Our Products… Our Difference
As a Parker Prime Timer you will be interfacing with customers, other associates and the products. This unit will provide you with a high level overview of the terrific products that Parker offers to its customers.
This series of units covers general knowledge that each Prime Timer must know to better serve the customer. It covers general product information at a high level overview for Prime Timers.
Your Store Manager will provide you with the details and additional training.
As you go through this unit, take notes on items that you don't understand. Write down any questions that you have. After the unit, meet with your Store Manager and discuss.
The Parker difference
There is a difference in school uniform companies ... and Parker customers know it. They recognize something special - not only in our uniforms, but in the way we do business.
Parker schools and Parker families know to expect top-quality materials, impeccable construction, timeless good looks and unrivaled durability. They also know they'll receive a level of service that's rare today ... from a company firmly committed to a strong set of values.
Perhaps that's why the only thing more durable than our uniforms is our relationship with our customers.
Since 1931, we've been doing our best to be the best ... for every customer, every time.
Parker schools and Parker families know to expect... (mark all that apply)
- top-quality materials
- timeless good looks
- long waits for service and merchandise
- great construction
Quality, service and value
At Parker, we make it our goal to provide our families with the best products and service in the industry. Perhaps it is because of this focus that we can boast of a 98.4% customer retention rate.
At Parker, our uniforms are virtually indestructible and we are willing to back it up. It is difficult finding the difference between a new Parker product and one that's become a hand-me-down.
We are one of the few manufacturers who guarantee our skirts and jumpers for two full years and our other garments for one year against manufacturing defects.
We guarantee our skirts and jumpers for two full years.
We guarantee our other garments for one semester against manufacturing defects.
You can tell a uniform that's not built to Parker standards ... a frayed hem here, a worn knee there, a glimpse of wrist or ankle that tells you the clothes can't keep pace with a growing child.
On the other hand, you can always spot a Parker. Parker uniforms look like they just came off the rack ... crisp, sturdy and well-fitted.
That's no accident. We devote much time and energy to making our uniforms the best in the industry. The fact is, we're a bit fanatical about quality: We control the entire manufacturing process, from our proprietary fabrics to the details of construction.
- We strengthen garments wherever they're put to the test - for example, we reinforce the knees on boys' pants.
- We use a wrinkle-resistant finish, and treat our fabrics to repel stains.
- We build in generous hems, seams and other adjustable features to help our uniforms keep up with your kids.
- We constantly assess and improve our materials and construction methods.
- We put our clothes through the wringer - literally - with wash-testing on every model.
- The end result: Parker uniforms last - long enough that it's common for them to be hand-me-downs. In fact, we even encourage our school partners to set up uniform resale stores!
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We use a wrinkle-resistant finish,and treat our fabrics to repel stains.
We constantly assess and improve our materialsand construction methods
We strengthen garments andreinforce the knees on boys' pants.
We build in generous hems and seams and other adjustable featuresto help our uniforms keep up with your kids.
Parker uniforms look like... (mark all of those that apply)
- any other uniform
- they just came off the rack ... crisp, sturdy and well-fitted
- slightly better than other uniforms
The benefits of uniforms
When students wear uniforms, it changes more than their look - it changes their outlook.
Uniforms instill pride. They help students feel like they're part of something important, and worthwhile. They foster school spirit, and they build unity. Rather than sorting themselves into cliques and groups through "fashion statements," students who wear uniforms can better see and appreciate one another as equals, and come together more readily as a cohesive community.
Those are powerful things. So perhaps it's no wonder that studies show uniform programs can have a profound effect on student behavior:
Schools that make the switch to uniforms report a substantial decline in absenteeism. They report equally impressive decreases in the number of discipline problems.
In one noted study in Long Beach, schools that adopted uniforms reported an astonishing 71% decrease in violent crime ... even so non - uniform schools saw their rate rise by 28%.
There is even evidence that grade - point averages improve.
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- Uniforms instill pride
- Schools that make the switch to uniforms report an increase in absenteeism.
- Schools that make the switch to uniforms report impressive decreases in the number of discipline problems.
- There is evidence that grade - point averages improve in schools that require uniforms.
By the numbers
Sizes can vary by manufacturer. We will measure the child to ensure the best fit.
We recommend a minimum of 3 tops and 2-3 bottoms per season, 1 sweater and a belt.
Items that are unworn, unwashed, unaltered and have all original tags attached may be returned within 90 days of purchase. You must include your order number, your name, address and daytime phone number. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. You may also return your items at any Parker store.
Parker's uniforms are backed by one of the best guarantees in the business. All Parker-made garments (jumpers, skirts, culottes) are guaranteed for 2 years. All other garments are guaranteed for 1 year against defects in manufacturing.
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We recommend a minimum of3 tops and 2-3 bottoms per season, 1 sweater and a belt.
Items that are unworn, unwashed, unaltered and have all original tags attached may be returnedwithin 90 days of purchase.
All Parker-made garments (jumpers, skirts, culottes)are guaranteed for 2 years.
All other garmentsare guaranteed for 1 year against defects in manufacturing.
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By the products - Girls’ products
By the products - Boys’ products
Top products for boys and girls are generally the same.
- Parker Pants/Shorts
- Oxford shirts
- Knit polos
Added for girls:
Top products for boys generally are...
- •Parker Pants/Shorts •Oxford shirts •Knit polos •Blazers
- •Parker Pants/Shorts •Oxford shirts •Gym wear •Blazers
- •Parker Pants/Shorts •belts •Knit polos •Blazers
Most parents, or new employees, don't realize that a Parker store contains more apparel items, in unique sizes, colors, logos and styles, than some large-scale department stores.
Our back room is a feat of organization with merchandise arranged by school, style, size and color. We know where to find it all so the customer doesn’t have to.
One thing we always keep out front though is our selection of accessories. While the child is trying on his or her uniform, parents can shop from our extensive inventory of backpacks, bows, belts, shoes and socks.
You can always spot a Parker. Parker uniforms look like they just came off the rack ... crisp, sturdy and well-fitted.
We devote much time and energy to making our products and service the best in the industry.
Our customers expect... (Mark all of the items that apply)
- timeless good looks
- great service
- quality materials
- long waits for merchandise
- impeccable construction