enter their orders. Payment options can include vouchers, payroll deduction, direct bill, employee payment or any combination of these. We can offer central billing, or bill each location directly.
Orders are rapidly and efficiently processed and shipped, providing a zero inventory solution with the speed and blank goods inventory to back it up. We are tightly integrated with the largest uniform manufacturers in the US, and can work with them to forecast and prepare for your demand. Cumbersome tasks like adding new hires or removing terminated employees can be automated through data files we automatically pick up from your system and process into the website.
For Michigan corporations with 50 locations or more, these custom programs become a simple and seamless way to manage all of your uniform needs. They quickly transform your uniform program from a major headache to a smooth running system that you will rarely think about again. The simplicity, product selection and rapid fulfillment will keep your franchisees happy and prevent them from seeking other un-sanctioned sources for their employee apparel.
We usually provide all of the uniforms needed by our customers including embroidered polo’s and dress shirts for sales or front-of house staff, chef-wear and hospitality apparel for kitchen and janitorial staff, even dress shirts and jackets for management and executives. For many customers we also integrate their promotional products into the website so managers can easily order printed consumables like cups, napkins, bags and packaging; employee incentive awards, name tags and any other customized product you can imagine.