30 September 2014
It’s that time of month again where Customized Girl highlights a storefront that exceeds our expectations. This month’s feature is to the highly motivated and passionate Health Nut in Training. Health Nut in Training is a website dedicated to finding hope and motivation through the journey of weight loss. She documents her highest accomplishments and her lowest of low points to inform other individuals know they are not alone. Health Nut decided to open a storefront with Customized Girl to give her readers additional motivation to feel good about themselves while working towards their weight loss goals.
Health Nut also does a great job of advertising products on their website. We get a lot of questions from storefront owners asking how they can feature their storefront on their website or blog. It’s always a great idea to add a “store” or “shop” link to the main navigation of your website but Health Nut in Training has a “get your gear” section on the right side of every post. It’s one of the many things we admire about her branding and advertising.
We love Health Nut for putting it all out there and inspiring others to be their best. Customized Girl strongly believes in representing statement makers who are making statements in small or large ways in their cities and communities. Health Nut is doing just that. “Not an expert yet, well who really is? You’re just trying to live your best life! We’re always in training.”
14 September 2014
It a start of a new school year and for many individuals that means it is time to start fundraising. Fundraising can be a year long event from seasonal athletics, club teams, and any school functions. In most cases fundraising responsibility is left up to booster clubs. Booster clubs are organizations that are formed to support and raise money and are generally essential in supporting youth athletics. Instead of thinking of new fundraising ideas every year, Customized Girl has added storefronts to not only raise money but to also bring awareness and support for your team.
Customized Girl Storefronts are an extremely easy way to raise funds for any sports team. Our art gallery has an endless variety of sports themed art and our designers supply sporty designs to help give you ideas. If some reason we don’t have the art you are looking for let us know and we will add it for you! There are absolutely no start-up costs to open a storefront, nor will you ever pay a fee to maintain your storefront. Simply design the tees, tanks, sweatshirts, and accessories you’d like to sell for your organization, promote your storefront to volunteers and supporters, and collect the royalty earnings to use for upcoming events or general fundraising needs. All you have to do is design. Customized Girl processes orders, prints the designs onto apparel, and even ships the products from your storefront. It’s really that easy. Take a look at some youth boosters already established on Customized Girl:
Kingwood Youth Ballet
Interested? Find out more information about Customized Girl Storefronts!
29 August 2014
Category: Storefronts, Uncategorized
Customized Girl loves statement makers and empowering individuals to be their best. That is why we are highlighting Be By Designs as our storefront of the month. Be By Designs is “designed to spread a message of meaning, purpose and light from the soul of the wearer to all they meet.” Not only does each design created by Be By Designs have meaning, purpose, and a lesson to share but intent to shift the way people think about themselves and about life.
It’s amazing the message Be By Designs is spreading and even more impressive how they are branding themselves. Be By Designs has an active twitter following and an amazing instagram account. Be By Designs is a great example of a storefront using social media to brand and spread awareness.
12 August 2014
Category: Storefronts, Uncategorized
Baseball, custom apparel, and raising funds for charity? Sign me up!
Customized Girl has been working with the OCAO to launch a storefront to help raise funds for those who have been affected by ovarian cancer. What’s great about the OCAO is not only did they create a storefront to help raise funds for the cause but they customized special event shirts to help promote their event “Turn Huntington Park Teal.” It’s a great OCAO event they hold every year with the Columbus Clippers (AAA baseball team, affiliate of the Cleveland Indians) to help spread ovarian cancer awareness. They also made sure to sequence their “Turn Huntington Park Teal” designs to rank at the top of their page leading up to the event to make sure customers could easily find and purchase shirts for the event.
Here are some great pictures of their custom designs and participants from the event:
It’s amazing what storefronts can help achieve for those raising funds and awareness for great causes. The OCAO had a design concept, created an account, and brought it to life on custom apparel. It’s that easy! Check out our article The Future of Fundraising: How Smart Non-Profits Like CADCA are Raising Funds with Custom Apparel Storefronts to learn more about what a storefront with Customized Girl can do for your charity.
Make sure to stop by OCAO’s storefront and see what great things they are accomplishing by helping spread ovarian cancer awareness.
25 July 2014
GoodyBags is an organization whose mission is to “provide backpacks of items to children in unstable living conditions. Unstable living conditions may include environments that are extremely impoverished and/or overcrowded, homeless shelters, foster homes, or group homes. Recipients may range in age from infant up to 18 years old.”
GoodyBags works in New York City and St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Jamaica. They give out four different types of bags, depending on the need of the children:
- Back to School GoodyBag: Pens, pencils, rulers, calculators, notebooks, binders
- Comfort GoodyBag: Stuffed animals, journals, blankets, solar-powered nightlights
- Toiletry GoodyBag: Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, feminine items
- Summer Camp GoodyBag: Beach towel, swim goggles, bug spray, sunscreen
The organization has opened their own GoodyBags Storefront on Customized Girl. You can now show your support for the work that GoodyBags does by shopping the items in their storefront. For every purchase, the organization receives a royalty that goes back to packing the bags they give. Help put a smile on a child’s face when they need it most.
22 July 2014
The day is finally here! We’ve drawn the winners of our storefront contest!
Drum roll please…
Our two runner-up winners, with a prize of a $50 gift card to Customized Girl, are Healthy Living Counts and X-Press!
And first place with a $200 gift card goes to MePlus3!
Congratulations to our winners! We’ve emailed you so please be sure to check for your gift card!
Thank you to everyone who entered and remember to keep designing new apparel for your storefronts and sharing on them Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and wherever else to gain those earnings! We also feature a storefront owner per month on the blog so keep up the great work everyone.
23 June 2014
Our storefront owners have created A LOT of incredible designs! We’re so happy you love designing all of our items!
To recognize some of these storefront owners’ hard work, we’re featuring one storefront owner and their designs every month in a blog post!
This month’s storefront owner: Pink Runner Girl!
Pink Runner Girl’s designs are all about running, fitness, and making inspirational statements to keep her customers motivated! She wants you to leave your excuses at home and suck it up and run!
Check out Pink Runner Girl’s fitness apparel for the motivation to keep you running!
19 June 2014
Category: Announcements, Contests, Storefronts
It’s Contest Time!
We are pleased to announce the Customized Girl Storefront Contest! This contest will begin Thursday, June 19th 2014 and end on Monday, July 21st 2014 at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, July 22nd.
How to Enter
Step 1 – Create a storefront.
In order to start creating your storefront, you need to create a Customized Girl account. For those of you who already have an account, you’re one step closer to designing! Once you have your account set up, you will be able to build and manage everything here in order to run your storefront.
Please read through all the details about storefronts before creating a storefront and entering the contest. Read the storefront details here: customizedgirl.com/?page=storefronts
Step 2 – Add five designs
After creating and naming your storefront, the fun begins! Now it’s time to add five of your original designs. Just as a side note: you’ll want to make sure these are your own original and unique designs and not a design copied from somewhere else. Try to avoid any designs that could infringe on the copyrights of another brand or celebrity, make it truly yours! After saving your designs, they need to be approved before they will appear in your storefront.
Step 3 – Email us at CGstores@eretailing.com
We love seeing awesome storefronts so send us an email with a link to your storefront and it’s that easy! You’ll be entered into the contest for a chance to win!
Prizes and Winner Announcement
One grand prize winner will receive a $200 gift card to Customized Girl.
Two runner-up winners will each receive a $50 gift card to Customized Girl.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, July 22nd 2014. All winners will be notified by email. We will also announce the winning storefronts on our blog and social networks so stay tuned!
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I already have a storefront filled with five designs or more, can I still enter?
You sure can! Just email us the link to your storefront at CGstores@eretailing.com and you will be entered in the contest.
By emailing you my storefront, am I signing up for any email newsletters?
No. We will only use your email address to notify you if you are a winner of the contest. We do however encourage you to sign up for our email newsletters! These emails can include special deals and first notification of any new products and designs we have added!
If you are interested in receiving our email newsletter, you can sign up here: customizedgirl.com/?page=top55
Do I need to purchase anything to enter?
No. You can be a lifelong customer of Customized Girl or someone just discovering us for the first time! This contest is all about creating a storefront and adding designs.
What if I’m not the best designer? Are the winners chosen by their design ability?
No, all winners will be chosen at random. But as soon as you begin, you’ll notice how easy the Customized Girl design center makes it for anyone, no matter his or her skill level. We have tons of art and text styles available for you to use and create great looking designs!
How will you be picking the winner?
The winners will be chosen randomly. Once we have confirmed your storefront meets the requirements you will be entered for a chance to win! We’ll announce the winners on our blog and notify the winners by email.
Does the popularity of my storefront matter?
Nope. You could have sold over a thousand designs or none at all, everyone’s eligible.
I have created a storefront and entered the contest, now what?
Enjoy what you have built and promote your work! Share your storefront on Twitter, Facebook and other social networks in order to show off your designs to friends and family. After all, you earn a royalty every time your design sells.
What if I have other questions about the contest before I enter?
Email us anytime at CGstores@eretailing.com.
Only one entry per person.
Must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
eRetailing Associates, LLC employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
By participating in the contest, you release and agree to hold eRetailing Associates, LLC, their respective subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, and employees harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising out of or in connection with your participation in the contest or your creation and sharing of storefronts, or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, and property damage, and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy, whether suffered by you or a third party. The contest is void wherever prohibited or restricted by law, and is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
For international shipping, please be aware, you are responsible for any taxes or duties that might be applied to your package after it has left our facility.
28 May 2014
Just this month we unveiled our Customized Girl Storefront Program and we already have over 200 storefronts! We couldn’t be more thrilled with all of our storefront owners’ designs and the work they put into it their stores!
To celebrate and honor the hard work of our storefront owners, we will be featuring one Customized Girl storefront owner a month in a blog post dedicated to them and their designs! This month’s featured storefront owner is The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America!
“Since 1992, CADCA has demonstrated that when all sectors of a community come together —social change happens. CADCA is the premier membership organization representing those working to make their communities safe, healthy and drug-free. We have members in every U.S. state and territory and working in 18 countries around the world.”
The CADCA Storefront was created so that the organization can sell tees and accessories printed with their designs as a fundraising effort.
When you purchase a CADCA tee from their storefront, they earn a royalty from the sale. That royalty is going towards the organization’s efforts to create drug-free communities across the world.
Customized Girl Storefronts are an easy way to raise funds for any non-profit organization. There are absolutely no start-up costs to open a storefront, nor will you ever pay a fee to maintain your storefront. Simply design the tees, tanks, sweatshirts, and accessories you’d like to sell for your organization, promote your storefront to volunteers and supporters, and collect the royalty earnings to use for upcoming events or general fundraising needs.
A storefront with Customized Girl is especially useful to non-profits for several reasons:
-Customized Girl offers full color printing. We can print a variety of colors that are in your logo or design. CADCA is taking advantage of our full color printing with their beautiful, colorful designs. Screen printers charge extra for each color, so if you wanted to place orders of smaller batches with this many colors, it simply wouldn’t be economical feasible. But we use state-of-the-art, direct-to-garment digital printers. And we can make it happen! Full color and no minimums.
-In a Customized Girl Storefront you can sequence designs. That is, move specific designs to the top of your page for upcoming events like 5k’s or specific community events.
-Your designs are always there, unless you remove them. This makes it super easy to hide designs for those specific events after the event has ended and change information for the next year’s.
-You have total control over your designs. CADCA has saved their designs on each color shirt that they want members to choose from. It’s easy to keep on trend with your organization’s current themes or events.
-Customization. Maybe you are designing shirts for your organization’s upcoming 5k. Your volunteers and runners can quickly and easily customize a tee or tank or performance shirt from your storefront to add their name or a number.
-We offer a wide array of accessories too, not just shirts. Design and sell tote bags, water bottles, iPhone cases, aprons, and more for your non-profit organization!
13 May 2014
Category: Announcements, Storefronts
We are very happy to unveil our new storefront program!
Customized Girl is a community of Statement Makers. We believe that women should be encouraged to express themselves and leave their mark on the world. We produce clothing and accessories that allow our customers to give voice to their ideals, opinions, jokes, and pretty much everything else. A while back we started our Statement Maker Interview Series to showcase some of the amazing things our customers and other remarkable women do to make a difference in the world.
We still felt like there was more we could do.
And that’s how we came up with storefronts. We’ve created Customized Girl storefronts to allow creative and enthusiastic people like yourself the chance to express yourself and be heard… all while making a little extra cash.
Customized Girl storefronts will allow businesses, brands, fashionistas, non-profit organizations, and most importantly, YOU the chance to sell your custom designed tees, tanks, sweats, accessories and more for extra money right in your own pocket!
What is a storefront?
A storefront is a place, a site hosted by Customized Girl, from which you can sell your custom designed apparel and accessories. This means you can use the art and fonts from our design center to create a new and unique design or upload your own photos and logos to create something from scratch! For every sale that comes out of your storefront, you will earn a royalty!
Who can open and start a storefront?
Anyone can! Simply create an account with Customized Girl. On the My Account page, you will see a link to Create a Storefront. Click that link!
I have a Customized Girl account, now what?
Once you’re on the My Account page, click the Create a Storefront link! Next, you will be able to create a store URL, title, and description. You can even upload your own logo! The next time you save a design, you will see an option to share that design on your storefront. That’s it!
What kind of royalty can I earn?
Our storefront royalty rates are based on specific items. Selling the same design on one shirt may earn your a higher royalty than another shirt. Right now, it ranges from 10% to 16%.
You will see the royalty rate on the product details page of every item and on the save page. When you save a design, you will see “The royalty rate for this item is __%”.
Tip: if you want to find low-priced items with high royalty rates, start with our line of Basic Tees. (Basic apparel comes in light colors.)
If you want to earn the highest possible dollar value per item, start with the more expensive brands, like American Apparel or Alternative Apparel.
How do I get paid?
We use PayPal™.
If you don’t already have a PayPal™ account, please create one. It’s easy and free. You will be asked to enter an email address. When you have earnings to redeem, simply go to My Account > Earnings and enter that same email address and click ‘redeem’.
You should wait to redeem your earnings.
Right now, you have to accrue $30 in earnings before you can redeem them. We encourage you to wait as long as possible (really let those earning pile up) before clicking redeem. This is because PayPal charges 2% per transaction, but with a max fee of $1.00. 2% of $50 is $1.00, so the more you let your earnings pile up past $50, the more you save.
If you have accrued less than that, but you plan on closing your storefront, please contact us for special arrangements.
What if someone customizes my design?
You still get paid. It doesn’t matter how much they change it. If they enter the design center through your design, and add something to their cart, you earn the royalty.
We will not allow another user to take your design and add it to their own storefront. Each design must be approved by a real human and we will watch out for this. If you notice someone copying your designs, please contact us right away: email@example.com.
Have more questions about opening a storefront with Customized Girl? Check our Storefront FAQ’s for your answer or contact Customized Girl at firstname.lastname@example.org