Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Teespring. All opinions are 100% mine and based on my personal experience with the service.
I recently discovered a company that I am super excited about and that I’m pretty sure you are going to love too. Teespring is a website where you can easily create and sell custom t-shirts for fundraisers, family reunions, team spirit or for profit.
When I say easy, I mean REALLY easy. I’ve created a shirt so that I could check out the process for myself. Below are screenshots from my campaign.
When you get to the site, you click the impossible-to-miss “Get started” button.
I started by choosing the shirt style and color I wanted. Since my audience (that’s you!) is primarily women, I went with a women’s relaxed fit. Red seems like a good superhero color so I opted for that. Also, although I do like to watch my pennies, I hate cheap t-shirts so I opted for the better quality for 90 cents more.
Next, you can add whatever text you want and select the font you want to use. You can change the font color and add an outline if you want.
You also have the option of adding some sort of artwork. If you have something of your own, you simply click “Upload your own” or you can choose “Browse our art library” and select from thousands of images. I was going to add a female superhero silhouette but couldn’t find one in their library, which was surprising because there really are thousands of images to choose from.
If you want to print on the back too, you can do that with a simple click of the “back” button below the shirt. It does add to the cost of the shirt. I skipped it because I don’t like when people laugh at me from behind since I’m not 100% sure they’re laughing at the shirt.
Now that we’ve clicked every button on this page, press “Next step” to arrive here.
This is probably the trickiest part of the process since you have to make an educated guess of how many shirts you think you will sell. For the record, I’d like to point out that with most other mass t-shirt orders, you have to guess how many of EACH SIZE you will sell which will sometimes leave you doing a last-minute (i.e. expensive) re-order of XXL shirts and with a stockpile of small shirts you can’t unload.
The shirts will not be printed until your minimum is met so you don’t want to choose a number that you think will take you forever to meet. Of course, your cost drops the higher your sales goal so you don’t want to set it too low either.
Clearly I had no faith in your purchasing intentions because I set my minimum at 10. Because I like round numbers, I rounded it up to $12 which gives me a small profit margin of 85 cents per shirt. So, if I sell 10 shirts, I will earn a grand total of $8.
After clicking “Next step” you will come to this page where you can name your campaign, write a description, decide how long you want to run it, and create a custom URL for your shirt. If you want to allow buyers to pick up their orders from you, you can click that link but since I didn’t want a bunch of you showing up on my doorstep I left it blank (no offense).
Shipping costs are really reasonable, especially if you are in the U.S. $3.85 for one shirt and an additional 25 cents for each additional shirt to the same address. Apparently, it’s harder to get to Canada than I thought because it costs $7.50 for the first shirt and $1 for each additional shirt to get your order there. Teespring will also ship international for $10.50 ($1 for each additional).
That’s it! Click “Launch your campaign” and let all your friends, relatives, teammates, customers, etc. know that your shirt is ready to be purchased. By the way, the awesome shirt pictured above is available for you to purchase.
So, if you’re a skimmer, let me boil down the key points for you. Teespring rocks because:
- No inventory
- No out-of-pocket costs
- No collecting orders or payments
- Easy design tool
- Minimum orders as low as 10 items
- Maximum orders up to 10,000 items
- Variety of shirt styles, colors, and quality
I’m not the only one who loves Teespring. Here’s what other people are doing with it:
- A couple sold this “Love makes a family shirt” to raise money to adopt: http://teespring.com/chrisandshelleyadopt
- This one included children’s and toddler’s shirts to raise money for an 11-year-old to sing in a children’s choir in Hungary: https://teespring.com/bunnygirlsings
- This one raised over 85k for Boston relief: http://teespring.com/staystrongboston
What are you waiting for? Click here to snag yourself one of these snazzy, clever t-shirts designed by yours truly and while you’re there, whip up your own design for that upcoming family reunion, your school spirit wear sales next year, or to raise awareness and funds for a cause you support.
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