Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt

A custom crewneck sweatshirt is the holy trifecta of apparel merchandising. People buy it all year round, you can set a great profit margin, and it’s fully customizable to fit the flashiest trends. Start selling crewneck sweatshirts with no upfront costs and satisfy the needs of streetwear and comfort lovers worldwide.   

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Design and Sell Custom Crewneck Sweatshirts

Regular Sales

All the time is the best time to sell custom crewneck sweatshirts because they're consistently in demand, regardless of the season.

Quality Assured

Made from high-quality cotton-polyester blends, our sweatshirts give their wearers the best of both worlds – incredible softness and durability.

Market Growth

Global sweatshirt sales are up and showing no signs of going away. They're estimated to grow steadily year by year.

Crewneck Sweatshirts: The Universal Garment

Since 1926, this seemingly ordinary garment has conquered almost everyone’s wardrobe, from A-list celebrities at fancy dinner parties to college students running late for math class. There’s no way to pinpoint a single group of people who mostly wear crewneck sweatshirts because they’re versatile and can be customized to fit anyone’s character.

Don’t feel like putting effort into your outfit today? Slap on a sweatshirt.

Need to look smart-casual for an interview at a startup? Throw on a dress shirt underneath.

First day back to college and want to look preppy? Pair it with a skirt, and you’re good to go.

How to Sell Custom Crewneck Sweatshirts Online

How to Sell Custom Crewneck Sweatshirts Online

If you already have a store up and running, check out steps two and three. If you’re new to eCommerce, welcome to print on demand. It’ll be a journey worth your time, and these seven steps will set you up for success.

Remember, the most important step is to start. There’s no need to have it all figured out right this second – you can always make adjustments along the way, and that’s perfectly normal.

Step One: Choose Your Niche

Your first thought might be, “Isn't the sweatshirt market too saturated?”. While there are a lot of sellers in this category, you can find a niche that makes your store stand out from the crowd.

A niche is a narrow and specific market segment characterized by high demand and low supply. For example, maybe you want to customize your blank crewneck sweatshirts with designs for dog lovers. How about you go deeper into a niche and design them for German Shepherd owners, or even further – for senior, rescued German Shepherd dog parents.

While it's wholesome to find a niche you relate to on a personal level, make sure it's also profitable. How? Do simple market research to understand current trends.

  • Go on popular marketplaces like Etsy and Amazon to see sweatshirt bestsellers.
  • Use a free tool like Google Trends and evaluate the relevancy.
  • Browse social media to find inspiration among the hottest trends.

Step Two: Create a Design

Next, create an eye-catching, original design. Don't worry if you're not a professional graphic designer – merchants don't need to be. There are plenty of other ways to come up with cool artworks for your custom crewneck sweatshirt:

  • Opt for a text-based design. Think of a quote or come up with a new, catchy phrase.
  • Take ready-made photos from online stock image libraries like Shutterstock.
  • Save on learning new tools and hire a designer to do it for you.

Remember, original artwork is the way to go. Never use someone else's work and claim it as your own.

Step Three: Pick a Product

Here comes the fun part – choosing which blank crewneck sweatshirt to sell. Think about what style of fit, base color, and materials you want it to feature. Let's take a look at all the different options Printify offers.

Unisex Premium Crewneck Sweatshirt

Search no further for the best canvas for your amazing artwork. The large print area and more than six neutral base colors will make your designs pop and catch the eyes of eager buyers. It’s made from an 80/20 cotton-polyester blend fabric that keeps people warm on chillier summer evenings or when the cold winter temperatures hit. 

We love a good cotton-polyester blend, and this sweatshirt brings out the best of both worlds. Polyester brings durability, and cotton ensures a comfortable, soft feel. A sprinkle of spandex in the ribbed collar creates a slight stretch when you put the sweatshirt on. It immediately returns to its original shape and doesn’t stretch out over time.

Unisex DryBlend® Crewneck Sweatshirt
Unisex EcoSmart® Crewneck Sweatshirt

EcoSmart® indicates that the manufacturers of this blank crewneck sweatshirt made it using 5% recycled polyester. They also created this garment without side seams to further reduce production waste. Choose between three beautiful base colors – white, black, and Kelly Green – and customize it to the moon and back. Printing is available on both sides.

Available in all the colors of the rainbow (and more), these sweatshirts sport a looser fit. It’ll be a fan favorite among people who love the trend of wearing oversized clothes. NuBlend® means that the garment is made from a three-end, pre-shrunk fleece, aka a 50/50 cotton-polyester blend, and an anti-pilling surface. The cotton used in making this sweatshirt is sustainably sourced in the USA.

Unisex NuBlend® Crewneck Sweatshirt
Unisex Heavy Blend™ Crewneck Sweatshirt

Another one with a loose fit and lots of color options, the Gildan 18000 is the go-to universal blank crewneck sweatshirt. It features a ribbed knit collar and is elastic enough to comfortably put it on and take it off without losing its original shape. 

Step Four: Choose a Sales Channel

Printify easily integrates with all of the most popular eCommerce sales channels:

  • Etsy
  • Shopify
  • eBay
  • Squarespace
  • Wix
  • WooCommerce

If you're just starting with online selling, we recommend choosing a marketplace like Etsy or eBay, with a pool of buyers already on its platform. This helps you get started when you have no prior experience in eCommerce.

When choosing marketplaces, you'll most likely compromise on store customization and control over promotions. Remember that this is just the beginning of your print on demand journey. Right now, it's more important to learn who your customers are and what they need rather than creating the perfect cover photo for your store's profile. Maybe you'll learn something new that requires a complete 180° in your branding.

Alternatively, merchants also sell products from their websites. The challenge here is to drive traffic to your product pages. To do this, the website needs to be SEO-optimized to rank higher in search engine results.

Maybe you already have a social media fan base – think about how you can utilize marketing strategies to lead your followers to these pages.

Step Five: Set Up Your Store

Once you've decided which sales channel to use, it's time to set up your store. The exact procedure will differ depending on the platform, but we recommend following a few simple guidelines.

  • Add contact details. Send your customers an email address if they have questions about your products or their orders.
  • Keep it aesthetically pleasing. Whether it's a banner for a marketplace store or the UI of the whole website, make sure all design elements are beautifully laid out and in high resolution. Again, keep it simple at the beginning and switch things up when you know more about the people who buy your products.
  • Provide shipping and return information. Let your customers know the approximate time it'll take for product fulfillment and delivery to their location. Printify provides the average production times of each print provider on the product pages.

    Sometimes things don't go as smoothly as anticipated, and that's normal for eCommerce. There might be an issue with sizing or delivery. This is why you should include a Returns and Refunds section in your store. Make sure buyers know the instances for when they can return something and how they can do it.
  • Write an About section. Give your buyers a little insight into what your business represents and how it came to be. If you want, add a bit of yourself to create a more genuine connection.

Step Six: Price Your Products

Pricing can make or break your success. Sell the sweatshirts for too little and wave goodbye to healthy profit. Overprice, and no one will buy them. At first, it might seem tricky to find the sweet spot, but here are some tips on how to do simple research to minimize confusion:

  • Look at the average price people are already paying for similar custom crewneck sweatshirts to your competitors.
  • Try to find print providers close to where most of your target audience lives to minimize shipping costs.
  • Utilize the power of free shipping, but don't pay for it out of your pocket – add the shipping costs to the retail price.

The general advice is to set your profit margin between 10% and 30%. 10% is considered an average profit margin, while the latter is perceived as high.

Step Seven: Start Selling

That's it. You're ready to go live. Drag your designs into our Mockup Generator, and use these mockups for your listings. If you want to take it up a notch, order product samples to ensure the quality fits your expectations and create fancy photoshoots with the actual sweatshirts.

To maximize your chances of success, utilize social media and content marketing to reach more potential customers. Check out the Printify Help Center and Blog for more tips and tricks to grow your business.

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Make Your Own Custom Crewneck Sweatshirts

Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas

Take inspiration from these six artwork ideas to get the creative ball rolling.

Minimalistic Drawings

Keep it cute and clean with a toned-down color palette and simple illustrations. This style works great when paired with catchy, witty phrases.

Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas - Minimalistic Drawings
Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas - Cartoons


Design your own cartoon characters or get a commercial license to feature already existing and beloved heroes. They are great for fuelling childhood nostalgia, and who doesn’t love a good walk down the memory lane.


Help people show off where they’re from with custom-made sweatshirts with flags or other location-specific attributes.

Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas - Flags
Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas - Animals


They say everyone has a spirit animal, so why not take it everywhere you go. Alternatively, you can make custom crewneck sweatshirts for pet owners. Don’t limit yourself to all dogs and cats. Go breed-specific to narrow down your niche.


Some people treat plants like they’re their children. Spread that love with custom crewneck sweatshirts with cute plant illustrations.

Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas - Plants
Custom Crewneck Sweatshirt Design Ideas - Abstract Art

Abstract Art

With designs like these, anyone can embody a stunning, walking art exhibition. Sometimes shapes and splattered colors speak louder than words.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you’ve got an original design ready to go, you can literally turn a blank crewneck sweatshirt into a bestseller in seconds. Just pick a product, upload designs to our Mockup Generator, and voilà, your custom-made sweatshirt is ready to be published.

The sales dynamics are in sync with the relevance of your designs and how you choose to market them. Usually, sales peak around special annual events like the Christmas holidays, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday.

While crewneck sweatshirts are in demand all year round, more prominent spikes in sales occur during the winter months.

The printed designs will not deform if the garment is used and properly cared for.

Printify provides care instructions for every product in our catalog. We recommend you share these instructions with your customers to ensure the sweatshirts are washed and handled correctly.

No. Printify has no order minimums or maximums. You can make one or one thousand custom-made crewneck sweatshirts – you’re the boss. You call the shots.

Print on demand is the perfect way to earn more income with no risks and upfront costs. With a good strategy, your online store can go from a mere idea of a side-hustle to a full-blown business operation.

The key is understanding who your customers are and  their needs with customized products. Pricing is crucial, and with our competitive pricing model, you can comfortably raise your profit margin on all products without the risk of being seen as overpriced.

Ready To Begin?

Congratulations, you’re ready to start your journey as a crewneck sweatshirt seller. All there’s left to do is register to reap the sweet benefits of our vast product catalog, seamless sales channel integrations, and competitive pricing.

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