Open up your free online club shop!

Posted on: November 20th, 2018 | by Daniel Mckeown | No Comments

Creating an online store for your club is surprisingly simple. It will save you time and administrative hassle and could generate much-needed funds for your club.

Online shopping has a wealth of advantages over traditional shopping. The shop is open 24 hours a day, meaning you can purchase goods at any hour of the day or night, or buy goods on the move via your phone. Buyers can track stock levels and find related items easily, and you can keep a record of your purchase history, making repeat purchases a piece of cake.

Compare this to the traditional model of the football club kit secretary: a harassed individual – often a volunteer with no retail experience – who has to give over half their attic / garage / wardrobe space to mismatched items of kit, doesn’t know if there’s ever going to be demand for half of the stuff, doesn’t have a ready inventory of what’s in stock and is only ever one pair of shorts away from a complete meltdown.

Moving your kit purchasing online is better for your club and members, will save your club precious money and volunteer resource, and could even help you bolster your club’s finances.

Benefits

  • Ease of ordering: players (or parents) just need to select their size and any personalisation (numbers or initials).
  • Look the part: everything else is how you specify – no danger of everyone turning up on matchday in different tops!
  • Total control: as well as selecting kit options, you can specify printing options.
  • Earn funds or make savings for your members
Pendle FC club shop homepage (example)

It’s easy to set up a professional-looking, easy-to-use online shop with Pendle

Rebate or discount?

You can choose our rebate or discount models, depending on your club’s financial strategy and priorities.

At a glance:

Rebate Discount
Earn commission on all clothing orders placed on your club shop Offer your players and managers the best price possible
Rebate is credited to the club account on a 3-monthly basis Beneficial when trying to secure sponsorship for kits
Use your rebate to order trophies, equipment, balls or whatever you prefer! Generous savings on Pendle list prices

 

The parents / players section of the site allows you to sell pre-customised kit direct to club members

Happy managers

If you need to purchase a full team kit, you can do it quickly and easily with all your badge and sponsorship options pre-loaded. You’ll also get the full advantage of Pendle’s generous package deals.

Happy players

It’s easy for players or parents to get items of kit or merchandise, delivered direct to their door. As badge and sponsorship printing are already pre-agreed, your order will be ready for despatch in next to no time.

You can also expand your range of club merchandise so players have the option to wrap up in a club hat or drink their favourite beverage out of a club mug.

Set up your online club shop now

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