Custom Patches – Choosing the Right Company
There are plenty of companies on the web that advertise custom embroidery services, although only very few of them can actually deliver what they claim. If you’re searching for woven patches, custom patches, or any other embroidered emblem, then it’s best to do some research to learn more and locate a company that provides the most excellent quality patches at a most affordable price.
For starters, try to visit your chosen company’s website. Check if you can discover the number of years that the company has been in the business of embroidery. Be cautious about doing business with those companies that don’t provide their phone numbers because you would want to call them and speak with one of their sales associates before you proceed with your order.
Whenever a salesperson becomes available for you, double-check to ensure that whatever special sales and deals found on their online site are still valid at that moment as well as any restrictions (for instance, minimum order) that they come with.
The company is also supposed to make available their price list somewhere on its website. Check with the salesperson for any price guarantee being offered by this company, or whether they accept competitors’ coupons, if not quotes.
Most reputable custom patch companies do match or even beat a rival offer as long as the customer can present that offer in written form. Rush orders are generally priced more than being advertised so you will have to immediately inform the sales guy in case you need the patches by a particular date.
One other way to evaluate the reputation of embroidery companies is to check if they have been commissioned by any major organizations or groups to produce their emblems and patches.
These organizations only allow a company they have duly licensed to display their logo on the embroidery company’s website and marketing media. Reputable organizations are always cautious about the businesses they deal with, so a recommendation from them would be a good indication.
Lastly, check out the patches being featured by the company by visiting their gallery section. Be wary of companies which photos on their websites are small or of poor quality as they could be hiding the truth that they don’t make good quality patches and emblems.
Whether you are thinking about submitting your own work of art or not, go with a company that has its own “in-house” designers.
The reason is that things are going to be a lot easier as well as turnaround time sooner in case some last minute modifications are needed. If you feel that this company does hire designers on-staff because they only want to hold back on the expenses, you will not want them to design your patch or do this service for you.