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.
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.