When you’re deciding on a new (or revamped) uniform policy, there are a lot of decisions to make, from where to buy them to how to clean them. For many businesses, the best choice is to contract out the service to a uniform rental business. While this clears up a lot of the longterm work for you, there is still a lot of research and work that goes into finding the right provider and the biggest part of this is in the details of the contract. On the surface, most uniform rental contracts seem pretty similar, however the details vary and they can become big issues down the road if it turns out to not fit your needs. Here are some of the major contract points that you should make sure fit your needs (and will continue to for the life of the contract, which is usually quite a few years).
Many uniform supplies get very similar styles of garments from many different distributers, which means that there can be small inconsistencies between the uniform pieces. Make sure that your agreement stipulates the important details of your uniform for the full length of the contract. This way the uniforms you get today will look exactly the same as those you get 3 years from now, so all your employee uniforms are consistent. The contract should lock them into providing what you need and expect, even if your locations are across different cities or around the world.
Look for a uniform provider who offers a wide variety of uniform options or who has extensive experience in your industry. You want to know that your uniform needs will be met no matter how your brand changes over the years. Take a good look at their catalog, and don’t be afraid to ask for what you want. The right uniform provider will be able to either go outside their catalog to meet your needs or offer suggestions for solutions that will work just as well.
Payments and Fees
Carefully read the fine print for all of your payment options and the possible fees you may have assessed to your account. Some fees you might look for are vendor fees or style up-charges. Look for providers who provide flat-rate payment options to best avoid fees.
Finally, look for a provider who is willing to reasonable adjust their services (and their contract) to the unique needs of your business. No two businesses are alike, and they should understand that. If you need custom features (such as a specific packaging or delivery method of uniforms), don’t be afraid to ask and walk away if they can’t make it happen.
Uniform Services from Ace Uniform
To give your business a clean, professional, and cohesive look, rely on Ace Uniform. Whether you need uniforms in the food, automotive, industrial, construction, medical, security, or you-name-it industry, we can provide you with the uniforms you need for the price you want. Give us a call at 1-800-366-1616 or visit us online to learn how we can help meet your needs. Want to get to know us even better? Visit us on social media on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.