After completing Seller Verification and proofing your designs, it's time to sell! Increasing your participation in the greater Spoonflower community will only benefit your designs and your business, and there are a variety of ways to connect with customers beyond the search bar.

The Spoonflower Seller Handbook offers a variety of articles to serve as a springboard for your own personal marketing plan, but we've also curated a Business Resource Library for you, as well.

You will definitely want to start by keeping the following in mind:

  • Create new designs often. This will ensure that your work shows up in the 'trending’ and ‘newest' filters. These pages turn over quickly, but our most devoted community members know to search here first. It's a great way to catch their eye.
  • Favorite other artists and leave thoughtful comments on designs you appreciate. Expand your artist connections by visiting their shop page and clicking the 'follow' button under their profile picture.
  • Enter the weekly Design Challenge! Spoonflower artists of all experience levels use the Design Challenge to introduce their artistic savvy to a broad reach of potential customers and community members. Top finishers are often featured on the front page of the website, appear in curated collections, and earn exposure from several outlets, including the weekly email and Spoonflower Blog. Learn more in Design Challenge Overview
  • Have you ever noticed the FABRIC YOU MIGHT LIKE links underneath designs? We generate those suggestions from tags shared between your designs and some of our site's more favorited and top selling designs. You may want to click into these designs and review their tags by scrolling to their description section. Some of their tags may work well for you.
  • Connect with customers through your Message Center. By sending messages as they purchase your designs. You can ask for photos of what they create! You can learn more about contacting customers in the article  Messaging, Emails and Automated Replies. Taking time to set up automatic messaging is a great tool.
  • #Spoonflower. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok are essentially ubiquitous, and a great way to expand your reach. Post images of your designs with descriptions on these channels with links directly to your Spoonflower shop. Include your shop link in your bio, or using a link-organizing platform like Linktree to share your Spoonflower shop with potential customers. Head to the Spoonflower blog for more information on tips for promoting on social media!

See Also: Design Challenge Overview

See Also: Selling My Designs at Spoonflower

See Also: Preparing Designs for the Marketplace