|President Ammons (at the podium) announced the launch of FAMU's new online store during a press conference. FAMU students participated by modeling some of the specially designed apparel.|
April 20, 2011
– Today, Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced the launch of its new online store, e-Rattler.com. The new online store, powered and supplied through Cintas, will afford Rattler students, faculty, alumni and supporters the opportunity to purchase specially designed apparel online.
“Today, Florida A&M University is proud to partner with Cintas in launching the e-Rattler.com,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “e-Rattler.com will allow our campus community and alumni from all over the world as well as our friends and supporters to purchase FAMU attire with the click of a mouse on their computers. This is a great opportunity for FAMU and our supporters.”
FAMU receives 17.5 percent from Cintas for all online sales. Proceeds from the online sales will be used to support the university.
“Cintas is very excited that we have collaborated with FAMU to further expand our relationship through the exclusive launch of e-Rattler.com,” said J. Phillip Holloman, president and COO, Cintas Corporation. “We want e-Rattler.com to be a buyer-friendly experience that showcases Rattler pride – today, tomorrow and forever.”
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types throughout North America. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses.
A fashion show, “Collegiate Couture: FAMU Swag with an Ivy League Tag,” was held to showcase the various apparel. Some of FAMU’s student modeling troupes modeled the apparel.
As part of the promotional celebration, individuals were provided with scratch off tickets that provided special discounts on their first purchase. Several restaurants in the Tallahassee community participated in the kick off of e-Rattler.com by distributing tickets to their patrons. The participating restaurants included Zaxby’s on Apalachee Parkway and West Tennessee Street; Lindy’s Fried Chicken on South Monroe Street; Wendy’s on S. Monroe Street; Burger King on South Monroe Street and Kentucky Fried Chicken on Paul Russell Road.
For more information, call (850) 599-3413 or visit e-Rattler.com
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