SUMMER’S LAST GLANCE
As we wave goodbye to summer, we’re looking forward to cooler temperatures and a fresh new season. This fall we’re all about nostalgic patterns, graphic plaid and prints that inspire adventure.
Customers are thinking about checking the last few things off their back-to-school lists, think phone cases and laptop sleeves, and are considering cozy accessories like pillows and throw blankets. Keep this in mind as you upload new designs and enable new products!
DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS for Current Trends & Sales
This month we caught up with graphic designer and illustrator Barlena for our Trends With Benefits feature: How To Capitalize On Popular Styles. She shares her tips for trend spotting, six trends she is currently loving and how to make trends work with your unique style.
Check out a few standouts in our fall trend spotting, along with some new trends that are helping to shape the merch market.
- Personal Touch: Hand Drawn Letters & Phrases
- Holiday Colors and Themes (gearing up for holiday shoppers)
- Decor Designs for Bedding, Blankets, Pillows
- Outdoors / Nature / Mountains
- Fall Colors – come on you saw that coming right?
- (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 September
Here’s what shoppers are looking for with fall right around the corner:
- Home Decor is trending. Think warm colors, retro graphic prints and bold repeating patterns.
- Accessories for a cozy home refresh: Pillows, Rugs, Shower Curtains and Duvet Covers.
- School is back in session and customers are stocking up on the essentials: T-shirts, Phone Cases, Pouches, and Laptop Sleeves.
- Art Prints and Tapestries are always a top seller, no matter what season.
NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT: Furniture!
We are stoked to introduce our ALL-NEW line of furniture featuring SIX stylish options: credenzas, coffee tables, side tables, benches, bar stools and counter stools.
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! We can’t wait to see your designs on these new products.
Here’s what you need to know:
We’re Launching Furniture!
HEADS UP ARTISTS! Review Your Travel Mug Designs
As you know, we launched new travel mugs back in June. They’ve been a hit and we’re excited about the way the new style shows off your awesome designs.
When we launched the new style, we had hoped that we could seamlessly apply your previous designs, however, the new mug has a bleed area that the original mug did not. Because of this, some designs are being cropped.
ARTIST TIPS for Creative Success & Inspo
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THE SOCIETY6 ARTIST HUB: Wanna chat with other S6 Artists?
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We post weekly educational material, 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 (1) at least 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!
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.