If you’re looking to get into the merch game, you might be wondering which print on-demand service is right for you and your merch needs. Spreadshop and SPOD are both great options, but they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. Let’s take a look at the two side by side to see which one is better for your needs!
Spreadshop is perfect for creators and businesses who want a basic shop setup all-in-one. The platform is easy to use and has all the basic features you need to get started selling your merch right away. Plus, it’s FREE – you can start selling without zero money upfront!
SPOD is great for wherever you’re at in your creator/career journey and is also FREE to use. It integrates easily with your existing e-commerce website. Sell print on-demand merch via your online store and reap the benefits of social marketing tools from e-commerce sites like Squarespace, Shopify, WooCommerce, and more.
If you’re running a print on demand shop, then the interface is probably really important to you. The main difference between Spreadshop and SPOD is the fact that SPOD is an extension. It’s an app you can connect to your Shopify, a plug-in on WordPress, and an extension on other e-commerce sites. Spreadshop is its own platform that doesn’t require any extra integration but still allows you to link to relevant socials and control the layout of your shop.
As a SPOD merchant, you can sell your products not only in your own store that you build with existing world-renowned store systems, but also on social media platforms, as well as on digital marketplaces like Etsy, Amazon, and eBay.
Business Owner or Creator?
If you’re looking to start monetizing your content without any extra hassles, Spreadshop is the way to go. With its easy-to-use interface, Spreadshop makes it quick and easy to start making money on platforms like Facebook and Youtube thanks to partnerships. You’ll be able to connect with your audience and start generating revenue in no time.
– Sell your merch on YouTube with YouTube Product Shelf and link your shop on socials.
– Spreadshop regularly adds new products and has promotional offers to help drive sales every month.
– A Creator Advisory Board to help creators monetize their channels successfully.
SPOD is favored by all kinds of entrepreneurs and creators. With SPOD, you have more control over the prices, the look & feel, and the marketing of your store. You can decide to offer promotions or even free shipping and mark up your products so it doesn’t cut into your earnings. You take charge of customer service. So you have their contact data and can implement marketing campaigns to boost your sales.
– You control features like pricing and shipping.
– You own data regarding your customers and can see specific insights.
– Sell products in addition to your SPOD merch in your e-commerce store – e.g. a coffee shop that also sells specialty coffees, barista classes or accessories.
Spreadshop is a platform that lets you design and market your products yourself, while we take care of everything else like customer service, shipping and returns, production, etc. Plus, Spreadshop is always free for you to use.
SPOD takes care of things on the production and shipping side with those costs being charged to merchants. SPOD merchants, however, are in the drivers seat when it comes to customer data, taxes, prices, margin, and more. These functions are set by the merchant, rather than being directly handled by SPOD.
When someone buys your merch, merchants are charged for the product, print and shipping. But when that customer gets their order, they’ll never know it was sent from SPOD thanks to white-label packaging, unlike with Spreadshop. SPOD gives merchants more control of their margin and how much money they can make, but it takes extra effort. With Spreadshop, there’s a base price for every product, and shop owners can set how much money they want to make with their prices
So, which one is right for you? If you’re looking for a platform that allows you to start selling without any additional steps, Spreadshop is a great option. But if you’re comfortable managing your own brand on your own and want to control more of the process, SPOD could be a better fit.