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Charleston, SC – nation.academy today announced it has entered into an exclusive retail relationships with SquadLocker to provide its staff, players, parents and fans adidas equipment and merchandise for its multisport academy that includes Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer (futsal), eSports and Sport Performance. Squadlocker’s unique online retail solution allows nation.academy to produce new equipment and merchandise in real time.
As part of the relationship, SquadLocker will become a commercial partner of nation.academy and nation.academy will promote SquadLocker as part of its multisport facility marketing at 2020 National Qualifiers.
“To support such a prestigious program as nation.academy is a real honor for the team here at SquadLocker. Knowing we are improving their operational efficiencies so their staff can invest more of their time in player development allows all of us to fulfill our ultimate goal,” noted Gary Goldberg Founder and CEO
“Squadlocker gives us the flexibility to support our adidas partnership by enabling us to produce real time official equipment and merchandise for our community. We don’t have to wait for a 3rd party to ‘build’ our stores or let us know what’s available in stock. We can do it anywhere, anytime from any device!” said nation.academy Club Director Jaime Shamis.
From athlete to mathlete, SquadLocker makes it easy to outfit any team or organization in two weeks or less. SquadLocker’s instant online stores that never close serve up the world’s best apparel and gear brands, decorated with your specific logos. Every store merchandising and logo design is custom and free. Every order is processed individually with no minimums. With user dashboard features like flexible fundraising, logo library, store management rights sharing and other cutting edge, time saving, program management tools, SquadLocker has changed the way. Commissioners, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Parents, Captains and Club Leaders manage their group’s decorated apparel and gear needs. All orders are fulfilled from SquadLocker’s wholly owned state of the art facility in Warwick, R.I. using proprietary software and decoration techniques. SquadLocker is the official and exclusive online provider of gear and decorated apparel for Sports Engine and Sports Illustrated Play, a division of NBC Sports. The list of SquadLocker investors includes high profile groups such as Causeway Media Partners.
nation.academy (a dba of dot academy llc) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sport Venture Group. Its mission is to become a national academy brand by developing 50 multisport facilities around the country over the next 10 years whose players, parents and staff are committed to training and competing at the highest level possible at all times. The club started with volleyball as charleston.academy in 2019 season and expects to add Basketball, Soccer and eSports in 2020.
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WARWICK, R.I., July 24, 2019 -- After asking league administrators, athletic directors, coaches, parents and players nationwide about the biggest challenges they face, SquadLocker, the nation's leading one-stop-shop athletic apparel dealer, has responded by introducing SquadLocker MVP. (PRNewsfoto/SquadLocker)
SquadLocker MVP consists of key initiatives that will ensure availability of the most popular team gear and uniforms, address consumer demand for even faster delivery, and offer an unprecedented no-hassle return policy, something no one else in the custom gear industry offers
"A common problem involved vendors running short on select stock before all of the players had their required apparel," said SquadLocker CEO and Founder, Gary Goldberg. "That resulted in players having mismatched gear or uniforms, or not having their required gear by the start of their season. SquadLocker MVP items helps eliminate this issue by identifying best-selling gear that partner vendors have agreed to produce in quantities to cover demand, and place deep inventories on-site at SquadLocker's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. So now admins and coaches can offer players a selection that ensures they will never take to the field, court or rink without the right uniform or gear again."
While SquadLocker's two-week turnaround is already unrivaled in the industry, nationwide consumer demand for immediate gratification is putting even greater pressure on online retailers, many of whom do not require the extra, manual decoration step of custom team gear and uniform providers. But SquadLocker loves a challenge, said Goldberg, and they are ready to deliver. "SquadLocker MVP items can be shipped in as fast as 2-3 days," he said. "The industry was already struggling to compete with our 2-week turnaround, so 2-3 days absolutely puts us in a league by ourselves. In addition, over 95% of orders leave facility in a FedEx 2-day shipping pouch, which means ultra-fast delivery to all 50 states."
Because gear and uniforms are customized for leagues and teams, returned items cannot be placed back into stock for resale to other consumers, so return policies in the industry have been historically strict. Until now, said Goldberg. SquadLocker MVP items come with a no-hassle return promise, the first and only one of its kind in the industry. Consumers can return up to 5 customized items per year for replacement or full refund, no questions asked.
"Each of these initiatives put our competition on its heels," said Goldberg, "All three make SquadLocker MVP truly revolutionary."
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SquadLocker and OSS Apparel, two Rhode Island-based companies, are excited to announce they have launched a pilot program offering sublimated uniform solutions to programs and organizations nationwide. The addition of OSS Apparel to the
SquadLocker family further solidifies SquadLocker as the one-stop-shop for schools, leagues, teams, and organizations nationwide.
Whether it's a 2-week turnaround on custom team gear and spirit wear, unbeatable traditional uniform deals, sublimated uniforms that virtually eliminate design limitations, or meeting bulk order and equipment needs, SquadLocker has singlehandedly changed the team gear industry.
According to Director of Program Management, Peter Dodd, both companies have high expectations for the pilot. "We're truly excited about partnering with Mike Almeida and OSS Apparel. The collaboration of our sales, service, and design teams has been phenomenal, and we believe this is going to be a game changer in the industry."
The sublimation pilot will be offered to a select audience before being made available nationwide. "But that doesn't mean the offer is limited to that audience," said Dodd. "We're often contacted by teams and leagues looking for sublimated options - the difference is now we have in-house fulfillment options for virtually every need."
SquadLocker is excited to announce that Carmel Community Girls Softball has selected us to be the provider for all of their custom team gear and fan spirit wear needs, noting that they "love our always-open stores, non-stop order processing, no minimum orders, no ordering windows, and no barriers for the organization or their consumers!"
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