A new way to sell T-shirts

IamTee sprung from a traditional T-Shirt printer.  We’d make designs and print them and hope that they sold well.  If they didn’t, we’d keep the extras in a warehouse.  Some of them are still there, like some creepy Tee Museum.  A new site called TeeSpring allows people (or companies) to upload a design they feel will sell.  They decide how many must be ordered before the design is printed.  For instance, you may decide that 50 shirts need to be sold before you will print.  If 50 aren’t sold, none get printed.

Using this method, excess inventory is a thing of the past.  Plus consumers are always motivated by scarcity.  We will probably try this ourselves in the future, but for now, how about you be the guinea pig.  If you have a design that you think people will love, give it a try.  Apparently you have nothing to lose.

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A Brief History of Social Media

As we added some more designs to our Social Media category, it got us thinking about how far we’ve come in regards to the Internet and how we communicate.  Good thing or bad thing, I think we can all agree that things will continue to change.

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I homeschool because…..

This is sure to cause a debate and there are passionate people on both sides, but here’s a great article on why a family chose to homeschool on Childrensmd.org.  For us we had similar reasons but one of our favorite shirts sums up another reason.  If you are part of the village, please don’t get upset.  I’m sure we weren’t referring to you.  : )

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The end of Pink Slime???

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This is somewhat old news since the first plans for McDonalds to drop Pink Slime happened last year, but it appears that is is becoming final.  Jamie Oliver had a big hand in this so props to him.  See Raw for Beauty’s post here.  Now if we could just get them to quit using all animal products, but then we’d be left with their salads, which aren’t really salads at all.

Never Underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups

The past month has been filled with politicians continuing to do stupid things.  Anthony Weiner (the jokes write themselves), Bob Filner (How bad is it when Hooters won’t let you in?), Putin (getting lots of kickback for his policies):

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and the list goes on and on.  With that in mind, we guarantee that this t-shirt will never go out of style.  That’s probably not a good thing, but without Politicians who would John Stewart make fun of.

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Keep Calm and Stay Boston Strong T-Shirt for under 10 Bucks

For the next 10 days IamTee.com is offering our popular Keep Calm and Stay Boston Strong t-shirt for 50% off.  That’s less than 10 Bucks for a great shirt.  You can order either the Men’s Version or the Women’s Version.  The discount will be taken off during checkout and you can buy as many as you want.  And as always, the shipping is on us.

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IamTee adds new Womens T-shirts

After working out the kinks in our system and after some strong encouragement from the Women of the world, IamTee is proud to announce that we now offer all of our designs on Mens AND Womens T-Shirts.  No more ordering the Small Pink “I Tri like a Girl” shirt in a Mens cut and hoping it will fit.  We now have you covered.  A few of our best sellers are below and we think they’ll be even more popular now that the fit will be better.  You can also check out the rest of the designs at www.iamtee.com

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Featured Fashion Friday a day early

We decided to showcase our Friday design a day early this week.  Why?  Because we can.  Yes, in many cases we do things because we can.  Unfortunately, for other people, that logic doesn’t work.  Perhaps they underestimated the work that would be required.  Or perhaps they overshot their goals.  In any case, let the heated debate begin.  Me, I’m going on vacation for a few days.  Have a great weekend.

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IamTee New Website

After spending the past few months getting our t-shirts out to a wider audience, we finally got around to giving our main website a facelift.  Check it out now at www.iamtee.com.  Of course, there will be more things added and I’m a little behind on blogging, tweeting, posting, pinning and several other verbs.  But stick with me.  There will be some new stuff coming down the pipe very soon.

As you cruise through the site you’ll notice some nice integration with Amazon.com  We currently do about 30% of our business through Amazon so it made sense to integrate the main website.  You’ll be able to check out with your Amazon ID and even use your Amazon billing and shipping preferences.  Our prices will always be the same on Amazon and the Website, but we will offer discounts and special offers on the Website from time to time.  We will also offer a special deal each week on one shirt (50% off) so check back often.  Wear your Passion!

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Girl Power OR What just Flew past me

I have a fond memory of the 2005 New York Marathon.  I’m 385 yards from the finish (the .2 in 26.2) and for some reason I decide that it’s time to sprint.  The young lady next to me sees me take off and joins me in the mad dash to the finish line.  Despite my best efforts and the power I felt from the cheers of the crowd, I just couldn’t take her.  She beat me by a good 10 feet.  Afterwords, she thanked me for pushing her during the final stretch as she had PR’d by about 15 seconds.  “Glad to help” I struggled to say as I doubled over while getting my timing chip removed.

Since that day I’ve had a much more relaxed attitude about ‘beating a girl’.  Turns out, I’m not as fast as I think I am.