Best Practices: Mastering the Art of Naming Your Designs

Today, we’re diving into a topic that, while seemingly straightforward, plays a pivotal role in your Artist Shop’s success: the art of naming your designs. In recent times, we’ve observed a trend among shop owners leaning towards keyword stuffing in their design names. While the intention—to improve searchability and visibility—is understandable, this practice often leads to long, unwieldy names that can detract from the overall shopping experience. Our goal here is to steer you towards more effective strategies, enhancing bothRead more

Community Spotlight: Holiday Collections by Strange Planet, Archie Comics & More

Every year, the holiday season brings a surge in consumer spending, with shoppers eagerly searching for unique and memorable gifts. According to the National Retail Federation, more than half of surveyed shoppers also plan to do their holiday shopping online.1 This festive period offers a prime opportunity for Artist Shop owners to capture the attention of these customers with specially curated holiday collections. By utilizing the Collections feature in your shop, you can curate a dedicated landing page showcasing yourRead more

Get Holiday Shoppers to Spend a Little More with Stocking Stuffers

The holiday season is a time of wonder, where the smallest of gestures can hold the most significant of meanings. Stocking stuffers embody this sentiment for many shoppers. But from the perspective of a shop owner, offering these smaller, typically lower-priced items are a strategic way to motivate guests to spend a little more than they originally planned. It’s a means of increasing the average order value in your Artist Shop during the busiest shopping season of the year. StockingRead more

Community Spotlight: 5 Shops with Killer Halloween Collections

Halloween isn’t just a one-night affair. For many, it’s a season, a mood, a lifestyle. For Artist Shop owners, the haunted holiday offers a thrilling opportunity to connect with customers in the most imaginative ways. Creating Halloween collections taps into the enthusiasm of the season, drawing in shoppers keen on expressing their ghostly vibes. Today, we’re diving into the crypt to unearth some of the most spellbinding Halloween collections at Artist Shops. We hope their creativity will inspire you toRead more

The Secret to Winning Over Retail Partners: A Guide for Artist Shop Owners

For Artist Shop owners looking to elevate their designs and presence in the retail space, the journey might seem daunting. However, with the right strategies and some patience, this venture could unlock additional revenue streams for your brand. (Plus, seeing your art in popular stores and online catalogs is an incredible feeling!) As a part of the Threadless community, you’re already surrounded by resources and opportunities to expand your horizons. Let’s explore how you can make the most of themRead more

Community Spotlight: Frogwitch, Rosie Moon, and Tobe Fonseca

The Threadless Artist Shops team relishes the opportunity to showcase artists who are not just pushing the boundaries of creativity, but also making significant waves in the print-on-demand world. For this Community Spotlight, we’re casting our beams on three exceptional artists whose designs have captured the imagination of the wider Threadless community: meme maker Frogwitch, multi-media artist Rosie Moon, and designer/creative director Tobe Fonseca. Dive in as we celebrate their artistry and learn more about their creative journeys. Amphibian-obsessed artist andRead more

Summertime Vibes: Creating Trendy Summer Collections for Your Merch Store

Summer is a time of warmth, adventure, and endless possibilities. As an Artist Shop owner, summer collections and product drops enable you to tap into the vibrant energy of the season. By aligning your shop with summer trends that suit your brand, you can capture the attention of a wider audience and evoke a sense of relevance and connection. This helps you establish a stronger rapport with your followers, which leads to increased engagement, repeat purchases, and a loyal fanRead more

10 Artist Shops with Awesome Holiday Collections

Holiday shoppers are on a mission to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones, and they need your help to point them in the right direction. That’s what the Collections feature in your Artist Shop is for. It allows you to make a unique landing page in your shop dedicated to designs and products that share a common theme. Your fellow shop owners have used this feature to create awesome holiday collections. Think of them like gift guides. CollectionsRead more

How Artists Can Give Back on GivingTuesday

If you’re looking for ways to help communities in need during the holiday season, Threadless Causes makes it simple for artists and their supporters to give back on GivingTuesday and beyond. How does it work? This Artist Shops feature enables artists to donate a portion of their proceeds from any design in their shop to a Cause and charity of their choice. When those designs sell, Threadless matches the donation and sends it directly to the organization. With participating artistsRead more

Our Staff’s Favorite Products for Your Artist Shop

To illustrate the value of having a diverse product selection, we asked our own staff to share the Artist Shops products they gravitate towards the most. As you’ll see, everyone has their own unique styles and preferences that inform their purchasing decisions. These favorite products for your shop are all items we use in our day-to-day lives. As a shop owner and e-commerce brand, you will limit your sales potential if you only sell one type of product. This isRead more

What Are the Differences Between T-Shirt Styles?

There’s much more to a t-shirt than just short sleeves and a crew neck. When shoppers are on the hunt for their next favorite tee, they’re considering a myriad of factors, from the price tag and material to how the shirt complements their physique. It’s crucial, then, to cater to a wide audience by offering a diverse selection of t-shirt styles. At Artist Shops, we provide a range of 11 unique tees, each bringing something distinct to the table. Plus,Read more

7 Great Reasons to Start a Swag Shop for Your Business

Whenever anyone wears your company’s swag in public, they’re exposing your brand to potential new customers. That alone makes branded merchandise a worthwhile investment for most businesses. However, managing your company’s swag yourself can be time-consuming and distract you from your main focus—your actual business. That’s why your best option is to start an online Swag Shop powered by Threadless Artist Shops. The free-to-use platform makes it easy for you to upload your company’s logo and sell it on aRead more