2020 has been a unique year for all of us. I just wanted to write quick blog and share with all of you what 2021 has in store for us here at Officials Depot.
Patches & Embroidery
Many of you, over the past years have asked for the ability to purchase patches for different conference organizations instead of purchasing an entire new shirt. Well, for the 2021 season we got approval for a few of the conferences we work with. Click here to check out the new approved patches. These are IRON ON patches, but I've field tested them and you can use a high grade double sided adhesive as well. I found some great double sided tape a Jo-Ann Fabrics, Michaels, & Hobby Lobby. The cost for most of the conference patches is $7.00 per patch. We are limiting sales to 5 patches per customer, per conference in order to be able to satisfy all customers. We will increase production for 2022. The patches are available for IMMEDIATE delivery.
Embroidered products will still take between 7-10 business days in most cases. Selecting Priority mail or any type of expedited service will not reduce delivery time. For individuals wanting embroidered items, we recommend that you place your orders no later than January 15th, in order to guarantee that your items arrive on time.
Shipping Delivery Times
As many of you know the United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS), which are the two main providers we use, are experiencing significant delays on their end. Several customers have reported waiting an additional 2-3 days on regular non embroidered orders. More information can be found here.
We are located in The Greater Houston Area and we are familiar with several of the local organizations and assigners. There are a few upcoming clinics for umpires. Click here to check those out!
In Q3 of 2020, we introduced a new collection of umpire shirts. The AERO DRY series was a huge success! We started with Series A. Click here to check them out. Series A comes with a new, sturdier collar, improved gray side panels, and enhanced moisture wicking black material. We are hoping by Q2 of 2021 to introduce our Series B. For our customers who want the traditional replicas and major league style shirts, click here.
Our POLY SPANDEX Plate & Base Umpire Pants are back in stock! Just like last year, we recommend to our customers that they move up one size. We think that these are some of the best pants on the market for the best price. Only $39.95.
I wish everyone a safe & happy holiday. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you on or off the field or court!
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