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

How Artists Can Give Back on GivingTuesday

If you’re looking for ways to help communities in need during the holiday season, Threadless Causes makes it simple for artists and their supporters to give back on GivingTuesday and beyond. How does it work? This Artist Shops feature enables artists to donate a portion of their proceeds from any design in their shop to a Cause and charity of their choice. When those designs sell, Threadless matches the donation and sends it directly to the organization. With participating artistsRead more

Our Staff’s Favorite Products for Your Artist Shop

To illustrate the value of having a diverse product selection, we asked our own staff to share the Artist Shops products they gravitate towards the most. As you’ll see, everyone has their own unique styles and preferences that inform their purchasing decisions. These favorite products for your shop are all items we use in our day-to-day lives. As a shop owner and e-commerce brand, you will limit your sales potential if you only sell one type of product. This isRead more

Asking Artists: What Does Your Creative Workspace Look Like? – Part 1

You can learn a lot about an artist just by looking at their creative workspace. You’ll see everything from their preferred tools to the ambience that helps them get into a creative mindset. Artists from the Threadless Artist Shops Community recently gave us a glimpse into their own personal workspaces and discussed some of the items that are essential to their creative process. Each workspace you’ll see is wildly different from the last. Some artists create from their own techRead more

Avoid Common SEO Mistakes with These 6 Best Practices

Deep down inside, we all want to be number 1 in someone’s eyes. When it comes to SEO, we mean it literally. Getting your merch store to rank at the top of search engine results pages (SERPs) can boost your traffic and help you convert new leads into customers. This may seem like a herculean task, but it’s not impossible if you avoid common SEO mistakes that could exile you to page 35. Nothing good happens on page 35. TrustRead more

10 Artist Spotlights That’ll Inspire You to Make More Art

Artists inspire artists. On the Threadless Blog, we regularly feature interviews with extraordinary members of our global artist community, from comic book illustrators to photographers to stop-motion animators. These Artist Spotlights often provide a glimpse into each subject’s creative process and how they accomplish their artistic feats. These conversations may help put your goals into perspective, or maybe even inspire you to try an entirely different form of art. At the very least, they’re interesting reads! Here’s a list ofRead more

What Are the Differences Between T-Shirt Styles?

What else is there to a t-shirt other than short sleeves and a crew neck? A whole lot more, actually. Shoppers take many things into consideration when searching for their next favorite tee, from price to material to how the shirt fits their body. That’s why it’s important to offer a wide selection of styles to cater to as many people as possible. At Artist Shops, you can offer 10 distinctly different tees that all bring something unique to theRead more

Create a Free “Link in Bio” Landing Page for Your Brand

If you’re looking to sell your art online, you should make it as easy as possible for your social-media followers to find you on all platforms where they can support you. But that gets tricky on Instagram since it only allows you to add one external link to your bio. Plus, the app doesn’t allow hyperlinks in posts to your feed. So how else are you supposed to share links to all of the rad stuff in your shop? WeRead more

How to Successfully Launch a New Product with Artist Shops

Print-on-demand websites enable you to upload your graphic art and make it available for sale on a variety of products in only minutes. But despite how quick that process is, a product launch requires a lot more thoughtful planning for it to have a meaningful impact. If you’re looking to drive sales and grow your business, Threadless Artist Shops offers you a variety of tools and resources to help make your launch a success. Follow along to learn best practicesRead more

10 Answers to the Question “How Do I Get More Sales?”

After you’ve spent all that time making your homepage look awesome, tweaking your shop’s SEO, and setting up all of your social media accounts, it can feel discouraging when your products aren’t flying off the shelves like you want them to. So what’s an Artist Shop owner gotta do to get more sales? That’s the question of the century. Back in 2017, our team shared 8 Reasons You Might Not Be Seeing Sales, offering tons of advice that’s still helpfulRead more

Get Your Art Featured for Mental Health Awareness Month

If anyone has ever told you a graphic tee can’t make a meaningful difference in the world, they’re flat-out wrong. Since 2020, artists on our platform have used their designs to help raise more than $900,000 for charity through Threadless Causes. Those funds have gone to nonprofits doing critical work around the world, from delivering humanitarian aid to fighting systemic racism. With Mental Health Awareness Month coming up in May, artists have a unique opportunity to support mental health organizationsRead more