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Print on Demand

Shirts printed and delivered faster, but at a lower profit

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Written by Bonfire Team
Updated over a week ago

Setting your campaign to Print on Demand mode allows you to have orders processed the next business day. In comparison, batch campaigns gather orders over a chosen period of time (between 2-21 days), then print and ship them all at once.

How do I create a Print on Demand Campaign?

While setting up your campaign, on the second step, choose to send our your orders “In batches” or “On demand.” Click the question mark icon for a quick reminder of the differences between printing in batches and printing on demand.

When will my supporters receive their orders?

When a customer places an order, that order goes to print the next business day, unlike a regular campaign batch. It can take between 8 to 14 business days after that for domestic orders to arrive from the moment of checkout.

For more information about shipping, check out shipping times.

Can I change my campaign type after it’s launched?

To change the campaign type, navigate to the campaign section of your dashboard, choose the campaign you would like to modify, and click “Edit” from the options menu.

From there, navigate to Step 2, and select to either print “In batches” or “On demand.” Keep in mind that if the campaign you’re changing has an open batch, the change to your campaign will not take effect until the next batch starts.

Profit differences

Keep in mind that the more products sold in a single batch, the more profit per product you make. As you sell more during the course of your campaign, your products' base costs go down, as it is cheaper to manufacture at higher quantities. Bonfire passes these savings on to you in the form of higher profit margins. That's why we recommend to choose "In batches" for higher profit margins.

With Print on Demand, the base cost of a product is reset to the maximum each day. A longer batch could help bring more orders and more profit.

For more detailed information on our base cost and profit breakdown, check out Product Base Costs & Profit Margins.

If you have any questions or need help along the way, our Customer Success Team is eager to help. Send us a message on our contact page!

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