Name Brand V. Generic, which do you prefer?

Wave One Sports is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  We offer the highest quality sports apparel available today.  Daily we discuss brand options with our customers.  Some brands we offer include Nike, Under Armour, Adidas and New Balance.   Champion, Holloway, Alleson Athletic, Pennant Sportswear and Legacy Headwear are popular choices.  Charles River Apparel, Badger Sports, MV Sport, Game Sportswear and Game Headwear round out the list of frequent selections.  These brands represent the most requested brands we offer; however, we source and sell many additional brand options.

What is the difference between international/national brands and generic brands?  Good question! Each of the brands listed above are distinct brands, some are nationally and internationally recognized due to  extensive marketing.  Many customers contact Wave One and request a specific brand like Nike regardless of the item, style or cost.  The international/national brands are well known for their quality and consistency.  Their creative marketing and extensive advertising dominates all forms of media, creating strong demand for their products.  Huge brands like Nike spend vast sums on product research and development.  The result is a steady stream of new product offerings utilizing cutting edge technological advances in fabrics, materials and manufacturing techniques.  Years of advertising and product development have made Nike one of the most, if not the most recognized athletic brand on the planet.  Millions of loyal Nike customers purchase their products without ever considering an alternative.

Generic brands frequently are produced by smaller companies, many of whom specialize in just a few products.  Many times, the quality is as good, if not better, than the more well-known brands.  In today’s world much of the apparel sold in the US is manufactured off shore, sometimes two or more styles from different brands are made in the same factory!  The companies that make and sell the generic brands typically spend a small fraction of what the big boys spend on advertising, marketing and product development.  By eliminating or reducing these expenses the generic brands can offer their similar quality product(s) at lower prices.  However lower prices may be a result of inferior quality. The adage, you get what you pay for, works both ways.   Generic brand sports apparel customers are looking for quality products that do not have the brand label on the outside of the garment.  They prefer to advertise their brand featuring their team or company logo not the clothing brand’s logo.  And, if our generic customer accomplishes this at a lower cost for similar quality, even better.

Mom used to say; that’s why they make vanilla and chocolate, referring to people’s differing tastes.   Today we could say; that’s why they make Breyers vanilla and chocolate, and Acme brand vanilla and chocolate.  Some people prefer name brands.  Some people prefer generic.

Wave One understands we must listen carefully to our customers’ needs and desires, then offer a variety of options to satisfy their custom team sports apparel wishes.   Having dozens of brands at various price and quality points is only one piece of the customer satisfaction puzzle.  Superior quality decoration and the most responsive customer service in the industry, combined with abundant brand options keeps Wave One customers coming back time and time again.

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Are You Happy?

Perhaps you have seen Wave One Sports’ most recent ads in Lacrosse Magazine.  Our current advertising campaign; “ARE YOU HAPPY?” is designed to get you thinking about whether your current custom team sports apparel supplier is fulfilling your needs and meeting your expectations regarding your team gear.  Wave One Sports has been making our customers happy since 1988.  Wave One is the leader in custom team sports apparel.  Our high-quality products, exceptional service and fair pricing has resulted in thousands of happy customers, happy customers who come back season after season because we make them happy. 

Wave One’s successful formula is offering the highest quality products through exceptional service at competitive prices.  It’s a simple formula, but evidently not very easy to execute consistently.  We work very hard each day to ensure that every one of our customers has a superior experience. 

The first element of our successful formula is high quality products.  Wave One sells and decorates the finest quality products from Nike, Under Armour, Adidas, Holloway, Alleson Athletic, Champion and New Balance to name a few.  Our customers seek and appreciate the value in these brands, and understand that the quality of the decoration is of equal importance as well.  This combination of superior quality apparel and state of the art decoration results in the finest quality custom team sports gear available.

   

The second element of the successful Wave One formula is exceptional service. At Wave One service encompasses every aspect of the team sports apparel buying process.  From our customer’s very first contact to the moment they open the package containing their new gear and beyond, we strive to be accessible, knowledgeable, responsive, courteous, understanding, and helpful.  All phone calls during business hours are answered by one of our experienced sales professionals.  We know our customers are too busy to fool around with menus and voice mail, when they call, we answer.  Our customers get service when they want it and need it on their schedule, and are never left wondering if they will get a response.   Email is another tool Wave One uses extensively to serve our customers.  Quotes, pictures, mockups and all variety of product information can be produced and communicated via email in a moment’s notice, supplying much need answers quickly. We understand that busy schedules sometimes don’t allow for calls or contacts during “normal” business hours.   Our comprehensive and mobile friendly website is available 24/7 for product information and email links to request additional information and ask questions.  More and more of our customer contact is exclusively via email and the internet, but many customers also take advantage of our telephone accessibility during the work week.  At Wave One we understand that a happy customer will come back over and over and in addition may refer additional business because of their positive experience.  Wave One makes customers happy.  Wave One will make you happy too.

 

The third element of the successful Wave One formula is competitive pricing.  Our strong relationships with our suppliers, built over 28 years of making our customers happy,  have put us in the position to offer our high-quality products and services and exceptionally fair and competitive prices.  We have learned from our customers that lowest price does not equate to best value.  Our customers know that they get the best value for their dollar at Wave One Sports, and they return season after season for the experience.   We believe that doing what we say we will do, every time, creates value.  We also know that we are not the only game in town, and that we must earn our customer’s trust and loyalty on every order.  And we do.

 If you are a Wave One customer, we thank you.   If you have not yet had the pleasure of working with Wave One Sports, we ask – “Are you Happy?”  Well, are you?  Let Wave One make you happy.

Warrior Uniforms – WSC Spring League ‘Olympics’ Hockey Jerseys

As the 2016 Rio Olympics approach; Philadelphia-based Wissahickon Skating Club is already feeling the Olympic spirit. This spring, their Squirt-Division Spring League will be olympic themed. The four teams will wear custom Warrior Sonic Jerseys inspired by iconic national team uniforms of the past; outfitted proudly by Wave One Sports.

Check out the gallery below for all four team jerseys.

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New Corporate Customer Drug Dev wears Warrior from Wave One Sports.

New Corporate Customer Drug Dev ‘s Hockey Team wears Warrior Turbo Jersey from Wave One Sports. Brand new Warrior Hockey uniforms currently in production. Image below will show the sewing production time lapse of the custom tackle twill logo.

DrugDev provides disruptive technology to improve the efficiency of clinical trials with tools that enable sponsors, CROs and investigators to do more trials together.

The Drug Devils will be skating out of Center Ice in Oaks, PA. Wave One now has made the hockey uniforms for Blueliners, Ice Monkeys, and PW Alumni, all teams that skate at Center Ice.

Call in today to get your hockey uniforms into production for the spring/summer leagues starting up!

Thank you – Wave One Staff

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The first Warrior Men’s Lacrosse Uniforms designed and produced by Wave One Sports .

Check out the picture I just saw tweeted by Casey Powel.  Thank you Kyle and Casey for bringing back great memory’s of Wave One’s start in the men’s lacrosse uniform market.  Wave One designed and produced the Warrior Uniforms worn by the 1998 US Men’s National Team, the 1998 FIL Lacrosse World Champions.   Thank you Dave Marrow for placing your trust in Wave One to produce the Warrior Men’s Lacrosse Uniforms for you!  Incredibly fortunate that the first lacrosse uniforms Wave One designed were worn by Team USA, the 1998 World Champions. 1998 USA vs. Canada, one of the best game ever played. Check it out on YouTube.

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