We occasionally have clients come to us after they have tried to purchase items from overseas websites because the items were cheaper than what they could buy from a local company.
Let us remind you that 'cheaper does not always mean better' and will probably end up costing you money in the long run.
Recently, a client came to us after they had ordered t-shirts for an upcoming event from an overseas website. The price was good, the images of the t-shirts looked good and they could deliver them in time for the event. They were happy...until the t-shirts arrived.
The t-shirts they had ordered were 2 to 3 sizes smaller than the average Australian size. When we compared these t-shirts with t-shirts from one of our regular suppliers, we found the 3XL was equivalent to the size of a LARGE, the LARGE was equivalent to the size of a SMALL. They were also very short in the body length and the farbic was thinner than our standard t-shirts as well.
In the end we are able to get the client out of trouble and supply them with a quality t-shirt, with a quality print, at a good price, in time for their event.
While it did cost the client a little extra money, in the end they learned a valuable lesson and have made a new friend in PPI.