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How To Order Your Own Samples & Increase Sales!

Samples are a great way to promote your merch online and drive immediate sales. Teespring makes it easy to order your own merchandise, just select the method that’s right for you!

Ordering From Your Own Campaign 

Have a campaign that is already active? Just place an order as you normally would and your products will ship once the campaign ends. Your ‘profit’ will automatically go back in your account as a part of your payout.


Creating a ‘Base Cost’ Campaign (Apparel Products, Stickers, Tote Bags, and Mugs)

Creating a campaign with your products priced at base cost is quick and easy:

Step 1: 

For new campaigns, select “Start Designing” from the top bar. For existing campaigns, identify the campaign you wish to order from and select “Duplicate” under your dashboard.

New Campaigns:


Existing Campaigns: 


Step 2:

Complete Step 1 of the campaign set-up as you normally would. During Step 2, enter the product minimum, plus 1 cent in the product price field. You can find this amount located above the “Sell This” button, or in our pricing guide (column 0-99) here.  Select next and continue to Step 3

Step 3: 

If you are located in the US: During Step 3, change your Campaign Length to anything aside from “Always Available”.  You will see a box appear under Shipping Options. Select “Allow buyers to pick up their orders from you” and enter your shipping address. This will allow you to obtain free shipping on your order!


Step 4:

Add a title and description. Then launch your campaign as you normally would, and place your order. For US orders, be sure to check “Select this checkbox if you wish to pickup your package from the seller in CITY, STATE” on the checkout page.  This will ensure free shipping to the address you provided during the campaign set-up.

Step 5:

Once complete, feel free to end the campaign so your product(s) arrive as soon as possible.


Creating a ‘Base Cost’ Campaign (Homeware and Other Products)

Creating a base cost campaign for homeware products will require launching a brand new campaign, regardless of any existing campaigns.

Step 1:

Upload your art and select your product colors, as you normally would.


Step 2: 

During the Design Details step, enter the product minimum in the product price field. Product base costs can be found here. The field should then read $0.00 profit/sale.

Step 3: 

Add a title and description. Then launch your campaign as you normally would, and place your order.  Once complete, feel free to end the campaign so your products arrive as soon as possible.


Teespring Direct

Looking to order apparel without building a live campaign? Try Teespring Direct! There are no order minimums and shipping in the US is free. Your product price will also decrease as you order more units.

Please note that Teespring Direct is only applicable for apparel, totes, mugs, and stickers. US orders only.  

Step 1: 

Follow this link to get started. 

Step 2: 

Upload your design to the launcher as you normally would. On the lower right corner, you will find the cost per unit based on your order.

Step 3: 

Select next and add any additional products. Continue to Step 3

Step 4:

Select your quantity per size and product, then checkout!

Ready to get started?


6 responses to “How To Order Your Own Samples & Increase Sales!

  1. Shane says:

    Is there a minimum order for items? A friend said he has 2 items in his cart, but received a message stating that 3 more orders must be placed? Or do ordered (even a minimum of 1) print after ordered? Thank you

    1. Kate Shoaf Kate Shoaf says:

      Hey Shane! Yes, when a campaign is created you can select your sales target/goal. The artwork quality determines if you can select a goal of 1. Learn more here:

  2. Ted Harris says:

    Question: This all looks simple and easy to launch which brings the question… I found your company reading of another’s campaign on tweeter… Therefore I would not need to by that person’s produce I can now make my own directly through you… So you tell me… I want to try a campaign or direct product by designing and launching a group of products..i.e. T-Shirts, Hoodies, Mugs, or even calendars.. Now I put order into to you at “Teesprings” and do you launch the my product via your web site/store in my small biz name or your company name “teespring”?..
    2/ How much or what would be estimate for you to make and handle orders etc if I initially set target for 5 products to sell? .. And as request come in I just keep increasing until I feel I can make a bigger order commitment?
    3/ How is sale/pricing setup?
    4/ If you get my drift… If the product is sold off of your web/store potential customers could flip that strategy and just go to you direct…whereas if store sale is in my name or my company name they may not look any further as to if “teespring” is the mover on the product…

    Thank you and await your reply..

    1. Kate Shoaf Kate Shoaf says:

      Hey Ted – please check out the training center (starting with section 1) ~ you should be able to find the answers your looking for there 🙂

  3. Light and silky says:

    Can your company send me free samples of my own merch ?!so I can recommend it to people ?!

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