Hot Summer Tips!

August is here and we’re still in a summer state of mind. Lately we’ve been all about anything bright, bold or beachy.

While we aren’t quite ready to admit it, Back To School prep is in full swing and customers are shopping for classroom and campus essentials. Décor and accessories such as laptop sleeves, backpacks, notebooks, comforters and tapestries are at the top of their lists. As you think about which products to enable and promote keep in mind that we’ll be running Back To School promotions on these types of items for the next few weeks.

Design Recommendations for Summer Trends & Sales

Halfway through the year is the perfect time to take a good look at some of the most popular designs and trending themes. We caught up with world traveler and creative design star Cafelab for our Trends With Benefits feature: How To Capitalize On Popular Styles. Cafelab digs in and shares the goods on how she implements trends into her work and then merchandises that into products for her S6 store.

Trends With Benefits: How to Capitalize on Popular Styles

Check out a few standouts in our summer trend spotting, along with some new trends that are helping to shape the merch market.

Suggested themes:

  • Hand Drawn Letters & Phrases
  • Nature Photography
  • Floral Prints
  • Geometric Designs
  • Pastels
  • (read the Trend Report for SO much more!)

Helpful Hint: Remember to use relevant titles, tags and descriptions. Check out this article on How to Get Found in Search to make sure you’re maximizing your opportunity to be discovered by customers and our own curation team.

Product Recommendations for August

Here’s what shoppers are looking for at the start of summer:

    • Vivid color stories, tropical inspirations and abstract design elements help to bring life to every area in planning out products for Home Decor
    • Gear for summer outings and trips: Beach Towels, Tote Bags, Backpacks, Duffle Bags, and Carry-All Pouches
    • Planning for Back To School season (it’s right around the corner) with designs for the essentials: T-shirts, Hoodies, Notebooks, Bath Towels, Carry-All Pouches, Backpacks, Travel Mugs and of course Phone Cases!
    • Art Prints and Tapestries are  always a top seller, no matter what season

Latest Products: Wall Hangings, Cutting Boards, Coasters, Serving Trays and Can Coolers are here!

We’re SO stoked to add these new products to your shops – just in time for everyone who’s throwing Pinterest-worthy backyard bashes. None of these products will be seeded from existing assets, so if you’d like them to be available in your shop, you’ll have to work some Artist Studio magic!

Here’s what you need to know:

More Ways to Love Your Walls: Introducing Wall Hangings

Coasters, serving trays, cutting boards

Don’t let your drink get warm this summer, we’ve got Can Coolers + Revamped Travel Mugs!

Artist Tips for Creative Success & Inspo

6 Artists Illustrate the Best Advice They Were Ever Given

Photographers: Here’s How to Capture Memorable Moments and Merchandise your Shop

Ask Angella: What Should I Do When Someone Rips Off My Artwork?

Wanna chat with other S6 Artists? Join our Official Facebook Group: The Society6 Artist Hub
We post weekly education, art and product tutorials, #WIP challenges, artist features, new product announcements, site updates, our promotional schedule and more. Please join us!

Requirements for Approval: You must have at least (1) five unique designs available for sale and (2) answer all three required questions before you’ll be considered for approval. We add new members every Monday and Tuesday. Make sure you check out our Community Guidelines on arrival. They’re in the Photos section of the group.

This is not a self-promotion group. Any self-promoters will be removed immediately. This is how we protect your ability to access the most important Society6-related info!

Join the Society6 Artist Hub here >

Bookmark the Society6 Promotional Schedule

This is a Google Doc with all the promotional information and downloadable overlay assets you need regarding active and upcoming promotions. We’ll keep this up to date so you can bookmark and use accordingly through the holidays and beyond.

Access and bookmark the document here.


Nathan Spoor

Head of Curation // Society6