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

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

Art Trends: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in Art

Whenever new technology promises to revolutionize the art world, you can sense the anxiety that washes over the art community. Now is one of those times. With the arrival of text-to-image programs such as DALL-E-2 and Midjourney, we’re all currently witnessing the rise of artificial intelligence in art. Many living, breathing artists feel as if their livelihoods are at stake, and understandably so. This is the end of art as we know it. Well…sort of. If it’s any consolation, thereRead 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

A Beginner’s Guide to Exhibiting at Fan Conventions

Have you ever attended a huge event like San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and thought about exhibiting your own art at fan conventions? Or maybe you’ve never been to a convention, but are curious what it entails and how it could grow your following. This guide shines a light on the exhibitor experience with insights from Threadless team members Lance, Dustin, Anna Lisa, and Lucho, all of whom participated in conventions this summer. Lance and Dustin recently represented Threadless alongsideRead 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

Top 10 Trending Keywords in the Marketplace This Summer

If you started your own Artist Shop with the goal of growing your art business, the Threadless Marketplace will help you get discovered. One way you can use it to attract new customers is by creating designs around search terms that are currently trending. If you’re interested in this strategy, we’ve gathered a list of popular keywords that have been trending in the Marketplace this summer. Before we start, here are a few things you should know about the ThreadlessRead 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