2021 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest

Another year has come to an end, but we can’t completely close out 2021 without announcing the CG Scholarship winners.

We first want to thank all of those who took the time to apply. This scholarship is something we do every year and we are so happy to be able to give back to those furthering their education. This scholarship contest is centered around those who are looking to make a difference by sharing their original and unique “statement of the world” and we are honored to help bring that statement to life through custom apparel & accessories.

Without further ado, our 2021 Customized Girl Annual Scholarship winners are …

Destiny
Statement: “The best part about life is that you have the power to change it at any time.”

Sara
Statement: “Treat yourself like someone you love, and watch how you bloom.”

Congratulations to these two winners! Thank you to everyone who participated and we wish all of you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Remember, we do this every year. The 2022 Customized Girl Annual Scholarship is now open. Good luck!

Read More

What Exactly Are Supply Chain Issues and How Do They Affect You?

It’s no surprise that the ongoing global pandemic has put a strain on our global supply chain. Across all industries, we have seen businesses struggle to stay afloat with the increasing amount of labor shortages, lack of shipping containers, delays in shipping routes, and historic weather occurrences, which can all attribute to major price increases, unavailability of certain products, and delivery delays for ordered products.

Because we care for our customers and believe in maintaining full transparency, we want to provide a little insight into what this means at Customized Girl and how it affects you.

Price Increases

In an effort to combat elevated shipping costs, increased cost of materials, and other supply chain issues, price increases have been implemented on select items on Customized Girl, which became effective as of September 22, 2021. While the idea of price increases might seem unpleasant, we want to assure you of how exactly these changes will benefit our customers. For instance, higher prices mean better quality products. A price adjustment helps to keep up with the demand for the products that you love. We are also focused on providing you with increased product options, hiring more production associates to help with getting your orders out in time, and a better customer experience all around.

Inventory Availablity

While shopping on our site, you may notice that only certain sizes are available for certain products. Because of the global shipping backlog, it is increasingly difficult to get inventory on our shelves in a timely manner. We are doing everything in our power to keep all sizes available for all of our products, but the ongoing labor shortage and shipping delays make this a challenge. If you don’t see a size or color in a certain style that you want, we encourage you to check back daily as we are constantly updating our available inventory as we are updated on its availability.

Tracking Delays

We’d also like to address order tracking. With the holiday season coming up, carriers are becoming increasingly busy which can lead to delayed updates for tracking numbers. There is no need to worry, just be aware that there are various causes for a delay in your tracking information updating, including increased holiday purchasing, worsening weather conditions, and carrier delays across all carrier companies. If you have any concerns about your tracking information, our Customer Experience team is here to help answer any and all of your questions.

Shipping Delays

As with most businesses right now, shipping delays are the most common concern for customers. We’d love to guarantee that your order will be delivered to you by the estimated time of delivery, but unfortunately, it is oftentimes out of our control. All major carriers are experiencing shipping delays which in turn, could delay your package from getting from our facility to your home. With that said, we strongly recommend planning ahead, ordering early, and allowing for extra lead time for your orders to be shipped to you.

Takeaways

If there’s one thing we hope you will take away from this post, it’s to order your holiday gifts early and expect delays! We will always do everything in our power to provide our customers the products and experience they deserve in a timely manner. Our website is built to keep you updated on what is in stock and how long it should take for your package to arrive. We will always update you with any new arrivals on the site, as well as any other important updates that may affect your purchase or delivery. If you haven’t already, we encourage you to follow us on social media and sign up via email and text to receive exclusive offers, early access, and more.

We sincerely want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through these unprecedented logistical challenges. It’s because of you all that we are able to continue doing what we love and provide you with the best in custom apparel and accessories. Thank you!

Read More

7 Common Customer Questions

At Customized Girl, our dedicated Customer Service team is committed to giving the highest level of service to every person that comes across our site. We receive hundreds of calls, texts, and emails daily varying from order updates to design help. Below you’ll find answers to questions we get asked the most.

1. How long does it take before I get my order?

It depends on what shipping method you choose at checkout. The dates are also shown if placed that day by the shipping cut-off time which is 3:30 PM ET then it moves to the next business day. You can also view our shipping schedule chart: https://www.customizedgirl.com/info/shipping.

2. Is the delivery date guaranteed?

Currently, all delivery dates are estimated. Shippers and vendors are experiencing delays in moving packages because of the challenges brought about by the pandemic. eCommerce businesses are impacted, which in turn, may affect the estimated delivery dates indicated at Checkout.

3. How can I apply for the Customized Girl Annual Scholarship?

First off, what is the Customized Girl Annual Scholarship? It’s a chance to win $500 and is awarded to two winners every year. To apply, simply fill out this short form including your original and unique “statement of the world.” Then, caption one of your Instagram posts with your statement, tag us @CustomizedGirl, and include #CGScholarship. That’s it! The scholarship runs until December 31 every year and the winners are announced at the beginning of the following year. To learn more and apply, click here.

4. What is a storefront and how can I create one?

At Customized Girl, you have the ability to launch your own storefront! A storefront is a simple way to sell your own unique designs. It’s completely free and simple. It’s perfect for anyone who is looking to build a business, want to spread the word, wanting to offer personalization, or raise funds for their non-profit. Simply make an account, create a storefront, create original designs, and earn money! Learn more about storefronts here.

5. How can I share my designs?

If you want to share your own designs, just click the “SAVE THIS DESIGN” button in the design center. (you will need to be signed in to your account first). Once your design is saved, this will allow you to share it with friends or on social media. You can use the share button in the design center or simply copy the URL and share away! We are unable to print copyrighted or protected images.

6. Can we combine promo codes?

We can only apply one promo or discount at a time per order. Our system will use the greater discount and it will be shown on the cart page. For example: If the customer received 5% off with a group discount, but would like to apply a 25% off promo code, the system will allow that. OR we can provide the difference of 20% in a refund. To receive promo codes, we recommend signing up for our email newsletter at the very bottom of any page because we do send out great coupon codes for discounts! You can also sign up to receive SMS text messages straight to your phone!

7. Where can I find details on sizing?

If you don’t know what size to choose when ordering apparel, you can look at the size chart to provide you with measurements. Additionally, in the size chart you will see a graphic that displays if the product runs big, small or is true to size. The size chart is located to the right of the price just above the “ADD TO CART” button in our design center. You can also find that information under the “PRODUCT INFO” tab.

To view more FAQ’s, click here. Of course, our Customer Service team is always here to help answer any additional questions you may have. Please feel free to contact us via email at customizedgirl@eretailing.com or give us a call at 614-639-6327.

Read More

New Products On Customized Girl!

We’re constantly on the lookout for new and exciting products to offer on Customized Girl. We only want to offer the best in custom goods to our customers, from the trendiest and most comfortable apparel to the best-looking accessories and home goods, there’s much that goes into our product research. We’ve added a number of new products to our site in the past few months and we want to take a moment to highlight our exciting new offerings!

1. UNISEX TIE-DYE MULTI-COLOR SPIRAL TEE

Nothing says summer fun like a tie-dyed t-shirt! Great for family reunions, picnics, cookouts, summer camp, and more! Design one now for just $25.97 Each.

2. UNISEX TIE-DYE FLEECE HOODIE

This trendy tie-dye hoodie is where comfort meets style. Whether you pair it with your favorite jeans or leggings, this hoodie will definitely brighten up your look! Design one now for just $44.97 each.

3. Three New Crop Tops!

LADIES SCORECARD CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

LADIES FESTIVAL CALI CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

LADIES IDEAL CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

4. UNISEX PERFECT TRI TEE

With unbeatable softness and exceptional comfort, this perfect tri tee will be your new favorite. Design one now for just $27.97

5. SEASIDE COTTON CANVAS PIGMENT-DYED BOAT TOTE BAG

This tote will be your new go-to bag for summer! Large enough & sturdy enough to fit all your essentials for the day. Even includes a pocket on the exterior to hold smaller items. Design one now for just $21.97

We’re always on the lookout for new great product offerings, so make sure to check out all of our customizable items often to see what’s new. Happy designing!

Read More

2020 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest

The time has come once again to announce the winners of our 2020 Statement Makers Customized Girl Scholarship Contest!

First off, we want to give a huge ‘thank you’ to all of the inspiring individuals who took the time to apply for the scholarship. We thoroughly enjoy reading through all of your “statements for the world” and we are truly honored to be giving away two $500 scholarship awards.

Without further ado, the 2020 CG Scholarship winners are … (drum roll please):

Kera
Statement: “Queens wear crowns but also dry shampoo.”

Bethany
Statement: “I might not be the hero with all of the glory, but I hold the pen that writes my own story.”

Congratulations to these two winners! Thank you to all who participated and we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors. Don’t forget, we do this every year.

Eligible individuals can come back again for another chance to be selected as one of two $500 scholarship winners. And to those who will graduate this year, CONGRATS grad! If you can graduate during a global pandemic… you can do anything! 

Read More

A Sincere Thank You To All Of Our Customers

As 2020 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to reflect on our sincere appreciation of your support through what may have been the most trying year in our history. Customized Girl is a small business in the truest sense of the word. We produce every single order that comes through our site in our small production facility in Columbus, Ohio with a dedicated team that truly cares about providing you with a quality product.


By ordering with us this year, you have enabled a small company to continue to persevere in the face of unprecedented obstacles, and we couldn’t be more grateful for your business. We know that your custom apparel and accessories are more than just products to buy, they are tokens of your moments and experiences and as such, they hold that much more sentimental value. For us, the same is true with your patronage.


As we look forward to better times in 2021, we can’t stress enough how thankful we are for your continued support. From our Customized Girl family to yours, thank you.

Read More

NNEMAP Food Pantry & Customized Girl

Customized Girl is teaming up with the Columbus, Ohio based NNEMAP Food Pantry to help provide additional meals to families in need in the Columbus, Ohio area.

In unprecedented times you’re forced to stop and reflect. What really matters? What is actually important in our lives? For us the answer was simple. Those we love and those in our community.

We decided we wanted to do something to help those groups. It was an easy decision to make. We knew we had a connection to a local food bank, the NNEMAP Food Pantry, and we knew that we could print inspiring shirts with local appeal.

We put two and two together and came up with a special storefront on our site called the ‘Buy A Shirt, Buy A Meal‘ storefront. We made some special unique designs you can only get on this storefront and decided that all the profit that comes from these sales will go directly to the NNEMAP food pantry to help keep their shelves stocked.

In difficult times, unity becomes more important than making a sale and we wanted to feel that unity with our community. We hope you feel the same and will buy one of our fun and inspiring designs. You’re not just supporting us, a small local business in Columbus, Ohio, you’re also supporting community resources that keep people fed.

Thank you for your support! We are all in this together.

Read More

New Nfinity Bag Colors Are Here!

Our custom Nfinity bags continue to be one of our best selling items. We see a lot of great designs centered around cheerleading and gymnastics, but there’s really no limit to who can use one of these great bags.

Previously, we only carried the black version of the Classic Nfinity Backpack. We’re happy to announce that we have now expanded our color selection with 6 new colors. You’ll now be able to customize Nfinity classic backpacks in the following color choices:

  • Royal Blue
  • Maroon
  • Purple
  • Teal
  • Pink
  • Red (Coming Soon)

Check out all of our customizable bags here! Can’t wait to see all of your wonderful designs on these new exciting colors.

Read More

Custom Fanny Packs Are Here!

Bringing back cool 90’s dad vibes just in time for Christmas!

It wraps around your waist for hands-free carrying. It zips up to protect your most precious valuables. It brings back memories of the Berlin wall falling down. It’s the custom fanny pack.

And it’s back! With retro 80’s and 90’s styles coming back in a big way, we’re happily jumping on the bandwagon with our own customizeable fanny pack.

Currently available in black, you can customize your own with our film decoration. Customize one for the cheerleader in the family, or carry extra hair ties to your next volleyball game. Getting married? Keep all those bobbypins in one place with a bridal party fanny pack.

Or create your own fanny pack from scratch right now. Can’t wait to see all your great fanny pack designs!

Read More

Saying Goodbye to Custom Rhinestone Shirts on Customized Girl

For years now, Customized Girl has been one of the few custom apparel websites to offer a true customization experience with rhinestones. Alas, all good things must come to an end.

Starting today, we are phasing out rhinestones as an option within our Add Text and Add Art tabs of the design center. Soon, it will no longer be possible to place orders with rhinestones.

This is an important update for all of our store owners and any of our customers with saved rhinestone designs in their accounts.

First, we’d like to say that we are going to keep making amazing custom shirts for a very long time. We’re growing every year. Things are good.

But trends in custom apparel decoration tend to come and go. To serve our customers and our store owners in the best possible manner, we have to keep up with these trends.

Custom rhinestones have been on the downward trend lately.

You know what’s on the upward trend? Custom metallic foil decoration. We’re adding silver, gold, and other metallic foil options to more and more items. People love it!

 

Back to rhinestones. This phase-out process is happening in several steps.

1. We’re removing all rhinestone-related content from our website.

2. Then we will archive our Rhinestone Font options.

When this happens, you will no longer be able to choose a Rhinestone font when you use the “Create” menu and start with a blank item.

If you find a design that uses Rhinestone text, you will still be able to customize and purchase it (until we get to step 4).

3. Then we pause all Rhinestone Art options.

4. Then we will starting updating the share status on all designs that use Rhinestones. The status will be changed to “Private”. After that, it will not be possible to place an order for those designs. If you try, you’ll see a warning that rhinestones are no longer supported. You will still be able to edit those designs and remove the rhinestone elements, and then re-save them. Once you do that, you can change the status back to “storefront”.

 

 

If you are a store owner, and you want to keep any of your current designs that use rhinestones, we urge you to follow these steps:

A. Log into your account and click on your rhinestone design.

B. Click Edit Design.

C. If it uses Rhinestone Text, click the Text Style menu and choose a different font. If it uses Rhinestone Art, click the Add Art tab and choose a different piece of art.

D. Click Save and you are good to go.

We recommend doing this in the next couple of weeks.

 

If you still like some bling on your custom shirts, we would like to recommend our Misses Relaxed Fit District Made Scoopneck Bling Tee. It has studs on the shoulders. You can add your own custom design to it, and we will print it in ink.

Read More