The ultimate POD Cushion Guide: Valentine’s Edition

The ultimate POD Cushion Guide: Valentine’s Edition

The ultimate POD Cushion Guide: Valentine’s Edition

2022 is looking to be a huge year for the sale of print on demand cushions. As the product offering in POD widens, people’s expectations for more imaginative and personal designs are on the rise. Imagine the possibilities…

Using the design template

We have created an artwork template to help you export your cushion artwork files quickly and easily. The template is set up at 300dpi so when you export your files you know they’ll be at the correct printing resolution. Save the Photoshop file template to your computer and keep using it every time you launch another cushion campaign. Let’s run through the process together…

Step 01

Moteefe has two cushion sizes available. Choose between the SQUARE or RECTANGLE Artwork template and open the Photoshop file on your computer. Check out the proportions of the cushions available on the Moteefe platform here on our blogpost

Step 02

Upon opening the Photoshop file, navigate to the HIDE ME folder in the layers tab and use the eye to turn off the visibility of this layer. You’ll need to also turn off the layer Your Artwork Here

Step 03

This is where the fun starts! Start designing within the boundaries of this canvas, or drag in your artwork to fit this print space. We’re using some cushion artwork to demonstrate below:

If you are placing a Png or a photo into this template file be sure to hold the option key whilst resizing within the canvas to maintain the original proportions of the image and avoid stretching. Try to maximise the use of the space so your print file will be as large as possible. You can adjust accordingly within the Moteefe builder when you upload the artwork to your campaign. 

Step 04

Once you’re happy with the design and the positioning of your artwork within the canvas, you are ready to export your png file for print. Go to File > Export > Export As…

Step 05

Now you’ll see the export window in which you can check the format (PNG) image size. and more details. Make sure Convert to sRGB is checked. You’re now ready to export your print file, so click the Blue Export button to save to your computer

Step 06

Great work! Now your print-ready png file is ready to upload into your campaign on the Moteefe platform and share with the world!

The Moteefe  cushion PSD Mockup

Not only have we created an awesome template to help make your creative process easy and accurate – Our design team has created a Photoshop file with real lifestyle scenes so you can showcase your cushion designs in real life environments. Hyper realistic and easy to use

To access and download this mockup file, you’ll need to click here to submit your email address. In doing so, this will subscribe you to occasional emails from us with awesome free cushion artwork for use exclusively on the Moteefe platform.

Valentine’s Cushion Designs

Our Customer Success Team are here to help you maximize your potential with Moteefe. If you need additional support with anything mentioned above, contact us using the details below and we’ll be happy to help. You can also join the Moteefe x Marcazo Global Facebook group which hosts a great community of sellers, with tools and resources for you to use all completely free. Together, let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa
 – Success Manager

Sellersupport@moteefe.com
Support in English from 09am – 06pm BST (UK)

Translating your campaign: how to use the Facebook Ads Translation Guide

Translating your campaign: how to use the Facebook Ads Translation Guide

Translating your campaign: how to use the Facebook Ads Translation Guide

Facebook ads translation guide: Moteefe Blog header illustration tion

The Facebook Ads Translation Guide: reach a whole new audience

Translate your successful campaigns into another language, and you’ll reach a lucrative, untapped audience.  It’s a very effective way to scale up, and surprisingly enough, it requires very little added effort.

Not many people are able to speak multiple languages fluently, and finding a reliable and accurate translation can be difficult.  That’s why Moteefe has created a guide to help the community out.  The new Facebook Ads Translation Guide contains commonly used phrases for marketing a campaign.  It’s been designed to help you reach European markets and send your sales sky-high!

Facebook Ads Translation Guide: the details

Our guide provides sellers with translations in 13 different languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Polish and Czech.

It covers common phrases targeted towards your audience regarding ads, campaigns and retargeting.  Some of the phrases available include:

  • PLEASE USE THE SIZE GUIDELINES TO CHECK YOUR SIZE BEFORE ORDERING!

  • For bigger sizes, select the S to 5XL option.

  • Click the GREEN BUTTON to select your size and style

Putting the Facebook Ads Translation Guide to use

After downloading the PDF file, use the steps below to help you translate the phrases. 

Select your language

Select the required language by clicking on the flag of the country that speaks the language you are seeking.  Alternatively, you can scroll through the guide.

Copy the text

Select text and Copy:

Windows: CTRL + C 

Mac: CMD + C

Paste the text

Paste into your campaign:

Windows: CTR + V

Mac: CMD + V

The benefits of translating your campaign

Facebook Ads Translation Guide: three examples of T-shirts with German messaging

Ultimately, by offering your products in another language, you will be opening the door to a new demographic.  As a result, a new audience is available to purchase your products.  With an increased pool of targeted customers, this move can greatly increase the number of sales you make.

The potential for selling Print on Demand in European markets is huge.  A lot of sellers focus their marketing towards the USA and overlook Europe.  This means that there is a lot less competition in the European Print on Demand market. You can see this reflected in the cost of advertising.  Your budget will go much further in Europe, letting you run more ads and reach more people.

Translating your successful campaigns will put you on the road to building your very own, global Print on Demand business.

For more information about other opportunities in the Print on Demand industry, check out our blog post
Selling Print on Demand in Europe: challenges and opportunities.

Help and support

Our Customer Success Team are here to help you maximize your potential with Moteefe. If you need additional support with anything mentioned above, contact us using the details below and we’ll be happy to help. You can also join the Moteefe x Marcazo Global Facebook group which hosts a great community of sellers, with tools and resources for you to use all completely free. Together, let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa
 – Success Manager

Sellersupport@moteefe.com
Support in English from 09am – 06pm BST (UK)

NEW PRODUCT! The Moteefe Premium Notebook

NEW PRODUCT! The Moteefe Premium Notebook

NEW PRODUCT! The Moteefe Premium Notebook

Expanding our product offering is fundamental to Moteefe’s mission, and the arrival of the premium notebook is a hugely exciting opportunity especially during the gifting season this Q4!

personalized notebooks are fantastic for a range of occasions and popular with a wide demographic of buyers. Whether it’s for taking notes at school, work or university, or working out your plan for world domination – a notebook is a must have item, even in the digital age. 

The Moteefe Notebook specifications

The Moteefe Hardcover Premium Notebook measures at approximately 8.5 x 5.5″. With a soft touch cover and choice of four striking coloured paper edges, they are great for talking on the road as well as a classic desktop stationery essential. Also with a coloured band that matches in colour to the paper, this notebook also makes a fantastic gift item with the option to add Custom-text to your design!

  • Soft touch cover

  • Paper edge colours (4 options to choose from)

  • Matching coloured elastic closure (Grey, Green, Blue or Orange)

  • Lined pages

Top Tip: The Notebook is a fantastic POD product to combine with the Custom Text tool. Notebooks are personal items for many people, and so offering extra personalization will be a unique selling opportunity you can’t get on the Highstreet!

We have created an awesome Photoshop Mockup file with 5 ‘scenes’ to choose from it’s easy to use and includes real product photography – ideal for marketing your notebooks across various Social Media channels. Download via the button above and enjoy!

Help and support

Our Customer Success Team are here to help you maximize your potential with Moteefe. If you need additional support with anything mentioned above, contact us using the details below and we’ll be happy to help. You can also join the Moteefe x Marcazo Global Facebook group which hosts a great community of sellers, with tools and resources for you to use all completely free. Together, let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa
 – Success Manager

Sellersupport@moteefe.com
Support in English from 09am – 06pm BST (UK)

The Moteefe Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt Design Tutorial

The Moteefe Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt Design Tutorial

The Moteefe Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt Design Tutorial

Step 1

Firstly, Download and install the font file named ‘xmas_sweater_stitch.otf’ from here.

Step 2

Now you’ll need to download the Photoshop file and double click to open. Note: the bottom layer should replicate the Sweatshirt colour. This is to help you visualize how the design will look on the sweatshirt 

Step 3

You’ll see the layer labeled ‘Your Text‘ which is the area you will want to change. Select the Type Tool or Press the T to enable you to type

Top Tip: Depending on the length of the word, you might want to change the size of the ornaments on either side to accommodate the spacing. Press Command T and drag from one corner of the object with the direct selection tool tool to maintain the correct proportions of the shape when adjusting.

Step 5

Now you’ve changed the text, you can add your niche image! You can commission artwork via websites such as Fiverr of if you’d like the Moteefe Design department to take care of this for you, please send an email to sellersupport@moteefe.com describing your design brief including as much detail as possible.

Step 6

You’ve added your artwork and got it at the right size and positioning, now you’ll want to remove the stitches that interfere with the artwork, just how real knitted sweater would work. There are several ways to do this but for a less ‘permanent’ way of removing the unwanted stitches, let’s use the Mask tool. Select the layer ‘stick pattern’ and click mask. Now press B to activate the brush tool. Simply brush away the unwanted stitches

Top Tip: The mask tool enables you to ‘mask’ elements that you don’t want to appear. It’s a non destructive way of working as you’ll be able to undo your working or remove the mask all together. Whilst on the masked layer, use the brush tool with the colour Black #000000 selected and the colour White #ffffff to edit

Step 7

Looking great! Once you’re happy with how it looks, click save and we are now ready to export the png that will be ready to upload straight into the Moteefe builder. Don’t forget to turn off the bottom layer that we’ve labelled as ‘Sweater Colour’ as we only want to send transparent Png’s to print. 

Go to File > Export > Export as…

Step 8

Now the Export as dialogue box will appear where you’ll need to make sure a PNG will be exported with the Transparency option checked. (This is default when you select PNG) It’s the only image format that supports transparency, and that’s what our printing machines like to work with! 

Now click export and there you have it, your very own Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt design now ready to upload straight into the Moteefe builder. Great job!

Help and support

Our Customer Success Team are here to help you maximize your potential with Moteefe. If you need any additional support with your Ugly Christmas Sweatshirt campaigns, contact us using the detail below and we’ll be happy to help . Together, let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa – Success Manager

Sellersupport@moteefe.com
Support in English from 09am – 06pm GMT (UK)

How to create a White Label store with a custom domain

How to create a White Label store with a custom domain

How to create a White Label store with a custom domain

Here at Moteefe you have the option to create your very own While Label store. This means you can use your own domain name and customize the store with your very own header and logo. They are easy to set up and come with a range of exclusive features and products only available to White Label store owners. Showcasing your Print on Demand products in this way will help legitimize your business and speak directly to your buyers. Sounds good? let’s take a look at how to set it up for your store…

The White Label Store

“White label” refers to a fully supported product or service that is made by one company but sold by another. 

White label stores give brands and individuals the power to sell their Print on Demand products using the Moteefe fulfillment infrastructure, but with a fully customizable front end. This process not only looks great for the buyer but allows sellers such as yourself to develop your brand and take full ownership of the storefront. Moteefe allows you to update product visibility on your White Label Store by categorizing your products into collections. You can add and remove or update products from your store at any time. 

Connecting a custom Domain

Although the Moteefe store provides sellers with a standard Moteefe store domain link, purchasing your own personal domain gives you true ownership of your brand and boosts your credibility in the eyes of the buyer. It indicates that the seller has taken additional steps towards building their business and reflects a more professional approach. Having your own website gives legitimacy to your business and purchasing a domain can cost as little as a couple of dollars a year! It’s definitely worth the investment. A custom domain name is:

Better for your buyers
A simple domain is much easier to remember than a domain containing suffixes from a hosting site. It is easier for you and your customers to type in http://www.moteefepets.com as opposed to; http://www.moteefepets.mymoteefe.com

Better for SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Including keywords in your domain name can help with search engine optimization (SEO). Keywords are crucial for business because they help drive traffic to your products. The more relevant your name, the higher you rank according to Google. The higher your Google ranking, the more traffic (as potential buyers) you will gain on your website

Connecting your domain to your Moteefe storefront: The Step-by-Step guide

Step 1

Purchase your domain on a domain name registrar.
These sites vary from country to country so we recommend that you Google one to see which registrar offers the best rates.  Some popular choices are Domain.com, GoDaddy or BlueHost.

Step 2

Log into your Moteefe account and go to your Dashboard. Then click on the Stores tab

Step 3

Hover over the store that you want to attach the domain.  Now, click on the Domains symbol.

Step 4

A form will appear.  Fill out the form with the information of your purchased domain. Insert your Moteefe store name. Now, insert your custom domain name. Click Save & Continue.

Step 5

Log in to the domain registrar e.g GoDaddy and select your new domain for configuration. 

Step 6

look for the DNS Management section. Now you will need to change the Nameservers. Click Change

Step 7

Enter the new nameserver details in the boxes shown below. You can find them on the Moteefe Dashboard. These details have also been sent to you via Email. Be sure to click Save

All done! Please note it can take up to 48 hours to activate your new domain.

Help and support

Our Customer Success Team is here to help you maximize your potential with Moteefe. If you need additional support with connecting your domain to your White Label Store please contact our Seller Success Managers via the details below. Together, let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa – Success Manager

Sellersupport@moteefe.com
Support in English from 09am – 1800 BST (UK)

How to boost your income this winter with Moteefe

How to boost your income this winter with Moteefe

How to boost your income this winter with Moteefe

Moteefe.com presents an exciting opportunity for earning extra cash this winter and we want to show you how. To understand how Moteefe’s offering can work for you, let’s look at what Moteefe is, and how it works.

What is Moteefe?

Moteefe.com is a global print on demand (also known as POD) platform, that enables brands and retailers of all sizes to create and offer unique and personalized merchandisable products within minutes.

It is the only technology-enabled end-to-end e-commerce solution to manage the entire production and fulfillment of high-quality, on-demand, customized products globally.

To reduce cost and carbon emissions, every order is produced and routed as close to the end-consumer as possible. With offices in London, Lisbon, and Hanoi, and 20 fulfillment partners around the world, Moteefe is the perfect business partner for starting your online business. With sustainability at the forefront of people’s minds and many people searching for a greener, less wasteful alternative to the current ‘fast-fashion business model, selling with Moteefe has never been so attractive!

How does it work?

Our brand purpose is to enable entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes by providing them with a great platform and selling tools they need for success. Many people launch profitable Print on demand businesses with Moteefe and we provide a zero barrier service to our platform so that it really is available to everyone. All you need is an internet connection, an email address and an idea to get started on your e-commerce journey!

Upload a design

Get started by creating an original eye-catching design and uploading it to Moteefes website

Select your products

Choose from a range of high quality products including items like hoodies, mugs, cushions, canvases and more!

Launch and promote

Publish your campaign online and start marketing your products across social media and the web

Start earning

Share your POD products with the world and let the sales roll in! we’ll take care of the production

The Moteefe Artwork Service

As part of Moteefe’s commitment to offering an end-to-end solution, our design team has created a range of #PODReady designs that can be uploaded straight into your next campaign. Covering a wide range of niches these designs are totally unique and many are based on proven winners in the POD world.
The Moteefe design bundles are ever-growing, so be sure to check back regularly for fresh new artwork

Your goals shouldn’t be basic. They should push you and make you think about how you’re going to achieve them. It makes you change what you’re doing to get there.

– Thomas Gentleman

How do I sell my products online?

Selling POD doesn’t have to be difficult! Perhaps you already have an Instagram page following and want to show your new POD product to your organic audience, or you are starting from scratch and want to learn how Facebook business works. 

Moteefe has plenty of free resources available for you to get started, and there are a huge variety of advertising avenues out there so you can choose what best fits your business model best. Print on Demand is an industry in which hard work really pays off and the more you learn the better your chances are at making big sales and reaching your goals

Our Seller Support team is also available to support you with your print on demand journey, from ideas generation to advertising and design support – you can contact them anytime to get expert industry advice.

White Label Stores

“White label” refers to a fully supported product or service that is made by one company but sold by another. Here at Moteefe, we offer every seller on our platform the ability to create their own white-label storefront. You’ll have the ease of using the Moteefe platform for your product fulfillment, and with a fully customizable storefront that supports your very own custom logo and banner.

You can also easily connect a custom domain to this store giving you a totally unique shopping experience, and all totally free – no monthly subscriptions or sign up fees!

Help and Support

Our Customer Success Team are here to help you maximise your potential with Moteefe. We’ll have plenty more Ugly Sweater designs coming over the next two months but if you have your own idea and need some advice please contact us we are always happy to help. Together, let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa
 – Success Manager

Sellersupport@moteefe.com
Support in English from 09am – 1800 BST (UK)