24 July 2007 ~ 5 Comments

Shirt.Woot: Daily Tees With a Techie Twist

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If you’ve been on the internet for any amount of time, then you know Woot. They’ve gained fame as the cheapest place to get good technology products, but you have to be pretty quick on the draw- one product goes on sale each night at midnight, and if they sell out, you’re out of luck.

It’s been a very successful business strategy, and Woot has recently adapted it to a new medium- t-shirts. It’s true that others have pursued a similar business plan in this market (Uneetee and Shirt A Day), but Woot brings something to the table that the others have so far lacked: a huge, loyal audience. Last night, the site ran it’s first regularly scheduled shirt, Sore Thumbs, and it sold its full print run of 500 shirts in less than an hour, an amount that other sites take weeks and even months to sell. I expect that the site will only grow from there, especially since shirts are sold for the almost unbelievable price of $10 (and yes, that includes shipping).

Needless to say, an operation of this scope is in need of a constant influx of new shirts. Shirt.Woot is currently looking for experienced designers to purchase shirt designs from. They pay out a flat fee for the first night of sales, and for each shirt sale after that point you’ll receive money per shirt sold. Yes, you heard that right- shirts can be sold even after the initial run of 500 sells out (I’ll provide more information on this later in the week). They are also flexible with designers who would like to sell their shirt design on their own at a later date, which is a huge plus.

Non-professional designers aren’t left out in the cold, either- a Derby will be held each Friday, and each week one designer will have their work printed and sold on the site. I’ll have more information on that as it becomes available.

And, in the interest of full disclosure: Yep, I designed Sore Thumbs. If you have any questions or concerns about working with Shirt.Woot, I’d be happy to address them.

5 Responses to “Shirt.Woot: Daily Tees With a Techie Twist”

  1. Colin 24 July 2007 at 9:35 pm Permalink

    I love woot, and shirt.woot has now made it’s way into my feedburner.

    PS. Congrats on designing the first shirt.woot tshirt.

  2. David Thiel 24 July 2007 at 10:13 pm Permalink

    It seems I’ve already been able to buy a shirt “after the fact” using your “friend” link above. I paid a bit more for it, but it appear to take my order without any problem.

    This looks like a great model for woot and for designers.

  3. MJ 25 July 2007 at 1:40 am Permalink

    Yeah, one of the Shirt.Woot special features is that designs can be purchased after the fact through a friends code. I’m not sure how long it will be active for (I’ve heard it might be as short as a week, but depends on sales).

    I’m glad people are liking my shirt, I had a ton of fun making it!

  4. Byron 25 July 2007 at 4:48 pm Permalink

    Is there anyway you could list all of the controllers on the shirt, there are a couple I don’t recognize

  5. Aspect 25 July 2007 at 5:53 pm Permalink

    haha. great design. the sad thing is that i can actually list all of those controllers.

    hey, i’m gonna link back to you on my blog because i am liking this. go ahead and take a gander at mine if you have a spear minute.


    thanks alot!

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