Moteefe Winter Contest tips and tricks: how to win POD’s most exciting competition

Moteefe Winter Contest tips and tricks: how to win POD’s most exciting competition

Moteefe Winter Contest tips and tricks: how to win POD’s most exciting competition

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Tips and Tricks: simple line illustration of a Christmas jumper

Tips and tricks to win big in the POD Moteefe Winter Contest

The Moteefe Winter Contest is POD’s most electrifying event of the year.  The contest kicked off in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  Every POD sale you make until 23:59 GMT on Thursday, December 31 will count towards a fantastic prize.  With 12 levels leading up to grand prizes of $150,000 and $100,000, the competition is fierce.

If you want to walk away with the top prize, you’ll need a little guidance and a whole lot of dedication. Read on for expert tips and tricks for ugly Christmas jumper ideas and strategies.

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Get in the spirit

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Print on Demand ugly Christmas jumpers

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Harness the selling power of Q4

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Set up a Moteefe custom domain store

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Enable cross-selling

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Broaden your horizons

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Sell in many languages

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Find a big winner

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Make a plan of action

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POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 1

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POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 4

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POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 5

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POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 7

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POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 9

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POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 11

Get in the spirit

Christmas is the key to both Q4 and the Moteefe Winter Contest.  Products aimed at children and the family will do very well.  In December, people buy every single day of the month.  Focus on all things festive, from seasonal prints to cushions and mugs.  

Print on Demand ugly Christmas jumpers

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Tips and Tricks: four examples of ugly Christmas jumper designs

Print on demand ugly Christmas jumpers, in particular, are very profitable and always popular.  Use a successful past design and see how you can translate it into silly seasonal sweaters.  Use Google images for inspiration.

Harness the selling power of Q4

The Moteefe winter contest and Q4 are a winning combination.  There are several powerful seasonal events in Q4 that can drive massive sales.  Not only is Christmas in Q4, but there is also Halloween, Thanksgiving and Black Friday.  Online shopping has never been so popular.  Aim to hit the ground running and scale-up.  Work so that you have 40 to 50 campaigns in September.  The more campaigns you have, the better position you will be to take advantage of Q4.

Set up a Moteefe custom domain store 

If you want a chance at winning a top prize, you will need to open a custom domain store.  Platform data shows that they can result in bigger cart checkouts.  A store will allow you to send remarketing emails throughout the contest.  If a sale doesn’t make the competition cut-off, you will still have gained the email address of a confirmed buyer.

Enable cross-selling 

Cross-selling increases sales.  Once you have hit on a successful campaign, create two campaigns to cross-sell.  Optimise by adding and removing tags until you see a cart combination that you are happy with.  Take care only to connect products from either the same or complementary niches.  Do not show products in different languages together.

Broaden your horizons

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Tips and Tricks: four examples of customisable text for ugly Christmas jumpers with mass appeal

People are buying gifts for friends and loved ones, and they need your help!  Map out every type of human relationship you can think of and see what you can create to cater to them.

If you are in the doctor niche, expand into a related field such as nursing or dentistry.  If you are in the cat niche, see if you can translate your designs into bunnies, otters and hamsters.  List out every type of profession, hobby, interest and sport that comes into your head.  You will likely find that many concepts work across different niches.

Sell in many languages

One way to scale up is to translate your campaign into new languages.  Run successful designs in four to five languages for a good chance of claiming the top prize.

Tap into the lucrative market of foreign nationals living abroad.  You can do this by targeting small language groups (Dutch, for example) across Europe or even the world.  Research interests on a national level and use this to layer your targeting.  Try to look for people who have liked Dutch football, a university, a TV show or celebrity’s Facebook page.

Find a big winner

Aim to create at least one design with mass-market appeal.  Alongside your targeted offerings, you will need to hit on a design that appeals to a large group of people. Think about something that you can market to all people over a certain age or from a specific country.  You could also try to find something that appeals to married or engaged couples.  Parents and new parents are also a large group of interested buyers.

Make a plan of action

Set yourself a weekly schedule.  Put aside time for researching ideas, designing, creating campaigns, monitoring, translating and scaling.  Use a spreadsheet to keep track of design variations, niches, languages and tests.  Using a spreadsheet will help you identify what is working for you as you scale up.

Research inspiration from top-selling items on Google, Amazon (.com), Etsy and Pinterest.  Tweak successful designs and translate them into new languages.

Pick your target and work out how to get there.  You will need to run many campaigns and draw up a plan of attack if you want to make it to the highest tiers.  Look at the number of units you need to sell each day and how many campaigns you need to achieve this.

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 1

Tier 1: $50 for selling 250 units = 4.2 units a day throughout September, October, November and December.

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 4

Tier 4: $1,000 for selling 2,500 units = 23.4 units a day.  

One successful campaign in a big market should generate about 20 units per day. But, you should only expect one campaign to run over 15 days or so.  You will need to create and run at least two winning campaigns a month to maintain this rate per day. Not every campaign you create will be successful.  To guarantee success, aim to run 10-15 new campaigns every month.  That will mean uploading and testing one new campaign every other day.

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 5

Tier 5: $2,500 for selling 5,000 units = 46.8 units a day.

To achieve this you need three to four winning campaigns.  You will need to work on around 20 campaigns a month.

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 7

Tier 7: $6,000 for selling 10,000 units = 93.5 units a day.

Reaching this level requires four to six winning campaigns and more than one niche.

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 9

Tier 9: $20,000 for selling 25,000 units = 233.7 units a day.

This will need a serious commitment.  You will need to be selling in two to three niches and in at least one other language.  Aim to run four to five test ads every day and scale up the successful campaigns.  To reach this level, you will most likely need to work with a designer.  Factor in time to find, test and negotiate a rate and work package with a talented professional.  Strive to send them 100 – 500 ideas every month and ask for three to four variations of each design.  Test everything to find your winners.

POD Moteefe Winter Contest Level 11

Tier 11: $100,000 for selling 75,000 units = 701 units a day.

Reaching tier 11 will take full focus and a big commitment.  You will need to run 20 winning designs every day.  You will need to hit on designs with mass-market appeal. Run these alongside five to 10 selective niches.  Set aside four hours a week for research to generate about 100 good ideas.  Think about employing two designers to help you scale.

Join the Moteefe x Marcazo Global Facebook Group.  There you will find more tips and tricks on the Moteefe Winter Contest.

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Moteefe Winter Contest tips and tricks: how to win POD’s most exciting competition

Father’s Day – How to thrive with Print-on Demand

Father’s Day – How to thrive with Print-on Demand

Father’s Day 2020

Father’s Day is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world! Did you know that last year in the UK and the USA more than $12 billion were spent, just on celebrating this holiday? This is a great selling event and a huge opportunity for you and for your Print-on-Demand business! In this guide, Moteefe will teach you to achieve great results and really boost your sales this year.

Get inspired with some great designs

There are several trends you can follow when creating your themed designs for Father’s Day. Don’t forget you can also use this holiday to target fathers-to-be, grandfathers, and even step-fathers.

Best. Father. Ever.

This holiday is all about expressing love for one’s father! Check out some ways you can do so.

Happy Father’s Day (2020)

Every father loves a small reminder that it is Father’s Day, and of the year in question! Don’t be afraid to include these two ideas in your designs!

Niches of interests

You can also base your designs on specific niches of interests that are common within fathers, such as fishing or boats!

Custom Text

Our custom text feature which allows buyers to purchase really personalized products! You can create your designs so that people include the name of the father, the name of the child, or even a kinship or adjective! Buyers love there, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

Father’s Day around the globe

Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates around the world. When you’re creating your designs and working on your sales and advertising strategy, please take these into consideration.
  • 19th of March – Italy, Portugal, and Spain
  • 21st of May – Germany
  • 5th of June – Denmark
  • 14th of June – Austria, and Belgium
  • 21st of June – France, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA, the UK
  • 9th of August – Brazil
  • 8th of November – Estonia, Norway, Sweden, and Finland

So what are you waiting for? Head over to www.moteefe.com and create your Father’s Day campaigns!

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Moteefe Winter Contest tips and tricks: how to win POD’s most exciting competition

Moteefe’s latest feature: custom text hex colour selector

Moteefe’s latest feature: custom text hex colour selector

Moteefe has just updated its custom text feature with a hex colour selector! And what is this feature all about, you may be asking. So, it allows you to pick the colour you want for your custom text fields, which can either be taken from the design itself with an eyedropper tool or by manually typing the colour’s hex code. You can even pick different colours for each one of your custom text fields – it’s 100% up to you!
We believe that improving such features will allow you to have a better user experience with Moteefe and Print-on-demand, and therefore drive a higher number of sales. We can’t wait for you to try it out! We know you’ll love it as much as we do! Just head to http://www.moteefe.com and launch your new campaign!
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St. Patrick’s Day: Your Print-on-Demand Guide

St. Patrick’s Day: Your Print-on-Demand Guide

St. Patrick’s Day: Your Print-on-Demand Guide

Did you know that 75 million people worldwide qualify for an Irish passport? And that millions of people in the United States claim to have Irish heritage? Irish people are incredibly passionate about their roots, which makes St Patrick’s Day one of the most important Print-on-Demand opportunities there is.

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland and he’s credited, among other things, as having banished all snakes from Ireland. However, the holiday has less to do with Saint Patrick and more to do with the celebration of the Irish culture itself, and there is also some drinking involved.

In some cities such as New York, there are also public parades were both those of Irish heritage and others engage in the festivities. Large Irish communities can be found in the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand, as well of course as in the United States.

What should you sell for St Patrick’s Day?

If you’re looking for inspiration for St Patrick’s Day designs, you should note that Ireland is a Celtic country, so Celtic inspired designs such as crosses and intricate patterns can work well along with less sophisticated slogans around Irishness and drinking beer. Other related themes include the four-leaf clover, a symbol of luck, Irish leprechauns and their pots of gold, and the colour green.

Here are some examples of themed merchandise you can take inspiration from:

We recommend combining these with our custom text feature. You can add names and possibly even a county of Ireland, that buyers can change to where they are from.
Here are some examples of themed merchandise you can take inspiration from:

This is an extremely passionate audience, and there’s still a great opportunity to sell Print-on-Demand products! So make sure you don’t miss out – head to www.moteefe.com and launch your St. Patty’s day campaign right now!  

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St. Patrick’s Day: Your Print-on-Demand Guide

Eight products that will boost your Print-on-Demand sales this Q1

Eight products that will boost your Print-on-Demand sales this Q1

Winter is not coming, it’s here!

If you think that all the great sales opportunities stop at Christmas, you are missing out! You know winter is cold, right? In key markets such as the United States and Europe, it’s positively freezing! Buyers feel the cold and are highly motivated to stay warm. Think sweatshirts not tank tops.

Moteefe has a range of perfect winter Print-on-Demand products that you should be selling today. Here is a guide for you that explains what the best products are, along with the recommended selling prices and base costs, both in the US and in Europe (VAT not included). So don’t go into an e-Commerce hibernation this time of year.

Unisex sweatshirt

Sweatshirts are a must-have winter item! They also have a fantastic profit margin for sellers and buyers love them. You can sell them right up to summer as they are perfect for cold spring nights.

We recommend selling these for $29.99, and the base costs are $9.99 in the EU and $12.00 in the US. 

Unisex/women’s hoodie

Yes, we have women’s hoodies and well as standard unisex hoodies! The women’s hoodies are more sharply than the slightly baggy (yet still fabulous) unisex hoodie. So no matter what your market is, we have the hoodies for them.

We recommend you sell these for $34.99, and the base costs are $12.46 in the EU and $13.00 in the US. 

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Unisex zip hoodie

Since we added zip hoodies to our portfolio, many sellers have done very well with them indeed. They’re equally warm and comfy as the non-zip ones.

We recommend you sell these for $34.99, and the base costs are $12.46 in the EU and $13.00 in the US. 

Men’s & women’s long-sleeved t-shirts

Cold weather doesn’t mean people will only wear sweaters and hoodies! Have you forgotten all about long sleeve tees? These are one of the best pieces of apparel, and they can be worn underneath thicker items or even on their own in spring and summer!

We recommend you sell these for $24.99, and the base costs are $8.13 in the EU and $10.49 in the US.

Kids hoodies

Kids love hoodies, so we have them ready to print as well. You can try selling a product or range of products just for kids or use the same artwork as you do on adult hoodies. Parents always worry that their children are going to be too cold this time of year, so a kids’ hoodie is just perfect for boosting your winter sales. 

We recommend you sell these for $34.99, and the base costs are $12.46 in the EU and $13.00 in the US.

Kids sweatshirts

If you are not selling kids sweatshirts in winter, you are missing a huge opportunity. With a lover price point than the kid’s hoodies, they are just a must-have for any Print-on-Demand store this time of year.

We recommend you sell these for $29.99, and the base costs are $9.99 in the EU and $12.00 in the US.

Mugs

With winter also come long cold nights, and what’s better than spending the whole evening in front of a fireplace drinking your favorite hot drink? We can’t think of anything! So people need mugs! 

Moteefe has several types of mugs available: regular black and white mugs, and also magic mugs, which will show the print with the heat of the beverage inside it.

We recommend you sell the regular ones for $19.99 (the base costs are $4.38 in the EU and $4.50 in the US), and the magic ones for $24.99 (the base costs are $9.38 in the EU and $9.49 in the US).

Cushions 

These long winter evenings usually mean spending the time binge-watching TV while laying on the couch! Buyers love customizable cushions all year round, but they do exceptionally well in winter. Moteefe has square and rectangular ones available.

We recommend you sell these for $29.99. The base costs for the squared ones are $8.75 in the EU and $9.99 in the US, and the rectangular ones are $10.00 in the EU and $10.99 in the US. 

There are so many winter sales opportunities for you at Moteefe. Now get creative and think of the best niche to target, create your design and start launching your campaigns at www.moteefe.com

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Carnival 2020 – the biggest festival in Brazil is just around the corner!

Carnival 2020 – the biggest festival in Brazil is just around the corner!

Carnival 2020 – the biggest festival in Brazil is just around the corner!

Carnival is the most awaited time of the year in Brazil, and it’s just around the corner! It starts on the 21st of February, and it lasts for five days!

The streets of Brazil get full of people, music, and dancing, as millions travel from all around the world to be part of this fantastic festival! It’s also known for its Samba parades and the astonishing float cars! The most well-known celebrations take place in Rio de Janeiro, where over two million people gather this time of year. And by the way, Brazilians spell it ‘Carnaval’, not Carnival ;). 

Customized Merchandise

Well, there are several themes you can decide to adopt as your creating your carnival merch! We advise you to make your apparel colorful and catchy! Include the word ‘Carnaval’, the year 2020, samba dancers, costumes, Rio de Janeiro’s skyline… The sky is the limit!

Everyone celebrates Carnival in Brazil, from adults to tiny babies! You could even create customized onesies that babies can wear to their first Carnival ever!

And don’t forget about custom text! People can personalize your designs to fit their own Carnival experiences! You can create items where people can include their names or even the city where they are celebrating!

So what are you waiting for to launch your latest campaign at www.marcazo.com? Print-on-Demand is becoming huge in Brazil, and you do not want to miss out on this fantastic opportunity!