Enter Address, City & State, City & State or Zip Code
Find Resources within a mile radius

T-Shirts, Hats, Hoodies, Stickers and more is one of the key ways for you to make money when you are playing live. Make sure you are hooked up with the best merch companies to meet your needs.

Qualified And Ranked Resources

Buy/Sell your Band Merchandise

Scrappy Music and Apparel Company

Location: GA 30316
Scrappy Music offers independent musicians and record labels a place to buy your band merchandise. They specialize in low cost t-shirts, hats and stickers. What we liked about them in our research was their focus on the independent musician and understanding their needs. They started in 2005 when friends of theirs in bands needed merchandise and they went out and made it happen (maybe that's how the term scrappy came about) and it grew from there. Their expertise is in screen printing and embroidery. They ship orders all over the US.  

Bandwear

Location: Dallas, TX 75238
Bandwear is a full-service merchandising company specializing in creating unique branding products and advertising specialty items. They specialize in screen-printing, embroidery, vinyl stickers, custom paper printing like posters, point-of-purchase displays, glossy photos, and thousands of advertising specialties. Bandwear can be a complete merchandising solution for you; handling everything from manufacturing and warehousing to online sales and fulfillment.

Jakprints

Location: OH 44114
Jakprints makes band merchandise for a range of products such as VIP Passes, postcards, vinyl banners, t-shirts, stickers and business cards.

Great Article on selling your band merch

Location: New York, NY 10011
Talks about the advantage of selling your merchandise and that there is money to be made by you.

Zazzle

This site allows you to custom print your band logo on about anything and they will ship it to you or they also will sell your merchandise for you on their website and send you royalty checks when they sell it. You set your own royalty between 10% and 99%. The higher the royalty the higher the sales price. They take a 5% transaction fee on the sell price. You can even set up your own retail store on their site with your band merchandise. They also have a merchandise partnership for Sonicbids members. 

JSR Direct

Location: Dover, NH
Just Say Rock (JSR) is a band merchandising company located on the east coast. They make T-Shirts, Hats, Hoodie, Beanies, Buttons, Patches and Stickers. 

10,000 Ideas

Location: FL 32940
10,000 Ideas offers shirts, stickers, hats and all the necessary merch to support a bands tour. 

Sticker Junkie

Location: Sante Fe, NM 87505
Sticker Junkie is website that focuses on allowing you to make your own band stickers at low prices and high quality stickers. For example a standard size 8.5” x 1.5” sticker costs $105 for 500 stickers.

Sticker Guys

Location: Reno, NV
Stickers Guys have been making stickers since 1993. Since they specialize in stickers only they do it well and offer great pricing. They specialize in working with independent bands and records labels. 

We Need Merch

Location: CA 94597
We Need Merch offers high quality custom t-shirt screen printing for orders as small as 50. They have hundreds of bands as clients which they list on their site. Make sure you get on their list with a link to your site if you buy from them. They ship anywhere in the US, have a 2 week turnaround, and have a full art department with graphic designers to help your band if you need it. 

Merch Now

Location: Albany, NY 12203
Merch Now offers a full range of band merch. They have been providing bands with tour merch for 10 years. They can ship directly to clubs and promoters when on tour.  They also have an online store your band can sell directly to fans. 

DizzyJam Ltd.

Dizzyjam.com is a free way for musicians, artists, labels, venues to make money from their merchandise. Simply upload an image, create a shop and a product, and be selling to your fans in a few minutes. 

TourSwag

Location: Oakland, CA 94608
Tour­Swag is a inde­pen­dent full ser­vice tour mer­chan­dise com­pany.

CafePress

Location: San Mateo, CA 94404
CafePress.com is an online marketplace that offers sellers complete e-commerce services to independently create and sell a wide variety of products, and offers buyers unique merchandise across virtually every topic. Launched in 1999, CafePress.com has empowered individuals, organizations and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company's unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services.

Just Buttons

Location: East Haven, CT 06512
Just Buttons provides custom pin-back buttons, seven sizes, three shapes, and free shipping. This is a great resource for bands. They will ship to you while your on tour, rush production, and work with you to make the order work.      

Red Star

Location: VA 22903
Red Star offers a full service merchandise strategy for bands. They help in the design and production, help manage sales strategies and inventory levels while on tour, and manage your online merchandise store.  

Tinman Merchandising

Location: CA 94598
Tin Man Merchandise offers a full service merchandise strategy for bands. They help in the design, production, and tour management of your bands merchandise. They can hire your touring staff for worldwide tours.   

 

"Singing greeting cards are growing in popularity. Would your fans buy them to give to friends for the holidays and birthdays? Support your fellow musician instead of hallmark "

"More Bands are finding they can make more money on tour selling exclusive tour merchandise"

"Music fans are willing to pay more for better quality and finer fabric merchandise. "

"Limited Edition CD albums or singles on tours are a great way to sell some disks they can't find elsewhere."

"Be accessible to the audience during the intermission and after the show. Invite people to the merchandise table from the stage. Let them know you'll be at the merchandise table and would love to meet them. Don't be shy about promoting the merchandise table. Even though the merchandise table is placed in a conspicuous spot, a direct invitation builds crowds clambering for your stuff during intermission. "

"Keep in mind when pricing your merchandise that some venues take 25 to 30% of the gross sales. "

"

Know your audience before pricing your merchandise. T-shirts may go for $10 in Austin but people in New York expect to pay $20 and won't even buy shirts for $10 as they think something is wrong with them.

"

"Data collection about your fan base is key so get emails and zip codes when you sell merchandise to them at shows. "

"Data collection is key from your fans so push them to e-commerce by offering them 20% merch discounts in emails and when handing out gig cards. "

"When screen printing on dark garments make sure you always use a white underbase. This allows the colors to "POP" off the shirt."

"Don't ever pay for the underbase screen when it is only white ink on a dark garment. Some screen printers will try and make an extra buck and charge you a flash fee as well as a second underbase screen."

"Sell Merch packages around holidays and offer special additions tied to holidays such as Halloween t-shirt. "

"Ask your merch companies for emails, name and zip codes for people that have bought your merch. "

"Survey your fans what type of merch they want to buy from you, response rate from fans is high. "

"There are mobile apps like Square that can accept credit cards thru you phone so accept credit cards while on tour. "

"Hang out after the show at your band merch table. Shake hands, talk with your fans. They want to buy from you, not some intern working the booth. "

 
Keys to Successful Merch Sales at your Shows More...
Tips for your Merch Business More...