Print-on-demand mobile accessories: How to start selling the trendiest products!
If you own an online Shopify store, you probably spend a reasonable amount of time looking for the best items to sell that maximize your margins, minimize your risk, and deliver quality products to your customers – FAST!
At some point, you may have considered custom printed or personalized phone cases as an offering. And you probably want the simplest and easiest way to add hot new products like these.
As you explore what works for your brand in this unique Mobile Accessory Print on Demand Category, you soon discover some of the challenges in this personalization space. Things like:
Adding a new product category with lots of size/model/style variations.
Understanding the templates for each phone model and style of case.
Knowing how to market the cases.
The effort that goes into generating properly sized art files + mockups for your great listing images in your store.
Having a smooth and automated flow of orders to your print partner that helps you minimize or eliminate manual work on your side.
These can all be deterrents to offering cases and mobile accessories but - if done easily and correctly - premium printed phone cases and mobile accessories can be a very lucrative and hot trending product category.
Fortunately, Customily and Casestry have partnered to make this process easier! Understanding the market and how to best engage your customers before you dive in, is key!
The PERSONALIZATION market
Personalized products are more popular than ever, driving significant online growth for sellers. In an age of creativity, end customers are searching for ways to add their personal touch to just about anything they purchase… and their phone case is a great platform for self-expression.
Offering customers the ability to select from your pre-made designs (created through the Customily platform), or perhaps add personalized content to those designs if you permit it, or even create interactive designs of their own using their own images - is a sure-fire way to instantly boost sales, engagement, and loyalty.
What’s more, consumers are willing to pay on average 20% more for products with personalization, or products printed with something they are passionate about! They also don’t tend to return personalized items (unless there is an outright defect or error in the order).
With such an influx of customization options already available in the apparel market, how are you supposed to stand out? Well, one option could be by offering unique and quality mobile accessories and smartphone cases… and that’s where Casestry comes in!
Benefits of using CASESTRY for print-on-demand
Casestry offers a wide variety of mobile accessories such as Apple and Samsung phone cases (in various styles!), cases for Apple Airpods, bands for Apple watches, and more! All printed at very high quality and shipped fast.
Many of these innovative products are 100% unique to Casestry, and their custom phone case assortment simplifies decisions as only the most popular cases for top-selling Apple and Samsung devices are offered - so sellers can focus on where the demand is greatest.
Casestry consistently delivers a production turnaround time of under one business day on average (official SLA is 3 business days but the average is typically much faster). Imagine how easy it is to increase customer loyalty by shattering their expectations when they purchase from you and see tracking visible as soon as the next day.
The production speed is at an Amazon level of service, while the products are at an Apple level of quality.
Great reviews, happy customers, and word-of-mouth marketing usually follow.
Casestry deploys a three-step QC process to ensure that products leaving the building are of the highest standard, and all shipments globally are fully tracked with affordable shipping options.
Still not convinced? What if we told you that Casestry is consistently the first-to-market with cases for new phone launches - allowing you to take full advantage of the early rush of customers buying new devices, and maximizing your sales potential fast?
All of this sounds great, right? But how do you get started?
How CUSTOMILY makes personalization easy
Casestry has the products. You have the designs and the online store. And now, Casestry is fully integrated with Customily Product Personalizer for end-to-end order flow.
Instead of spending hours, days, even weeks on manually setting up templates and mockups, you can now use your artwork to quickly create countless products, variations, styles, and listings – including templating and mockups on your Shopify store.
Or, perhaps you can allow your customers to upload their own images. Customily also offers a large library of pre-designed artwork and thousands of clipart files that are free to use and make modifications to, if you need them.
And, if you’d prefer, perhaps you can allow customers to add their name, initials, pet photos, and more to the designs you’re offering them - all easily and through your Shopify store.
Customily created an automated solution for rendering your images on each product, so once you integrate Customily into your store, you will easily be able to show digital mockups that correctly display the finished product to your customer prior to their purchase.
Once the customer is finished selecting (or designing) their own case, they order it from you, and that print-ready file is automatically sent to Casestry for production, formatted in the correct dimensions for printing! As the order progresses, shipping information passes back and into your Shopify store. Everything is so streamlined that you can go from having no listings to a full catalog of products (or a product designer for your customers) in no time.
How can you make this all possible? Simple, all you need to do is follow these steps:
Sign up to Casestry here https://bit.ly/casestryxcustomily (so that you have an account with them).
Enter Billing Details in the portal (all purchases for Casestry products will be billed by Casestry, and pricing is managed on their end as well).
Install/Set Up the Customily plug-in in your Shopify store.
Reach out to Casestry to activate your account (email@example.com), letting them know you signed up through Customily - and they can help answer any questions you may have, discuss pricing, and share more information about the products, shipping methods, policies, etc. – they’re happy to help!
Access Customily 2.0 BETA
Choose Casestry as your POD Provider.
Pick the products you want to offer from Casestry’s catalog on Customily.
Upload your designs (or use Customily content) for the products you’ll be selling.
Edit anything as needed (if you want to change the positioning, size, etc. – phone cases can have different dimensions aspect ratios, and camera holes so it’s important to review how the products will look on each style, model, and device).
Publish your listings.
Sell, Sell, Sell!
Casestry will bill you automatically weekly for all products shipped + shipping costs, and if you run into any order or product issues with Casestry products, their support team will be glad to assist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Once your setup is complete, you can unlock the power of high-quality custom printed phone cases and mobile accessories that can help you expand and grow your business.
Selling personalized phone cases and mobile accessory products is a rewarding journey, and Casestry + Customily are here to support you the entire way!