So, how are we doing? In comparing us to a leading competitor, I'll list 4 simple reasons why you, as a football official, will want to consider shopping with us this year.
- We have better prices.
If saving money is important to you, you can pocket over $22 when you purchase a football referee uniform from us instead of from our leading competitor.
$195.43 vs. $217.50 for the following items: Standard referee shirt, upgraded knicker, Reebok Low Quag II shoes, NFHS/NCAA socks, 1 and 1/4 belt, wool blend cap, Fox 40 CMG whistle, lanyard, nylon chain clip, cloth penalty flag, down indicator, vinyl throw down bag, wallet, info cards and pencil.
- We have better products.
Just ask any owner of an Ultimate Referee Shirts in short or long sleeve who has worn other brand's shirts and they'll not hesitate to tell you whose shirt is best.
Our ball center penalty flags are the same ones the NFL guys use, not a less quality version made overseas.
Our referee socks are much improved this year. We were approached recently by the supplier or our leading competitor's football referee socks to buy from them instead of our current supplier. Sure, we would have saved money by switching but we'd rather have a better version and continue to charge you the same.
There are certainly items that we can only say they are the same. And there is likely a product here or there a competitor has that is better than our best in a category. We're far from perfect. And lastly, I'm sure someone will disagree with me on any of our above assertions. If so, not a problem.
But all in all, I feel very solid about the level of quality in our current football referee gear selection.
- We have more specialty items.
Items that make life more comfortable while on the field in any environment not available or hard to find elsewhere such as:
-Waterproof "Rite in the Rain" Paper Information Cards
-All-Weather Pen that writes in any weather condition
-180s Exolite Acoustic Ear Warmers fit over your cap, not under
-Manzella Trekker Gloves sheds rain and snow keeping your hands warm and dry
- We have more U.S.-made products.
If this is important to you, and for many Americans it is, I bet you didn't know that while most of our competitors' items are made overseas many of our items are made in the U.S. - in states such as Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, North Carolina and Florida.
Which items? All of our Ultimate Shirts, referee socks, leather belts, penalty flags and throw down bags and most of our under apparel shorts and shirts are American made.
And if you have suggestions in how we can do better in football (or other sports), I'd love to hear them.