App Suggestions To Sell Your Products
Yeah, alright, in this video I am going to walk you through installing a print on demand. Shopify app. This is one of the main reasons that I moved my business to Shopify because with print on demand there's a lot of different options out there. But I wanted the opportunity to have control over my own store, my own website, my own profit margins. And I wanted all of the benefits of doing print on demand and creating my own designs and leveraging, drop shipping to start my business. So when you log in your Shopify store, you can go down to the left hand side menu and click on apps. When you click on Aps, it's automatically going to recommend a couple of different apps to you. But what you really want to do is you want to go to Shopify is extremely robust but very simple Shopify app store. So let's click that purple button and it's gonna pull up the app store for us now, it's very easy, I'm gonna zoom in, it's very easy to kind of get lost in here because there's so many different amazin...
g apps to choose from. What you want to do though is you want to focus because right now what we're doing As we are creating our print on demand store with Shopify. So at the top right where it says search, you can start searching for different print on demand services. My absolute 100% favorite print on demand source is pillow profits. And I'm gonna show you them along with a couple of others that I really enjoy as well. And I'm gonna tell you what I think is great about each one. Okay, so on the search bar I'm just gonna start typing in pillow profits. Now you're gonna see pillow profits fulfilment come up. Okay? And then of course um we can click on this, get information about their application, there's everything that they have to offer, what's so great about them and then we can install their app Now, pillow profits has a free trial for seven full days and I gotta tell you they're so amazing. Um They allow you to do print on demand for flip flops, for uh sneakers, for bedding, for boots, for high heels, for backpacks, they do pillow covers. They I've sold a lot of stuff using their service. And when people ask me what print on demand application, I recommend. I'm always going to recommend the ones that I've actually generated revenue with opposed to ones that I have never used before. There's a lot of great options, but this is one of the main ones that I use. There's another one if you type them here called Principal. Alright, now principle is another really great print on demand network. Um And what they can do is they can allow you to print on stuff like yoga pants and tank tops, even framed posters and coffee mugs. What you'll find is that each print on demand service that has an app. Uh we'll have different things that they specialize in. So principles really cool because I like that they let you print on yoga pants and socks and stuff, whereas pillow profits let you do pillow covers and high top sneakers embedding. So you might want to install two or three different options on there and they all work together, right? Everybody thinks they're buying from your store. They have no clue that principle is fulfilling for you or that pillow profits is fulfilling for you. So to install these apps, all you have to do is click the green button. So I'm gonna go ahead and uh install pillow profits. So let's go ahead and do that and I'm gonna hit the get button now once I've installed this or I've started the installation process, um I just simply have to verify that I'm okay with all of this stuff with the connection and hit install app and that's really it. I mean were installed now we've got a little bit of set up to do, but the app is now going to be on our store. I'm gonna go ahead and approve this charge. Of course, they have a seven day free trial and that's a small price to pay to not have to have stock in your garage, not have to take any risk and inventory. You know, a lot of businesses I've seen this happen time and time again, they'll or they'll think, oh, this t shirt I'm selling is going to be a big hit and they'll buy like 1000 t shirts and they end up not being able to sell hardly any of them. What do you do now? You're stuck with a bunch of junk in your garage that you can't sell with. Print on demand apps, there is no minimum, right? So like you can put something on your store, if somebody purchases it, if they purchase the item then they print it, you get paid and the customer gets their item. If nobody buys the item on your store, nobody's at a loss, right? Because you don't have a bunch of inventory and stuff. So yeah, pillow profits does have a little charge for their app. I'm gonna go ahead and recommend them because they are a phenomenal app. I have trained all of my students from my program, Aecom Success Academy, how to use their platform among many others and they absolutely love it. I've been an affiliate of these guys and I just time and time again, I see not only myself, but other people really enjoying their service plus benefiting from the higher profit margins. So that being said, um they also have a quick start guide up here that you're going to want to, what you're gonna want to read and kind of watch. Uh one thing that I think separates them from, a lot of the other ones I've seen out there is that they're they're Ceo their owner who lives in the United States, he actually ran a massive Shopify store himself and that's how he started this company. And so when I'm looking at his training that he's put out and it's crazy because it is so specific and it's so step by step. So you click on that quick start guide and you'll see that there's tons of great videos in here about getting started launching your first pillow campaign, how to cancel an order using pillow profits fulfilment system. I mean everything that you could possibly need to get started with their specific app is right here. So very, very cool stuff. Not only that, but they give away stuff like common mistakes to avoid, to avoid. When do orders get shipped, all those little details that you're probably asking right now. They're already right here in their training. Now. Additionally, once you install their app, they're going to give you an account with their pillow profits members area. So you can log in this account. I'm just going to go to a tab where I've already logged in my account and you've got all sorts of resources, like they have their own training on how to create bedding sets, High Hills, Father's Day training. Uh They've got for boots that they sell their not real for uh fox fur. They've got different scripts that they give you pricing um in everything that they recommend for you. They've even got check this out. So like these are all the products that we have in pillow profits. And let's just say betting, so if I click on betting it's gonna pull up all of the specs that we could possibly need for print on demand on this bedding set. And I want you to imagine any image like you could have like an image of a dinosaur that looks like it's uh you know I don't know, breathing fire or something like that right where the pillow is? Where you put your head, you can have like a cartoon body right here. So when you're under the covers it looks like that your body. There's a lot of really cool things you could do with, print on demand, but they give you all of this information here um and all of these resources uh they even have over here, like under the betting set training. Alright, so pillow profits, I haven't shown you yet, but they have a lot of different things you can sell. Um So they even give you free campaigns, so let me just turn this video off real fast. They even give you free campaigns, like they do the artwork and they let you download it. So if you're a member of pillow profits, you'll see here that they actually come up with stuff and they give you uh different campaigns. So these they're giving away all of these right now. But oftentimes they will set some up and they will give them to you. It's pretty cool. Uh just a benefit from being a member, like these calvera designs right here, I can click on these and it's a campaign that I guess there um founder used and they actually let you download it. So look, this is what a bed set would look like with the, I guess calvera tattooed girl. Uh they have shoes, they have purses, they have backpacks and they let you download this, they, here's the shoes. Um, it's crazy. Look at this, the socks, the high heels, the flip flops and they once again, they let you download this campaign and this image and they let you use it. I think that's pretty cool that they do that and they've done it for a couple of other ones too, so that this is one of the big reasons I love uh, this company and I also, I'm going to show you two other companies that I absolutely love as well. So pillow profits, they have tons of resources, tons of training. Uh, they give you credibility videos, they give you tons of mock ups that you can use, uh, for your ads for facebook or Pinterest or Youtube or whatever the resource, maybe our traffic source. Maybe they give you all of the stuff that you can download and you can use. Right? So check this out. They've got, if you're selling pillows, you can download these facebook ad templates and put your image on them, right? Um, they've got look so cool. All the different design ideas and everything. So this is why I think they charge for their app because they're actually going in and they're giving you facebook ad templates, they're giving you campaigns, uh, they're doing, they're spending a lot of money to ensure that their sellers have all of the right tools to go out there and market their campaign. So these are all free. If you're a member of pillow profits, you can download all of these facebook templates and put your image on any of these products and start selling them. And this is, I gotta tell you it calls hundreds of dollars sometimes to have a designer mock up stuff like this and pillow profits, does it for you for free, give you some training and they show you down here exactly how to do it all now. Additionally, Pillow profits um has a lot of different products that you can start putting on your store and under five minutes they've got pillows and only $5 out the door. Now this is a pillow cover, it's not a fully stuffed pillow, it's just a printed cover. You got tote bags. I have sold so many pillow covers, it's unreal. I've sort of boatload of tote bags as well. Listen, when I first got started with a print on demand, I did not think I'd be selling pillow covers. I was selling t shirts. All right, but what I found out is that nobody really cares what I think, like, nobody cares what I want to sell. The only thing that matters is what people want to buy. So as a marketer, especially with print on demand, you have to put yourself in the consumers shoes. And so and you have to start thinking like a marketer. All right, so what do consumers want? You can't say, Oh, well, I think that this is I personally think this is cool because you're not buying it. You have to think about what do the consumers want, what is hot right now, You know what is trending right? This very second. These are all very important things. You have to think like a marketer and put yourself in the consumer shoes at the same time. So you can see all the different products that we can take our images. And literally within 10 minutes we can have these live, we can have these for sale on our store. And the great thing is we're not spending any money here. Uh for inventory, literally I can put this product, this pillow cover with my any image I want on it for sell in my store and nobody has charged a single dime. Like I'm not charged a dime unless somebody comes and buys it now, you could sell these, we sold these for $11 all day long, 10 and 11 bucks. So we had over 100% mark up in these uh tote bags, sold them for like I think 15 bucks, leather tote bags. Uh These are aren't real leather, so there um animal friendly leather. I believe We were selling these for $45-$50. The shoes we sold these for about $70 to $75. So we're getting great profit margins on this stuff right here, socks and High hills. The betting, we've sold some of these for 100 and $ per bedding set. And pillow profits can basically see. And so can all the other print on demand out. They can see when your store generates a sale, right? It's if somebody comes and buys a pillow cover that you you are promoting, they'll see that they'll immediately start fulfilling the order. They'll immediately print it and ship it to the customer hands free automated. You don't have to do anything other than list it for sale on your store and do the marketing. How cool is that? Like I said you've got zero inventory. Um pillow profits. Also even though their company is owned and operated in the U. S. A lot of their factories that fulfill these items are in china And that's why the prices are pretty much cheaper than everybody else. If you go look around, you're not gonna find pillow covers for $5 out the door. And I found that if you're a beginner and you're just now getting started, you're gonna want to focus on profits right go. Or you can have the most profit margin so you can afford to spend more to make more if you're doing paid advertising right? And then if you want you can always move to another company that um fulfills in the U. S. If you want faster shipping. But ultimately um I have used them, I have generated insane amounts of sales with them, highly recommend them very high quality products. And um they just that they've done very well for me along with these other two services that I'm about to show you. So pillow profits is fantastic if you want to get started um fulfilling with them and letting them automate your store, letting them uh print on boots and bedding and flip flops and all sorts of stuff, then install their app and get started. Oh yeah and one more thing is they also have down here, you'll see the express line and the express line is cool because if you want really super mega fast shipping, like unheard of fast shipping from china, you can use the express line and it costs a little bit more for the product, so it's like 28 bucks plus $8 shipping so on and so forth. But your customers are gonna be happy because they're going to get the item significantly faster. So I love that they have this option because you can kind of go in and you can choose, do I want to do just like the regular uh fulfillment or do I want to do Express fulfillment? So you can kind of pick and choose. Um and additionally they have all of your stats right here, like how many orders are pending and production and how many orders are shipped, how much money you've generated and how much money you've been charged for those services. So remember when you're doing print on demand, you list the product for sale, somebody comes and buys it. You get paid. Then the automated fulfillment service like pillow profits or these other ones, I'm going to show you in a second. They will then come in and immediately fulfill the product for you. You're, it's like hands free. You don't really have to do much of anything at that point, you've collected the money, you count on these uh print on demand companies to fulfill it for you all under your brand. And remember the express products are here. Okay, so that's enough about pillow profits. So let's go back over to apps and let's look at another application. So let's hit visit Shopify app store and let's get print fel installed because they're really great service as well. So I'm just gonna type in principle and remember, you don't have to use the exact ones I recommend. These are just, you know, Shopify asked me to come in, teach a print on demand course because I've done so well with print on demand and I want to recommend to you the services that I truly believe are phenomenal. So there's lots of great services out there. These are ones that I think are great, So plentiful right here let's get and now we are installing principle on our Shopify store so you can see that. It only takes a couple of minutes to get one installed. Now, principles gonna ask us to go in and either create a new account or create an existing account So real fast, why enter in my personal information? I'm just going to pause the screen and then we will continue on after I've entered this email address in and there we go. So I went ahead, I put in my email address and now print feliz connecting a brand spanking new account to Shopify. They've got a really nice interface here. Same thing goes, as I said with pillow profits and that is you've got to enter in your payment information because this is print on demand. They're not charging you anything for products until after you generate a sale. So the customer comes to your store, they buy a product you get paid and then these companies will print it, ship it and charge you right? So uh principal runs and operates and fulfills within the U. S. In other words um You know if you have us customers there's gonna be faster shipping and everything. But their margins are a little though their prices are a little bit higher. Uh So you can still look at orders, you can see how many orders you have in the last seven days, 28 days. You know the basic data that every print on demand app will show you. You also can click on products and then you can start adding products to your store. So they've got cool stuff like shirts. Um They've got hats, they've got I say yoga pants but leggings they've got dresses, skirts. And I'm gonna show you pretty soon that you when you print on this stuff like legit you print over like the whole phone case or the whole dress. It is very neat. So this is a great company to use um to go in. And of course uh start doing print on demand. Like they have pillows as well. Let's look at their prices but you'll see that their pillow is $17 whereas pillow profits was $5 out the door. Now they're pillow has stuffing in it and pillow profits is just the pillow case. That's something to take into account as well. Right? But we're talking about profit margins here. You obviously you want to be able to sell an item that allows you to have more profit when you're just starting out. And you could test around and see what service you know you like better. That's the beautiful thing is you have the power to choose. Okay, so principles are really great application. They also have help in here. They have notifications, you can check your orders and everything. They have some videos in here that can help you get started and all in all. Just a very great company and highly respected uh coming back over to apps, there's one more service that I'm going to recommend to you that I use and that is a service called T Launch. They are also in the United States of America. So T launch right here and T launches Great. It's a free app. They have other things that the other two apps don't have. So you can kind of see like you got to install three or four if you want all the options. So let's hit install T. Launch and you can install as many of these on your stories you want, we'll install the application and here we are. So we are now in T. Launch. It's very simple to install this app. They have all the basic stats that the other ones have. Um they've got some integrations, your account information, they've got help videos in here. Um They also have all the products that you can start designing on now. You're gonna notice that they've got a ton of stuff in T. Launch. Once again, they fulfill from the US. What's cool about them is they do baby onesies. So if you have a baby business and I know that's a huge niche. You can print on onesies and put really funny baby quotes on uh one Z Are mommy quotes or dad quote? So you've got all the t shirts and infants and kids sizes. Um They really started out obviously as a T shirt company, but now they've grown and I've used them and there's there's such a great company. Um they have drink wear, so you can print on tumblers, coffee mugs, beer stein's, uh you've got home goods, so you've got christmas, stockings. Right now, beach towels, you've got dog bowls, shower curtains, pet beds, tapestries, pillows. I mean it's really awesome, they've got jewelry that you can print on. They've got phone cases, see when you're on the print and print on demand business. You have such an edge over everybody else because you have all of these options, but you have zero risk and inventory, Right? So you want to, cell phone cases, okay, put your image or your quote or your design on this phone case you want to sell wall art. Okay, sell this flag or this panoramic set of canvasses, sell this square canvas put on your store. If nobody buys it, guess what doesn't matter. It doesn't cost you anything, right? Because it's print on demand. You only pay if somebody actually buys the item. So with print on demand, you've got a lot of really great options here that you could choose from now. No, I want to note something that when you're inside of T launch um the prices that you see right here are not actually the complete and total price. Okay um there is going to be a shipping charge on top of these. So let's go back to where was it? Home goods? Yeah, so I think there was pillow somewhere here. So you see pillows for $4.50 and that it's a pillow cover by the way and that is it seems a little bit cheaper than pillow profits. But when you actually get started creating the product um you'll notice that they tell you what the shipping and handling additional is going to be. So uh to 50 if you're shipping to the US $6 if you're shipping outside of the U. S. So a pillow really in the U. S. Is going to cost you more than five bucks. Right? So it's going to cost, what is that for plus 2 50. All right. You've got seven bucks right here from uh this pillow from the factory to the customer's door which is a great price. Especially considering the fact that it is fulfilled in the U. S. And you're gonna get super fast shipping. But um going back over to I think a pillow profits, they're $5 out the door with no additional shipping. So these are the things that as a business owner you've got to come in and you've got to look at and you've got to say okay well which service do I want to use for? What maybe you use pillow profits for the pillows because they're a better price. Uh You come in here and you use uh t launch for shower curtains because they are sick. I mean I'm telling you I've printed on these, they are really awesome. Are we uh in this case could do a pet bed which is awesome in here. So uh T launch has some very very good items I've sold with them. Um Great service. I I know the founder of their company personally as well as a very great guy and uh yeah it's a company that I recommend. So just to recap coming back over here to our apps, the top three services that I'm going to recommend to you, our pillow profits, Principal and T. Launch. And all three of them are amazing businesses and apps and run by great people but they all three are going to have something different that you're going to want, right? So pillow profits is going to have super super cheap prices and they've got all this crazy training than in free campaign mock ups that they give to their users. And I mean it's just an amazing service uh print fel fulfilled in the U. S. Uh a great company. And they've got awesome leggings that you can print on and they've got awesome framed posters that you can print on, you know, t. Launch once again fulfilled in the U. S. And they're an amazing company as well, and they have other items like the pet beds and they've got the beer stein's and you know just it's so cool and I hope you're excited right now. I bet you that your mind is is going like 1000 miles an hour, like oh this would be great on that. You know, everybody is going to find that that one or two items that really are, they're kind of flag shipped items. I would install all three of these and I would just start playing around with each of them. And in another video we're gonna go over actually building a product, a print on demand product and adding it to your store. So to sum up this video, I just wanted to say these are the three apps I recommend, um go ahead, get them installed and of course you might find other options, but I would start here and of course go ahead to the next video and we will continue on with the training. This Adrienne Morrison. Hope you enjoyed it. Mhm.