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Commission types

At Spreadshirt you can earn money with your own designs and products. There are three types of revenue streams: design price, which is what this article is about, affiliate commission and volume commission, graded according to sales volumes. We pay account balances, which you accumulate by selling your designs and products, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions. You can find more information about payment of your account balance here.

Design price

You set the design price for use of designs you upload. This can be between $0 and $15 and is always calculated into the price when your design is used in the T-Shirt Designer or when someone buys a product with your design from the Spreadshirt Marketplace. The design price is added to the total price of the product and is automatically charged to the customer when he makes a purchase. You collect a credit for each sale for which we compensate you as detailed below.

Affiliate Commission

We credit a Shop Partner’s account with the Affiliate Commission for every item sold. The Affiliate Commission amounts to 20% of the revenue consisting of product price plus print price. If you sell at least 11 products within the two-week "campaign period", you can increase your earnings with the Volume Commission.

If you run a non-profit shop and you want to dispense with earnings, you can opt out of receiving the Affiliate Commission in your Shop overview. This setting will also prevent you from receiving a Volume Commission. In this case, the products in your Shop will be offered 20% cheaper.

Volume Commission

We reward Shop Partners who sell at least 11 products within a two-week “campaign period”. The campaign periods are divided between the first half (1st to 15th) or second half of the month (16th until end of month). All sales are considered for which you receive an Affiliate Commission. The table below has been put together to illustrate how you can earn between 2.5% and 40% on top of the Affiliate Commission on product prices plus printing prices (minus potential discounts). Please note: If you opt out of receiving the Affiliate Commission, you won’t receive a Volume Commission either.

Volume Commission scale depending on your item sales

Number of item sales Volume Commission
0-10 0.0%
11-50 2.5%
51-100 5.0%
101-250 10.0%
251-500 25.0%
501-1000 35.0%
1,001 and above 40.0%


Since we can only accredit for purchases that have been paid for and that have not been returned, we wait two weeks until we ultimately credit you with the commission. In addition to payouts of your credit, you will receive the Volume Commission of both periods in the middle of the following month. An example: The whole Volume Commission for the month of May (including both 2-weeks periods) will be transferred to you in mid June. The commission for the first half of the month (here: 1-15 May) can be viewed at the end of May.

Important: Your payment may be subject withholding taxes. More on this in the help article Taxation of your income.

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