branded t shirts for cheap wanted

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  1. rakebackblogger

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    Anyone recommend a place where I could get some company branded tshirts produced for cheap.

    What would be the minimum order if I tried to buy from a source in China? If anyone has any experience it would be nice to hear.
     
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    [moved to Free Business Advice & New Business Ideas]

    Branded t-shirts are indeed expensive, unless you want to buy it from their warehouse.
    Plus, shipping would be more expensive depending on the type or method.
    Don't forget to add the importation fees.

    By the way, from what country are you from?
    What are your plans with these t-shirts?
     
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    Well, i order company branded T-shirt from China before but through my friend who is now station at China. By the way, you can visit china.alibaba.com if you know chinese.
    Or you can PM me the details and budget, i can ask my friend to check for you


    I think thee thread starter is talking about company branded T-shirt, not those international branded t-shirt
     
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    I don't have any experience of ordering directly from China.

    BrightPromotions are a good Irish promotions company and are worth speaking to, if ordering from Ireland could work for you. They may actually work out cheaper at lower quantities.

    www.cafepress.com and www.zazzle.com/ are also worth a look.
     
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    Hey I might be able to help you.

    I'm in China, working at an export garment company now.


    If you need any help, just let me know.
     
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    Maybe you should find a friends from china to help you
     
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    Sorry for delayed reply, Ive been up the walls the last few days so no time to check forums.

    Basically, I want simple branded polo t-shirts which have the logo over the left breast, preferable embroidered. These t-shirts will be sent out to my members once they have reached a certain milestone as a reward for choosing our site as their rakeback provider

    However after getting some fantastic critiques on my website in another thread here, I think I need to hold back on my plans for a bit and implement a few changes to the website design first before I go ahead and purchase the t-shirts.I think I may be jumping the gun a bit. I am going to slightly change the current logo so therefore my t-shirt buying plans are going to be pushed back a bit.

    However If anyone has any knowledge of what it would cost approx to get 100 (30 medium, 40 large, 30 X-large) polo t-shirts with embroidered logo on left breast and shipped to either Ireland or Malta please let me know.

    Cheers
     
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    I looked at Zazzle and didn't find much of anything under about $30-$40 a shirt unless you buy several in bulk. They do have premade designs of casino shirts.

    http://www.zazzle.com/casino+embroidered+shirts

    You may want to consider contacting the members that made those designs if you see one you like and ask how much it would be for them to add the name. Of course the great thing about Zazzle is you can make your own design from scratch. I even have a small store myself of cards and mugs I made long ago just playing around with it. Shipping, I have no idea on what zazzle would charge you.

    It might be better to just buy a load of plain polo shirts and send them the cheapest shipping method you can to someone that can do the embroidery instead that's in Ireland or Malta. Or go to an embroidering service that also supplies the shirts.

    I found this one, in the UK. It looks like it would work out cheaper buying direct from them even when you take the exchange rate into account than buying and shipping from the US, getting the work done and then shipping again to Ireland/Malta. You could always ask them how much it would be to send them on from the UK to wherever. Their minimum order is only 10 garments. I have no affiliation with them I hasten to add. I just thought they may be a good fit.

    http://www.logos4polos.com/

    Just do what I did and Google "custom embroidered polo shirts ireland" (no inverted commas). There's loads there, including directory pages for custom apparel. Hope that helps!
     
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    Ok, just to give up date for anyone else who is interested. I have gotten a quote (not from this forum as I posted on another forum) of £5.50 per tshirt with embroidered logo from an English suppier, with a discount of 0.75 per unit if you buy 100.

    I actually think thats not too bad. If i could get it for 5.50 euro I think I would be close to what I would consider my consumer surplus point.

    Let me know if you want details of supplier. I dont want to post on forum as he sent me a personal message with quote, but I will send to you in pm..
     
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    rakebackblogger did you get any quotes from promotional companies or other suppliers based in Ireland?
     
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    5.5 euro (EUR) isn't the same as £5.50. £= British Pounds Sterling. (GBP)

    Assuming you're in the US, $1USD = 0.7196EUR , or £0.6271GBP at today's rates. (Currency Converter)

    Check too if the price includes VAT. That's the UK tax.

    The link I gave you had a cheaper polo shirt. It was a Fruit of the Loom one so you know it will be a decent quality and priced at £5.02 plus VAT.
     
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    No Fergal I got no quotes from Irish companies so far, however Kays link above for polo shirts is exactly what I need and you can order from a quantity of 20 up. Thanks Kay!

    I think I'll give them a try once I have the redesign done.

    If anyone wants one then they must rake $5k. (not that hard if you play a decent bit of poker- would take me less than a month) I think it would be a nice way to reward my regular high raking members plus its free advertising for me as they might wear it out when they go play in their local casinos, meet their friends etc.
     
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    You're very welcome, rakebackblogger. Glad it helped. :D

    Keep us posted on how they turned out too, will you please? I think that's pretty cheap for promotional shirts. One last suggestion: I'd try incorporate the website address into the logo, so anyone that sees it knows it's online, ie use rakebackreward.com as opposed to just rakeback reward.
     
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    @Kay, yup, I have done a sketch of the logo redesign and it now includes .com and also some deck of card symbols to show that it a poker related site.. I made use of some of the recommendations in the website critique here! My developer is now started on the redesign.

    Cheers
     
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    Search the different wholesale categories where you can find the wholesale suppliers from all over the world than simply explore the category of clothing and apparels and search for the ideal suppliers, don't get attracted by looking at the amazing cheap rates be aware from the scams.
     

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