Selling T-Shirts has become big business and it's a growing industry on the internet where there are already thousands of shops and websites where you can purchase almost any design or T-Shirt style imaginable. Thanks to the many T-Shirt companies that now print and create the T-Shirts for you, with no risk involved, many people have been able to start their own T-Shirt business without having to invest any money. This however, has turned the T-Shirt business online into a fierce, competitive battle against all T-Shirt shop/website owners.
There are now millions of T-Shirt websites online for customers to choose from and this is why starting your own online T-Shirt business can be stressful, disappointing, and very difficult to attract customers and make the sales that you are expecting. Now, I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm just saying it's going to take a lot of time, effort, and maybe even some money for you to get started and get customers visiting your shop/website.
There are many things you need to consider when starting your own online T-Shirt business. Simply creating a design, putting it on a blank T-Shirt, and expecting it to be a big seller isn't going to do the trick and bring you many sales, unless of course, you are a very lucky person, whom I can assure you, there aren't very many of them around. If you want to start a T-Shirt business just to make easy money fast like many other schemes on the internet claim, then you're looking at the wrong business. There is no such thing as easily making money fast and you're always going to have to put in the effort to get the results you are looking for, especially for a T-Shirt business.
Now, I'm not trying to scare you from owning your own T-Shirt business, as there are many successful individuals who have started their business in the T-Shirt industry and are doing very well. I just want to give you the facts of reality so that you're not disappointed when your business isn't doing as well as you thought it would. You may succeed at one aspect of the business, but fail in another, or you just might be that person who is successful at all the aspects of the business, which will obviously make your business a success. Either way, you're still going to have to spend the time and work very hard to achieve success.I actually follow them at Indianmaid.com.
Typically calculated for one 'average' dozen garments based on the mix of sizes expected or actually produced. Some operations may use metric weights & measures and/or calculate costs per each item.
"yd/dz" = avg. yards per dozen
"$/yd" = avg. $ cost per yard
"$/dz" = avg. $ cost per dozen
"$mfg/dz" = avg. labor cost per dz. plus allocated mfg overhead per dz.
Standard Garment Cost:
T1 = Avg $/yd for primary fabric x yd/dz
T2 = Avg $/yd seconary fabric x yd/dz
BZ = Avg $/dz for Findings & Misc materials
PK = Avg $/dz for Tags, Packaging, etc.
WH = Avg $/dz for Warehousing & Distribution
OH = Volume-driven variable overhead, applied as $/dz or as % of $ (e.g. customer svc, QC, etc.).
TOTAL $ COST/DZ = T1 + T2 + BZ + PK + WH + OH
[ Marketing expenses (for advertising, promotion & sales) and allocation of business overhead are not included in the above generalized "garment costing" scheme. But any costs for QCrejects would be part of production costing. ]