Fall is right around the corner which means that it’s time for Back to School shopping! In this blog post, we walk through our top product picks of the season to help you prep and promote your Society6 shop.
Our BTS season runs from July through early September. As you share and promote your work, be sure to spread the word about these ten items. If you’re looking for some more inspo, check out this year’s Back to School Creative Brief.
1. iPhone Case
iPhone cases are always a hit and a popular first purchase for new Society6 customers. They’re an approachable entry point for budding art lovers and the Back to School season is the perfect time to switch out an old case for a new one.
2. Laptop Sleeve
Our laptop sleeves are a Back to School staple and a way for your customers to combine function with style. They’re lightly padded, lined with microfiber to prevent any scratching and have a sturdy zipper that will withstand everyday use.
Nothing says “Back to School” like a backpack! This product is a must-have as we head in to fall – they’re a great way for your customers to show of their style at the start of the school year.
4. Desk Mat
‘Tis the season for an office refresh! Our desk mats are one of our newer products and are a simple way to add some flair to any working space. Be sure to include this pick in any Back to School themed collections that you create and share.
5. Water Bottle
Our water bottles are great for on the go, whether you’re taking it to class or school drop off. They keep drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12 and are available in three sizes with three different lid options.
Our notebooks are an easy way for customers to showcase your art as they head to class or meetings. They’re a seasonal must-have!
Wall art is the bread and butter of Society6 and our most popular category. Posters are a convenient way for your customers to decorate a new dorm room, apartment or just give their space a new look.
Rugs are an attention grabber and serve as a perfect canvas for your artwork. They’re available in four sizes so your customers can find something that makes a big impact, regardless of the size of the space they’re looking to transform. If you create a Back to School collection, consider including other Home Decor items that compliment your rugs.
9. Comforter & Duvet Covers
Bedding is one of Society6’s core categories and will be included in promotions and marketing throughout the BTS season. Our comforters and duvets are available in five sizes (twin, twin XL, full, queen, king) and two fabrics (microfiber and cotton). Plus, they allow for plenty of space to show off your creations!
10. Throw Pillows & Throw Blankets
Throw pillows and throw blankets are great picks for any customer looking for a quick and easy way to refresh their space as the new season rolls in. Consider uploading and promoting designs that compliment each other so they can be purchased together.
Pro Tips from the Artist Community Team
Use our new design-first tools to share. ICYMI, we’ve added new design-first features (like the design details page and artist shop design tab) that make it easier to share your artwork and showcase all of the products available for each design. As you promote during the BTS season, consider linking to the design tab in your shop or share the design details page of newly uploaded or seasonally relevant artwork. Learn more about the features here.
Utilize our share buttons. We’ve added new sharing buttons to make it easier to spread the word straight to social. Use the sharing buttons to share public collections, design detail pages or enabled designs from your Artist Studio.