Teespring Review: Hassle Free Fundraiser T-Shirts

Posted on Aug 29 2013 - 6:43pm by Susan Bewley

This is a sponsored post for Teespring. The opinions in this post, however, are 100% my own.

I will be the first person to tell you, I hate being in charge of fundraisers. Don't get me wrong, I am all for throwing myself into a cause and I'm out there helping with everyone else. To me, it's the logistics that kill me every time. Years ago, back when I was still in college, I was the treasurer of my college's little Habitat for Humanities chapter. While we always had big ideas, we never were able to pull in the funds to do anything other than help with labor. One year, we even had this cool idea to sell t-shirts. Even though this seemed like a cool idea and we had the design, it quickly fell through when we discovered the costs. Now, nearly a decade later, I am amazed at all the cool things out there for non-profits, including a fun company I just learned about recently – Teespring.

Teespring: What is It

Never heard of Teespring? It is a new, innovative way to make t-shirts for fundraising or just to make extra money. Normally, to make t-shirts for whatever cause, you have to design a shirt, decide how many of each size to order, and then pay costs upfront for each t-shirt. While some places have great success with this method, others are left with extra t-shirts and actually end up losing money. Even worse, the t-shirts are usually poor quality, making them even harder to sell. With Teespring, you design your shirt online, and set how many you would like to sell before they start printing. Once your goal is met, they start making shirts, allowing you to make a profit without paying anything to Teespring. Best of all, your customers order directly from the site, meaning you don't have extra shirts laying around. Really, Teespring is a non-profit's dream come true when it comes to t-shirts!



Teespring: Design a Shirt

Even though I love to play around with drawing, I'm not very good at it. For this reason, I always need a program that is rather…well…intuitive. TeeSpring's design center is very easy to use, allowing you to use some of their own clipart to make shirts, or the ability to upload your own. This allows you to make the perfect shirt for your campaign. You can even control what colors will be used during printing to cut costs even more on each of your shirts. Personally, I love that you can choose between a variety of shirts, letting you design a top quality shirt that everyone will be proud to wear!



Teespring: Overall

Based on what I have seen from their website, I have say that I am impressed with TeeSpring. I know that if I ever have to make t-shirts again for an event or fundraiser, I will definitely be using their site. Likewise, if you are someone who plans on making t-shirts anytime in the near future, I highly recommend giving TeeSpring a try, I don't think you will be disappointed!


Disclosure: Budget Earth's writer received monetary compensation for this review via Sverve & Teespring. All of the opinions on this article and blog are the opinions of said author and these opinions may differ from your own.

Would you like to have your products featured in a similar giveaway event? Want to increase your social media exposure before the holiday season? See how we can help! Contact budgetearth@gmail.com to see what we can do for your company!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jen Bigerton August 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I will definitely keep this website in mind for the next football fundraiser!

  2. md kennedy August 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    These are a great deal, and what a great idea. I'll keep them in mind for our TNR activities!

  3. Dorothy Dreyer August 31, 2013 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Great tip. Thanks for the advice. I'll keep this in mind for some promotional ideas.

  4. Tracy Robertson September 2, 2013 at 3:01 am - Reply

    I am a little confused by some of the details like how you can have the shirts ready for an event if you don't yet know how many you will need?

    • Susan Bewley September 2, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

      Well, its not really for events but for fundraisers. For example, selling a t-shirt as a way to get extra money. Some people do this by making cute t-shirts that get attention 🙂

  5. krystal rivera September 2, 2013 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    These are a great deal, and what a great idea. I'll keep them in mind for our TNR activities! I'll keep this in mind for some promotional ideas

  6. Patricia Hoffmeister September 3, 2013 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    This would make a great fundraiser for my Church's fall fest.  These would be economical for people to wear who are promoting the fest.

  7. Erica Ardali September 6, 2013 at 10:39 am - Reply

    What a great concept. I'll have to try teespring out. 

  8. Julie September 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Loved reading your review. An organization that I belong to just used TeeSpring to make shirts. Our orders just closed yesterday and we're excited to get them and see what they really look like!

    • Susan Bewley September 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm - Reply

      Awesome! I would love to see a link to what your shirts look like!

  9. Sherry Compton September 8, 2013 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Wonderful idea!  This really lets you customize and make the shirts your own.  Good to know that they are high quality, too.

  10. lisa September 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    That sounds like a good idea. I'll keep them in mind. Thanks.

  11. Maria Iemma September 17, 2013 at 11:36 am - Reply

    I had never heard of this company. I will mention it to my daughter who is in charge of her school events.

Leave A Response