Saturday, October 27, 2007

When to move out of print fufillment

You can make a decent amount of money working with a print fulfillment partner selling t-shirts.
The commitment is low, as is the overhead, but when is it time to move to screen-printing and run your own e commerce system.

There are some decided disadvantages to working with a print fulfillment partner. Branding Leaks, keeping up with their technology changes, and working within print technology limitations are all things that can be frustrating.

The do-it-yourself approach can be important to controlling the quality at every stage of the process.

If you have a design that is selling 24 copies in a six month period of the same color combination you could probably make more money producing it yourself.

For some the transition is gradual and they will continue to drop ship some products form a fulfillment partner even when running your own cart.

Be sure to think thought to whole process its easier to calculate on paper than to run our of money later.

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