I don’t know about you, but diversification is one of my dear friends. 🙂
It’s always been a major part of my entrepreneur life, and I’ve continued that trend with POD.
I earn with Merch, Spreadshirt, RedBubble, Zazzle, Etsy and TeePublic. (I debated on whether or not to even add Teepublic to the list given the fact the earnings are not that impressive.)
But I digress…
I’ve been talking a lot about Merch on the show, but today I’m moving the focus to Spreadshirt where I’ll be sharing a tip about how customers use the site.
It may change your upload strategy.
Also, I did reach out to my Amazon contact about the delayed reports and other issues going on with Merch. In this episode, I share his response.
I chatted w/ you via YouTube the other week (TreUnplugged). I must say, while motivated, I’m also conflicted about using the Spreadshirt platform. Your overall assessment seems pretty positive, but their online reviews on several different review sites are overwhelmingly poor. I know as the designer, you can fly under the radar and not be directly associated with the end product or delivery service, but I’d like to feel good that customers are getting their money’s worth. After all, these are some pretty expensive shirts! What are your thoughts?
Thanks for all your help! – TG
Not only am I a designer for Spreadshirt, but I’m also a customer. I’ve bought several of their shirts for gifts and even myself. I even had a sizing issue and they told me to keep it and they sent me another. Same thing happened to my aunt when I bought her a shirt as a gift. I realize everyone has different experiences but I was impressed with their shirt quality. It’s worth the extra $$$. They are very good quality shirts. What have others been saying?
Here are just a few sources that appear to have the most reviews:
I will say, I bought one of my own designs and I think it’s fine. It’s pretty basic though. The only assumption I can make is maybe the majority of quality/service issues are coming from items manufactured and shipped in/from the foreign locations?
You made a valid point in another podcast about creating a brand. In addition to online, I’m known in my area and believe I could do well marketing locally. I’m not sure how that works though. Whether I use my likeness or use social anonymously, customers will be apt to voice any complaints through the social medium.