Update Your Product Pages for Holiday Shoppers

You’re getting your shop ready for increased holiday traffic and joyful holiday shoppers. But there’s one (very important!) element you’re likely overlooking: product pages. The individual pages for each product play a role in how easily your customers are able to find your products via search. You’re already aware of how you can drive more traffic to your shop with different search engine optimization tactics. But holiday shopping takes looking for the right online apparel to the next level. CustomersRead more

5 Hacks to Grow Your Online Business

Running a successful online business requires strategy. It’s not a set-it-and-forget-it endeavor. If you’re continually focused on improving your customer experience, from the way your brand’s expressed on your homepage to the kinds of products you offer and the frequency with which you add new art, then you’ll likely see repeat shoppers and increased traffic over time. We’ve gathered the latest Artist Shops hacks artists are using to ensure their brands stand out, their art’s well represented on each product,Read more

Four Painless Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List

The good news about email marketing: it’s an easy way to leverage data to better communicate with your customers and drive sales. The bad news? When you’re not actively adding new contacts to your list, you’re slowly losing them. (People opt-out of your communications, change email addresses, and abandon old accounts.) Even as you’re adding fresh emails, your overall list could be shrinking. That’s why it’s imperative to diligently collect contacts on an ongoing basis. These two guides are incrediblyRead more

How Themes and Collections Strengthen Your Brand

Your brand is uniquely you. More than simply the accumulation of your designs or art, your brand is what makes you distinct—setting you apart from other artists in the marketplace. It’s what comes to mind when a potential customer thinks of your work. Whether or not you’re actively taking steps to mold and shape it, your audience responds and reacts to obvious (and nuanced) aspects of your brand’s online presence. New and longtime fans will base their perceptions about yourRead more

How to Update Your About Page in 4 Easy Steps

You’ve set up your Artist Shop and sales are rolling in. Our community loves your work and they want more! But questions remain; Who are you? What inspires you? Where did you come from? These questions can all be answered in your Shop’s ‘About’ page. Keep reading to learn how to update your Shop in four easy steps! The Importance of a Personal Touch The ‘About Page‘ lets your customers connect with you on a more personal level. Having anRead more

Trends, Tags and Driving Sales in your Shop

Design trends play an important role in identifying sales opportunities. Both website search behavior and sales trends allow brands to know what topics and terms are currently popular. This critical information is instrumental in helping brand owners design and launch products that align with what customers are searching for. In fact, top search terms and top-selling designs on Threadless play an important role in defining our own design release schedule. You too can use this approach to design with popularRead more

Grow your Artist Shop sales with an email newsletter

Fact: The best thing you can do to grow your shop sales is to start an email newsletter. Here’s how start a newsletter for your shop in just a few steps: Sign up First, sign up for an account with your favorite email service provider. For the purposes of this article, let’s go with Mailchimp. We use Mailchimp at Threadless and if you sign up for an account using this link, you will get a $30 credit on your account.Read 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

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

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

How to Run a Spring Sale

In many parts of the world (including our neck of the woods), the ice is melting, the birds are chirping, and spring is about to be in full bloom. Spring is a time of rebirth, and that means many of us are in the “out with the old, in with the new” mindset, which makes it the perfect time to run a spring sale! Tap into the spring excitement going around by offering some fresh designs and products that will offerRead more

Holiday Countdown: How to Get Featured in a Gift Guide

Welcome to our Holiday Countdown series! While the vast majority of us don’t even want to start thinking about Christmas lights until the first snowfall, for those of us in the online store world ‘tis the season to start planning. Like, yesterday. The National Retail Federation reported that for some retailers, the holiday season can account for as much of 30% of the stores’ annual sales.We want your shop to be all prepped for the upcoming holiday shopping season by helping you plan ahead!  It’sRead more