and we look forward to entering into partnership with more schools in the future.
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
Spirit Shop Inc, http://www.spiritshop.com, announced at the end of November that the Company signed up 400 new schools during the previous two quarters. This broke the company’s previous new school registration record for a similar period. This adds 400 additional Elementary, Middle & High Schools who have selected Spirit Shop as their online custom-made, school-branded apparel supplier to promote school spirit in their communities and to provide an additional source of fundraising income for important school programs.
Todd Sullivan, Founder and CEO of Spirit Shop stated that, “We are excited that our new ecommerce offering which has been designed to meet real school needs has been so warmly received by so many school communities. Schools get to offer their students, parents and faculty stock and customizable school-branded apparel & gear through the school’s own online Spirit Shop 24/7 without having to carry any inventory. Schools not only get to enhance their Spirit Wear offering for free, they also receive 15% of each sale to use as they see fit.”
Schools are excited about this new opportunity to raise funds and spread school spirit as well. Carol McCoy, Principal of Bessie Hoffman Elementary School in Michigan said that she is excited to provide this option for her parents and students. “We’re looking forward to seeing lots of our Bessie people wearing our new Bessie Bulldog shirts from Spirit Shop and to be honest it was an easy decision since setting up our online Spirit Shop was free and required no long term commitments. We figured we could only benefit from this new offering. We saw no risk, only upside.”
Caroline Roberts the Vice Principal of the Saint Jerome School in Florida stated “We are a small catholic school and it’s great to be able to offer such a large variety of school branded items to our students and their families. We could have never afforded to offer such a broad selection of products if we had to carry the inventory ourselves. The flexibility we can offer now is great.”
Spirit Shop is aggressively looking to expand its base of registered schools and expects to register an additional 400+ schools by the end of the 06/07 school year. “We’re honored that these schools have chosen to partner with us to meet their school spirit and fundraising needs,” Sullivan said, “and we look forward to entering into partnership with more schools in the future.”
About Spirit Shop
Spirit Shop Inc. is the only company to allow students, parents and alumni in Kindergarten through 12th grade educational and youth markets to design their own school, team, club, class and event branded apparel and merchandise online with no minimum orders while serving as a school fundraiser. Spirit Shop Inc. has exclusive production rights to a proprietary process that allows the Company to deliver uniquely printed high-quality products at a fraction of the price of traditional production and printing techniques. Spirit Shop partners with schools interested in offering their students and school communities a cost-effective, simple option for purchasing stock and customizable school-branded apparel and gear online with no minimum orders. In exchange for their support, Spirit Shop provides partner schools with a 15% commission on sales conducted through their online Spirit Shop. Schools also have the ability to buy custom products in bulk at wholesale prices, to be resold locally. For more information about Spirit Shop, please visit their website: http://www.spiritshop.com
Marketing Manager, Spirit Shop Inc.