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WHY APISOURCE?

 

"Helping Organizations improve their marketing results through branded merchandise."

 

APISOURCE is a full service branded merchandise agency and ecommerce fulfillment company.  Our corporate headquarters is located in Lanham, Maryland approximately 5 miles outside of Washington, DC. Our state of the art, facilities house one of the largest screen printing, embroidery, graphics, and warehousing operations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as on the eastern seaboard.

 

Our team has been providing high quality promotional products, apparel and marketing services to Organizations and Businesses nationwide for close to 50 years.   Our years of experience in marketing; past history as promotional products buyers; and solid relationships with suppliers/manufacturers across the globe, truly sets us apart.  We not only source unique advertising specialties for our clients, we serve as an extension of their Marketing Departments, offering strategic consulting and a 100% satisfaction guarantee with every order, every time.  

 

Part of our mission is to learn first hand about your brand strategy, corporate image and partner expectations.  We have a wealth of experience sourcing high quality promotional materials for numerous clients with diverse branding guidelines, and we have a proven track record of success for delivering creative solutions on budget and on time.  Your return on investment is our priority.

 

Our fanatical customer service is second to none.  We give every client and every order priority status, ensuring that no detail is left undone.  Our clients rest easy knowing that they’ve entrusted their brand to marketing experts who have not only been in their shoes as buyers but who also have superior negotiating, sourcing, and organizational skills.

 

We welcome the opportunity to help our clients fulfill their missions across the Nation and around the Globe. In our fast paced world, custom branded merchandise, whether they be apparel, hard goods, or virtual may seem to play a small role, but it is important that those branded products and services reflect the same quality and commitment that our clients themselves maintain. APISOURCE is committed to quality on every level, and will work diligently to not only meet, but to exceed the needs of our clients.

 

Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBENC)

API is a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise. Learn more about WBENC.

 

GSA Advantage

API is a GSA contract holder. Learn more about government programs.

 

 

Our Integrated Divisions 

 

Full Service Promotional Products Company

We provide customization on over 1 Million products and services including many name brands. We provide featured products every quarter that are seasonally oriented with special pricing. We also provide a full online search of thousands of promotional products from all over the world.

 

 

Full Service in house Silk Screening

API provides state of the art screen printing on tees, bags, towels, totes, sweats and much more. We are experts at small or large jobs from one color to sixteen colors and even 4 color process. We make our own film, mix our own inks and make our own screens. We are a true manufacturer of product.

 

 

Full Service Embroidery

API provides full service in house embroidery on bags, tees, polos, towels, dress shirts, golf bags and much more. We design our own embroidery tapes in house as well as manufacturer on state of the art Tajima equipment. We also are distributors and embroiderers for brand name products such as Gear, Cutter & Buck, Ashworth, and Champion.

 

 

Full Service in house Fulfillment

API provides full service pull/pack/ship services to our clients. We have full time in house customer service for order processing and phone orders.

 

 

Full Service Graphic and Web Design

API provides full service graphic art services and e-commerce website development including full shopping cart and Flash technology. We provide solutions for singular e-commerce products to full e-commerce company stores.

 

Our Quality & Customer Satisfaction

Our quality is second to none. Not only do we gaurantee our product and services to be free of manufacturer defect, we will go the extra mile.  We will strive to make sure that your product is of the expected quality while at the same time, your experience is even better. If you are not 100% satisfied with your experience or your products, let us know. We will make it right.

 

Competitve Pricing & Price Match Gaurantee

APISOURCE Products and Services will always be competitivley priced. If you don't believe us, give us a shot to quote on your next project. We will be sure to match or beat our competitiors pricing on like or same products and services every time. Contact us today!

 

Our Network

APISOURCE has an extended network of Licensing and Affiliations to ensure that our clients are able to brand as desired as while having access to every level of our industries resources.

 

  • Collegiate Licensing - API is a member of the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC). With  our CLC license, we are able to produce Officially Licensed Collegiate Apparel and Branded Merchandise. Please contact us today for a full list of our CLC Schools. 

  • Affiliations - API is affiliated with numerous partners to ensure that our clients have access to all of the Industry resources available. Please see below for a list of some of our premier partnerships.

    • ASI - Advertising, Specialties Institute

    • PPAI - Promotional Products Association International

    • SGIA - Specialty Graphic Imaging Association

    • SAGE World

    • Fair Labor Association

    • GSA

    • WBENC

    • CLC

    • And More!

 

Social Responsibility and Fair Labor

Social Responsibility and Fair Labor is an integral focus on daily lives and the operation of API. It always has been and always will be. While the burden for safety, Fair Labor, and Social Compliance often falls on the branded merchandise distributor, manufacturer, or supplier to confirm that federal laws are being followed appropriately, API will always go the extra mile to make sure that we are in check. APISOURCE is FLA (Fair Labor Association) certified. Through diligence, APISOURCE will make sure that this burden is satisfied on behalf of our clients and end-users.

 

Our products and services are produced using a combination of overseas and domestic manufacturers or suppliers. Our first priority is to source products made and decorated domestically in the US. Currently, 90% (approx.) of the apparel featured in our programs are decorated domestically, just outside of Washington, DC in the API production facility in Lanham, Maryland.  This facility is FLA Certified and uses garments from suppliers that fall into this category. A good amount of our garments are USA Made or Imported from Honduras. When products are not available from domestic sources, we look to our trusted supplier network that is QC Accredited for the majority of our product line.  While these suppliers do procure products manufactured in China, by the nature of the QC Accreditation, the highest levels of safety & social compliance are met.  You can learn more about QC Alliance, the accredited Suppliers, and how the QC Alliance protects Human Rights at their website: http://www.qcalliance.org

 

Sustainability is also of utmost importantance to the APISOURCE family. We are always evoloving in this area and will continue to do so to help ensure that we are able to our children with a better world that what we were given ourselves.  

 

To do so, API actively participates in recycling programs and are taking steps in moving towards becoming a Greener Workplace everyday.

 

  • Paper Products:

    • All paper/cardboard waste is discarded in proper recycling receptacles in preparation for transit to a recycling plant.

    • Boxes are recycled in our own manufacturing facility by being used multiple times.

    • Paper products are purchased from FSC certified suppliers when possible. Recycled products are used.

    • API is making great strides in becoming a “Paperless Office” by investing in a robust computer network, thus cutting down on the need for hardcopy pages for files and overall day-to-day use.

  • Aluminum & Plastic:

    • All aluminum and plastic waste is discarded in proper recycling receptacles in preparation for transit to a recycling plant.

  • Computer Products:

    • All laser and ink jet cartridges are recycled.

    • All older computers and networking materials are recycled.

  • Production Materials:

    • Silk screen materials are “reclaimed” and reused.

    • Used film is recycled.

    • Water based ECO friendly inks are utilized in screen printing and DTG Printing.

APISOURCE Trade Show Booth - DMA (Direct Marketing Association) 2014, San Diego, California.