Make your own t-shirt designs and sell shirts under your brand without inventory
Start an online t-shirt business with ready-made ecommerce platform integrations
Promote and grow your t-shirt business while we take care of the rest
Starting a t-shirt business with Printful
Start a side hustle for extra income
Launch your own online t-shirt store and sell products under your brand. Manage your ecommerce business in your spare time and earn some extra cash!
Build your own t-shirt business from home
Have an idea, free time, and a laptop? Great, you're all set to launch your own t-shirt business right from your living room couch!
Forget about inventory and storage
Focus on building and marketing your business—leave the printing, packing, and shipping to us
Make your online store easy on the eyes
Make a good first impression when a shopper lands on your store by building a good-looking and easy-to-use website. To get inspired and even steal a couple of good ideas, take a look at our Shopify + Printful demo store.
How to start a t-shirt business with no money
Create an account on Printful
Decide on your target audience
Start your t-shirt business in minutes
Prepare your store for customers
Promote your business & start selling t-shirts online
Customer favorites for their t-shirt businesses
Choose from our best-selling t-shirts
Printful’s a no-middlemen-company and here’s why
Using a no-middlemen-company
|The quality standards are set and checked by the same company||Slow new product additions due to the suppliers|
|Fulfillment process is controlled in-house|
|Quality products for standard prices without middleman fees|
|Easy to forecast fulfillment, shipping times|
|Fast communication with customer service|
|Positive environmental impact by reducing logistic resources|
|Ability to control your pricing structures|
Using a middleman in business
|Assistance in the market||Commission fees and costs of distribution|
|High prices to cover the cost of fulfillment processes|
|Long customer service waiting time|
|Additional costs for stock holding (materials, components)|
|Less control over brand presentation and experience|
Why start a t-shirt business with Printful?
Sell with no minimums and no leftover inventory
Print your products on-demand for each order individually, without order minimums or excess stock!
Expand your business with worldwide shipping
Have your orders delivered to customers worldwide from nearby fulfillment centers we've set up all over the world
Create your store using ready-made integrations
Build your online t-shirt business using the ecommerce platform or online marketplaces that best suit your needs
Make your life easier with automated orders
Let us handle your incoming orders! When your online store receives an order, it'll be automatically sent for fulfillment
Printful allowed me to start a business with zero capital in my spare time. It was easy to set up and Printful does all the hard work for me. All I have to do is supply the ideas and the traffic, then everything else is taken care of.
Dominic, store ownerDogecore
Frequently asked questions
You can start your own t-shirt business with no inventory at all. We have the equipment and skills to help you fulfill products and ship to your customers worldwide.
There's no limit to how many or few designs you need to start a t-shirt business. You can even use our online design tools to create custom designs from scratch if you don't have any.
Yes. Using print-on-demand means you only need to pay for the orders your customers make on your store. How much you make depends on the profit margins you set and the number of products you sell on your store.
Printul offers various branding options that you can use to showcase your logo. You can incorporate your logo into the design or you can sell t-shirts with tear-away labels and add your logo to a customized label you've created yourself.
You can connect your store and sell custom t-shirts on any ecommerce platform or online marketplace that Printful integrates with. Alternatively, you can use Printful API to connect your online store to Printful.
To avoid copyright infringement when selling t-shirts you need to either own the content you submit to Printful, or have the rights to use, display, and resell it. Your content must also comply with the right of publicity, trademark, and copyright laws.
Yes, we now offer a premium plan—Printful Pro. It includes a variety of exclusive features like
- Use unique SEO and design tools
- Get free design assets and services
- Pick the best shipping carrier from our partners for your business