As a former youth group advisor, I thought this was a pretty cool tool and wanted to give it a shout out.
Because if you've ever been in a yout group, or even affiliated with a non profit of some kind, you know as well as I do that custom t-shirts is a huge part of branding and fundraising.
Anyone can sign in and design a shirt which they can then sell via Facebook, Twitter or anywhere else online. The seller keeps all of the profit the shirt earns. People use just to earn some extra money but I think it's invaluable as a fundraising tool that way.
Also great -- the shirts don't print and ship until a set end date determined by the seller. This means they pay nothing upfront, take no risk and don't have to deal with the hassle of ordering the right number of shirts. And if you don't reach your goal, you will not be charged for the shirts at all. No risk there. Basically, this site only takes a price per shirt made, without touching the profits you make for fundraising.
It's a win-win. I think it's a cool service. For all the details and a lot of useful tips, the site has an FAQ that is pretty all-encompassing: http://teespring.com/about/faq.
And they have this great little video for all of us visual learners out there (seriously, I've become addicted to any and all YouTube tutorials like this):
What do you think? Will you check out Teespring? I'm kind of inspired to design a funny logo tee or something, just to see if I can make a buck, but I also wanna do some good here and fundraise for a cause I'm involved with.
For added fun, I made my own tee, just to see how easy it was to do... It was really easy. You basically have no excuse not to try this.
Obligatory and annoying disclosure: I posted this on behalf of a Sverve campaign I am involved with. I was provided with financial compensation in exchange for my post.