[Gooten Updates] All-Over Print T-shirts, Flat Shipping Additions, and More
Frank Jackson, 07/24/2018,
July is coming to an end, the summer is winding down, and the holiday season is right around the corner. For storeowners, the most exciting time of the year is upcoming.
One thing you can be sure of, is we’ll be ready!
We’ve already begun the prep work, communicating well in advance with our print vendors, and putting processes in place for another successful holiday rush. Stay tuned for some exciting announcements from us in August that will kick off the frenzy.
For now, to whet your appetite, we have some exciting updates to share.
All-Over Print T-Shirts have come to Gooten!
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of All-Over Print T-Shirts! These shirts are printed on Vapor Apparel, which are known for being industry leading apparel blanks used in dye sublimation printing.
All-Over Print T-shirts are available at Gooten in sizes S through 4XL and produced within 3-4 business days of order submission at our primary US-based apparel manufacturer. All all-over print tees are sent with the same flat shipping rates as the rest of our t-shirts. The shirts are produced in the US and ship worldwide with flat rates!
Our one-sided all-over prints start at $17.99 for sizes S-2XL, compared to Printful’s $21 or Printify’s $22. Two-sided all-over prints start at $22.99 for sizes S-2XL, compared to Printful’s $26 or Printify’s $24.
Note: Make sure you check out our product catalog photos which demonstrate the typical “puckering” you should expect in the armpits and corners of your t-shirt from the dye sublimation process.
Again, here are some of the highlights of these best-selling tees:
Printed on Vapor Apparel, an industry leading apparel blank used for dye sublimation printing
Single-sided and double-sided options available
Available in sizes S through 4XL
3-4 business day production turnaround time
Ships with flat rates
Produced in the US and ships worldwide
Travel Bags are live and now ready for your orders! These ultra-chic Travel Bags are the perfect item for your on-the-go customers. Both the Small and Regular sizes are big enough to pack clothes, cosmetics, books, etc. Made from durable high-grade waterproof fabric, it contains one inner zipper pocket on the back wall, and comes with a sturdy portable belt, durable luggage tag, as well as a comfortable shoulder strap.
We’ve been asking one question in particular this year - why does shipping have to be so complicated?! So a major goal of ours this year was to make shipping much simpler, and more cost-effective for you, which is why throughout the year we’ve been transitioning many products to flat shipping rates. We’ve recently added a WHOLE BUNCH of products to the list. See the full list of the products for which we offer flat rate shipping by clicking here.
Many of the questions we receive have to do with shipping, here are some answers to Frequently Asked Questions to help keep you in the know:
What does “flat rate” mean?
It means that you will be charged a certain rate for a product no matter what the specs are for your product. Take, for example, t-shirts: the shipping cost for the first t-shirt is $3.59 and for each additional t-shirt is $1.65, no matter what size, color and print the t-shirts are, and no matter where you’re shipping to within the US.
Which regions are included in US Territories?
Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.
How do shipping costs work in general?
Shipping prices are calculated by our system automatically based on the customer’s location and the shipping method you select at the time of placing the order. The shipping cost combined with the item cost is the total order cost. We will charge you when you place your order with Gooten. For more information, click here.
Do these prices include items shipped from your international vendors?
No, they are for US vendors only. For International vendor prices please refer to the shipping calculator.
What carriers do you use?
Our network of vendors use a variety of carriers including:
UPS USPS FedEx Royal Mail DHL DPD India Mail
What is the typical production time?
3-4 business days for all products with the exception of acrylic prints, acrylic blocks and special order apparel (items not in-stock)
What are the shipping times for standard, expedited and overnight?
Standard = 5 to 12 business days (but historically ships times are between 3 to 5 days)
Expedited = 3 to 5 business days (but historically ships between 2 to 3 days)
Overnight = 1 to 2 business days
The More You Know
Our team is in the process of putting together guides that will help make designing products easier, and information about our support team and shipping deadlines that will help you plan your activity.
In addition to the Gooten Blog, we put together a list of some well known, as well as under the radar blogs every store owner should be following to stay on top of the ecommerce news this holiday season:
9 Top Blogs to Follow as a Small Business Owner in the Ecommerce World
Practical Ecommerce serves as a way to feature relatable and down to earth articles and opinions on ways to help ecommerce businesses. The authors are top ecommerce practitioners, consultants and journalists.
After over a decade in the business, Salsify has built some of the largest ecommerce sites not only in the states but globally giving them the knowledge needed to run a blog on digital marketing and online stores.
Started in 2002, SellerEngine brought the first automated pricing and inventory tool for amazon sellers to the table. This blog features tips, tricks and useful ways to strategize as an amazon retailer.
SellBrite consistently has well-researched and in-depth articles on the most important trending topics in ecommerce. Engaging and easy to apply solutions are regularly discussed.
In Case You Missed It
Did you know shoppers start their buyer research nearly 2X more often on Amazon than Google?! If you’re not promoting your ecommerce products on Amazon, you’re missing out on a huge amount of traffic and potential sales.
Fahim Naim, Founder of eShopportunity, was previously a category manager at Amazon and managed one of their largest retail categories, nearly doubling the business during his tenure. He is also the author of “How to Sell Your Products on Amazon” an extensive guide recently published by Shopify.
He joined us for a very informative and engaging webinar on how store owners can get up and running cross-selling products on Amazon. We highly encourage you to check out the tips and insight he provides, getting yourself set up on Amazon could be a game-changer for you this holiday season:
For more information on how to use Gooten along with your Amazon seller’s account check out this detailed guide. Contact us at email@example.com if you need any assistance getting set up!
After reading this guide you’ll be ready to take on Amazon. As always, at Gooten, we’re here to help. We have thousands of products that are ready to find a home with your customers, what are you waiting for?