When I originally looked at Banggood I did not see the 3D shirts at all. Most likely because I realized that the company was not a good fit for me. I am trying to build a legitimate long term t-shirt/urbanwear business but unfortunately I have neither the resources or space to store inventory. Therefore, I have to rely on drop shipping sources and there is the problem. A lot of these "wholesaler's" have different prices and product quality for their "drop ship programs". Those that have the means of storing merchandise get true wholesale prices while drop shippers get usually 8-20% discounts. which is ludicrous. I am legally eligible to qualify for wholesale pricing. My business is a licensed LLC and I have the required tax permit and a subscription website. As such, I have an overhead to consider. Discounts only benefit people who are running undocumented businesses, selling cheap and knockoff merchandise. The main problem with both of those companies is they are located in China. So consider this, my customer places a $100.00 order with me, I then place the order in China and receive my $20.00 for low quality merchandise. Out of that $20.00, I have to pay for shipping, any import taxes, and income tax. When you add in the cost of running my site, inventory management, accounting and marketing fees; that $20.00 probably didn't make too far past shipping costs. Additionally, by the time the customer receives the order maybe 2 weeks later, they may not want it because the wait was too long, the product was damaged during shipping, the quality of the product is poor, or it doesn't arrive at all and I have to refund the $100.00. As to the licensed merchandise, the products that I'm selling cannot infringe on any copyright. If I get caught selling copy-written products I can be sued. Most t-shirt and urban wear designs have a copyright. I've provided links to both problem scenario's. This 1st one is from Banggood, whose beginning drop ship tier is 8%. Please read the product description.Link hidden: Login to view
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Copyright infringement; you cannot sell a music artist's likeness in any manner, which includes the name without paying a residual, which raises the selling costs. "Officially licensed merchandise" is nowhere on that page. The entire entertainment industry, as well as sports teams, have strict copyright restrictions.
I know that this is a long explanation, but maybe it will help you and others trying to build a legal business to understand the things that one must take into consideration. Thank you, I really do appreciate the help that you provided, and I was able to locate some stuff that I can use at Wild Bill's Wholesale. But please continue to keep a watch out for me. :)