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Start an apparel brand with Shopify and Printful for $30

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Starting an apparel brand has never been easier with print on demand apps like Printful and eCommerce
platforms like Shopify.

Disclaimer Shopify and Printful are not the only ways to launch a print on
demand apparel business. It’s just one of the easier ways to do it and also our area of expertise.

What you will need

  • A Shopify Account
  • Some apparel graphics for your products
  • Printful Account

Setting up the Printful app in Shopify

To install Printful just head on over to the Shopify App Store and install it there.

What is print on demand?

Print on demand is a service where you upload artwork or some type of design to a
website or app and then position and customize the product. Once you set up your product
it is then added to your store and available for purchase. However, it doesn’t actually exist
and here is why print on demand is a great first business for newcomers to online commerce.

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With no inventory overhead, you can keep costs down while you’re starting your business and
also, experiment with different products on the fly without the risk of losing your hard-earned money.

Once you sell an item in your store the order is then transmitted to Printful or another service and they
begin making the item and ship it to your customer. You keep the markup and the remaining money is sent to your drop-shipper.
Most but not all drop shipping and print on demand companies ship from the United States but not all do.

You will want to ensure you choose a quality service and test the merchandise and ordering process to ensure
it meets your companies standards. Not all drop-shipping services are created equally so watch out.

With no inventory overhead, you can keep costs down while you’re starting your business and
also, experiment with different products on the fly without the risk of losing your hard-earned money.

Once you have your products setup you can begin marketing them on channels like Facebook, Etsy, Pinterest, eBay, Amazon, and many more.

Print on demand services allow for a small Shopify merchant to create a store with little to no overhead and can be quite lucrative for a newly founded store.

Benefits

  • Little to No overhead
  • Easy to change your products
  • Less time fulfilling orders
  • Experimentation is easier
  • Product improvements go live faster
  • Carry dozens of products without the upfront cost.

Final thoughts

Overall we love Printful with Shopify for our own clothing store. We highly recomend it if your just starting out and want to try ecommerce. Or if your an internet pro and just want to try something new. Eitherway it’s a great way to start a business and really quick.

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Kamari Labs Staff

Kamari Labs is an Orange County, California web design and development agency. We specialize in digital marketing, and engaging user experience design for ecommerce. For the past 5 years Kamari Labs has helped Southern California's Shopify merchants launch hundreds of stores. Contact us today to learn how we can help you today!

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