You just need to jump on the Teespring forum to see that they are all suffering from unsuccessful campaigns. Mix this in with very low profit margins and it’s actually a formula for failure. Every man and his dog are currently running Teespring campaigns. All using similar Facebook advertising methods that just saturate the market with millions of people trying to make a quick buck without doing any hard work. As soon as someone learns a new profitable method the whole Teespring community copies it and dilutes it in seconds.
You only need to look closer at the finer details of what's involved within traditional drop shipping to understand why the margins are so tight. The main reason to start your own t-shirt printing company is to print t-shirts and logos for business owners. This combination creates a sustainable business and earns you high levels of profit. Your profit will pay your wages and what's left over will finance your advertising campaigns so you can increase your awareness and generate more sales.
Let's run through a quick example to get a closer idea of what I’m saying. Traditional drop shipping initially restricts your design capability because you have to use their free design software. Which means you create a mockup that doesn't really stand out.