A Look Back to What Was. A Look Forward to What Will Be.

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A year can fly by, but when you stop to take a look at all the things that happened over the course of 365 ¼ days, you achieve a much greater perspective.  Let’s take a look at all the things we accomplished together in 2016, and look forward to what we can expect in the year to come.

Looking Back: 2016

The New Partner Area

The biggest and most important change that came to pass in 2016 is release of the new Partner Area. With a completely redesigned interface, Partners have much more control over their designs and shops for all new registrations in all countries. Thanks to this incredible milestone, product and shop design have become much more intuitive and modern, allowing for faster and more efficient management of your Shops.

SpreadShops

Almost all Shops have moved to the simpler, more attractive SpreadShop.  Shop Owners and customers alike benefit from a modern and more intuitive look and feel, and the ability to integrate Spreadshirt’s T-Shirt Designer into SpreadShops now allows customers to design products to their liking, while still earning Shop Owners their well-deserved commission.

Big-Time Blogging

The blog was absolutely booming in 2016, with articles that gave Spreadshirt Partners a helping hand in the areas of design tools, marketing, and data analysis, just to mention a few.

If you’ve got any ideas on topics, tips or tutorials that you’d like to see on the blog, we’re all ears.  Please leave us your feedback in the comments section for future consideration.

Last but Certainly Not Least

A few of the other highlights that saw the light of day in 2016 were: the Spreadshirt Partner app, two design contests, the interview series In the Studio with…, introductions of the Affiliate and Volume Commissions and corporate partnerships with companies such as PlaceIt.

Oh Hey There, 2017

2016 marked a year full of accomplishments, but of course, this was only the tip of the iceberg. Our nearly 500 employees work hard every day to make Spreadshirt perfect for you, your sales and favorite products. Since this is a constant process, we will not rest on our achievements.  That would be so 2016.

What’s in Store for 2017?

The new Partner Area remains a high priority.  Our teams are working around the clock to give you even more control of your products, designs and sales while at the same time making it ever-easier for you to manage your Shop and sales. We will begin to move existing user accounts to the new Partner Area so everyone can benefit from the latest developments.

There are also plans in the pipeline to continue making improvements to the SpreadShop. We’re working to ensure that people from all over the world will be able to enjoy your shop in their own languages and currencies. The administration will become supremely simple, ensuring that time spent on your products and shop design will be reduced to a minimum. Further plans are also in the works that will give you the ability to drive your own campaigns and measure successes yourself. You’ll be able to manually adjust the product range so that you can quickly create and maintain your promotional offers, yourself.

“In 2017 we won’t take the foot off the accelerator. Managing designs, products and Shops will become even easier and more straightforward, and we’ll make sure that Partners who have been using our service for a long time will benefit from the new Partner Area as well,” says Micha, Commercial Director of Merchandising Services.

Try not to tire yourself out during the holiday season.  Sure, have a little downtime, and share an eggnog or two with your loved ones, but be ready for a fast-paced and success-driven 2017.  It promises to be a big year. Thank you for working with us!

What were your successes and learning experiences from 2016? What do you hope for the coming year? We are looking forward to your comments.

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  1. “If you’ve got any ideas on topics, tips or tutorials that you’d like to see on the blog, we’re all ears.” How about… solutions to typical rejections you get when trying to upload new art. Like what is the fastest way to solve the problem?