Grow Your Merch Sales with Meta and Spreadshop

Grow Your Merch Sales with Meta and Spreadshop

It’s easier than ever to sell merch on Facebook and Instagram thanks to Spreadshop’s new Meta Business Integration. What was once a painful and confusing process for shop owners can now be done in a matter of seconds!

People around the world will be able to access your Spreadshop from your Facebook page, Instagram profile or from one of your Instagram stories. This extension is going to open many new opportunities for your shop.

Next Level Social Selling

Easily run shop ads across Facebook and Instagram with just a few clicks. With the power of Meta’s Pixel, you can find more people likely to buy from your Spreadshop. End the search for your target audience once and for all. You’ll be able to measure marketing and ads performance and get insights on how Meta’s business tools help drive traffic and sales. This is going to take your merch marketing to the next level.

Simple Setup

In the past, connecting Facebook Business Manager and Facebook Commerce was a complicated process. Meta has made it much simpler. Customizing your Facebook shop and collections takes only a few minutes. You’ll be able to add collections, descriptions and cover media. Anyone who visits your shop on Facebook or Instagram will have the ability to click on them and buy the products directly from your Spreadshop.

Build Your Brand

Selling your merch on socials is the future of e-commerce. Beyond the fact that your friends, family and followers are already on platforms like Facebook and Instagram, this is a FREE opportunity to reach new customers and expand your brand. Your products and designs can now be discovered and purchased by new customers seamlessly across Facebook and Instagram. They can explore products and collections of products right from within the app.

What can Meta do for your shop?

Here are a few ideas to highlight how you can use the Meta Business Integration with Spreadshop:

  • Facebook Groups: Do you run or are you a member of a busy Facebook group? Do a merch drop of a special shirt to help raise money for your group’s effort/cause. Exclusive merch can really unify your group and build a bond with other members.
  • Instagram Merch Drop: Our data shows that creators sell more with limited merch drops. Launch an exclusive t-shirt design. Post a photo of you wearing it and tag the item for sale in the post. Don’t forget to tell your followers this is a limited time offer!
  • Find Your Fans: For as little as a dollar a day you can run targeted ads (link blog) and boosted posts. Find new customers who are more likely to buy from your Spreadshop and follow your brand.

Here’s how to get started in your Spreadshop user dashboard:

  1. Login to your Spreadshop
  2. Go to Shop Settings > Marketing > Facebook & Instagram
  3. Click Connect with Business Manager
  4. Login with your Facebook account (if you’re not already logged in)
  5. Complete the wizard to connect your Spreadshop to Meta Business

Need help? Check out our resource page here.

Thanks, mom and dad! Order deadlines for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2022

Thanks, mom and dad! Order deadlines for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day 2022

Kids— they grow up so fast. Before you know it, they’ve moved on from gifting their parents clumsily-glued construction paper projects for Mother’s and Father’s Day to more grown-up (if no less heartfelt) gifts. This spring, your Shop customers will be looking for meaningful gifts for their moms and dads. Will they find the perfect present in your Shop?

If you are already in the process of spring cleaning your Shop, you can use the space you free up for a few Mother’s and Father’s Day designs. Add your own personal touch and be creative—it’s not all bouquets and neckties.

Our tip: Promote your designs for these big days on Instagram and Facebook. After the order deadlines have passed, however, you should cut back on your advertising. Because we all know: disappointed parents are a force to be reckoned with.

Order deadlines Mother’s Day 2022

As always, we reserve the right to change our order deadlines at short notice. You can always find the current delivery times here in the blog article.

Country Date Shipping Deadline Order Deadline
DE 5/8/22 5/4/22 4/30/22
US 5/8/22 4/28/22 4/25/22
FR 5/29/22 5/21/22 5/17/22
NL 5/8/22 5/2/22 4/27/22
AT 5/8/22 5/2/22 4/27/22
IT 5/8/22 4/27/22 4/24/22
ES 5/1/22 4/15/22 4/12/22
PL 5/26/22 5/18/22 5/15/22
DK 5/8/22 4/26/22 4/23/22
FI 5/8/22 4/26/22 4/23/22
SE 5/9/22 4/28/22 4/24/22

Order deadlines Father’s Day 2022

Country Date Shipping Deadline Order Deadline
DE 5/26/22 5/23/22 5/17/22
UK 6/19/22 6/9/22 6/6/22
US 6/19/22 6/10/22 6/6/22
FR 6/19/22 6/10/22 6/7/22
NL 6/19/22 6/13/22 6/8/22
AT 6/19/22 6/13/22 6/8/22
PL 6/23/22 6/13/22 6/8/22
NO 11/13/22 11/1/22 10/26/22
DK 6/5/22 5/25/22 5/22/22
FI 11/13/22 11/3/22 10/28/22
SE 11/13/22 11/3/22 10/28/22

As far as deadlines are concerned, we usually take two days to ship an order. As always, we will do our best to ensure that all your customers receive their orders on time.

Do you have any questions or comments about the order deadlines? Write us in the forum!

 

 

Spring discount promotions in March & April 2022

Spring discount promotions in March & April 2022

Finally, winter is over. We could weep. On March 20, spring officially begins and (half) the world awakens from its long winter sleep.

Spring is a busy and festive season with many special occasions and holidays around the world, including:

  • Mardi Gras on March 1st
  • International Women’s Day on March 8th
  • St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th
  • Start of Ramadan on April 2nd
  • Easter on April 17th
  • Passover from April 15th-23rd

Special occasions are just one nice excuse to promote your Shop. You can usually postpone the start of your discount promotions within a time window of 60 days – i.e. 30 days before or after the official promotion date, so schedule them as you see fit.

Scheduled discount promotions in March & April*

  • March 4th – 9th: 15% off everything
  • March 17th – 22nd: Free shipping
  • March 30th – April 4th: 20% off everything
  • April 9th – 12th*: 15% off everything
  • April 21st – 26th*: 20 % off everything

*to be confirmed.
Notice anything? We’ve extended the promotion period to up to six days! Of course, you can still shorten or postpone your discount promotions as you like. So get planning and promote your Shop with some special deals!

New in: Umbrella (EU Only)

New in: Umbrella (EU Only)

Your designs will be “singin’ in the rain” when you feature them on this new collapsible umbrella. What will they be singing, you ask? That should be obvious: “Now that it’s raining more than ever / Know that we’ll still have each other / You can stand under my umbrella ella ella eh eh eh!”

Product Info (ID 55)

  • Brand: Fare
  • Manufactured in China
  • Collapsible Umbrella
  • 100% polyester (covering)
  • Metal and plastic (handle)
  • Length, folded: 24cm
  • Colors: Black

Print and price Info

  • Print area front and back (width x height): 22.1 cm x 16.8 cm
  • Print types: DTF and Flex print -> pixel and vector files

Which of your designs would look good in the rain? Any questions about our newest product for your Shop assortment? Drop them in the comments!

New in: Contrast Snapback Cap (EU only)

New in: Contrast Snapback Cap (EU only)

Our new Snapback Cap has joined our assortment alongside the classic baseball cap to bring a retro feeling to your EU Shop.

The Contrast Snapback Cap is available in bold black/neon orange, neutral black/grey and cool black/turquoise.

Which of your designs will you put on it and why?

Product information (ID 803)

  • Brand: Beechfield
  • Manufactured in China
  • Size: Adjustable
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Straight contrasting brim
  • Colors: black/neon orange; black/grey; black/teal

Print and price information

  • Print area right/left (width x height): 6.5 cm x 2.5 cm
  • Print Area front (width x height): 12.7 cm x 5 cm
  • Print types: Flex/Flock and DTF (pixel and vector graphics possible link to help page)
  • Pricing varies

Why is it actually called a Snapback Cap?

Snapback caps are size-adjustable at the back of the head thanks to their trademark snap. What distinguishes the snapback from its predecessor – the baseball cap – is the straight brim.

Snapback caps were first used in baseball, but in the 2000s they became a popular accessory in hip-hop culture.

All clear? If not, come to the Spreadshop forum and chat with us and your fellow Shop Owners all over the world!

New for your Shop: Ceramic Beer Mug (EU Only)

New for your Shop: Ceramic Beer Mug (EU Only)

This sturdy ceramic beer mug (ID 717) brings a bit of Oktoberfest spirit to wherever you are, anytime of year. Is your Shop ready for a cold beer?

Product Info (EU only)

  • Brand: Schulze GmbH
  • Manufactured in China
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Capacity: 500ml
  • Dishwasher resistant (however, handwashing will help the print last even longer)
  • Colors: White

Print and Price information

  • Print Area Right/Left (width x height): 7.4 cm x 5.5 cm
  • Print Area Front (width x height): 7 cm x 5.5 cm
  • Print Types: Thermal sublimation

Have any questions about our newest addition? Fire away in the comments!

New Fanny Pack (North America & Oceania)

New Fanny Pack (North America & Oceania)

This retro fanny pack is a multifunctional addition to your Shop. In classic fanny pack style, it’s made of durable polyester and topped off with an adjustable strap.

Fanny Pack (ID 1586)

  • Brand: Liberty Bags
  • Fabric Content: 100% denier polyester
  • Imported product, printed & processed in the USA
  • Top zippered pocket with front main zippered compartment
  • Adjustable strap with 2″ buckle clip

Print & price details

  • Print type: Flex Print, Flock Print
  • Accepted file type: vector graphics
  • Print area: 5,5″ x 2,4″
  • Prices vary

Any questions? Let us know in the comments below!

Assortment Update February 2022

Assortment Update February 2022

Product News – North America

You’re going to love this month’s product additions! Next to brand new colors for the Men’s Organic T-Shirt, we’ve also added some fresh hues for the bigger sizes of the Premium Hoodie for both women and men. Be sure to add them to your range!

New Colors

ID 1352 Men’s Organic T-Shirt

One of our favorite organic products is now also available in heather grey, charcoal grey, red & royal blue

ID 444 Women’s Premium Hoodie

This hoodie shouldn’t be missing in anyone’s product range. Size 3XL is now also available in black, navy, heather grey, and white

ID 20 Men’s Premium Hoodie

Of course, what’s true for women also holds true for men. This essential hooded sweatshirt is now also available in different colors for sizes 3XL-5XL: black, navy, heather grey, and white.

Color deactivation

ID 1544 Women’s Performance Racerback Tank

The manufacturer discontinues the color azalea, and we are currently looking to replace it with a similar color.

Product News – Europe

 We don’t have too many news this time around, but we’re excited to be able to offer new colors for one of our firm favorites: the mighty Premium Hoodie.

New colors

ID 20 Men’s Premium Hoodie

For sizes 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, the following colors have just been added: white, black & heather grey. Navy will follow soon.

ID 444 Women’s Premium Hoodie

For 3XL, we’ve just added white, black & heather grey as well. Navy will follow soon

New in: Kids’ Apron for Tiny Master Chefs (NA only)

New in: Kids’ Apron for Tiny Master Chefs (NA only)

New in our assortment: our kids’ apron is great for real and imaginary cooking. Your designs will add a special flavor to any little chef’s uniform. Add it to your Shop today!

Kids’ Apron (NA ID 1426) – NA only

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Product Info

  • Brand: KNG
  • 100% polyester | Fabric weight: 7.2 oz (heavyweight)
  • Bar-tacked at all stress points
  • Generous 30″ tie length (each side)
  • Imported product, printed & processed in the USA
  • Colors: Black and white
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Print Details

  • Print area (width x height): 5.94″ x 7.86″ in (15 cm x 19 cm)
  • Print type: DTF (direct to film), pixel and vector files (recommended 4000 x 4000 Pixels; PNG)

Prices

  • Retail Price: $19.99 (CAD $21.99 and AUD $24.99)
  • Design Commission: $2.50 (CAD $3.00 and AUD $3.50)

Questions about our new product? Ask us in the comments!

 

NEW: Unisex Organic Hoodie (NA Only)

NEW: Unisex Organic Hoodie (NA Only)

Welcome the newest addition to our growing assortment of sustainable products: the super-versatile Unisex Organic Hoodie from Econscious. Available in heather burgundy, charcoal gray, heather military green, and heather navy, this do-gooder is sure to be a favorite in your Shop.

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Product Details – NA Only

  • Fabric: 80% organic cotton/20% recycled polyester
  • Imported, printed and processed in the USA
  • Hood with drawstring, pouch pockets
  • Global recycled standard certified
  • Sizes: S-2XL
  • Produced in audited factories
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Print & Price

  • Print Area Front (w x h): 16″ x 10″ (40.6 cm x 25.4cm)
    Print Area Back (w x h): 16″ x 18″ (40.6cm x 45.7cm)
  • Print types: Digital Direct (DD), pixel and vector graphics possible. Flex and Flock printing, only vector graphics possible (we recommend at least 4,000 x 4,000 pixels, PNG)
  • Prices vary

Make your Shop more sustainable and add your designs to our new hoodie today.

Any questions about Spreadshop’s products? Any requests for your Shop assortment? Then head over to the Spreadshop Forum to get the conversation started!