selling t-shirts help

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Hi everyone. 

So my 5 year old niece wanted to sell t-shirts online and during the pandemic and extra time at home, I thought... why not?

So I have made a store and put some images on the t-shirts and have them for sale but adding more designs or colours is a time consuming pain. How do you sell one design on multiple colours?
I use photoshop but saving all the images, uploading etc is a faff....

My new way of thinking is to show the design and then the customer chooses a drop down for the colour and drop down for the size. 
I can then duplicate the product, change the design image and the title and push save. So much faster?

Any help is urgently required

There will be kids t-shirts, kids hoodies and baby grows.

The website is and all descisions on the name and what designs to create and print are made by my niece.

Thanks in advance

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Hey, @eforella72000 

First of all, congratulations on starting an online business! I think it's great that your niece and yourself are working on this together. It will be a fun and positive learning experience! As far as your business structure goes, are you using a print-on-demand service to print these designs out? If so, do you have their app installed in your Shopify store?

The reason I ask is that most print-on-demand services have a streamlined design tool built-in. Generally, you upload your design for a specific product (let's say you choose a thermos mug), then you select the color options that they offer (let's say a thermos mug that comes in black, white, and red), and publish it to your store. You shouldn't have to upload a design for the black mug, then the white mug, etc. 

If there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know.


Dirk | Social Care @ Shopify 
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Thanks @Dirk for your reply.

So I have had my designs printed on transfer paper so all I do 'if' I get a new order for say a pink tshirt with design C, I just heat press it on... then I don't have to carry stock etc... I have done test samples which can be seen on the 2nd slider image on the home page modelled by the creator.

Not sure if I can use a tool to create them if not dropshipping...

Thanks again