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

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

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 Get Discovered on Threadless

In this day and age, getting discovered as an artist is both easier and more difficult than ever. On the one hand, social media gets your work out there. On the other? The competition is steep. Artist Brian Cook said it best: “Nowadays it is SOOO much easier and creatives have way more control. However, that also means there is a LOT of competition. So the tricky part now is standing out in a sea of other artists.” How DORead 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

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

How to Tell Your Brand’s Story

Marketing genius Seth Godin once wrote, “Great marketers don’t make stuff. They make meaning.” Creating a brand isn’t just about selling products; it’s also about selling a story and lifestyle that customers want to be a part of. Having a strong story and personality for your brand can help spark a human connection with people, and that can turn into sales. Find out how to tell a strong story, how it connects you to customers, and why it matters.  .   Read more

How to Get More Followers on Social Media

“How do I get more followers?” It’s the age-old question…well, of the Internet age, that is. Now that we can all be celebrities from our couch and smartphone through social media, we find that building up a following is often easier said than done. But while it’s not as simple as “if you post it, they will come”, there are many simple tricks you can utilize to help out. Because more followers means more potential customers to buy your amazingRead more

Update: Artist Shops products on Threadless!

***UPDATE!*** Exciting news! Now you can search for Discover products and Artist Shops right on Threadless.com! You and your customers can now search for Discover Products as well as for Artist Shops by design title, Shop name, by tags, and even filter by department and style on Threadless! You asked, we listened, and the wait is finally over. What are you waiting for? Try it out here! Putting your shop together is easy. Getting your shop in front of new eyes? That can beRead 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

Add Custom Photos to Your Artist Shop!

Want to spruce up your Artist Shop? Now you can feature your products in a whole new way by adding custom product photos to your shop! With this new feature, you can add photos to your homepage, as well as to any collections in your shop. It’s no secret that when it comes to selling products, images can seriously help boost sales. One analysis of 5,000 e-mail campaigns found that the ones that used images got a 42% higher click rate than those without images. Designs andRead more

8 Reasons You Might Not Be Seeing Sales

So you’ve got your Shop’s social media accounts all set up, your Shop is lookin’ good, your SEO is awesome, annnd…nothin’. Your Shop’s piggybank and customer cart is gathering pixel dust and virtual cobwebs. Here are 8 reasons you might not be seeing sales, and their solutions! .     .     . Relevance From dank memes to pop culture references, there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of trends while they’re hot! Because once their window closes, dammn, Daniel, it’s time to move on. OurRead more