The 4 Best Branding, Apparel, and Online Clothing Stores for You
20 years ago, it took major investment to start a new clothing brand. Now, you can go to any number of websites to upload your designs, and launch a new clothing line, within a few clicks.
But which website is best for you?
We’ve outlined some of the best websites for you.
This page will be updated as new websites arise.
Etsy is an American e-commerce company focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. These items fall under a wide range of categories, including jewelry, bags, clothing, home décor and furniture, toys, art, as well as craft supplies and tools. The site follows in the tradition of open craft fairs, giving sellers personal storefronts where they list their goods for a fee of US$0.20 per item.
While Etsy has some hefty fees if you want to sell your items, and requires you to manufacture your own inventory, the analytics and number of visitors on the website is beyond comparison. According to SimilarWeb.com in August of 2021, it was ranked the 69th most visited website in the world, and has a higher average visit duration, and pages per visitor.
Redbubble is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork. The company was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia, and also maintains offices in San Francisco and Berlin.
Products include prints, T-shirts, hoodies, cushions, duvet covers, leggings, stickers, skirts, and scarves. The company offers free membership to artists who maintain the copyrights to their work, regulate their own prices, and decide which products may display their images.
RedBubble is one of the biggest and most used websites on the web for print on demand, and they are the website we use for Greater & Grander merchandise.
Check it out and buy some of our merchandise!
What’s interesting about RedBubble is that as of August of 2021, they have more visitors from Organic Searches than Etsy does.
Similar to Etsy, a large amount of their social Media traffic comes from Pinterest. Their major competitors include Society 6, and Fine Art America.
Custom Ink is an American-based online retail company that makes custom apparel such as T-shirts and sweatshirts.
As of August 2021, their traffic has been declining, but a few features they have that are superior to other websites is the easy Design Lab, as well as a group order setting, similar to KickStarter. Basically, rather than ordering 40 T-Shirts without guarantee that they will be resold, you can set up a page to raise interest on a design and/or product. This community building feature is probably why most of their social media visits come from FaceBook instead of Pinterest.
Also, their pages per visit is off the charts, with 15.33 pages per visitor.
Their main competitors are SpreadShirt and UberPrints.
CafePress is definitely the OG of print on demand, having been around since the early 2000’s.
CafePress is an American online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products. The company was founded in San Mateo, California, but is now headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky along with its production facility. In 2001, CafePress.com won the People’s Voice Webby Award in the Commerce category.
As of August 2021, traffic to Cafe Press has been going up. However, its global rank is still way below many of its competitors.
As a side note, Cafe Press has a reputation for poor customer service.
What are your favorite print on demand websites? Let us know in the comments!