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What are the benefits?

There are several reasons why you should consider ordering in bulk for your next enterprize, here are some of the main ones.

Thumbs UpYou save money!

The more you order then the lower the price per unit will be and the less cash you will spend in the long run.

You get consistent quality!

The quality of all your units is guaranteed to be the same since they were all produced within the same timeframe.

You save time!

The time spent when ordering in bulk is less than when ordering the same items separately.

You’re friendlier to the planet!

Ordering in bulk reduces the emissions of CO2 as there is less transportation involved

You get more stuff!

When ordering more you get, well… more! Making it harder for you to run out of units

What are the cons?

While very convenient, ordering products can have its disadvantages. Here are some of them:

Thumbs UpIncompatible with perishable products

It is not recommended for perishable products as these may expire before you get a chance to consume them.

Big space needed

It is not recommended for those with low storage space as more products require, well… a lot more space.

Harder to calculate

It is very tempting to buy when you’re being offered more for less, but sometimes it leads us to buy more than what we really need.

To order or not to order T-shirts in bulk?

That is the question. There are different moments when you should consider bulk T-shirt printing.

T-Shirt Bulk Order When should I order in bulk?

If you find yourself in any of the following situations then it should be a no-brainer:

  • If you want to keep costs down
  • If you want tees as a uniform
  • If you want tees as a giveaway
  • If you’re a designer and have a “signature” piece

When should I NOT order in bulk?

There are only a couple of situations I can think of when ordering in bulk would not be a good idea and they both relate to new businesses:

  • You’re not sure if you’ll be able to sell all units
  • You don’t have enough storing space

Nobody wants to end up with a bunch of unsold garments and assume all the losses. If you’re unsure of your selling capabilities, it might be best for you to consider other options like a print-per-purchase platform.


About Erik Mickelson

Erik Mickelson is the author of Northwest Custom Apparel's blogs. Erik has been with Northwest Custom Apparel since 1996 after graduating from Washington State University and is the founder of the Apparel Graphic Academy. Trained by the custom graphic apparel industry's best, Mark Venit, Erik brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Embroidery Adventure blog. As they say, 'Experience is the best teacher.' We are proud to have Erik as part of our team!

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