Starting March 2nd, Spreadshirt is introducing a new and simplified pricing model for the Marketplace. You will earn a fixed, fair commission for every sale and be able to sell more designs. Learn what’s new and what to do next.
Under the new commission model, there will be standardized design prices as well as a fixed design price for each product type. For example, in Australia you will receive a fixed commission of $9.00 for every premium hoodie sold. For a standard T-shirt, you’ll make $4.00 per shirt. We’ve conducted a detailed market analysis to calculate the optimal design price for every product type in our assortment.
Starting March 2nd, 2020:
- In the Marketplace, there will be a fixed design price for every product type in every country. You can find the design prices for all Marketplace products in this overview.
- In the Customize Tool, where your Marketplace designs are also available, you will receive a flat rate of $3.00 per design sold, regardless which product the customer selects. You can find an overview of the Customize Tool design prices for each country here.
This new model makes Spreadshirt’s retail prices more transparent and competitive. In the future, it will be easier for customers to find products that fit their budget. The standard T-shirt will always be cheaper than the premium T-shirt. The Marketplace will be more user-friendly and customers will spend less time searching for the right product for your designs. A clearer price structure will strengthen customer loyalty and satisfaction in the Marketplace. In the long run, happier customers become returning customers— and more customers help you make more sales.
What’s in it for you
The new commission model is designed to help you make more sales. You can focus on uploading your creative masterpieces and let us handle the rest. With no extra work required, the new commission model will help you:
- Take on the competition with optimized prices for over 150 product types in 3 countries
- Reap the benefits of Spreadshirt’s extensive online marketing strategies that bring customers right to your designs.
- Attract new buyers thanks to the many exciting new products coming to Spreadshirt’s assortment
New products, new customers
Thanks to the new commission model, Spreadshirt will be able to start introducing exciting new products to our assortment. Under the old commission model, designers were only able to set one price for their design. This caused low-cost products such as buttons or mugs to be disproportionately expensive, which in turn led to low sales and unhappy customers.
For example, let’s say you make an awesome panda design. So awesome that you set the design price at $9. A single sticker featuring your design would have cost over $10 plus shipping under the old model. The result? Your customer looked for their panda stickers elsewhere— and you lost a sale.
With fixed design prices, we will be able to introduce new and inexpensive products. You’ll have the opportunity to reach a whole new customer base: the deal-hunting crowd that was scared off by your overpriced panda stickers. And maybe they’ll even buy an affordable panda T-shirt from your Showroom to match those stickers.
To make sure we’re roping in those new customers and showing off our new prices, Spreadshirt will launch an aggressive marketing campaign on Google and other major online channels. Increased marketing will increase the traffic on our platforms, which in turn will increase your sales opportunities. Design prices and retail prices will vary in response to the purchasing power of each country (see an overview here)
What about promos?
Spreadshirt regularly runs promotions to attract customers to the Marketplace with tantalizing deals. Promotions appear on search engine ads, social media, or via Spreadshirt email newsletters. We have a dedicated team at our headquarters to plan and market the promos that hook your customers.
Come March, you can expect a few changes regarding promos.
- Spreadshirt will pay the Free Shipping promo out of our pocket— your earnings remain the same.
- Other discount codes will impact your earnings as well as Spreadshirt’s.
- Example 1: your customer has a 15% off coupon. Your design price earnings will be reduced by 15%, and Spreadshirt will also waive 15% of its revenue.
- Example 2: In the case of a fixed customer discount, your share depends on the value of the shopping basket. Let’s say your customer has a $5 voucher: With a basket value of $50, your commission is reduced by 10 percent (5/50 = 10%). With a basket value of $100, your earnings are only reduced by 5 percent (5/100 = 5%).
What changes should I expect on external marketplaces
On Spreadshirt, your designs have two sales channels: the Marketplace and the Customize Tool. External marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay are additional channels where your designs may be featured.
We select, publish, optimize and market your designs on the external marketplaces for you. Because of additional marketing costs and resulting fees, the design prices on external e-commerce marketplaces are 15% lower than on the Spreadshirt Marketplace. Find out more detailed information about your design prices on Amazon or eBay here.
What happens next?
The new commission model also changes our Terms and Conditions. We have already sent you the new T&Cs via email. You don’t have to do anything special to accept these changes. Your account will automatically transition to the new commission model on March 2nd, 2020 without any further action on your part.
If you choose to refuse the Terms and Conditions, please notify us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that your Spreadshirt account will be closed upon refusal of the Terms and Conditions. Any remaining credit in your account will be paid out to the Paypal or bank account connected to your Spreadshirt account in the month following your account closure.
If you have further questions, please contact our friendly service team directly. We will be happy to help.