FATHER’S DAY is Sunday, June 15th

Need a Father’s Day gift?  Wouldn’t DAD look FAB in one of our popular MADE IN OHIO Sugar Pie Tees or sweatshirts?

Just check out JIM, JASON and JJ…3 handsome DADS lookin’ good & sharing their ‘MADE IN OHIO’ pride!

Jim Koehler

Jason Blanton

James 'JJ' Sullinger Jr.

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All of our great local retail partners carry our MADE IN OHIO line and have various styles & colors in stock. There are currently 7 shops in and around the Columbus area where you can find Sugar Pie Tees, there’s bound to be a location near you: 

Celebrate Local (Easton), Devoted (Campus Gateway), GLEAN (Short North), Mary B.’s (German Village), Simply Local (Canal Winchester), Simply Vague – Local Artisan Market (Tuttle Crossing) and State & Third (Downtown).
Sugar Pie Tees are also available in the new Simply Vague store at The Greene, in the Dayton/Beavercreek area.

Of course, you can always visit our website 24/7 ( Sugar Pie Tees) and have a fun & fashionable tee shipped right to your door!

This FATHER’S DAY, why not surprise dear ‘ole DAD with some Sugar Pie Style?

 

Shop Small Saturday

When we started Sugar Pie Tees we set out to create fun, fabulous tees skewed more toward women.  We then setup to peddle our great new collection of tees online.  The e-commerce store was built, payment gateway and bank accounts setup, shipping supplies ordered and label maker and postal scale configured.  Everything was in place and the virtual doors of Sugar Pie Tees opened.

A few customers, mostly friends and contacts from FaceBook, wandered in and believed in us enough to make that first purchase.  Visions of grandeur filled  our heads…we are a global T-shirt company.  Seriously…we are online.  We have the potential to service  7 billion plus customers all over the world.  We grew up with Google so we know about search engine optimization and how to create relevant Adwords campaigns.  Oh, Social Media?  Let’s just say we were on Twitter when it wasn’t cool and our teenagers made fun of us.  Yo, we got this.

Now we are happy to report that in just over 1 year since our launch, we have filled hundreds of orders online and shipped our Sugar Pie Tees to more than 27 states all over the U.S.  But, that all pales in comparison to 1 fact: our biggest customer base is right here in the place we call home.  Columbus Ohio.  Our local sales account for over 80% of total sales, all due to a very supportive community that believes that if you shop local you are helping everyone in the community.  I am also very happy to report that they are absolutely right.

CHECK OUT OUR LOCAL RETAIL PARTNERS: Continue reading “Shop Small Saturday”

Happy Valentine’s Day From SUGAR PIE TEES!

Adorable AvaIt’s true what they say:  “All you need is LOVE.”

And at Sugar Pie Tees….we truly LOVE our FABulous customers!

Honestly, we think about our customers during every step of our tee creation process, for every tee we make.  Is this fabric soft & comfy enough? Would I wear this tee design out & about? Would I want this tee as a gift? Does this tee really look good on me?

Seriously. When it comes right down to it, we started Sugar Pie Tees to create fun & fabulous tees that WE wanted to wear….with the desire & hope that other people would want to wear them as well.

Luckily, others DO want to wear our tees….and we’re THRILLED about that!

 

Cute NatalieJason and I have been ‘officially’ in business and selling our tees for 5 months now, and we’ve learned a lot. Many designs and revisions, mistakes and successes. A large group of friends, fans (and total strangers!) have bought, worn and loved our tees….and given us great insight and invaluable feedback.

Customer feedback. We consider that to be one of the most important elements of creating and maintaining a successful brand and business. We always LOVE getting pics of customers wearing our tees. We share them and cherish each one. We also LOVE getting feedback, critiques and suggestions from customers…and we cherish those even more. This feedback makes us better, stronger and smarter.

When we first launched Sugar Pie Tees, we sold our signature MADE IN OHIO tee in a red tri-blend ladies v-neck and scoop neck style, in addition to a red tri-blend unisex crew and v-neck style. The ladies styles were more slim-fitting and very flattering, and our brand was aimed at women…so we created more of those tees and carried them in sizes small through large. We believed that the unisex style would appeal mainly to men, so we offered just a few MADE IN OHIO tees in the unisex style, sizes large through 2XL.

Lovely MicheleAfter many sales online and at a few festivals, we received customer feedback and quickly realized that the ladies tees were liked, but not necessarily the best or most desired style and fit for our core customer base. The unisex tri-blend tee was just as soft, flattering and attractive…but with a more comfortable and flattering fit for more people. We listened to our customers and made adjustments in our purchasing and supply. We also used what we learned for our other tee designs as well, most recently for our ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE tee.  Thanks to  feedback, we now have better-designed tees, happier customers and more sales. You can’t ask for anything better than that.

So this is a Happy Valentine’s Day message from Sugar Pie Tees to our fabulous and faithful customers. We thank and LOVE each and every one of you. We value your support and we learn and grow from your feedback. We are successful because of you and we will never forget that.

All you need is love….and we LOVE you!

 

OutLoud Magazine – Sugar Pie Tees Giveaway

OutLoud MagazineOutLoud Magazine guides women to live life louder.

OutLoud Magazine targets women in their twenties and offers encouragement, empowerment and entertainment in bi-monthly online publications.  Every month, OutLoud runs a contest through their Facebook page, offering a giveaway from local women-owned businesses.  This month, Sugar Pie Tees has been given the privilege to participate.

“If your T-shirt could say one thing about you, what would it say?”

Head over to the OutLoud Magazine FaceBook page, click on the cover photo and post your answer to that question for a chance to win your choice of a Sugar Pie Tees T-shirt!  Be sure to like OutLoud Magazine on FaceBook also.

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About OutLoud Magazine
Located in Columbus, Ohio, OutLoud Magazine provides women with an edgy, reliable resource for their day-to-day lives. From college to cribs, OutLoud helps women find fulfillment in their lives. OutLoud transforms a whisper to a shout—and they’ll help make that shout a loud one.

Learn more about OutLoud Magazine at their blog or read the latest issue of OutLoud Magazine.

 

Introducing Sugar Pie Tees Blog

Hello and welcome….we’re SO thrilled you decided to check us out! We create awesome tees and we LOVE to share them!

Want to know about us?
Well, we’re Kelly and Jason Blanton and we are Sugar Pie Tees. Honestly, we’re just two crazy, obsessed longtime tee-lovers who got tired of seeing and buying so-so tees…so we decided take the leap and start our own business designing, creating and selling awesome tees. We have always had the entrepreneurial spirit and we put our whole heart and soul into this entire process.  We knew that we wouldn’t be able to do everything from the very beginning, but we know where we want the Sugar Pie Tees brand to be — so now we have our plan to get there.

What’s important?
First and foremost, the tee has to be awesome! Continue reading “Introducing Sugar Pie Tees Blog”