Want to maximize the amount of sales you’re getting from Teespring’s Boosted Network? Check out our cheat sheet below; we’re going to tell you exactly what we’re looking for and how you can get more product listings live and selling!
1. Fresh new designs
You’re designing for more than just Facebook audiences these days! Every month more and more sales are coming in from Teespring Marketplace searches and Boosted Network. That’s why it’s important for you to expand your horizons beyond “niche” focused designs. We are especially interested in adding seasonal and trending content (think political, meme culture, etc.). Keep in mind beautiful and high quality designs tend to perform best on the Boosted Network.
2. Update existing campaigns
Why? Because we look at a campaign’s sales history and current conversion rate when selecting new content to add to the Boosted Network. Successful campaigns with a proven sales history are usually prioritized first (after seasonal or trending content). Therefore, you should update your old campaigns with new products whenever possible and continue to drive traffic to old campaigns.
3. Use #Boosted hashtags
We ask sellers to use specific hashtags from time to time to help us find new content. Keep an eye out on the blog for limited edition hashtag announcements. Please note if there is no current hashtag promotion going on it’s not a good idea to add hashtags to your campaign description; if we find sellers are using hashtags irresponsibly (for example adding #BoostedEU on US campaigns) we may blacklist you from participating in hashtag promotions in the future.
4. Offer a variety of products
When we first launched Amazon integration we were required to ONLY use rush-eligible products. Now that we’re adding listings to a variety of marketplaces we’re not limited by production timeline (i.e. this is why NEW products are getting added to Boosted Network). Make sure to add a variety of rush and non-rush products when creating new campaigns.
5. Design guidelines are king
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again…if your design does not comply with the design guidelines chances are it will NEVER get listed in the Boosted Network. A large number of submissions are rejected due to design issues every day—you need to make sure you’re complying with guidelines if you want them to be listed.
6. Good behavior can get you more listings
Our team has begun prioritizing adding new listings from sellers accounts with good behavior—specifically those who comply with our design guidelines and create original, unique content. If you’re creating copycat campaigns it could get you blacklisted from the Boosted Network all together!
7. SEO matters
As with our own Teespring Marketplace, your campaign title and description play an important role in how we find and add your campaigns to the Boosted Network. These elements also impact how they are listed within additional marketplaces. Don’t forget that both organic search and Teespring Marketplace sales are on the rise (we’ve seen 42% Year on Year growth from organic traffic on teespring.com), so you should optimize your Teespring campaigns to capture more sales.
8. Capitalize on less competition
Below you’ll find our top selling categories on eBay, Amazon and Walmart. Did you notice how “other” is a big chunk of Boosted Network sales? Here’s your chance to capitalize on underserved categories while there’s less competition!
Check out some of the design themes that fall under “other” and consider using them as inspiration for your next design: country/geography (location), politics, belief/religion, humor, football, basketball, baseball, hockey, LBGT, class of 2018, dog, geek, nerd, history, idioms, Christian, racing, armed forces, grief, Halloween, and Christmas. We expect holiday themes to be extremely popular in the coming months as well (hello ugly sweaters!). Also, we’re planning on adding thousands of new EU listings in the coming months.
Make sure to opt-in to the Boosted Network in your account settings to take advantage of this extra sales opportunity!