Last order dates for Christmas 2022 delivery

Last order dates for Christmas 2022 delivery

Christmas is around the corner, and we want your buyers to have the festive, jolliest Christmas experience with your merch!

This year our last order dates for apparel items are in mid-December for big markets like the US, UK, Germany, and France. Both cut-off dates for the Moteefe platform and Fulfillment service allow your Christmas campaigns to run for as long as possible and give you plenty of time for your products to be purchased and delivered. 

Please check the images below for a breakdown of the last order dates in products and geographies, with an additional ‘premium’ shipping option on the Moteefe platform.

CHRISTMAS CUT-OFF DATES ON THE MOTEEFE PLATFORM

APPAREL MUGS CUSHIONS OTHERS
US (Standard) 10 Dec 09 Dec 09 Dec 09 Dec
US (Premium) 12 Dec
Germany (Standard) 12 Dec 13 Dec 13 Dec 12 Dec
Germany (Premium) 14 Dec
UK (Standard) 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec
UK (Premium) 14 Dec
France (Standard) 10 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec
France (Premium) 13 Dec
Benelux (Standard) 12 Dec 12 Dec 12 Dec 10 Dec
Benelux (Premium) 14 Dec
Other EU countries (Standard) 07 Dec 06 Dec 06 Dec 06 Dec
Canada (Standard) 02 Dec 03 Dec 03 Dec 03 Dec
Other countries (Standard) 29 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov 25 Nov
Cut-off date is 00:00 (GMT) on the mentioned day

CHRISTMAS CUT-OFF DATES FOR CSV – API FULFILLMENT SERVICE

APPAREL MUGS CUSHIONS OTHERS
US 07 Dec 02 Dec 02 Dec 02 Dec
Germany 07 Dec 01 Dec 01 Dec 01 Dec
UK 07 Dec 01 Dec 01 Dec 01 Dec
France / Belgium / Netherlands 07 Dec 01 Dec 01 Dec 01 Dec
Other EU countries 02 Dec 29 Nov 29 Nov 29 Nov
Canada 30 Nov 28 Nov 28 Nov 28 Nov
Other countries 23 Nov 21 Nov 21 Nov 21 Nov
Cut-off date is 00:00 (GMT) on the mentioned day

The longer your campaign runs closer to our Christmas cut-off dates, the higher the probability of you making more sales and generating more profit! 

What are you waiting for to launch your holiday campaign at www.moteefe.com? There are a few weeks left until Christmas!

HELP AND SUPPORT

Our Support Team is 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!

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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)

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)

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Christmas Sweater

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Christmas Sweater

A huge trend in Print on Demand in recent years, they’re funny, quirky, interesting and you can’t help but notice when someone’s wearing one! The design options for this product are limitless and you can put an Ugly Sweater spin on pretty much any niche you can think of. There’s even an official Christmas Ugly Sweater Day which this year falls on December the 17th.

We’re three days into the Christmas Contest of 2021 and to get you pumped for starting selling this week our design team has created a range of Christmas Ugly Sweater designs for you to download completely free. The theme All I want for Christmas covers a wide range of niches from Carp, to Yoga, to Beer and has great potential to target that perfect niche for selling success. 

The PSD files are also available to download alongside the print png files should you wish to change the design niche. Hold tight as we’ve got plenty more Christmas design drops to come over the next two months

How do I design an Ugly Christmas Sweater?

An Ugly Christmas Sweater is designed to look like it’s been made out of wool and cleverly shows each individual stitch to replicate a traditional wool knitted sweater. Typically the print is placed in the middle of the sweatshirt and made up of individual printed shapes.

You can incorporate classic Christmas symbolism such as Jingle bells, holly, stars, Mistletoe, things from Christmas carols and popular songs. See if you can pull out some phrases or modernise a popular classic by something more ‘on trend’ such as a popular meme that has surfaced this year or a world event.

You don’t have to create an Ugly Christmas Sweater that’s just based on something Christmasy, you can take your own designs that have sold well in the past and then transform it into the infamous ‘Ugly’ style. If it’s sold well before and you are now adapting the design style it will sell well again, it really is that simple.

Pro tip: If you are using a White Label store with Moteefe you will have access to all of your previous buyers email addresses so your new Ugly design can be targeted to the same group. Australia and New Zealand and two destinations which celebrate Christmas under different climate conditions, so why not consider your Christmas design on a tank top or use a design idea that would resonate with Aussies!

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)

Q4 is here. Let’s #GoMakeIt

Q4 is here. Let’s #GoMakeIt

Q4 is here. Let’s #GoMakeIt

October 01 2021 marks the first day of the quarter with the biggest selling potential in Print and Demand and beyond – Q4. It’s finally arrived and we’re excited to see what new milestones our sellers can reach this year! This year’s Christmas Contest is underway, the seasonal Ugly Sweaters are coming to life and the party season is just around the corner. If you’re an experienced seller in POD or wishing to make your first sale this Q4 – You’re in the right place. Let’s take a look at some key dates and the Moteefe winter product offering…

Start your targeting early for the best chance of success during this competitive quarter. Yes other sellers and platforms may well be selling Ugly Christmas Sweaters but be sure to test a design and move onto the next if it doesn’t show promise early on. The key to this as with many other things in life is perseverance. Want to get started but don’t know how? We have some Halloween designs totally free to download, so why not start with the next big holiday arriving in under 30 days.

The Q4 Calendar

Here’s our Calendar highlighting the huge Print on Demand opportunities coming over the next three months. In ecommerce everyday’s a celebration but be sure to bookmark this page to remind yourself to start testing your designs well ahead of these key dates:

Statistics: Americans spent a huge $8.8 billion on Halloween in 2019 and the average shopper spends $400 on Black Friday. Green Monday takes the hotspot for the biggest sales day in December. The United Kingdom saw an increase of 30% in online shopping sales during 2020, and Spain a huge 75%

Which products work best during Q4?

Here at Moteefe, we have a range of on-trend winter products to keep your buyers warm this coming winter. But Print on Demand isn’t just apparel, cushions are another fantastic seller at this time of year, and make brilliant personalized gifts for Christmas.

Mugs and canvases are also great for custom text and are popular across a wide range of age groups. Alongside the Christmas Contest, we’re also running our Wall Art Contest should your penchant be Home accessories this year.

Hoodies and sweaters are products you can sell at a higher price point, and if there’s a time of year where buyers are most willing to part with their cash it certainly is Q4.

For more information on how to price your products then watch this video from our Print on Demand experts who themselves, are no strangers to selling big during this quarter.

Help and support

Our Customer Success Team are here to help you maximise your potential with Moteefe. Perhaps you have an idea but need design inspiration, or a concept that’s selling well but you want to get translated to try in a different market this Q4. We have lots of resources to support your success so get in touch and let’s #GoMakeIt

Contact details

Aidan Kessell – Success Manager
Ana Sousa – Success Manager

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