Help Starting a Business?
I have an idea on starting t-shirt business. I already have a good idea, and my sister can make a great website for me. What are some other sources I will need? And where are some places to get it? HELP.11 months ago - 1 answers
You may find that this is a highly competitive field with lots of people who had the same idea, I recall reading from someone who had setup a site to promote his original shirt line and was still waiting to make his first sale for the $1000 investment.
Take an hour to research the number of t-shirt sites already on the web.
A Google search for: inurl:"t-shirt" , finds 38 million pages discussing them.
There are now a number of print on demand sites that can affix your artwork to a number of objects, including shirts, you can setup a 'store' on these sites without having to invest in any inventory. Cafepress.com, Zazzle.com, spreadshirt.com and Customink.com prices come out on e high side but might be a way to get your feet wet before committing to any big investments.
If you go your own way a Google search for T-shirt Drop Shipper might bring up an ad for a printing service costing $6 a shirt or less. imagemarket.com recently had them for $4.95.
Higher end printers that ofer special features including expanded print areas include:
Many of the shirt sites have an affiliate program paying around 15% for bring in a sale.