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VNN & rSchoolToday announced a partnership with a leading disruptor in custom apparel software and fulfillment services, SquadLocker, late last year. In the short months since the partnership’s creation, schools around the Network have been thrilled with what SquadLocker brings to the table.

We sat down with Tip Fairchild, Director of Sales at SquadLocker, to get an in-depth demo of the platform and see the benefits for ourselves. Watch the full conversation here.

There are plenty of reasons why a school or team may want to utilize SquadLocker’s platform, including enabling fundraising on your storefront for effortless payouts whenever you want. Tip told us the top three reasons why an AD, coach, or youth leader would benefit using their platform.

1. Department Store Setup. “Competitors that are out there come in and handle one thing.” Tip told us. “What does the football program need? What does the basketball program need? But then there are so many more clubs and organizations that have to [handle apparel] on their own, or they’ve never been able to do it. So how do I include an AD, or anyone who is involved with a club or activity, to get things that are theirs. Not just the school logo, but their school logo with their club, name, or number on it. That stuff is important, that stuff is number one for us.”

2. Complete Brand Control. In his years of experience working with youth leaders, Tip explained, “They do not want to have the brand incorrect.” At some point in handling apparel, every AD, coach, or team admin has dealt with incorrect logos or variations to your brand. “We don’t just guess at the logo,” Tip continued. “We take your logos, these are the logos you are selecting. It’s not generic.”

3. No Inventory Management. “So many people get stuck or trapped with boxes or stuff they can’t sell.” That scenario may sound all too familiar. “Every school has that storage unit or basement that just has tons of apparel sitting around; that risk goes away with us. [Instead], that inventory is sitting in our warehouse and going out one unit at a time.”

From now through February 15, 2022, SquadLocker is offering ADs, coaches, and other youth leaders in the VNN & rSchoolToday Networks 15% off their first order when they set up a storefront with code “SLWELCOME15”. Get started setting up your team’s or school’s storefront here.

About SquadLocker
Powered by a team focused on helping teachers, coaches, mentors, and youth leaders win back time to help every kid realize their full potential, SquadLocker’s platform offers a suite of free services that alleviate the burdens of managing and distributing custom apparel and goods, offer brand control, and free up time.

About rSchoolToday:
rSchoolToday is a 28-year-old company providing an integrated suite of 25 cloud-hosted Software and Mobile App solutions to the K–12 and college education market. rSchool’s Sports Management Platform includes the most widely adopted athletic scheduler on the market. rSchool currently serves over 8,700 schools and 15 state athletic associations.

About VNN:
VNN is America’s largest and fastest growing high school sports communication platform. As the exclusive partner of over 15% of all US high school athletic communities, VNN products connect the high school sports experience onto a single platform for passionate parents, athletes, fans, software providers, and athletic professionals across the country.

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