• How Do Successful POD Stores use Social Media? POD Weekly #49

    Successful print-on-demand sellers typically connect with fans by uniting behind a bigger mission. When done right, that message is conveyed consistently across all channels, including social media. If you're looking for ideas of how to use social media effectively, I'd highly recommend looking at what the best of these shops are doing. Plus in POD Weekly #49: Merch Sellers in Time.com, BFCM for POD Sellers, Full Time POD Success Story, & Printful Growing

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  • POD Weekly #37 Beyond Tees

    POD Weekly #37 Beyond Tees   The print-on-demand industry has grown to include a huge number of products. While many sellers get started with t-shirts, there are dozens of other types of products available to print-on-demand merchants. Some platforms, like Merch by Amazon, offer a handful of apparel products like sweatshirts and longsleeve tees. Other platforms, like Printful, offers dozens of products including mugs, hats, bags, phone cases, and many other accessories and household items. ALSO: See our list of over 22 print-on-demand platforms Offering more products is an easy way to expand your inventory, without necessarily needing new designs. …

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  • POD Weekly #34: Local Merch Problems

    POD WEEKLY #34 LOCAL MERCH PROBLEMS Last week, we discussed using print-on-demand to find ways to work with local businesses, providing both upfront consulting fees and ongoing revenue from t-shirt sales. We heard back from some readers with some questions. One of the biggest concerns was why local businesses would be willing to pay someone else to do this for them rather than doing it on their own. There are many reasons, including owners and managers not having enough time, not knowing about the overhead-free possibilities of print-on-demand, lack of knowledge of how to get it done, etc. Regardless …

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  • POD Weekly 33: Local Merch Strategy

    POD WEEKLY #33 LOCAL MERCH STRATEGY   There’s no doubt that Merch by Amazon has gotten more crowded as more sellers have been approved. With more competition, it’s become tougher to get your custom t-shirt designs found in organic search results without any local Merch strategy. Instead of relying on organic searches, expert seller Mike Gual developed the “local merch strategy” where he sells services to local businesses to help them get setup with print on demand tees. He earns both initial consultation fees and recurring revenues from each shirt sale. We listened to a number of podcasts featuring Mike, …

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  • POD Weekly #32: Last call for Early Preview Signup

    POD WEEKLY #32 EARLY PREVIEW SIGNUP As mentioned last week, we’ve got a big update on the way for sellers looking to create great looking to create custom designs quickly and easily. If you’re interested in getting an early preview, sign up at the link below. Join Early Preview List     RECOMMENDED LINKS Each week, we share content from a variety of sources intended to help print-on-demand sellers. Get even more links by following us on Facebook or Twitter.    — Here’s a good read on how to use social media marketing to gain customers for a …

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