How to Sell T-Shirts Brand Online with No Inventory

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How to Sell T-Shirts Brand Online with No Inventory

Do you have creative ideas that you want to express through T-shirt prints? Have you been planning to realize this T-Shirt creativity by putting up an online store but have no background knowledge to jumpstart the small enterprise? 

Selling T-shirts is a popular business choice for entrepreneurs. T-shirts are essentially blank canvases and let’s face it - people always buy t-shirts! Needless to say, people always buy t-shirts especially those with elegant and creative designs!

There are several tools and options to jumpstart your t-shirt business. The following are just some of them:

A. Hire a Creative Design Company

This can be your first option especially if you are eager enough to kick start your online store -- be it a T-shirt business or other products and services, and you do not have the technical knowledge as to the website programming and design requirements, but you have the capital to let the ball rolling.

This approach can be costly since creative design company usually requires $2000 to build a functional blog, $5000 to build a corporate site, and $7000 to $8,500 to build an online store -- from scratch! That is, you tell the developers what you want achieved, they in turn will suggest the industry standards, and when both parties found an agreement, the project is developed from the ground up. Other creative and web design companies are also experts in content management systems like Joomla, Drupal, WordPress and many others, and using these existing technologies, they will build your desired online store.

B. Use CMS like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal to launch your store

This option is your best fit when you yourself or when you have a team who are knowledgeable with the existing site building tools like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, and many others. You can work with your team and start building your online T-Shirt store using the widely used CMS.

With Drupal, you can jumpstart your online t-shirt store using their e-commerce distribution called the Commerce Kickstart as described in this link:

https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_kickstart

The actual demo of the destribution is found in this link:

http://demo.commerceguys.com/ck/

Here is the demo site's screen shot:

A sample online t-shirt store using a Drupal distribution 

C. Don't Reinvent the Wheel -- Use SHOPIFY

The smartest option for your small t-shirt enterprise, even if you are knowledgeable with the content management systems mentioned above, is to use a fully hosted e-commerce solution like Shopify.

I considered Shopify as your best optione because:

  1. It is already a fully functional e-commerce platform used by hundred of thousands online stores today.
  2. It is a hosted solution -- which means that you no longer need to pay for a website hosting company to host your online site.
  3. It is a subscription based service -- Shopify will keep your site fast, optimized and secure, while you focus on your business.
  4. It is packed with industry standard features to keep your online store abreast with online selling technology. 
  5. It is FREE to try.

The good part with Shopify is, you can start building your online t-shirt business even without actual inventory -- all you need to start is your creative designs. The details of the process are discussed in the video below.


All the resources mentioned in the video above are found in THIS LINK.

In the video above, you will get a look into the entire process of starting an online t-shirt business and see just how easy it is to get started. You will learn strategy, all about t-shirt quality, designs and a step-by-step action plan. Sign up for a FREE Shopify trial and launch your exciting new t-shirt line today. Try it for free using the button below.

Create your free online store now!