Searching on the Threadless Marketplace
Artist shops that are opted into Managed Pricing for the Threadless marketplace may be considered for the Threadless marketplace with pricing managed by Threadless. If opted-in, your shop’s products may also be discoverable in the Threadless site search, and possibly even featured in Threadless sale and promotion emails and social media communications or the Threadless homepage. By default, Artist Shops are automatically opted into the Marketplace.
Products available in the Threadless Marketplace are curated and prioritized based on Threadless customers' browsing and purchasing preferences. While each Artist Shop is separate from the Threadless catalog, inclusion into the Threadless marketplace and Threadless search depends on a combination of factors. The biggest factor is design commercial viability for the Threadless consumer, along with design quality, shop and marketplace 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. Also, if your shop is new and doesn’t have much activity or sales yet or if it is newly opted into Managed Pricing, your designs may not show up right away. Search results and data are reindexed every 4-6 hours to update for the most relevant data.
Regardless of search results within the marketplace, your Artist Shop can always be found on Threadless directly on your marketplace shop page, which you can access at https://www.threadless.com/discover/s/SHOPNAME. Simply enter your Artist Shop name where it says [SHOPNAME] for your Threadless marketplace shop page. You can also use your Threadless marketplace shop page to promote your designs during Threadless sales and promotions.