One of my communities wants t-shirts! I was thinking of sourcing user generated design & then having a vote - could be ongoing - anyone have experience w/ this? I would prefer no trial and error in retail! Thanks in advance! Ideally- I'd like to set this up as an ongoing thing. (For the community by the community) so, I'm not sure if I want to use campaigns (like tee-spring) as an option, but I'm all ears!
There are a number of Teespring alternatives, including sites that allow for community voting, here: http://nstr.co/1S0v3X5
Also, one of the last links has a case study on how one company sold $1200 on Facebook alone using Teespring.
There are platforms that allow you to dropship your shirts less expensively, but you will need to compare the trade-off in customer service and features that Teespring boosts.
All the best,