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3 reasons to turn to Print on Demand for music merchandise

You have the rhythm in your skin, we have the printed products: we're going to form a beautiful duo.

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First and foremost, we can't stress this enough: we're touched by the variety and immensity of the range of talents represented by our users. Giving all of you a space to express yourselves and create is for us the most precious of pleasures. That's it.

Amongst this group of inspired users, there are more and more musicians and music groups who want to create their own merchandising (which can also be called 'merchandise'). For players in this sector, the choice of Print on Demand is a wise one.

With music streaming making its way into our lives, the financial aspect of the lives of musical artists can become a real headache. Faced with easy and instantaneous listening on streaming platforms, physical media are finding it increasingly difficult to compete. It is also difficult to differentiate oneself and to make a mark in the face of ever more massive and inventive competition. The solution of live shows and other concerts, in these times of social distancing, is tinged with uncertainty.

There's only one major, solid way to monetize your situation as a musician: the design and sale of merchandising. Perfect for forging links with listeners and reinforcing your image with memorable visuals, merchandising represents a far from negligible source of income for musical artists: for every 10% earned from the sale of media and concerts, no less than 90% of income is represented by the sale of merchandising products. In short, it's the promise of not just eating pasta for an indefinite period of time. Enticing, isn't it?

If you want to start your own shop, the choice of Print on Demand is undoubtedly the most appropriate option. This last fact can be explained by 3 points; let's study them together.

1. No stock: save all your energy for your creative process!

First of all, we'd like to congratulate you on your choice of vocation as an artist, and wish you every success in the world. We're well aware of just how time- and energy-intensive music can be. You've chosen this field for a reason: because you have a creative mind. The graphic design stage may be a real pleasure for you or your band, but beyond that, running a traditional merchandising store can be tedious and time-consuming; especially the stock, logistics and shipping aspects.

Fortunately, Print On Demand is there to save you the trouble. With POD, there's no stock or logistics, we take care of everything for you and ship your products under your name or your band's name. You have nothing to do but reap the benefits and let your musical imagination run wild.

2. The budget-friendly solution: zero, but really, ZERO initial investment

It's wonderful to make a living from your passion! But sometimes, let's face it, this situation can lack stability; this is particularly the case for musical artists. Many factors come into play and contribute to the fact that one month can show results that differ considerably from the previous one, and so on.

In this context, it's a good idea to err on the side of caution and avoid the kind of substantial investment that would be required to build up a merchandising stock. For any artist, this method is far too risky financially; moreover, there's surely nothing more demotivating than seeing your unsold merchandise gathering dust.

Once again, this is where Print On Demand proves its obvious superiority (no, we're not even exaggerating): our service enables you to sell your items on a just-in-time basis, i.e. directly at your buyer's request. This means no investment for you, only profits: you'll receive the margin between the initial price of the blank product we offer and the item featuring your visual purchased by your fan on your store. And because nothing's too good for you, registration for our application is completely free, with no subscription required. As you can see, we weren't (really) exaggerating.

3. TPOP: the archi-attractive choice of a wide variety of products

With POD, we're a long, long way from selling the classic, one-off T-Shirt: TPOP offers you around forty different products to customize to your own taste. From the famous t-shirt to the mug and the custom cover with its cushion, you can be sure of reaching a maximum number of target groups, while satisfying every possible need and budget. POD lets you experiment without risk.

The best part is that you can offer all this variety without worrying about inventory management. Your best-selling product, in the most commonly purchased size, will never be out of stock. No more fan frustration at having to buy the wrong size out of spite (or worse: not buying anything at all). All that's a thing of the past. Your online store will always be perfectly stocked, all year round.

When you set up your own merchandising boutique as a musician, you gain access to new and often welcome sources of income. It's about forging a special bond with your audience, making them feel cherished and privileged, and emotionally realizing that the feeling is entirely mutual when you see them proudly displaying your merchandise.

In short, it's one of the major milestones on your musical journey, and one that happens to be perfectly compatible with the Print On Demand system. To top it all off, we've got a secret we'd like to share with you: we're currently preparing the release of a brand-new medium, called...

The famous, the magnificent, the exceptional Poster. Can you imagine your visual being plastered on your fans' walls? Yes, we can.

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