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Old August 1st, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 4:49:38 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Hey All,

I've heard alot of great this about this forum, so I've decided to Join the Community. (YEAAAA!!!, LOL)

So as the title says, I wanted to know whats a good number of shirts to order for a fresh new Startup.

So far I have 5 Solid designs ( I actually have more then 5, But I have a limited budget so 5 designs to start). Whats the best way to go, How many designs to start with and how many should i start with on each design?

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Old August 1st, 2014 Aug 1, 2014 8:59:19 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

I think it's all gonna depend on the sizes you are going to stock and how many of each size. I carry up to 5XL. So I would stock up to 8 to 10 s-xl and 5 2xl - 5xl.

When I started off I carried 2 designs and worked my way up from there first. Its easier to identify your popular sizes and get a idea of what you need to stock. I let the two designs pay for themselves and the next design I released. Don't blow you wad all at once if you know what I mean.

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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

So is it good to just start with 2 designs?

What if you have more then 2 designs?

What if the 2 designs you pick dont sell well?

What step did you take on picking the 2 designs? Did you post on Social media Drafts to and allowed people to choose?

If only 2 design how many shirts in ALL did you order?
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

I keep 2 designs with me on hand in my truck. I sell where I go. most sell but I get oneoff orders and they like them and order again.if you have 5 designs then do all 5 and have at least 5 of each design with you. but I would just do 1 or 2 since your starting out.
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

Well i'm trying to sell to Females and Male, so i have 2 Designs for females and 3 For men right now. And i'm trying to make each time i order a new collection. so this order i have a name of the collection in mind. The Next order a completely different name. All to be LIMITED EDITIONS and NUMBERED in the collection.

but the question is, should i start with an order of 50, 100, 200????.... HOW MANY SHIRT SHOULD I ORDER IN THE FIRST RUN??
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

are you printing them yourself or ordering transfer.
 
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Ordering transfer
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

then order all 5 tranfers and then put a few on about 12 shirts to see how they sell. you will have transfers so you can press on demand.
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

so order 12 shirts?...
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

What if, what if, what if! Apparel is a risky business. Lol before I even started my brand I had over 50 designs. Like I said before, just be patient and don't blow all your wad at once.

I had a poll on my FB page asking which I should release first. Worked well and it paid for itself and then some.

I can say you can go hard at first, but your customers are going to expect it from you all the the time. So pace yourself.

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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

I'm sending my design off to get printed. Most manu's have a 50 order minimum. so how can i only order 12????
 
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Default Re: How many shirt to order on a startup??

[QUOTE=JayDeePLUS;2289498]I'm sending my design off to get printed. Most manu's have a 50 order minimum. so how can i only order 12????[/QUOTE

Plastisol transfers?


Fmexpressions you can order as many as you want, But it's a 25 dollar set up fee

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