If you own a business, you may be considering supplying your team with uniforms. More commonly, businesses are opting for more functional and high-quality uniforms to convey a better sense of professionalism.
Most businesses such as healthcare, automotive, and restaurants need their staff to be equipped with uniforms. These uniforms are usually meant to serve as standard protocol for their line of work to help them perform their jobs better as well as to be identified in their profession. However, this doesn’t mean all uniforms are created the same...
How to choose the right uniform supplier?
When it comes to choosing the right uniform store to get high-quality yet affordable and functional uniforms for your teams, most people don’t know where to start. That is why we have enlisted some of the most important factors that you need to consider when choosing the right scrubs for you.
Consider suppliers that have a wide selection of uniforms to better fulfill the needs for your line of work and allows you to personalize your appearance so you don’t just blend in with the rest of the staff. The more selection, the more options to choose from.
The ideal uniform supplier must be able to develop an effective apparel plan that can cater the needs of an employee without any compromise. Most clinics require their staff to have matching uniforms that are high-quality and completely functional in order to effectively perform their daily tasks. That is why it’s important to find a uniform supplier that provides a wide range of options and meets your requirements for a long-lasting scrub set because let’s face it, you’re going to be sticking with those scrubs for a long time: might as well choose one that you actually like.
Sure, we know all of the leading scrub apparel companies out there: Figs, Barco, Cherokee, Koi Scrubs, and many more. While they may have done a good job at successfully marketing themselves, the quality of their scrubs is put to the test. There is a huge distinction from a good uniform supplier to a great one based on the following criteria:
- High-quality materials
- Better services
- Wider selection
- Improved communication and more.
You should always ask for a second opinion (a.k.a. customer reviews). A true test of the quality of scrubs is reading the reviews or personal testimonies of people who have already purchased the product. Always turn to the reviews to learn more about the uniform store before finalizing any purchase decision. It is best to do your homework and know about the pros and cons of any potential supplier you might be considering (who knows they might just become your go-to uniform store). This will certainly leave you feeling more confident in your decision and have more assurance that you are getting the best value out of your purchase.
Price is Key:
When it comes down to it, we all know scrubs are definitely an investment. That being said they don’t always come cheap. And sometimes when they are offered a lower price, the quality also lowers. Comparing the pricing options are undoubtedly a fundamental part in finding the best scrubs. That is why it is important to find the perfect balance between the price range and quality of scrubs. Repeat after us: YOU SHOULD NOT BE PAYING FOR OVERPRICED SCRUBS! There are quality scrubs offered at a much lower price point than name brands. The key is to do your research. Aim for scrubs that are within the $20-40 range. Therefore, it is always better to compare prices of different uniform suppliers to get a better idea of how much you should actually be paying.
Quality, Quality, Quality:
When someone is paying to get the right uniforms for their team, they certainly never want to compromise on the scrub’s quality. Therefore, it is always better to choose a uniform supplier that works with the best interest of clients to ensure that high-quality uniforms will be delivered as promised.
Let’s be honest, you’re probably purchasing scrubs maybe 2-3 times a year. This is an investment that you expect to last for a long time or at least until your next purchase. These scrubs should be designed to keep up with your daily activities and be able to withstand any wear and tear. Not to mention, they should leave you dry and not drenched in sweat. Look for scrubs with moisture-wicking properties similar to our IguanaFlex Technology™ featured on all of our scrubs. You should also look for scrubs that have double needle stitching for extra durability. And last, but certainly not least look for scrubs that feature anti-microbial properties. Why is this so important? Scrubs that feature anti-microbial properties are able to kills microorganisms and stop their growth. Our scrubs feature Dow Silvadur® technology to protect against unwanted bacteria and odors. This means it protects you from exposure to harmful bacteria in your workplace and keeps you smelling like you just did laundry: pretty cool right?
Let’s face it, we all come in different shapes and sizes. It is beyond irritating when you find a scrub you like only to find out that it isn’t even offered in your size. Before getting in the process of choosing a uniform supplier, make sure to have a clear idea about the sizing and quantity of uniforms you need. This will most definitely help you in the process of choosing the right supplier.
Look for companies that carry a wide selection of sizes, and no we’re not talking about just the standard: S-XL, we’re talking about companies who go above and beyond to care for all of their customers by offering sizes: XXS-3XL. Now, that’s what we call selection.
It is also important for you to know your size in both tops and bottoms and make sure to remember that not all scrubs fit the same. This makes it increasingly difficult since most of us shop online now and are unable to try the scrubs on in-person and get an idea of the true sizing. Make sure to reference the sizing charts! Each company manufactures their scrubs at a different factory that may have different sizing dimensions, which is why they make sure to include a unique sizing chart on their website. Use that as a guide to help you find the perfect fitting scrubs.
Overall, these are just some of the tips we hope will make your purchasing decision a little easier. Finding the perfect scrubs is like finding the perfect pair of jeans, you will never let them go. Remember these simple, easy tips for your next scrub purchase to make sure businesses are giving you a run for your money but are actually delivering on the promises they made evident in their marketing. Because let’s be honest you deserve the best, because you ARE the best.