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How to Launch an Employee Merchandise Store in 1 Day

In today's competitive market, branding extends beyond customer interactions. It's crucial for companies to foster a strong internal brand among their employees. An employee merchandise store is a fantastic strategy to achieve this, creating a sense of belonging and appreciation.

Launch by Lead Apparel offers a seamless solution with their custom online company store, allowing businesses to set up their own branded merch store in no time. Let’s explore why you might want to consider this for your company and how Lead Apparel stands out from the alternatives.

Why Set Up an Employee Merchandise Store?

  • Enhanced Brand Loyalty: Company merch store acts as a constant brand reminder, enhancing employee loyalty and team spirit.
  • Uniformity at Work: Employee uniforms provide a professional look and contribute to a cohesive brand image.
  • Recognition and Rewards: Use the store to reward employees or celebrate milestones with branded merchandise.
  • Ease of Access for New Hires: Welcome kits can help new employees feel integrated from day one.
  • Engagement in Corporate Events: Offer unique promotional products during trade shows and events to leave a lasting impression on clients and employees alike.
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Why Choose Launch by Lead Apparel?

Setting up a corporate merchandise store can be daunting. Here’s why Launch by Lead Apparel is your go-to choice:

Quick and Easy Setup: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Launching a Company Merch Store

Getting your corporate merch store up and running with Launch by Lead Apparel is a breeze. Here’s a friendly guide to walk you through the setup process, so you can start showcasing your brand with stylish swag in no time!

Step 1: Sign Up for Launch

Sign up for Launch here by providing your basic company details. You’ll be on your way to creating a swag store that reflects your brand's ethos!

Step 2: Customize Your Company Merchandise Store

Once you’re signed up, it’s time to customize. Choose the logos that align with your corporate identity. This is where your store starts to come to life. Make sure it’s a true reflection of your brand to make an impact on anyone who visits.

Step 3: Select Your Products

Now for the fun part! Browse through an extensive catalog of corporate merch—from apparel to accessories—and select the items you want to feature in your store. Instantly add products to your store. Simply click 'Launch' and choose the logo placement. It couldn't be easier! Choose from today's most popular brands like North Face, Nike, Peter Millar, Patagonia, YETI and more.

Step 4: Set Shipping Preference

Have Launch individually pack and ship orders to your employees' addresses via UPS. You can also choose to have all merchandise sent to one location. Integrate your payment systems to make transactions smooth and secure. Lead Apparel supports various payment options, including credit cards, ensuring that the checkout process is easy for your employees. Setting up the ordering process correctly will save you a lot of time and help avoid any logistical headaches later.

Step 5: Launch Your Store

Easily schedule the open and close dates for your store. Opt to auto-open your store at the same time every month. Employees can start ordering their favorite merch right away.

Step 6: Message Employees

Don’t forget to promote your new store! Directly from your custom Launch dashboard, you can message employees by email with store dates and reminders to order before the store closes. Encourage your team to check out the store and celebrate your brand together with some stylish new merch.

Step 7: Manage and Monitor

Utilize the real-time reporting tools provided by Launch to manage inventory, track sales, and understand what items are favorites among your employees. This will help you make informed decisions about what swag to restock or introduce new items.

And there you have it—your company merch store set up in just a few simple steps! With Launch by Lead Apparel, you can ensure that your corporate merch not only looks great but is also a hit with your team.

Sonic Ship Option

Need your branded apparel fast? Lead Apparel’s Sonic Ship option ensures that your products ship in as little as three days. Whether it’s for a last-minute event or an urgent employee need, they’ve got you covered.

A Comprehensive Range of Products

From corporate apparel to company swag, the range of high-quality products available means your store will be stocked with items your employees will want to use and wear.

Key Features of Launch by Lead Apparel

Effortless Management

  • Add Products Instantly: Populate your store with branded merchandise using the magic Launch button.
  • Real Time Reporting: Keep track of sales, inventory, and user activity with easy-to-navigate real time reports.

Customization and Flexibility

  • Customized Company Store: Tailor your store’s design to reflect your brand’s aesthetics and values.
  • Employee Access: Enable employees to order items at their convenience, boosting satisfaction and engagement.

Seamless Integration and Support

  • Low Stock Alerts: Stay ahead of the game with immediate notifications on stock levels.
  • SSO Integration: Simplify the login process by integrating with existing single sign-on systems.
  • Exceptional Customer Service: Get support whenever you need it to ensure your store runs smoothly.

The Bottom Line

An employee merchandise store is more than just a hub for company apparel; it’s a powerful tool for building company culture and enhancing brand value.

With Launch by Lead Apparel, you can easily provide your team with high quality, promotional products without the usual fuss associated with setting up a new store. Their platform is designed to help you launch quickly and efficiently, ensuring that your branded merchandise fulfills both internal and external branding needs seamlessly.

Ready to elevate your company’s branding with an exclusive employee merch store? Try Launch by Lead Apparel and see the difference real time solutions and superior customer service can make to your corporate merchandise strategy.

Learn More About Creating an Employee Merchandise Store Today!

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