28 May 2014

The Future of Fundraising: How Smart Non-Profits Like CADCA are Raising Funds with Custom Apparel Storefronts

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.CADCA Custom Apparel

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!

CADCA Customized Girl Storefront

SHOP AND SUPPORT CADCA 

 

 


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28 May 2014

Look Book: Future Mrs. Efron

Future Mrs. 6 Pack
Future Mrs. 6 Pack by customizedgirl featuring Future Mrs. Efron
 

H M print backpack
$10 - hm.com

Knot bracelet
ettika.com

Lucky brand ring
zappos.com

Loop scarf
etsy.com

Saggy beanie
$18 - generalpants.com.au

Dreamcatcher Distressed
customizedgirl.com

Ray-Ban wayfarer glasses
piperlime.gap.com

Future Mrs Efron
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23 May 2014

Memorial Day Sale on our Basic Tees!

We’re Crew Neck Cray and having a Memorial Day Sale!
Basics Memorial Day SaleAll of our Basic Tees are on sale for only $12.97!

That means you can create a one-of-a-kind tee for less than it costs for 2 Chipotle dinners, a 20 minute cab ride, or a round of coffees for the office.

Use this limited-time-sale to customize Dad a shirt for Father’s Day, outfit the whole team with new warm-up tees, or design shirts for the family reunion coming up!

The $12.97 Basic Tee Sale ends Memorial Day so hurry and customize today!


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23 May 2014

Label Rebel: Bachelorette Half Marathon Runners

Customized Girl gets quite a few orders from brides-to-be who have designed custom tanks and tees for their bachelorette party. We also get a lot of orders for customized running shirts for races. Our latest Label Rebel is a little bit of both!

Custom Raceback Tank Tops

Celeste customized racerback tank tops for her and her bachelorette party attendees. Celeste and her girls headed to Key West for a bachelorette party half marathon! Being a Label Rebel, she threw a bachelorette bash truly unique to her.

“I loved the tank tops! I got married on March 1st and that was our wedding logo. My bachelorette party was in Key West in January and we ran the annual Key West half marathon and 5K. It was fun since it was such a big group of us. I ran with a veil so everyone knew I was the bride. I also wore the tank on the morning of wedding for a run on the beach with my sis.”

Custom Racerback Tank Tops

More Label Rebels:

Label Rebels – Chicks Crushing Cancer

Label Rebels – Hot Mess Express

Label Rebels – Muddy Mama’s

Label Rebels – You Can’t Rave with Us

Label Rebels – Isabella Rose Taylor

Label Rebels – Bowling Party Shirts

Label Rebel- Marathon Runners Designing Custom Running Shirts

Label Rebel- Custom Cheerleading Sweatshirts


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21 May 2014

Look Book: O Mg

O Mg
O Mg by customizedgirl featuring OMG Chemistry!
 

Vero Moda black jacket
$62 - zalando.co.uk

Amanda Wakeley red pants
$495 - amandawakeley.com

Black shoes
$59 - quizclothing.co.uk

OMG Chemistry!
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19 May 2014

Custom Shirts with Vintage Photos

Stay forever young and take an adventure through our tees, tanks, crops, and sweatshirts customized with dreamy photos and catchy text. These new designs are inspired by the eye-catching, whimsical photos reblogged by pretty much every girl on Tumblr (we’re totally guilty too).

Forever Young GrassAdventure Trees Photo

You can customize these shirts in the design center by changing the shirt itself or changing up the text and art. Design shirts with your own photos for a totally unique look. Simply upload your photo in the design center, add text in your favorite font, and choose from our accent art. Check out our photo tutorial if you need help uploading your image.

Be Brave PhotoLife Is Now Photo

Be brave and customize our trendy tees, tanks, and more with these vintage photos. Do it today because life IS now.

Custom Apparel and Accessories

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16 May 2014

Customized Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is less than one month away!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15th this year. Don’t get Dad the same old tie, wallet, or set of grilling tongs (the man has plenty). Personalize a Father’s Day gift with Customized Girl!

Customize a golf towel if your dad loves hitting the links.

Is your dad a master of BBQ? Customize a grilling apron for Dad so he can grill up his favorite meals without messing up his clothes.

Personalize a hat for Dad if that’s more his style.

Does your dad power down without his morning coffee? Customize a coffee mug or travel mug for him.

Better yet, customize matching Father, Son tees or Father, Daughter tees! You get a custom shirt, Dad gets a custom shirt, and you get to make fun memories sporting them around together!

Matching Father, Son Tees

Your dad has always been there to pick you up, make you laugh, and get your sentence shortened when you’ve been grounded. Show him you appreciate everything he has done with a special, personal, customized Father’s Day gift.


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14 May 2014

Look Book: Cali Cool

Cali Cool
Cali Cool by customizedgirl featuring Cali Palm Trees
 

JanSport suede bag
zappos.com

Ray Ban Vintage eyewear
needsupply.com

Banana republic scarve
bananarepublic.gap.com

Cali Palm Trees
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13 May 2014

Customized Girl Storefronts Are Here!

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!

Customized Girl Storefronts

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: customizedgirlstores@eretailing.com.

Have more questions about opening a storefront with Customized Girl? Check our Storefront FAQ’s for your answer or contact Customized Girl at customizedgirlstores@eretailing.com

START MY STOREFRONT!


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12 May 2014

May Social Roundup

Time for another Social Roundup! See which of our designs were most popular last month on Facebook, Pinterest, Polyvore and Tumblr!

Facebook

Our Facebook fans were all about our custom Glow Run tees and tanks! Check out all of our custom Glow Run shirts!

Funny Glow Run 5K

Check it out on Facebook!

The Perfect Glow Run Tank

Can't Color Run With Us

Pinterest

It looks like all the Baseball Moms love pinning our custom Baseball Mom tees when they’re not cheering in the stands! See more Baseball Mom shirts!

Proud Baseball Mom Tee

See it on Pinterest!

He Calls Me Baseball Mom

Baseball Mom With Back

Polyvore

Our Polyvore fashionistas LOVED our I Heart British Accents crop top tank top! Check out more custom British tanks and tees.

I Heart British Accents

Check it out on Polyvore!

Ideal Weight Benedict

Distressed UK Flag

Tumblr

The most reblogged design last month? Our Let It Be Flower Ring crop top! Shop our floral crop tops and more!

Let It Be Flower Ring

Reblog it on your Tumblr!

Dazed Daisy Floral

Cali Floral Text


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