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How to Create a Print-on-Demand Online Business from Zero to Hero

Michelle
November 23, 2020

The real business today is online.

Anyone can create a website to sell a product online, and experience is not necessary. You may be wondering, but what if I don’t have any product to offer, and I don’t know how to start an online store

Fortunately, print on demand products is a highly recommended solution to start your e-commerce business. Let’s start from the beginning. 

What is Print-on-Demand (POD)? 

Print-on-demand business is about selling custom products such as t-shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, caps, beanies, phone cases, mugs, posters, and some other products with your own designs on your e-commerce site. 

POD is perfect if you don’t have any inventory because you can use a platform like which has become a powerful tool with lots of free app integrations, to create an online store easily.Here is where shines. 

You can connect in 1-click your Shopify account to a print custom POD app, like Fuel, to upload your artworks, select the products you want to sell, and we'll do the rest! With Fuel, you don't need to worry about printing and shipping your orders; we deliver them to your customer’s door! Buyers, you’ll enjoy crazy high-profit margins thanks to our rock bottom base and shipping prices!

How to start your print on demand business? 

Before selling any custom product, it is necessary to have an idea of what you want to achieve. 

Some things that you'll want to consider: 

  • Decide what you are going to sell and who you will be selling to: The advantage of using POD business is that you can create all the products you want. You need a fresh and eye-catching design for your site. 
  • Create customized products that sell: With Fuel, you can upload anything you want. We accept your designs in PNG, JPG, SVG, or GIF files. However, you must think about your target market, what would they like to buy? 
  • Set a price: We give you a suggested sale price of the most profitable and popular prices in the market. However, you decide what price to put on your products. 


How to set up shipping in Shopify? 

If you already choose to create your own Shopify print-on-demand store, you need to set up a shipping option. First of all, remember that you are about to create a store with no inventory, so the best option is to ally with a provider. 

So, set your store with Fuel App, create all your designs, and add them to your catalog. Once a customer buys a product from your store, the rest of the process is automated. You only have to double-check the information! 

Benefits of creating a POD online store

If you need extra motivation to start selling online, check some of the benefits you’ll enjoy: 

  • No inventory, low cost 

Fuel has the guaranteed lowest prices around because there is no inventory and no warehouse expenses! 

  • Goodbye risk

The only thing you need to pay is what you sell, so there’s no risk of losing your profits with this business model. 

  • Get a free trial

Shopify allows you to have a one week trial before making your account! You can check out how Fuel works and convince yourself before committing.

  • Customer Support

In Fuel, we have  an amazing customer support team to solve all your questions about shipments, prints, products, and everything else. We want you to have a fantastic experience and reach your goals efficiently!

Why choose Fuel as a print-on-demand partner?

Remember that your business will depend entirely on the quality that your provider gives you. 

Why is Fuel the right choice for me?

  • Our technology enables us to offer the lowest prices, so you can maximize profits on every sale you make.
  • You can spend less time designing your products and more time marketing them. 
  • We have quick and reliable manufacturing from our multiple fulfillment locations. We have three main printing facilities located within the USA - two in Indianapolis, IN and one in Dallas, TX.
  • Our production is fast. The estimated print times takes:
  • Apparel: 3-5 business days
  • Mugs, posters, & phone cases: 1 business day
  • Embroidered hats & beanies: 3-5 business days

Last things to take into consideration

Like any other business, you should consider the following before you launch a new online store. 

  • Remember that you won’t have full control over the fulfillment of your order. Although you don’t have any warehousing, you still depend on your partner to make the printings and the orders, and there might be some situations someday. 
  • You can freely start with no experience. However, we recommend that you spend some time creating strategies to increase your sales. You definitely must consider knowing everything you can about SEO to position your site on the web. 
  • Use a marketing strategy to increase the visibility of your online presence. A brand without marketing doesn’t exist! 

Now you know that it is effortless to start your online store. All you need is to take the chance to try something new. And remember, we are here to help you! 



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