I’ve been selling T Shirts (Yes of course…) for about a year now via Merch by Amazon and all the other big marketplaces. I earn a decent extra income – but nothing crazy.
I’m pretty sure that’s not a good business model. Pure uploading and hoping. Quantity. Throwing shit on the wall. No barrier to enter the market. Absolutely no control over your own brand, over your own products and you are absolutely dependent on the marketplaces.
So I have been building my own shop with Shopify+Printful. online since last week. Of course it is much more complex and you have to take care of your own traffic… But this is clear to me and actually it motivates me a lot that you can do much more. You build something up (if it works). My niche is good and has a unique “twist”, my shop is good and I also have first sales… So far so good.
However… And that is my problem… Do I wonder if all this is really worth it? Doesn’t every student and his dog sell T-shirts on the Internet? There are millions of T-shirts and brands…
But I also think that it is a really great possibility… If I imagine that one would have wanted to start such a business 20 years ago… You need personnel, storage rooms, machines… And today you can sell almost without cost and effort on the WHOLE WORLD.
What do you think of Print on Demand? And T Shirts in particular… After all, there are millions of people who wear and buy T-shirts…
Is anyone currently really successful with PoD?