Colleges offer branded products to students, faculty, parents, alumni, and fans of their sports teams. Products are ordered via many avenues. There is the campus bookstore, the college website, the stadium, college fairs, homecoming celebrations, and other events. Making sure there is plenty of product available can be tricky. It can also be difficult to keep track of what sizes are available for many apparel items. If an item is on back order, or the size desired is not available, it is likely customers will select another item. That is fine, except the alternative item may be a ball cap or an insulated mug. Those cost less money decreasing the revenues for the college.
Business software designed for promotional products and decorated apparel can help colleges keep track of inventory, ensure that popular items and sizes are in stock, and provide better customer service through organized order processing and shipping that can be easily tracked by the buyer. Utilizing shopworx.com college branding services can integrate all avenues of sales to streamline processes, provide consistency in pricing, and get desired items to customers efficiently. That will improve sales of higher priced apparel items because customers will be able to get what they want when they are prepared to spend the money. Getting a thermal jacket with the college insignia on it during football season, for example, is well worth the price. Buying it post season when the right size becomes available loses the appeal for the football fan so the item is not purchased at all.
The software products also include features for sales and marketing, accounting, e commerce websites. Management becomes easier so less time and effort is spent reviewing the sales and needs of each department. Software can be purchased outright, or provided as a service for a monthly subscription price. Hands-on training is offered to ensure all users are getting the maximum benefit from all the features available in the software products selected for the college. Training can be conducted at the company center in Florida, or at the specific college location. The increases in sales revenue, time saved in management hours, and more satisfied customers is well worth the investment in the software.