Top 10 Reasons to Visit the New

Posted October 16, 2021 by Gina Barreca

Forty years ago, a simple prediction was made famous, “If you build it, they will come”. While that sentiment may have worked for a certain Iowa farmer, and for the first league of company websites, we quickly learned “building it well,” and then advertising the heck out of it, was the only way to grow site traffic and customers. Later, user experience and customization entered the game and digital transformation took over the headline news.

When it was time for Vantage to upgrade its website, adding resources and tools to help customers flourish in the new digital landscape of the promotional products market was the primary focus. After a year of consult with industry experts, customers, and associates; here’s our starting lineup for the top 10 things you’ll want to check out on the new

1. Order embroidered product with the new Design Tool

For the first time customers can place an order for blank (unimprinted) or embroidered merchandise from any product page on Decorated orders entered this way are immediately added to the system and won’t be stuck on a desk or inbox waiting for data entry.

To start an embroidery order, just click the “order decorated” button, select your product color, sizes and quantities, imprint location, and imprint method. You’ll be prompted to upload the art for the logo or you can choose the monogram option with a variety of fonts and colors available to use. The design tool will calculate your stitch count on the spot and price your order appropriately.

2. Place Express Reorders

Once a logo has been set-up and an order has gone through the system, it is available in the myVantage dashboard for express reordering. Unlike the design tool, this feature is not limited to just embroidery and is the fastest way to get your order into production. Prior to checking out, there is an opportunity to adjust the quantities if the exact number is not needed.

3. Inventory look ups by quantity and size scales

Real-time inventory, as well as future replenishment dates are readily accessible from every product page. But what if you need 200 pieces for an event in 4 days? If you know your order size scale, the new Quantity Quick Search feature available at will return only items with enough stock to cover your immediate needs. You’ll save time by narrowing your search and avoid promoting items that may not be ready for an event.

4. Create, save, and share multiple mini catalogs

Mini-catalogs are not new to the Vantage Apparel website, but the experience certainly is. The set-up is easy, and the layout looks much cleaner. Multiple products can be added from a list, or from any product page while browsing through the line. You can create and customize the assortment for multiple catalogs at one time, save them, and reuse or edit them in a later session. Download a PDF file to share with customers.

5. Create a free virtual sample

Interested in creating a quick virtual sample? With the virtual sample simulator, you can upload a logo to any item to create instant mock-ups for presentation purposes.

While viewing a product, scroll down to the “Marketing Studio” drop down and select “Create a virtual”. You’ll be given step by step instructions for picking the style, color, logo source, logo positioning, and any additional text. You can save your creation as a high-quality jpeg image file or customize a product template PDF to share.

6. Professional image downloads for marketing

Cross photoshoot off your to-do list and download the professional product images available for use in selling Vantage items on your webstores, catalogs, social ads, and more. With the new launch of, more options for models, lifestyle, and backgrounds have been made available for immediate download. The variety of photography is sure to cover your design style.

7. Customize marketing material

Among the marketing studio tools within myVantage, is a library of predesigned flyers, merchandise collections and social media assets. Many of these files can be customized online with a customer logo. The library is constantly updated with new material and is a place on the site that should be visited throughout the month.

8. Live Chat with associates

Another neat feature on the website is the ability to chat with a bot or chat live with Vantage associates. So many questions can be answered instantly and for those that require a little more research, a member of the customer service team will provide their expert guidance. Just look for the text bubble in the bottom right hand corner of the site if you need an assist with the site features, a question about ordering, or even a product recommendation.

9. Set up a free custom branded online catalog site

Another great offering Vantage has is on-demand webstores. The economic environment of the pandemic paved the way for accelerated online demand within the promotional products industry and Vantage can help your business take advantage of that. You can research the various ecommerce options online, request a consult, or set up a free branded catalog site to collect ‘wish lists’ from buyers.

10. Tune in weekly to the Vantage Vibe Live

Tuning in to the Vantage Vibe Live just got easier and can be done directly from the homepage of the website. Scroll down for the latest and most popular episodes. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe to the YouTube Channel so you don’t miss anything.

If you’re not already signed up with MyVantage, we highly recommend creating your own login so that you can access the full benefits and features of our new website. If I had to bet the farm, I’d say you’ll be glad you added it to your roster.

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