Many people are anxious to earn money create a t-shirt business from their own home. And it is something they do not seem viable. However, it is, there are jobs from home that can be extremely profitable. And one of them can be to create an online store of shirts.
Increasingly the number of Internet users and many of them make purchases in this way. In fact, more and more people are deciding to buy their own shirts and custom shirts on the Internet.
Prepare the t-shirt business
To prepare the t-shirt business, you have to design the molds, get a good supplier of fabric or shirts. And commission or contract the graphic design of the prints. In many occasions, the task is simpler because the users are responsible for asking for their own design. Which can be a photograph, a drawing or whatever they want.
When you are going to hire the services you have to negotiate the best prices within a better service and the best possible quality. Many people derive the impression of the shirts to a local company. Others get their own machines to make the shirts. In any case, you have to be able to negotiate a good price to offer customers competitive prices.
To make the purchase for the shirts you have to think about the purchase of cloth, fabric cutting, garment making, printing, labeling, packaging. For stamping and making there are specialized machines that, although at first, they have a significant cost, it is worth having if you are going to dedicate to it. You can also outsource services to companies, as does someone who does not have a large budget to start with.
At the time of designing prints, you can make prints with your own style of different themes. With a style of a theme specializing in it or with the user’s own designs. Some stores also offer a commission on the sale if they sell T-shirts with the design they have proposed.
You also have to negotiate with the logistics provider, with the courier, to get the best prices. Dedicating to electronic commerce, and especially when you start receiving frequent orders, you can negotiate a good price with the courier.
The contents, security, and privacy
You have to create a secure store and therefore you must offer the maximum information. A professional design, a secure payment, recommended having a security certificate and even interesting to hire a service that able the security of the store as Online Confidence.
In addition to creating privacy texts, you must devote to everything related to the organic law of data protection. Register files, keep customer data secure when you have it, control access, create a security policy document and everything you need. If customers ask to change or delete their data, it must be done.
You also have to take into account the obligations of homework in your own country.
The creation of the virtual store
Once all these aspects have been negotiated. It is important to start t-shirt business with the realization of the virtual store. For this, it is recommended to have a professional. Since you can adapt the design that is proposed (or make a custom design or the graphic designer will) to the store. And also adapts the functionalities that are needed. But the most important thing is that there are really interesting aspects that must be personalized. The sizes of the shirts, the colors of the shirts, the possibilities of sending. The stock or prices for quantities, promotions, and discounts. It is even recommended to install a system. So that users can send their own designs to make their shirts. And much better is still to appear in a preview so that people know exactly how the shirts will be before receiving them.
It is true that you can make a t-shirt business store for yourself with one of the prefabricated systems. Presta shop, Oscommerce, Opencart and many more, although you may need to hire someone (or study systems very well) to customize it just with what is needed.
These prefabricated systems, although you can also hire the realization of a custom shop. If you have a lot of budgets and you expect to get many benefits, have a great facility to implement payment systems, including PayPal and credit card insurance.
The search for clients
The next step is to look for customers. For this you can use all the means available, so let’s discuss some. Web positioning, advertising with affiliate systems, telemarketing, street advertising, radio advertising, business cards, classified ads on the Internet, start sell products on auction sites such as eBay where you can capture the first customers earning reputation, comment to friends, send emails to contacts and potential stakeholders (always without spamming), use social networks and much more. You can even do a viral marketing campaign.
Keep the business online
When you already have customers you have to worry about: having the necessary stock, handling the orders, preparing the t-shirts and packages, making the shipments, contacting the customers and offering good support at all times.