How to Get Customers for Your Embroidery Business

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Continue reading to learn about practical ways for reducing downtime and increasing productivity while keeping your equipment running.

Use word-of-mouth to your advantage

Networking is essential for gaining clients and connecting with people who can refer you to clients. When people ask how to persuade clients to join our Facebook support group, we always receive the same answer: just talk about it! Spread the word to everyone you know and meet, so you may grow your client base in the most natural way imaginable.

It could be a wonderful way to start a conversation with other business owners who are looking for bespoke clothing. The best type of free marketing for your company is word of mouth.

The group is a terrific way to pick up orders that other embroiderers need to outsource, with thousands of passionate apparel decorators continually helping each other out. When it comes to creating content for social media, it’s all about having beautiful pictures, sharing value, and being consistent. Giving away something motivates people to follow you while also spreading the news about your company.

Facebook support groups are one of the best locations for embroiderers to network. Make sure, though, that the thing you’re giving away is linked to your offer. Don’t underestimate the power of social media.

Referrals Programs

You can even provide your customers with a special discount based on how many consumers they recommend or the size of the order placed by the referred customer. When a customer appreciates a product, it’s easier for them to persuade their friends and family to buy it because they already know and trust them.

Referral programmes incentivise your existing clients to spread the word about your services while also ensuring that they would buy from you again. People will be more eager to buy if they know someone else has tried it and recommends it.

Attend craft and trade events

Embroidery designs have a place at many kinds of artisan exhibits, including farmers markets, food and art festivals, county fairs, and church bazaars. Artists and artisans exhibit and sell their handmade wares at craft shows. There, you can network with other embroiderers or apparel decorators who may need your services.

If you don’t have a storefront, you can visit a few local craft fairs to expand your client base and gain awareness. If you’d want to learn more about selling embroidery at craft events, keep reading.

Here are a few pointers on how to sell embroidery at craft shows:

Make freebies to distribute and make people remember you.

Offer discounts to your booth visitors to secure deals at craft events.


Sampling is essentially a means for an embroidery shop owner to provide free trials. Let’s not forget that customers are the lifeblood of your company, and they will eventually become VIP customers. Even if you have to put in some time at first, it will eventually pay off because those folks will become happy customers, and happy customers will become repeat customers.

Taking this extra step usually results in the largest number of conversions from prospects to customers. Sampling simply means sending examples of your work to local businesses so they may get a sense of what you do. The fundamental reason that sampling is still in use is that it works! You can send hats and shirts with embroidered samples, or go the extra mile and digitise the company’s logo and send it to them as a present. 

List your services on the internet

Utilizing platforms like Etsy and Artfire, which allow you to simply list your services without the need for a website, is one of the most popular ways to get new clients. This is a fantastic approach to get leads without having to spend time or money on marketing. With the rise in popularity of social media sites and online search engines, putting your products online is by far one of the easiest and efficient ways to attract new customers and establish significant virtual relationships.

Etsy is a search engine, as you may know. As a result, with the right labelling, you can get to the top of the search results on these sites. Another wonderful web resource for obtaining clients is Garmeo. You may easily apply to become an embroidery vendor on Garmeo now if you’re a passionate embroiderer wishing to focus on the craft while also earning money. Garmeo works in a similar way to Uber in that custom orders are sent directly to the embroiderer, who can accept or decline the order based on availability.


We covered a total of six simple techniques to advertise your brand and earn loyal consumers who will help you stay in business for the long haul in both podcasts. These methods are not scientific, but they are easy to implement by utilising the potential of your current circle.

If you haven’t already begun implementing these concepts, now is the time to do so!