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photos of her wearing school spiritwear on her Instagram account.
She then drives traffic to her e-store and pays her ambassador a
revenue share. The student distributes the end-product by posting
on Instagram. "Come pick up your senior T-shirt after school this
week in front of the flag pole."
She is generating huge numbers with this approach with a sales
force of brand ambassadors at all of her local high schools.
Finally, let's talk about leveraging web-based selling tools to make
it easier for your clients to purchase. My company, Digital Art Solutions, was acquired by InkSoft in June. They sell online tools for the
decorated apparel industry. One of the challenges that our clients
always have experienced is collecting funds. Most small businesses
don't have the financial resources to easily front the inventory costs
on their orders. InkSoft developed an online selling and fundraising
tool that makes it super easy for end users to buy, as 100% of the
funds are paid up front.
JP Hunt, co-founder of InkSoft, broke it down:
"If the local lacrosse team needs to raise funds to attend a tournament you pop up a webstore, populate it with decorated products
and produce on-demand with your vinyl cutter or digital printer," he
says. "You just made it super easy for clients to purchase; they have

no upfront costs or risk and you simply pay them a revenue share."
"The InkSoft platform handles all of this. The best part is you
are not getting price shopped because they are only focused on the
revenue share, not the price of the product. You can set up incentives
for when they reach specific benchmarks. If you can tie a client up
with an affiliate store, you have locked out the competition."
In order to effectively compete in the school, team and sports
market, you need to have relevant graphics. You then need to have a
multi-faceted approach to get in front of buyers with human contact,
social media and online selling tools.
That said, the most important thing is persistence. I challenge all
of my clients to spend a minimum of two hours a week prospecting,
with social media and email marketing using virtual samples. It's a
bit like fishing, so the more lines you have in the water, the better
chance you have of catching a fish. 
Craig Mertens is the general manager of Digital Art Solutions. With decades of industry experience, he has spent the last 23 years developing
products and services that assist decorators in growing profitable businesses. For more information or to comment on this article, email Craig at
craig@smartdesigns.com.

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