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6 Tips To Help You Save On Your Next Custom T-Shirt Order

Everyone loves ordering custom t-shirts from ARES Sportswear, and here are some of our expert tips to help you save on your next purchases!

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If you’re interested in purchasing custom apparel for your team or business but want to save as much as possible, then you’ve certainly come to the right place online. ARES Sportswear has supported countless clients when it comes to custom t-shirts and all sorts of athletic apparel, and we just so happen to provide the best combination of quality and affordability throughout our vast industry.

Some of the most important t-shirt pricing factors to keep in mind include the following:

  • Quantity
  • The specific product
  • Print methods/locations
  • Personalization
  • Quantity of colors
  • Size breakdown
  • And much more…

On this page we’re going over a list of tips to keep in mind when it comes to lowering the cost per item for your next orders, which can go a very long way when you’re trying to remain within a strict budget. So keep the following money-saving tips in mind when you’re developing your next orders through our specialists!

1. Choosing The Best Products For Your Team/Business

Product selection is always incredibly important, and the good news is that the ARES team will help guide you through our massive online selection of custom t-shirts when you’re having trouble narrowing down your best options. You’ll of course have budget considerations when distinguishing the differences between our products, but you should also keep the following considerations in mind as well:

  • The general purpose of the custom apparel
  • The expectations of your athletes or target audience
  • Environmental conditions
  • Pros & cons of different fabric types
  • Your team or company’s brand identity

2. Increasing Your Order Quantity

It’s true that if you end up buying more, you’ll also end up saving more. When you increase your overall order quantity, the price per apparel piece will considerably drop. This is one of the great benefits of working with the ARES Sportswear team, because our rolling discounts are great when large teams and athletic programs benefit from price breaks on large orders.

3. Reducing Your Print Locations

Print locations will undoubtedly play a major role in the overall costs of your custom apparel orders, and this is largely because we’ll have to take the number of colors in each print location in mind to fully quantify the price per piece. For example, if you have a 6-color design on 4 different print locations, that will total to 24 screens/imprints.

This is why reducing print locations can subsequently lead to lower order costs. Our design team can help you better determine which print locations are most necessary for your unique needs, and then make the most out of them while keeping your budget in mind!

4. Choosing Certain Printing Methods

One great benefit of working with ARES is that we provide a whole array of different printing methods, including:

  • Screen printing
  • Embroidery
  • Heat transfers
  • Vinyl names
  • Digital sublimation
  • Patches
  • And much more…

It will always be important to keep printing methods in mind when you’re trying to remain within a specific budget for your custom t-shirt orders, because methods like screen printing are always cheaper as compared to custom embroidery. We understand how you might not be sure about which methods are best for you, which is why our team will be there for you to help you make these types of decisions.

5. Minimizing Personalization

This is particularly important for athletic teams that want customized team shirts with each player’s name/number on them. When you’re ordering this type of custom apparel on a strict budget, it’s important to do what you can to minimize the overall amount and complexity of this type of personalization. One recommendation we have is to go with vinyl numbers and names to reduce the cost per item.

However, our team will be there for you and your athletes to make sure that your squad gets a morale boost through their new, high-quality custom t-shirts!

6. Size Breakdown

This is an overlooked part of custom apparel ordering, because you can many times be left with excess inventory by getting sizes wrong. This is why small t-shirt orders for athletic teams should always get exact sizes for each individual athlete, but of course larger orders can be a bit more difficult.

There’s no denying that size breakdown is something that a lot of our clients struggle with, which is why our custom apparel experts will be there for you to help you figure out the perfect ratio for your order. You can trust our team with these types of decisions because we’ve helped countless organizations and schools when it comes to bulk orders, so there’s no need to stress when you’re working with the best in the industry!

Reach Out To The ARES Sportswear Team To Learn More About How You Can Save On Your Next Custom T-Shirt Order!

ARES Sportswear has grown into one of the top custom apparel brands in the United States over the past 30 years, and we’ve garnered our success by taking every intricate detail into account as we support our clients through their ordering processes.

We understand just how difficult custom t-shirt ordering can be, which is why we have a large team of specialists that are only a few clicks away. Reach out to us online to get in touch with our team and learn more about how we can support you and your budget while you’re in the process of ordering custom t-shirts! 

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