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21 Oct 16 08:06:40 am
Been a while since I posted on here, no really selling anything.

I was wondering if anyone has tried the design your own tshirt and sell them online, you get a commission on each sale, like zazzle and cafepress, which is the best, which gives best commission?


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21 Oct 16 06:07:57 pm
Now that's interesting timing.

I've just thrown some coin to a graphic artist to complete a design for me to do exactly that, well not exactly, but close enough. I'm going to release my design on clothing and in poster form and market myself through eBay, just using a local clothing printing company to do the work for me.

So I can't help you with a comparison between the competitors in that particular space, but I certainly see the potential market if you can really hit a specific market with your design and you market it as openly as possible.

I would never just leave it in a limited market like these companies offer, you do save cash upfront, but I don't think you give yourself the best chance for sales long term.

For my project, getting my design into a finished peice or artwork ready for printing is costing me 200 USD and it's quite an indepth peice of work. That's my only upfront cost. Then I have a short run poster printer who will run off the posters order by order, one at a time and ship customer direct within 48 hours and I have the exact same with my clothing printer as well.

So the trailing costs after the design all come out of the sale price at the time of the sale.

For my money, that's a better model to use and it gives you the freedom to maket where ever you like. The hard part, coming up with a design that hits a target market and spending a few dollars upfront. If you don't have a complicated design (like mine) then your upfront artwork can be crazy cheap as well.

Give me a shout out if you need a good artist to knock up a design for you, I'll pass on the details of the guys I am working with and they do some SERIOUSLY sharp work, so you have ZERO limitations to your end product in regards to design quality.

Just as a quick foot-note, I'm also really sus on the clothing quality you get with those companies. If you want long term success and repeat customers, clothing quality is a MAJOR concern. So another reason why I chose my own clothing/prining supplier. They may not be the cheapest, but you end up with a quality product.


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26 Oct 16 03:41:14 am
Thank you for your time to respond but I have a question. I already have my design and looking for a clothing/printing supplier that will drop ship. Can you point me into the direction of a few suppliers on Salehoo that could possibly help me out?
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26 Oct 16 07:37:42 am
What country are you looking for Eric?


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28 Oct 16 10:35:05 pm
Hello, all is well with you. I would love to find a dropshipper for posters I create on a Print on Demand basis.

Can you help? I would so appreciate.

Thank you in advance.
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28 Oct 16 10:55:41 pm
I can give you the one I am using in Oz if that's any use for you Hope. Mind you, if you are targeting the US or other markets outside of Oz, then you would be better off using a locally based short run printer to cut down on your shipping charges.

One of the beauties of this type of product is that you do tend to have the flexibility to create and ship from multiple countries that you are targeting, ensuring that you are keeping the shipping charges to an absolute minimum.

May market is currently only Oz, but I will be a little bolder with my next product and that will be aimed at a much wider market. So it's my intention to find a good short run printer based in the US and the UK, as well as using the one I already do in Oz to cover my of my potential market and keep my shipping charges in check.


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29 Oct 16 12:56:24 pm
Hi Mark, thank you for responding so quickly. I am aiming at the US for starters, was looking for some place to accommodate that.

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29 Oct 16 09:24:02 pm
Hi Hope,

I'll just refer you to my response on your mug printing post as I have covered your question for both t-shirt and mug printing there for you.

Cheers


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31 Oct 16 08:41:11 pm
Again, thank you Mark...

Best Regards,
Hope

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