As I wrote in the last post I am going to give a try to all print on demand sites I can find and write a review here. So let’s talk about TeePublic, shall we?
TeePublic is one of the many print on demand sites where anyone can upload a design and have it printed on Items to sell and make a profit.
I’ve very recently opened a shop and I have to say I am satisfied with how easy it is to use and how my store looks.
Here’s in details.
Registration is as easy as drinking a glass of water. You just simply sign up as a seller, add a PayPal account and in a snap, you can open your store. There are zero customization options to the layout of your shop, but you can upload your banner and your profile picture. It looks simple, but it is somehow refreshing. Zero fuss. Straight to the point.
You then upload your first design. Once it’s ready you add a title, a description, and tags. Their algorithm helps you to find the best tags for your design with suggestions that appear in a scroll down section from where you can select the ones you think are the best. It’s a cool thing for someone who hates adding tags, like me, for example.
You then go to the items section. Here, once you’ve checked the ones you want to sell, you select the default color of each one of them: customers will still be able to choose other colors, but the default one you choose sets how the first picture of the item selected it’s shown. You can set the best color for your design, and then, if a customer has horrible taste and chooses a terrible shade, it’s not your fault. And none of your business, I would add.
Once done this, you can edit the items you have decided to sell. The editor is very simple. You can enlarge and reposition the design, you can add a background color, but that’s it. They sell cute mugs, but they get printed on one side only because you can’t duplicate the design. Most other print on demands offer this option.
Once you have uploaded all the designs and selected the items you want to sell your TeePublic shop is ready!
The payment process is as easy as everything else: every 15 of the month you get paid for all sales made in the previous month. You don’t need to reach a threshold amount before getting paid, you get what you have sold, which is a big thumb up.
Another big thumb up is that they offer the biggest profit per every item sold: prices are preset, you can’t decide how much you are going to earn, but I can say that the earnings are pretty good.
You can follow other artists and creators on TeePublic and you can share yours or other people’s shops and items on socials through the inbuilt buttons, but you can’t favorite anything on the site and I think it’s a cool thing, actually. Not seeing how many likes and shares one item has got is democratic and it doesn’t influence buyers in buying something only because it has had many likes. I’ve seen so many horrible things on Etsy getting sold and liked only because everyone else did, and it really makes no sense to me. This way buyers or other creators will search and eventually share only things they truly like and not just because they are popular or made by someone who has a large following and gets likes and organic promotion. I think that on TeePublic anyone with a good design gets a chance.
In short, thumbs up because:
Easy to set up
No threshold amount for payments
Good range of items to sell.
Clean and cool look.
Thumbs down because:
The editor offers very basic customizations options. Enough, but could be better.
In very very short…I think I like TeePublic very much. Let’s see what will I make from it.
You can find my TeePublic shop here!