I'm looking for a better way to sell Richardson Hats on Shopify. It's a popular brand and several companies offer custom embroidery and patch creation for their hats. They are very high quality and made in the USA and so they sell like hotcakes. I'd like to find a more automated way to sell the hats vs have to create a custom order each time. This is a long shot but i am curious if anyone else has found an app that will customize and dropship Richardson hats? Richardson is what you find in some of the big box places and NineLine etc. Really good stuff . hint hint to Shopify to add a printer for these.
Nick here from Shopify. Good question!
Do you mean to be able to sell Richardson hats in a similar way and model the way Printful would for example in a print on demand (POD) style? This is where the app (Printful) would essentially handle the inventory, production, and shipping aspect of the product but do it for the Richardson brand of hats? If that's what you're referring to, then that would be great and something to reach out to Printful and other POD apps about.
I looked into Richardson hats also. It seems like you can design and buy your own hats, but the main difference between them and a POD app is that Richardson hats wouldn't ship them for you. Fro now though, it seems like you'd need to purchase the hats and designs from Richardsons, have them sent to you and then for you to sell them.
If you could get back to me in a reply here and confirm that's what you're thinking it would be appreciated.
All the best, Nick
In this instance, your best bet would be to reach out to the app developers themselves and ask them about it as they are independent of Shopify. You can see the contact details for each of the apps below:
You can see the full list of print on demand apps in the Shopify app store here if you wanted to look into others to reach out to also.
Printful only offers embroidery and they are out of stock on the most popular gray and black hat. I would also to like to find a Richardson hat POD that does patches and fake leather patches for my logos. Perhaps get Branded Bills to team up with you Shopify?