I’m launching something a little bit different today. Something I’ve wanted to try out for a while and that is a Mercht campaign.
What is a Mercht campaign?
Mercht is a free way to create and sell merchandise without any upfront costs, or risk. I’ve chosen to use my designs on t-shirts and tote bags.
I just need to sell a minimum of five items per campaign. Once the campaign ends, Mercht handle the printing of orders, shipping and any associated customer service.
Mercht are the sister company of the printers I use for my mugs and coasters. They print everything in house in their factory in Leeds, UK. I’ve also supported campaigns in the past and been very happy with their service.
I’ve actually created four campaigns! The designs are based on the popular Time to Par-Tea range and the coffee mugs and rainbow design I used for the free colouring page (you can get your free download here). I call it coffee and rainbows but they are just mugs so they can be mugs of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or gin!
I’ve always wanted to see my designs on clothing, I guess that comes from studying fashion but as I work from our spare room I don’t have the space for the stock. This is a great way for me to do this without the upfront cost or concerns about where I’d keep them!
T-shirts are made from 100% cotton (Sports Grey is 90% cotton/10% polyester and Ash Grey is 99% cotton/1% polyester), and are a heavy weight 185gsm (175gsm weight for the white tees). Available in sizes S-XXL. There is a size guide on the product pages so you can check your size before you buy.
If the Tote bags prove popular I can look into stocking them.
Tote bags are 100% cotton and are a quality 140gsm weight.
To support any one of these campaigns click on the images or click here to go to my campaign page.
Want to know more about Mercht?
How does it work?
You need to place your order before the campaign ends, which is 13th May 2020, except for the coffee and rainbows tote bag which ends earlier on 6th May 2020. This was my mistake when setting it up, I put the wrong date 🙄 and I can’t change it as someone has already bought one! I hadn’t started to advertise it until now, so yay!
You are not charged when you initially place your order. Your card will only be charged if the campaign you order is successful.
When you initially place your order and enter your payment details, Mercht will authorise the payment to confirm the details you've submitted are correct. If the campaign completes (I need to sell five or more items for it to go to print) then the payment will be processed once the campaign ends. If the campaign fails to complete, your pre-authorisation will be cancelled and no money will be taken. Mercht won’t print or ship the order and I will be sad!
How long will it take to receive my order?
Once the campaign is completed Mercht start printing. Due to social distance and safe working practices, they are taking 8-10 days to print and ship orders.
Shipping is expected to be from 19th May 2020, except for the Coffee and Rainbows Tote Bag which is expected to ship from 12th May 2020. You will receive a confirmation email when it is shipped.
Due to the delays in the postal service it may take longer to arrive.
If you have any more questions you can check out their FAQs on their website.
Other plans in the making
The profits from this campaign will go towards a new stationery range! 😀
I have always wanted to design a stationery range because I LOVE stationery and the more colourful the better.
Last weekend I was inspired so this week I have been researching and started designing. In order to make my idea a reality I need to raise some funds to be able to buy stock and meet the minimum order quantities which is why I’ve decided to do the Mercht campaigns.
T-Shirts and Totes not your thing?
That’s OK. If you’d still like to support me you can buy me a coffee instead (via Ko-Fi).
Ko-fi works like a tip jar for artists and creatives. My Ko-Fi supporters will receive a link to an exclusive download of the first design for the notepads!
So you’ll get a sneak peek of what I’ve been working on!
Buy me a virtual coffee here ☕
Or you can purchase a digital gift card from my shop here. These have no expiry date so you can save it for when the new stationery range launches.
If you've got this far, you are awesome! Sorry it's a lengthy post but I really appreciate your support ❤
I’m super excited about doing a Mercht campaign and I can’t wait to progress the new stationery range. I will keep you up to date with my progress.
Have a great day!