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My name is Gary. I have been working as a brand graphic designer for 20 years now, and here I am to share my wealth of knowledge with you. I teach people how to design, market, and promote their t-shirt business.
Recently, I have been reading your comments, emails, and DM’s about having issues in getting wholesale t-shirts, and Bella+Canvas t-shirts in particular.
Therefore, in this blog, I am going to share the easy way to get wholesale t-shirts, and how you should get them using a wholesale/resale license.
So, let’s get into it!
Before getting into the resale certificate, let’s get into something that’s relatively simple and easy to get the whole t-shirt.
The first thing that you can do is to find a wholesale distributor, there are tons of them, and these are places where they buy in bulk from suppliers like Bella+Canvas, and they have it available for you.
They are present in most of the local parts of the country, and you need to find the ones that are near to your place.
So, instead of going to the manufacturer, they are a lot closer, and you can cut down a lot on some of those shipping costs.
Another great thing is that Bella+Canvas has a list of distributors from where you can find blank t-shirts in wholesale.
You can visit here and get some high-quality blank t-shirts from Bella+Canvas in wholesale.
The next thing that you can do is print on demand, where you can go to a place like Printify.
As soon as you login, you can see that you can choose a t-shirt blank:
Then you upload your artwork, and your t-shirt is ready to make money:
You can do all this without having any inventory, doing any printing or shipping, and it is just that simple!
So, wholesale distributors and print on demand are the options available.
Now, let’s start on how to get that resale certificate.
So, let’s go to Bella+Canvas and let me show a couple of things:
Now, this is the thing that if you want to buy shirts here, then you have to be a qualified decorator such as a screen printer, embroider, or you can sell promotional products. Or, you are a brand, and I mean a LEGITIMATE brand.
Also, Bella+Canvas made an amazing informative video on this topic: ( Wholesale T-shirts – The Ultimate Purchasing Guide for Your Clothing Business )
So, let’s get into the process!
You can go to the Bella+Canvas website and click on create an account:
They are going to ask you for some details, and if you don’t have them, then you won’t be able to do it.
Now, I am going to take some time, and hopefully, it doesn’t get too complicated.
To buy direct from a manufacturer, you need a wholesale or a resale license.
To get a wholesale or resale license, you have to be a legal business entity, and that can be a sole proprietorship, partnership, or a corporation like an S Corp, C Corp, LLC, etc.
If you have a partnership that is like a sole proprietorship but with more than one person or a corporation, then you need to get something called an EIN number, which is the equivalent to a Social security number for the businesses.
In case if you have a sole proprietorship, then you can use your social security number. In many cases of a sole proprietorship, people get something called a DBA (Doing Business As), which can be like Patty Ishkabible doing business as Outta Site Tees!
So, once you get your EIN and social security number, you are now eligible to go and apply for a wholesale or resale license for your t-shirt business.
Now, every state, province, and county is different, and I strongly suggest that you do a Google search and do your due diligence to see that what you are going to need to get your wholesale or resale license.
Alright, that’s it in a nutshell!
Once you have your wholesale or resale license, then you can go back to your blank t-shirt supplier, like Bella+Canvas, and then you provide the required details, and you can get those beautiful blank t-shirts delivered to you.
Also, if you want to know more about Bella+Canvas, then I want you to go to their YouTube channel.
They have great helpful information available like how to size your t-shirts, how to design your t-shirts, sublimation, celebrity interviews, and so many great things that you can use with your t-shirt business.
So, make sure that you check out Bella+Canvas YouTube Channel.
I am going to tell you about some places where you can get the wholesale t-shirts without any wholesale or resale license, in particular to the Bella+Canvas high-quality t-shirts.
Now, there is going to be a slight up charge, but these are the surprises of doing business.
So, you can go to bulkapparel.com, shirtspace.com, jiffyshirts.com, and amazon.com.
Alright, guys, the last tip that I am going to give you in this blog is that you can contact your screen printer or embroiderer and see if they have any excess blanks leftover that you can buy.
You have to ask, and generally, they will sell it to you so that they make some extra money and you can get what you want.
So, go to your local screen printer or embroiderer and ask for a blank t-shirt, but make sure that it is an official product. This means that it should not be a bootleg, knockoff or something defective. And they will take care of you!
I hope this helps!