There are a variety of POD websites online, and the great news is that they are free! Here are some of the most popular ones…
Merch By Amazon
This is by far THE most sought after POD membership because of Amazon’s organic traffic. It’s by invitation only (and will likely stay that way for some time.)
Almost any kind of shirt in any given niche will sell here just because Amazon has such a large audience.
The bonus is that the shirts are part of the popular Amazon Prime program. That means members can get their shirt shipped in just 48 hours!
Here’s a quick video showing a really solid 7 days worth of earnings from sales in a handful of niches. I was on the 25 tier at this point.
I posted that video to show credibility. Since I am going to be selling courses on this site, it’s important for me to show people that I am actually walking the walk and not just talking the talk.
This was an exceptional week. I was only on the 25 tier but I had 2-3 shirts that went NUTS for several weeks so my earnings skyrocketed for a short time.
I earned $900 in January 2017, and then my earnings increased 7 fold in February ($6,000+) thanks to Valentine’s Day sales.
Zazzle has a variety of products you can add your design to.
You can allow customers to further customize your design by adding text. The customization aspect is what really draws customers to this marketplace.
Just like Zazzle, Spreadshirt lets people add designs to all kinds of products and not just T-shirts. They also allow customization and even profanity.
So if you want to upload some edgier shirts, this is the place to go.
There’s some serious art on TeePublic!
While originally created for fan art and independent artists, you can also find a wider variety of designs on this platform as they continue to reach new audiences.
This is another site that was created for independent artists to showcase their talents.
Browse their marketplace and you will see a variety of abstract art. These kinds of designs perform very well in the marketplace.
Having said that, I have sold a few simple political and random topic shirts here.
If you have a lot of artistic talent, this is the place to upload!
SunFrog is one of my favorites in terms of ease of uploading. Some platforms (Spreadshirt and Zazzle) have quite lengthy upload processes and it can get tedious.
SunFrog is one of the faster, intuitive POD sites.
They also encourage their visitors to join their affiliate program so your designs can also be promoted by other affiliates.
If you want other people to promote your shirts, this is the place to go.
This is one of the original POD websites that’s been around for AGES. This was the very first site I uploaded to years ago.
Just like many of the other POD sites, they offer T-shirts, mugs, phone cases, stickers and more.
I see I can use Printful for POD items to sell on Etsy. Any thoughts of selling on Etsy? Thanks for your help.
Yep. I have some videos on this on my channel. I no longer use this anymore due to Printful’s ship delays and no return policy.
Thanks for the insight. Good to know about those drawbacks regarding Printful. Your website is a great resource. Will check out your video channel as well.
It’s amazing how long I’ve followed you and you have been so consistent. I love the ease and simplicity of your content. You’re quietly the best out here in these virtual streets! I’ve been following you since 2006 and the information you give freely is appreciated. Thank you for being such an awesome example.
Hatyba Aasutenit says
I have been on youtube for the last two weeks, you are the best I’ve followed so far. You provide so much value to anyone wanting to learn the craft. So good to see a sister crushing it. Thanks for taking the time to help us newbies.
Hatyba Aasutenit says
Fantastic information, a little overwhelming, but I am stoked. Thanks, you give so much valuable information. When will your course be taking on new people?
Douglas Marshall says
Hey Lisa, Really helpful information, so thank you so much. One question though, why does the design need to be trademark free? Isn’t that how we protect ourselves from any yahoo copying it and saying it’s their design? My stuff will have a pretty cool anagram for the wine drinking market and I’d hate to see somebody else jump on this hopefully successful bandwagon, take the credit, make the sales, knowing the system better than I do, and make some great cash. How do I protect my interests otherwise? Thanks for all your help. Dug
Sure you can trademark everything, but after creating over 200 designs that can get very expensive. Remember, all original creations are still copyrighted by you and that gives you some protection. I have designs taken down all the time because of copyright infringement. Trademarking every single design would get costly. Now I can see you trademarking select designs that are super unique, but not for every design.
Hello Lisa.If i create for example 1000 design can i upload it on all sites together?For example the same design on Amazon Merch,Redbubble,Teepublic,Sunfrog, etc or i must to create differents designs for each marketplace please????
There are some bulk uploaded out there for multiple sites. Haven’t tried any yet. But google bulk uploads for POD to read up on them.
Saqib khan says
Hi Loannis! Yeah you can upload similar to all pod sites but remember your design should be unique and trademark free. If you want designs for your pod site then you visit: tee-designs.com
Harold Marting says
What is your feeling about Teespring vs. Sunfrog. We loaded our designs on both and had sample shirts printed. Pretty much same quality. What I wonder is about the ease of working with one or the other. Any wisdom to share???
Hi Harold. I have never done much with either site. I was getting some organic sales on Teespring for a while but haven’t uploaded lately. I had zero success with Sunfrog.