In General

Teespring allows you to crowdfund awesome custom apparel, with zero hassle, zero upfront costs and zero risk. To learn more, check out our "how it works" page or contact us at support@teespring.com.

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For Buyers

If the campaign from which you purchase has tipped you will be charged and your order will print and ship to you as soon as the campaign is over. If the campaign has not tipped yet you will not be charged until it reaches its tipping point. You may see a “pending charge,” but Teespring will not withdraw any money from your account until we know for sure that we will be sending you a product.

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Domestic orders will arrive between 7-14 days from the end of the campaign, international orders take 14-21 days.

If your order hasn't arrived inside the estimated delivery times, please contact our support team.

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We have three standard shipping rates: One for domestic shipments (inside the United States), one for Canada, and one for other international shipments.

Domestic (United States) shipping $3.85 + $.25 for each additional t-shirt. Your shirt will arrive within 7-14 days from the end of the campaign.

Domestic (Canada) $7.50 + $1 for each additional t-shirt. Your shirt will arrive within 14-21 days from the end of the campaign.

International shipping is $10.50 + $1 for each additional t-shirt. Your shirt will arrive within 14-21 days from the end of the campaign.

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You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its sales goal. We'll cancel the payment authorization within 24 hours of the end of the campaign.

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The "Verified Donation" badge on certain campaigns is our way to let you know that the seller has opted to donate all profits to a "qualified" non-profit (501c3) charity group or organization. Teespring has verified the charity and all profits are sent directly to that charity and not to the individual seller. The profit is calculated as the selling price minus the cost of the shirt. Cost of shirt varies based on garment quality, volume, style, and print colors.

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For Sellers

No, it's completely free to launch a campaign. Because the production and distribution of your product is paid for by your buyers, you'll never have to pay any upfront costs or take any risk.

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Nope! You can launch a campaign from anywhere, but international users need to be able to accept Paypal to receive payouts. If you have a unique circumstance and cannot accept paypal, please contact our support team.

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We recommend you upload your art as a vectorized .eps file, but you can also use .png, .jpg and .gif files. Our team of designers will review any uploaded art to ensure you get the best print quality!

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Sure! You can reach us through the contact us page or email us directly at design@teespring.com.

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Our most popular brands include American Apparel, Hanes, Canvas, Next Level and Spectra. We also have items available for special requests, such as organic, sweat wicking, Made-in-USA, and Union Made cuts.

We only work with suppliers who have strong fair labor and social responsibility policies

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You can run your campaign for 3-21 days. If your t-shirts are for an event, remember to have your campaign end 14 days before the event to leave time for your shirts to be printed and delivered!

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Teespring makes a flat fee per t-shirt you sell, which is included in the quoted base price you see while designing your item. We do not take a percentage of your profit margin.

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Profits can be withdrawn once your campaign has ended successfully and the shirts have been delivered.

If you're participating in a fundraiser for an organization, the profit will be paid directly to that organization.

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It's your responsibility to report your income from Teespring, but if you live in the United States and receive more than $600 in profits you will be required (by law) to fill out a 1099 form.

If you're participating in a fundraiser for an organization, they will handle the tax implications of your donation.

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If you don't reach your sales goal by the end of the campaign, the buyers will not be charged and the item will not be printed. You can try the campaign again (with a different price or sales goal) by relaunching your campaign (which you can do from your dashboard)

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No problem! You can keep selling t-shirts until you reach the deadline.

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Yes, you can save your progress at any point in the design process. You will need to create an account (through Teespring, Facebook, Google or Yahoo) in order to retrieve your saved progress later.

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We offer full customer support for all campaigns, including live chat, email and phone support. If you have any questions, please contact our support team.

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The "Verified Donation" badge on certain campaigns is our way to let buyers know that you have opted to donate all profits to a "qualified" non-profit (501c3) charity group or organization. You can set up a Verified Donation badge on your campaign by contacting us at support@Teespring.com and providing the name and contact information for your charity. We will reach out to the charity directly and confirm that all profits are sent directly to them. The "profit" is calculated as your "selling price" minus the cost of the shirt.

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property refers to the rights that protect things that you create. In a more formal way, it protects the creator (or whomever holds the rights) from the unauthorized use (such as copying) of his or her unique expression. A couple examples might include a book you wrote, or a piece of software you created. But it can also be a sketch you made, or the lyrics of a song you wrote.

In the context of Teespring, intellectual property typically refers to the original designs, graphics, or word marks used on a shirt or perhaps even in the title of a campaign. When you create a campaign on Teespring, you must use original material, or material that you’ve received explicit authorization to use from the holder of the rights. We respect intellectual property rights and want your campaign to avoid allegations of infringement, and to be ready for sales!

Often, allegations of infringement concern logos and images associated with professional sports teams, major brands, televisions shows, movies, and musical groups.

Of course, we’re not in the law business and cannot give you legal advice. Generally, the best option for protection depends on what you’re protecting. For example, unique processes or innovations are typically patented. At Teespring, copyright and trademarks are more relevant.

  • Copyright rights can prohibit others from using or distributing novel and unique expressions, such as drawings, paintings or poems, without your permission.
  • Trademark rights can prohibit other from using certain phrases, symbols, and designs that serve as source identifiers.

For example, teespring® is our federally registered trademark and is protected by the trademark laws of the United States.

In addition, our logo is a unique, fanciful expression of a “spring” and is therefore protected by copyright laws. But since our logo also serves to identify us and the goods and services we offer, it also serves as a trademark.

When you independently put a completely original design or word mark on a shirt on Teespring that doesn’t exist elsewhere and use it in commerce, copyright and/or trademark rights may arise from that use for that design or mark.

Copyright or trademark rights, once established, may prohibit others from duplicating your work in its exact, substantially similar (copyright) or confusingly similar (trademark) form and selling it as their own, or reproducing it for commercial use in another medium.

That’s totally fine! You should have written documentation from the intellectual property owner prior to launching your campaign. Teespring may also request that you provide us that documentation at support@teespring.com prior to launching or continuing your campaign.


Design & Use

It depends! We are all inspired by things that we have seen. As stated above, you can acquire written authorization from the designer to use his or her design in one of your campaigns. Or, you can create a new design, but it must include sufficient alteration as to not be substantially similar to the original design.

Duplicating others designs and using them as your own may result in an allegation of infringement, the cancellation of your campaign and potential suspension of your account.

No. It belongs to us. But the good news is that we make the artwork contained in our libraries available to you; provided, however, that its use is limited to the merchandise that are purchased from us through a campaign.

If one of our designers helps you construct an entirely new design, then Teespring will not claim any rights to it. Hooray! We do not endorse, however, whether or not the resulting design is free from an allegation of infringement asserted by a third party.

However, if one of our in-house designers creates artwork for you using the content in our library, then Teespring owns that design. For example, if we create a design for you using a “thumbs up” image that can be found in the library of images in our designer tool, an image derived from the “thumbs up” design remains ours.

It’s important to note that a similar design is not the same as a duplicate design. Let’s say you create a design with a football player throwing a ball, and someone else uses the same image but changes the color of the jersey, and the position of all the player’s limbs. The new image may be different enough to no longer be protected by the copyright of the original image.


Complaints

If you believe someone is using your design as your own, and have sufficient evidence to show that it infringes upon your intellectual property rights, please follow the instructions set forth in the Terms of Service. Please understand that Teespring is not in a position to adjudicate disputes. If you believe a campaign contains content that is not authorized, upon receipt of the information enumerated above, we will provide our customer with your correspondence and direct the customer to contact you within seven (7) days to resolve this dispute. If the customer does not contact you or if the issue is not resolved to your satisfaction, please let us know. In cases of an alleged infringement, in our sole discretion, we may take down the campaign and refund all buyers, provided that you provide the information requested in the section entitled, Complaint Policy.

It depends the nature of the request. If we receive a request with sufficient evidence of intellectual property ownership coupled with a colorable claim of infringement that includes the information required under our Complaint Policy, we’ll request that you resolve the matter with the complaining party. If you don’t, or a resolution is not achieved, we reserve the right to terminate the infringing campaign and notify the campaign creator.

Users who are the targets of multiple allegations of infringement made against them run the risk of getting banned from the site. As long as you stick to original designs, you’ll likely avoid copyright or intellectual property issues.

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Check out copyright.gov for additional answers or clarification, or email support@teespring.com.