Here’s Why You Don’t Need to Sell Trending Products

Every day entrepreneurs across the world run into the same problem: they know that they want to start their own business, but they don’t know what to sell.

They’re well aware that choosing products is an important process, so they’re constantly looking for “the next big thing” – a product that will set them apart from their competition.

Sound familiar?

If it does, we’ve got something to tell you: you don’t need to sell trending products to find success in ecommerce.

And that’s exactly why we’ve created this article – we’ve seen many entrepreneurs over the years focus their energy into finding trending products, but they aren’t your only answer.

Today we’ll explain why going with products that are steady sellers can pay off in the long-term, why it can be difficult to market trending products, and why it can be tough to build a sustainable brand by focusing all your efforts into selling trending products.

Ready? Let’s jump into it.

Finding Trending Products

Before we really dive into the pros and cons of selling trending products, it’s important that we underline how you can distinguish between a product that is trending, and a product that is a “steady seller.”

There are a few different resources which you can use to find trending products, but we recommend using two main ones: Oberlo and Google Trends.

Both of them are totally free and are fairly straightforward to use.

First off, head over to Oberlo – if you don’t already have an account, it only takes 30 seconds (and no credit card) to sign up.

From here, access Oberlo’s “Search Products” tab:

Now you’ll be able to search for products on Oberlo.

For this example, let’s look at a product that peaks each winter – touchscreen gloves.

I entered my search term “touchscreen gloves” into Oberlo’s search bar and these were the first three results which appeared:

There’s a lot of information here which you can use to decide on which products you want to sell, so let’s break down what we can see.

  • Price: You’ll see the price that it would cost to source the product highlighted in orange.
  • Star Rating: You’ll find a star rating for every listing which ranges from 0 to 5 stars. You’ll also see the number of reviews which have been left for specific products in brackets next to the star rating.
  • Imports: This highlights the exact number of entrepreneurs who have imported this product to their store with Oberlo – essentially, how competitive it is.
  • Pageviews: This shows you exactly how many times a product has been viewed on Shopify stores – essentially, how successful other entrepreneurs have been with their own marketing efforts.
  • Orders: This highlights the number of orders that a specific product has received in the past 30 days.

That’s a lot of data. And, with a lot of data comes a lot of power.

You can use all of these statistics to check if a product is trending.

As a general rule, if you see that a product has received more than 20 orders in the past 30 days, it’s trending upwards.

Combine that with a relatively low number of imports, and a pageview statistic that isn’t too far away from the number of orders that the product has received, and you could be on to a winner, like this listing:

Okay, so it looks like touchscreen gloves could be a trending product – we just need to verify our idea on Google Trends next.

Why? Well, the Google Trends tool helps us to understand how many people are searching for specific terms on Google.

And, if something is ranking in the searches on Google, it’s safe to assume that people are interested.

So, let’s add “touchscreen gloves” into Google Trends and see what we find.

As you can see from the graph above, touchscreen gloves recently spiked in popularity.

These products aren’t at fidget spinner levels of trending, but they’ve certainly spiked in popularity recently. All in all, it’d be safe to say these are trending products.

Okay, so that’s trending products covered, but what about steady sellers?

A steady seller is a product which is consistent in popularity and sales over a sustained period of time.

Think staple products in a specific niche – things which most shoppers will need at some point.

As an example, I searched for “jeans” on Google Trends.

You can see in the image above that jeans are popular throughout the year.

If you’re interested in learning more about steady sellers, check out our detailed post on steady dropshipping niches.

Okay, now that we’ve covered how you can find trending products for yourself, let’s dive into the pros and cons of selling them.

BONUS: Looking for some inspiration for products to sell this winter? Check out our list of the best dropshipping products to sell this season.

What Goes Up Must Come Down

If you’re thinking about selling trending products, there’s something you need to know.

Those products are popular now, but it’s likely that they won’t be so popular forever.

This is the same with all things which are trending – whatever goes up must come down.

Sure, it’s likely that these products are going to generate revenue for your business if you can figure out how to put them in front of an audience of engaged shoppers.

But it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to count on trending products to be successful for a sustained period of time.

That’s exactly why it’s essential that you add some steady sellers to your store’s product list too.

But how can steady sellers help with fluctuations in popularity?

Well, if you can manage to market your trending products and draw in potential customers to your store, you can also highlight your steady sellers to shoppers and try to increase your average order value with upselling techniques.

Also, you can use email marketing tactics to generate repeat purchases from steady sellers from customers who purchase trending products from your store.

Or you could retarget your traffic with Facebook ads and promote newer trending products to shoppers who have visited your store in the past.

There are a ton of options, but it’s still important that you don’t rely too much on specific trending products.

Finding Your Audience

Finding an audience of shoppers who are interested in your products is rarely a simple task.

It’s even tougher if you’re just getting started with your ecommerce business, and trying marketing for the first time.

And, if you’re selling trending products, particularly ones which have unique features, it can compound the problem and make it quite difficult to understand who you need to market to.

On the other hand, if you were to try and market something more conventional, like men’s t-shirts, the process of finding your audience can be much simpler.

Think about it – how many times have you seen marketing campaigns for these products before?

You’ve already got a ton of ideas in your head about the marketing tactics which could work.

You probably see Facebook ads, Instagram posts, and emails promoting products to you each and every day – you can use them to your advantage.

It’s a little tougher when you’re selling unique products as you might not be able to replicate some of those tactics.

This means you’ll need to get creative with your marketing campaigns.

If you’re looking for marketing inspiration, you can check out our Facebook marketing guide.

Building a Brand

For entrepreneurs who are looking to build a successful business for the long-term, branding is vital.

After all, there is a lot more to think about when it comes to branding your business than your color scheme and logo.

Your branding is essentially everything that your business stands for.

And branding is becoming more and more important for shoppers, especially the younger generations.

So, with more and more ecommerce businesses launching every day, shoppers want to make sure that they’re spending their hard-earned cash on companies which they align with on a meaningful level.

Brands like Burt’s Bees are well aware of this, and have come up with branding campaigns like #BringBackTheBees – a partnership with beekeepers across the world which ensures that thousands of bee-friendly flowers are planted every year.

Burt’s Bees is famous for using honey in their beauty products, so this campaign ensures that their business is held accountable, and is positively contributing to the industry which they’re profiting from.

Does Burt’s Bees need to do this?

Simply put, no.

But, they know that sustainability is something which their customers care about, which means that they need to care about it to.

And campaigns like this are only possible for Burt’s Bees because they’ve found products which sell consistently, and they’ve built their brand around them.

So think about any trending products that you’ve been thinking about selling. Would you be able to build similar branding campaigns around them? Or, would they run out of steam before you can use them to shape your brand?

Generating Repeat Customers

Repeat customers are a business’ best friends.

In fact, recent research from Smile.io found that repeat customers can generate as much as 40% of an ecommerce business’ annual revenue.

I’m sure we can agree, that’s huge.

And, at the very least it highlights why we should always be thinking about what we can do to generate more repeat customers.

But, if you’re focusing all your efforts into selling trending products, will you be able to guarantee that your customers will come back to your store and make another purchase?

If, for example, you were selling fidget spinners in their peak, would shoppers be flocking back to your store to pick up a second one?

Or, would they be fine now that they’ve got what they’re looking for, meaning that their relationship with your brand is over?

If you think that your products fall into the “one-and-done” category for shoppers, we really recommend thinking about what you can do to draw in customers again.

Using Trending Products

Okay, so that’s it from our side – now you know how to find trending products for your business, and the pros and cons which come with selling them.

We just want to finish by making sure we’re crystal clear on one thing – trending products aren’t inherently good or bad.

There’s no doubt that they can offer your business a tremendous opportunity to generate revenue if promoted with clever marketing campaigns.

We just want to stress the point that you shouldn’t feel that you need to sell trending products to succeed in ecommerce.

We believe that coming up with a blend of trending products and steady sellers for your store is an approach which will enable you to generate more revenue over the long-term, and help you to build a sustainable business.

So, what do you think? Do you think that trending products are the best products for ecommerce entrepreneurs? Let us know in the comments below – we read them all!

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What Should You Sell Online?

  • Think Niche to Find Dropshipping Product Ideas

    With the rise of dropshipping, niche shops have become the trend. Niches have since turned from an ecommerce novelty to a proven, successful strategy.

    It makes sense. There’s no use in fighting with the big stores for potential customers’ attention. Avoid categories that are too broad or general. The masses are already exposed to thousands of offers daily.

    Instead, look to supply niche products that are underserved by the larger players. For example, there is no specific interest group for a normal belt, but you can easily tell that cycling gear will resonate well with cycling enthusiasts. Find your niche. If you can come up with niche dropshipping product ideas, you’re already more likely to turn a profit when you sell products online.

  • The ‘Stay Away’ Categories When Finding Products to Sell Online

    Even if some of the products in this category may overlap with niche products, it’s essential to narrow down your product selection by excluding items listed in the ‘stay away’ categories.

    Some product categories have grown significantly over the last decade, and there are already too many strong players and smaller shops out there supplying these items.

    Just look at the ecommerce growth rates: books and the jewelry certainly aren’t making the cut. More than 80% of Americans say they’ve bought electronics or apparel online in the past three months, which means they already have their choice of trusted store.

    Cross off the following general categories from your idea list: books, jewelry, electronics, and clothing. You’ll need to be more specific by finding a niche.

    Please note: I don’t suggest crossing out these categories entirely. You could sell plus size women’s clothing, men’s clothing, custom hiking/cycling electronics gear, or jewelry hidden in candles. I suggest you pay more attention to finding an interesting subcategory that will make your store unique. Don’t fall into the trap of selling items in general categories.
  • Identify Online Products That Customers Will Buy Repeatedly

    Sometimes once-off online orders are the best but if you are choosing products with small profit margin relying on many people buying your product once is not the best strategy for longevity. Think of online products that people will repeatedly buy from you overtime and build brand loyalty with them. Cosmetics, clothing and party supplies are examples of products that people will need many times during even one year. Targeting them with remarketing campaigns after their first purchase, and following up with personalized emails will create a great relationship which will lead them back to you in the future. The lifetime value of these customers can be higher than all you once off customers if you plan your retouch campaign to suit them.

  • Make Use of the Price Sweet Spot

    There are a few general rules to remember: the lower the price, the better the conversion rate. The higher the price, the more support you’ll need to provide.

    Andrew from ecommerceFuel says the perfect ecommerce product price range is from $100 to $200. Richard from ABLS argues that it’s $75 to $150. In my experience, however, my sweet spot price is $40 to $60 (at a 200% markup).

    Within the $40 to $60 price range, the profits are high enough that you can still cover the marketing costs of up to $20 per sale. The conversion rate is usually higher within this price range than a pricier bracket because the purchase requires less consideration on the part of the buyer. You typically won’t have to offer as much customer support with less expensive items.

    For these reasons alone, you increase the odds of the success of your store in developing markets. With Chinese dropshipping, you can sell stuff everywhere in the world. Although you still have to keep in mind that while $30 may not be much to people living in the US, it could be a lot for someone in South America or Eastern/Central Europe.

    Bonus Secret: You should definitely try selling stuff in developing/neglected markets. Lower advertising costs and competition equals a higher ROI. Don’t worry about the language barriers.

    Therefore, it’s always worthwhile to research different markets when deciding where to sell your products.

    At this time, I suggest looking over your list and crossing out any dropshipping ideas that are more than $60.

  • Leverage ePacket Through Your Dropshipping Products

    ePacket is a great service that allows for fast shipping from China to over 30 countries across the world. To do this though you need to keep weight and size in mind as a product’s weight cannot exceed 3 kgs, and package size must be at least 14 cm x 11 cm, and no more than 90 cm between the length, width and height. The value of the product being shipped, cannot be more than $400 also.

  • Choose a Dropshipping Product That Lasts

    Keep in mind that the dropshipping products you sell online can be shipping to any part of the world unless you set some parameters. This means that delivery could be a long process, including much unloading and reloading. If you choose products that are fragile, like china ornaments, they may get broken in transit, which is something you don’t have control over. This can lead to unhappy customers and many returns, which can hurt your store’s credibility. Choose a product that is robust and can survive long transit times to save yourself time on returns and disgruntled customers.

  • Know Your Marketing Channels to Sell More Dropshipping Products

    After you learn how to sell products online that have the potential to yield a good profit, you have to think about your marketing strategy. Simply having good dropshipping product ideas isn’t enough. You must have a plan for how you will sell these products as this is a crucial aspect of being successful in ecommerce. If you have the right marketing plan you can sell stuff online easily.

    Marketing effectively is the primary way that you will stand out from your competitors, and being familiar with the different marketing channels at your disposal is going to be invaluable to your business. To put it simply, different marketing channels are going to be more popular for different products. Once you pick the product, you have to figure out which marketing channel will be best for it.

    Advertising an $800 hoverboard on Facebook might not be the best idea, but you might succeed in advertising it on Google Adwords. A hoverboard is not a spontaneous purchase, in most cases, people will Google it to learn more information about it including which stores are selling it.

    I’ve spent many hours looking at how other people pick their marketing strategies and didn’t find anything that would meet my needs. I liked Rand from Moz’s tables representing the ROI, effort and cost of each marketing channel, but it seems to be outdated (published in 2009). There are also a lot of explicit guides and lists of all marketing channels, but none of them position marketing from an inventory standpoint.

    So, I decided to do a product evaluation/marketing table myself. Its design is similar to the one from Moz’s blog but based on personal experience along with some thoughts and insights I’ve combined from the internet.Sell items online

    There are dozens of other marketing channels out there, but I doubt that PR stunts, co-branding opportunities, or video marketing will be the right options for anyone just starting their business. However, you might want to consider affiliate marketing in the future, so it’s something to keep in mind.

    Remember to examine your resources (time, money, knowledge), and then select one or two marketing channels that are feasible within your circumstances. Next, cross out all dropshipping ideas that don’t suit those channels.

  • Keyword Tools & Google Trends

    Keyword tools and Google Trends are a must if you’re going to use Google Adwords as a marketing channel or if you’re just generally trying to boost organic traffic to your site. These help you to see which products are currently trending. Also, you can check the demand of your dropshipping product ideas with these tools.

    Keyword Tool

    Take a look at your product ideas. Enter each product name and variations into the Google Keywords Analysis tool. The system will then generate data about how competitive the keywords are, which will give you some indication of how much competition you might be up against in attempting to sell those products in your store. The more competitive the keyword, the pricier it will be to use it on Google Adwords.

    Select ‘Keywords Ideas,’ and look at how many searches each Low Competition Keyword receives. When starting out, it’s good to pay special attention to these keywords because they will be more budget friendly, and you’ll be up against less competition when a person searches for that product on Google.Sell stuff online

    Let’s say you could get all of that traffic and 2% of them would buy at your store. Would this demand be enough? The key is to find a sweet spot between enough demand and enough competition that your products will stand out from the crowd.

    Google Trends

    Go to trends.google.com and do the same exercise here. Enter each of your product ideas into the search and determine the trends of interest, based on search volume. Not only can you have a look at what is currently trending, you can also view data about the frequency of a given keyword search over time. Is the trend increasing or decreasing? Are there any patterns? Do you see any spikes? This information can be very useful in deciding whether it’s the right time to sell a given product. Google Trends can also help you to have a clearer understanding of customer behavior as you can view search data based on things like country or region.

  • How To Know Which Products To Sell Online

    In general, you should avoid product categories that have little or no search traffic (less than 500 monthly searches). If you are planning to grow organically, you should also dismiss all product ideas that have high competition according to the Google Keyword Analysis Tool. Essentially, you want to find the right balance between a search volume that’s not too competitive and but is still enough to indicate that there is demand for that product.

  • Using Seasonality to Determine What to Sell Online

    While it may be exciting to see that there is a spike in interest for a product in Google, exercise caution.

    It could be that the product is in high demand simply because of the time of year. For instance, avoid seasonal products like Christmas decorations. By focusing on seasonal items, you’re reducing your sales cycle. Most Christmas decoration sales take place in autumn and winter. These are likely some of the best dropshipping ideas for this time of year, but you’ll need core products in your store that will sell all year long. Selling stuff online is not easy when the items are affected by seasonality. Have a more long-term strategy by choosing to sell a mix match of items online that are popular at different times of the year.

  • Exercise Caution with Copyrighted Images

    Be careful when you’re sourcing branded items for your store. It isn’t always easy to find suppliers that sell copyrighted products. If you’re sourcing copyrighted products from little-known suppliers, there is a chance that you’ll be selling fake items. Items with logos and designs that are the same or even too similar to other brands can definitely lead to legal issues or at the very least tarnish the reputation of your business. Thus, you can never be too cautious when selecting items on these grounds. We suggest steering clear of anything resembling an existing brand and instead focus on building your own brand instead. This is more sustainable in the long run and will result in creating a business you can be proud of.

  • Competition Considerations for What Stuff to Sell Online

    At this point, you’ve been able to refine your list based on proven strategies for doing so, and you’re now left with the last remaining dropshipping ideas. The last major consideration is the competition. By crossing out the broad categories suggested above, you have already avoided competition against giant retailers like Amazon. Still, don’t think you’re the only one out there who has come up with the idea of selling niche products.

    Evaluating your competition is an endless task, and there are many ways of going about it. One thing is for certain, though. You need to check whether the product you’re about to start advertising is already widespread among other websites.

    Here’s a simple trick:

    Google a product, and then try doing a product image search. Look at how many shops have similar items for sale. If you’re dropshipping, most store owners will likely have the same images. Find your competitors. Then, check their pricing strategy, popularity/traffic (on sites like Alexa.org or SpyFu.com), and which marketing channels they are using. Cross out all product ideas that already have huge competition.

  • Order Samples From Suppliers

  • Once you have chosen some dropshipping products to sell on your online store don’t be afraid to order them from some suppliers and go through the motions that your customers will go through. Learn about delivery times, product quality and tracking abilities so you can stand by your offering.
  • 40 Best T-Shirt Mockups PSD Templates For Your Online Store

    Looking for the best t-shirt mockups and PSD templates for your online store? When you start an online t-shirt business with little investment the best thing to do is to use ready made mockups that cost very little. Whether you’re designing your own t-shirt or looking to add higher quality product pictures to your store, you’re sure to find the perfect t-shirt mockup in this article. In this article, you’ll find 40 easy to use t-shirt mockup generators.

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    What Is a T-Shirt Mockup?

    A t-shirt mockup is essentially a blank t-shirt that you can add your product design on. T-shirt mockups can include a model wearing the product to help customers envision what the t-shirt looks like on, or they may just feature the t-shirt on a plain background. PSD is the name of the Photoshop file kind of like the .jpg extension for images.

    Why You Should Use T-Shirt Mockups

    A t-shirt mockup allows your customers to see your design on a model. As some t-shirt PSD templates feature models, you can choose to showcase what your product looks like on a person. For example, if you’re dropshipping t-shirts that only include a picture of the t-shirt, you might want to allow customers to envision what it would look like on a person, so you’d add the design onto a t-shirt mockup with a model.

    When you dropship the same products as everyone else, you might want to have your own unique images to stand out from everyone else. Using a t-shirt mockup allows you to add your own designs onto another photo. You’re also free to include the free t-shirt mockup PSD as an additional image on your website to supplement the main image.

    If you run a print on demand business (dropshipping business where you design your own products), you might use a t-shirt mockup to showcase your unique design on a t-shirt. Using t-shirt mockups is an affordable way to have your apparel photographed without having to pay for a photographer or a model. While you can find countless free t-shirt mockup PSD online, a few mockup templates have a low fee.

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD: Graphic River

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD- Graphic River

    Those of you who are looking for paid t-shirt mockups can choose from one of the many different styles on Graphic River. The average t-shirt mockup PSD costs about $9. You’ll find quality mockups with models faces showing. You can even find mockups with models exercising at the gym wearing your designs. You will need to have Photoshop to add your designs to the t-shirts. However, most t-shirt mockup PSD files are easy to use and allow you to drag your design into the graphic easily.

    T-Shirt Mockup Generator: Custom Ink

    T-Shirt Mockup Generator- Custom Ink

    Custom Ink allows you to drag and drop graphics onto a t-shirt to create your own custom design. You can also add your own image to the t-shirt if you already have one made. Once you’ve finished designing your t-shirt, you can choose to ‘Add another style’ which allows you to add the design to a ladies tee or hoodie. If you’re looking to supplement your dropshipping business with unique apparel, you can do that with Custom Ink.

    T-Shirt Mockups: Placeit

    T-Shirt Mockups- Placeit

    According to Placeit, they have over 3700 t-shirt, tank top, and hoodie mockups on their website. Several of their t-shirt mockups include models’ faces which you can use for your social media, website banner, and other marketing activities. The models wearing the t-shirts are of different races and genders, allowing you to represent diversity on your online store. If you’re looking to create lifestyle images, Placeit is the t-shirt mockup generator for you.

    T-Shirt Mockup: Print Aura

    T-Shirt Mockup- Print Aura

    Print Aura’s mockup generator includes t-shirts from different brands such as Gildan, American Apparel, and Hanes. Under mockup set, you can choose to include the model’s face in the picture, and select whether the model is smiling or not. You can also change the colors of the t-shirts and select a front or back view of it. You can add your own design onto these t-shirts or add text using one of the fonts in the dropdown menu.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD: Mockup World

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD- Mockup World

    Mockup world has several free t-shirt mockup PSD for you to choose from for your online store. You can choose from t-shirts on a plain background, a man modelling a t-shirt, a statue modelling a t-shirt, hanging t-shirts, and more. You’ll need to have Photoshop to add your design and edit the images.

    Mockup Generator: Printful

    Mockup Generator- Printful

    Printful’s mockup generator includes t-shirts, leggings, beach towels, phone cases, dresses, skirts, mugs, and more. Their t-shirt collection is extensive including t-shirts for kids, baby onesies, crop tops, long-sleeved shirts, and more. They also feature styles from several popular brands such as American Apparel, Bella + Canvas, Gildan, Hanes, Next Level, Augusta Sportswear and more. You can even choose and download your design on several t-shirt colors at once.

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD: Creative Market

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD- Creative Market

    If you’re looking for a wide range of the best t-shirt mockups, Creative Market has several you can choose from. They feature lifestyle images you can add your designs to, plain t-shirt mockups, hanging t-shirt mockups, and more. They have over 10 pages of unique images taken by different photographers so that you can find the best style that suits your brand and customer base. The average price of mockups ranges from $10-$29 for quality lifestyle shots. You will need to have Photoshop and know how to modify images accordingly. You can look here for Photoshop tutorials for beginners.

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD: Envato

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD- Envato

    Envato has several pages of the best t-shirt mockups for store owners to choose from. You can also find mockups of other items such as hats, cups, beer bottles, and even pumpkins. You’ll find several t-shirt mockups with models, hanging t-shirt mockups, sublimation t-shirt mockups and more. You’ll need to create an account to gain access to the mockups. You’ll need to pay $29 a month to gain access to unlimited access to these elements and more.

    T-Shirt Mockup: Design By Humans

    T-Shirt Mockup- Design By Humans

    If you’re looking for an all over t-shirt mockup, you can modify Design by Humans’ template with your own design. They provide you with the exact dimensions your graphic needs to be for best results. They even offer a few image tips to ensure that your design looks great on their t-shirts. You can showcase your design on both the front and back of the t-shirt.

    Mockup Generator: Cafepress

    Mockup Generator- Cafepress

    You can create t-shirt mockups on Cafepress. If you’re looking to supplement your dropshipping store with custom designs, you can use Cafepress to design your own t-shirts, tote bags, kids’ clothing, dog clothing and more. There are 21 styles of men’s t-shirts, 6 styles of men’s hoodies, 16 styles of women’s t-shirts, 4 styles of baby onesies, 4 styles of kids clothes and 1 dog t-shirt style.

    Best T-shirt Mockups PSD Templates: Pixeden

    Best T-shirt Mockups PSD Templates- Pixeden

    Pixeden has several premium and free t-shirt mockups you can choose from. From dress shirts to women’s t-shirts, you’ll find t-shirt templates spanning several pages. You’ll need to install Photoshop on your computer to add your designs onto the t-shirt PSD mockups.

    T-Shirt Templates: Graphic Burger

    T-Shirt Templates- Graphic Burger

    Graphic Burger has a few great t-shirt templates on their website that you can download and modify. Their collection of t-shirt mockups includes women’s t-shirts, hanging t-shirts, models wearing t-shirts and more. Using Photoshop you can add your own design and make modifications to the image. The t-shirt templates on Graphic Burger are free but you can pay for entire sets for some of the images.

    T-Shirt PSD Templates: Threadless

    T-Shirt PSD Templates- Threadless

    Threadless allows you to add your designs to t-shirts for men and women, hoodies, crew sweatshirts, tank tops, baseball tees, and more. You can download zip files that contain a Photoshop file within them. As long as you have Photoshop and know how to use it, you can create your own t-shirt mockups for free.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template: Pixel Buddha

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template- Pixel Buddha

    Pixel Buddha allows you to download a freebie that includes a women’s t-shirt mockup in five different colors. The t-shirt lies flat and is wrinkled to create a realistic mockup. The zip file includes five different Photoshop files that you can add your designs onto.

    T-Shirt Mockup Templates: Arsenal

    T-Shirt Mockup Templates- Arsenal

    You can choose from a range of t-shirt mockup templates from Arsenal. The average cost is $37 for an apparel mockup template. You can purchase women’s t-shirt mockups, t-shirt mockups with models, and various other styles. They also have mockups for glasses, bottle caps, socks, greeting cards, and more.

    T-Shirt Mockups: Clothing Templates

    T-Shirt Mockups- Clothing Templates

    Clothing templates has several t-shirt mockups you can purchase for $14.99. You can choose from women’s or men’s t-shirts and tank tops. You can also buy the complete bundle for $29.99. The American Apparel mockups are available in all colors.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template: Deal Jumbo

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template- Deal Jumbo

    Deal Jumbo allows you to download their three t-shirt mockup templates for personal and commercial purposes. The t-shirt templates come in white, yellow and blue. You’ll need to have access to Photoshop and know how to add your design onto the t-shirt.

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template: Zippy Pixels

    T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template- Zippy Pixels

    Zippy Pixels allows you to use their t-shirt mockup for free or you can pay $0.99 to use the graphics commercially. These t-shirt mockups include mockups of hanging t-shirts, lying flat, or folded. With the commercial images, you receive 8 t-shirt mockups in white and red. As a PSD file, you’ll need to have access to Photoshop to add your designs onto the t-shirt templates.

    Free T-Shirt Mockups PSD Templates: Michael Hoss

    Free T-Shirt Mockups PSD Templates- Michael Hoss

    You can download free t-shirt mockups on Michael Hoss. You’ll be able to edit garment colors, sleeve colors, tags, and more. The t-shirt PSD files use Smart Object holders allowing you to easily place your design onto the t-shirt. You’ll need to have Photoshop to use and modify each t-shirt.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template: Graphic Twister

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template- Graphic Twister

    Graphic Twister has a free t-shirt mockup that you can download and add your design to. The mockup has both the front and back side of the t-shirt. You can easily add your design onto the t-shirt as the PSD file has Smart Objects. Having Photoshop is required to use and modify the t-shirt template.

    Free PSD T-Shirt Mockup: Free Goodies for Designers

    Free PSD T-Shirt Mockup- Free Goodies for Designers

    Another great PSD t-shirt mockup can be found on Free Goodies for Designers. Their t-shirt mockups are colorful making them different than the average t-shirt template. You’ll need Photoshop to add your design onto the t-shirt. Their website also has other mockups such as billboards, computer screens, ipads, and more which are available as PSD files.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Files: We Graphics

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Files- We Graphics

    WeGraphics has free flat t-shirt mockups that showcase both the front and back of the t-shirt. You’re free to modify the colors of their mockups to match the color of your own t-shirts. You can easily add your design onto the t-shirt using Photoshop’s Smart Layers.

    Best T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates: Dribbble

    Best T-Shirt Mockup PSD Templates- Dribbble

    If you’re looking for t-shirt mockups with front and back view you’ll find it on Dribbble. The mockup also includes a folded t-shirt. A heather effect is available with this t-shirt mockup which most mockups don’t include. You can also modify the color easily. This free t-shirt template requires Photoshop.

    Free Tank Top Mockup : Graphic Google

    Free Tank Top Mockup - Graphic Google

    If you’re selling fitness tank tops for women, you can use Graphic Google’s free tank top mockup. You’re free to use the mockup for personal or commercial use but you’ll need to provide a backlink. The PSD file has Smart Layers allowing you to easily add your graphic onto the tank top. Photoshop is required for this mockup template.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup: Deviant Art

    Free T-Shirt Mockup- Deviant Art

    Deviant Art is another great source for free t-shirt mockups. You can easily change the t-shirt color and add your own design. It’s free for both personal and commercial use. You’ll need Photoshop to access the t-shirt template and add your design onto the mockup.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template: ThisLooksGreat

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template- ThisLooksGreat

    If you’re looking for an aqua t-shirt mockup, ThisLooksGreat is letting you use their t-shirt mockup PSD for free (personal and commercial). The PSD file uses Smart Objects allowing you to easily add your image to the PSD file. You’ll need to have Photoshop to add your design to this mockup.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template: Behance

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD Template- Behance

    Behance is letting store owners download their free t-shirt mockup PSD template. You can easily select your color choice to customize your t-shirt easily. You’ll need Photoshop to add your art to this t-shirt mockup.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup: Design Bolts

    Free T-Shirt Mockup- Design Bolts

    If you’re looking for a superhero inspired t-shirt mockup, Design Bolts is allowing you to download their free t-shirt mockup and design for free. You can also pay $3 for a premium version of their mockup and design. Photoshop is required for this t-shirt mockup.

    Free Polo T-Shirt Mockup: Designer Tale

    Free Polo T-Shirt Mockup- Designer Tale

    Designer Tale allows store owners to download their polo t-shirt mockup for free. The PSD file comes with Smart Objects allowing to you easily modify colors, add your design and more. The mockup has a model wearing the polo creating a more realistic mockup.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup Template: Cotton Bureau

    Free T-Shirt Mockup Template - Cotton Bureau

    A marketplace for curated, crowdfunded t-shirts from great designers and illustrators. This t-shirt mockup is great because not only do they have beautiful high quality shirt templates, they also have a wide variety to choose from. You can easily find multicoloured t-shirt mockups in various sizes, including for children and women.

    T-Shirt Mockup Template: Tyunderscore

    T-Shirt Mockup Template- Tyunderscore

    The t-shirt mockup template from Tynderscore offers stunning quality with a variety of colors available. The photoshop template allows you to mockup your t-shirt design easily. You’ll receive a layered Adobe Photoshop CC file (saved with maximum compatibility). This includes editing the t-shirt colour (front and inside neck area). The file resolution is high with 2500 x 2500 pixels. Additionally, the tags can be edited and hidden, based on your own preferences.

    Zipup Hoodie Mockup: The Mock Shop 

    Zipup Hoodie Mockup- The Mock Shop

    This Zipup hoodie mockup includes both front and back views. It’s a great quality clothing mockup, with sharp details, realistic lighting and high quality textures. Another plus point is that it is easy to edit. The hard work is already done, so all you have to do is add your art and change the garment color in a few seconds. It’s extremely easy to use as all the layers are clearly labeled and organized for efficiency and ease of use. Every layer can be adjusted to your liking. Heather textures can be turned on or off with just one click. You can also use your own background image.

    T-Shirt Mockup Template: Infinity Color T-Shirt Mockup

    T-Shirt Mockup Template-Infinity Color T-Shirt Mockup

    Infinity Color T-Shirt Mockups have beautiful t-shirt templates that are available in multiple colors. You will find 8 magnificent shirt scenes, in which you can change the background color and also the color of the t-shirts. Also the tags are fully editable. The package is in high resolution and includes a displacement map for more realistic results.

    T-Shirt Mockup: Angela Acevedo’s Black t-shirt template

    T-Shirt Mockup- Angela Acevedo’s Black t-shirt template

    Grab this great 300 dpi JPEG file from a Deviant Artist. It’s great if you’re looking for a simple set of black t-shirts in different positions. Additionally, it is free of cost.

     Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD: Upstate Merch T-shirt template

    Free T-Shirt Mockup PSD- Upstate Merch T-shirt template

    Here you can directly download an easy-to-use PSD file for multiple t-shirts. All you have to do is add your printed t-shirt logo and you’re all set. This is a great way to visualise, for example, your next promotional t-shirt.

    Free T-Shirt Mockup Template: Antonio Padilla’s Photorealistic T-shirt templates

    Free T-Shirt Mockup Template-Antonio Padilla’s Photorealistic T-shirt templates

    This is a great option for designers who want to see their work on a realistic surface. It’s a PSD file, but you’d think your t-shirt was already printed. It’s free as well, so you can simply download and customize based on your preferences.

    Cardigan PSD: The Apparel Guy Cardigan PSD

    Cardigan PSD - The Apparel Guy Cardigan PSD

    If you’re looking for a cardigan template, the Apparel Guy has you covered. Most of the work is already done for you, so you simply need to drag and drop your designs, making it easy to use for those starting out. On top of that, it’s free to use. 

    Long Sleeved Tee PSD: The Apparel Guy

    Long Sleeved Tee PSD- The Apparel Guy

    If you’re looking for a long sleeved t-shirt mockup, check out the Apparel Guy. This long sleeved t-shirt mockup is free to use, and allows you to customize highlights, shadows, and colours to match your needs.

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