Shirts and Mistakes

I just put t-shirts on pre-sale for the Chalkboard Manifesto. And I have no idea what I’m doing. I put an arbitrary number of shirts I have to sell that’ll net me a healthy amount of profit. Or at least that’s what I’m assuming. I don’t really know how much shipping will cost, so I just decided to price it into the shirts and worry about that when the time comes. There’s a lot I don’t know, but I’m fine with figuring it out as I go. I’m okay with messing up.

I’ve already messed up. I accidentally set the quantity to 1, so my t-shirts were sold out after my first purchase, haha.

I figured that I’d learn more by throwing the shirts up for sale and learning as I go, rather than planning and planning. It’s like programming: You learn more by actually coding than reading. Coding and messing up and fixing things. Well, not to say planning should be ignored. Maybe I didn’t do enough planning, but I guess that’s something I’ll learn.

2 thoughts on “Shirts and Mistakes

  1. CJ

    You’re smart to price shipping into the shirts. People LOVE free shipping. Ship via USPS (print your shipping labels online – they’re cheaper than shipping from the post office). USPS is the cheapest. I run a small eBay business and I can ship a 1 pound package from Georgia to Hawaii for about $9. I can ship anywhere in the southeast for between $4 and $5 and everywhere else in the US (from GA) for around $7. Their prices are very reasonable.

    I hope those shirts sell for you man!

  2. Shawn R. McDonald Post author

    Thanks for the advice on shipping.

    I’m not sure if I’ll even have to worry about shipping. So far, the very, very few purchases I have are local.

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