Blog posts of '2017' 'May'

Why NOT to buy direct from an overseas website?

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.




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