I’m sure you’ve heard about or may have even visited so many T-Shirt design sites online that allow you to create your own T-Shirt. Yea, there’s a ton of them out there, however, the one I’m about to tell you about is a little different than the rest!
Teespring.com not only allows you to make custom apparel such as t-shirts, but it’s more, it’s a Crowdfunding site. What is Crowdfunding? Well, let me explain how Teespring.com works.
Teespring.com allows you to make custom apparel, and then sell it on your own campaign page, think of Kickstarter, it kind of works like that. You create, make a campaign page and then set a minimum goal that much be achieved in order for the shirts to be made and sent out to the buyers. If no one orders, your shirt doesn’t get made none are sold, and you’re not out of money by having 1000 shirts printed and shipped for no one.
Not only is this a great option for those wanting to make extra cash, but it’s a great way to fundraiser. Teams, Schools, different groups can create a shirt, send people to the campaign page and they only sell the ones that are ordered once their minimum is hit. There’s nothing else to it!
Check out some of the fundraising campaigns that have already happened on their site.
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
Teespring.com is very easy to use, I’m thinking of bringing it up at our PTO meeting this year to sell some shirts for my kids school. We had ordered t-shirts and apparel a while ago and it took forever to have them all sold after we had already paid for them, in fact I still think we have some available 2 years later, and we’re just out that money.
I played around with it a little bit earlier. You choose the design of the shirt, meaning there’s a variety of styles you can choose. From tank tops to t-shirts to hoodies, in unisex and men and women styles.
Once you’ve chosen the type of apparel you’d like, you can upload your artwork or use their design tools to create something, they also have a pretty decent variety of fonts that you can choose.
Once your shirt is created, you then decide on the price and your sales goal for your campaign. You can set your goal to sell as little as 10 or up to 1000, the choice is yours. Remember, your goal is the minimum number of shirts that have to be ‘reserved’ in order for them to be printed. Once you’ve done that, then you select your selling price, Teespring helps you out by showing you how much profit you’ll make once you reach your minimum goal. You then select how long you’d like the campaign length to last and then your ready to go!
TeeSpring is amazing, if you’re looking to create custom apparel or for fundraising, this is the place to go!
August 14, 2013 – 11:23 AM - | Posted in Reviews | 2 Comments »