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Caps & Hats

Headwear presents constant opportunities to upsell. Is a client investing in apparel? Explain the benefits of adding a complementary cap. Customer interested in a hat? Show him samples of shirts that will augment the accessory.

CASE STUDY

The Cap That Keeps On Giving

With its cool comfort polyester material and six-panel low but structured profile, the pro-style cap (19-1051) combines the look of a classic cap with modern performance features that end-users crave. Certainly, the multi-faceted appeal of this headwear piece from Otto Cap (asi/75350) has helped promo products sales rep Danny Henderson earn the business of a variety of clients.

Henderson was recently at a golf tournament when he met a construction company president who was giving out branded caps. Henderson struck up a conversation, mentioning along the way that he might be able to provide the building executive with a superior cap that included performance attributes – the 19-1051. The president was interested, and shortly after the event Henderson sent him a sample. “He said, ‘This is perfect,’” says Henderson, account manager at Corona, CA-based Proforma Graphic PrintSource (asi/300143). “His initial order was for 400 caps with embroidery on them front and center.”

On the heels of that deal, Henderson presented the cap to a manufacturing client. As with the construction company, the manufacturer was impressed by the hat’s style and performance attributes, considering both a step up from the standard cotton baseball cap the company had been buying. “They have a lot of guys who work outside in the heat so the performance features were appealing,” says Henderson. “Their first order was for 144 pieces.”

Both deals happened in quick succession, and as of press time, Henderson was putting together a quote for approximately 5,000 of the caps for a client that makes oil additives. “Showing buyers a sample is what really gets them with this cap,” he says. “I’ve shown it to three companies so far, and I got three orders. You can’t beat that.”

Caps and Hats
Schools and fire departments can help young students remember the importance of fire safety with this plastic novelty firefighter’s hat. From Brighter Promotions, asi/42016, 800-446-3200.

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Sequin fedora with flashing LED lights that can be turned on or off will light up events that range from trade shows to nightclub parties. From Buztronics, asi/42963, 800-878-3413.

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Whether it’s to show school spirit or construction company pride, this cuffed knit acrylic cap is an excellent fit regardless of the weather. From Footprints USA, asi/55030, 800-381-8940.

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Unstructured Titleist cap boasts namebrand power that will earn your corporate clients clout at the next golf event they host or sponsor. From Par One, asi/75912, 800-752-7618

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Sweeping contrast color on the crown and visor add appeal to this lightweight performance polyester cap. From Paramount Apparel, asi/75945, 866-274-4287.

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Washed pigment-dyed cotton gives this comfortable unstructured cap classic style that resonates with end-buyers across industries. From Suntex, asi/90160, 336-784-1000.

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Under Armour cap packs performance attributes and name-brand punch into a 96% polyester product that’s perfect for coaches and players. From International Golf Group, asi/62817, 424-236-4614.

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Three-ply heavy stitching on the crown and visor infuse this structured cap with trendy style that’s great for colleges and fraternities. From Vitronic, asi/93990, 800-666-7117.

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The style and cool comfort performance of this 100% polyester cap make it appealing to end-users that range from teams and schools to auto body shops and trucking companies. From Otto Cap, asi/75350, 800-367-6886.

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Resorts and country clubs will go for the heathered look of this 100% polyester fedora. From Otto Cap, asi/75350, 800-367-6886

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Blended poly/cotton fibers provide durability for this low-profile cap, which is an excellent accessory for the golf greens. From Blossomy Promotion, asi/40689, 626-789-6784.

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Distressed washed cotton, a low unstructured profile and 3-D embroidery of wildlife give this cap an outdoor appeal that outfitters, unions and rod-and-gun clubs will love. From Dri Duck, asi/50835, 866-852-8222.