VIDA x Threadless
Studio by VIDA has joined hands with Artist Shops. Artist Shops was powered by Threadless, the original artist platform that pioneered the on-demand industry in 2000 and today serves millions of customers and hundreds of thousands of artists with a marketplace of unique apparel, accessories, and home decor products. Most importantly, Artist Shops and Threadless celebrate the unique diversity that shapes each of us as human beings and support creative expression that drives positive cultural change through many meaningful social and environmental causes. We feel very fortunate to have found a home for our artists and customers where our values are so deeply aligned.
Over the past few years, it has become evident that Studio by VIDA is much stronger and more sustainable with a strong partner like Artist Shops in order to continue to serve our global community. This opportunity allows our Studio by VIDA artist community to showcase your artwork on many new product lines across Artist Shops, Threadless.com, and select retail and online channels, reaching a significantly larger customer base. For our Studio by VIDA customers, this is an opportunity to discover an exciting new assortment of art-inspired products. As a result of this partnership, we have closed Studio by VIDA, and the business runs on the Artist Shops platform. Artist Shops is looking to expand its platform to fine artists from around the world, bringing scarves and other VIDA product categories to the Artist Shops platform over the coming months, and is honored and thrilled to welcome the VIDA community.
In this FAQ, we have summarized the most important questions about the Threadless platform and what happened with your Studio by VIDA account. In case of additional questions, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
1. How do I sign up for the new platform?
Signing up for the new platform on Artist Shops powered by Threadless is a straightforward process. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it:
Sign up through the link on this page https://www.threadless.com/artist-shops/signup/vida
Or: click on the link in the Invitation from Artist Shops by Threadless. Open the Invitation. This invitation will come in the form of an email from Threadless. Once you receive the invitation, open it. It will contain a link and specific instructions on how to sign up for the new Artist Shops platform.
Fill Out Registration Details: On the registration page, you'll be asked to provide various details to create your account. This includes
Name: Your full name.
Email Address: The email address to which you received the invitation.
Password: Choose a secure password for your account.
Username: Choose a unique username for your account.
Complete Profile Information: After successfully verifying your email and logging in, you may complete your profile information and begin customizing your Artist Shop. This includes adding a profile picture, your Artist Shop logo and banner, “About Page” and other relevant details.
Explore the Artist Shops Platform: Once your account is set up and your profile is complete, you can start exploring the new Artist Shops platform. Depending on the platform's features and purpose, you might be able to browse, create, or engage with content immediately.
Customize Your Settings: Take some time to review and customize your account settings, such as notification settings, shop management preferences, and any other options provided by the platform.
Start Using the Platform: You are now ready to fully engage with the new platform. You can begin uploading your design content, selecting products you’d like to offer, and exploring the features and functionalities available to you.
If you encounter any issues during the sign-up process, don't hesitate to contact the Threadless Artist Relations team at email@example.com. Enjoy your experience on the new platform!
2. Is there a fee to sign up for Artist Shops by Threadless?
Artist Shops allows artists to sign up for free. This means that there are no upfront or recurring fees associated with creating an Artist Shop on Threadless. This is how it works in detail:
No Sign-Up Fee: When you sign up for a Threadless Artist Shop, you won't be required to pay any initial sign-up fee. This makes it accessible for artists who want to showcase and sell their designs without incurring any upfront costs.
Zero Hidden Fees: In addition to the absence of a sign-up fee, Threadless Artist Shops are advertised as having "zero hidden fees." You won't encounter unexpected charges or costs as you use the platform. Artists can focus on their creative work and merchandise without worrying about hidden financial obligations.
Free for Artists: Artist Shops is designed to be artist-friendly, allowing creators to set up their shops and sell their artwork without financial barriers. This is particularly advantageous for independent artists, illustrators, and designers who may not have substantial resources to invest in an e-commerce platform.
Revenue Model: Threadless generates revenue through a revenue-sharing model. When artists sell their designs or products through their Artist Shops, Threadless takes a portion of the sales revenue as their commission. This portion is part of the base price of the product. The difference between the base price and the retail price you set as an artist for your item, is your commission for each sale.
Transparency: The statement "If you want to know how they were able to keep it free, click here" shows that Threadless is transparent about how they sustain a free platform. Clicking the provided link leads to more information about Threadless's business model and how they manage to offer free Artist Shops to creators. Click here.
In summary, Threadless offers a designer platform called Artist Shops that allows artists to sign up and sell their creations for free, without any hidden fees. The platform generates revenue through commissions on sales. This model enables artists to showcase their work without the financial burden of upfront costs. It's a convenient and accessible way for artists to share their art with a wider audience.
3. Why join Artists Shops by Threadless?
Joining Artist Shops by Threadless offers a unique and compelling experience for artists and art enthusiasts alike. Let's expound on the reasons why someone might want to become a part of the Threadless community:
Celebration of Diversity: Threadless values and celebrates the uniqueness and diversity of individuals. This recognition of diversity isn't just a slogan but a core part of the community's ethos. It acknowledges that our differences, whether in background, perspective, or identity, are what make us all unique as human beings.
Support for Creative Expression: Threadless is a platform that actively supports creative expression. It provides a space for artists to share their designs and ideas with a global audience. This support for creativity encourages artists to explore their unique visions and contribute to the world of art and design.
Driving Cultural Change: Threadless recognizes the power of art to drive cultural change. Art has the ability to challenge norms, spark important conversations, and influence society's perspectives on various issues. Threadless plays a role in shaping culture and promoting social awareness by fostering an environment where such art can thrive.
Safe Space for All Identities: Threadless is not only a brave space for artists but also a safe space for individuals of all identities. It's a welcoming and inclusive community where people can find art that resonates with and supports the things they care about. This inclusivity helps create a sense of belonging for everyone involved.
Threadless Causes: One of the unique features of Threadless is the introduction of "Threadless Causes." This initiative allows artists to use their talent and creativity to positively impact the world. Artists can design and sell products that directly support critically important initiatives and charitable causes. This adds a philanthropic dimension to the platform, aligning art with social responsibility.
In summary, joining Threadless offers a platform where diversity is celebrated, creativity is nurtured, and art is seen as a catalyst for positive change. It provides artists with a space to share their designs and ideas while allowing individuals to find art that aligns with their values. Through Threadless Causes, artists can contribute to important social and charitable causes, making a tangible difference in the world. Overall, Threadless is a lot more than just an art marketplace; it's a community that values both creative expression and social impact.
4. What information do I need to provide during the sign-up process?
The Threadless sign-up process only requires an email, desired username, and a password with the following criteria:
Be at least 8 characters
Include 1 lowercase letter & 1 uppercase letter
Include 1 special character (!@#$%)
Please make sure to use the same email you are using for your VIDA account. After a successful login, you can personalize your account by filling out the form:
5. Are there any guidelines or policies I should be aware of as a member of Artist Shops?
Threadless Artist Shops: This is the specific platform you are a member of once you complete the sign-up process. Threadless Artist Shops is an online marketplace or platform where designers can showcase and sell their creations, such as artwork, designs, or merchandise.
Compliance: It is crucial to read and understand these guidelines and policies thoroughly. Compliance with these rules is often a requirement for continued membership on the platform. Violating these rules could result in actions such as content removal, temporary suspension, or even permanent removal from the platform.
Legal Protection: These terms also provide legal protection for both you as a designer and the platform itself. They help ensure that your intellectual property rights are respected and that any disputes can be resolved according to the agreed-upon terms.
Updates and Changes: It's important to note that these terms can change over time. The platform may update its policies in response to evolving legal requirements or changes in the platform's services. As a member, you should stay informed about any updates and adhere to the latest guidelines.
Legal Implications: Violating the platform's guidelines or policies can have legal consequences, including potential lawsuits or legal actions. Therefore, it's in your best interest to abide by these terms to protect your interests and reputation.
6. Do I sign up for a new contract with Threadless?
Authorization to Display Artwork: By submitting your artwork to Threadless, you grant them the authorization to display your artwork on their website. This means your artwork will be showcased and made accessible to visitors and potential buyers through the Threadless platform.
Manufacture, Sell, and Distribute Products: In addition to displaying your artwork, Threadless is authorized to manufacture, sell, and distribute products that feature your artwork. These products may include clothing, accessories, home decor, or any other items that can be customized with your designs.
Product Sales and Retail Price: Threadless is authorized to collect and hold the retail price ("Retail Price") for any products displaying your artwork that are purchased through the Threadless website. This means that when customers buy products with your designs, Threadless will manage the transaction, including pricing, payment collection, and order fulfillment.
No New Contract: It's important to note that the agreement outlined here typically doesn't involve signing a new contract. Instead, it's often covered within the terms of service, user agreement, or artist agreement provided by Threadless. By using the platform and submitting your artwork, you agree to these terms, which govern the relationship between you (the artist) and Threadless.
Rights and Ownership: Remember that the rights and ownership of your artwork may vary depending on the platform and the specific terms of the agreement. Some platforms may retain certain rights to use your artwork for promotional purposes, while others may not. Always review the terms to ensure you're comfortable with the arrangement.
In summary, when you submit artwork to Threadless and open an Artist Shop, you're granting Threadless the authorization to display, manufacture, sell, and distribute products featuring your artwork, as well as collect and manage the retail prices for these products. This agreement is typically covered in the platform's terms and conditions, and there may not be a separate or new contract to sign. It's essential to read and understand these terms before proceeding with your artwork on the platform.
7. Is Artist Shops under a different management than Studio by VIDA?
Yes, Artist Shops is powered by Threadless. The Studio by VIDA Team will no longer be involved in the support and management of the Artist Shops, and this will be fully taken over by the Threadless team and their dedicated Artist Shops support team.
Creating your Products on Artist Shops powered by Threadless
8. How do I create my products on the Artist Shops platform?
Creating products on the Artist Shops platform can be a great way to showcase your artwork and make it available for sale. To get started, you can follow these general steps:\
Click on the link on this page, specially designed for VIDA artists joining Artist Shops: https://www.threadless.com/artist-shops/signup/vida
Sign Up or Log In: If you haven't already, you may need to sign up for a Threadless
account or log in if you already have one. This account will be used to manage your Artist
Access Product Creation Tools: Once you're logged in, you can access your shop creation tools via the Artist Dashboard.
Upload Your Artwork: You'll have the option to upload your artwork to your portfolio. This may include illustrations, designs, or other creative works you want to showcase. Follow the platform's guidelines for file formats, sizes, and quality.
Create Product Listings: After uploading your artwork, you can create product listings. This involves selecting the products you want to offer featuring your designs. Threadless typically offers a wide range of customizable products, such as apparel, home decoration, and accessories.
Customize Product Designs: For each product, you also have the option to further customize how your artwork appears. Adjust placement, size, and color options to create unique variations of your designs.
Set Prices: Determine the prices for your products or opt into the Threadless Managed Prices setting, which allows Threadless to set your prices and automatically run marketing and sales events in your shop. Threadless often uses a base price plus a markup, allowing you to earn a profit from each sale.
Write Descriptions: Write compelling descriptions for your products and tag your designs. Descriptions and tags can help potential buyers more easily discover your designs and understand the story or inspiration behind them.
Choose Shop Settings: Customize your shop settings, including your shop's branding, banner image, and profile information. Make your portfolio unique and reflective of your artistic style.
Publish Your Shop: Once you've set up your portfolio and customized your product listings, you can publish your shop. Once your shop is published, your products will also be considered for the Threadless Marketplace. If selected, your designs may be included in the Threadless catalog. You can also choose to opt out of the Threadless marketplace in your shop settings.
Promote Your Products: After your collection of products is live, share it through social media, your personal website, or other marketing channels to attract more visitors and potential buyers.
Clicking this link should give you access to comprehensive information and instructions to help you get started and make the most of your Artist Shop on Threadless. Be sure to review the platform's guidelines and terms to ensure a smooth experience.
9. How can I find design projects or followers in Artist Shops?
Finding followers on the Threadless platform can be accomplished through various strategies, including leveraging your social media presence. Here are some tips on how to increase followers and your design presence on Threadless:
Create High-Quality Designs: Start by creating high-quality and unique designs that resonate with your target audience. Originality and creativity are key factors in attracting followers and making sales.
Build Your Threadless Portfolio: As mentioned earlier, set up your Artist Shop on Threadless by uploading your artwork and creating product listings. Ensure that your shop is well-organized and visually appealing.
Optimize Your Portfolio: Use relevant keywords, tags, and descriptions for your designs and products. This will make it easier for users to find your work when they search for specific themes or keywords on Threadless.
Engage with the Threadless Community: Actively participate in the Threadless community by liking, commenting on, and sharing other artists' work. Engaging with fellow artists and potential customers can help you gain visibility and followers.
Promote Your Threadless Shop: Share links to your Artist shop on your social media profiles, personal websites, and other online platforms. Encourage your existing followers to check out your Threadless portfolio and products.
Leverage Social Media: Link your Threadless Artist Shop to your social media accounts. Share your designs, product launches, and updates with your followers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest platforms. Use relevant hashtags to increase the discoverability of your posts. For example, use #Threadless, #ArtistsOnThreadless, or specific keywords related to your designs.
Collaborate with Other Artists: Collaborative projects with other Threadless artists can help you tap into their follower base. Consider partnerships for joint designs or promotions.
Participate in Threadless Challenges: Threadless frequently hosts design challenges on various themes and licensed properties. Participating in these challenges can expose your work to a broader audience and potential project opportunities.
Engage with Feedback: Pay attention to feedback from customers and fellow artists. Address comments and reviews professionally and use constructive criticism to improve your designs and products.
Consistency is Key: Consistently update your Artist Shop with new designs and products to keep your followers engaged and interested in your work.
Track Your Progress: Monitor your Threadless analytics to understand which designs and products are performing well and which marketing efforts are driving traffic and sales. Adjust your strategy accordingly.
By implementing these strategies, you can increase your visibility on the Threadless platform, attract followers, and potentially find design projects and collaborations. Building a strong online presence and actively engaging with the Threadless community will help you make the most of your creative journey on the platform.
10. Can I transfer my customers and followers from Studio by VIDA to the Threadless platform? And if yes, how do I do that?
No, transferring customers and followers from one platform to another, such as from Studio by VIDA to Threadless, typically involves starting anew on the Threadless platform and actively promoting your new presence to your existing audience.
11. Will I also have a collection link on the Threadless platform?
Yes, you will have a collection link on the Threadless platform, typically referred to as your "Artist Shop" link. This link is the URL to your customized collection page, showcasing your designs and products. Here's what you can expect regarding your collection link and customization options:
Artist Shop Link: When you set up your Threadless Artist Shop, you will receive a unique URL for your collection page. This link will look something like "https://yourname.threadless.com," with "yourname" being a customizable part of the URL. This is the primary link you'll share with your audience to direct them to your collection.
Customizable Shop Name: You can customize the shop name portion of your collection link to reflect your brand or artistic identity. For example, if your name or brand is "ArtisticExpressions," your collection link could be "https://artisticexpressions.threadless.com."
Customization Options: Threadless provides various customization options for your Artist Shop to make it unique and reflect your style. Some of the customization options may include
Banner Image: You can upload a banner image at the top of your Artist Shop homepage to display your branding or showcase a specific theme.
Logo: Add a logo or avatar representing you as the artist or brand.
About Page: Write “an about page” introducing yourself, your art, and any relevant information you want to share with visitors.
Product Layout: Customize how your products are displayed on your home page, such as the arrangement of product grids, featured designs, and layout.
Featured Products: Highlight specific designs or products as featured items that appear prominently on your shop's homepage.
Categories and Tags: Organize your designs into categories or collections and add
relevant tags to make it easier for visitors to browse and find specific types of artwork.
Shop Settings: Access shop settings to manage various aspects of your Artist Shop, including pricing, Google analytics, navigation settings, and more.
Shop Promotion: Threadless offers tools and features to help you promote your collection, such as running promotions or participating in design challenges.
By customizing your Artist Shop and sharing your shop link with your audience, you can create a professional and engaging online presence to showcase your artwork, attract followers, and sell your designs and products on the Artist Shops platform.
12. Can I communicate with my buyers or clients through Artist Shops?
Threadless primarily acts as a print-on-demand platform, and direct communication between artists (sellers) and buyers (customers) is typically limited. The platform handles customer inquiries, order processing, and customer support on behalf of the artists. Here's how communication with buyers or clients works on Artist Shops:
Customer Support: Threadless has a customer support team handling customer inquiries, order tracking, returns, and other customer-related issues. Customers can contact Artist Shops support directly for assistance through the platform's customer support channels, such as email or the support portal.
Order Fulfillment: When a customer places an order for products featuring your designs in your Artist Shop, Threadless takes care of order processing, production, and shipping. They handle all logistics and customer communication related to the order, including order updates and tracking information.
Customer Details: With an available branded newsletter sign-up module in your Artist Shop
and access to customer contact info, you have direct access to your customers.
Marketing and Promotion: Threadless provides tools and features for artists to promote their work and collections within the platform, such as a branded newsletter signup in your shop, custom Promo tools, and even featuring designs in design challenges or curating artist spotlights.
Please note that the platform's features and policies may change over time. It's advisable to visit Threadless's official website and review its current policies and guidelines to understand the latest options for communication with buyers or clients on its platform.
If you have specific questions or need assistance with customer interactions or order-related issues, it's recommended to reach out to Threadless artist support for the most up-to-date information and guidance.
13. Will my designs be automatically added to Artist Shops?
Your Studio by VIDA high-resolution files will not automatically be available in your Artist
Shop. To add your designs, you will want to upload the original design file, along with any
new designs, to add your designs to your Artist Shop. Once uploaded, you’ll have the
option to choose products to showcase your designs on and create your merchandise
collection in your Artist Shop.
14. How do I earn?
Earning from your Threadless Artist Shop involves selling your designs and products to customers through the platform and receiving a portion of the revenue generated from those sales. Here are the ways you can earn on your Threadless Artist Shop:
Create and Upload Your Artwork: Start by creating and uploading your artwork to your Threadless Artist Shop. These can be illustrations, designs, or other creative works you want to showcase and sell.
Choose Products and Set Prices: Select the products you want to offer featuring your designs. Threadless typically offers a variety of customizable products, such as T-shirts and other apparel, art prints, accessories, and more.
Set the prices for your products or choose to let Threadless set prices for you. Threadless uses a base price for each product, and you can add a markup to determine the final retail price. Your earnings are calculated based on the markup.
Customer Purchases: When customers visit your Artist Shop and make a purchase, Threadless handles the transaction, including payment processing, order production, and shipping.
Earnings Calculation: Your earnings are calculated based on the difference between the retail price (the price at which the product is sold to the customer) and the base price (the cost of production and fulfillment). The difference represents your profit margin.
For example, if the base price of a T-shirt is $15, and you set a markup of $10, the retail price of the T-shirt is $25. Your earnings for that sale would be $10.
Payment and Payouts: Payments will be made per Threadless’ Policy Concerning Payments to Artists and Artist Shop Owners. Generally, payments are made on a monthly basis via PayPal. You are required to provide Threadless.com with Your PayPal account information. You alone are responsible for the payment of any tax that arises as a result of receiving any payment from Threadless.com, its subsidiaries, related companies, partners, or licensors.
Sales Reports and Analytics: Threadless provides sales reports and analytics that allow you to track your sales, earnings, and the performance of your designs and products. This information can help you make informed decisions about your portfolio and pricing strategy.
Promotion and Marketing: To increase your earnings, actively promote your Artist Shop and designs to attract more customers. Use social media, email marketing, and other promotional strategies to drive traffic to your shop.
Design Challenges and Collaborations: Threadless often hosts design challenges and collaborations that can provide opportunities for increased exposure and potential earnings. Participating in these events can be beneficial. You can find more information about Design Challenges and voting here.
It's important to note that while you have control over the markup for your products, Threadless handles various aspects of the sales process, including order fulfillment and customer support. Your earnings depend on factors like product selection, pricing strategy, and your ability to attract and retain customers.
15. How do I get paid?
Generally, payments will be made on a monthly basis via PayPal. You are required to provide Threadless.com with Your PayPal account information.
Here are the steps to register your PayPal account:
Log In to Your Threadless Account: Go to the Threadless website and log in to your Threadless account if you're not already logged in.
Access Your Artist Shop: Access your Artist Shop dashboard after logging in. You can do this by clicking on your profile icon or name and selecting "Shop Dashboard" from the drop-down menu.
Navigate to Payment Settings: Within your Artist Shop dashboard, navigate to the Payment Info section.
Add or Update Your PayPal Email Address: In the payment settings section, you will find an option to add your PayPal email address. This is the email address associated with your PayPal account. Enter your PayPal email address in the provided field. Double-check to ensure it's accurate, as this is where your earnings will be sent. If you need to update your PayPal email address at any point, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the next steps.
Save Your Changes: After adding or updating your PayPal email address, be sure to save your changes. Look for the "Update" button, located at the bottom of the payment settings page.
Verify Payment Information: It's a good practice to verify that your PayPal email address is correctly saved by rechecking the payment settings after saving the changes. This ensures that your earnings will be sent to the correct PayPal account.
Receive Payments: Once your PayPal email address is correctly set up in your Threadless payment settings, you will receive your earnings from Threadless via PayPal based on the platform's payment schedule.
Here is the link to your Artist dashboard: https://www.threadless.com/profile/artist_dashboard/
The page looks like this:
16. How can I get support if I encounter any issues or have questions?
You can contact the Threadless Artist Relations team at email@example.com or contact the team directly from your Artist Dashboard.
17. What’s the new TOS?
18. Does Threadless offer a volume discount?
Orders over 12 items qualify for a 10% discount off the base price. Higher discounts may apply for larger quantities. You can contact Threadless customer service to know more.
19. What products can I sell on Threadless?
Choose from their large list of Apparel, Prints, Canvas, Pillows, Shower Curtains, Mugs, and more! Launching scarves is something the Threadless team is considering in 2024, but whether the category will launch and when has not been confirmed yet. Check out the Product Gallery for more details.
20. Can I set my own prices on the Threadless platform?
You can choose to set your own product prices or let your pricing and promotions be managed for you in your Artist Shop. Threadless manages the pricing and promotions for all products in the Threadless Marketplace.
21. Who can place an order on my Artist Shop?
Orders can be placed worldwide, and they ship to almost everywhere via DHL Globalmail, UPS, and local mail services.
22. Can I customize my Artist Shop to fit my brand?
Yes, customizing your Threadless Artist Shop is an important step in creating a distinct and brand-aligned presence on the platform. Here are steps and tips on how to customize your Threadless Artist Shop to fit your brand:
Login to Your Threadless Account: Ensure that you are logged in to your Threadless account, which is associated with your Artist Shop.
Access Your Artist Shop Dashboard: From your Threadless account, go to your Artist Shop dashboard. You can typically access this by clicking on your profile icon or name and selecting "Shop Dashboard" from the drop-down menu.
Customize Your Artist Shop Banner: The banner at the top of your shop is one of the most prominent visual elements. Customize it to reflect your brand. You can create a banner image that includes your brand logo, name, or a visual representation of your style.
Add a Logo: Upload a logo or avatar that represents you as the artist or your brand. This picture can help customers identify your shop and connect with your art.
Write an About Page: Craft an About Page and bio that introduces yourself, your artistic style, and your brand identity. Share your story, inspiration, and any other information that helps customers connect with your art.
Organize Your Products: Use categories and tags to organize your designs and products. Create categories that align with your brand's themes or style. For example, you can have categories like "Nature-inspired," "Geometric Designs," or "Abstract Art."
Choose a Consistent Color Palette: Consistency in your shop's color scheme can create a cohesive and memorable brand identity. Use colors that match your artistic style and preferences. You can incorporate these colors into your banner, profile picture, and product images.
Feature Your Best Work: Use the Homepage Collection to highlight your best or most representative designs. These featured items will be displayed prominently on your shop's homepage.
Regularly Update Your Portfolio: Keep your shop fresh by regularly adding new designs and products that align with your brand. Staying up-to-date can engage your audience and encourage repeat visits.
23. Do I keep my design rights?
The answer to this question is covered in the Terms of Service. Please find a copy of the specific paragraph below.
LICENSE AND USE OF ARTWORK
Threadless.com’s services empower artists to earn money from their Artwork by making it immediately available for sale on a variety of products - without giving up control of their rights. You retain all of Your ownership rights, including all copyright and other intellectual property rights, in the Artwork you submit to the Website and to Your Artist Shop. The exception to this is Artwork submitted to the Website in a themed design challenge, in which case the third-party sponsor of the challenge may require ownership of all Artwork submitted in that challenge. Please refer to the rules applicable to any design challenge you enter.
By uploading Artwork to the Website, You grant Threadless.com the license above in Paragraph 7 and further agree that Threadless.com may: (i) display your Artwork on the Website and in magazines, television shows, movies, on the Internet, and other media; (ii) sell Your Artwork; and (iii) make modifications to your Artwork as necessary to prepare your Artwork for use in a particular product category or for other manufacturing purposes. In addition, you represent that Threadless.com may legally make and sell merchandise incorporating Your Artwork without being obligated to make any payments to or obtain any permission from, any third party.
24. Are there order minimums?
There is no minimum order amount. Your Artist Shop is a true online store that supports orders of any size. Order 1 or 100 or more of any Artist Shop product.
25. Who handles the shipping and customer service?
Threadless handles payment, packing, shipping, and customer inquiries. You focus on what's in your Shop and sharing and promoting your work. Threadless handles the rest.
26. What countries does Threadless support?
You can open an Artist Shop from anywhere in the world as long as you have a PayPal account.
27. Will I know who my customers are?
Yes, You'll have customer information on every order placed in your shop so you can choose to communicate with buyers as you see fit. All customer support and order communication is facilitated through Threadless.
Alternatively, social media will be a great help to keep your customers and followers updated with your product launches and campaigns.
28. Is there an affiliate program? How does it work for me?
No, but Threadless gives you tons of tools to promote your design all over the internet.
To start, go to your profile settings to link all your accounts, like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Behance, LinkedIn, YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, and Tumbler.
29. Will some of the VIDA products move over to Threadless? For example, VIDA’s modal scarves?
At the moment, scarves are not yet available on their platform. The Threadless team is considering launching scarves first half of 2024, but this has not been confirmed yet.
30. Will my VIDA products appear on Threadless.com?
You will have a new selection of products from Threadless. These products won’t be the
same items as previously found on Studio by VIDA. The Studio by VIDA products won’t be available after the transition to the Threadless platform.
31. What’s the image/design size requirement when creating a product?
The primary file of the design must be at least 2000 X 2000px in PNG or jpg format. The hi-resolution file must be 4200 X 4800 pixels (wide x tall) transparent .png. The bigger the product, the higher the design file requirement.
Studio By VIDA
32. Will Studio by VIDA continue to be there as well?
Studio by VIDA will fully transition to Threadless Artist Shops. By November 1, 2023, Studio by VIDA will cease to exist, and your Studio by VIDA account will be automatically deleted.
33. What will happen to my saved designs?
After November 1, 2023, the designs in your VIDA library won’t be accessible any longer. It will be permanently deleted.
34. Can I download the designs from Studio by VIDA?
The low-resolution file that was used to create the product can be downloaded from the Studio by VIDA library. The high res file will need to be re-uploaded onto the Artist Shops platform.
35. What will happen to my collection page link or the affiliate link?
Studio by VIDA will fully transition to Threadless and Studio by VIDA, including the Studio
website and all collection pages, won’t be accessible anymore after October 31, 2023.
36. When are you taking down my VIDA collection page?
On October 31, 2023. After this date, the Studio by VIDA website and the collection pages will no
longer be accessible.
37. Will I still be able to order my VIDA items, including scarves?
We won’t be able to receive orders for any Studio by VIDA items after October 31, 2023. We want to
invite you to explore the new products offered on the Threadless platform to create a new
collection with your designs. Similarly, every item is made to order right when you order it; your order requires some processing time. Shipment processing times are stated at checkout and in your order confirmation.
Here is an example of how the processing lead time is shown on the checkout page. In this example, the T-shirt ordered has a processing lead time of 2-5 days plus shipping time.
38. What will happen with my VIDA product designs?
They will no longer be accessible and will be permanently removed from our library.
39. Until when can I order my VIDA items?
You can order your VIDA items until October 31, 2023. On. the following day, November 1, 2023, the platform will no longer be accessible and we invite you to create new products on the Threadless platform.
40. Will I still receive my commission on orders placed in July and August on the Studio by VIDA platform?
Yes, any commission due for the months of July, August, September, and October 2023 will be paid out within the month of November 2023.
41. Can I still use my rendered product images from Studio by VIDA and use them on my own site/ postings?
Yes, you can. Please ensure you take screenshots of the products before October 31, 2023. Please
note that we won’t be able to support production for the items after October 31, 2023.
42. What if I have a big wholesale order for a Studio by VIDA item?
Please send us the order inquiry on or before October 31, 2023. All inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. After October 31, 2023, please contact Threadless CS at Help@Threadless.com to discuss the options available.