Impulse Goods: Top Artist Shops Products for Cart Building

The last time you shopped at a store, you probably at least glanced at the items on display at the cash register—stuff like candies, magazines, and novelties. These smaller, lower-priced items are there to entice shoppers to make impulse purchases and spend a little more than they originally planned. You can employ a similar strategy in your own Artist Shop by showcasing budget-friendly products that are great for cart building. According to a recent survey by SlickDeals.net, 73% of respondentsRead more

Promo Toolkit: Everything You Need to Build Social Media Posts for Your Shop

For more than 20 years, Threadless has helped hundreds of artists grow their art into successful brands. Over that time, our team has found that Artist Shop owners who enjoy the most success generally follow three essential steps: create, promote, and repeat. The Promo Toolkit is here to help you with the step that artists appear to stumble on most: promotion, particularly on social media. It’s no mystery why many artists struggle with this step. First off, promoting your ownRead more

Asking Artists: What’s Your Creative Process Like? – Part 1

Previously for our Asking Artists column, members of our community showed us their workspaces and explained the type of environment that helps them get in a creative mindset. But once they’re comfortable at their workstation, how do they go from staring at a blank screen to adding a completed work of art to their Artist Shop? We recently caught up with artists to learn more about their creative process. Read about their routines and how they work through creative blocks,Read more

Double-Sided Printing Now Available for Fleece Apparel at Artist Shops

Double-sided printing has now been expanded to Fleece Sweatshirts, Pullover Hoodies, and Zip-Up Hoodies available for your Artist Shop. These cold-weather essentials are among the most popular styles for the winter season and potential revenue drivers for your shop. Additionally, from a design perspective, double-sided printing for Fleece Apparel unlocks new opportunities for you to showcase your creativity. With the option to add crest prints, front prints, and back prints to these apparel styles, you can now break up yourRead more

Build a Successful Merch Brand Over Time with These Three Essential Steps

Unless you have an incredible stroke of luck, overnight success is highly unlikely for any career path. Though it’s not impossible to have a viral moment that speeds up your trajectory, it usually takes a prolonged, sustained effort to get where you really want to go. The same is true for artists who aspire to build a successful merch brand with their art. If that’s your ultimate goal, Artist Shops can certainly give you a head start. This free-to-use platformRead more

Art Trends: The Y2K Aesthetic Revisits the Fun, Trashy Futurism of the 2000s

The turn of the millennium was supposed to be widespread chaos. (SPOILER ALERT, it wasn’t.) People all over the world stockpiled necessities as doomsayers predicted a computer glitch known as the Y2K Bug would collapse worldwide infrastructures as soon as the year 2000 hit. Yeah…none of that ended up happening. Instead, the anxiety of the time shifted toward a utopian futurism that permeated all facets of art, fashion, and entertainment. That’s how the Y2K aesthetic was born. “Subtle” is notRead more

2022 Year in Review: Celebrate Your Wins and Look to the Future

You may have already set your goals for the new year and are hitting the ground running, but WOAH, let’s slow down for a second. Did you take time to reflect on all the things you accomplished last year? Whether you acknowledge it or not, you overcame challenges and probably achieved a lot more than you’d like to admit. But the 2022 Year in Review is no place to be modest. We’re here to celebrate the milestones of the ThreadlessRead more

Asking Artists: What Does Your Creative Workspace Look Like? – Part 2

Where in your home or studio do you feel your most creative when making art? What items do you always keep close by to make your process easier? What’s something you absolutely can’t work without? Continuing the conversation from Part 1, members of the Threadless Artist Shops Community showed us their creative workspace and talked about their preferences. You’ll notice some recurring themes here—natural light, coffee, pets for moral support. But you’ll also read about unique features like a hidingRead more

Grow Your Sales with Managed Email Marketing for Your Shop

The Managed Email Marketing setting in Artist Shops takes the time and effort out of email marketing so you can focus on what you do best: creating new designs for your shop. When you activate this setting in your Artist Dashboard, Threadless will automatically send support marketing emails to your existing customers to help you connect with your audience, increase your sales, and expand your reach. To opt into Managed Email Marketing, go to your shop’s Management Settings and turnRead 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

Attract Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers with Gift Cards and Promo Codes

Throughout the holiday season, it’s important to remind your followers about holiday shipping deadlines so they receive their orders on time. But what happens when those deadlines pass? Are they out of luck? Do you stop promoting your Artist Shop? Of course not! Gift Cards and Promo Codes are a great way to attract last-minute shoppers as the season winds down. Gift Cards are the safest, most convenient gift option you can offer holiday shoppers. That’s probably why, according toRead more

Your 2022 Artist Shops Holiday Checklist

The holiday shopping frenzy has begun and it’s your time to capitalize on the busiest season of the year for e-commerce. There’s so much to do and so many opportunities for your brand to grow that it can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start? The Artist Shops Holiday Checklist is here to guide you through the hectic season and help ensure your holiday promotions are a success. The strategy? Divide and conquer. We split this year’s checklist into fourRead more