Resources

Tools of the trade

We thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for all your apparel design business needs. We’ll add to this list as we explore new avenues and put each resource through a rigorous testing period. You’ll notice that we will reference this page quite often. We recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!

Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at NO additional cost to you, we may earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  Please understand that we have experience with all of these companies, and we recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions we make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

OUR MOST RECOMMENDED

If you look at nothing else on this page, these are the five that you should know about. We find ourselves recommending these resources again and again, in emails and on the website. We use them because they seamlessly integrate into our business, they make life easier, and we’re confident you’ll agree too.

SHOPIFY

Hosted Ecommerce Solution

The all-in-one e-commerce solution. Sell online, in store or via social media platforms. We love Shopify because they give you everything you need to showcase your products online, process payments, gain customer insights with user analytics, integrates with tons of online services, connect with point-of-sale, the list goes on…

TRY SHOPIFY

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, and the list goes on...

If there was one piece of software we can not live without, it’s Adobe’s Creative Cloud. Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Lightroom, Audition, Media Encoder, we use it all. Even their iPhone apps are a life saver! In our line of business it just makes sense.  

TRY CREATIVE CLOUD

CONVERTKIT

Email marketing for professional business

ConvertKit has solved all of our email headaches. It’s easy to use and filled with powerful features like list segmentation, automation, tagging, and reports. It integrates perfectly into our ecommerce store and blog. We love it!

TRY CONVERTKIT

BLUEHOST

Website and Domain Name Hosting

Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service. Great for those just starting an online business. Click here to get a special unlimited space and transfers plus free domain name plan for just $5.95.month 

TRY BLUEHOST

XERO

Easy-to-use online accounting software

Xero is a game changer. We don’t cry anymore when it comes to tax time. Get this..A customer places an order, Xero creates an invoice and then automatically reconciles the invoice to the PayPal transaction. Boom! Bookkeeping done without touching anything! They even have an Android and IOS app to add receipts on the go. Works with both Shopify and WooCommerce. PrePress Toolkit fans get 30% off for the First 6 Months!

TRY XERO

WEBSITE HOSTING AND E-COMMERCE

Managed Solution

  • Shopify: The all-in-one e-commerce solution. Sell online, in store or via social media platforms. We love Shopify because they give you everything you need to showcase your products online, process payments, gain customer insights with user analytics, integrates with tons of online services, connect with point-of-sale, the list goes on…

Self Managed Solution

  • Bluehost: Easy to use, 1-click automatic WordPress installation and excellent customer service. Great for those just starting an online business.
  • WooCommerce: WooCommerce is our eCommerce platform of choice. You have complete control to sell anything. WooCommerce has one of the largest developer bases which means there’s hundreds of thousands of theme and plugin options to extend it’s capabilities.

WEBSITE THEMES AND PLUGINS


APPAREL MOCKUP TEMPLATES


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