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 #Art of How to Use Hashtags

You may not recognize the word ‘octothorpe’ at first glance, but you’ll definitely know it by its other name: the hashtag. The hashtag/pound symbol/octothorpe is a symbol that goes by many names and has many uses. But as much as you see the hashtag on a daily basis, do you know how to actually use it? Believe it or not, there are “dos and don’ts” of the hashtag. And although it might just seem like a trivial little symbol, theRead more

How to Promote Your Products for a Back-to-School Sale

Class is (almost) in session! We all know that the best part of going back to school is shopping for cool new stuff for the first day. Which is why this is the perfect time to run a back-to-school sale for your Shop. According to Retail Dive, back-to-school sales are the second largest annual sale event of the year, which means it’s something you don’t want to miss out on. But how do you run a great sale for college kids deckingRead more

New Feature Alert: Introducing Hi-5 on Discover!

Exciting news! We just added a cool new feature to Threadless Discover: say hi to Hi-5! Hi-5 is a fun new way for Shop customers to show some love to your designs. Now when you look at the designs in Discover, there’s a little clickable heart that appears on the corner of each design. When you tap that heart, boom! You’ve Hi-5’d a design and spread some good vibes. It’s basically the new “like”. ♥     ♥     ♥ How it helpsRead 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

Infographic: The Perfect Timeline for Running a 5-Day Promo

Deciding to run a promo is easy. After all, everyone loves a good discount – it’s great for the customer and benefits the shop owner! Easy Digital Downloads, for example, reported a 16% revenue increase during their summer sale in July 2017 compared with the previous month. But for online store owners, running a promo (an awesome promo) takes some mental muscle, and it can be downright overwhelming. Never fear – we’ve got a step-by-step infographic that will walk you through how to set upRead more

How Did You Start Your Creative Career?

Whether you’re a fresh-faced grad or you’re crushin’ the creative career life, there’s always more to learn about the artistic work world. And what better way to find out more than to go directly to the source? We talked to creative professionals from Copywriters to Art Directors and asked them to answer two questions: What’s the biggest piece of advice you’d give to an artist/creative just starting out from your own experience?  What advice would you give your younger selfRead more

Sneak Peek: 10 New Apparel Products Coming to Artist Shops

Get ready: something wicked awesome this way comes! Over the next few months, we’re going to be rolling out some rad new apparel products for your Artist Shop. We’ll send you a heads up the moment you can start adding them so you don’t miss a thing. But in the meantime, here’s a little illustrated sneak preview of the 10 new products coming soon. 👀 .     .     . Real quick: a note from us to you! We careRead more

How to Run a Social Media Giveaway

Everyone loves free stuff. Whether it’s a follower milestone celebration or you just want to try something new, giveaways are an amazing social media experiment to try. But they’re not just a way to rack up good karma points for giving away cool swag. Giveaways provide an amazing opportunity to build your follower count, email list, brand visibility, and more. Here are a few tips on how to run a social media giveaway, what rules to include in your giveaway,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

The Anatomy of an Amazing Facebook Ad

It’s impossible to scroll through the Facebook newsfeed without running into an ad every few statuses or so. Love it or hate it, FB’s nailed down creative DIY ads. Facebook ads allow you to get creative with lots of different formats, and best of all? Their algorithm does the heavy lifting for you in terms of getting your ad in the right place (phew), making sure the right audience sees it. So again, you can love it or hate it, but youRead more