Summer is in Full Swing!

Summer is heating up and it’s time for bright and colorful art — we’re already starting to see a flood of strong designs being uploaded. Customers are thinking about decorating for sunny weather, beach days and vacays so keep all that in mind when uploading new designs and deciding which products to enable or promote.

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 Cat Coquillette for our Trends With Benefits feature: How To Capitalize On Popular Styles. Cat 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:

  • Mediterranean Vibes
  • Exotic Animals
  • Black & White Graphics
  • Eastern Influences
  • Florals
  • (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 July

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

    • Bright, colorful home decor for bedrooms and common areas
    • Gear for summer outings and trips: beach towels, tote bags, backpacks, duffle bags, and carry-all pouches
    • Accessories for hosting outdoor parties: coasters, serving trays, and cutting boards
    • Art prints are always a top seller, no matter what season

 

New Products: Coasters, Serving Trays, Cutting Boards, Wall Hangings 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 available in your shop, you’ll have to work some Artist Studio magic!

Here’s what you need to know: Coasters, serving trays, cutting boards

More Ways to Love Your Walls: Introducing Wall Hangings

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

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Join our Official Facebook Group: The Society6 Artist Hub

We post weekly business education, art and product tutorials, #WIP challenges, artist features, new product announcements, site updates, 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/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 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 + Community // Society6

s6.co/nathanspoor

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