Sometimes it can be easy to get tunnel vision and only think about how you enjoy the product and lose track of what your fans want, here are 5 tips for you to keep in mind when creating your new merchandise…
1. Give back to the community
Is there a particular rescue or good cause that you care about? Your fans love seeing that side of you, and seeing that your merchandise is donating some of its profits to a good cause can help entice them to pick up some product.
2. Your product doesn’t need to be your animal
You have an amazing animal that is the cutest thing in the world, but if you were to look in your closet, how many animal shirts do you have that are someone else’s pet? Think about adding a fun/cute catchphrase, a motivational line or a generic breed based or rescue based shirt so it appeals to a larger audience
3. Make sure you don’t overcharge for your product
Who doesn’t love making money? We all want to make as much money as possible, but when was the last time you spent $30 or $40 on a t-shirt? Bonfire has an excellent price suggestion tool to help recommend a fair price for your product, and as tempting as it is to bump up the price keep in mind how much you’d be willing to spend on that product (if it wasn’t your pet).
4. There are more options to choose from than a T-shirt
Sometimes you have an amazing design but it might look a little weird on a shirt. Luckily with Bonfire they have many different options for what you can sell your merchandise on. From Mugs to Hats and Masks, there are many different ways to sell your product.
5. Size doesn’t always matter
Who says that your design needs to be as big as possible on the shirt? Sometimes smaller is better depending on the logo or catchphrase you want to use.
We hope you enjoyed these little tips to keep in mind when creating your merchandise.
Pets on Q has other methods of getting your very own merchandise made. We have some new friends who can make your very own animal plushie to sell to your fans! If you are interested fill out the form HERE and we’ll get in touch
Have a great day, and let us know if you have any questions!