If you’re looking to take the first steps into making a statement in the world of fashion, it can be difficult to know where to begin. The idea of designing and selling your own dresses is of course highly appealing – but what is your first step?
Thanks to the online fulfilment companies specialising in drop-shipping, it’s now easier than ever for you to design your own dresses and sell them online. You don’t need a warehouse full of stock, you don’t need money to print the dresses yourself, and you don’t need to worry about shipping – all you have to do is let your creative instinct flow.
Choosing your designs
Designing a dress to sell online offers you a blank canvas onto which you can imprint your personality, your design sensibilities, and your message to the world. There are different dress type available for you to have your custom designs printed onto, allowing you to indulge your creativity through a number of different design choices.
You can design your own dress that fires your fashion sense. You can take your cue from wherever you please, whether it be designing comfortable dresses for everyday wear, or finding inspiration from this year’s top festival dresses. The options are unlimited in terms of colour, pattern, and design – all you need is that flash of inspiration.
How does drop-shipping work?
So how will you actually be able to sell your custom dresses online? Well, it’s easy thanks to companies, like Printful, which specialise in custom printing and order fulfilment.
It begins with you designing your online store and choosing which dresses you’d like to offer for sale. The process is highly intuitive, allowing you to transfer your patterns in moments and for them to appear on your online store. But the dresses don’t actually exist yet! That’s the beauty of a drop-shipping and print on demand service like Printful’s.
Print on demand means that you don’t need to have any money to invest in getting dresses printed before you can sell them. They’re printed to order – so when an order comes through your online store, it’s translated through to your fulfilment company’s system. They then print, package, and ship the order to the customer.
If you want to build yourself a recognisable brand, you can do that with drop-shipping. The partner you choose to work with can package your custom designed dress with your unique branding. You can decide the colours, the design, your logo, your name – everything.
Making shipping easy
Shipping can be one of the most challenging parts of establishing any online store, and especially if you want to sell your custom dresses. But thanks to a fulfilment company, all of your shipping is handled for you, as are any returns or customer queries should they arise.
That means you don’t need to invest in packaging and boxes, you don’t need to account for extra shipping costs, and you don’t need to worry about any issues with your parcel crossing borders for international customers.