Water bottles. A few years back, these two words rang differently. They meant cheap single-use plastic filling up a landfill. Today, what comes to mind is a refillable can made of either BPA-free plastic, stainless steel or glass that one carries around. The trend of carrying around a water bottle is so ingrained in today’s everyday life that what used to be a cheap, disposable throwaway plastic is now an eco-fashion statement.
A $20 reusable water bottle can save the average American $6,180 after five years of use… If one person switches to using a reusable water bottle, 217 plastic water bottles will be saved from going to a landfill that year. – Penn State University Journal
Why you should sell custom printed water bottles?
Valued at $7.4 billion in 2015, and expected to rise to $10.19 billion by 2024, the water bottle industry is booming.
Bottle prices range from $20, $30 and even $80.
Last year, the water bottle company S’well and Swarovski collaborated on a $1,500 bottle that is currently sold out. This goes to show that people are willing to pay a premium price for a product that’s not only high-quality but also aesthetically pleasing. Ergo, custom printed water bottles are the way to go.
Create your own
Printify allows you to easily customize your own high-quality stainless steel bottles with no inventory and no prior agreement with a printing company. All you need to do is create a product, sell it and it’ll be made to order. Use the Printify app to sell it on Etsy, Shopify, Woocommerce or your own custom store.
What’s trending in custom printed water bottles?
A quick look on Etsy, Amazon, and eBay will show you that stainless steel water bottles are ruling the game. The three main style trends in high demand are:
Simple, clear design bottles are the biggest trend at the moment. Matte, Black, all-white or a light pastel matte colors that exude coolness & freshness seems to be the best bet.
Small prints in a minimal font may be included to customize or personalize.
Celebratory Water Bottles e.g Weddings
Personalized bridesmaids water bottles are now included in formal Bridesmaids’ requests and invitations that come with a gift bag, have created a demand for customized water bottles with the bridesmaids’ name on them.
It seems everyone wants to see their name in cute, glitzy water bottles. The names come in a range of colors, e.g. marble and rose gold, with nice flowery fonts. They make beautiful personalized gifts too.
A great trick is to pre-personalize your bottles with names. Check out the most frequent names by state here.
Start designing your custom printed water bottles
Now that you know what sells, we’re confident that you will make great sales for your business. Why not start with Printify? We are an online print-on-demand dropshipping platform that connects our users to a network of print providers. We’ve partnered with a great print provider that offers these stainless steel water bottles that come with a carabiner and keyring, for our users to customize with their own content and designs. Start designing today.
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