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What Teespring sellers need to know about trust scores

The concept of seller trust scores was first introduced in early 2018 in response to content issues reported by our seller community. It’s unfortunate that a few bad actors have caused problems across various Print On Demand platforms by stealing and copying other people’s original works. In response to these issues Teespring has developed new features like seller trust scores, captcha barriers, account verifications, etc. to thwart bad actors from being able to create content or access selling tools like the Boosted Network. We are committed to continuing to develop new features to control content quality and protect our community’s designs.

One of the most powerful new features in ensuring content quality on the Boosted Network is seller trust scores. Seller trust scores aim to serve two important purposes:

1. Identify sellers who create quality content and comply with our design policies and give them prioritized access to the Boosted Network.

2. Protect IP owners, our marketplace partners, and customers from poor quality, IP infringing, and offensive content.

The selection of Boosted Network content is done by an algorithm which incorporates a number of different parameters including seller trust scores. Sellers must maintain a high trust score in order to be eligible to sell on the Boosted Network. Having a high trust score can unlock certain marketplaces too—only sellers with the highest trust scores can gain access to our Amazon integration for example.

Which sellers receive a trust score?

A trust score is assigned to a seller after they receive their first few sales. New seller accounts without a sales history and accounts who have not verified their payout information will not receive a trust score rating. This helps us ensure only legitimate sellers with good content are assigned a trust score and gain access to the Boosted Network. Learn more about how to drive sales here.

What causes a trust score to be lowered?

Trust scores can be lowered if a seller is caught violating any of our policies, for example copying someone else’s design, using protected design elements, or if their listing(s) is disabled by our team for an IP or policy violation. Please note that sellers who have listings delisted by automated content review will not have their trust score impacted. Trust scores are modified manually on a case by case basis. We do understand people can make honest mistakes and that most sellers strive to comply with our design policies—if a trusted seller is flagged for a policy violation we consider the context of the violation and their overall history with Teespring before adjusting a trust score.

If you believe your listing or account was disabled in error or if you have any questions regarding your listing or account disablement please contact our Seller Support Team (learn more). Keep in mind our team will not provide information on how to bypass keyword filters and sellers who contact us for this information may have their score lowered and/or account disabled.

How can sellers increase their trust score?

Over time, the longer a seller has a Teespring account and commits no policy violations their trust score can improve. Also, when sellers hit certain sales milestones it can contribute to a raised score.

Can sellers see their trust score?

Please note that seller trust scores are currently not visible within seller accounts and we cannot provide your score to you. However, having a high trust score can increase your daily launch limit and get you faster payouts. If you receive fast payouts this is a good indication that you have a high trust score.




15 responses to “What Teespring sellers need to know about trust scores

  1. Designer musaad says:

    why no one buys my design??

    1. Egyman elalfy says:


  2. Kántor Csaba says:


  3. J says:

    Just wanted to say thank you for the information. Great to know how things work. And great job with everything. You should do another t.v commercial to encourage traffic and increase memberships and users. Thanks again for the platform. Been a creator for a while. Best Regards.

  4. Dominic says:

    I need to make much for my fans

  5. Dominic says:

    I need to make much for my fans please

  6. kadir kamal says:

    hi i am a seller in teespring, i want to inquire about my seller account,I can not log in my teespring account , is my account disabled? how to reactivate my account, thanks in advance.

    1. Kate Shoaf says:

      Hey there – can you contact [email protected] for assistance?

  7. patience uba says:

    my campaign is ending no sales. can I make more t-shirt?

    1. Erica Bickel says:

      Hey Patience, yes! You can re-launch your campaign or design something new.

  8. sheraz shery says:

    why no one buys my design??

  9. Kevin says:

    I have had my Teespring store for about 2 months now and I still can’t find any of my designs when I use the search function on the Teespring website. How can someone find my products if I can’t find them? Am I doing something wrong? Is this related to the trust score?

    1. Lucy Ford says:

      Hey Kevin, marketplace search results are ranked based on an algorithm combining buyer search terms, listing keywords, sales history, and seller trust scores. To increase your ranking in search results we recommend optimizing listings, driving sales, and complying with our design policies. If you have any more questions feel free to reach out to [email protected]

  10. Emanuele Bortolotto says:

    Hello! Thank you for this 🙂
    I have a question about this topic.
    Just to be sure, is it correct that the trust score is for a user, but not for a storefront?
    If I have a good trust score it applies to all my storefronts, right?

    1. Luiza Jordan says:

      Hey, each creator is assigned a trust score. It is not specific to your storefront. Usually users are assigned a trust score after their first few sales. Keep in mind listings with sales history are prioritized for the Boosted Network too. So the best way to increase your chances of getting featured is to increase your sales and comply with our design policies.

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