T-Shirt Guide: What Sets Apart the Different Styles of T-Shirts in Artist Shops?

Tees on tees on tees! If you’ve been keeping up with the new product additions in Artist Shops, you already know that we’ve added some awesome new tees to the lineup: extra soft, premium, and heavyweight! There are lots of different styles of t-shirts for you to add to your Artist Shop, and – trust us – tees sell! But from the regular vs the premium to the tri-blend vs the extra soft, what makes each of these styles of t-shirts uniqueRead more

The 5 New Apparel Items to Add to Your Shop This Fall

With pumpkin spice lattes already rolled out in coffee shops, it’s official: fall is upon us. This time of year, shoppers are transitioning from the “shed the sleeve” attitude of summer to the cozy, fleece comforts of fall. And with five NEW high-quality apparel items now available in Artist Shops, now is the perfect time to refresh your Shop’s product lineup! Introducing the Premium Tee, Extra Soft Tee, and – the perfect fall apparel – three super soft sponge fleece products to yourRead more

New Product Alert: Add Bucketfeet Shoes to Your Artist Shop!

Bucketfeet slip-ons have slipped into Artist Shops! These super stylish, super comfy slip-ons are a game-changing product that will kick your Shop up to the next level. Since Bucketfeet became a part of Threadless, we’ve been eager to add slip-ons to the Artist Shop product offering lineup, and we know you have been too. Get to know this exciting new canvas, then start adding them to your product lineup! .     .     . Meet the Bucketfeet Slip-on With eight separate printable areasRead more

The Top 5 Mistakes Shop Owners Make During Sales

The world of the Internet is constantly changing. Therefore, the art of making a sale is constantly changing as well. Such is the reality of being an online shop owner in the modern digital era. But we’re all learning together! And to really nail down and master the “Dos” of running a promo for your online store, you first have to figure out the “Don’ts” so you can avoid or fix them. We’ve taken a few faux pas we’ve seenRead more

8 Things Artists Who Sell Their Own Work Hate Doing

Selling your work involves two very different sides of the same coin. On the one side, every artist knows how rewarding it is to start selling their artwork. But every artist ALSO knows that the busywork needed behind the scenes can also take away from time you could be spending creating new work. Le sigh: the struggle is real. Luckily, as creatives, we can all gripe about it together and we can also find solutions together! Here are 8 things artistsRead more

New Year, New Us: Introducing Artist Shops 2.0!

Happy New Year! They say, “New year, new you”, and for us? That means announcing that Artist Shops has officially been upgraded to Artist Shops 2.0! 2017 was huge; there were tons of updates made, and we couldn’t have done that without your input! We took all of your feedback from last year and used it to make your Artist Shops experience even better. Let’s look back at some of the biggest changes and additions made in 2017. Artist ShopsRead more

Let’s Reflect: The Threadless 2017 Year in Review!

Happy 2018! It’s hard to believe that the ball has been dropped, the kisses have been kissed, and the new year has officially been rung in. 2017 marked Threadless’s 17th birthday and before we start our 2018 resolutions, we wanted to celebrate the Threadless & Artist Shops community with a little year in review. 2017 was an innovative year; Artist Shops became discoverable on Threadless with the Discover Feed, released tons of new Artist Shops features to make Shops even more customizable,Read more

Celebrate Small Business Saturday With These Amazing Artist Shops!

Happy Small Business Saturday! Whether you’re an artist selling your own work, a craft brewer, or a bookstore owner, running a small business is hard work. That’s one of the reasons we started Artist Shops in the first place – to make it just a little bit easier for artists and businesses to sell their merch in a hassle-free way. And that’s why we love Small Business Saturday – it’s a chance to celebrate the the Mom and Pop Shops, theRead more

DIY T-shirt Printing vs Artist Shops

When you’re starting your own online business, choosing which marketplace to go with or which print plugin is one thing. But one question we get asked a lot is, “isn’t it cheaper and easier to do it all myself?” Oftentimes with online marketplaces, stores, and plugins, there is a fee that comes out of your profits. Even with Artist Shops, while shops are free and nothing is taken out of pocket, we have something called the ‘base cost’, which covers printing (andRead more

100,000 People Are Now Using Artist Shops!

It happened! 100,000 people are now using Artist Shops! We’re so excited about reaching this milestone. Artist Shops have come a long way between the first and 100,000th sign-up; what started out as its own entity has since been made discoverable on Threadless through the Discover Feed. The limited apparel items we originally offered have since expanded into a full lineup of prints, home decor, accessories, and clothing styles. We recently gave the inner-workings of Artist Shops a refresh withRead more

4 Clothing Brands That Started Off Small

It’s hard to imagine now how the Starbucks or McDonalds of the world ever had humble beginnings. But every business has to start somewhere. As the old, ancient saying goes, “started from the bottom, now we’re here.” Just like writers read to improve their craft, learning how apparel empires started can help your clothing brand. Here are 4 clothing brands that went from no-name to big-name: Jac Vanek, Johnny Cupcakes, Nasty Gal / Sophia Amoruso, and Life is Good. JacRead more

Printify vs Printful vs Print Aura Compared to Artist Shops

From getting little league shirts printed to selling custom tees at a college fundraiser, chances are high that you’ve either ordered or bought shirts that were printed on demand. And as an online store owner, where you choose to have your products printed matters; not just in terms of quality, but in terms of profit as well. But when it comes to print-on-demand plugins that you can use to print your online store’s products, it can be hard to know whichRead more