Back in 2020, Nick Parente and his co-founder wanted to find a productive and profitable way to use their extra time during the COVID-19 lockdown. Passionate about cars, they decided to create a print on demand business focused on selling custom automotive art prints. They found that this niche was hugely popular amongst gearheads and their side hustle quickly turned into a full-fledged, growing business.
When Respoke Collection first set up shop, they started selling with a different print on demand provider. However, they soon discovered that the provider wasn’t able to deliver timely customer service and didn’t have the proper infrastructure to keep up with Respoke’s fast scaling business.
Why Respoke Collection Switched Their Print on Demand Business to Gooten
If Respoke continued their business with this other print on demand provider, they faced the risk of low quality prints which would lead to poor customer reviews that would ultimately lower their revenue or even worse lead them to go out of business. Alternatively, their business would stagnate because the provider did not have the manufacturer network or account management services that would open Respoke to new markets and products.
The decision to move their fulfillment to Gooten was an easy decision due to our team of eCommerce experts, around the clock customer service, high quality products at competitive prices, and product personalization workflow that was built for high-volume order businesses.
How Respoke Grew to a 7-Figure Business
Within a few hours, Respoke Collection migrated their entire store and on-demand fulfillment needs from the other print-on-demand provider to Gooten. When they first started selling their custom art prints, they only had a 5-figure business. Within the year, by partnering with Gooten, Respoke Collection was able to exponentially grow their business by 20x!
Gooten’s easy-to-use platform, automated product customization workflow, and dedicated customer support, helped Respoke Collection scale its business. Within a few minutes they can create a new product or add a new color, send an email out to their customers, and instantly see their revenue grow. As a VIM Pro Partner, Respoke Collection has access to one of Gooten’s Parntership Managers who has been able to advocate for business when issues arise and provide strategic advice to scale their store to new heights.
Nick and his co-founder saw so much success with Respoke that they decided to start a second print on demand business with Gooten. Utilizing Gooten’s multi-store management capabilities, Nick and his co-founder have been able to quit their full-time day jobs and go all in on their eCommerce businesses!
Aspects of Gooten Respoke Collection relies on most:
- Partnership Manager
- Custom Neck Labels
- Personalization Workflow
- Easy Product Creation and Syncing
- Product Redundancy
During their time with Gooten, Nick consistently saw repeat business and increased order values because customers valued the print and product quality. They also added 12 new products and expanded globally which greatly increased their revenue.
Conclusion: A Side Hustle Success Story
If you sell custom products and are interested in growing your business to new heights, take a page from Respoke’s book and switch your fulfillment to Gooten!
Unlike the in-house production facilities that other PoD providers utilize, there’s no limit to Gooten’s capacity. We are your single touch-point for a global network of manufacturers. Connect as many stores and platforms to Gooten as you’d like, and monitor all order and shipping updates from one single user-friendly system. In combination with our tailor account management services, Gooten is the smartest risk-free pathway to unlimited revenue potential for your print on demand eCommerce business. Get started for free today.