How To Start An Online T-Shirt Store – Step By Step Guide

For many fashion lovers, starting an own online t-shirt brand is a great idea to convert their passion into the paycheck. It’s inexpensive, fun and interesting all the at the same time. But with the popularity of t-shirt businesses opening online, there’s no doubt you’ll be facing some stiff competition and would have to have breakthroughs. You’ll have to stand yourself out from all the other brands in the online market world, design stuff that not only you love but is also loved by other people and create a brand presence and quality people will trust.

Remember, you don’t start a business because you are passionate about it, you start because there are others passionate about it and willing to pay you for it.

These steps that I’m about to tell you are the exact ones I took to start my own Online T-Shirt Store Mystical Berries. You can check my store here.

So if you are someone who wants to start your own online T-Shirt business but doesn’t know where to begin, these steps would help you get started. Starting your own online t-shirt business is a lot easier than traditional brick and mortar stores.

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results” – Tony Robbins

One of the most important aspects of starting your T-Shirt business is to figure out – What, How, Where and When. We are sorted on the what part, let’s talk about the rest.

So, how do you start your online T-shirt business without investing thousands of dollars in inventory? You piggyback over suppliers who already doing it and will do all the work for you. The concept is called dropshipping. It’s a unique retail business model where you sell directly from the manufacturer who takes care of all the packaging, inventory, shipping etc. All you’ve got to do is sell, place the order with the manufacturer and let them do the job.

One such manufacturer is Printful.com. They allow you to design and create your own range of T-Shirts and sell them online without having to hold any inventory or investing thousands of dollars. They not only have the easiest to use website, they can also be integrated with several E-Commerce Platforms like Etsy, Shopify, eBay, Amazon, WooCommerce, WordPress and more.

Working with Printful is easy. You create your design, upload them on their Mock Up Generator and see the final product. You can sync them on your store through the website or add them manually. The choice is yours. Once your customer buys the product, it either gets automatically sent to the website, they create your T-Shirt and ship it out to your customer. It’s that simple!

 

Above are some of the sample created by other designers. Did you know, if you not sure about your designing skills, you can also use Printful’s designing services to help you create prints for your T-Shirt?

There are a variety of E-Commerce platforms and 3rd party websites available today where you can set up your Online T Shirt Business. You can start with platforms like eBay, Etsy, Inktale, Redbubble or if your knowledge about driving traffic to websites, SEO, and digital marketing, you can opt for platforms like Shopify, WooCoomerce, Big Cartel and more.

Before you go open an Etsy store, read the article on How To Avoid Getting Your Store Shut On Etsy to avoid issues.

Did I mention Printful was also free to sign up? Check out here for more information.

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Let’s recap:

  • Sign up with Printful.com
  • Choose the platform you want to sell on.
  • Sync your platform with Printful.
  • Create the designs for your T-Shirt
  • Upload products to your store and start selling.

Don’t forget to check out my retail store Mystical Berries. If you need any help or have any further questions, feel free to drop in the comments below or message me here.

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