The following testimonials are some of the many accolades that we've received during the past three year launch of our diploma frame line. We hope to add your school to this list!
Kutztown University Bookstore
I am writing to relay my experience over the past year with MVP Frames, as I think it will be
beneficial for you and your staff to hear.
When you contacted us to offer a framing alternative we were a little skeptical. We were happy with the quality and service of our current vendor but we were enticed by your pricing. My background is in custom picture framing; therefore I believe I have an eye for this product. Upon inspecting the product it was clear that quality was not sacrificed for price. The frames were great and the pricing was excellent.
We transitioned by trying three of the MVP Frames along with the offering from our current vendor. MVP outsold our vendor both in quantity and dollars. It took us to the next level in volume and we were already doing well before MVP. It was clear the customers were happy with the product and happier with the price. I was pleased that out of 150 plus frames from MVP, none were returned by a customer. We were able to take a higher margin with MVP so we did not trade dollars down. In fact, we made more money!
We have decided after surveying the figures over the past year to transition all our frame skus to MVP frames. This is a smart business decision for us. We are selling more units, making more money, as well as receiving excellent service and turnaround time.
Please feel free to share this with other potential customers who are on the fence with their decision.
Thank you again and keep up the great work!
Jackie Downing Gift Buyer - Kutztown University Bookstore
University of Massachusetts
Dear Jonathan and the MVP Frames Staff:
I want to thank you for contacting me in the Fall of 2011 to take a long hard look at my diploma frame program that has been unchanged for many years. When I opened the diploma frame sample that you sent to me I immediately saw that it was at or above the quality of the vendor that I was currently using. I’ve had a long personable relationship with that vendor but having seen the sharply lower pricing of your frames, coupled with your reference letters I had to give serious thought towards making a change. As the head buyer for my store, I feel an ethical responsibility to the students and alumni that, in today's deep recession, if I can find a similar product at a much lower price then I feel obligated to consider offering this product to my clientele. After careful consideration I made the decision to switch vendors in hopes that not only would my diploma frame sales increase, but that my customer satisfaction in providing a significantly higher valued product would increase as well.
As the Spring Graduation season progressed it became apparent to me that I had made the right choice. My diploma frame sales were up double digits, my profits were up, and I did not trade dollars down. And, there was not one frame returned to the store which shows me how consistent the quality is. The service was excellent as well, as I had placed a couple of reorders during graduation season and they were delivered to me within one week.
I would highly recommend MVP Frames to any store looking to offer their students and alumni price relief on diploma frames while not substituting on quality or service. They are a pleasure to deal with and I look forward towards continuing a strong relationship with the company.
Jann Stahl General Merchandise Manager - University of Massachusetts
University of Maine Bookstore
Dear MVP Frames Staff,
Please accept my wholehearted commendation and recommendation for the service and product you supplied to the UMA Bookstore over the past year. Our diploma frame sales had been dismal [only 1-2 per year!]; we just figured we had to wait out the economy. Turns out we had the wrong product on the shelves. We were so skeptical our initial order was just 6 units. Imagine our surprise when we sold 19 MVP frames in less than 2 months! We have sold just 3 of our higher priced frames [not higher quality] which we have promoted all year long.
Thank you MVP for being flexible with low minimums which allowed us to carry a wonderful variety with little risk. Details do make a difference, for instance, a department bought 3 for their student ambassadors because of the double matting which IS NOT an industry standard!
I have not had any returns and MVP was able to get a last minute grad order out in just a few days. I recommend MVP Frames wholeheartedly, first for their exceptional service and second because they manufacture a high quality, consistently beautiful product which defies their price point!
Jay Cushing Assistant Director - University of Maine Bookstore
Virginia Tech Campus Emporium
I would like to thank you for approaching us with your line of diploma frames. We have been with the same major frame vendor for years and were not sure how a new line of frames would be received. Once we saw the frames were of comparable quality with all the same advantages: a reliable drop ship program, sufficient shipping packaging, and easy assembly for the customer; we were sold. We also loved the opportunity to offer a lower price point collection of frames as many students must purchase their own frames and are on a limited budget. To be able to do so without sacrificing quality or customer service is ideal for all parties involved and we’re glad we gave MVP Frames a chance.
Another concern we had in the beginning was how the MVP frames would impact our current frame line. We were not necessarily dissatisfied with our current company, but they are pricey and the same selection is offered by our competitors. We were ultimately pleased with how the two lines complimented each other. We sold out of our initial order of MVP frames on graduation weekend and saw an immediate response online. However, our existing line also sold well, indicating that we had made the right decision in offering a broader selection, especially one that included a frame line not offered by our in-town competitors.
We look forward to continuing success with MVP Frames, especially over the holidays. We
continue to sell them both online and in our stores and have had a consistently good experience with the MVP team.
Thank you again,
Meggin Hicklin Buyer and Web Manager - Virginia Tech Campus Emporium
University of Virginia Student Bookstore
We were very pleased with the diploma frames you provided us with this spring. As soon as we put them on display they generated a great deal of interest, and brisk sales resulted. We are particularly fond of the large panorama frame with the exquisite photo of Mr. Jefferson’s famous Rotunda here at the University of Virginia; it is extremely eye catching and did very well for us. The other frames - the cherry gloss and the cherry stain finishes - also did well and customers remarked on the quality of the frames, the caliber of the medallion seal and the overall effect of the presentation.
We look forward to continued and growing sales on these frames in the future. Thanks for all your care and concern for our welfare this first year of our relationship and for getting us a nice brochure promptly when time was short.
Tom Newman Merchandise Manager - University of Virginia Student Bookstore
Princeton Varsity Club
On behalf of the Princeton Varsity Club, I am writing to express our sincere satisfaction specific to the diploma style picture frames of the Princeton letter lip" that we have been using to recognize our top athletic alumni. We have given these as gifts to members of our Board of Directors who are cycling off of the esteemed PVC Board after years of dedicated service. Similarly, we have presented them to our well-regarded guest speakers who come to campus as part of our endowed speaker series. All have been extremely appreciative and very pleased to receive such a special gift commemorating their athletic accomplishments at Princeton.
We have been very impressed with the quality of the product, especially the outstanding fit and finish of the wood frames and beautiful suede mat boards. You have also provided us with a wonderful gift, at a very affordable price point (under $50 each), which has allowed us to continue to present this item on an annual basis. The delivery has been swift and is always matched with excellent customer service.
Thank you again for all of your assistance in helping us recognize and pay tribute to many of Princeton's finest!
All my best,
Kellie Staples Associate Director of Athletics - Princeton Varsity Club
Cleveland State University
I want to thank you again for another year of service for providing Cleveland State athletics with your diploma frames. As you know, we award our outgoing Senior letter winners with these diploma frames so that they can mount their diplomas and display it next to their varsity award accomplishments that they've won over their four year career, such as the framed shadowed box jerseys that you also provide to us. Your diploma frames are always well received by the students and we can always depend on your outstanding quality and service year after year.
We look forward to working with you next year to continue to recognize our student-athletes for their hard earned accomplishments.
Joel T. Eckert Head Equipment Operations Manager - Cleveland State University
Notre Dame Monogram Club
To whom it may concern:
As executive director of the University of Notre Dame Monogram Club, I am always looking for new ways to increase the value of our brand to better serve the organization's membership.
When the idea arose to create a framed varsity letter award ("chenille plaque") to honor the accomplishments of Notre Dame's former student-athletes, we were referred to Jonathan Blanc and Varsity Athletic Apparel to produce the mementos. The organization not only met, but exceeded the expectations that I set leading into the project.
The diploma style picture frames the company produced for us to create the keepsakes are wonderful. Each chenille "ND" stands out nicely behind the mahogany frames created by Varsity Athletic Apparel. The final product is a well-made, attractive award that our members proudly display in their homes and offices.
I would recommend Jonathan's work for any organization looking to create a similar memento and encourage you to enlist the help of Varsity Athletic Apparel for future design projects.
Beth Hunter Executive Director - Notre Dame Monogram Club
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