It’s always a good time to re-evaluate if you’re getting what you want out of life. Being fulfilled and happy in your career or lifestyle, and this year is definitely no exception. Today, we’ll talk about how you can cash in on one of the hottest trends this year, print on demand dropshipping.
This year is seeing incredible e-commerce growth fueled by the spread of COVID. While growth in Asia is the main driver going forward, there’s a rapid transformation of shopping habits and patterns underway in established consumer trends. eCommerce has grown about two years ahead of schedule because of the pandemic, and eCommerce levels today weren’t expected to be hit until 2022. Setting up your eCommerce store is not tough, you can hire a professional Shopify developer, and he will do the task for you.
While eCommerce sales in the United States weren’t expected to reach over 20% of all retail sales until after 2024, they now account for over 30% and almost 1 in 3 of all retail sales. If you’re looking to make a change, or you suddenly have a lot more time on your hands because of the lockdowns, then you should consider making money with print on demand.
Make money with print-on-demand
Here are the key advantages of print on demand
- No upfront investment
- No minimum orders
- No inventory necessary
Many of you might be wondering how to take advantage of selling online, and perhaps you’ve even tried. You’ve put some items up on eBay or on Facebook marketplace and sold some of your old or unwanted possessions. But how can you supercharge your online sales without a product or even a lot of money?
The answer might be in a fulfillment process called print on demand. With print on demand or (POD) technology, you can sell clothing apparel and accessories in your own online store. Even better is that you don’t have to use any start-up capital to do it because you will only be charged once a sale has been made. That’s also when the production process starts for your customer. Their item is produced on demand and drop-shipped directly to them; you don’t have to store anything, ship anything, or even touch anything! Take a look at Printify to see what we mean.
If you’re ready to change your life and start your own print on demand business online, there are many platforms available that can help you create and sell customized products, such as t-shirts, mugs, and phone cases, without the need for inventory or upfront investment.
How to start your own T-shirt business with POD
An easy way to try out print-on-demand is by thinking of some great ideas for the most popular type of POD product, the t-shirt. T-shirts are the top of the heap when it comes to clothing sold via the web, and you also have a lot to choose from.
- Choose a blank
The first thing you’ll want to do after you find a print provider is to figure out what type of t-shirt you want to use. There are many different t-shirt “blank” manufacturers or companies that produce monocolored t-shirts that are ready to have your great looking designs on them. Blanks are an industry term to mean any clothing item that hasn’t yet reached it’s final, post-printing form. Blanks come in different colors, fabric mixes, fits, and of course, prices. Some suppliers also offer affordable pricing for bulk orders of blank T-shirts. This option will help you save more if you have a ton of orders coming in.
- Put your stamp on it
Now you just need to put a design on it. It might be a clever word or catchphrase, but it could also be an entire design or illustration that you’re talented enough to bring to the world. You can build your own fashion brand with STS DTF printers and highest quality supplies to make quality pieces using print on demand. Whatever you want, as long as you are confident people will buy it, you can be creative, edgy, and out there!
Let your inner creative show forth, and you could start to make some of your own dreams come true.
- Sell it
Now, you just need to put it up online. Many print on demand providers will partner with services like Shopify or Wix to offer easy ways to sell designs online. You might also look to sell them on eBay or even your own website that you’re currently operating. The advantage is that, if you use one of the bigger and established platforms, you won’t have to find your customers; they’ll be brought to you. However, you’ll pay a bit more for making this happen, as the fees are higher than selling them on your own website. It’s still up to you to get those customers looking great, whatever you do!
Print on demand for a new lifestyle
If you’re looking to really change things in the near future, print on demand might be the best way to go for you. You can get started with no money upfront and no inventory, so it’s ideal for testing out and see if it’s something you’ll get more committed to. This year has shown that almost all of our assumptions about how the world works have been turned upside down, so why not go with the trend and see if you can make a change for yourself?