Starting your own business is both a thrilling and fulfilling experience. However, most people get discouraged for two reasons: the idea of a product in demand and resources. And, there is so much competition for every product that it can be overwhelming. But, wait, what if we told you there is a product that is always in demand, becoming popular, and will not take many resources to start? You might think, is it possible? Yes, at least for selling custom socks.
You are right if you think socks are a small part of a person’s wardrobe. However, the market is growing by leaps and bounds. There is a vast demand for custom socks by individuals, businesses, nonprofits, colleges, sports teams, etc. The global socks market is $45 billion and set to grow at 6% by 2026. Selling custom socks is lucrative for new business owners, and like printed t-shirts and phone cases, they are simple to market. It is easy to find a niche for your socks with many available demographics.
- Make it yours: everyone has some unique features distinguishing them from others. For custom socks, you need to add your sense of style and personality. If you are not sure about the design, ask others; a great place to start is to involve close friends and family. You can outsource the design if you want to concentrate on your business. It is easy to find excellent designers with so many platforms available. Some manufacturers like EverLighten also provide design help with their in-house designers.
No matter how lovely your custom socks are, they will not sell themselves; market them. Now, you might think - I started the custom socks business because of fewer resources, and where can I find money to market? Do not worry! You have many options, and you do not have to spend huge.
- Connect at conventions:It can intimidate you in setting up a table at conventions, but it is also a lovely opportunity to market your custom sock business without spending huge. You can find people from various walks of life depending on the type of events. If you have already found a niche - that is lovely. But, you can find new opportunities at these conventions.
You can earn some more by adding some elements of the events. E.g., add some popular characters or pop culture references for a comic book event. People love rare things; use it to your advantage by adding exclusivity to the socks and giving a distinct look to the table at the conventions. Get a hanging rack or bulletin board to ensure the products are visible from a distance.
- Go Live: going Live on social media is one of the most effective ways to market your custom socks. You can talk about new designs, processes, inspiration, etc., for better engagement.
The online platforms also allow you to find and connect with your niche. E.g., if you are a gamer and create custom compression socks to make the long gaming sessions comfortable, use Twitch.
It would be better to announce beforehand so more people can join the session to promote with a Live stream. It is free and direct advertising that will help to create a strong relationship with your customers.
- Be local:Many people get ahead of themselves and think they need to go global from the start. However, developing and selling locally is essential for success. You can create a local presence by connecting with local customers; they will get the ball rolling before you sell widely. As mentioned above, visit local conventions and events. It is best to establish the initial communication.
- Seasonal sales and holidays are another effective way to market your custom socks. People look for themed gifts for their loved ones, coworkers, employees, etc., during holidays. It presents you with a perfect opportunity to sell more.
Leverage social media to run promotions, offer discounts, special offers, etc. People become festive and spend big. Offering new and seasonal designs for a limited time is another method to drive sales. Develop a strategy and keep the stock full ahead of the busy season.
To sell custom socks, mind the design and the target audience. Deciding it will help to create the right socks. However, you will require high-quality socks to distinguish your business. It would be helpful to connect with a reliable and expert manufacturer. EverLighten has helped many entrepreneurs, businesses, schools, and sports teams create custom socks for eighteen years.
EverLighten created custom socks for Evelina Edens - founder of the fashion brand Wear Your Snacks. She had a unique idea to use people’s favorite food and beverages on custom athletic socks. However, she did not want to be like any other company selling brightly colored low-quality socks. She wanted the socks to look classy and be unique and functional. However, she cannot find any manufacturer because of a long list of requirements and small batch orders. She contacted EverLighten after going through vast positive reviews on various websites. Our team provided all information and guidance and created comfortable, durable, and breathable custom athletic socks with specific designs. She was 100% satisfied with the socks and ordered five more times. The partnership is proving fruitful; she is running her business successfully.
Read the complete story at https://everlighten.com/blogs/success-stories/evelina-edens.
Benefits of partnering with EverLighten:
Best pricing: they are a dedicated factory for producing custom socks and not intermediaries; customers always get the best price.
Quality without a compromise: they use premium-quality materials and the latest processes.
Fast turnaround time: they provide the quickest delivery for every order.
24*7 support: you can contact us anytime; they provide round-the-clock support.
Real people, phenomenal service: EverLighten loves helping; they offer various options for every sock.
Free design help and unlimited customization: the custom socks will look as you imagined; they also provide endless customization.
No MOQ requirement: you can order as many socks as you need; they accept orders without a minimum limit.
Worldwide shipping: they deliver worldwide; customers can track their orders anytime with an order tracking tool.
For information, inquiries and orders, visit https://everlighten.com/collections/custom-socks.
Source: The blog first appeared on “https://amazefeeds.com/make-money-by-selling-custom-socks/” and was created by EverLighten’s team and published with our permission as a part of the customer outreach program.