Everyone! We’re building Fanbace to level the playing field and enable anyone in the music and live entertainment industries to monetise a global fanbase without risk or the upfront costs of the traditional merchandise offering.
If you’ve just formed your first band, Or are an established artist wanting to take control and maximize your Merch business. Fanbace is for you!
Every artists needs revenue to support their vision. There are multiple streams of revenue flow, but merchandise is the fastest, most sustainable and scalable of them all. With Fanbace you can your grow your merch offering without the need for stock, upfront investment or the overheads of day-to-day order fulfilment.
You sell! We do the rest!
Simple! Hit the Sign Up button in top menu. Create and activate your account. And you’re ready to get started.
Fanbace is FREE for forever!
Print on Demand simply means, Print to order. Gone are the days of printing 100+ t-shirts in advance. Now you can offer unlimited merchandise products, sizes and colour options to your fans without commitment or risk.
When your fan places an order for your latest tour shirt, only when the money is in the bank do we print the t-shirt. Completely de-risking your merchandise stretagery.
All our apparel products are printed using a process called Direct to Garment or DTG. During the print process the inks are jetted on to the surface of the garment. Creating a bond with the textile resulting in a very soft hand feel.
DTG is a 100% digital process which enables use to print one off items without huge costs or setup times. A huge USP of DTG is, you’re not limited by the number of colours that make up a design. You’re free to use every conceivable colour you can create with RGB.
Mugs are printed using a process called Sublimation. Like DTG, sublimation is a digital process so you’re not restricted by the number of colours. One thing to note with sublimation is, all products start with a white base, and not all products offer full print coverage. This is something to bear in mind when designing.
For example: our White 11oz coffee mug has a print area of 22cm w x 8cm h, which results in a lot of white space left exposed. We’d recommend using a position print, logo on each side of the mug, making the most of the white canvas to make your design pop!
We’d like you to, but NO.
The beauty of Fanbace is you can use our solution when it makes sense for you. Use Fanbace to get started, experiment with products, designs and colours options. Find out what your fans like or dislike by offering a wider range.
Offer that album artwork from your back catalogue on a hoodie or different colour way. Why not offer your entire back catalogue! No risk or stock commitment means you’re free to offer Merch your way!
This an age old questions!
The answer is simple.
Print on Demand is 100% risk free, sustainable and scalable. Offer your global fanbase an amazing range of Merch in minutes, not weeks or months. No limitations on the number of colours a design can have. Products are printed to order. We print and ship globally, from the closest of our partners direct to your fan. No Upfront investment in stock or minimum order quantities. No day to day order fulfilment as we manage production and fulfilment for you.
Bulk or volume on the surface can seem like a more attractive option. Are you confident you’ll sell the numbers needed to cover your costs, and make a profit? Do you have a team, or the free time to fulfil orders yourself?
If the answer to the above is YES! Volume could be the better option.
If the answer to the above is NO! Volume can work out expensive, time consuming. Return on your investment is hard to calculate as you need to consider all the elements that make up the total cost of good.
No and No! Our pricing is totally transparent and displayed at every stage when saving and or publishing a product.
Shipping is calculated by weight.
Example Shipping Weights-
T-shirt – 250g
Sweatshirt – 600g
Hoodie – 600g
Mug – 400g
Tote Bag – 200g
All orders are shipping Tracked outside the UK. In the UK we shipping all orders 2nd Class 48h.
Shipping Rates –
***Pricing can change based on increased carrier charges. We’ll notify you of these changes if and when they do
Bandcamp shipping can be complex at first. They have gone with unit priced shipping which at first you may think is the most logical, but enfact can result in you losing money. This is because all carriers calculate shipping costs by weight. To help you get going we’ve created below table.
We use a number of carries to to ship your orders. The carrier is dependent on the country of production and delivery. When your customer receives a Dispatch update it will contain a tracking number where relevant.
To track your order use multi carrier tracking site https://track.aftership.com/ to get real time information on the whereabouts of your order.
*UK orders are not tracked. We use Royal Mails 2D Barcode solution which provides status updates from collection to door step handover.
In short Yes!. We strive too gives you access to products that we can fulfil in country or at lest that we can ship globally. For example, Stanley/Stella products are available in all EU and UK countries but for the ROW we’ll ship to your fans around the world.
If a product is out of stock or there is limited supply we’ll offer to switch for a product of equal quaility. We do all we can to circumvent these issues by monitoring stock levels and working directly with the manufactures. But, stock issues do happen and when they do we have a plan B.
Yes! Our price includes garment, print and fulfilment. Shipping is the only additional costs.There are no additional fees or surprises!
The below is not tax advice. We advise you consult a local tax advisor in your country to understand your TAX obligations.
The short answer is Yes!
Fanbace is registered to pay VAT (value-added-tax) in the EU. This means we are bound by the tax laws of the EU.
As a seller or merchant, you are also bound by law to collect and pay VAT on all Merch sales to your fans. You must pay the VAT to the country where the fan resides. As of July 1st 2021 the rules changed to what is called Cross-border VAT for e-commerce.
EU to EU sales – To simplify VAT collection and returns for Ecom sales, the EU have created One Stop Shop. You can now fill one return for all VAT collected from sales in the EU. Example – If you are a band based in France, and your fans in Germany, Spain, Belgium buy a shirt from your online store. Instead of having to have a VAT number for each country, collecting VAT at the local rate of the fans country, you can now fill one EU VAT return via OSS.
Threshold – If your sales are less than €10,000.00 in a year, you charge VAT at your local country rate. Once you tip over €10,000 in sales, you must charge VAT at the rate of the destination country. See all EU rates here.
We’re very aware that this may be your first time doing merch, or you may have had a not so great experience with Print on Demand in the past. So to help we give all Fanbace users 25% off 3 items every month. When you login to the dashboard you’ll see a popup clearly displaying the code for that month, and a link to our HOW PLACE A MANUAL ORDER video. How you use the monthly discount is up to you. Order samples to test the process and quality. Send a shirt to a super fan. Or use it to place a manual order that you’d like us to fulfil.
Orders are printed and fulfilled at the closest of our partner facilities to your fan. Our technology automatically routes your orders to the closest in real time.