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Metropolitan Strategies offers complete manufacturing and mass production services.  Our focus areas are corporate clothing, fashion manufacturing, uniforms and premium gifting.

Many companies rely on cobranding with established clothing companies, spending more money than needed effecting the bottom line of the company. Metropolitan Strategies works with companies to enhance the look of the brand while lowering costs of corporate textiles and branded materials.

Apparel is one of the most popular online purchase categories, and ecommerce sales penetration in this sector can be high. The retailers in this space with high digital sales volumes tend to have a strong history of direct sales and a focus on catalogs as part of an omnichannel strategy.  While focusing with new age purchasing habits  hinging on internet first, having the right partners to get you the right bottom line numbers is key. Metropolitan Strategies empowers brands.

Services
  • Corporate Clothing / Uniforms
  • VIP Gifting Concepts
  • Elite Athletic Production
  • Brand Strategy
  • Supplier/Buyer Identification
  • Hotel / Hospital textiles
  • Purchasing, Contracting and Consulting
  • Shipping
  • Warehousing
  • Delivery
Our manufacturing divisions include
  • Textiles
  • Shoes / Boots
  • Activewear
  • Mens Clothing
  • Women Clothing
  • Baby Clothing
  • Global Business Strategies
  • Shipping Strategy
  • Work Clothing
Consulting from idea to manufacturing

When consulting with companies, Metropolitan Strategies takes an out of the box approach that most companies do not have. We have access to some of the top factories across the globe with the most ideal fabrics.  We work with clients from concept to reality. We work to take them step by step through the development and manufacturing process.

Our team works with all of our clients to make their merchandising concepts real.  From strategic concepts to providing concept documents, we provide the blueprint for your manufacturing and mass production needs.

Key Elements To Corporate Gifting

Corporate gift giving is a serious endeavor. As part of a well-considered program, it can help establish or enhance critical relationships and become a cost-effective means of recognizing activities that benefit the business.  Metropolitan Strategies prides itself on the ability to help to assist in outside of the box corporate concepts that increase overall client engagement.

A unique corporate gift can be personalized or branded with your company logo or business message. Whether you are looking for elegant executive gifts, presents for business associates, or recognizing employees, we have the expertise and luxury products to assist you. We will partner with you to find the logo corporate gifts and awards that will best achieve your marketing goals and show your appreciation.

According to numerous surveys, most business gifts are given to major clients. After that comes employees, then prospective clients. Reasons for gift giving range from thanking long-standing customers for their business to recognizing a valued employee for working on a weekend. The basic reason is the same: to affirm relationships and enhance the personal connection between giver and recipient.

Gifts differ from incentives in that they’re offered with no explicit preconditions for performance. They differ from ad specialties in that they don’t contain any blatant imprints or advertising. They differ from recognition in that they’re not part of prescribed programs.

But that doesn’t mean there’s no bottom-line benefit to be derived from corporate gift giving. For some companies, it’s an essential part of their marketing strategy. And just about everyone agrees that, done correctly, gift giving is a cost-effective way to build a sense of partnership with valued associates.

The Key Question
The key question that must be answered is, “What gift do you give to the premium seat holder that has everything?”
By definition, a premium seat customer has discretionary income and finds a premium experience to be worthy of investment. These clients value an experience that is high quality with limited availability. They are willing to pay more for exclusivity and each year their sense of what is exclusive changes. The premium experience has to continuously be advanced to obtain the same sense of value as the year before at a minimum.
Gifts for premium seat customers should reflect the same values that define the premium experience. Yet, finding new and better premium gifts that are unique year to year that also fit within the annual budget is getting more difficult to accomplish.
 
3 Elements of the Perfect Premium Gift

A very simple integration that can give your business more intelligence and return on investment, QR Codes.

QR Codes are scannable graphics that can be added to jackets, t-shirts, cups, and packaging surfaces. When a customer scans a QR Code with their mobile phone, they can be linked to the content you deem most important for them to review immediately. QR codes are a great way to grab a customer’s curiosity and to keep their attention on the content you deliver that they want to see the most.

QR Codes are exciting and provide an air of mystery that people feel a need to interact with. Once customers come to expect a great payoff for scanning your QR Codes, the sky is the limit to the types of content and offerings you can direct them to.

Below are just a few ideas on ways to capture the imagination of both fans and staff, and to provide meaningful data analytics that can improve the fan experience, aid in better staff efficiency, and to collect the data your organization needs to make well informed decisions.

Apple Smartphones have QR Code readers embedded in the camera app. Android Smartphones have a QR Code reader app available on Google Play that is easy to install and use.

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Surpassing Expectations

Our products are compelling because we provide the solutions to bring high quality products to the worlds best brands at competitive pricepoints. We plan on increasing output by allowing other companies access to markets through our manufacturing channels.

Featured Case Study:
ALSD: Association for Luxury Suite Directors
Metropolitan Strategies is the official uniform and clothiing sponsor for ALSD both domestically and internationally.  We have participated in the last four ALSD conferences.  Our uniforms have been showcased in Chicago, Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles as well as in some of the top stadiums and venues.  Metropolitan Strategies is also working with ALSD International as well. At these conferences, the top sports executives in the premium industry attend and also receive first hand examples.
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Featured Capability
3D Heat transfer monograms
Our factories have the ability to give your logo the ability to stand out.  With different ways to produce a heat transfer monogram, clients will see all of the fine details.  Monogram transfer works on cotton and polyester, non-woven bags, caps, leather and more.  If you are thinking about adding your logo in this fashion to your corporate gifting strategy, do not hesitate to let us know.  Book an appointment today.

Metropolitan Strategies provided Brian Courtney Wilson a custom scarf for accessory while singing the national anthem at the Staples Center at the Lakers vs Suns game February 10, 2020.