After some research, I recently decided to start selling some of my art on a print-on-demand site and chose Society6 to start with because I had heard good things. I wanted to be free to create art and keep the logistics of printing, inventory, and shipping to a minimum.
Quality and Service
I've been with them for approximately 3 months now and I have purchased some of my own products to gauge the quality and service. With the exception of a printing error that seemed to always occur with one of my designs on a red T-shirt, the quality has been exceptional. Although Society6 has been have been very quick to respond and replaced the shirt free of charge each time, we couldn't isolate the problem because, as it turns out, they use multiple vendors to print their T-shirts. Below are the items I felt turned out quite well.
Prepping Files for Print
It wasn't immediately apparent to me what the specific dimensions of my files should be for each product. However, once you upload your image, another window opens up with a listing of other products you can add. This is also where dimensions are listed and where you can select fabric colours. Different products require different dimensions of your artwork. When you upload the additional files, the products are automatically added to your store. I was happy to find that it was also easy to remove a product or update their options.
Profit and Sales
I've started to make some sales but the profit on shirts and cell phone skins are quite low and are fixed amounts. Prints and some of the larger products are where you would find the most profit. I understand that the number of views and favourites determine whether you get showcased on Society6's pages so hopefully posting more artwork to their site will help move me up in the ranks. :)