QuestionsCategory: businessDrop Shipping + Margins + Long Term Career
Anonymous asked 2 years ago

I had a serveral questions.
First, regarding the margins on the printing when using a dropshipper. I understand that ultimately you want to use a dropshipping campaign so you can understand the target market and down the line use a local screen printer. But how long do you actually use a drop shipper for? What are the differences in margins for a dropshipper and a local screen printer. How does that compare with the time spent as well? 
Also, I know you travel a lot. Unless, you have employees that work for you, how do you travel and still own a t shirt business. Can you explain your story and how you got to where you are?
Thank you ! 

1 Answers
Facebook Profile photoJon Kruse Staff answered 2 years ago

The margins on drop-shipping and having someone print your shirts with DTG are a lot smaller then screen printing, but you also have a lot of advantages to. You don’t have to invest in inventory and can see what works. No upfront costs means all the money you make is profit.
Screen printing is going to give you a lot higher margins but you have to buy product upfront. I would suggest doing a small order in the beginning even though the profit margins aren’t as high. The worst thing is to have inventory or sizes that dont sell so you want to avoid this at all costs.
Once you figure out what sells and what sizes to order you can make bigger orders.
I currently am focusing on this website and dont do the clothing companies I created anymore. In the past I had a family member ship shirts when I was gone but there are also companies that you can ship your product to that will ship your products to.
Hopefully that answers your questions, let me know if you need any more advice.