This is part two of the series of common print on demand (POD) store mistakes you should avoid at all cost. In the first blog we discuss the first 4 mistakes to avoid; avoid too many varieties in product colors, check your print provider options before selling internationally, make sure you have a credit card or money set aside before you start, and check if your written phrases are trademarked first and avoid copyrights. Print on demand is not easy money and it can take hours to create your website, your designs, your mockups, and run ads.
Print on demand is becoming one of the most profitable ecommerce business models right now! With low startup costs, high returns, and low production time, it is one of the most ideal business concepts to try out. If you have an existing store, it is very simple to start selling additional products like merchandise by integrating 3rd party print providers like Printify or Printful. However before you get started, it is important to learn some of the biggest mistakes to avoid to make sure your print on demand (POD) store is successful!
When someone asks our team to look at a website, there is almost always a disclaimer. Usually, a “don’t be too harsh” or “don’t spend too much time, just give me some quick thoughts.” For the most part, we assume this means they do not want detailed review of their site - just some top line things noticed, without an explanation. While this seems simple, it is something that our team is constantly trying to get better at doing.
Launch day is a big milestone and can be stressful. In our work, we launch websites all the time and have a defined process that takes the stress away. We work closely together as we make your website live. Here are some of the planning and preparation steps that can make your launch day as uneventful and smooth as possible.
Incoming spam is no joke. At a minimum email spam can be annoying, but in extremes it can contain malicious phishing attempts or catastrophic malware. With huge quantities of spam, your inbox can be overflowing to the point where you can barely engage with real customers. Instead you may be bombarded with spam emails proclaiming ridiculous things like, “You have won a lifetime supply of velvet armchairs!” Sound familiar?
Taking measurements can help us understand our world better. Websites are no different. For many people, the problem lies with figuring out what metric you should use to gauge your website’s performance. What should you measure success on your website?
Every year there are new and exciting trends in the world of web design. Being able to stay in step with these trends can be challenging but will help you get the most out of your design projects. Whether you’re designing a site for your own personal use or for a client, knowing the current trends will help you build a better, more modern design. Here are some recent trends that can help your site stay up to date:
Over the last year so much of our daily lives have changed. One of the things that seems to surprise people is how difficult it can be, or how long it can now take to receive items. Whether it be a delay due simply to shipping, or a delay due to one or more pieces in the production chain, the way we get things has slowed down over the last year.
Today there are websites for everything imaginable. There are personal websites, business websites, e-commerce sites, and many, many more. This high volume of websites also brings about a high number of subpar websites. Some sites look ancient and could have been built in the same era as Windows 98. Company websites are typically the first place where customers form their opinion on your business. If you are running a website from the stone age, potential customers might not think too highly of your company.
Even if you are prepared, unforeseen events can happen. Anticipating problems and mitigating risks are part of any project, including web design. Unpredictable events can sneak up, even with proper due diligence and best practice procedures in place. These unexpected circumstances can affect the project outcome. Fortunately, with proper procedure and adequate process, true emergencies are extremely rare when working with a qualified web development team.