How to Set Up an Online Store for Your School in 10 Easy Steps
When it comes to spirit wear, setting up an online store is the easiest way to handle orders and raise funds for your school.
In this blog, you’ll learn more about:
- Choosing Your Apparel Items
- Ways to Get Your Community Involved
- How Booster Can Help with Your Spirit Wear Store
Instead of wasting hundreds of hours tallying sizes, ordering in bulk, and handling cash payments, our team at Booster Spirit Wear does basically everything for you—we’ll build your store for you, upload your designs, process your orders, ship your items straight to your school, and send you a check with your profits. It’s that easy!
So how does the whole process work? Let’s break it down.
Step 1: Contact your Booster Spirit Wear Consultant
The first step is to reach out to your Booster Spirit Wear Consultant and let him or her know that you’re interested in setting up an online store for your school. Your fast and friendly consultant will be guiding you through the entire process with care, expertise, and speed, answering any questions you may have along the way.
Step 2: Review Pricing Guide and Choose Your Tier
Next, using our School Store Pricing Guide, you’ll select one of three tiers for your school’s online spirit wear store. Each tier offers a different number of apparel items and colors to feature in your store. (Note: While there’s no upfront cost to the store, each tier has a different service fee that’s built into the price of each spirit wear item.)
Tier 1: Your store features three apparel items, two item colors, and two apparel designs. Here’s an example of a Tier 1 Spirit Wear Store.
Tier 2: Your store features six apparel items, two item colors, two apparel designs, and one ink color change. Here’s an example of a Tier 2 Spirit Wear Store.
Tier 3: Your store features six apparel items, three products (water bottle, sunglasses, and drawstring bag), three apparel designs, two product designs, and one ink color change. Here’s an example of a Tier 3 Spirit Wear Store.
Step 3: Choose Your Apparel Items
Once you’ve selected your tier, now it’s time to choose which spirt wear items you want to feature in your online store. From t-shirts to sweatpants, hoodies to long-sleeve shirts, we offer a wide range of apparel items. But just in case you need some ideas, our Pricing Guide offers some suggestions.
Step 4: Choose Your Colors for Each Apparel Item
Next, after you’ve selected your apparel items, now you can choose which colors you want to offer. For Tiers 1 and 2, you get to choose two color options for each item. For Tier 3, you get to pick three color options!
Step 5: Upload, Create, or Commission Your Spirit Wear Design
After you’ve chosen your apparel items and colors, now it’s time to add your design! If you already have a school or event logo, you can easily upload it.
Don’t have a design? No problem! You can create your own using our super-easy Design Studio, or you can commission our team of graphic designers to create one for you.
Step 6: Determine Your Apparel Pricing
Once you’ve figured out your design, now you get to set the price of each apparel item on your online store. Together with the help of your Spirit Wear Consultant, we’ll help you determine the best price for each item so you can reach your fundraising goal.
Step 7: Decide How Long Your Online Store Will Be Open
Once you’ve figured out your pricing, next you need to decide how long your online store will be open. Based off our experience, we recommend keeping it open for at least two weeks. (We also recommend ordering extra spirit wear items in case people forget or need to swap out sizes.)
Step 8: Relax While We Build Your Online Spirit Wear Store for You!
This is the best part—just sit back and relax while our team builds your online store for you! We’ll customize your store with your school’s logo, colors, apparel, and pricing. Wondering how long this step takes? Answer: Lightning fast. Once you’ve completed steps 1-7, we can create and launch your store within 48 hours! That’s what we call “getting shirt done.”
Step 9: Share Your Spirit Wear Store with Your School Community
Once you’ve given your final approval on your newly created spirit wear store, now it’s time to share it with your community and watch the dollars roll in! We’ll give you a custom link you can easily email to your school’s parents and teachers. Plus, through your admin dashboard, you’ll be able to track orders in real time.
And remember, the more you sell, the more you make! Speaking of profits, here’s another perk: through your online school store, parents can pay for their spirit wear orders online—so do you don’t have to deal with handling payment.
Step 10: Receive Your Spirit Wear Orders and Profits!
After your store “closes,” our team will download a full spreadsheet of all the spirit wear orders. (At this point, we recommend adding in a few extras to your order in case people need to swap out sizes.) Next, our amazing production team prints your spirit wear and ships it straight to your school. We guarantee your spirit wear items will arrive within 10 business days of your store closing.
After your order has been invoiced and shipped, we’ll send you a check with all your profits! The check should arrive within 1-2 weeks after your spirit wear items.
Get Started with Your Online Spirit Wear Store Today
With the help of your Spirit Wear Consultant, setting up an online spirit wear for your school is insanely easy. No more ordering in bulk, hoping you get the numbers right. No more handling payments from parents. No more wasting hours trying to gather sizes. Getting Booster Spirit Wear to set up your own online store is simply one of the easiest ways to handle spirit wear and raise funds for your school at the same time.
So what are you waiting for? Reach out to your Spirit Wear Consultant and get started today!