COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS
About 5 years ago we started marketing iconic rock bands and with every band we worked with (and continue to work with) merch was always a big issue, yet had so much potential.
We found that bands themselves didn’t want to worry about the logistics of selling, storing, printing, packing sending and answering buyer questions etc etc. And, managers didn’t want the drama either. So, in the end, one of them had to relent and do it, albeit not that well.
The other issue of course was that until we came along, merch companies wanted money up front. Bands had to shell out money in hope that the stock will sell, and that’s all stock (sizes, colours etc).
When the popular stock sold, it was sold-out, turning away future buyers and the only stock that remained invariably was the small sizes that no-one wanted.
Given all this, bands were then reluctant to replenish stock!
If that’s not enough, when some of the bands we worked with wanted to sell their merch through other outlets, those merch outlets wanted exclusivity of all their merch and tie them up in a contract!
HOW DOES SKOOTER WORK?
Put simply Skooter solves every one of the above dramas and more! We help your band sell merch on Skooter, your website and socials, we then print, pack, send and deal with buyer questions etc.
So, here’s how it might work for your band.
You send us your design, we get it print-ready. We create your own online store on Skooter and if you want, we give you some code to drop into your own website (we can do this for you if need be) and then together, we start selling.
When someone goes to your website or clicks on your online store link, they choose colour, gender, size, provide postage address and pay. Instanteously your sent a notiofication of purchase and your payment is sent to your nominated account.
At Skooter, we then take care of the rest and ensure that within 7 days the buyer is in receipt of their purchased merch!
WHAT’S OUR CUT & WHAT’S YOURS?
All shirts sell for $40. You get $15. We get $25.
WHY DO YOU GET $25?
Because we have to purchase the stock, then print, pack and send and deal with questions from buyers etc
WHAT’S POSTAGE WORTH?
Flat-rate is $10 (up to 3 shirts).
WHAT TYPE OF SHIRTS DO YOU USE?
Gildan or AS Colour, depending upon availability. Why? Because they’re the industry standard!
WHAT TYPE OF DESIGN FILES DO YOU NEED?
We prefer good quality .eps or .ai files (though we can work with a high res .png)
DO YOU DESIGN?
We can help! If you have a accurate design but it’s not good quality, we will get it print-ready for a one-off fee of $60.
CAN WE SELL HEAPS OF DIFFERENT DESIGNS & MERCH PRODUCTS?
Sure can! In fact, we encourage it! Let’s face it, the more merch you have the more opportunities you have of appealing to all potential buyers.
For The Online Shop On Skooter Do We Pay Any Monthly Fees?
No, you pay nothing! We only get paid when your merch sells!
HOW ABOUT IF WE WANT MERCH ON THE ROAD?
Great, we can help! We can give you a custom quote based on how many colours in the design, your colour shirt and how much stock you need.
YOU DO SHIRTS, WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO?
Anything! If it exists we can do it! All on the same basis as shirts! (caps, hats, stubby coolers, bottle-openers etc etc)
IS THERE A CONTRACT?
No lock-in contracts! The only thing we ask is that your design is original and doesn’t infringe any trademarks or copyright.
IS ALL MERCH PRINTED, PACKED & SENT IN AUSTRALIA?
Yep, sure is! Toowoomba & Brisbane and we’re looking at Sydney at the moment too!
ARE YOU AUSTRALIA-OWNED?
Yep, sure are!
WHAT’S YOUR PRINT-QUALITY?
Great! Depending on numbers, we print either DTG (direct-to-garment) or Screen-print. With DTG, we adopt some of the methods used in screen-printing to produce excellent quality stock!
HOW DO WE GET STARTED?
Unbeilevably easy! We can get your online store up and selling within 7 days and selling stock! All you need to do is complete some deets below.