March 2015.

It is a freeing thought to be able to be in complete charge of what you wear. Create a unique and personal T-shirt that is relevant to you and your clique, your University batch or your favourite social media page. MyDreamStore – India’s first crowd-funded merchandising store – gives you the opportunity to wear your own tagline, your own joke or your design on your T-shirt. Try your hand at creating your own T-shirt.

To visit our design studio, go to https://mydreamstore.in/design-tool or click on the ‘Start a Campaign’ button at www.mydreamstore.in, it will take you to the design studio.

There are two ways to submit a t-shirt design in www.mydreamstore.in .

An awesome webpage requires a truly creative mind. One of the best methods of starting out on the design of a new webpage is the mind mapping process. For the creation of the CLASH OF TITANS Contest page too, we first needed to prepare a design in our mind. Once we were sure of what we were going to create, only then did we start implementing it.

The brief we got for the CLASH OF TITANS webpage was to create something modern and young in feel while being retro in look. We kept this important input in mind while creating drafts. We also knew that our website should be user-friendly, attractive and have a ‘stickiness’ factor attached to it.

Once a campaign has reached its goals, it is deemed successful. We will then start shipping the T-shirts and releasing the payments to our campaigners. You can choose various methods of Pay Out. Please remember, Pay Outs will be processed within 15 days after the completion of the campaign.

At MyDreamStore, a Payout can happen in three ways. You can select the option that is more convenient to you.

Get a Pay Out via

  1. Cheque
  2. Online Transfer
  3. Paypal

For each method, you will have to put in various account and other information like PAN number, etc. Please write in to us at info@mydreamstore.in if you have any queries regarding Pay Outs.

What are you waiting for? Our No loss, only profit model, makes it a great place to experiment! Happy Campaigning!

Congratulations! Your campaign is now live. At this step all you have to do is promote the campaign as best as you can so you can sell as many T-shirts as possible so as to make as much profit as well as to qualify for the grand prize of Rs. 1 lac for the CLASH OF TITANS Contest (April 4th – 26th)

Below, we have listed the easiest and quickest ways to do so. Please take a quick look and start promoting!

Tips for Basic promotion:

  1. First send out an email:

That’s right. Sending out an email to your friends and contacts telling them of your new venture and guiding them to the website link is probably the easiest way to start on the promotion of your T-Shirt. Write a thoughtful and Catchy email along with the link that is selling your T-Shirt and send out to a large number of your friends.

  1. Post and Share on Facebook:

Once your campaign is created, share the URL on your Timeline as well as give the link to close friends and ask them to share on their Timelines. This way the traffic to our Selling Page will increase exponentially and your T-shirt will reach more and more like-minded people and the chances of you selling it increases.

  1. Tweet out loud:

On Twitter, first build your brand. Be interesting. Stay relevant. Interact with your followers. And soon you will be able to reach out to a wider audience. Twitter users are always up for new information, products and services. If your profile interests your followers, you will be able to persuade them to visit the Selling page and even buy your T-shirt.

  1. Pin it:

What’s unique about Pinterest compared to most social media websites is that it reduces the number of steps from discovery to conversion. This means that visitors from Pinterest checking out your T-shirt will convert to sales faster than from other social media sources. In fact, early research indicates that Pinterest is more effective at steering traffic back to a website compared to other social media sites, even Facebook. What are you waiting for? Get onto Pinterest and start exploring it.

You’ve tried all this and are ready for the next step of Promotion? Watch this space for Part II.

T-shirt design is a popular outlet of creativity. If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or a slogan writer, designing your own T-shirt is quite a cool idea. It can be a good channel to express your creativity. A sold-out t-shirt campaign at MyDreamStore.in can even rake in good money for you.

  1. Explore your concept and think it out:

Do a full brainstorming process, create a few variations and then sleep on it.  Even if you figure out early on what you want to do, explore other options just in case. You can get some inspiration from some awesome boards that are on www.pinterest.com.

  1. Stay ahead of the game:

It is alright to be inspired by what the latest trends are but it’s not a good strategy to blindly copy them. There is a possibility that by the time your t-shirt is printed, the topical trend will be out-of-date, and you will not be able to sell your merchandise. Your creation should ideally be a timeless masterpiece.

  1. Visualise the t- shirt:

Imagine the t-shirt design you just created in 3-D. Try and get a feel for how it will look on a person wearing a t-shirt. Print the design out and place it on an actual tee to get an idea. Don’t forget to create your artwork at actual size.

  1. Find your Forte for every design:

Your great drawing ability and attention to detail on a well executed masterpiece is awesome, but then so are the simpler, more classic designs which quickly get the message across. You will have to find what your forte is. www.canva.com is an easy to use tool to make some awesome designs.

  1. Who is going to buy your T-shirt:

This is an important one. Who is your audience? Who is your customer? Are they men or women, young or old? Like a good marketer, remember, at the end of the day you’re designing a product that you want people to wear. Know your target group’s likes and dislikes, who they are, what they like and go from there.

  1. Mind your humour:

If you’re going for a humorous design you don’t want it coming across as a cheap and low-cost joke shirt. Remember, even the most successful loud and in your face designs have subtle humour.

  1. Find a great Platform to sell your T-shirt:

Your design is great! But remember, your t-shirt will only be as good as your printer. Visit www.mydreamstore.in, India’s first crowd-funded platform for Customised merchandising!

You create an iconic design and let us shoulder the burden of the logistics involved. We enable you to turn your concept into an actual T-shirt with 0 upfront costs and 0 headaches!

Are you ready with your design? Click, https://mydreamstore.in/design-tool and start your campaign with us NOW!

MyDreamStore is India’s first platform for crowd funded merchandise. You can start selling your merchandise and make profits without the inconvenience of investment, production, shipping, inventory management or customer support.

You can campaign for your Hobby clubs, Fan Groups, Music Bands, Social Media Pages, NGOs, College Fests, & Student groups and all through the creation and sale of T-shirts. You have to find a niche market and cater to your audience and their taste.

From the time we launched we have been getting repeat campaigns from the following groups.

Budding Entrepreneurs

Our no investment, no risk model is suited for a unique kind of start-up. Budding marketers can make use of our platform to gather a large market and sell T-shirts through us. There is no hassle as we take care of the entire logistics.

Designers

Fancy yourself a good designer but don’t know how to set up a store? MyDreamStore is the perfect platform to help you to make that happen. Make your T-shirt in our design Studio and get going!

Music Bands

Merchandise and other collectibles get fans more enthusiastic about music bands. Sell cool, quirky t-shirts to your fans right away without worrying about costs, dead stock, shipping or returns. We can scale up to any size, so don’t worry, just set a goal!

Fundraising/NGO activities

If you are looking to build awareness about your cause at the same time raise funds for your organisation – Start a campaign with us! Believers in your cause can purchase the t-shirt and we will deliver all across the country. You don’t have to worry about costs or stock. Leave all that to us!

Online Communities

Owners of popular online communities can monetise on their fame and brand by adopting our model. Create a cool T-shirt and make the most of it by making your blog/group/Facebook Community. Bring together the like-minded followers and make this enterprise a recognisable brand in its own right

Schools and Colleges

Wearing your pride on your T-shirt is the norm. Now you can create unforgettable iconic T-shirts for your Class, School or College. Promote it within your classmates without worrying about sizing or payments.

All this and many many more! Use your imagination and just create that iconic T-shirt and promote it as much as possible and more and enjoy a cult following!

This week we took a big step in our journey. We listened to what you, our customers and campaigners had to say, and took every word into consideration. We have revamped the mydreamstore.in website to be able to give you a better experience.

  • Our new website has a much cleaner look having adopted a minimalist design. This makes it aesthetically more pleasing. The white space in the website is a perfect background to showcase our colourfully designed T-shirts. Visitors will be able to discern the designs better in a cleaner space.
Great way to showcase our T-shirts
Great way to showcase our T-shirts
  • We have kept the user’s comfort in mind by making the content as easy to read as possible. Black text on a white background is the easiest to read and that is how we have kept it. The only splash of colour is an eye-pleasing blue to denote energy and easy-viewing.
  •  The buttons, tool tips and place in cart buttons have animation which actually increases interactivity. The one feature that attracts more customers is the concept of interaction with people. Interactivity draws people as the overall environment makes a customer feel more comfortable.
Good Animation
Good Animation
Cool blue
Cool blue
  • We have over-hauled our design studio and campaign creation pages too. From a 5-step process, we have reduced it to just navigation between 2 pages. This is going to make the creation of campaigns much easier. The Design studio features are placed in an intuitive flow so as to make back and forth between the 2 pages easier.
New Design Studio
New Design Studio
Just a 2-step process now!
Just a 2-step process now!
  • We have included well-structured pages as well as clear navigation tabs that will lead visitors to relevant sections of our website. We have organized the information on our website in a simple and structured way. That way, when you visit our website, it will be easier to navigate through the information to that which is most relevant to you.
  • Lastly, original website content is a very vital element in increasing and retaining viewership. Our content is displayed in a simple and clear manner using clear and error-free language that persuades our visitors to continue reading.

We have been getting a lot of feedback regarding our new look and till now the reaction has been really positive and encouraging!

Visitors love it!
Visitors love it!

We will be adding more and more features as we go along. So watch out for them and come visit our revamp website to create or buy a T-shirt.

First you have to create a mydreamstore ID. Once you have done that, you will be able to log in and create an original T-shirt campaign. Create a T-Shirt design using our Studio Tools or upload your own unique artwork. Then follow the steps-by-step process to finish the campaign creation process.

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Once the campaign is live, you will have to market the T-shirt well. Remember, the more you promote, the better are the chances that your one-of-a-kind T-Shirt will sell like hotcakes!

We will take care of the manufacturing, delivering, as well as customer support while you make money!

 Ready to start?

Take a quick look at How it Works!

Experiment in our design studio – Play with our tools and design your Dream T-shirt!

  1. Set a goal – Confident 10 T-shirts will sell? Set that as a goal
  2. Selling Price – Select the optimum amount as the selling price. Balance between Feasibility and profit.
  3. Time Range – Need 7 days to promote your Campaign? Cool!
  4. Promote your Product – Share the page selling the t-shirt with your friends and follower network. Remember! More you promote – More you sell!
  5. Meet your Goals – 10 pre-orders in 7 days. Awesome! You have done it!
  6. Bring in the money! – Your campaign is a hit. We print and ship to the buyers and you make money!

If your first campaign fails, don’t lose heart. Don’t give up. Instead start a fresh campaign! Try till you succeed. Like Winston Churchill said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

All the Best!

Check our video tutorial on How to design a T-shirt and launch a campaign!

Clash of Titans 2015 is a fun, cool launch-pad to enter the online marketplace and make money while you also gather real-time experience.

All you’ve to do is create & sell cool t-shirts on www.mydreamstore.in. Along with the profits you make by selling the tees, you will also be eligible to win the grand cash prize of INR 1,00,000 for selling maximum number of t-shirts from April 4th to April 26th.

Don’t waste another minute. Create a T-shirt in our design studio and start campaigning!

You can campaign for your Hobby clubs, Fan Groups, Music Bands, Social Media Pages, NGOs, College Fests, & Student groups and many others!

Contest Guidelines

Requirements:

  1. You must sign up with the mydreamstore.in email associated with your account
  2. Create one or more original campaigns
  3. Campaigns must be launched anytime after April 4th and the campaigns must end before April 26th
  4. All your campaigns must exist under one mydreamstore.in registered email

Rules:

  1. There are no limits to how many campaigns you can create as long as they exist under one mydreamstore.in email
  2. Purchasing orders from your own campaign will result in disqualification
  3. Maximum of one prize allotted per mydreamstore user
  4. Orders from buyers that are cancelled will be deducted from total units sold
  5. By entering the contest, you agree to allow mydreamstore.in to publicly disclose your identity, and how many products were sold as part of the results announcements
  6. in reserves the right to disqualify entrants for inappropriate behaviour that goes against the spirit of the contest

If you have any questions, ask us in the comments below or write in to us at info@mydreamstore.in