Spreadshop allows you to design and sell custom merchandise easily. To start making money you just need to upload your designs to their platform and set up a shop with a few clicks. From production and shipping to order fulfillment, they take care of the rest!
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I like Spreadshop for two main reasons: It’s super intuitive and free!
From quality shirts to face masks and water bottles, they have a wide variety of products that you can put your custom designs on.
I tried the platform, and I can tell you that designing on it is extremely simple.
In a way, it’s almost like using Microsoft Paint and other similar services. All of the options are pretty straightforward.
Trust me, the entire process is very convenient, and a great way to start making money.
Spreadshop Review: Key Features
Who is it Designed For?
Detailed Review: How to Sell Merchandise on Spreadshop
In this review section, I will check out the user interface of Spreadshop and walk you through how you can sell your custom merchandise on the platform.
Let's se what Spreadshop offers.
Step 1: Create a Spreadshop account and click on the “Create products” option from the popup on your dashboard.
Step 2: This opens up a space where I can upload any design of my choice. For this review, I've used a random image off the internet.
Step 3: Once it is uploaded, the image appears on the screen. In the middle, there is an “Edit” button that allows you to make changes to the image. Let's check this feature out.
Step 4: At this stage, Spreadshop shows my uploaded design on any available shop item.
As you can see in the screenshots below, the design preview is available for good quality shirts, hoodies, mugs, face masks, and other products.
Step 5: I've chosen the “Camper Mug” option from their menu.
Once it is chosen, it shows a preview of the mug along with options to edit the design and choose different product colors. I can also change the design size via a slider.
I can also check out the print areas.
Step 6: I can also add more designs on the other print areas. I played around with the options but decided to keep my design as it is.
Step 7: There are also two small arrows at the end of the images. By moving them around, I can rotate the design too.
I like this look, so I'll save this right here.
While this was super easy, I wanted to check out some other products as well.
Step 8: Here is what my design looks like on a red tote bag.
Step 9: After saving any design, the platform shows an option to name the design and describe it.
The name that you add here appears on the website besides product listings.
I figured that out after a couple of steps.
To finalize the design, I clicked on “Create”
Step 10: That's it — we're done with the first major part of the process. We've created two products that we can add to our Shop now.
Step 11: The setup is quite straightforward.
On the right side of the page, you get a preview of your page. The left side has options to customize the page and add your logo.
You can also change the font, heading, and text.
Step 12: After scrolling down, I can also see different items displayed along with the price tags.
Step 13: For your own t shirts, they also show photos of models so that users have a better idea of the product. I think this feature is pretty cool.
Step 14: If you want to go one step further and create unique merchandise, they also have more customization options.
You can check out the process in the screenshot below.
For this review, I have covered most of the customization elements separately, so I am going to skip this step.
Now that you're familiar with the platform, let's move on to the next review section. We'll take a look at some customer reviews and testimonials that discuss the product range and quality.
What Are Others Saying About Spreadshop?
Q1. Is Spreadshop good?
A. Spreadshop is a great platform for people who want to earn money through good quality merchandising without having to deal with the hassles of fulfillment and shipping.
It has a reputation for delivering high-quality merchandise and paying designers on a reliable schedule.
Also, their new commission model gives you the option to decide on the retail base price of their products. Originally, you could only decide the design price. Essentially, it gives you complete control over the pricing structure.
They also have a performance bonus.
The more you sell, the more Spreadshop rewards you.
Q2. How much does Spreadshop cost?
A. Spreadshop is a free product.
You don't have to pay any subscription charges to set up your shop on the platform, unlike some similar services.
Q3. Is Spreadshop free?
A. Yes, Spreadshop is 100% FREE.
There are no hidden fees. You don't even need a bank account or a credit card to sign up. On their website, they also maintain that the platform will always be free.
Q4. How do I start my own merchandise?
A. To start your own merchandise, you need to first identify your customers and niche. Next, start designing good quality merchandise and register on a platform like Spreadshop.
On it, you can set up your own shop without having to go through the hassle of production, shipping, or fulfillment.
What's more, you can also set and adjust your price tag according to demand.
Q5. How does Spreadshop work?
A. Through the platform, they can sell their creations as custom logos without having to worry about production, shipping, fulfillment, or payment processing.
Spreadshop enables designers to add their designs to a lot of different items, including:
- Your own T-shirts
- Face masks
- Tote bags
… & more!
You can check out all of the products from their marketplace on this page.
Q6. What is the difference between Spreadshop and Spreadshirt?
A. The Spreadshirt marketplace is like the parent platform of Spreadshop.
Spreadshop caters to anyone who wants to start their own merchandising business by minimizing the risk involved.
On the other hand, Spreadshirt is a platform that caters to designers and customers. It offers options to create products as well as to buy them.
Q7. Does Spreadshop provide customer support?
A. Yes, you can reach Spreadshop's customer support team at:
- +1 800 381 0815 [Available from 9 am to 6 pm between Monday to Friday]
- +1 724 832 1993 [For users who are based outside the USA]
They are also available via email at [email protected]. On weekdays, you can expect a response to your email within 24 hours.
Alternatively, you can fill out their Contact Form for any complaints or anything related to your account.
The Spreadshop Help Center covers frequently asked questions. You can check it out to see if you find a resolution to your problem there.
Q8. Which integrations does Spreadshop offer?
A. Spreadshop provides plugins for WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla.
Additionally, Spreadshop also has a collaboration with YouTube. Through the YouTube Merch Shelf, you can integrate your merchandise into your YouTube channel through a shoppable feed that is displayed below your videos.
It's especially useful for influencers who want to make money on social media.
However, this feature on YouTube is available only to users who meet certain requirements.
For more information on it, check out this page.
Q9. Which regions is Spreadshop available in?
A. Spreadshop is a global service for print-on-demand merchandise. Their production sites are in the USA and Europe.
The platform can be accessed in 12 different languages, including English. Even the payment options are available in 10 currencies.
Q10. Which brands use Spreadshop to sell their merchandise?
A. Here are some of Spreadshop's customers:
- Earth Day
- Pittsburgh Clothing Company
- Roberto Blake
- H3H3 Productions
- Trap Nation
- Zack Scott Games
You can check out more examples and their online shop on this page.
Spreadshop aims to take the pain out of the process of selling your merchandise so you can start making money with ease. And they've succeeded in doing so.
For freelancers, influencers, or creative designers who only want to engage themselves with the creative side of the business, Spreadshop offers the perfect solution.
Plus, their services are free.
That said, I do hope they add a feature to check buyer data soon. That would be a great addition for people running businesses and managing online communities.
This is one of those reviews that I really enjoyed writing.
The Spreadshop group has a genuinely great concept.