Two popular solutions exist for today's ecommerce businesses: print-on-demand (POD) and dropshipping. POD allows merchants to sell products that feature their custom designs while dropshipping helps merchants curate as-is products directly from manufacturers. In both cases, the service provider fulfills and ships the order on the seller's behalf. So how do they stack up against each other?
Pillows can help add a little flair to any home—even trendy clothiers like Urban Outfitters have moved into the home decor space. Here's a quick guide to help launch your own pillow line.
Happy Early Birthday! According to Time, September is the busiest month for births overall (so hopefully we weren't too far off!). For the well-prepared retailer, that means one thing—baby clothes—and we've got plenty of it! Here's your guide to selling this kids' item.
In a previous post, we covered 3 POD products every store should sell. It's a good starting point for newcomers to test out different products without having to spend hours on research, but as you develop better business acumen and expand your product offerings, you'll quickly realize there's more to selling than adding a design to any ole product.
Labor Day is only two weeks away! While the holiday was designed to give workers a break from laboring, small business owners know it's one of the best times to be in business. As friends and families celebrate the summer's last hurrah, you can sell them all the extra items to make it extra special. Here are a few Labor Day marketing ideas to help your business stay top-of-mind.
Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and products are flying off the shelves—from pencils and notebooks to new shoes and shirts. Although this means mega retailers are scoring big on converting foot traffic, it doesn't necessarily mean online retailers have to miss out. Ecommerce businesses have the benefit of quickly adapting designs and products, and more importantly the shoppers they target.
POD is a popular but new practice for many online businesses, meaning there are still many who have never heard of “Print on Demand.” Without familiarity, many are left with uncertainty, confusion, and oftentimes pure myth. In this post, we look to dispel many common myths associated with POD.
We’ve discussed in length the different ways to get your products discovered, but we can’t miss the component that becomes critical once your product is successfully discovered–your design.
Access to trends data can be invaluable (that’s why we send a monthly Trends Report). It can help better focus your efforts, draw more attention from consumers, and improve existing design and marketing.
Print-on-Demand (POD) services have become incredibly popular in the past few years, and with good reason–they’re an incredible revenue stream for merchants without the major risks of investing in an entire retail venture. However, the simplicity does come with a catch. Most POD services are marketplaces where brand identity doesn’t matter. For business owners who want to build and grow a brand, POD marketplaces just don’t make sense.