We send out an amazing number of samples to clubs who are interested in buying from us or need a sizing set (we don’t charge anything for this!) and typically we will have over 40 potential or actual clients who are holding on to our samples. We have found that a lot of them want to buy some of the kit off us, either to try it out properly or just because they like it, so we have started an online cycling and triathlon clothing store in which we sell the Carvalho Custom range in glorious pink and blue.
We are going to keep the prices for buying these items as the same as our wholesale prices (that is what you would pay when buying your own custom design in bulk), which means that you can buy individual items from us at the same price as we would sell them to shops for example, so you should be able to pick up some very attractive prices for pro quality kit. Please click here to visit the store.
We have been out to Holland 3 times over the last few months, as Carvalho Custom has been the sponsor of the Dutch Winter Triathlon Series 2011/2012, which consists of 5 events starting in October and ending in May. Winter Triathlons are run-bike-skate, which makes sense in a country where skating is the national winter sport!
In March we were in Groningen where we exhibited out custom triathlon & cycling kit and also presented jerseys to the race winners and here is a video of the day. Our thanks to the organizers of the event who made us feel so welcome and congratulations to the winners.
In de afgelopen maanden zijn wij drie keer in Nederland geweest, daar Carvalho Custom de sponsor was van de 2011/2012 Nederlandse Winter Triathlon Serie, waarin van oktober tot mei 5 evenementen plaats vonden. Een Winter Triathlon wil zeggen hardlopen – wielrennen – schaatsen, logisch in een land waar schaatsen de nationale winter sport is!
In maart waren we in Groningen waar we onze individueel gespecificeerde triathlon en wieler kleding toonden en waar we ook de shirts uitreikten aan de race winnaars. Hierbij vindt u een video van die dag.
Onze hartelijke dank aan de evenements organisatoren, die ons zeer welkom maakten en onze felicitaties aan de winnaars.
At this time of year we tend to get busy, but this year has beaten all records! We just cannot make kit fast enough at the moment because our order books are so full and this has meant our lead times have been pushed out to a little over 6 weeks.
We aspire to deliver in a month, but with this many orders coming in we can’t – we are not missing any deadlines we have given clients, but we think it is fair that we do not create false expectations for new clients, which is why we are writing this blog post.
The reason we are so busy is because we have continued to focus on producing pro quality custom cycling and tri kit at reasonable prices, so we don’t try and compete with the cheap and cheerful brands and we are much better value for money than other premium quality suppliers. Our simple secret is that we work from Portugal, a low cost economy with a history of producing high quality textiles and we distribute direct to customers, so that we can pass all our cost savings on to you, our clients.
For future reference, if you are able to order outside of April to July, then we will be able to deliver faster and we will continue to grow our capacity just as fast as we can!