How to Start Tshirt business India updated in 2020 | Entrepreneur’s Guide
How to start tshirt business in India updated in 2020″
Dinesh writes in simple words for you with only essential details so you can start your tshirt business in India. The article is written to ensure that every part is covered to a meaningful extent.
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Steps to start a Tshirt business in India:
GST Registration with documents required
Smart Registration for your startup
Website & Tools & Technologies
Intellectual property rights for your startup & Trademark
Marketplaces to sell your brand tshirt
Volumetric weight vs Parcel weight: It’s very important
Knowledge about t-shirt design & quality & printing types.
Investments & Cost Analysis for your tshirt business
GST Billing for your state and other states, Input Tax Credit with IGST,CGST & SGST
Invoice formats free download
Smart ways to build your brand & Internet marketing tips
I got you covered with details & information that you exactly need to start your online t shirts business.
If you are here to know how to start your successful online t shirt business. You are awesome. As tshirt manufacturers, I am at a place to guide you & explain the hardships & smart ways to make your tshirt entrepreneur journey “a successful one”.
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How am I going to start a successful tshirt business online?
Selling tshirt online is one of the most lucrative ideas but at the same it takes time.
You can’t become a Shopperstop or Zara or Unlimited or Myntra overnight.
Tshirt business is a very risk intensive business
unless or until you commit yourself 100% over the years.
THE COMPETITION IS REALLY REALLY TOUGH
I MEAN THE MARKETING EFFORT THAT WORKS & OPTIMISING THE COST & EXPENSES TO HOLD THE STRONG BOTTOM LINE
COMPETITORS CAN ANY WHICH WAYS BE OUTDONE WITH SMARTNESS
The never-fading advice that I received from my mentor:
“BE PERSISTENT AND NEVER GIVE AN INCH FOR THE FEAR!!!”
Make Great Stuff! Go to the crowd & shamelessly advertise that you have great stuff
You got to stick to the business for at least one to two years to understand & get hold of it.
When you do this smartly. There is nothing in this world that has the power to stop you from going big.
here why do I say that to you,
In the long run, “It’s your brand value & Trust on your brand that’s gonna mint money”
“In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships.”
It’s not about selling tshirts online. it’s about creating, nurturing value & building your brand.
In the end, it’s not your tshirt that sells but it’s your brand that gonna make a huge difference & differentiate every other competitor trying to sell products online.
Be very sensitive about your brand.
Never ever leave that clumsy customer to rant about your brand online.
Take that extra mile to fulfill the wish of the customer & your brand grows thereof.
HOW DO I DO GST REGISTRATION?
what are the DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
Thanks to the Indian Government for bringing GST,
There are no longer waiting days for registering your business & No unprecedented bribe situation anymore. My country “India” is growing at a rapid phase moving towards Clean Governance.
GST has made every process simpler 🙂
All you need is proper documents. You get your GST Registration at ease.
All the registration is linked to the PAN card of your company or an individual’s Pan card.
Class 2 Digital Signature:
In case if you didn’t know about the digital signature. It is a small USB pen drive device which will have your identity. With Digital Signature, You can sign, authenticate, or approve any document digitally.
Ensure you have subscribed to Class 2 digital signature as it is now practically needed for GST returns & other government processes.
You can get it here https://www.emudhradigital.com/allproducts.php
So, get to your Chartered Accountant.
Register yourself under GST to do your online tshirt selling legally.
The registration cost would be costing from Rs 2500 to Rs 20000 depending upon the type of registration ( Proprietorship, Partnership, One Person Company or Pvt Ltd) & the auditor.
– PAN Card of the Business or Applicant
– Identity and Address Proof of Directors or Partners or Proprietor
– Business Registration Document
– Address Proof for Place of Business
– Bank Account Proof
– Digital Signature Class-2
HOW CAN I DO SMART REGISTRATION?
( Just for startups) when there are partners:
Being in business is not that easy. You got to be frugal, thrifty & smart.
Proprietorship registration is more than sufficient to RUN even a conglomerate:) Peace !!
Here why do I say that?
1. The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or private limited firm attracts 30% income tax of the net income of the company & surcharges apply as well. Ask your CA to discuss the cost.
2. You got to file separate IT returns for your company as well as personal IT
3. You have too much Pre-registration & Post Registration documentation & filing to be done like DIN, MOU & AOA & AGM & YOY Performance statements with the registrar of companies (ROC) every single year.
4. The cost involved maintaining all this.
5. Separated PAN Card & even reg fee for Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) & private limited under GST is on the costlier side.
Whereas with a proprietorship registration,
The proprietorship has just one IT Returns to be filed & No Separate PAN Card is needed.
Literally, No documentation except GST & IT returns.
Unless or until if you are going for shares or equities or planning seed funding & Esops, Proprietor registration is a smart choice.
Caution: I am just suggesting for the startups to survive and hustle frugally avoiding cost here and there to move forward with less liability.
Decide whichever suits you.
For Every startup without a “VC’s War-Chest “, Even buying a single 1₹ pencil is a cost & every single penny matters 🙂
WEBSITE & TOOLS & TECHNOLOGIES:
Before you do any sort of registration, Decide your “BRAND NAME”
Brand Name is your identity so think of an easily pronounceable name for the brand name.
Immediately Check for the domain name.
Also, find if there is any conflict with existing brands. You can get the procedures to check for conflict at the end of this article with ip checks code. Keep Reading 🙂
To buy a Website Domain for starting your tshirt business:
The website has become an integral part of a business in this digital era. Either you launch e-commerce or don’t. Domain name and website is one way that you show the world that your business exists and gonna grow more powerfully.
I would suggest you buy Website Domains with below mentioned standard companies.
http://bigrock.in or https://nettigritty.domains
People get huge confusion – Let me put an end to this misconception for you & doubts:
Domain Name registration is nothing to do with legal registration or legal name of your business unless or until you infringe a registered firms name directly.
You can operate your domain name and legal name with different names. But your business transaction and filing of GST have to happen on your legal name of the business, not with the brand domain name.
I will explain it to you with my company:
http://tirupurexportcompany.com is the web face of my business. Ramsay Exports is the legal face of my business.
Even if you add payment gateway services.
Your website doesn’t require a separate registration with the tax authorities. Your legal face of the business is what required to take the payment gateway services.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS FOR YOUR STARTUP & TRADEMARK
TRADEMARKS To check whether your brand name is trademarked or not.
You got to check with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry
For Apparels, In case if you are starting your tshirt brand. This is the first thing that you need to do. Check for the name that you have chosen for your brand conflicts with other brands or don’t
there are various classes for different products. Want to check to click here
For apparels its Class 25
It can be done easily. Click on the link below.
- Enter the Name of your brand in the Wordmark Column
- In the class column. Mention Class 25
- Then search.
- If there is a conflict then you need to change your name or get ready to fight the company legally
- when you check for a brand name – Let say your aspiring brand name idea is “Fliptees” then you should start searching from the word “FLIP” in the words column. so you will find even the closest conflict.
- Sometimes. if someone would have registered for “fliptee” which the search will not show if you directly search for “fliptees” and it will create a conflict while doing registration
- make sure that you don’t make nearest conflict of a word or a sounding word or adding one letter to an already registered brand.
Taking a trademark for your brand name would cost you Rs 6500 – Rs 8000
To get a credible email id for starting your tshirt business:
Email Address is so important for business so as for your business too. It should not be generic like gmail.com or yahoo.com
A business operating with a generic gmail.com or yahoo.com has less credibility.
When your business has an email with your business name. It will make more sense.
Use Zoho email apps or google apps for the same. But get an email id with your domain name. this is important!
Let’s face it. which one looks good.
“firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com”
For building website:
The truth is the truth.
Offline business promotion is enough then why do people invest so much in Website & Digital Marketing.
Because selling online gives you an open window to capture a large pie of your market.
Yeah. website building cost you money but it’s worth it.
How can I build a website for my tshirts business?
You don’t have to be a smart techie but a smart business person 🙂
To know about website building. it’s all about your intuition and smartness to learn & build your online brand store.
Many have the misconception,
Website building has to be in the eCommerce platform only. But the website is just to tell about your business to the world. Rest are add ons.
I have listed down for you ” the smart, easiest & cost effective ways to build your website”.
– Static website with static images of your products ( Cost Effective – cost from 5000 to 8000 INR)
– WordPress site to list your products ( For Content and images – Cost from 15k to 40k)
– Woo-commerce – WordPress E-commerce to sell online with payment integration (20K to 1 Lakh )
– E-commerce of with Opencart or Magento with payment gateway integration (20K to 3 Lakh)
– Custom Built Framework for your highly effective & optimised website.(Costly Affair)
– use Shopify or Zepo paid service which doesn’t require any coding efforts.( Starts at Rs 1800/Month)
You can also buy themes at approx Rs 5000 or get it free
Download from https://themeforest.net/ & other online website theme sellers.
Search for WordPress themes, Open Cart themes, Magento Themes, Drupal Themes, Joomla Themes & more according to your needs. These themes will relatively cost less compared to developing it from scratch.
You can hire a freelancer from https://www.freelancer.com/find/Website-Design to do your website at a lesser price or best price possible. There are a ton of highly qualified professionals freelancing
Servers to operate your website for starting your tshirt business:
You need to subscribe to standard hosting service to keep your website from being hacked.
I have been using Nettigritty hosting service from Bangalore, India for the past 6 years.
I am pretty happy with their email response and they take that extra mile to support if something goes wrong.
You can also use AWS or other legitimate service providers
Till now, we have seen the basics of taking your t-shirt business online.
Now we are going to look deeper into the need of the hour.
Payment Gateway (Applicable only for your own website):
Most of the shopping engines come with an inbuilt payment gateway.
If you want to plugin new payment gateway.
there is a more famous payment gateway who
charge 1% to 5% transaction & Nominal annual maintenance charges.
Investments required to start t-shirt business in India:
This is a very crucial part of any business.
To be practical and be aligned with the reality.
Start anywhere between Rs 35000 (250 Pcs) to 3 lakhs (2000 Pcs) at the minimum.
Depending on the market that you are gonna target & customers you acquire.
You can increase or decrease.
It will be evidently clear if you are capable enough to push 2000 pcs a month. You are doing handsome sales with mention-able profits.
But, I advise you to hold 50% of whatever the investment it might be for overheads.
why do I say that?
Keep reading through marketplaces pricing calculation to understand what we say.
STUDIO PHOTOSHOOT WORKS WONDERS: THINK LIKE LAYS:)
Invest! Invest! Invest! on a professional photographer for your products.
I would say that another 100 times.
Without proper and stunning images. would someone or you even care to look at a product?
To make that extra sale, Invest & upload high-quality images with all details of the t-shirts.
Images with that minute details sell better.
Knowledge about tshirts & quality & Printing types:
Before I explain about the tshirt types & quality,
I will put an end to this misconception.
“Higher the t shirt thickness is not equal to quality & lower the t shirt thickness doesn’t mean less quality”
WHY URBAN190 IS GOOD FOR YOUR MERCHANDISE?
Whatever the design it might be!
After so much of R&D and time vested on making a precision knit product.
We have optimised the exact use of a particular yarn type that resulted in a great product that we proudly categorised as
See the QUALITY IN PICTURES WITH YOUR OWN EYES:
I use to tell this to all my quality conscious customers up front
“We are not in selling business. We are in reorder business”
As tshirt manufacturers, I can say this.
You sell to your customer for the first time,
You only make profits that cover only the customer acquisition cost & marketing expense.
You get the repeat customers, liking and obsessed with your quality & Service,
You not only make profits. You connect and build a relationship & influence them then rest will be history.
With T shirts Quality:
You need to ensure, the tshirts or any knitted merchandise, that you make, should not have any issues mentioned below so your product will sell better & will be liked by the customers.
– Shrinkage (tshirts getting shrunk after wash affecting aesthetics)
– Fastness Issue (Color Lost from the fabric after wash)
– Cracks in Prints (A limited wear and twist stretch of the tshirt should not result in cracks of the print)
– Neps in the tshirts (lints or spun coming out of tshirts after multiple washes)
– Measurement ( this is a very sensitive category where you should be spending more importance)
“T-shirt manufacturing is the most important but finding the best tshirt manufacturer or tshirt supplier is equally important to get your merchandise manufactured with all aspects of aesthetics & quality”
In case you want to discuss for bulk orders only.
You can call us at +91-96888 95559 or Click to Whatsapp.
As fabric manufacturers in tirupur, We make good quality knitted fabrics for your t-shirts.
I am happy to help & discuss any doubts that might be.
If you don’t stand out from the competitors, you are going to be just another mediocre tshirt seller.
Your design has to be unique but not necessarily complex
your design has to connect personally with consumers & influence them or you don’t make a sale.
Every tshirt entrepreneur stumbles at this topic.
where do I get those breathtaking designs?
where do I find designers who can provide those stunning designs
I got you covered with all these doubts.
https://www.behance.net – Find some of the world’s creative people who make crazy out of the box designs.
Tired of searching for mockups:
Two Very Important GOLD MINE links OF Absolutely Free MOCKUPS for starters :
“Learn a little bit of photoshop before downloading mockups from the below links. but Its easy”
Rest of the mockup creator links below comes with a cost.
you can make beautiful mockups, Charges apply – Search for tshirts in the search column
2.You can also use Adfactory.co
Envato Elements ” The coolest way to explore easy artworks”: You can also buy templates, font types and arts as Photoshop, AI, and other format files and alter designs according to your requirements and design intuition. Visit https://elements.envato.com/
Read here – Why everyone cannot obtain Licence for
Marvel Disney and other familiar brand merchandise?
Be Smart! Get High-Quality designs at cheaper prices:
As tshirt manufacturers in Tirupur, We always look forward to tshirt design trends.
here is one of the ways that source mind-blowing designs.
You can also search in google for “TSHIRT DESIGN BUNDLES or TSHIRT DESIGN VECTORS”
You will find websites which sell the high-quality design for real cheap prices.
I have referred to my buyer’s network where they sometimes they bought tshirt design for less than INR 10
For your reference, These links might expire but get hold of website names and search
But all of these are temporary solutions. Always keep hunting for that highly creative designer offline so it would be easier for you to discuss the design needs & get the work done in realtime.
Tshirt Printing Types:
I have already covered an intensive customer-oriented article on types of tshirt printing in our blog.
Heat Transfer Printing
All over prints
Direct To Garment (DTG)
Take care of all these factors. Your tshirt business & growth would be unstoppable
Whatever the design it might be!
Whatever the quality it might be.
I am right here to help you.Contact Us – http://tirupurexportcompany.com – We are tshirt manufacturers in Tirupur.
PRINTING LOCATIONS ON THE TSHIRT:
Also, read more about screen printing services offered by Tirupurexportcompany.com
LET’S GET TO THE BLACKHOLE
INVESTMENTS & COST ANALYSIS FOR YOUR TSHIRT BUSINESS
Here comes the most important topic that people find difficult to understand.
Let’s see how your profit works in the marketplace for your tshirt business.
For your tshirt requirement,
You come to us to manufacture your tshirt. We take up your requirement.
Analyse the design and suggest you all the print tech and issues & tips on the tshirt manufacturing
We manufacture a good quality graphic round neck tshirts for bulk orders at Rs 160 + 5% GST = Rs 168
Please note that Tax that you pay to the manufacturer will be refunded as “Refer – Input Tax Credit” to you when you make a sell and file GST.
Now you are uploading the products to the marketplace and have priced the product.
Now comes the commission in the marketplace
Selling price: 499.00
Commission at the marketplace (15 to 20% – yeah I know. Big Deal. Try building your website traffic )
Let’s Assume 20%: 99.8 would be the commission to be paid to the marketplace.
Apart from these,
you will have a closing fee or marketplace fee of Rs 10
You will have a courier charge of Rs 45 (For regional or within the state will be less)
This below mentioned calculation is a simulation and doesn’t denote any particular marketplace.
Commission and charges may vary from one marketplace to other.
Note: Now, GST Tax might vary the taxes you pay
Now, If you are selling in market places:
|Commission 20% to market place||99.8|
|Service Tax On Commission||17.964|
|Market Place Fee||10|
|Service Tax closing Fee||1.8|
|Total sales tax to be paid after source tax cut||16.95|
|Total Profit Per Tshirt||139.486|
|Tax already Paid on the product at source||8|
|Tax to be paid on the selling price||24.95|
So if you sell a good graphic tee online, this is the close to the calculation you need to look forward to. If you are selling online on your website, about 50% cost of marketplace commission will be added to bags of servers, domain names & marketing.
ALSO KNOW VOLUMETRIC WEIGHT FOR COURIER:
Many aspirational newbie loose things here.
Paying a useless extra charge for the courier is a mindless thing to do.
Dimensional accuracy plays a crucial rule with the shipping partners.
Let’s say you got your brand ready for shipping. You make a good quality attractive cardboard box without checking the measurement of it & you only check the total weight. which leads to the scenario where you shell out your profits uselessly by paying extra for the courier partner.
whenever you calculate in all the shipping rate calculators, you will find only the total weight, not the volumetric weight.
But volumetric weight is important.
Note: Most of the shipping partners will not make it visible & transparent. you will mess it up after investing the money. I reiterate.
Watch this very carefully, The formula for volumetric weight:
let’s say I ship my products from Lovely Bengaluru to Delhi. I have my t-shirt and box put together weighing .450g.
I have assumed the charges for the courier is Rs 55 for .500 grams
But my box dimensions are 25CM LENGTH X 25CM WIDTH X 5CM HEIGHT.
Volumetric weight = (L in CM X W in CM X H in CM )/5000
Volumetric weight for my box = ( 25CM X 25CM X 5CM )/5000 = 0.625g
Now it clearly seems that my parcel total weight is .450g but volumetric weight is .625g
Courier partners will take whichever is higher. accordingly, charges will be levied.
Now I am shelling out ₹110 in place of ₹55.
This is because courier partner will charge a price for 1 kg as the volumetric weight is .625g
So, Make sure that when you design your corrugated design box by keeping volumetric weight in your mind.
Your entire parcel weight and volumetric weight has to be lesser than .500g for courier charge of .500g slab to be applied.
Also, Mind there are few drama kings,
who divide it by 4000 ( usually surface mode parcels) instead of 5000 ( usually air shipments).
To avoid even the small state of despair.
Calculate by this formula Volumetric weight = (L in CM X W in CM X H in CM )/4000
to be on the safer side on both air and surface shipments.
For a single tshirt to be shipped: this might optimal calculation. But play with your numbers and choose what works for you.
make sure, you discuss with the account manager or aggregator for these details of calculating volumetric weight.
FIND YOUR NICHE:
“If you don’t know who your customer is, then you don’t know what quality is.”
Decide who are your target customers. You cant sell a merc to anarchist and then sell tin-cans to the kings. Choose the word “quality” only after determining your niche. Be a business person, Everything sells. the only smartness is to figure out what to sell to whom.
SETTING YOUR PRICES RIGHT:
If somekoof is selling at low prices does mean that you need to go after them. you can still be a souled march to be sold-out every now and then with the right set of products and the right set of margins :). Ultra motive is “set your own path” Try being different at the same time meaningful.
As I said before, there is always a big pie available in the market. Make meaningful products with sensible markups. The market will respond gradually with your laser-sharp marketing efforts.
if you are running your business with thin margins, it clearly sounds that you are plightly going to run a bankrupt show in the years to come.
Below mentioned are the direct access to a few worthy Tshirt marketplaces to mention.
These are few of the marketplaces where you can signup and start selling.
Even though profits might be less per product.
You get lots of orders which mean more turnover which means more profits
ensure to digest returns, silly complaints & replacement issues with gratitude as the customers trusted you and bought the product of yours.
It might hurt sometimes but cope up. More you care for your customers, More is their delight which will lead to more orders and less rant about your brand online which will cost you high on fixing up the ORM – Online Reputation Management.
Other “Definitely Should Know” things about selling online: Let’s be frank on this:
When there are good, there are evils too 🙂
We have experienced this. Marketplaces have this “No Questions asked returns” policy for good reasons but few filthy customers can take advantage. They wear for a day or two and return it that product quality is not good or size doesn’t fit.
There are a few ways that we can avoid this. Call me up +91-96888 95559. let’s discuss.
Marketplaces burn cash so they charge a healthy 15 to 20% commission, marketplace charges & service taxes on your selling price which is a one-way road which will not be refunded back to you even if the customer cancels or returns your product.
Hefty re-shipping charges:
Assume if your product is returned once or replaced. You will be paying thrice the shipping cost to deliver the same product but your profit takes a hit.
there are many other things too 🙁 But, that it’s all depending on your product quality and the customer buying it. 10 in every 100 customer does this. which might seem like a loss but as a business, you should care more about your brand.
MANAGE MULTIPLE MARKET PLACE:
Managing Multiple Market Place is tiresome right.
Don’t worry. There are tools to simplify the process. Hooray, I got you covered that as well
you subscribe to any one of these services. Integrate your products at marketplaces like amazon, flipkart, snapdeal and other marketplaces. Process orders and inventory management under one window.
Marketing in Market Places:
Every single day. Hundreds & Hundreds of wanna be tshirt entrepreneurs join market places and upload their products. so what, you are just another seller for these market places. How will your product get discovered in between those million products?
You either show up in all possible ways or get forgotten by the consumers.
yes, Marketing in market places with few paid ads or sponsored ads would push your products to a considerable amount of visitors. if your quality and service are good. You will get a huge number of orders which will give meaning to the marketing expense.
Ensure, You get a rating of at least 4.2 out of 5 on your products to outsmart other tshirt sellers.
Smart ways to build your brand:
Enough of marketplace mess, You loose a lot of money by paying commission to the highly funded marketplace which burns cash to acquire customers.
On the other front, it robs from the seller in terms of humongous commission & unfriendly returns & replacement cost for the seller
How to be smart:
BE UNIQUE OR FADE AWAY!
Brand name and business name should be same or reachable online:
You are in the digital era. You should take every single advantage.
Customers who like your products don’t necessarily want to buy from these market places.
You are doing pretty good on the big marketplace with high positive ratings.
Start promoting your customer satisfaction prowess from these marketplace ratings in your social media and promoting channels. Let the world know that you are legitimate and trust seller online to bring in more offline business
There are customers who can trust your ratings & could call you up to place bulk orders where you skip the market place commission & its unworthy service tax.
It is possible only if your brand name or business name has a website to reach you at ease.
Personally, We have ordered products this way in bulk and made the seller smile a bit & got some smiling discounts.
Even though google has completely stopped depending on the keywords to know the intent of web page. Major marketplace still has to depend on the keywords to identify the products.
use Sensible Keywords and keep changing until you get a tangible conversion for your efforts in the description of your uploaded products
Ok. I have researched a few highly searched keywords for you. Here. I have mentioned the hot keywords below that marketplace giants use to manipulate search engines in their content.
You can also use it to your advantage.
buy 5xl t shirts online india
When you make designs. Don’t just upload on marketplaces & sit back in that easy chair thinking that orders will come from the marketplace.
You have come here to do business. Every effort matters, Splash your design where ever possible.
Don’t spare even your own social media profile, People buy for you, not for your products.
when your closest circle buys, You can hear comments & improve if necessary.
Promote on facebook groups, twitter, google plus, Instagram & other fashion based social networks.
Every Link shared or liked is a prospect.
if you don’t promote, your customers will forget you.
The more customers reach you directly, More money you make even if the total sales are average.
Customer Delight: Word of mouth (It will make you or break you)
Recently, We ordered an anti virus software with its value of just Rs 380.
What surprised about the seller who shipped the product is this statement in a slip.
“Your product is covered under 100% Returns & Replacement. Please do not write a negative review on us. We will resolve the issue of any kind in an amicable manner. You can reach me directly at +91-XXXXXXXXXX”
What happened is this. Faults happen, it was a wrong product. We called him up.
“The seller politely asked sorry for the problem and asked us to raise a return request and The sent a replacement for the same”
This is what the customer delight is all about. Now see, Boom! We bought more products from him directly.
You can also do this for your tshirt business as well.
If you are shipping directly to your trusted customer, If they find an issue of size or fit,
Don’t even think twice, Gladly tell them to return it back & ship the next size or fit or refund.
You should also make the return address clearly printed in the attachable sticker paper,
so the customer doesn’t have to find a paper and pen to write and stick on the parcel.
They just have to remove the sticker paper and fix on the parcel and send it
Even for the return courier charges, Either you provide a prepaid courier number or send charges back with the refund.
How cannot I hide an ocean by a small Island?
Yes, In the tshirt business, Marketing takes a big pie to generate sales. Even though word of mouth works. But it will not lead to convincing numbers in terms of sales and profit. You will have your Profit & Loss sheet horrible if you don’t start marketing.
Guerrilla Marketing or other crazy promotional stunts can bring surge only to some extent.
At some point sooner, You got to spend at-least 40% of your profits Month on Month for marketing your tshirts to grow your tshirt business.
Use Google Adwords, Facebook ads & other paid marketing services.
Take this with a pinch of salt wit Ads:
when you are building your brand. Ads are the only go.
Ads have both bad and good things.
On my experience of spendthrifting on Ads,
Ads will bring traction, customers. but as soon as you stop the ads,
Your sales figure will plunge. Get ready to accept it and spend wisely.
20 VALID CRUSHED-BITS :
HOW DO I DO ONLINE MARKETING FOR TSHIRTS?
1. If you are a B2C Company. You got to be in INSTAGRAM
2. Social Media – Giveaways works like magic.
3. Engage with social influencers
4. USER GENERATED CONTENT – Increase BRAND IMAGE – Ask big influencers to write about your brand & T-shirts.
5. They are a ton of chaps and rookies – Youtube Marketing – bring that additive wow factor
6. B2C Business Ask for a testimonial. Brands like MARCHTEE & NORTHMIST & Others earn trust (WOM – Word of mouth)
7. PR AGENCIES – Even in 2020 it works – Gains traffic – healthy for your brand.
8. Don’t Spendthrift – Fix a spending budget – Promote via Ads.
9. Pinterest is evergreen, a great linker, and a traffic generator across the globe. Know “PINTEREST LENS“
10. Write blogs for the consumers – Say it sharp & clear. Don’t be a wordsmith. Steve Jobs spoke “Simple English”
11. The main thing is to provide your Name of the company , Address, phone number clearly accessible to the visitor. (NAP Factor on conversions)
12. Learn Remarketing
13. Get Visual. Learn to know the emotion of spendthrifts. ” Buy 1 at 599 & Buy 2 at 699″
14. AI-powered chatbots sorting the basics queries & Business Automation Plays a key role to bring confidence.
15. Focus on Customer Retention – Get Loyalty Programs by offering personalized coupons & targeting.
16. Responsible consumerism is bound like never before as part of promotion and CSR – Find smart ways.
17. Integrate Push Notifications ( its annoying but every business is concerned about doing it) & Whatsapp marketing
18. Consumers Want Transparency and want to be aware of what they pay for. before shelling that cents. Make it Clear & Clear.
19. Capture emails and start munching personalize campaigns based on their buying patterns. Personalized has a higher CTR.Don’t do a crude mail merge. it’s one of the big jokes in 2020 email marketing comparing opening rates of Indian Email User.
Ok chalo take it!. Use Klaviyo, Omnisend, Mailchimp, or privy whichever suits you for email marketing. but be sensible.
20. Last but not least. B2C is always & all about how did you make a “Feel Good Factor & Value” on a purchase.
Relate that Vodka shot spree of the crowd behind value marketing in recent times of “MARCH TEE”
The Facebook pixel is code that you place on your website. It collects data that helps you track conversions from Facebook ads, optimize ads, build targeted audiences for future ads, and remarket to people who have already taken some kind of action on your website.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
1.SELF LEARNING CAN BEAT ANYTHING. IT’S SO POWERFUL THAN ANY OTHER MODES OF EDUCATION.
2.MOST OF THE TIME. HIGH-END MARKETING RESOURCES CAME FROM HIDDEN RESOURCES & SMALL BLOGS.
Setting Goals will help you move mountains:
If you think, selling a hundred tshirts a day is cool, you have not reached your fullest potential.
You need to set unrealistic goals and put your blood and sweat to reach at least 50% of it. Your goals & targets should give you sleepless nights.
“If you want to shine like the sun, you have to burn like it” – Adolf Hitler
If you are selling 10 tshirts per day. Set 20 tshirts per day from next week and do whatever it takes to get there.
Last but not the least: Passion
If your love for tshirt business is not strong or if you are not passionate enough, Whatever I said and guided “It’s not for you”
Be extremely indomitable to make your efforts worthwhile.
You got to understand, Not all month will have great sales.
Even as high volume tshirt manufacturers, we face this, Business will have its ups and down.
If you don’t enjoy the process, You will end up quitting at some point.
Passion, Patience & perseverance.
It’s all it takes for you to become a successful & unstoppable “TSHIRTPRENEUR”
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How should I tax my t-shirts in GST?
Before knowing about how to tax for the tshirts.
ITC – INPUT TAX CREDIT
Tax paid by you to the manufacturer will be rebated while you file the purchase bill in GST
That’s the interesting question people keep asking me. Let’s discuss.
There are two slabs.
Slab 1: Garments sold less than Rs 999 Garment will incur 5% GST
Slab 2: Garments sold more than Rs 1000 and higher will attract 12% GST
How should I tax my customers?
Let’s say. As tshirts manufacturers in tirupur.
If I sell t-shirts to buyers “Inside Tamilnadu“, I will have to use CGST 2.5% and SGST 2.5% and pay a total of 5% GST.
To Download, Invoice Format Click Here ( Selling inside your respective state)
Let’s say If I sell t-shirts to buyers “Outside Tamilnadu“, let’s say I manufacture custom tees to ship it to Mumbai or Delhi or Bangalore. I will have to use only IGST 5%.
To Download, Invoice Format Click Here ( Selling outside your respective state)
All the above changes to be done on the invoice. If you selling tshirts within your respective state, then CGST & SGST. If you are selling tshirts outside your respective state, Then you got to use IGST.
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Do you provide TSHIRT Drop Shipping Services? NO, WE CLEARLY DONT
We always felt & feel & will feel that the T-SHIRT dropshipping model is a cliche as a business model & a Great model for Wantrepreneurs, not entrepreneurs. Don’t get blinded by revenue numbers that are flaunted on the internet – many have felt their “P & L is a mayday”.
it might sound discouraging. you are targeting a niche. it’s good for consumers that their value is attained but def not for your pockets. Consumers these days are very smart to know the difference between Value & Being Flimsy.
Value Creation Moto shouldn’t doom your goal and aspirations. Starting a t-shirts business on a drop shipping model might feed your fantasy and can be a marginal part of a second income but not fit to be a mainstream business.
there are very few exceptions, Where their
BARRIER TO ENTRY IS VERY HIGH
The barrier to entry must be set very high.
When you have space or a niche where you can exhibit a monopoly to some extent.
then relying on the t-shirt dropshipping model can or could or might work.
where you have an upper hand both with the competitor(s)
the negotiation of margins with the drop shipping company (Volumes will instill what it has to instill)
Anytime, Anyday, Anywhere,
An Inventory based business will at least get to “Breakeven Point” someday & meet numbers that make sense and be revered as a profitable business.
Here is small logic. “One of many basic factors of validation that i took: Evaluating the traffic gained overtime on a few startups website relying on this model & comparing the data with possible best average CTR of eCommerce”
Most of the site showed their organic traffic not that strong to be boasted leave it “to be even considered at all”
The above is just purely my opinion after using my very own internet marketing skills to find out a theory that is close to reality.
STEP 1: The intent of any business is to run the business profitably.
Learn to do “P&L” along with the SWOT Analysis & some logical thinking before you start a business.
Basically, It means if you can attract 1000 visits a day if you are capable at all, by any means, 25 is the average CTR you can get. 25 CTR considering the profit rest in a t-shirt dropshipping platform. “its a real mayday for ROI”
In this case,
25 of them will have to buy it to confirm that its a sale. then comes returns & other niggles, paid ads, expenses, cost & profits -> Read STEP 1
Returns with the t-shirt dropshipping model is a clause hidden. once you know that 15% – 20% is average return rate for apparels, you can relate to STEP 1
Work with any t-shirt manufacturer in tirupur – But always the best worthwhile advice is to rely on an inventory-based business model.
So why, Ethically We neither like to provide Dropshipping services nor we do accept any orders of this kind. “We take only bulk orders”
But there is a still smart thing to do:
Start with dropshipping model. Upload “n” number of designs and keep working to an extent. Once you see the numbers on a particular t-shirt design grows. Make a projection & Get to a t-shirt manufacturer to manufacture those designs and convert those designs in to a inventory based model & rest you keep running on a reliable t-shirt dropshipping company.
Inventory based model is always the valid model that’s gonna make you that big money.
Here is the small pool of data that you can relate to:
DATA ALWAYS SPEAKS: CTR DATA For GOOGLE ADS & GOOGLE SEARCH
DATA ALWAYS SPEAKS: CTR DATA FOR FACEBOOK ADS
What DTG printer i should buy?
Epson has released new printed this may 2018.
Epson calls it Epson Surecolor F2130
As far as the cost is concerned,
According to my interaction with EPSON, The DTG printer costs you 9- 12 – 14 Lakhs INR incl of GST.
Epson SC2130 brochure here
They don’t provide any financing services
As for the demo at the expo, it is really faster than F2000 series.
Brother GTX 422:
You can also look at brother GT Series. GTX 422.
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We can help you to manufacture tshirts & your merchandise.
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2) No of prints
3) Your Print Designs for reference
4) Brand Name
5) A brief explanation of the order