Teespring is a website that specializes in making merchandise for artists, social media influencers, and even bands such as Queen.
Although creating designs and merchandise may seem fun, it can be tedious and time-consuming.
Many users find that they run out of time to bother with the website and decide to just delete their accounts.
Unfortunately, there isn’t an option on their website to delete your account, but deleting your account is quite simple.
How To Delete A Teespring Account
The first step in deleting your Teespring account is to open the email that your account is attached to.
By going into your profile, you can find which email is used for the Teespring account.
Teespring is known for sending frequent emails, which is another way to figure out which of your emails is attached to Teespring.
You will then need to address an email to Teespring’s private service email, [email protected].
Use a title such as “Request to Delete My Account” or “Delete Account Request” for the subject of your email.
The sooner that Teespring is able to see what your request is, the sooner they can delete your account.
In your email, make it clear that you want your account deleted from their database as soon as possible.
It is strongly recommended that you request any information they may have of yours be wiped clean from their database, as well.
If you have any complaints that you’d like to make with Teespring, you can voice them after you make your request clear.
There’s no need to worry about hurting anyone’s feelings.
Teespring is a multimillion-dollar company, so constructive negative feedback can actually be beneficial and help them become better for future creators who want to try their hand at Teespring.
How To Delete A Teespring Storefront
One account may have multiple storefronts.
One who may make gaming designs and dog breed designs may not want the two separate hobbies to be in the same storefront.
Having multiple, specific storefronts helps a creator to look more professional.
Perhaps you don’t want to delete your entire account, but rather, you would just like to delete a particular storefront or storefronts.
First, you go to the homepage of your Teespring account.
Click your email, which will appear in the upper right corner of the webpage.
From the menu that will appear, choose storefronts.
Once you have opened storefronts, hover your mouse over the storefront that you are wanting to delete.
You will see a pencil icon in the upper right corner of the storefront that is labeled “Edit StoreFront”.
You will need to click the pencil icon.
You will then be transferred to the edit storefront page where another menu on the left side will say “Settings” below “About”, “Products”, “Banners”, and “Headings”.
When you click “Settings”, the last option in the menu is to delete your storefront.
The “Delete Store” button will have red text with a dark gray background.
After you complete these steps, your storefront will be gone forever along with all of the listings in that storefront.
How To Delete A Teespring Listing
Creators delete listings all the time, whether the reason is age, lack of relevance, wanting to simplify their storefront, or a lack of popularity.
It is easier to delete your Teespring listing than to delete a whole storefront.
You actually follow some of the same steps from before.
If you want to delete a listing from a storefront rather than the entire thing, you can do it from the same menu from which you chose “Settings” in order to delete your storefront.
Instead of choosing “Settings” like before, click the option labeled as “Products”.
When you open up the products menu, you will see a pencil and a trashcan next to each listing that the storefront offers.
By clicking the trashcan next to a list, you will instantly and permanently remove it from your storefront and products list.
Teespring Not Paying New Creators
One reason many new creators quit using Teespring is their payment threshold.
In order for a creator on Teespring to be paid, they must meet a minimum sales requirement of $100.
With the multitude of designs and larger creators, new creators’ designs get lost in a sea of more popular merchandise.
If you’re looking for a service that doesn’t have a payment threshold but still offers the same services, then you should check out Sellfy.
Instead of having a payment threshold, Sellfy charges a monthly fee for the impressive list of services that they provide.
The Starter plan costs $19 for the basic services.
This includes a 0% transaction fee, unlimited products, the ability to print on demand, digital downloads, subscription products, store customization, discount codes, advance tax settings, and the ability to connect Sellfy to your preexisting website.
All of these services are also included in the larger package deals.
The downside of Sellfy is that they put a maximum on what a creator is allowed to earn on their website per year based on the subscription service they pay for, which is $10,000 for the most basic plan.
The Starter plan also allows Sellfy to put its branding on your products.
For $39 a month, you can receive the Business plan, Sellfy will take care of product upselling and cart abandonment for you.
They will also remove their branding from your products with the Business plan and allow creators to make up to $50,000 per year.
With the Business plan, Sellfy offers an email marketing tool and will allow you to send up to 10,000 emails per month using this service.
The final and most expensive plan is called Premium.
Instead of having maximum earnings of $50,000, that number is quadrupled, and creators are allowed to earn up to $200,000 through Sellfy.
Premium creators also receive priority support and the ability to send 50,000 emails.
Problematic Customer Service
Creators often care very deeply about those who choose to support them through purchasing merchandise.
According to the Better Business Bureau, Teespring gets a massive number of complaints.
The three biggest types of complaints that Teespring receives are about their products and services, delivery issues, and billing mishaps.
Unsatisfied customers have reasonably complained about a few issues with the products they’ve received.
There are many reports of clothes smelling bad enough to make people gag and the smell being difficult to wash out.
In addition, the shirts arrive with faded prints that aren’t correct.
People who have ordered multiple, identical shirts have had them arrive with uneven logo placements that were scattered “anywhere and everywhere”.
Others have received shirts without their desired design, with the shirts instead showing an error screen that reads “linked image not found”.
Teespring is also prone to not being able to meet delivery dates.
It’s not even the understandable problem of a package getting lost in the mail.
Teespring allows customers to know which part of the production process their shirts are in.
Many customers say that their shirts remain in the “printing” state for weeks past the delivery dates.
Consumers who have gotten shirts for special events end up not getting their orders in time.
A common problem that shoppers who use the website encounter is being charged multiple times for a single order.
Customers have been charged up to four times the original purchase price.
The customers aren’t the only ones experiencing billing troubles either.
There are multiple examples of Teespring shutting down designers’ accounts after already selling designs.
Even though the customer gets their product, the designer is never paid, and the money just stays with Teespring.
Teespring Isn’t Ecologically Friendly
Like many fast fashion companies, Teespring uses cheaper materials and chemicals to give their consumers what they want.
Luckily, there are better options for those who care deeply about the environment and the wellbeing of the planet.
One such option is Printful.
Printful is extremely dedicated to showing the world that fashion can still be fun and comfortable, even if you’re using recycled materials to make your clothing.
Printful also doesn’t make a shirt until it is ordered to reduce waste.
By using fulfillment centers that are near their customers, they are reducing their carbon footprint.
Printful works with a partner who sources high-quality, eco-friendly materials to ensure that your clothes aren’t just good for the environment, but also look good on you.
Many consumers praise the company for just how soft their shirts are.
By using water-based ink, they are reducing the number of toxic chemicals being used.
That’s not only good for the environment, but it is also safer for the employees who are making the shirts.
Ironing Your Way To Victory
Perhaps after hearing about the horror stories from Teespring, you don’t trust anyone else with your designs and your supporters’ money.
There are many people who print shirts for a living.
Luckily, it’s not too hard to do yourself, and you have a few options for how to get the job done.
The most common and affordable way to use iron-on transfers.
All you’re going to need for this type of printing is your clothes iron, your home printer, some transfer paper (which you can get at your local craft store), a flat surface, your t-shirt, and your design.
There are a few different types of transfer paper, so you’ll want to be mindful when you grab it from the craft store.
Before you even leave your house, you first need to design the graphic that you’ll be printing onto the t-shirt.
By using bold and dark colors, your design will be less likely to fade or take much longer to fade.
Once you have a design on your computer, use an editing tool to mirror the image.
If you forget this step, your design will be backwards.
This is especially bad if your design has words in it. After you’ve figured out your design, you can move on to transfer paper.
The two categories for transfer paper are those that are used for light fabrics and those that are used for dark fabrics.
Using the wrong type of transfer paper can make your design seem discolored.
Before you print your design onto the transfer paper, print your design onto plain paper first to make sure your printer has enough ink.
Once your design is on the paper, all you have to do is evenly iron it for the length of time the transfer paper requires, and now you have your own printed shirt!
Printing Like The Pros
The iron-on method is fine if you only have a handful of shirts to make for family events or loved ones, but if you want to print like a professional, you’re going to need the big tools.
The most important tool that any at-home printer needs is a heat transfer machine.
Heat transfer machines are made for evenly pressing designs into different types of fabrics with vinyl.
Vinyl designs last vastly longer than any iron-on design.
The first step when using your heat transfer machine is to design your graphic.
Also bear in mind the size of your shirt.
The same graphic that looks good on a small shirt isn’t going to look as good on an extra-large.
Be sure to scale your designs to the size of your shirt.
Once your design is ready, it is time to preheat the machine.
To determine the temperature you need to set your machine to, look to the vinyl manufacturer.
They will be able to tell you exact temperatures and the time that the vinyl will need to properly bond to the shirt.
After your machine has preheated, make sure you put the shirt in the warmed machine without the design.
This releases moisture that could make the vinyl bubble.
Only leave the shirt there for a few seconds before opening the machine up again.
Then place your vinyl with the backing up and place a protective layer on top of that.
Once everything is layered correctly and the design is in the exact spot that you want, you can finally press down the machine and let it work its magic.
Most heat transfer machines will handle the timing for you.
After the machine is finished, you will have made your very own, professional-looking graphic t-shirt!
You’re Better Off Without Them
After you’ve deleted your Teespring—whatever the reason that drove you to your decision to do so—you may be concerned about what your next step as a clothes designer or person with merchandise will be.
However, have no fear!
You have vastly superior options than Teespring to accomplish the same goal.
Services like Sellfy and Printful can provide you the same services in ways that are better for your business and the environment.
If you aren’t looking to depend on another print-on-demand service, you even have multiple options for doing it at home, if you’re crafty enough and are able to buy the tools and materials necessary.
Don’t give up your dreams of designing your own custom t-shirts.
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