Would a new project idea that's similar to be successful?

Hello, I want to start project that is going to be similar to The main difference that the products will be printed using digital prints, so every order could be fulfilled on demand - next day. Here are the main differences of my project comparing to Teespring model: 1: No campaign time limit (users can buy products for as long as they want) 2: All Products dispatched next day of purchase. Meaning users won't have to wait till campaign ends. 3: There could be 3 different designs (now you can have only 1 design on Teespring) 4: More products including mugs, pillows, T-shirts, hoodies. 5: Campaign creators could buy graphic designs from us and then use them for their campaign. Thank you for your thoughts.


There are countless competitors already to Teespring, what they do is not new nor did they invent a new way of printing for fundraisers.

I think what you're suggesting will actually hinder you. The finite time limit creates scarcity and exclusivity. If you are a member of a group or organization that wants to produce wares as a fundraiser, it is in your best interest to have a time limit. Having this open-ended will result in a lot of people putting it off until "they have time" -- which is never.

With this approach, you are intentionally undercutting your own growth.

Your best bet would be to capitalize on #2 and beat everyone else in the speed of service or find other services (like Teespring) to license your process to.

Answered 8 years ago

I think you're looking at this the wrong way. Your suggesting building a competitor for and focusing the features that Teespring doesn't have (or limits) with the assumption that those features are what is stopping Teespring's growth. What you should rather focus on is figuring out what is the most frustrating part of using a service like Teespring as seen by existing users and see if solving that problem has value. Building a pure copy with some added features is probably not a good idea.

Answered 8 years ago

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