Friday, July 26, 2013

Teespring (an EXCELLENT service for fundraising and the like)!

Disclosure: This is a compensated post. All opinions stated however are my genuine and my own.



Creating custom apparel for events or fundraising can present many challenges, some of the most formidable of which are high prices, low quality, and the fallout associated with ordering too many or too little of the item (or pre-ordering the wrong sizes).

Teespring is an awesome service that is changing the way such things operate. Offering a service that allows you to design a tee shirt (with  no upfront costs) and then offer it for sale online allows participants to select only the size(s) and/or quantities they want or need. That means a more streamlined process for you, as only the exact number of shirts requested by buyers will be ordered, at the sizes that are needed. Adding to the allure, Teespring claims a high quality product and offers to deliver directly to the recipient, if desired.

Teespring is excellent for fundraising, campaigning, and the like. The process is extremely simple, being done entirely online. You upload your custom design or create one with the Teespring tools. You create a price, provide the backstory of a cause/explain the campaign, and you set your trackable campaign goals (viewable by anyone visiting your website). An URL will be created for you where people can purchase the shirt you designed. Of course you can add the URL to Twitter, Facebook, your Etsy shop, blog, or any other place you would like to advertise and/or sell.

I love the idea of this service for school fundraisers, campaigns, and issues of particular instance that might arise where fast funding is needed (medical instantly comes to mind). It eliminates the need for face-to-face selling, saves you a bundle of time, cuts costs considerably, and aids in tracking procedures. It also allows for the utmost in convenience for both you and those who will opt in to buy and/or otherwise participate. When it comes time to raise money at one of the kids' schools (and I'm sure the time will arise), I will be keeping Teespring in mind.

If you are interested in learning more about Teespring, you can visit their website here: http://teespring.com
You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

62 comments:

mary_smith said...

This is perfect! I was just speaking with my husband about making t-shirts for our fundraiser.
Thanks for sharing!

Christy Maurer said...

I really like that the participants can order their own online after it's been designed! Seems like a great service!

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah for perfect timing! :) I think this site's definitely worth checking into.

mail4rosey said...

It's got me intrigued, and I don't do a lot of fundraising, but I know where I'm looking when I do.

Thanks for reading, Christy.

Monica said...

Awesome to know about!! Thanks for sharing - I'm always involved in fundraisers.

mail4rosey said...

No money up front, and you can do it online. Sounds good to me. :)

Michelle Minisan said...

Great info on fundraising!! Thanks!!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for visiting/reading.

Alaina Bullock said...

This is such a neat way to fund raise! Thanks for sharing!

Self Sagacity said...

I think it is fabulous to have custom apparel for events and camps. I saw how important it was to my daughter's class this summer. I am sold.

mail4rosey said...

I thought this was an awesome way to do it too, I'm glad they thought of it and have got it up and running. There are examples of campaigns/fundraisers on their website that have used their service, if you'd like to take a look. :) Thanks for reading!

mail4rosey said...

I like it because it gives the participant a tangible memento too! That's neat sometimes. :)

Jerla Oh lalala said...

I love personalized tees too :) will definitely check this out.

Jheylo http://www.beautyisintheeyeoftheb.com/?p=4966

Corinne Schmitt said...

I've used Teespring and I love them! Super easy to use and the shirts were great quality. Such a great resource for family reunions, fundraisers, or teams.

Nicole Pafford said...

That is such a wonderful idea!

Pat Hatt said...

That sure sounds like it would streamline the process

mail4rosey said...

Thank you for reading! :)

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah, I'm happy to hear about the quality of the shirts from someone who used them. Thank you for posting!

mail4rosey said...

It is a cool concept. I think it could be handy for any number of things!

mail4rosey said...

I agree. Tons easier than the old days where you had to go knocking on doors or set up a table in the school gym. :)

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea Rosey! I think I find out about a lot of new things through your posts :)

Cheshire Cat said...

Looks easy to do, thanks!

Elisebet F said...

I don't have any needs for fundraising right now, but I'm curious about this program. I'll check it out, thanks!

Theresa said...

What a fantastic idea! Wish we would have known about this last year. We could have raised some major money for my daughters Washington trip with this set up. I'll have to remember this for future fundraising ideas.

Momma Lew said...

Such a perfect site to make T-Shirts for anything, i need to keep this in mind!

Robin Wilson said...

I haven't heard of them but I love them for fundraising. I don't participate at the moment other than the Purchaser. But I would much rather spend my money on something that I might actually use as opposed to things I have purchased merely to help out and never use.

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Masshole Mommy said...

Very cool! I know that my son's cub scout pack was looking for a t-shirt place, so I will have to tell them about this.

Mommy's Heart said...

wow..what a creative initiative! Thanks for introducing this business to us :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Kera. This one was new to me too, and I see tons of potential in using it.

mail4rosey said...

I love how easy it is! Thanks for visiting. :)

mail4rosey said...

Def. a good site to bookmark. I've done the same. :)

mail4rosey said...

I thought of your daughter's trip when I was reading it. :)

mail4rosey said...

The possibilities are endless if you're involved with charity work, causes, or fundraisers. I bet it's fun to design the shirts too. :)

mail4rosey said...

T-shirts last a long time too, I think it's a solid way to fundraise. Thanks for visiting Robin. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm headed over, Cathy. Thanks for the invite. :)

mail4rosey said...

Woot, glad you read about it. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading/visiting. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

This service sounds great Rosey! Technology is certainly making things hassle free these days. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ai Sakura said...

Wow that certainly sounds very convenient! Saves time and hassle for sure.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

mail4rosey said...

I was thinking the same thing about technology, Judy, when I was reading up on the co. Happy weekend to you too!

mail4rosey said...

Time and hassle have always been possible deterrents for fundraising (for me)...especially if the results were likely to end up minimal. I think this could be the answer to both of those challenges. I'm def. interested (especially if the cause is a good one!) and happy to share the info.

Thanks for stopping over to read about it.

Katherine Sullivan said...

I just love this idea. I heard about them and think they have a fantastic business model.

mail4rosey said...

I think it's a great business model too, Katherine. Thanks for the visit. :)

Char W said...

Wow, what an excellent idea! This sounds like it would be a great asset to many organizations. I can already think of some that I am involved with that I will be mentioning this to :)

mail4rosey said...

Great! Pretty sure we'll be utilizing the service too. :) Thanks for your visit, Char. :)

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks like an easy way to bypass all of that counting, sorting, and money exchanging too. I like the idea of a fundraiser that's handled online.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/

alissa apel said...

I'll have to check that out! Then I'll tell my students about it to.

Malia said...

Thanks for sharing this. I may have a use for this in the future!

Kristi Maloney said...

What a great service! I like how you don't have to buy upfront and it is all done through Teespring. This would be great for school fundraisers!

Z said...

:) great service rosey. thank you for sharing!

mail4rosey said...

I thought it looked easy too. I like easy with fundraising. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Alissa!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading.

mail4rosey said...

School was the first thing I thought of too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading. :)

2justByou said...

Wow! This sounds awesome, especially with all the fundraising that my kids and I do for various causes. Thanks for the post. =0) I'm going to bookmark their site!
~Kim

~ Noelle said...

this is so cool... heading to tell a friend about it now...

Jessica Harlow said...

This is such a great way to get fundraising done! I love that it's all online...everything and everyone is and that's really the best way for me to get the word out! Thanks for sharing!

mail4rosey said...

I bookmarked it too. I love easy and effective. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Noelle. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thanks for reading, Jessica. I'm guessing a lot of people would find this useful, myself included! :)