We’ve streamlined the process to help you easily source and sell custom patches. This product is perfect for enhancing your wardrobe and adding a personal touch to items like backpacks, beanies, jackets, and more. Once you’ve unlocked patches in the launcher you’ll be able to submit your product request for processing.
Just like lapel pins and keychains, patches cannot be produced on demand and require a minimum order quantity of 100 units. You have the option to pay for inventory upfront, or you can create a pre-order listing and we’ll process orders using the money generated from pre-order sales. Don’t forget as part of our TeespringGo service we’ll handle inventory storage, order fulfillment, custom support, etc. for you too. Continue reading to learn more about how you can source and sell custom patches with Teespring.
Part 1: Customizing your patch
Embroidered patches make the most of high contrast designs and are the perfect combination of affordability, durability and design potential. Embroidery makes designs look sharp and textured by highlighting details and they’re even machine washable too!
Each patch features the following characteristics by default. Please note further customization is possible; you can leave us a comment in the submission form with your request.
- Backing: embroidered patches feature iron-on backing—this way customers can easily attach their patches to various fabrics (following these steps for example). Keep in mind customers can also attach patches to clothing and accessories by sewing them on or using safety pins if they prefer.
- Base material: patches feature polyester blend twill base material. This provides each patch with a stiff base to embroider on.
- Border: patches feature a merrowed border (overlock stitch) to secure design threads.
When submitting your embroidered patch request, these are the characteristics you can customize using the form:
Part 2: Sourcing & selling patches
Here’s a breakdown of how the sourcing process works.
1. Submit request
Once you’ve unlocked patches you’ll see the ‘Embroidered Patches’, ‘Printed Patches’, ‘Faux Leather Patches’, and ‘PVC Patches’ product icons in the Teespring Launcher (to unlock new products you need to increase your sales count and maintain a good trust score by complying with Teespring’s design policy). Fill out the form with your patch characteristics and submit your request. We aim to process all requests within 24–48 business hours.
2. Pay deposit
Once we receive your submission we’ll send you a non-refundable deposit payment link for $50. The deposit will go towards the inventory cost once you’re ready to place your order.
3. Approve quote
Once the deposit is paid we will process your request and follow up with an quote and product mockups in the next 24-48 business hours. These will require your approval before we continue with processing your request.
4. Source + sell
You have the option to source patch inventory upfront, or you can run a pre-order listing and use the funds from pre-orders to pay for inventory. Here’s how it works:
5. Get Paid
After patch orders are shipped to buyers, profit from sales will be available for withdrawal within your Teespring account.
Visit the launcher now to see if you’ve unlocked patches.