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Uniform Programs: Battle of Renting vs. Owning Uniforms

Why Should You Have Uniforms?

Uniforms make a lasting impression in most businesses. They also provide key safety measures for employees and an overarching sense of unity between workers. Because of this, it’s important to know what your options are when it comes to starting a program. A company can choose to buy their uniforms out right, or they can choose to rent from a third party. Let’s dive deeper into what the benefits of each are, starting with ownership.

Benefits of Uniform Ownership:

  • Ownership.
  • Control of inventory.
  • Creative control.
  • Prepaid upfront cost.

The primary benefit  is that there is sole ownership over the product. And a company can purchase the uniforms up front and not have to worry about a weekly fee associated with a rental. They can also be more selective in their uniform designs. But, for some companies having to store uniforms and pay a hefty upfront cost is not feasible. So, let’s look at some of the benefits of uniform rental.

Benefits of Renting Uniforms:

  • Rental company handles maintenance and repairs.
  • Low startup costs and a low weekly cost.
  • Uniform will last longer due to regular maintenance and cleaning.
  • Predictable costs.
  • Quality control.
  • Do not need to worry about storing or laundering uniforms.

Renting takes a lot of the guess work out of the uniform process. Uniforms will be laundered on a timely schedule, and costs will be known in advance. They will also have an increased longevity because they are receiving more care than what a typical ownership process would allow for. Using a rental company give you the freedom to do what you do best, which doesn’t have to be uniform maintenance, leave that to us.

The Verdict is in:

Overall, the best choice for uniforms is to understand what works for your company. City has a variety of options available when it comes to uniform rentals. And we even have programs that allow you to own uniforms. If you want to learn more about our uniform program click here. If you’re ready to dive into a uniform program get in contact to see what the best option for your company is!

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