Sound the Alarm: Add Backpacks and Duffel Bags to your Artist Shop!

Hey, dig this! Backpacks and Duffel Bags are the latest extensions to Artists Shops’ product lineup. We all travel from A to B, especially as Spring approaches. Packing a Backpack and stuffing a Duffel has never known the sweet designs that you offer. Now is the time to add these winning products to your Shop for all your shoppers to Discover. A differentiated Shop will gain you more exposure and these products will help set your merch apart. Here areRead more

Introducing Collaborators – A New Artist Shops Tool

When you upload a design to your Artist Shop, the earnings from every product sold are automatically paid directly to you. That’s great, right? It’s about as easy as it gets. But what if you collaborated with someone to make a design and you wanted to share the earnings? Perhaps you have a great design idea but need to hire an artist to help execute. Maybe you want to donate your earnings to a non-profit or you have comic bookRead more

A Decade Of DTG Printing Quality Improvements

The evolution of digital apparel printing at Threadless Threadless has been printing T-Shirt designs submitted by our artist community since November of 2000. From 2000-2011, we relied 100% on screen printing to produce our products. We started researching more about digital printing in 2007 as the technology began to show a lot of promise. It wasn’t until 2011 that we felt the quality of direct-to-garment (DTG) printing was ready for primetime. In 2011, we began experimenting with offering some ofRead more

How to Identify Your Target Market

When you post about your online store, your products, and your sales, do you know who you’re actually talking to? A lot of business owners might answer, “everyone!” But even if you’re going for a large niche, it’s to your benefit to identify niche markets who will directly appreciate your product (and will want to buy it). Plus, it will help shape your brand voice, your marketing technique, even your designs. Here are a few tips on how to identifyRead more

Out with the Old and in with the New: Our 2018 Year in Review

Oh hey 2019. NICE TO MEET YOU. We hope you all had an amazing new year’s celebration and that you’re well on your way to chasing your 2019 dreams. 2018 was certainly a fun ride. Threadless turned a legal voting age (what’s up, 18!!!). Artist Shops launched Bucketfeet, so now truly anyone can become a shoe designer. We added a neat hi-5 feature in Discover for folks to show their appreciation for new products launching across our Shops network. OurRead more

How to Work With Influencers to Promote Your Brand

Working with influencers, bloggers, and creative folk with a solid social media following can be a great way to promote your brand. If you find someone with a good following – whether it’s a micro influencer with 1,000 followers or an influencer with 100,000 followers – whose values and account lines up with yours and the kind of audience you attract, reaching out could work in your favor and theirs! But what makes a good influencer partnership? What are someRead more

How to Increase Traffic to Your Site

You’ve set up your site, you’ve set up your merch shop, you’ve set up all your social channels. So…where are all the customers? The Internet world is vast, and it can sometimes feel like you’re screaming into the void every time you post a tweet that gets no likes or an Instagram post that falls flat. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can increase traffic to your site, online store, and more. Find out how to increase traffic toRead more

How to Ensure High Quality DTG and Sublimation Prints

We live in a digital world. From the music industry to the photo industry, the creative world has been not-so-gradually making the move to digital for years now, and the retail industry is no exception. But just as the photo and music industries had to learn new ways of putting their creations out there, with digital printing comes new ways to prepare your designs to get the best possible final product. We’ve put together a guide that breaks down everythingRead more

7 Artist Shops Hacks to Take Your Shop to the Next Level

Artist Shops hacks are the best kind of life hacks! Whether we’re talking about making your Shop’s SEO awesome or making your Shop look dang good, one of the best things about Artist Shops is that there’s always more opportunity for customization. And we’ve got a few hacks for your online store that can make everything from your products to your SEO to your homepage even more amazing. Read up on these 7 hacks to take your Artist Shop toRead more

How to Use Instagram Stories For Your Online Store

What’s the story with Instagram Stories? When Instagram Stories first launched, it drew an immediate comparison to Snapchat. But several years later, not only has Instagram made Stories its own – it’s given people and brands a whole new way to interact with the platform. Instagram Stories are watchable videos and photos that expire after 24 hours. Recode put it best when they said that Instagram Stories has provided a way for users to stay active with Instagram and share contentRead more

10 Ways to Prepare Your Online Store For the Holiday Shopping Season

It seems like the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year (and if we’re judging by how early department stores swap the pumpkins for the string lights and ornaments, it does!) But when it comes to starting to prepare your online store for the holiday shopping season, the earlier the better. This is a HUGE season for the retail world, and it pays (literally) for you to be ready to make the most of it and make some sales!Read more

New Product Alert: Add Stickers to Your Artist Shop!

Have you heard the news? Stickers are the newest addition to the Artist Shops product lineup! Stickers have been at the top of the must-have list for Shop owners for a long time, and the wait is finally over. This new product is already starting to pour into Discover. And with the holiday shopping season inching closer and closer, now would be a great time to add this product to your Shop. Here are some details:  Available in four different sizes:Read more