That special day is here – a birthday, an anniversary or a congratulatory occasion – and your customer is looking for a gift. They are a great customer who has bought your custom t-shirts in the past, but now they’re looking for something different. Do you have another option to offer them?
There are loads of options for items that can be created, from stickers to tumblers, stationery and more. We narrowed it down to our top five products you can sell in your business. (But do check out the Make to Sell area of our blog for more inspiration!)
One thing to consider when curating a collection of items to sell is consistency. With Cricut products you can offer a range of items in matching colours and themes and encourage customers to purchase an extra item to have the matching set.
In our five examples listed here, we used the same print, and just one sheet of Infusible Ink was used! By using up the space on the sheet, we cut down on the cost of goods, which allows you to gain more profit when you sell the items. (not heard of Infusible Ink yet? Check out this introductory blog post.)
Bundle sets can also help customers check off a box on their to-do list. Whether you are using vinyl, Infusible Ink, or iron-on, remember to always think about how to solve your customers’ problems regarding gift giving.
As a creator and business owner, do not limit yourself to just one product. The more you perfect and showcase other talents that you have, the more you create a lasting customer.
For example, you have a blank mug, a design you have created in Design Space, and a way to heat and apply pressure to the product. Using vital Cricut products, such as the heat-resistant tape, you make sure the design is accurately lined up, apply heat with pressure, and Voila! You end up with a beautifully unique gift for that special person.
Here we applied earthy prints to a mug and coaster set. This gift is ready to be boxed up and delivered to your favourite plant mum or leaf lover. Ceramic items require more time and pressure to make sure the ink is absorbed. Use your Cricut Mug Press™ for a quick result, while using your Cricut EasyPress™ 3 to find the ideal temp to solidify your project. Both mugs and coasters can be found at your favourite Cricut suppliers, and are ready to use out of the package.
Have an inspirational phrase that you could put on a bag? What about personalising an item with the owner’s name to make a lasting gift? These bottle bags are a quick and easy gift that you can make in large quantities in a short amount of time. The bags come ready to be pressed, there is minimal prep work, and a short production phase. Cut or print out your favourite design, set your press, and go. The possibilities are endless, and the end result for the product is professional as well as long lasting. A small piece of Infusible Ink goes a long way on these bags. Throw a water bottle, or your favourite adult beverage inside, and you are sure to make an impression at the next event. Pair this item with a matching mug, or bundle set for a special occasion, and you have a quick money maker.
Matching accessories and apparel are a staple for wedding parties, girls trips, sports teams and more. You can personalise each one with a name, print, or full design. When creating items outside of your norm, do not be afraid to try out previous designs that you used on shirts, and apply them to the bags. Check out Cricut Design Space for templates for sizing and ideas for projects.
These cosmetic bags come in a variety of sizes for versatility. One set could possibly be for three different customers, hence allowing yourself increased profit. The cosmetic bags are another item that can be done with the Cricut EasyPress range of products, or the new Cricut Autopress. These bags work for any time of the year and allow you to explore your creative side when designing the final look. In this picture, we took a small strip of the Infusible Ink and decided to only design the bottom half of the bag. We could sell these bags as is, or allow for extra personalisation.
Blankets and baby items
Baby items will forever be in style. Parents keep personalised baby items for a long time because of the sentimental value they hold. If the item is meant to last years on end, you want a material that will withstand washes, accidents, and the constant flow of life. Infusible Ink is permanent and comes in a large variety of designs and colours that will make matching your design to the theme much easier.
Receiving blankets, bibs, or burp cloths can instantly be elevated when they are customised with the baby theme, name, or birth stats. Take the gift to the next level by matching the blanket to a onesie, or shirts for family picture day. Providing a full service that fits the family’s needs helps make the occasion more special for your customer, and puts you in more demand, making you a one-stop shop.
Want to see more tips?
Head to the ‘Make to sell’ section on the blog for more business ideas.