Well, this week, my accounting manager (our numbers person), reminded me that we have over 2,622 Glove models in our warehouse.I smiled and reminisced about our humble beginnings when we started with a small number of white cotton gloves models over 17 years ago.Today, we claim to be the largest white glovesource in North America. Maybe the world, but who cares anyway – except me.
I really doubt “any” glove company has 2,622 glove models on the shelf – available for delivery the same day or the next day. This is important to you, our customer.
One of my favorite sayings is: “If you cannot find a particular glove at Gloves-Online then it is likely not worth selling or available.”
Additionally, we are resellers for some of the most respected glove manufacturers on the planet.
By the way, when I shared this number with our warehouse manager, David, he looked up through our ceiling-high warehouse shelving racks and said, “We are out of space – again.”
Simply put, we want to be your glove source. After all, we are pretty good at it since we’ve been supplying gloves to thousands of customers since 1996.
Every gardener knows that a good pair of gloves is an essential gardening tool. However, with the many types of gloves available, it can be overwhelming to make a choice. Here’s a simple guide by type to help you with your choice. (see links in titles below) Leather and Pruning Gloves Leather gloves are the standard for strength and durability. You chose from standard driver’s styles to models used for wire fencing. For pruning, purchase a pair of pruning gloves specifically designed for pruning with reinforced arm protection. If you are working in wet conditions look for pigskin gloves since they will dry soft if they get wet. Newer artificial leather gloves are fine and will last longer than natural leather.
Cotton and Jersey Gloves Cotton and Jersey gloves are the most popular because they are inexpensive but they have limitations. They are breathable and lightweight and will keep your hands clean and protect you from blisters. However, they will absorb moisture and not protect you from chemicals or cuts and abrasions. Also, they are not very durable or long-lasting.
Disposable Gloves (Latex, Nitrile, Vinyl PVC) I do not recommend using disposable gloves since they are not durable and do not offer proper protection against most chemicals and pesticides. Plus, latex gloves will dissolve when exposed to gasoline or motor oils used in lawnmowers.
Rubber Gloves Although rubber gloves tend to be hot, they offer great protection against moisture and most chemicals. If you only need moisture protection – natural rubber is fine. However, I suggest you look for nitrile or vinyl gloves for use with chemicals and pesticides.
Bamboo Knit Gloves These are becoming extremely popular since they are earth friendly, last long, fit and feel great, and inexpensive. They also come with a coated palm for added protection and grip. My personal biased choice is the GO Greens® Bamboo Gloves from GO Gloves.
We were the first to introduce cell phone gloves back in 2008 and we ran out of gloves before Christmas. Each year since we doubled our stock and we continued to run out of stock.
Already this year we surpassed last year’s sales. We’ve added new lines like ISOTONER to maintain a good supply and we also expanded our touch-screen models due to the popularity of tablets.
Keep in mind that there are two types of cell-phone gloves. One version has removable fingertip and thumb tops (shown above) which can be used with Blackberry type keyboards and the other versions are exclusive to touch-screens and contain conductive fibers on the finger tips (shown below). The models with removable fingertip tops can be used with both types of keyboard and touch-screen devices.
My point!Don’t wait to buy cell phone gloves as a gift or stocking stuffer. They will sell out again even though we have the largest selection and largest inventory.
Finally, after years of planning, we are opening our first retail luxury glove boutique on St. Thomas – US Virgin Islands. The new duty-free shop will feature our exclusive fine fashion Italian leather gloves under the brand called, Olga Gloves.The shop will also offer other fine fashion gloves.
Olga Gloves is a new venture but not a new experience. We are simply using our half-century of retail glove knowledge to assist shoppers and tourists who visit St. Thomas.
For you industrial glovers reading this, now is the chance to take a vacation and splurge for some nice winter gloves for your family and friends.
Since GO Gloves is customer driven and a one-stop shop for great gloves, this year we are proud to announce that we are now an authorized ISOTONER glove retailer. We will add each model as they hit our warehouse – just in time for holiday sales.
As you can expect, we declined to stock the TOTES/ISOTONER line of slippers and boots. After all, we are just glove experts.
Gloves have always been the ideal stocking stuffer. After all, it is Winter.
This season our glove sales have been exceptional again. Maybe it’s the weather; maybe the economy is improving but one thing is for real; Winter Gloves are HOT! In fact, we are running out of models well before previous years.
Here’s a few links to help you find the perfect winter glove or gift. And remember, this is the last week for Standard Shipping.
I’m sorry for my absence here but all I can say is WOW. Our Holiday sales were overwhelming and we literally worked around the clock through December processing glove orders. We thank all of you for your support and your business.
Another success story was the Caiman Deerskin Gloves. (pictured) Besides making them in Men’s, Women’s, and children sizes, they are popular due to their warmth and comfort. My hat goes off to the guys at Caiman since they allow us to sell them to you at a great price, too. You also need to check out the other Caiman glove models.
I could say more but I’m just happy to be back here and feel fortunate and grateful for your support.
In my next posts, I’m thinking about talking about trends I’m seeing in glove technology and glove products. Looks to me like another interesting year in Gloves.
Based on recent phone calls, I feel obliged to repeat my post from last year below:
It amazes me that most shoppers looking for a real winter glove fail to purchase Waterproof gloves. I’m not talking about fine fashion lined leather gloves; I’m referring to the winter gloves you wear during outdoor activities such as shoveling snow, sledding, skiing, or hiking. The same applies to winter construction and work gloves.
Thermal lined gloves are a must have and will keep you warm but once the lining becomes wet, your hands will freeze. Regarding linings look for a branded lining like Gore-Tex or HeatKeep just to name a few. A branded lining on the label generally indicates that the manufacturer has made an extra effort to provide warmth. You should also look for a knit wrist or a wrist closure to keep out snow, rain and wind. Lastly, make sure the gloves are WATERPROOF or they will not be cold proof.