Do you like a start-up enough to wear its logo on your bod? Then you need to check out Startup Tees, which lets you buy official shirts from Reddit, Hipmunk, and Dropbox.
“But I’ve seen many other t-shirt websites before!” you might say. “Yeah, this one has official merch, and that’s cool, but what makes it so special?”
StartupTees.com is one of the first businesses to build their website with WePay Stores, our latest product! At WePay, we’re dedicated to providing regular people ways of simplifying their lives with innovative tools and real world applications. WePay Stores is our way to help out the small business merchants of the online world. Check out Startup Tees’ embedded store:
With WePay Stores, there are no contracts, nor are there set up or monthly fees. Even better, a merchant can set up and active their store in less than a minute. Our new tool allows users to use it as a direct store or they can choose to embed it on their own website.
Using WePay Stores is incredibly simple. Add new items to your store by uploading images, a description, and setting a price. We then handle payments, hosting, and your shopping cart – everything that comes with an online store!
Each website also comes with the ability to implement WePay for payments. We provide access to our easy-to-use checkout API to merchants looking for complete flexibility and customization. No more struggling with confusing credit card processing and costly checkout errors.
“We want to streamline the process of collecting payments online, whether you’re charging dues, accepting donations, or selling items,” WePay co-founder Rich Aberman says. “Before WePay, it was a lot harder than it needed to be. Now, with WePay, a team captain can easily bill her teammates for league fees, or a would-be-entrepreneur can quickly set up an online store. We just make it easy.”
Take the story of Startup Tees. Three Penn State students wanted to create something new and amazing. So they picked up everything and drove to Silicon Valley to meet startups all over the area. There, they discovered the treasure trove of t-shirts each company had – and inspiration hit them like a ton of bricks!
However, they had very little money, especially after their trip across the nation. So how were they to start up their new company and capitalize on their great idea? With a brand spanking new WePay Store, of course!
“We wanted to make a site for our T-shirt store, but we didn’t want to spend hours wrestling with PayPal and trying to integrate it with our products and website,” Startup Tees co-founder Zach Johnston says. “We’d rather focus on our core business. So, we decided to use WePay to accept payments and manage inventory. It literally took us a few minutes to build a store on WePay and drop it into our site.”
Showing how efficient the system is, Startup Tees sold twenty shirts within their first day of business. They needed no technical ability or programming experience, just a good idea and will to succeed. You can be just like these entrepreneurs when you start your own WePay Store!