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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Sliar, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Sliar

    Sliar Regular Member

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    Sorry I wasn't sure which place to put it, so if its wrong sorry and mod please move it..Anyways.

    I had a idea for a huge online t-shirt company with my designs printed on them. Which site is the best to let you upload you designs like cafepress where they make them and give you a cut of the profit. Could someone let me know which place is the easiest to work with and gives the best cut.
     
  2. ukescuba

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    what type of designs are they? are they 1 color prints or elaborate full color process?

    if you think they will be really popular you may want to consider outsourcing them to a local screen printer, if the designs multicolored and very elaborate try and find someone with a tjet printer...

    remember printing designs on any shirt other than white is going to be more expensive, and the # of colors will also affect pricing, as will imprint on the front the back and on the sleeves

    most online stores like you mention take the bulk out of your profit margin but do offer on demand single prints, which maybe good for getting samples and testing out how well certain designs do - a regular screen printer will expect you to want more than 1 print...

    hth
     
  3. Sliar

    Sliar Regular Member

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    Well most of them are pretty normal shirt pictures no to much stuff going on, ill post some here when I get a chance. But I was wondering if anyone knew which one was the best online site to do it. I'm planning on making a shop site like http://www.tshirthell.com/ type of thing
     
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    FSM247 Newbie

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    Something like this?
    http://www.spreadshirt.net/en/
     
  5. Sliar

    Sliar Regular Member

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    Ya, I know of spreadshirt,cafepress, all of those. Im trying to find someone that has used them to make shops or to make there shirts and let me have some info which one is the best.
     
  6. mackay22

    mackay22 Regular Member

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    Have you thought about printing your own?

    For Flock/Flex prints on light or dark shirts (like spreadshirt) will cost less than £1000 to setup (thats pounds work dollars out) and learning curve is minimal, when you sell a lot you can pay some joey to do the labour

    For Full Colour prints on WHITE only,try sublimation, VERY VERY easy to do,and again will cost under a bag to setup

    If you want QUALITY full colour on black/dark tees the best solution is DTG (will work on whites ofcourse) BUT dtg printers are like 3-5k cheapest.


    Ofcourse, you may not be interested in doing them yourself, just throwing it out there.

    Alternatively as suggested find local printer dude and make a deal ;-)
     
  7. UNdefy

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    I have to second the printing your own or finding a reliable offline printer to print up the shirts for you. It's definitely going to be more work, with having to ship, etc. but once you get going you can pay to outsource that stuff REALLY easily. All the online options like CafePress charge ridiculous rates and you wind up losing out in the long run.

    ~UNdefy
     
  8. Sliar

    Sliar Regular Member

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    Thanks guys, ya I know in the long run I would make more doing it myself which I will end up doing. But Im looking for a online site so I can test the t-shirts and see if anyone is interested in buying before i sink a bunch of cash for nothing
     
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    check out Custom Dropshipper
    better prices than cafepress

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    http://www.customdropshipper.com/
     
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    kypter05 Junior Member

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    its simple business math:

    depends what you can sell them for that people still buy them, compared to other sellers online, postage and handling cost plus your commission or profit per tshirt sale

    would suck if you only get a few bucks per sale profit as you would need to rely on selling a huge quantity to make decent cash when is already heaps of tshirt sellers online.

    Its about having different unique designs at a fair price or same designs cheaper and finding some good methods that get you traffic which converts.

    Personally i think selling tshirts offline at local markets is better: finding a local offline supplier or someone online that does them fairly cheap like set a limit of $15-$20 than mark up @ $10-15 per tshirt - only need investment up front and find what sells then :)
     
  11. mackay22

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    If you want to test the water, PM me

    I can help you setup a website with t-shirt designs.

    I will print and ship the tees for you on a "on demand" basis, just let me know if its UK market or US ( I work UK and can probably do them for between £5 and £7 plus postage depending on the design/quality of shirt you want, but this should leave you room for profit)

    Obviously you take the money on your website and pay me, semantics is a minor issue at this point.


    If you think it has taken off well then I will be more than happy to guide you through setting up your own printing setup, I would ask for a fee of something like %10 of the startup cost ( around £1000-£2000 depending, so my fee range from £100-£200)


    This IS a serious offer if you are interested, this is an area I am already involved in, so if you want to move your shit forward lets do it and make some money together!!
     
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    Check out www.PrintOnDemandShirts.com and www.10ShirtsFor99.com

    They are both owned by the same company, you get better pricing and options at the second site, but you have to buy more. They will also dropship your orders. They also "Print On Demand" Hoodies, Onesies, Towels, Bags, SHOES, Aprons, Coasters and a couple of other things.