Frequently Asked Questions

Top 10 most asked questions

How can Merchandise Essentials help me?
Merchandise Essentials helps you design, develop and produce clothing and accessories. We are apparel architects, because just like an architect, we make developing custom made apparel easy, lucrative and more creative for our clients.
What are your references?
Foo Fighters, Duvel, Big Green Egg & YouTube are some of our references. Check out our references page to know more about our clients and how they used merchandise in an effective way.
Is your production ethically and ecologically responsible?
Yes, we only use durable materials that are ethically and ecologically produced. This is the case for our textile and for our production methods.
Are you more expensive than a printing company?
Price-quality wise, we are the cheapest. We do more than production. We are a full-service partner that helps every client to grow, we advice in consulting and logistics. We listen to the targets of the client, we develop and create the collection, we advise the trends according to the season and we can make the designs.
What is a collection day?
Together with our team of experts, you’ll sort out the styles, colors & designs for your next clothing collection. At the end of the day, every detail is figured out & we’re ready to start production. You can find more information here.
Can you help me to make a design?
Yes, we have designers who can make the design you want. Further information can be found on our design service.
How do I deliver my designs?
You can deliver your designs as a vector file (.eps/.ai) or 300 dpi. Of course we also offer a vectorization service for people who don’t have this type of files.
What is the average production time?
The production time depends on your order. There is an average production time of 15 working days for standard orders. Learn more about our production times. In case you desire a scheduled delivery date, you can send an email to service@merchandise-essentials.com.
In which countries do you deliver?
We deliver worldwide. Delivery time and cost depends on the country of destination.
Where is your production located?
We have partners spread across Europe. We choose our production on behalf of their expertise and their norms to produce ethically and ecologically. The decades of experience of our production partners and our customer oriented approach and service offers incredible value to you as a customer.
How can Merchandise Essentials help me?
Are you more expensive than a printing company?
Are you the cheapest?
What are your references?
What makes you so different from a printing company?
What are your core values?
What's your mission?
Where is your production located?
What's your brand promise?
What is apparel merchandising?
What is it that you do exactly? Do you have your own brand?
Is it possible to start the production process before the payment is done?
In which countries do you deliver?
How long does it take before I receive my order?
Is your production ethically and ecologically responsible?
Can I order snapbacks?
What's a raglan T-Shirt?
What's a vector file?
Can I order 1 piece?
How many pieces do I have to order for labels to be available?
Can we order hoodies in different colors than the ones on the website?
Does the clothing you offer have an ethically responsible label?
At what price can I sell my clothing?
How does embroidery work?
What's the difference between a dad hat and a snapback?
What's a crew neck?
What is an embroidery card?
What is the minimum quantity for screen printing?
What is the difference between a polyester label and a woven label?
Which sizes should I order?
What's digital printing?
What are pantone colors?
How big can you embroider on a snapback?
Do I need labels in my clothing?
What is organic cotton?
How do I deliver my designs?
What's the difference between normal embroidery and 3D embroidery?
How can I start my own webshop?
What does 1 DTG cost?
What information is obligated on the care labels?
What's the difference between woven, embroidered and sublimated patches?
What's the minimum order quantity for labels for beanies?
What's the difference between screen printing and embroidery?
What's the difference between flock print and puff print?
How many types of sunglasses do you offer?
What's screen printing?
How is a sock decorated?
What's the minimum order quantity for T-Shirts?
Is 3D embroidery more expensive than normal embroidery?
Kan je caps zoals baseball caps, dad hats of snapbacks wassen?
What's the difference between a dad hat and a baseball cap?
What are the best custom socks?
What's a snapback?
What's the difference between a snapback and a fitted hat?
Do you need to keep the sticker on the snapback?
Is it possible to receive a price list of the products?
What T-shirts are available in XXL?
What is the best printing technique for my clothing?
Do you ship worldwide?
Can I receive the digital samples without a watermark?
What is the average production time?
What's the underlay for screen printing?
Is it possible to deliver in a parcel shop?
Do you deliver in the US?
Can you help me to make a design?
Can I receive a track-and-trace code to follow my order?
Can I buy 25 pieces but divide the production? First produce 10 pieces and later on the other 25 pieces?
How can I start a clothing brand from scratch?
Do you offer dropshipping (print-on-demand)?
How can I protect my clothing brand?
Is it possible to start the production process before the payment is done?
How big can you embroider on a snapback?
In which countries do you deliver?
How long does it take before I receive my order?
When does the production of my order start?
Do I need experience or a diploma to start my own fashion brand?
In what countries are you active?
What should I take into account for a fast delivery and therefore prior an order?
Do you offer quality?
How do I sell my own clothes?
What's the advantage of a collection day?
How can a company use merchandise to make profit?
What's your design service exactly?
What is the difference between collection day and a normal meeting in the showroom?
How do I write a business plan for my fashion business?
What strategies can be used in fashion marketing?
How do I choose a good name for my clothing brand?
How to start a fashion brand without any knowledge about designing?
How many pieces of design do you need to start a clothing business?
How do I make my fashion brand known online?
What's the best way to build a strong fan base?
What works in terms of music marketing?
What is a collection day?

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