Searching on the Threadless Marketplace
Your Artist Shop has the option to allow your shop's products to be considered for the Threadless Marketplace. You can find this option in the Settings section of your Artist Dashboard. Toggle the Allow my shop’s products to be considered in the Threadless Marketplace setting to ON if you'd like your products to be considered for the Threadless marketplace.
By default, Artist Shops are automatically opted into the Marketplace, which means any of the shop's products are eligible to be selected. Keep in mind, opting into the marketplace does not guarantee your designs will be included in the Threadless catalog.
Designs in the Marketplace are curated for Threadless customers. Selected designs have been curated and prioritized to fit Threadless customers' browsing and purchasing preferences. If your shop is opted into the Marketplace and any of your designs are selected, your shop's products may then be included in the Threadless catalog with pricing managed by Threadless, discoverable in the Threadless search, and possibly even featured in Threadless sale and promotion emails and social media communications or the homepage. Inclusion into the Threadless marketplace and Threadless search depends on a combination of design quality and commercial viability for the Threadless market, marketplace and Artist Shop sales and activity, product tagging, and search relevancy.
For search relevancy, the more your Artist Shop has been crawled and indexed, gains visitors and data, and the more Marketplace sales you have, the more likely it will show up and with higher placement in the search results. If your shop is new and doesn’t have much activity or sales yet, has not been selected to be included in the Threadless marketplace, or if it is newly opted into Managed Pricing, your designs may not show up. Search results and data are reindexed every 4-6 hours to update for the most relevant data.
The Threadless Design challenges are a great way to share and highlight designs and have them considered for the Marketplace. You can find more information and submit to the ongoing Design Challenge and theme challenges from our Design Challenge page.