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Are you looking for a new and engaging way to sell your products? Have you considered using TikTok Shop?

TikTok Shop is an excellent eCommerce platform for small businesses and young entrepreneurs. It's easy to use and can be a lot of fun!

Plus, with print-on-demand, you can create and sell custom products without the hassle of upfront costs (or trips to the post office 🥱).

In this blog post, we'll show you how to start selling on TikTok Shop and make money from your videos. We'll also give you tips on creating successful product pages and promoting your products.

So if you're ready to start selling, let's go!

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What is TikTok Shop, and how does it work?

TikTok Shop is an exciting new feature that provides businesses with the opportunity to sell their products directly on the TikTok platform.

With the help of a TikTok Business account, business owners can create a shop and list products for sale on the app.

If you've never shopped on TikTok, the process might be unfamiliar. But it's actually the most seamless shopping experience out there, and it makes it incredibly easy for people to purchase your products!

When you open a shop, a 'Shop' link will be displayed in your TikTok bio for users to head straight to your storefront.

And if you've ever watched a video on TikTok and seen the yellow shopping icon in the bottom-left corner, that's also a link to the TikTok shop!

With Shop links embedded in your videos, you can encourage impulsive purchase decisions from viewers, making it easier and more convenient for them to buy the product right then and there.

This gives you greater customer engagement and offers an easy way to generate revenue quickly without customers ever having to leave their TikTok app.

Shop owners are well-equipped to monitor sales performance and access detailed analytics tracking through a TikTok Business account.

With the added convenience of selling print-on-demand products on social media platforms like TikTok, there has never been a better opportunity for online e-commerce businesses to grow and thrive.

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Why is it a good idea to sell on TikTok Shop?

Selling on TikTok Shop provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses wanting to reach a wider audience and grow a community.

With over one billion active TikTok users, your business can have unparalleled access to the demographic most likely to buy online (most TikTok users are 18-24). If this is your target market, you should leverage TikTok to provide a seamless shopping experience for your consumers!

Selling on TikTok is convenient and easy to set up and comes with minimal selling fees. For UK stores selling to buyers in the UK, you will benefit from TikTok charging a lower commission fee of 1.8% for the first 90 days, which increases to 5% of the purchase price after the 90 days.

There are no additional fees, monthly costs, or listing fees, making it dramatically cheaper to set up than other well-known eCommerce platforms.

Note: TikTok Shop is currently open to UK merchants selling to UK consumers only, but with online retail sales being so high in the UK, that won't be a problem!

Not only that, but you can also leverage TikTok influencers to promote your products creatively. You can permit other TikTok Creators to share your products, and they'll earn a small commission for everybody who buys your products via the TikTok shopping feature!

Don't want to miss out on the action? Let's get started...

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It's easy to get started selling on TikTok Shop

Getting started with selling on TikTok Shop is easier than you think!

If you don't already have a TikTok account, go ahead and sign up for one. It might be harder to generate sales immediately if you're totally new, though! We'd recommend having at least 100 followers before opening a store on this platform; however, the effort will ultimately pay off! 

Then you can register as a business and open your shop, ready to be filled with your innovative and creative product listings.

You don't need any experience, and we've made a step-by-step guide explaining the process.

With TikTok being such a creator-focused platform, you'll do your best by creating engaging content and promoting brand awareness.

What's more, you can spice up your page with exciting TikTok videos and content to help promote your products, plus reach customers all over the UK. Best of all, there are plans to open TikTok shops globally in future, and you'll have a head start!

So why not give it a go now and unleash the power of TikTok Shopping?

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Tips for success when selling on TikTok Shop

If you want to leverage TikTok Shop for e-commerce success, here are some tips to get you started on the right foot.

📱 Informative Product Pages

Your product descriptions should be as captivating and informative as your video content! Keep the facts in check while making it fun - go wild with key info about what makes your item stand out. Get creative so customers can envision how awesome your products are before even clicking 'buy'!

Exporting from Inkthreadable makes listing your products a breeze, and all the key details will automatically be added to your product description. All you need to do is add those finishing touches to make it fit your branding. 

🔥 Showcase Your Product with Engaging TikTok Videos

Create compelling content with your product that really gets people talking! Why not order a sample of the item to interact with and show off what it offers? Showcase creative angles, exciting details, and maybe even some funny skits – anything goes on TikTok.

TikTok has also created revolutionary ways for content creators to engage with their audiences by introducing shopping features on LIVEs and in-feed videos - perfect for driving sales!

🤩 Utilise Creator Collaborations

Once you have your TikTok presence in order, focus on building relationships with influencers who can help spread awareness about your shop.

You can collaborate with TikTok creators and agencies to leverage their communities to promote your products. They'll earn a small commission for each sale whilst boosting your visibility!

🗣️ User Generated Content

Ready to take your sales up a notch? Get ahead of the trend and have customers do the selling for you. Encouraging users to post honest reviews, experiences, and videos of your product can create that extra layer of authenticity potential buyers crave.

You can encourage this by offering a discount code, or just asking nicely! If your customers love your product, there's no reason they won't be happy to share it. 

Pro Tip: Include a prompt for user-generated content on your custom packing slip!

With user-generated content doing most of the convincing, it's never been easier to get more visitors to convert into happy shoppers.

🛍️ Launch Campaigns and Promotions

Regular campaigns from TikTok provide an incredible opportunity to boost your business performance and expand your long-term influence. For example, on Black Friday, TikTok had a huge app-wide sale that you could feature your products in, making it easy for customers to find them by searching "Black Friday" deals via the TikTok Shop.

🕺 TikTok Trends

Finally, ensure you understand the TikTok demographic's shopping habits and preferences — those insights will go a long way towards boosting sales.

TikTok Trends are a great way to boost the visibility of your products. Create videos that follow the latest trends to drive engagement and tap into a new audience.

By following these steps, you can confidently sell on TikTok Shop and start making money with print-on-demand! 

So what are you waiting for - join in on all this marketing fun with TikTok Shop today!

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Are you ready to start selling?

If you're considering stepping into the print-on-demand market with your creations, Inkthreadable has everything you need to get started.

We offer premium quality print-on-demand services that allow you to make money online whilst providing you with support and resources every step of the way!

By taking advantage of our automated print-on-demand process, you can rest assured that your custom garment will be quickly printed and shipped directly to your customers.

Inkthreadable's print-on-demand services make creating unique clothing designs easier than ever. Don't wait any longer - look at what Inkthreadable can do for you!


In conclusion, TikTok Shop offers a unique opportunity to jumpstart your entrepreneurial journey and gain a new market of customers. With some creative campaigns, you can efficiently reach out to the right people and let them know what you offer. Although it's a lot of fun, you should also remember to stay organized, track performance regularly and do proper research as you begin selling on TikTok Shop.

The potential for success is enormous if you invest the time into perfecting your store—so why wait? Start selling print-on-demand products on TikTok Shop today! 

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