As outlined in the Services Agreement in TeePublic’s Terms & Conditions, the retail price charged to your customers who purchase your product is made up of a combination of the third-party manufacturer’s fee, TeePublic’s service fee for hosting the marketplace and facilitating the transaction, shipping charges, any relevant sales tax, and your artist earnings amount. As stated in this Services Agreement, you authorize TeePublic to deduct our service fee from the sales proceeds for your products before distributing your earnings. Thus, our increased service fee will result in a reduction in artist earnings.
- Artisan Earnings: The service fee increase will be discounted for Artisans, thus resulting in a smaller reduction in earnings. Beginning May 8, 2023, Artisan Accounts will earn $4 on full-priced ($2 for discounted) sales of apparel and select home goods. This aligns the earnings for these products with the earnings for Classic T-shirts (the #1 product sold by artists), which were already $4/$2. The impact of this change will be relatively small for most Artisans. Based on 2022 sales, the average Artisan would have seen a loss of only $6 per month.
- Apprentice Earnings: TeePublic’s service fee will be higher for these accounts because of the additional costs of hosting their designs. Beginning June 1, 2023, Apprentice Accounts will earn $3 on full-priced ($1 for discounted) sales of apparel and select home goods. Until then, they will have the same service fee as Artisan Accounts starting May 8, 2023.
A full breakdown of the new artist earnings by category will be available here starting June 1, 2023.