2013: Stitches' State of the Industry

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Video feature: Stitches Staff Writer Chris Ruvo talks about some of the findings in the fifth-annual Stitches State of the Industry survey.

Stitches State of the Industry 2013

In this four-part section, you'll find proven strategies to help propel your shop to greater success in 2013. Plus, read highlights from Stitches' exclusive State of the Industry survey.

Customer Base Builders

Diversify Your Customer Base
Fire Up Your Team
Name Your Price and Close the Deal
Lead-Generating Strategies
"Top Reason Clients Buy From My Shop Is ..."
Target Markets

Internal Operations

Activate E-Commerce
Stoke Sales With A CRM System
Power Profits With Online Personalization
Decoration Diversification
The Tee Is Key

Marketing Tactics

Become a Video Warrior
Create an Effective E-Mail Campaign
Market Your Customer Service Efforts
Two Video Marketing Strategies
Homegrown Momentum

High-Tech Strategies

The Non-Techie Approach to SEM
Post Irresistible Content
Pick Social Media For Your Personality
Embracing the Social Sphere
Your Top Five
Top 25 Apparel Suppliers

For the third time, Stitches has ranked the Top 25 Apparel Suppliers in the decorated-apparel market. These are the industry's garment-selling leaders – the ones decorators and ad specialty distributors turn to time and again for everything from basic T-shirts and high-end outerwear, to sales, marketing, and e-commerce tips and tools.

Top 25: The Apparel Suppliers

Apparel Suppliers

The 2013 edition of Stitches' exclusive ranking of the suppliers with the most industry revenue last year.

Editor's Letter

In an industry as diverse and always-innovating as the decorated-apparel world, our annual State of the Industry issue gives you a view of the current marketplace and offers sound strategies to help you grow your business. Decorators of all sizes are poised for growth – and even more positive change – this year.

Nicole Rollender

2013 State of the Industry

Industry's outlook: Very bright.
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