August 19, 2012 @ 06:30 AM
Jake Ocean

Post: 753

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Los Angeles

Would love to know:

Anyone have any real experience with retailers? Whether it be through consignment or actually having them buy your pieces.
For consignment, how much did they say they want?
For retail, how many did they on average buy from you?

Im talking to a few stores and both of those options are on the table.

Thanks.


You make your own pricing. I did keystone, I basically split my normal price in half. They buy it up front, so you don't have to risk getting scammed.

Make a minimum, and they'll decide. They bought 6 in every design from me.

If you're shipping them, make sure to do COD shipping. If you don't know what it is, it's when the buyer has to write a check in order to claim the box, then they ship the check to you.

Hope I helped.


just curious as to what happens after retailers buy out your product for half price.

does the retailer give you anything back after they finish selling and do you end up making as much money as you would selling them yourself?

is it a less-profit-more-exposure type thing?


I wouldn't say it's less profit. You still make a profit selling per tee, plus they're buying in wholesale, so your selling multiple at a time.

That's the thing with wholesale, you're not going to make the same amount of money as you would selling by singles, but your getting perks with it.

But of coarse there are other ways to do wholesale. Some people do consignment, which I personally find a bit more tricky - especially if you don't can't be at the store, being stiffed by that stuff isn't rare.

Plus, you get to make relationships with buyers, get more exposure, etc.

http://www.distantlight.co

August 19, 2012 @ 08:24 AM
kbradley

Post: 14

Join Date: Apr 2012




Dopey The Bear
Trails Collection
August 19, 2012 @ 10:00 AM
wcfrontrvnners

Post: 346

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Hayward, Ca




Dopey The Bear
Trails Collection


Suede brim is definitely dope.

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August 19, 2012 @ 01:27 PM
TheNative

Post: 15

Join Date: Apr 2012

Does anyone here pay for another screen just for their large Tees? Cause so far I've only printed small-large with one screen but it bugs me how the large shirt looks so big compared to the design and I feel that it really takes away from the look. Thanks!


This is a real life situation for me as well.
But I just go with it. You can opt to make the screen 2" bigger for 2xl and up but of course you'll have to pay an extra screen charge. It's up to you. If you don't have many people who ask for your brand who wear larger then a 2xl or 3xl don't worry about it. Once you get larger and have more income to cater to this buyers then do it.
Just focus on building your core buyer first before you cater because custom stuff gets very expensive if you are not doing your own silk screening in house.


I been wondering about this too. I always thought that most companies use1 print size to all tshirt sizes. I for some reason just started noticing this not too long ago when i was looking at a Diamond Supply print. I realized that they do go smaller on the smaller sizes and bigger on the big sizes. But what i have been doing is maxing out my print to be 14.5" - 15" wide and how ever long the designs is. On my smalls and mediums the print looks big but it doesnt really look all that bad. Sooner or later im going to have to do 2 sizes.


Yeah, I guess I'll just have to end up putting out more flow for that extra screen soon. I'm pretty meticulous with the sizes of my design when I'm talking things over with my printer. I just don't want to take away from the design by leaving too much excess space around it unless of coarse Its supposed to be like that. Thanks for the feedback though guys. It's much appreciated!

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August 19, 2012 @ 02:59 PM
stillwild

Post: 581

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

I'm pretty meticulous with the sizes of my design when I'm talking things over with my printer. I just don't want to take away from the design by leaving too much excess space around it unless of coarse Its supposed to be like that. It's much appreciated!


Same. I never knew how important composition would be.

@kbradley --
nice.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

August 19, 2012 @ 04:57 PM
ELAYAPPAREL

Post: 9

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: Yass

ELAY APPAREL
SAVING PRIVATE PAC TEE
http://elayapparel.bigcartel.com/product/new-saving-private-pac-tee

would u rock it?
www.elayapparel.bigcartel.com
August 19, 2012 @ 10:08 PM
mrdaleog

Post: 199

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

Would love to know:

Anyone have any real experience with retailers? Whether it be through consignment or actually having them buy your pieces.
For consignment, how much did they say they want?
For retail, how many did they on average buy from you?

Im talking to a few stores and both of those options are on the table.

Thanks.


You make your own pricing. I did keystone, I basically split my normal price in half. They buy it up front, so you don't have to risk getting scammed.

Make a minimum, and they'll decide. They bought 6 in every design from me.

If you're shipping them, make sure to do COD shipping. If you don't know what it is, it's when the buyer has to write a check in order to claim the box, then they ship the check to you.

Hope I helped.


Yup you did. Good looks man.

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August 20, 2012 @ 12:01 AM
Black Dave

Post: 177

Join Date: Jul 2012



just a couple ideas?
idk just starting out with stuff with the logo
what do you guys think?


do something else with the letters in the camo one and i'll call them both a winner.
August 20, 2012 @ 03:00 AM
ashkilamane

Post: 29

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: Yass

How do you guys like this design?



Like our page if you're feelin' it: https://www.facebook.com/cnsme

We call ourselves Consume, of which is a movement. Our main focus is video production, but we're branching off into clothing as well.

http://kaelenx.com/ http://cnsme.ca/

August 20, 2012 @ 03:06 AM
Ishyaboi™

Post: 694

Join Date: Aug 2012

Location: babylon

I'm looking to starta brand of tees and 5-panels (not camps).
How much would it be to stock maybe 60 5-panels (20 of 3 colors)?

I just need to get an idea before I start designing shit.

diamonds are forever.

August 20, 2012 @ 03:11 AM
qrct1

Post: 1077

Join Date: May 2012

How do you guys like this design?



Like our page if you're feelin' it: https://www.facebook.com/cnsme

We call ourselves Consume, of which is a movement. Our main focus is video production, though we're branching off into clothing as well.


you know it's been done before.
Lupe's done it
BS done it
that design is nothing new man.

just design-wise

looking forward to more designs like this one from all you guys

aeterna13.com

August 20, 2012 @ 03:18 AM
ashkilamane

Post: 29

Join Date: Mar 2012

Location: Yass

How do you guys like this design?



Like our page if you're feelin' it: https://www.facebook.com/cnsme

We call ourselves Consume, of which is a movement. Our main focus is video production, though we're branching off into clothing as well.


you know it's been done before.
Lupe's done it
BS done it
that design is nothing new man.

just design-wise

looking forward to more designs like this one from all you guys


I feel you. To be honest, we had no idea it had been done before until after we'd printed the tanks. I appreciate the input though, thanks!

http://kaelenx.com/ http://cnsme.ca/

August 20, 2012 @ 03:42 AM
qrct1

Post: 1077

Join Date: May 2012

@futbol94

name-wise though, i like.
consume
the way you made the S into $
really puts into focus the words
CON and UME
i think of a lot of things when you do that.
a lot of things are suggested if you think about it
I think about U & ME
I think about CON and how it relates to consuming
probably one of the better names i've seen here..

all the other names have beenn like "Fresh Lyfe", "YOLO UNLTD"
or all this latin garble with the v's
LOL

aeterna13.com

August 20, 2012 @ 04:25 AM
Broken Bank Clo

Post: 533

Join Date: Apr 2009

Location: San Diego

Undecided.
I like the top one because it hand drawn which gives it the original effect I like.
I also like the bottom one because it simple and clean.


Broken Bank Clothing *** www.BrokenBankClothing.com *** @brokenbankclo

August 20, 2012 @ 04:30 AM
qrct1

Post: 1077

Join Date: May 2012

@vega_box

gotta say the one on bottom looks rather conventional
save for the piggy bank of course

aeterna13.com

August 20, 2012 @ 04:58 AM
stillwild

Post: 581

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

How do you guys like this design?



Like our page if you're feelin' it: https://www.facebook.com/cnsme

We call ourselves Consume, of which is a movement. Our main focus is video production, but we're branching off into clothing as well.


I beg to differ. Not my style, but unlike with Lupe and B/S. At least their design has fluidity of concept. The bar code flag is clever.

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

August 20, 2012 @ 06:39 AM
AndyRocksBluu

Post: 327

Join Date: Jun 2011

Location: Long Island, NY

Hey Whats Up Everybody,
I'm doing a huge back to school sale at the Bluu Dreams Store. Some items are as low as $8.00. If you ever thought about copping something I would say now is the time. Ps I only have a handful of sizes left in each of my designs. If you have any questions you can PM me.



http://shop.bluudreams.com/
http://shop.bluudreams.com/
http://shop.bluudreams.com/

http://bluudreams.com/ #DiveIn

August 20, 2012 @ 12:10 PM
dangerers

Post: 209

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: College Park



what do you think about this sticker design i'm getting made?

http://www.dangerers.bigcartel.com

August 20, 2012 @ 06:51 PM
Daniel Steez

Post: 107

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: Tampa

decided to bleach the olive green tee
what yall think?



Damn. Do want.


I LIKE this! Good job!

www.GULLYINK.com; premier printing service and retail opportunity for indie brands. Email me or visit the site for details.

August 20, 2012 @ 08:41 PM
mrdaleog

Post: 199

Join Date: Apr 2012

Location: New Jersey

Going on a hoodie for Fall 2012 in this exact colorway. Thoughts?


"Being happy is the goal, but greatness is my vision" || @MrDaleOG || www.LiveLoveURBAN.com

August 20, 2012 @ 09:16 PM
Michel Erler

Post: 25

Join Date: Aug 2012

Location: London

thankful for any thoughts on this




michelerler.com @MichelErler

August 20, 2012 @ 09:48 PM
chads

Post: 1576

Join Date: Dec 2011

Location: Vermont

thankful for any thoughts on this

This is super dope. I suppose I'm not too big of a fan of the quote but it still looks sick. How is this made/printed/dyed?

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August 20, 2012 @ 10:32 PM
Michel Erler

Post: 25

Join Date: Aug 2012

Location: London

@chadacadabra
Thx, I knew the quote is polarizing, but you can think of anything else. I used Inkody (visit lumi.co for info) so its quite long-living

michelerler.com @MichelErler

August 20, 2012 @ 11:07 PM
Black Dave

Post: 177

Join Date: Jul 2012

Undecided.
I like the top one because it hand drawn which gives it the original effect I like.
I also like the bottom one because it simple and clean.



Is there no way you could get broken and bank to be on the same line? I don't like the disconnect between the two.
August 20, 2012 @ 11:24 PM
karakter1

Post: 592

Join Date: Jun 2006

Would love to know:

Anyone have any real experience with retailers? Whether it be through consignment or actually having them buy your pieces.
For consignment, how much did they say they want?
For retail, how many did they on average buy from you?

Im talking to a few stores and both of those options are on the table.

Thanks.


when a store buys your stuff up front , its usually at the wholesale price that you set.most brands like to keep the wholesale price consistent to the market ( which is about $14-15). The store then sells your stuff for retail....which is usually double what they paid for it. ($28-30)

in regards to minimums, you never want to set minimums for stores that are willing to buy upfront!...whether they only want 20 tees (just to try out the brand) or 150 tees....if the store is paying up front (paypal, COD).... make the sale!

Consignment is ok....if you have inventory, its nothing wrong with having in a few shops for consignment. But i like to control the inventory....( i dont set limits upfront, but if a store places an order that i don't like, i negotiate) You don't want alot of inventory tied up in consignment, when you can be moving it in other places. the money split is usually 50-50 of the retail price.

Alot of stores like to do "Term payments"...this is a pain in the ass. its referred to as Net-30, or Net-60..or whatever.
this means that you ship the order, and the store pays you in 30, or 60 days...or whatever terms you agree to. You will find yourself chasing down a store for a payment wayyyyyy after the term is up.

you have to find the right balance of accounts...you need some that will pay up front so you can keep things moving, but you dont want to turn down a really good account just because they want to do consignment or net 30.

managing the accounts is whole other side of this biz that should not be overlooked! Keep in constant contact, be upfront about payment request, but don't be a jerk. (with some stores, you will get used to being paid late....but they always pay...and always keep ordering,so you gotta deal wit it.)
August 20, 2012 @ 11:24 PM
stillwild

Post: 581

Join Date: Jan 2012

Location: US

thankful for any thoughts on this





I like it. Very good. Also thought about the Lumi printing option. Can you shed any light on the feel of the print, and difficulty of process?

www.stillwild.co / online store that celebrates nature!

August 20, 2012 @ 11:32 PM
cityofsavages

Post: 1348

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

@michelerler very good.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

August 20, 2012 @ 11:33 PM
cityofsavages

Post: 1348

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

@mrdaleog love that colorway

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"

August 20, 2012 @ 11:49 PM
Hellah Fresh

Post: 4085

Join Date: Dec 2006

@hellah-fresh very nice


Thanks bro!
August 21, 2012 @ 12:30 AM
cityofsavages

Post: 1348

Join Date: Jun 2012

Location: Old Fourth Ward

@bigsteeg If I were you I'd really play up the "JFK" thing as far as the former President is concerned.

City of Savages Clothing http://shop.thecityofsavages.com "Live Free or Die"


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