Teespring’s Top Seasonal Sales Trends & 2018 Holiday Cutoff Dates

Every day counts during the holiday season! That’s why we’ve optimized production speed at Teespring’s printing facilities to extend the holiday selling period this year. This year you’re able to sell Teespring products all the way up to December 20th.

2018 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Dates

Below you’ll find Teespring’s 2018 holiday cut-off dates for global listings. Shipping options include standard, rush, and super rush delivery.  

We will inform buyers of the delivery timeline at checkout and within order confirmation emails for you. All you need to do is focus on selling and we’ll make sure your customers get their orders in time for Christmas.

PLEASE NOTE: For non-global listings and listings that are not set to continuous relaunch (always available) you will need to manually initiate print cycles on the specified standard cutoff date to ensure buyers get their orders in time for Christmas. For non-global listings with EU fulfillment—the cutoff date for US delivery is November 27th for standard shipping and December 19th for rush shipping.

 

Top Seasonal Sales Trends

Christmas sales are on the rise!  Americans are spending more year on year—U.S. holiday retail sales rose 4.9% from November 1st through December 24th in 2017 (Christmas Eve) compared to the same period in 2016. Americans spent an estimated $492.7 billion on Christmas last year which is 5.8% above November 2016 sales too.

Also, UK consumers are by far the most active online spenders in Europe. They are planning to spend 142% more on gifts online than the European average (€445). November is the key month for Christmas purchases for UK shoppers. Over 50% of UK consumers plan to do the majority on their Christmas shopping before December.

Teespring sellers can use the new Teespring Launcher to unlock more global sales than ever as we enter the second month of Q4.

Emerging design trends to try

We are seeing some exciting new design trends emerge throughout the Boosted Network this year. While buyers still love classic Christmas themes, we’re seeing a growing demand for new ‘Carnival Christmas’ themed designs. Get inspired by our mood boards below.

 

Classic Christmas design themes

Christmas sweaters (sweatshirts) are a top-selling item every year. The most popular ugly sweater designs incorporate an element of humor. In seasons past we’ve seen ‘ugly sweaters’ featuring social media memes, jobs, pets, hobbies, pop culture references, and funny slogans top sales charts. Check out our free sweater templates below to help you get started.

 

Keep in mind National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (US) and Christmas Jumper Day (UK) are coming up fast! Learn about these special days and other upcoming events here. Expand your buyer’s shopping carts by applying your design themes to a variety of products like sweatshirts, t-shirts, long-sleeve tees, mugs, socks, pillows, leggings, etc. Also, try adding a “knitted” or “stitching” effect to your designs to achieve the traditional knit sweater look.

Christmas sweater incorporating ‘pet’ niche with a chocolate labrador design.

Example of the ‘knitted’ effect you can apply to your holiday sweater designs. 

 

 

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