Looking For A Provider For Scrub Programs? What Factors You Should Look For

There are a number of benefits to setting up scrub programs for your medical office or dental office. You can work with a provider to come up with scrubs that your employees can purchase, either using a uniform allowance you provide or using their own money. This helps to ensure consistency when it comes to what staff members wear, while also increasing brand awareness for your medical or dental facility. Here are a few important things that you should pay close attention to and consider if you are looking for a provider to operate your scrub program.

An Ordering Portal For Your Staff

One of the first things you should do when looking for a provider to operate your company’s scrub program is to take a look at the ordering portal that your staff would use if you went with this company. The ordering portal should be clean, fast-loading, and easy to navigate. You want to ensure it is easy and stress-free for your employees to place an order. If the website is clunky, slow or difficult to navigate, it may be a hassle for your employees to order their uniforms. 

The Types of Apparel Offered

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to scrubs is that they are all the same. This is not even close to true. For example, with the top alone, you can have short sleeves and long sleeves. You can have a crew neck or a v-neck. You can have a faux wraparound design or you can have a simple t-shirt design. Always consider what apparel options are available. As a general rule of thumb, the more choices that there are, the happier your employees will be with the uniforms that they wear.

The Cost of the Scrubs

Regardless of whether you are paying for your employee’s scrubs or not, it is important to consider the price that a provider is charging for the scrubs they are putting on your employee ordering portal. You want to make the most of an employee clothing allowance, and you want to ensure the scrubs are affordable so employees can order and replace their scrubs as needed. Avoid companies that charge higher than average for scrubs. Additionally, find out if a company offers a bulk discount if your staff routinely places orders through the provider.

Sizing Kits For Staff

Different brands have different sizes. This is true for any type of apparel, including scrubs. A great scrub provider will send over sizing kits so staff can take their measurements and determine what size in what brand they need to order. Scrubs can be customized for your medical or dental office, which may mean that there are no returns. As such, staff needs to confidently be able to place an order and ensure that their order fits. A sizing kit is the best way to ensure this happens.

Turnaround Time 

The final factor that you need to consider when you are selecting a provider for your company’s scrub program is the turnaround time. You want to find out how long it will take a company to create the scrubs and ship them to your employees. It is important to note that if you have items custom-created, such as scrubs embroidered with your company’s name, it will take longer than if you are just using blank scrubs. 

There are many factors to consider when you are setting up a contract with a company that creates branded apparel and who can help you to implement a scrub program at your office. As you look for the right provider, you want to consider the ordering portal for your staff, the selection of apparel offered, the cost of the clothing, if the company offers a sizing kit, and the turnaround time once an order is placed. By considering each of these factors, you can hone in on the provider who is best suited to operate your company’s scrub program portal.