1 July 2015
Category: Coupon Codes, Promo Codes
Our talented designers have added a gallery full of emoji shirts and accessories that you can’t get anywhere else! Use the coupon code below to save!
Use coupon code CGJ8 at checkout and get 8% off orders of $40.00 or more! Offer expires 7/31/2015 at 11:59PM EST.
30 June 2015
With Independence Day around the corner it only seemed appropriate for Customized Girl to highlight one our most patriotic storefronts. USA Pride and More is a storefront dedicated to representing the United States and loved ones in the military. These designs are great for holidays such as the 4th of July, Memorial and Labor Day but also to show off your pride and love of country.
USA Pride and More has an eye for design and offers patriotic designs on a variety of trendy apparel and accessories including bags, hats, socks, and teddy bears. They also provide incredible and thoughtful designs dedicated to the Air Force and Coast Guard that are perfect for anyone who has a loved one serving in these branches. Another great factor about their storefront is that all of the designs offered in their storefront can be customized. Express your freedom of speech by swapping the design onto a different product, adding your own art, text, or even uploading an image to make your finish product one of a kind.
If you are interested in what custom apparel storefronts can do for you make sure to check out Customized Girl’s storefront FAQ.
26 June 2015
Category: New Art
Do you love your phone emojis? We do too! Can’t get enough of them? Neither can we.
Emoji’s are not just for texting anymore. They are taking over the apparel industry with catchy sayings on trendy products. At Customized Girl, we jumped on the opportunity to bring you a gallery full of emoji designs that are ready for you to customize. We’ve already provided emoji shirts and accessories that are amazing designs on their own but take the next step by adding your own unique touch by adding your own art and text. Decorating our apparel and accessories with these cute emoticons will let everyone know how hip and trendy you are. Our new emoji art is great for teens and even better as gifts. Nothing says I love you more than a smiley face blowing kisses and winking!
Love that crop tank in the image above? Want to use our design center to add anything you want (including emoji art) to some blank cropped shirts and tanks? Then check out all of our custom crop tops at Customized Girl and send us your amazing pictures with your custom emoji apparel!
19 June 2015
On our first edition on how to market your custom apparel storefront we discussed marketing on Tumblr and now we will have tips and tricks on the best approach to Pinterest.
What is Pinterest?
For those of you who don’t know, Pinterest is a platform of “pins” where you can discover ideas, projects, and interests. Pinterest is a very visual website allowing users to really see what they are buying into. A “pin” is an image you have captured and have added to a board. Boards are an area where you store content and once added they become easily shareable. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others on the main page. They can like or repin any content they find and save it on an organized board to keep or purchase in the future. And like Tumblr, Pinterest is free and anything go viral.
Customized Girl has a “pin it” button located below every design but you can always install the pin it widget onto your desktop for all access use. If you are creating an on model or flat images to upload to your product page, you can also upload these images onto pinterest through the upload option. This is great if you want to direct individuals to your storefront with a different image referencing your storefront as a whole and then adding your storefront URL as the destination URL.
When pinning make sure your image has a title, a small description, and two to three hashtags that describes or organizes your pin. For example:
Like we said earlier, Pinterest is all about amazing images but your product will never be seen if you don’t provide content that will help organize and help your product be found through Pinterest’s search engine. Using the description and hashtags provided in the image above, we have a better chance of being seen when someone is searching “St. Patrick’s Day” even if it is for St. Patrick’s Day shirts, sweatshirts, ideas, parties, etc. The more the better.
Organizing Your Pinterest Page:
Your Pinterest page shouldn’t only be pins of your personal products. You should organize your pins by creating a mini theme for each board you create. Customized Girl’s Pinterest page is a great example of our target niches, seasonal pushes, and any new trends we add to the website. Repinning content relative to your product gives your products a better chance of being seen and always give users a reason to follow you for more exciting content. Plus no one likes spam. Pinterest is a super useful platform, so enjoy it for your own personal use. Pin your next DIY projects, new recipes, and if you love your storefront designs, then pin those too.
A note about Pinterest boards: they seem to rank really well on Google search results. Think about the search keyword you might want to target, and then name your Pinterest board using that keyword search phrase. As we mentioned, it’s a good idea to fill that board with other relevant pins. If you want it to rank on Google, you’ll also have to link to that board from other places on the web. From Facebook. From Twitter. And from anywhere else that would be relevant, reasonable, and not spammy.
You’ll want your designs to rank well on Google so that shoppers can find them, obviously, but you also want journalists and members of the media to discover your stuff as well. If they have an article to write, chances are they are going to do some Google research. Perhaps that’s how a smart and cool buzzfeed reporter discovered this “Meowy Christmas” Sweater pin of ours when gathering ideas for this amazing post.
Designing For Pinterest:
Users on Pinterest visually scan through pin images very quickly and many pins can be overlooked. Make sure your designs are eye-catching and grab the users attention immediately. They need to use big, bold text with a clear message. Here is some helpful information on what makes a design successful.
If you are selling custom designs, we recommend using a phrase like “[YOUR NAME HERE]” rather than a placeholder text like “SMITH”. On Pinterest, a user might see your SMITH design and think it’s an image of a stock design for someone or something named Smith. But if it says [YOUR TEXT HERE], then it’s clearly a design meant to be customized, which makes it all that more special. This Mom Means Business is a great example of pinning designs that let users understand they can customize this product with their names or dates.
Pin Sizing and Specifications:
Last but not least, sizing! At Customized Girl we are fans of the longer pin images. We use the image guideline of 500 x 1320px. You can pin or use any size, we prefer this size due to the fact they take up a larger amount of space on any device, making your pin very prominent on the page.
Here are examples of longer pins that visibly do well on Pinterest regardless of desktop or mobile users since the user is always scrolling down to see more images:
Useful Tips and Tricks:
You can easily find out what’s being pinned from a website by using the URL http://www.pinterest.com/source/websitedomainname.com/. Just replace websitedomainname with the website domain and you will be able to see the latest pins being shared. This is great way what to see what customers and users are pinning from your storefront or blog.
Pinterest has recently added a “trending” instant keyword search to their search bar allowing users to see what is trending right at this very moment. This can be very helpful if your specialty is trending and you want to add more products or if you want to jump on the trend by designing a custom shirt that relates to it.
The popular section also allows you to see what is trending. This is the place where you can find pins that are being repined, liked and commented on repeatedly. Here you can find pins your followers will like. You can share it with them to increase engagement
Let us know about your efforts to market your storefront and what Customized Girl can do to help get your products seen!
12 June 2015
Category: New Art
The 4th of July is a wonderful time of the year where the weather is hot and the drinks are cold. This holiday brings together friends and family to eat their favorite foods and celebrate ‘Murica. Hardcore patriots like to represent their country on this day with red, white, and blue clothing. Customized Girl has put together a gallery full of 4th Of July designs with new trendy art on breezy clothing to help keep you cool but also help you celebrate America’s independence.
No matter how you celebrate the 4th of July, Customized Girl has the perfect products for any party, cookout, or event you may be attending this year. Dresses, hats, koozies, tanks, and custom crop tops – you name it. Each design can be customized to include names, year, or your favorite patriotic saying or slogan. You can start a design from scratch or choose from one of the hundreds of designs provided in our gallery. Customized Girl offers amazing 4th of July designs in the following categories:
USA Drinking Team
Funny USA Shirts
However you’re celebrating the US of A this year, show your American pride with a July 4th shirt with Customized Girl!
We love seeing customers representing their freedom. Make sure to share photos of your custom items with us via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! @CustomizedGirl
3 June 2015
Category: Custom Shirts, personalized gifts
In honor of National Running Day this year, Customized Girl has put together a gallery full of funny running shirts to help get you motivated for those long, monotonous runs. Start a healthier, fitter life and have fun with it!
One of the best solutions to encourage and establish great running habits is new workout gear. Customized Girl is a great place to shop for workout gear and an even better place to put your motivation on a tee or tank. We offer socks, bags, water bottles, and performance wear that are ready to customize with your favorite workout saying or slogan. We already offer some hilarious fitness designs but if you don’t like the style or color of the design you can simply switch out the product. Our performance wear enhances your ability to workout more effectively with breathable material and moisture wicking properties that are sleek, comfortable, and good looking. Our running gear is great for bulk orders and even better for individual runners who want to celebrate their running achievements or to just give other runners a good laugh.
Are you fitness trainer or own a yoga studio? Or are you just a trendy individual that has great fitness slogans and sayings? Take your business and brand to the next level by customizing apparel with your logo and opening an online storefront to sell your gear. We offer a large variety of apparel and accessories including gym bags, water bottles, and phone cases to help spread your brand awareness. Check out Customized Girl storefronts and what they can offer your business.
1 June 2015
Category: Coupon Codes, Promo Codes
Don’t forget about your dad this Father’s Day. Personalize a Father’s Day gift to make him feel extra special this year! Use the coupon code below to save!
Use coupon code CGJUNE at checkout and get $3.00 off orders of $30.00 or more! Offer expires 6/30/2015 at 11:59PM EST.
29 May 2015
Customized Girl prides themselves on staying up to date with the latest trends and having the most stylish products that are offered in custom apparel. So when a new storefront opens up with on point designs in pop culture we couldn’t be more thrilled. Sassy and fashionable designs are why Girly Growl is Customized Girl’s storefront of the month.
Girly Growl’s storefront offers amazing text based designs that are the forefront of custom apparel. Pizza, Netflix, and pop music are only some of the designs available but the more you scroll through their storefront the more you’ll love it. It’s easy to get lost in all their great designs and to find something you didn’t know was a thing, you love it, and then you’ll need it. The best part about Customized Girl storefronts is the option to customize any item. Swap out the product, art, font, or text to make any design truly unique but what makes their storefront so great is that these designs are already fabulous without the customization factor.
Another reason we love Girly Growl is their activeness on social media channels like Wanelo where they highlight their designs with effective hashtags. Not only does Girly Growl do a great job of finding the latest trends but also making sure their designs get seen by the right consumers.
Think you have an eye for trendy fashion? Make sure to check out Customized Girl’s storefront FAQ and see what you can offer to the fashion industry!