We wanted to share a scary story that happened in real life.
A group of sorority sisters needed some line jackets, but for some reason they went with a local unlicensed company instead of coming to S4G first.
Look at the photos below that one of them sent us and you'll be shocked! Cheap stick-on lettering...orange letters (AKA's colors are pink and green, not orange)...and just sloppy work in general. Can you believe this!?
Sadly, this is not a hoax. This really happened.
Please understand that we are not trying to ridicule these young ladies. On the contrary, we feel sorry that this happened to them, so we are using this story to warn others.
And last, but certainly not least, we are licensed vendors, which means everything we do is approved by and meets the standards of the sorority's national headquarters. We are Greek-owned, and we know the do's and don'ts of Greek paraphernalia.
To their credit, these young ladies wanted to bring their order to us after the fact, but it was too late because the other company already started on their jackets and wouldn't give their money back. What a nightmare!
We hope it all works out for them. If not, we are here to help.
The lesson: Don't let this happen to you. Choose wisely the first time. Whether you need 1 or 1000 jackets, let the experts at S4G to handle your order with love and perfection.
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Posted by Ethan King, Co-founder/CEO of stuff4GREEKS® and Zeus' Closet® stores on 4/20/2020 to Tips
In a recent interview on the EO Forum Confidential podcast, I was asked: "When did you know you had a viable business idea? What was the light bulb moment for you?"
This excerpt explains the moment I realized that designing stuff for the Greeks on campus was no longer just a passion of mine, but an actual viable business.
Over the years, stuff4GREEKS® has grown to become one of the top providers of custom Greek paraphernalia in the world. We also now have two Zeus' Closet® retail store locations, and are offering franchises to help other passionate, creative entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
For those who aren't yet ready to make the full investment into a brick-and-mortar location, we started a Greekpreneur program to help other aspiring Greek store owners get their e-commerce business off the ground.
But if you rewind the tape back to before all of this, I was just an artistic kid helping my frat and my friends for fun.
This 2-minute video shows a glimpse into the company's humble beginnings.
Need to stock up on custom Greek apparel for the new school year? Want to step out on the yard in the Greek jacket of your dreams? Don't have the funds right now? No problem! Just choose the PayPal Credit option at checkout. Learn more...
If you're getting a tax refund this year, here are some tips to get the most out of it.
1. Pay down debt.
According to Bankrate.com, the average American family has over $15,000 in credit card debt. If you're in that boat, using yout tax refund to knock down a chunk of high-interest debt might be a smart strategy.
Paying down student loans, or paying off several small credit cards might also be a good idea. Some financial strategists believe that it is psychologically rewarding to completely pay off smaller accounts whenever you can, even if some other accounts might have higher interest rates.
2. Save for a rainy day.
If you have debt under control, make sure you have emergency funds set aside. Calculate how much money you need to cover expenses for one month - food, rent, utilities, gas, bills, etc. The typical advice is that you should have 6 to 9 times that amount in a savings account. Life is unpredictable, and you need to be prepared for unexpected surprises like car repairs, medical bills, etc.
3. Invest in yourself.
Are you prepared for retirement? Are you maxing out your 401k plan? If your employer offers a contribution match, you may want to start there because that's free money. You may also be able to deduct up to $18,000 of it on your taxes. If you don't have a 401k, you may want to consider opening a traditional or a Roth IRA.
You can also invest in yourself in less traditional ways. Some of our customers express interest in starting their own Greek stores. Check out our Greekpreneur program to see if it's a good fit for you (limited availability).
We look forward to giving more this year, and in years to come.
5. Treat yourself.
If you have all of the above bases covered, it may be time to pamper yourself a bit. Maybe treat yourself to a nice vacation, or splurge on that custom line jacket you've been wanting for years. It just so happens we're having a Tax Refund sale right now, but it's so good it won't last forever. The clock is ticking...hurry! Shop all custom gear now..
The traditional ways of doing things are always good, but then there are those slight enhancements to help you stand out just a little more. Learn 6 easy tips to spice up your Greek apparel so that when you walk by, people Greek and non-Greek will turn heads.
We just ran the stats to determine our top-selling products for the year
thus far. Since Christmas is only a few weeks away, we're sharing this
with you for some fraternity and sorority gift ideas to fit any budget.
Click "Read more" to see the list...
Coordinating a group order? We just made your life easier.
It all starts with ONE. You no longer have to pay a big lump sum to get your group order started. You don't even need to pay half up front. Just order the first item in the group and we'll get the ball rolling. Click the "Read more" link for more details...
I do not know a lot about every sorority, but I do know about sorority as I was part of the “Greek life” at my university. Though it was not always the most simple of all the clubs I had joined, it was more beneficial and worth the effort I put into it. During my self-discovery in college, I was able to maintain a good mindset and took my Greekness seriously. Click "Read More" for some helpful tips to maintain your Sorority...
Greek apparel does more than just show pride in your sorority or fraternity. When you purchase Greek clothing, you need to keep yourself mindful of all possible ways of getting your current pledges (or upcoming pledges) to show their loyalty to the brotherhood or sisterhood...
...As part of a Greek brotherhood, I knew the importance of having apparel that represented the Greek life. I searched through hundreds of Greek gear databases, looking for Phi Kappa Psi only gear. S4G contains the Greek-only apparel that allow you to enrich your Greek life...
We just ran the stats to determine our top-selling products for the year thus far. Since Christmas is only a few weeks away, we're sharing this with you for some fraternity and sorority gift ideas to fit any budget. Click "Read more" to see the list...
License plates and frames don't last forever. They are out in the elements, constantly getting hit by rain, wind, snow, gravel, dirt, rocks, etc. So if you got your car tag 3, 4, 5, 10 years ago - back when you first pledged your fraternity or sorority - then it's time for a new one. Click the read more link below....
A lot of us set personal goals at the beginning of the year in order to do things better than the year before. Often these are fitness, nutrition or financial goals. We know that it may seem weird for us to be posting a blog about New Year’s Resolutions in March, but by this time you're either keeping it up or you've fallen off...
Let’s face it, we all need money to live the way we would like to. As individual citizens of this great country we have bills that we must pay. As students we have tuition that has to be paid for. As members of organizations we have to pay dues, and as chapters we have conventions and other events that that must be paid for as well. In the past, most of you have probably had bake sales, washed cars and thrown parties to raise funds for your chapters’ expenses. Well, we are here to suggest an easier, more modern way to raise money for your chapter – become a Stuff 4 Greeks Affiliate - sell our Greek gear on your facebook/twitter page or website....
How do I get my jacket featured as a Spotlight Story?
Just place an order. No other action is required on your part. Each month, we will select one order that we think is the most original and creative concept to date. We will notify you by email if your design is selected.