25 March 2015

Raise Funds And Spread Awareness For Autism With Custom Apparel Storefronts

April is National Autism Awareness Month and every year autism organizations around the world celebrate the month with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events. Increased awareness aids with early diagnosis and intervention which helps individuals access the appropriate services and support that lead to significantly improved outcomes. With any life-altering disease, there is a copious amount of research that goes into treatments which also require a great deal of funds to achieve results.

Marathons, auctions, and even small events like bake sales are only the tipping point to help fundraise for a cause. Customized Girl wants to help promote autism awareness and encourage others to join the movement by offering custom apparel storefronts. Our storefronts offer an excellent opportunity not only to spread awareness but to also raise funds towards their charity of choice.

We offer a variety of styles in apparel and accessories. All our users have to do is simply upload an image or logo of the name of the event, cause, or charity and add it to any product. Customized Girl already has a gallery full of custom autism awareness shirts that can be a starting point for storefronts or if you are just in need of some items for your next event.

Interested in starting a storefront to spread awareness and raise funds for your cause? For more detailed information check out our storefront FAQ. Customized Girl would be more than happy to help assist your efforts by offering our marketing strategies and art assistance to achieve the ideal storefront.

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27 February 2015

Promote Awareness and Animal Rights with Twenty Paws Rescue Storefront

At Customized Girl we can’t get enough of storefronts that have passion in spreading awareness and earning funds for a greater cause. That is why Twenty Paws Rescue is our storefront of the month. Twenty Paws Rescue is a small rescue that focuses primarily on the “bully” breeds to provide them with warm and loving care until they find a forever home, including foster and veterinary care.

Each design in their storefront is created by the owners in honor of dogs that have that been in the rescue. You won’t be able to find designs that are this unique, creative, and that have such a great purpose and meaning anywhere else.  Help support their cause by not only purchasing a tee or tank but by visiting their website to find out more about their efforts.

We love Twenty Paws Rescue’s passion and commitment to their cause to keep every shelter cage empty. In their own words “by wearing our merchandise, we can fight animal abuse, neglect, ignorance, and overpopulation together!” And with custom designs so cute – how can you not purchase a tee, tank, or sweatshirt to help keep dogs out of shelters and put them into loving homes.

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26 February 2015

New Features and Big Pushes For Customized Girl Storefronts

A lot has happened with storefronts at Customized Girl in the last couple of months. We have rolled out some new storefront features and are gearing up for the next marketing pushes. With so many new additions, we want to make sure all storefront owners are up to date and have all the appropriate information to help better market and promote their great efforts.

 

New Storefront Features

 

Upload Image tab in the Design Center is way faster

If you ever uploaded a lot of high-res images to your account, you might have noticed that the Upload Image tab within the Design Center could get pretty slow. Well not any more! If you do currently have a lot of images in this tab, click on it, and wait for just a minute. The system will generate thumbnail previews for all of your images. The next time to you visit the Design Center, from any browser or device, this tab will load much more quickly.


Add an image to the design details page

If you have an image that you’d like to display on the design details page (maybe it is a photo of someone wearing your design, maybe it’s a matching-best-friends design),  you can now upload it right below the Add to Cart button!  You can also link that photo a unique tag in the gallery. So if you have one design that is part of a set, you can add a unique tag to each design in the set, and then upload an image and link the image to that unique tag.

We personally love this feature because customers love to see photos of people wearing the product. It helps them make better purchase decisions and more importantly, they get to see how other customers love your product. This is also a great feature if you want  to show off your front and back design in one image to promote on social media.

 

Social Media icons

Under your storefront description you will now notice a Twitter and Facebook like and share button. This feature makes it easier for storefront owners to share their storefronts with friends and family or for customer who want to share your products on social media!

 

Big Pushes

Not only does Customized Girl like to stay on the latest trends but we also work on a holiday schedule. The below is a list of what we expect to promote and push in designs and products in the next few months:

St. Patrick’s Day – With St. Patrick’s Day being the next big holiday a lot of customers are looking for that unique and green design to catch people’s attention. Customized Girl has recently added a large collection of  new and trendy  art to the gallery to help with your designs.  Green apparel is always the biggest hit with bar crawls, running events, and businesses who are doing their own promoting on St. Patrick’s Day.

Spring Break – This winter has been real rough for our customers and we are sure everyone is thinking about  hot sandy beaches for their spring break destinations this year. Our neon apparel, crop tops, and bathing suits with trendy or even hilarious designs concepts are the best sellers for spring break activities.

Easter – Easter is on April 5th this year and our biggest product pushes are in our custom stuffed animals and first Easter onesies.

Spring Sports – Sports is one of our biggest niche markets on Customized Girl so if sports concepts are your game then design on. A list of sports played in the spring are baseball, softball, soccer, and lacrosse. Let us know if we’ve missed any!

Prom – If you didn’t know that Prom is important then let us tell you a thing or two about promposals. It’s a big deal. Cute and clever ways to ask their dates to prom is in and our prom bears give the user a classic but customized way of asking their date to prom.

 

We’re marketing your designs too!

Here at Customized Girl we love seeing all of your unique and creative designs so we do our best to promote them as much as possible. For example:

We incorporate your designs int our Polyvore sets! (This design has since been used in tons of other Polyvore sets.)

We add your designs to our landing pages (like the one for Matching Best Friend shirts!)

We include a “featured storefront” in our marketing emails!

We write about storefronts on our blog!

 

Product Updates:

Last but not least, our Plush Tiger is currently sold out. The manufacturer expects new inventory to be available in mid-March

It’s always useful to closely follow along with the Customized Girl blog to see what is trending, what we are promoting, and all the great additions in art and products that have been recently added to the website. If you need information on Customized Girl storefronts check out our FAQ or email us at CGstores@eretailing.com.

 

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1 December 2014

Grow Your Female-Focused Brand with a Storefront on Customized Girl

It’s a new day and age where sports are no longer just for the guys. Ladies love showing off their sporty side by showing support for their favorite team or rocking their gear on the playing field. Endzone Empress understands the love and passion ladies have for their sports and targets those females who love anything and everything about sports. They offer fashionable, flirty, but yet sporty apparel that will satisfy every die hard sports fan. Most importantly, Endzone Empress is designed by a sports chick for fellow sports chicks.

Endzone Empress is a storefront after Customized Girl’s own heart and that is why they are our storefront of the month. Customized Girl has the best and largest variety of custom apparel for women. We love seeing storefronts seize that opportunity to target a specific niche while creating trendy and fashionable designs. Endzone Empress is a new storefront that is doing a fantastic job of getting their brand out there and marketing across all social media. Are you a lady who loves her fantasy football? Or do you play your heart on the field? If the answer is yes then you should definitely check out Endzone Empress.

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18 November 2014

Year End Changes to Item Colors

We’re coming up on the end of the year, and unfortunately that means we need to address all the item colors that our vendors and manufacturers are no longer providing. Soon, we’ll be pausing the following item colors.

When this happens, we will choose the closest possible substitute color for your design. You shouldn’t have to do anything else, but if you are very particular about your item colors (for example: if you have a store for your youth football team) you might want to double check your design.

We won’t email you again about these changes because we don’t want to bother you.

If we had to remove an item completely, we’ve already done so. (Hopefully there aren’t any surprises from our vendors, but that can happen unfortunately.) If you were affected by the removal of an item, you should have received an email about it. Over the past two months, we’ve tried our hardest to find a suitable replacement item and swapped it out for you. Hopefully all those affected were satisfied with the results.

Soon we will be pausing the following colors:

Bella + Canvas

Bella Hotshort
Currant – Done
Bella Junior Fit Camisole
Red - Done
Junior Fit Bella Long Sleeve 1/2 Zip Hooded Pullover Tee
Fuchsia - Done
Junior Fit Bella 1×1 Rib Ringer Tee
Baby Blue/Navy,White/Kelly - Done
Junior Fit Basic Bella 2×1 Rib Tank Top
Light Blue (Baby Blue) – Done
Junior Fit Bella Fleece Raglan Full Zip Hoodie
Navy – Done
Junior Fit Bella Straight Leg Fleece Sweatpants
White – Done
Junior Fit Bella French Terry Lounge Pants
White – Done
Bella Flowy Boxy Crop Top T-Shirt
Red, True Royal – Done
Youth Bella Girl Short Sleeve Jersey Tee
Red – Done
Bella Flowy Lightweight Raglan Tee
True Royal, Pebble Brown, Soft Pink – Done
Junior Fit Bella Long Sleeve Thermal Tee
Soft Pink – Done
Misses Relaxed Fit Bella Missy V-Neck Tee
Pink – Done
Junior Fit Bella V-Neck Jersey Tee
Pink, Ocean Blue – Done
Junior Fit Bella Favorite Tee
Pink, Baby Blue – Done

LAT Sportswear

Misses Relaxed Fit LA T V-Neck Tee
Eggplant – Done
Misses Relaxed Fit LA T Sportswear Long Sleeve Tee
Pink and Kelly – Done
Junior Fit LA T Longer Length Deep Scoopneck Tee
Yellow – Done
Junior Fit LA T Longer Length V-Neck Tee
Pink – Done
Junior Fit LA T Fine Jersey Tee
Brown, Indigo, and Orange – Done

Gildan

Old Gold – Done
Light Pink and Ash – Done
White and Maroon – Done

Alternative Apparel

Eco True Black - Done
Eco True Black, Eco True Burgundy, Eco True Rust, Eco True Military – Done
Eco True Rust, Eco True Orange, Eco Ivory, Eco Royal, Eco True Military, Eco True Black, Eco True Brown, Eco True Royal – Done
Eco True Royal – Done
Eco True Gold/Eco True Avocado – Done
Eco True Royal – Done
Eco Pink Ribbon, Eco True Red, Eco True Rust, Eco True Turq, Eco True Purple, Eco True Azalea  - Done
Eco Ivory/Eco True Royal – Done
Eco True Black/Eco True Royal, Eco True Purple/Eco True Gold, Eco True Royal/Eco True Red, Eco True Turq/Eco True Orange – Done
Eco True Royal - Done
Eco True Royal – Done
Eco Royal and Eco True Black – Done
Pink, Chocolate, Royal, Red Plaid – Done

Liberty Bags

Brown, Burnt Orange, Cardinal, Khaki – Done
Brown, Cardinal, Khaki, Orange, Turquoise – Done

Anvil

Misses Relaxed Fit Anvil Lightweight Fashion Tee
Light blue, storm grey, and charcoal – Done
Unisex Anvil Lightweight Fashion Tee
Light blue, storm grey, and charcoal – Done

It’s always useful to closely follow along with the Customized Girl blog to see what is trending, what we are promoting, and all the great additions in art and products that have been recently added to the website. If you need information on Customized Girl storefronts check out our FAQ or email us at CGstores@eretailing.com.

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30 October 2014

Talk Derby With FairFox Custom Roller Derby Apparel

A lot of factors go into being featured as Customized Girl’s storefront of the month. Creative designs, a great logo, and a brand with purpose are just a few attributing qualities we consider. FairFox Roller Derby is a storefront that exhibits all of these qualities making them Customized Girl’s storefront of the month!

FairFox Roller Derby is a Rec League inclusive of any woman that wants to play the sport of roller derby. We play in a supportive and encouraging environment, while still pushing ourselves to become better players, as individuals and as a team.” FairFox has an open door policy giving all woman the chance to play roller derby regardless of experience. This is an amazing opportunity on FairFox’s behalf to give all women the chance to try and learn something new.

The best part of FairFox Roller Derby is now you can grab their amazing swag! Their storefront offers socks, pinnies, tees, and sweats – giving you endless options to choose from. Designs include team gear with their unique logo but they also incorporate simple roller derby love tees and tanks. FairFox has a fabulous logo and they have some of the best and catchiest roller derby sayings on the market. Mix the two and you have some of the best custom roller derby gear on the web. So what’s holding you back? Grab your FairFox swag and start skating!

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30 September 2014

Spread the Word of Your Health and Fitness Business with Custom Apparel

It’s that time of month again where Customized Girl highlights a storefront that exceeds our expectations. This month’s feature is to the highly motivated and passionate Health Nut in Training. Health Nut in Training is a website dedicated to finding hope and motivation through the journey of weight loss. She documents her highest accomplishments and her lowest of low points to inform other individuals know they are not alone. Health Nut decided to open a storefront with Customized Girl to give her readers additional motivation to feel good about themselves while working towards their weight loss goals.

Health Nut also does a great job of advertising products on their website. We get a lot of questions from storefront owners asking how they can feature their storefront on their website or blog. It’s always a great idea to add  a “store” or “shop” link to the main navigation of your website but Health Nut in Training has a “get your gear” section on the right side of every post. It’s one of the many things we admire about her branding and advertising.

We love Health Nut for putting it all out there and inspiring others to be their best. Customized Girl strongly believes in representing statement makers who are making statements in small or large  ways in their cities and communities. Health Nut is doing just that. “Not an expert yet, well who really is? You’re just trying to live your best life! We’re always in training.”

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14 September 2014

Custom Apparel Storefronts for Youth Booster Clubs & Teams

It a start of a new school year and for many individuals that means it is time to start fundraising. Fundraising can be a year long event from seasonal athletics, club teams, and any school functions. In most cases fundraising responsibility is left up to booster clubs.  Booster clubs are organizations that are formed to support and raise money and are generally essential in supporting youth athletics. Instead of thinking of new fundraising ideas every year, Customized Girl has added storefronts to not only raise money but to also bring awareness and support for your team.

Customized Girl Storefronts are an extremely easy way to raise funds for any sports team. Our art gallery has an endless variety of sports themed art and our designers supply sporty designs to help give you ideas. If some reason we don’t have the art you are looking for let us know and we will add it for you! There are absolutely no start-up costs to open a storefront, nor will you ever pay a fee to maintain your storefront. Simply design the tees, tanks, sweatshirts, and accessories you’d like to sell for your organization, promote your storefront to volunteers and supporters, and collect the royalty earnings to use for upcoming events or general fundraising needs.  All you have to do is design. Customized Girl processes orders, prints the designs onto apparel, and even ships the products from your storefront. It’s really that easy. Take a look at some youth boosters already established on Customized Girl:

Galaxy Softball

NightHawks Gear

D’Feeters Soccer

Kingwood Youth Ballet

Interested? Find out more information about Customized Girl Storefronts!

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29 August 2014

Brand Yourself with Purpose with Be By Design

Customized Girl loves statement makers and empowering individuals to be their best. That is why we are highlighting Be By Designs as our storefront of the month.  Be By Designs is “designed to spread a message of meaning, purpose and light from the soul of the wearer to all they meet.” Not only does each design created by Be By Designs  have meaning, purpose, and a lesson to share but intent to shift the way people think about themselves and about life.

It’s amazing the message Be By Designs is spreading and even more impressive how they are branding themselves. Be By Designs has an active twitter following and an amazing instagram account. Be By Designs is a great example of a storefront using social media to brand and spread awareness.

SHOP BE BY DESIGNS STOREFRONT

Do you have a message and purpose to inspire or share with others? Brand yourself and learn more about Customized Girl storefronts.

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12 August 2014

Knock Cancer Out of The Park with Custom Apparel Storefronts

Baseball, custom apparel, and raising funds for charity? Sign me up!

Customized Girl has been working with the OCAO to launch a storefront to help raise funds for those who have been affected by ovarian cancer. What’s great about the OCAO is not only did they create a storefront to help raise funds for the cause but they customized special event shirts to help promote their event “Turn Huntington Park Teal.”  It’s a great OCAO event they hold every year with the Columbus Clippers (AAA baseball team, affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) to help spread ovarian cancer awareness. They also made sure to sequence their “Turn Huntington Park Teal” designs to rank at the top of their page leading up to the event to make sure customers could easily find and purchase shirts for the event.

Here are some great pictures of their custom designs and participants from the event:

It’s amazing what storefronts can help achieve for those raising funds and awareness for great causes. The OCAO had a design concept, created an account, and brought it to life on custom apparel. It’s that easy! Check out our article The Future of Fundraising: How Smart Non-Profits Like CADCA are Raising Funds with Custom Apparel Storefronts to learn more about what a storefront with Customized Girl can do for your charity.

Make sure to stop by OCAO’s storefront and see what great things they are accomplishing by helping spread ovarian cancer awareness.

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