By Dave Henshaw, Mar 18 2016 12:42PM
If you've ever had to buy branded workwear or uniforms, then you'll know just how much of a nightmare it can be!!!
There are so many companies online that promise you the earth, but when it comes down to actually providing what they say they will, it never happens.
Previously, my branded work wear with my old Take a Shot logo on took around 9wks to get delivered, it would have taken even longer if I hadn't chased them almost everyday after 6wks of waiting. When it finally arrived, I was pleased with the quality, but the delivery and service left a bitter taste in my mouth.
So this time around, I decided to do a bit more homework and search a little closer to home. I wanted somewhere that had stock that I could actually try on, instead of guessing sizes online, which once printed or embroidered can't be changed.
My search took me to several local companies, but one in particular really stood out!!!
They are called HIVIS and they are based in St. Helens. I called in on Monday 14th March with my new logo saved to a pen drive and I told them that I had an event on the Monday 21st March and asked if they could help me with my new polo shirts.
I was told that it was possible and I was then shown 3 or 4 different styles of polo shirt, they had every size in stock and a fitting room for me to try a few on. I decided which polo shirt I liked best, picked the right size and paid. In comparison to the last polo shirts I ordered, they were a good £4 cheaper and much better quality.
A proof was emailed to me on the 16th March, showing the exact stitching detail and positioning on the polo shirts, I was only able to check this and respond on the morning of Thursday 17th. I approved it all and within 2hrs I recieved a text message, advising me that my polo shirts were ready to collect!!!
It took them just 4 days...4 DAYS, not 9 WEEKS. I was absolutely delighted, so I called in and collected my order in complete satisfaction.
The staff here are extremely knowladgable and friendly and I'd recommend them to anyone, I personally can't thank them enough, well worth considering next time you order any personalised workwear.
Thank you HIVIS, I can't wait to wear my new top on Monday and I'll be in again soon to order more!