E-Commerce

Creating an E-Commerce Site?

Kela Price Executive Director

July 7th, 2016

Can any of you recommend a good on demand apparel platform? I created a lifestyle brand and I was buying the pieces in bulk, taking them to a local printer and shipping them myself. However, I'm looking for a more efficient way to customize and ship apparel.
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Bart Mroz Head of Brand Experience

July 7th, 2016

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Chandrashekar Ramaswamy Co Founder and Product Manager at y.hatch

July 7th, 2016

Hey Kela,

Just trying to understand your question better.  You're looking at a way to take your current biz online , would that be right? 

So what you're looking for is an web presence where your users can visit, have a look at various categories  or options of t-shirts for example (men, women, kids, or maybe theme -based designs ),  customize a t-shirt by choosing a design, then their t-shirt size, and then proceed to payment and complete that as well.   You need to be able to handle your invoicing, payments and keep track of your shipments.

If the above is what you need  (or somewhere close to what you need :-) ) , then there are different options based on the time you have and need.  There are many  customizable e-comm solutions (think of them like templates that support various functionalities like a shopping cart, payment, and what not). 
Shopify is one such example. Magento is another. Check out Shopify and see if it suits your needs.

Let me know if you have further questions!  Cheers and good luck!

Chandrashekar

Michael Bower B2B Ecommerce Consultant and Agency Owner

July 7th, 2016

Kela, here's a good Quora answer on this question: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-way-to-sell-custom-t-shirts-online-without-having-to-carry-inventory-or-deal-with-supply-chain-payment-processing-and-shipping/answer/Steve-De-Long?srid=ov00&share=15e391d1 I realize that some of the solutions mentioned are for T-shirts specifically. Michael Bower* *

Scott Leblanc Senior Web Product and Ecommerce Specialist

July 7th, 2016

Hi Kela. If you are looking for a general ecommerce store, Chandrashekar gave some good options both with pros and cons depending on your skills and level of site customization desired.

The Quora link has some good options as well but is a bit dated (2013). There are some great options now which are basically like Shopify but specifically for selling your own custom design apparel all the way up to shower curtains and pillows :)

...many others that offer one off or bulk but no custom store of your won.

Also, some traditional print shops also offer custom on demand as well. One example in Canada is

Cheers!
Scott

Kela Price Executive Director

July 7th, 2016

Thank you both for your responses. Just to clarify, I have t-shirts that have already been designed. I'm just looking for a cost effective, print on demand platform and storefront 

Kela Price Executive Director

July 7th, 2016

Thanks, Scott! I'll check out your suggestions as well.

Hemanth Kumar Founder & CEO at Grahakji

July 7th, 2016

HI Kela


if you looking shirts and trousers we can help you out for best price

Thanks & Regards

Hemanth.T

Andrew Sparrow Web Developer

July 7th, 2016

One of my clients does something extremely similar to this with his sports apparel company. He can probably provide you with advice on logistics and production. Shoot me a call and I'll connect the two of you.(206) 707 2339 I can also give you advice on which platform to use too if you want.

Kela Price Executive Director

July 7th, 2016

Thanks, Andrew! I'll give you a call.

Kela Price Executive Director

July 7th, 2016

Bart, I checked out theprintful.com. Thanks for the recommendation!