Holding your own products in your hands and seeing your designs in the flesh—receiving your first samples is a very special moment. Learn how you can get your product samples at a reasonable price.
One of the most important rules of sales is: know your product. Of course, this also applies to you as a Shop Owner. You should know what you’re offering your customers in order to sell it well. How does the material feel? How does the print quality look in real life? Are there any design tweaks that still need to be made? You can only answer these questions once you have held a shirt featuring your design in your hands and experienced it for yourself.
It’s also special to see your own design on a product. Not to mention that you can do great advertising with the finished product, such as with your own photoshoots. We would love to be able to provide free product samples to all our Shop Owners. But because our shop system is completely free of cost for you, free samples are not part of the deal. However, you can still get samples of your products for cheap! Here’s how.
1. Deactivate the affiliate commission
With the affiliate commission, you earn 20% of the income from product and print price – minus VAT. If you order from yourself, you lose the VAT. Depending on the country in which you run your business, this can be up to 20%. Therefore, use this little hack and deactivate your affiliate commission for the duration of your order. Go to Edit Shop > Advanced > Affiliate Commission and deselect the option.
2. Set the design price to 0 €.
The design price is 100% yours – well, almost, because this is also considered revenue and is therefore subject to VAT. To save money, you can set the design price to 0 € for the duration of your order. Click on the design view in your backend and activate the checkmark in the upper left corner of the design you want to order. Click on the design price in the bar above and set it to 0 €.
3. Use the next shop promotion
You save the most if you order a sample while a shop promotion is running. You can save up to 20% or get your sample sent to you for free thanks to free shipping promos.
By the way: The next promotion is free shipping and runs from 23-25 October. All promos through December 2019 can be found here.
4. Reset your settings
Don’t forget to reset the design price and affiliate commission settings after ordering. You can then sit back and wait for your order while you continue to earn on your sales.
Have you already ordered a product sample from your own Shop? How did it feel to see your own design on a product?