Welcome, online traveler! Are you ready to discover Printful’s bestsellers? Or, should we say, your next bestsellers?
If you’re introducing a new product, why not choose Printful’s best-selling products right from the start? If other sellers had luck selling these items, you may too.
Expanding your store with best-selling print-on-demand (POD) items will help you:
Save time on product research
Know which products other seller customers love
Increase your revenue over time as other people’s bestsellers can become yours
Selling POD dropshipping products is a fantastic way to sell original custom products without investing time and money in managing a warehouse and doing all the packaging, labeling, and shipping. With POD, all you need is a popular product and good marketing. The rest is in our caring hands.
Let’s get into the product selection!
Can you think of any ecommerce apparel brand that doesn’t sell t-shirts? We can’t either.
T-shirts can be affordable and comfortable, and they’re great for showcasing all kinds of print and embroidery designs. Plus, because t-shirts are a wardrobe staple, they tend to have a high repeat purchase rate. If you’re a new seller, this means that once you’ve established a customer base, you’re likely to see repeat sales for t-shirts.
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To add your brand logo on embroidery pieces, you can have it printed on the inside and the outside of the shirts with the direct-to-garment method.
We also offer the all-over printing technique, which means that you can cover the entire product with your design.
Now let’s go over the list of best-selling print-on-demand t-shirts.
The most loved tees by Printful customers are . . . drumroll please . . .
The Unisex Staple T-shirt is made from 100% airlume combed and ring-spun cotton. Airlume cotton is one of the best types of cotton because, during production, it’s put through an intense combing process that ensures every single impurity is removed from the material.
The shirt is side-seamed, meaning it’s constructed by sewing two parts together to achieve a fitted look. The tee has a standard length, easily gives into movement, and looks good on both men and women.
This custom t-shirt is comfortable, durable, and suitable for showcasing print and embroidery designs.
The shirt comes in 52 colors. You can design shirts to your heart’s content when it comes to prints. If you choose the embroidery option, you can select unlimited embroidery and pick from 51 thread colors.
Note: The shirt fabric can be a little see-through, especially if you choose to offer the white color option.
The solid color versions are made of 100% ring-spun cotton, while the heather variants have blends of polyester.
This shirt has a double-stitched bottom hem and sleeves, and it’s constructed from a single piece of cloth, so it doesn’t have side seams. It fits nicely for both men and women.
The base price for this shirt is under $12, which is fantastic if you want to sell a budget-friendly product.
People say this t-shirt model is surprisingly soft and lightweight, and they love how their designs turn out.
This product is worth considering if you want a high-quality, low-price tee. Here are some t-shirt design ideas for your next bestseller:
For more inspiration, read our article: 7 T-Shirt Design Trends for 2023
Hoodies and sweatshirts are like a warm hug on a chilly day—cozy, comfortable, and effortlessly stylish.
It’s no wonder these snuggly garments have won the hearts of so many—after all, who doesn’t love feeling both comfortable and fashionable simultaneously?
This custom hoodie comes in 12 colors, including sky blue, dusty rose, and charcoal grey.
Did you know? Heather colors are a twisty blend of darker and lighter colors. To create the heather effect, there need to be two fibers that take up dye at different rates.
This classic fit has a ribbed waistband and cuffs and a double-needle stitch at the shoulder, armhole, neck, waistband, and cuffs. This attention to detail ensures that the hoodie is durable and long-lasting.
Plus, our customers love how soft and warm it is!
Tip: If your customers want a looser fit, suggest going a size up. This hoodie can fit snuggly.
To get hoodie design ideas, we recommend resources like Pinterest, Canva, and Design inspiration. Always stick with your store theme. This will help you boost customer loyalty and build a community around your custom apparel brand.
This Unisex Premium Sweatshirt has a classic crew neck (round neckline) and a flattering unisex fit. The shirt’s exterior is made of soft 100% cotton, and the fleece material provides warmth and comfort, while the brushed interior gives the sweatshirt a soft and cozy feel.
Best sweatshirt’s features:
Tightly knit 3-end fleece
Self-fabric patch on the back
Double-needle stitched rib collar, cuffs, and hem
This sweatshirt comes in eight colors and has a range of sizes available, from XS to 2XL.
Did you know? 3-end fleece (or three-thread fleece) uses three threads instead of two to create a thicker fabric.
You can add your brand logo on the outside or the inside of the sweatshirt. It’s going to be accentuated with a half-moon-shaped patch that’s sewn on the inside of the sweatshirt.
The most comfortable, stylish, and quality crewneck I’ve ever purchased. My customers rave about it as well! One of my best sellers! / Damichael A
This is our most popular all-over print sweatshirt. It’s made of premium-quality soft and durable fabric, and the brushed inside fleece makes it extra comfortable. AOP printed designs come out bright and vibrant, adding a pop of color to any outfit, so the All-Over Print Unisex Sweatshirt is great for large graphics, patterns, and colorful designs.
The unisex sweatshirt has drop shoulders and it’s looser than a regular fit sweatshirt. But it’s not baggy, which means it allows for free, comfortable movement.
These sweatshirts come in white base color material, so you can design them in any color of the rainbow. The shirts are also availabe in seven sizes from XS to 3XL.
The All-Over Print Unisex Hoodie has a relaxed fit, soft cotton-feel fabric face, and brushed fleece fabric inside. Plus, it has a little stretch, making it super comfy.
You can create a uniform design for the entire hoodie, but you also have the option to design the hood, pocket, and each sleeve separately.
Just look at how vibrant the overall look of these AOP hoodies is!
Like the AOP sweatshirt, these hoodies come in white and have seven sizes from XS to 3XL.
Tip: Advise your customers to use a detergent with enzymes and wash on a gentle cycle to avoid pilling.
Our bomber jackets are made of polyester materials, so they’re lightweight, wrinkle-resistant, and dry very quickly, which is ideal for outerwear.
The following two bestsellers have become popular for their own reasons, but their striking look and high-quality customization results unify them.
Bomber jackets have been popular for years, but the design trends have been changing. You can use this all-over print jacket as a canvas for beautiful, bright designs that fit the current fashion and add your own signature style, which is sure to catch your customers’ attention.
The All-Over Print Unisex Bomber Jacket is made of 100% polyester, the best material for sublimation (all-over printing). Sublimation dyes require synthetic fibers to stick properly and create long-lasting and vibrant print results.
The polyester also gives the jacket a sporty athleisure vibe.
The jacket’s material is thin with no inner shell lining, which is fantastic for warm weather or a layered look, but the jacket won’t be the best option to keep cozy.
They come in 7 sizes, from XS to 3XL.
Did you know? YKK on zippers stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, who owns half of the world’s zipper business. YKK zippers have a self-locking puller technology which makes it easy to pull and lock without slipping.
The Embroidered Champion Packable Jacket is effortlessly cool-looking. It’s made by Champion, a brand known for its incredible product quality.
The jacket is designed with comfort in mind, featuring a scuba collar and elastic cuffs to keep the wind out and the warmth in. It also has a front pouch pocket, providing a convenient spot to store your phone, keys, or other essentials.
The material is polyester micro poplin. Poplin is a plain woven fabric that makes the material feel smooth and even to the touch. This type of material makes the jacket wind and rain resistant, so it’s an excellent choice for sports and outdoor adventures. Plus, it has a packable design, making it easy to fold and store in a backpack or a suitcase.
Leggings, joggers, and athletic shorts are three must-haves for an athleisure or activewear collection. This type of apparel is comfortable, versatile, and trendy. And they’re in high demand due to their functionality and fashion appeal.
The All-Over Print Yoga Leggings are stretchy and soft. And when we said stretchy, we meant it has an extremely four-way stretchy fabric that expands and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains.
It’s also comfortable around the waist because of the soft, 0.25″ (0.6 cm) wide, clear elastic in the waistband for extra comfort.
Did you know? A triangle-shaped gusset crotch means extra fabric space. Combined with four-way stretch fabric, it gives the wearer a wider range of movement and avoids awkward seams going in places they shouldn’t.
Whether you’re looking for comfortable loungewear, trendy athleisure, or a one-of-a-kind streetwear product, the All-Over Print Men’s Joggers are here to be tailored to your vision. Made from a high-quality polyester and spandex blend, these joggers are soft, stretchy, and soft on the inside because of the inner fleece fabric.
They feature cuffed leg design and an elastic waistband with a white drawstring. The joggers are made for any type of activity, whether it’s a casual jog around the park or a more intense workout session at the gym—the material is moisture-wicking and quick-drying.
Looking for a women’s alternative? Check out the All-Over Print Women’s Joggers.
Made with 91% recycled polyester—four-way stretch moisture-wicking microfiber, these shorts are best for high-performance activities.
They also feature mesh pockets to keep small items secure while allowing air to flow through, keeping your customers comfortable during the workouts.
You can market these shorts to your customers as a sustainable choice. Recycled polyester is produced by recycling existing plastic materials, but it still has all the characteristics and performance of regular polyester, making it a more sustainable fabric alternative.
I love these shorts; they’re a best seller in my store. The color reproduction is accurate, the print quality is great and the material feels comfortable enough to wear all day. I’ve also noticed that they've increased the depth of the pockets, which is a big plus for carrying phones. The shorts sit right above the knee, so they provide the perfect athletic look. /Akim G
Hats are a popular fashion accessory, and custom embroidered hats can add extra style and personality to a casual outfit.
When it comes to hats, embroidery has this luxurious, eye-catching look that’s hard to replicate with print designs. Plus, embroidery provides a higher-quality finish. The raised texture appearance of the embroidered design can give the hat a more premium look and feel.
Ah, the Classic Dad Hat. Is there a better hat to throw on a bad hair day or when you want to look effortlessly stylish?
This hat is made of 100% chino cotton twill, which means the material is durable and has a silk-like luster.
The curved visor protects the eyes from the sun, and the adjustable buckle strap makes it suitable for any wearer. Your customers can hide the extra length of the adjustment strap inside the hat like so:
As for customization options, the Classic Dad Hat can be embroidered. You can create designs using the standard 15 embroidery colors or get unlimited color embroidery for an extra $3.50.
Note: The hat is unstructured, so it won’t retain shape when it’s taken off.
During the colder seasons, the Cuffed Beanie can potentially be your store’s star. It’s made of 100% acrylic fabric, and the material is hypoallergenic. It’s also snug and form-fitting, and the fold-over cuff adds an extra layer of warmth to keep the head and ears cozy during chilly days.
The beanie comes in 9 colors and has the standard 15-color embroidery thread options to choose from.
Why settle for plain, boring beanies when you can make a statement with this best-selling cuffed beanie?
The trucker hats are still in style thanks to some Hollywood stars, It girls, and fashion icons.
Not only is the Retro Trucker Hat cool, but it’s also comfortable to wear. Made from 60% cotton and 40% polyester, it has a structured fit to keep its shape over time. The mesh back also provides ventilation, ensuring the head stays comfortable even on hot days.
The hat is a mid-profile cap with a 3.5″ crown and six panels for added durability. The front panels are reinforced with hard buckram, which helps the hat maintain its shape.
The Retro Trucker Hat is also adjustable, thanks to its plastic closure. This closure allows you to customize the hat’s fit to your head size, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.
Did you know? Buckram is a stiff-finished, heavily sized fabric of cotton or linen used for garment interlinings.
Home and living products are always in demand as people constantly seek to decorate their spaces and change their environments. From our Home & living collection, wall decor is a hit. People also love a good mug and throw blanket to keep it cozy and aesthetic.
The Enhanced Matte Paper Poster is made from high-quality, thick, and durable paper that’s velvet-like to the touch. The non-reflective matte finish makes it an excellent choice for artwork and text-heavy designs. It’s also great if you want to minimize the appearance of fingerprints or smudges on custom posters.
The Enhanced Matte Paper Poster is available in various sizes, ranging from 8″ × 10″ to 24″ × 36″, so your customers can choose the most suitable one for their space. The poster is available in vertical and horizontal orientations, allowing you to create a custom poster that fits any design idea.
Your Enhanced Matte Paper Poster is carefully packaged and shipped in protective tubes, ensuring it arrives in perfect condition at your customers’ doorsteps.
See how you can design beautiful wall art in this video tutorial.
Tip: Our Design Maker has customizable ready-made designs, hundreds of text fonts, and millions of stock images to pick for your design.
If you’re looking for a poster more suited for photo art, check out the Premium Luster Photo Paper Poster.
The White Glossy Mug is a classic addition to any hot beverage lover’s collection. Crafted from high-quality ceramic, this mug boasts a glossy finish that protects your design and looks beautiful when the light hits it. The mug’s pristine white surface provides the perfect backdrop for custom designs, logos, or typography, making it an ideal choice for personalized gifts or promotional items.
This mug comes in two sizes: 11 and 15 ounces. The ergonomic handle ensures a comfortable grip, while the smooth, curved edges make sipping a pleasure.
Are you new to selling mugs? We got you covered.
Made from 100% polyester, the Throw Blanket is soft, warm, and durable. Your customers can enjoy it for years to come. It comes in two sizes of 50″ × 60″ (127 × 153 cm) or 60″ × 80″ (153 × 203 cm), perfect for cozying up during chilly evenings.
One of the best things about these blankets is that they’re easy to care for. You can machine wash and tumble dry them on a low heat setting without the designs losing their vibrant colors.
And because this is an AOP product, you can customize this blanket to your heart’s content. From stunning pattern designs to photos, and huge graphics, your creativity is free to flow.
A Canvas decor element can transform any space with striking photo-quality prints.
Our canvases are available in a range of sizes, from small 12″ × 12″ (30.5 cm) prints to large 24″ × 36″ (61 cm × 91.4 cm) prints. Altogether you can offer your customers six sizes to choose from.
Mounting brackets are included for stress-free installation, and they feature hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars, which make the canvas look hand-made.
Learn more: How to sell your art online
Don’t underestimate accessories. They might be smaller and more affordable than apparel, but accessories can become bestsellers in your store (even surpassing your current customer favorites). Did you know some people earn more with funky-looking custom socks than t-shirts? It depends on how you design and market these types of products.
The clear iPhone® cases are made of a lightweight plastic material that looks sleek but is also durable. We didn’t forget the main point of a phone case. They are designed to fit the iPhone perfectly, with precise cutouts for all buttons, ports, and camera lenses.
These cases can be customized with UV prints. We use a high-quality printing process that ensures your designs look crisp, vibrant, and long-lasting.
Custom phone cases are a must-have everyday accessory. You can create an iPhone® case collection featuring your signature designs and switch it up with seasonal and on-trend designs.
The AirPods® case also features a smooth finish that feels great in your hand. It has a snap closure to keep AirPods® securely in place and a precise cutout for the charging port.
Regarding customization, the AirPods case is available in nine colors, including fun mint, pink, and bright blue. And, of course, it has a printable area where you can add your designs or artwork.
Made from 100% organic cotton, the Eco Tote Bag bag is made of 100% certified organic cotton, and it’s also durable and long-lasting. You can add your designs or slogans to make them uniquely yours. Whether you’re a fan of puns, pop culture references, or just want to spread a positive message, the eco tote bag is the perfect canvas for creativity.
The eco-tote bag is also practical. It’s roomy enough to hold groceries, gym clothes, or even a laptop. You can feel safe advertising this to your customers because the tote has reinforced handles that can withstand up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg).
Everybody needs a good tote, they’re lightweight and comfortable, plus they can be little billboards of positivity, fun designs, or even your brand logo.
If you’re looking for a bag that combines style and function, then the All-Over Print Backpack might be just what you need.
The backpack is made of 100% polyester, and the whole bag is water-resistant. It also has a spacious interior with a capacity of 4.5 gallons (17 liters)—ample room for all essentials, including textbooks, laptops, and other tech gadgets. It also has a front zipper pocket and a mesh side pocket for additional storage options.
Anyone who wears a backpack daily, like students, travelers, hikers, and event-goers, need a good bag. Why get a monocolored backpack when you can wear one with a striking design? This is your chance to fill this market void.
In recent years, there has been a growing concern about the environmental impact of single-use plastics. As a result, many people are turning to reusable water bottles as a more sustainable alternative. The Stainless Steel Water Bottle is one such option that offers both convenience and eco-friendliness.
One of the key features of this water bottle is its high-quality stainless steel material which makes the bottle durable and long-lasting. It’s also BPA-free, ensuring no harmful chemicals leach into the water. The material is also non-porous, meaning it won’t retain any odors or flavors from previous drinks.
The Stainless Steel Water Bottle can hold up to 17 ounces of liquid, making it suitable for various activities, from hikes to workouts. The bottle has a screw-on cap with a built-in loop, making it easy to attach to a backpack or carry around. The lid also features a silicone ring that helps prevent leaks and spills.
Plus, it’s vacuum-insulated, which means it can keep your drinks cold for up to 24 hours or hot for up to 12 hours.
Before you start designing, you can choose a black or white water bottle, whatever suits your design best. When you’re adjusting the design, check out the 3D view in our Design Maker to make sure your design looks nice from all angles.
Kiss-Cut Stickers are perfect for adding personality to any surface, from laptops and phone cases to water bottles and notebooks.
The term kiss-cut means that the sticker is cut to the shape of the design rather than a standard rectangular shape, giving them a professional and polished look.
The custom stickers are made with durable vinyl material and can be cut into any shape you like. You can choose between three sizes:
3″ × 3″ (7.5 × 7.5 cm)
4″ × 4″ (10 × 10 cm )
5.5″ × 5.5 (14 × 14 cm)
With our Design Maker, you can easily upload your design files or you can use our free resources to create limitless original sticker designs.
Note: We don’t recommend putting stickers on items that would find their way in the dishwasher as this can change the sticker adhesion quality.
Get inspired: 39 Sticker Ideas
If you choose the DTG method, the design possibilities are truly great, but they’ll be limited to the permitted print area.
DTG is a printing method that uses ink to print directly onto the fabric. Using this method, you can create detailed photo and graphic designs. The ink goes straight into the fabric’s fibers, so you don’t feel the design or ink when you touch it.
Learn more: Create the perfect DTG file
You can get embroidery on hats, apparel, accessories, and home & living products, and you can choose from multiple placement options for your embroidery designs. Embroidery can give almost any apparel product a luxurious touch.
Learn more: Create the perfect embroidery file
All-over print (AOP) or sublimation printing
Sublimation is a printing process where your design is printed on paper with dye ink and then transferred onto fabric with heat. Sublimation lets you cover the entire garment with your design. Our AOP apparel products are printed on fabrics, then cut and sewn together by our in-house expert team.
Learn more: Create the perfect all-over print file
There are multiple ways to price your products, but this one’s the easiest to start with:
Product costs + profit margin = your retail price.
To determine the retail price of your product, calculate your desired profit margin per product sale, add it to the product cost, and you’ve got your retail price.
Remember that product costs include more than the product price. You should also factor in your ecommerce store costs (platform subscriptions, marketplace commission) and any outsourcing costs (like hiring designers, accountants, marketing professionals, etc.).
We also recommend creating a little wiggle room for future discounts.
Learn more: Beginner’s Guide to Product Pricing
Identify your target audience
For your marketing efforts to be practical, understand who your target audience is. Determine their age, gender, interests, and shopping habits. This information will help you tailor your marketing efforts and create content that resonates.
Focus on developing your niche
With so many apparel stores online, having a specific niche can help you differentiate yourself from competitors. By focusing on a particular area, you can create a unique identity for your store and attract customers looking for that specific style or type of clothing.
Use high-quality product images
The images you use to market your print-on-demand products are crucial in attracting customers and motivating them to buy. Use high-quality images showcasing your products from multiple angles and settings. Use our Product Templates to create high-quality visuals for your store and save some time and money on photoshoots while growing your business.
Create engaging content
Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok are excellent tools for marketing your print-on-demand products. Create a business account on these platforms and regularly post images and videos of your products.
Keep it consistent
Develop your brand voice, story, and visual identity. Bonus points if you put a face to your brand so your customers feel like a human is behind it. Communicate your brand values, benefits, and goals. Make your brand recognizable, and your audience will be more likely to trust you.
Offer promotions and discounts
Everyone loves a good deal so having promotions and discounts is a great incentive. Offer discounts on first-time purchases or run limited-time sales to attract new customers and encourage your customer base to return to your store.
Learn more: How to Develop an Effective Marketing Strategy
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Congratulations! You’ve unlocked all 23 Printful’s best-selling print-on-demand products. Adding these gems to your store will save you time, boost your revenue, and possibly help you get happy return customers.
From custom t-shirts to all-over print designs, embroidery, and more, there’s no shortage of ways to create authentic custom products that your audience will love. And with good pricing, marketing, and an engaging content strategy, you’ll be well on your way to building a loyal following of fans who can’t get enough of your products.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started on this adventure together! With Printful by your side, the possibilities are endless, and the only limit is your imagination.
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