A well-run letterman jacket business can be a profitable and rewarding product line for a sporting goods store or team dealer. But the hassle of dealing with custom merchandise can sometimes overwhelm even the best intentioned managers and employees. At Chenille Appeal, we’ve found ways to solve almost all of the problems that plague the varsity jacket industry, allowing our dealers to save time and money. Imagine a world where you can:
- Place an order for your varsity jacket and the custom chenille award patches or embroidery at the same time, on a single form
- Have the finished varsity jackets arrive in your sporting goods store or warehouse ready-to-wear
- Receive delivery faster than you’ve ever dreamed, allowing you to get paid in full sooner
- Have access to an order system that lets you track, duplicate, and monitor orders
- Increase profits by cutting one of your freight-in charges
- Save money by reaching a higher volume tier through combined chenille award and varsity jacket sales
- No longer coordinate orders with two or three vendors (custom chenille, varsity jacket, and sewing)
- Submit payment online so no more remembering invoice numbers or due dates
- Know that your custom chenille awards are Made in the USA
There is no need to imagine it because that is what Chenille Appeal strives to do for its wholesale dealers. Our business model is based on the notion that the faster our dealers grow, the faster we grow. And it’s worked for more than 17 years, transforming us into one of the leading wholesale providers in the United States.
An Example of How One Stop Shopping Can Save You Time and Money on Your Wholesale Letterman Jackets
In most cases, if you are a typical sporting goods store or team dealer, you have to organize, coordinate, structure, and supervise your chenille and jacket orders. The process usually looks something like this:
- You place an order with a letterman jacket manufacturer
- You place an order with a custom chenille manufacturer
- Depending upon your own setup, you then have one of two choices:
- You have to coordinate the letterman jacket manufacturer sending the shipment to the custom chenille manufacturer to sew on the patches
- You have the letterman jacket manufacturer and the custom chenille manufacturer each send their respective products to you, at which point you either give them loose to your end-customer or you coordinate with a local seamstress for sewing
That is hard. It’s time consuming. There are multiple chances for errors and costly mistakes that come straight out of your pocket and bottom line. We want to simplify that process. With Chenille Appeal, ordering wholesale letterman jackets and chenille awards is simple, fast, easy, and cost effective.
- You place an order for both your letterman jacket and custom chenilles with Chenille Appeal through our state-of-the-art online wholesale ordering system. The product arrives ready-to-wear out of the box.
That’s it. It really is that easy.
Additional Benefits of Ordering Your Wholesale Letterman Jackets from Chenille Appeal
And the benefits don’t stop there!
- If there is a varsity jacket and chenille combination you use regularly, you can save them to a shopping list within your wholesale account for quick reordering in seconds.
- By using us as your one-stop wholesale letterman jacket and chenille awards vendor, you can save money by cutting out one of your freight-in charges. We explain the math, and how it should keep more cash and profit in your pocket, in an article called Save Money on Freight By Using Us as Your One-Stop Wholesale Letterman Jacket Vendor.
- If you want us to private label letterman jackets with your own store information, we can do that, too! Just send us the labels you wish to have sewn into your jackets. More information about this program can be found by logging into your wholesale ordering system account.
- Consolidating your wholesale letterman jacket purchases with your wholesale chenille awards purchases might qualify you for a higher dealer discount tier, saving you money on the chenille patches you are already buying. Lowering your costs can increase your profits. That is a recipe for success.
- Seeing the entire order on a single invoice can help you better organize your business and calculate your own profit margins.
We Continue to Support Third Party Wholesale Letterman Jacket Vendors
Of course, at Chenille Appeal, we want to serve our dealers and help you be successful in the varsity jacket industry. That means if you want to continue the old method of buying your wholesale varsity jackets from a third party vendor and having them shipped to us for custom chenille awards, we will still accommodate your needs. If you choose not to use our private label wholesale varsity letterman jackets, we recommend Rock Creek Athletics or Holloway Sportswear. Both offer great products that we believe are nearly indistinguishable from our own jackets and we’ve worked with each for many years.
How to Get Started as a Varsity Jacket Dealer
If you are currently an authorized Chenille Appeal dealer, you can already take advantage of these great benefits through your wholesale ordering system account. If you are not a dealer and you meet the dealer requirements, call us at (816) 387-9364 to open an account and gain access to our supply of wholesale varsity jackets.