I think the pricing is like real estate. It depends on 3 things: location, location, location.rabid said:Man, I wonder where you guys are. I had my secretary (wife) call the one nearest me and they said $700/mo. In fact, she said she saw a guy in there doing custom orders with a heat press last week.
Just playing devil's advocate here; true, the potential customer base is much higher on the 'net, but it takes MUCH longer to get a slice of that population to even see your product or know you exist. I could go to the mall tomorrow and have my product viewed by 100s more people than have seen it on the 'net to date.mrmagic2713 said:i think you are right photodiver! anyone in this biz who does not at least consider harneshing the vast power of the internet, is crazy in my opinion. first of all, the potential customer base on the net is 1000 times larger then even the highest traffic mall, and secondly, instead of paying insane amounts of rent per month, i think that money could much better serve you buy putting it into advertising and promotion.
True, but for me that's 2 months in the mall. How many people could walk by my cart in 60 days? I have no idea but I'd venture to say that the results would be damn similar. Seems a quicker way to build business. Your target needs to see your ad (chance they won't), like it enough to log on and go to your site, then find something they like and purchase it. At a retail presence it's in their face and they can see the quality and touch it and buy it right now.mrmagic2713 said:i recently got a quote from a magazine catering to teenaged girls of about 1400 bucks for a 1/3 page ad space. the audited circulation is about 110,000 per month (and unlike the mall this 110,000 potiental consumers ALL have simular interest!) if i pull .05 percent of that in sales, that would be about 550 shirt orders. it does not take rocket science to do the math there!
Wassup all! Great thread! This is a topic that I personally mull over & over in my own head nice to see others with the sane dilemna! I feel it's important for the customer to see/feel the product! I knoe as a t-shirt designer that's how I buy my own shirts!mrmagic2713 said:well i am in bklyn ny, but i may have to relocate to your town! ha-ha!
I've seen there kiosk in Ontario (east cost Canada) and they are very successful. They have great shirts and I always see a ton of people nearby. The rent in that particular mall is astronomical (its one of Canadas largest) however with the amount of business they do, it makes sense.onemorechan said:Hi,
I know of a one-line humor tees franchise company - Laughingoutloud - that has kiosks selling 100 or so designs. They are located throughout Vancouver and perhaps Canada as well. Their t-shirts go for $15 for one or $25 for two. (Canadian dollars)
I think they are fairly successful since they have been around for a while and I've seen more and more of their kiosks springing up at malls.