POD, short for Print On Demand, is an eCommerce business model in which shirts (or other products) are printed and shipped only when customers make an order. This allows store owners to not carry inventory, saving money and headaches of out-of-date designs and inventory.
What are the Different Types of Products?
This all depends on the provider you use to sell your products. There are so many of them at the moment resulting in a healthy number of products to sell to your customers.
Some of the products that can be used for Print On Demand are:
Shirts, Hoodies, Jackets, Hats, Leggings, Shorts, Bathing Suits, Mugs, Tumblers, Posters, Flags, Jewelry, Rugs, Blankets, Pillows and many many more!
Click Here for a complete list of suppliers and what products and integrations they offer.
What is the difference of Print On Demand and Dropshipping?
They are essentially the same thing, just that dropshipping may be considered more as selling physical products and not apparel. Dropshipping today is considered a model where items are shipped from overseas (Wayfair, AliExpress, Etsy) and because of that items take longer to arrive to the customer and also have the risk of running out of stock.
Print On Demand is normally shipped from closer to home and faster – allowing for happier customers. With Print On Demand, there is less worry about products running out as printing companies normally carry a large inventory for each item. When a shirt design gets old on your store, you simply create a new one that connects to your niche and start selling all over again, whereas in dropshipping from AliExpress you need to find a new product and possibly a new supplier.
What Platforms Allow for Print On Demand?
There are many ways to start your Print On Demand store. They all begin with building your own store. The many platforms that allow for Print On Demand integration are:
- Shopify (the easiest and most popular) – www.shopify.com
- WordPress – www.wordpress.com
- Wix – www.wix.com
- BigCommerce – www.bigcommerce.com
- Amazon – www.amazon.com
- Etsy – www.etsy.com
- ShineOn – www.shineon.com
How to Find Designs that Sell?
Designs are the most important factor when running a Print On Demand business model. Following trends and social media are the most important factors, but can be so time consuming.
ProfitBusters is one of the strongest resources for researching new winning designs. It helps you cut your research process by 80%, allowing for more time to focus on more important tasks. ProfitBusters shows you winning Print On Demand designs by top selling stores, their direct ads on Facebook, their stores and also any other ads they might be currently running. Weekly download packs are given to members too, which are free to use and speed up design processes. By using ProfitBusters, store owners save a ton of money by not testing designs that don’t work and entering the winning niches right away.
Becoming a member of ProfitBusters is easy. Currently there is a promotion so act fast before the deal runs out:
Start or scale your Print On Demand store today and see how easy it is to work from the comfort of your own home!