Uniforms are an essential part of many businesses. They communicate to customers who your staffers are so they’re easily recognizable, they boost efficiency and encourage feelings of camaraderie between workers, and they extend and advertise your brand. While choosing to work with a uniform provider is often a no-brainer for its many benefits, changing a uniform provider that you already have is more complicated. Here are a few things to consider as you make the decision.
Make A Pros And Cons List
Changing your uniform provider may mean changing your uniform in some ways. If you’re already thinking about changing either, there must be a reason. Sit down and make a list of everything that works well and you like about your current uniforms and the service that provides them and everything that does not. Consider how the uniform fits with your brand and the ambiance of your business. Consider how the service meets your needs or provides benefits to your staff. Take time to talk to your team members about their thoughts and feelings as well. Don’t approach the process of finding a new uniform provider without having a clear idea of what you want.
Get Multiple, Thorough Quotes
Once you have those lists done, research your vendors and find at least three you want to get quotes from. Give them all the information you compiled about your uniform needs and ask them to provide suggestions for your uniforms from their offerings. If their suggestions include sale items, be cautious as those may go out of stock and not be reordered (you don’t want to have to change uniforms again because what you settled on now isn’t available in a year or two).
Getting sample uniforms from potential uniform providers will be an expense, but a worthwhile one, as most uniform companies will charge for any samples that you don’t return or that get laundered. Laundering the sample uniform should also be part of your decision process since it is important to know how they will look after repeated washings.
Review And Rate Options
Include your staff in the testing of samples and compile all of the feedback about the various options before you make a decision. Rate and rank the possible uniform providers based on the comfort and durability of their samples, how knowledgeable and helpful they were, and of course, the costs.
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. We can also supply your business with high-quality mats and towels. On top of that, Ace offers facility services that can help keep your business place clean and safe. 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.