QuestionsCategory: starting outHow much stock in inventory do we need to have for the first month of launch?
Anonymous asked 2 years ago

I’m going to start an online clothing store. However, I’m still confused in regard to the amount of initial inventory that I should prepare. How can I come up with a plan?

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Facebook Profile photoJon Kruse Staff answered 2 years ago

Have you signed up for the mailing list and gotten the startup guide? It will answer a lot of the questions you have. In it I recommend getting your shirts printed and shipped by a Drop Ship DTG company called Printful. It’s not as high of profits as screen printing shirts but it allows you to test your products.

Most people fall into the trap of seeing how much cheaper it is per shirt to order more and end up buying way too many shirts. These shirts might not sell because they are the wrong size or any number of reasons. Below are a couple articles to guide you if you want to go with the traditional screen printed shirt route.

https://www.howtostartaclothingcompany.com/how-many-shirts-to-get-for-your-first-t-shirt-order/
http://www.milestogogreg.com/articles/advice-on-how-to-order-on-initial-production-runs/
https://www.howtostartaclothingcompany.com/how-many-shirts-should-i-print/