Online apparel vendors for small school

  • 1.  Online apparel vendors for small school

    Posted 10-31-2018 10:46

    Hello Everyone,


    We are looking for recommendations of online providers that can provide college swag (apparel, etc) and that will set up a merchandising website that can be integrated with our homepage.  We want all sales and inventory management to be handled by the vendor.

    We are a small school without a focus on sports.  So, I'd love to hear any recommendations that you may have for reasonable, scalable vendor options.


    Thank you very much!



    Ally Gontang-Highfield
    St. John's College
    Annapolis MD
    United States

  • 2.  RE: Online apparel vendors for small school

    Posted 11-01-2018 09:25



    Have you looked at Follett On-Demand?  They offer a customized website and handle all the transactions and inventory.  I believe you have to meet a minimum sales threshold, but I'm not positive about that.  Below is a

    link to their website:






    Lisa G. Gray, CCR

    Chair, Council of University System Staff (CUSS)

    Director, Salisbury University Bookstore

    1101 Camden Avenue

    Salisbury, MD 21801


    Fax:  (410)543-6184


  • 3.  RE: Online apparel vendors for small school

    Posted 11-02-2018 10:15
    Try Aprons and Smocks. Mike is a good guy and very accommodating.

    James Schwandt
    SaladWorks, LLC
    Director of Non-Traditional Development
    Elizabeth CO
    United States

  • 4.  RE: Online apparel vendors for small school

    Posted 11-02-2018 11:24
    ​We also use Follett Advanced OnLine for our institutional store.  We first used their Advanced OnLine feature for our athletic fan zone page.  It has worked out very well with a good average turn around time from ordering to receiving.  We also have a separate log in for our employees to purchase personal items.  It's great because there is no inventory involved.

    John Reale
    SUNY - Polytechnic Institute
    Executive Director of Auxiliary Services
    Utica NY
    United States

  • 5.  RE: Online apparel vendors for small school

    Posted 11-19-2018 10:25
    We use  I have a local rep that visits on a regular basis.  We also use them for our housekeeper uniforms (scrubs).  We are a small medical school with 1000 or so students between two campuses so it doesn't make sense for us to purchase a lot of back stock.  All custom wear allows us to keep lower priced items in store and still have access to a name brand shirt.

    James Herrington
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Director of Campus Operations
    Kansas City MO
    United States